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RE:

If you have general questions about the election process, or questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them here on meta -- just make sure your questions are tagged .

Firstly, this isn't to complain or criticise the election process or question the worthy winners of the election. I wanted to know what are the reasons for acquiring 2 new moderators? Have we lost 2 moderators in recent times? Has there been an increase in site traffic? Other reason(s)?

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Some of the existing moderators' capacity to handle flags has reduced, and the moderation burden became too unevenly split. This was the situation as of May 30th, 2016:

We added two moderators to rebalance the workload.

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    Please notice that "Mod abuse (per unit of time)" is obviously a tongue-in-cheek way to express a number that is proxy for moderation activity that would take too long to explain otherwise. The terminology is vague on purpose. – badp Jun 15 '16 at 14:08
  • And most likely much more complicated than the explanation of the said unit used in the graph. – Anthony Pham Jun 15 '16 at 21:50
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    This answer has 11 upvotes (as of now). MOD ABUSE ELEVEN!!!11!!!!!11!!!! – Riker Jun 15 '16 at 22:10

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