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2022 Moderator Election

nomination began
May 23, 2022 at 20:00
election began
Jun 6, 2022 at 20:00
election cancelled
Jun 6, 2022 at 20:00
candidates
2
positions
3

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

Questionnaire
The community team has compiled questions from meta for the candidates to answer.
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

[Answer 1 here]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[Answer 2 here]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[Answer 3 here]

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

[Answer 4 here]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

[Answer 5 here]

Alexey Vesnin

I was - and I am - with this community from the early phase and also I'm practically helping people to protect themselves since year 2000

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

[I will speak to him and clarify all the matters. No opinion can be discarded unless clarified]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[I'll reopen it and give a full answer I know, so all the opinions will be openly judged by community]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[They are helping people to help themselves. It's not right to give a fish to the man in trouble - give him a fishing pole!]

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

[I'm OK with that and I'll keep helping people even if there's no diamonds. A saved case is precious, not a score! Some people has physically came at Moscow to me to say thank you in person - that's priceless, because all of them were free of surveillance and were able just to be themselves]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

[I'm totally not for the score, I'm up for the result and what it brings to the people who asked for help]

Jens Kubieziel

I'd like to nominate myself as moderator. I'm engaged in being a moderator for several years and helped to start this site. I would really like to help growing Tor.SE in the future.

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

Good and valuable answers are a good thing and help other users. On the other side are large number of arguments not helpful. That's Why I'd try to contact the person and discuss the issue. Hopefully we could work out a way which leads to less arguments, but the anwers stay the same. So discussing, explaining and trying to find a way would be the first step.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I'd try to contact the person and ask why they did so. If the person could provide a good explanation, I'd accept it and try to learn from it. I'd also ask the person what I can do to improve my answer so that it won't get deleted.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Moderators should help the community. First this should be done by handling flagged posts. They try to resolve those flags and help the community that a site has good answers with a high quality.

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

I think this gives moderators a special responsibility. They should act fair, should be nice and respectful to all community members.

This election is over.