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The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town Hall, containing all the candidate's answers to that question. This digest will contain the questions and answers from both the first and second town halls.

To view the digest chronologically, please sort the answers by "oldest".

If you have questions or comments about this, please do not answer this question as the answers are designed to be used for the questions from the Town hall itself. Instead, please ask on the parent question or in the Town Hall Discussion Room.

(I would like to say THANK YOU REBECCA CHERNOFF for organizing these town halls!)

This digest is still a work in progress. The Gaming town hall was very busy and somewhat hard to parse. I am still working on compiling everything; check the message at the top of this answer for the current status. If you see any corrections which need to be made to this digest, or if you were a candidate who was unable to attend the town hall and would like your answers included, please @Josh me and let me know! I will make corrections ASAP.

If you were a candidate who was unable to attend one of the two town halls and would like to answer questions from the town hall you were unable to attend please join The Town Hall Chat Room and post your answers there. Then @Josh me and I will include them here.

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    Fantastic work putting this together. Thanks, Josh! – Brant Feb 11 '11 at 21:13
  • Sure thing @Brant! Happy to help. – Josh Feb 11 '11 at 22:18
  • -1, two of my questions are missing! – LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 12 '11 at 5:16
  • @LessPop: Sorry if I missed some questions! Please give me permalinks to the questions here and I will include them ASAP!!! – Josh Feb 12 '11 at 15:18
  • You know which two I'm talking about. :P – LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 12 '11 at 15:45
  • HAHAHAHAHA, I was sleepy when I woke up this morning and forgot about those questions! I guess Kevin did answer them, so sure, I can include them :-) – Josh Feb 12 '11 at 15:54

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GnomeSlice GnomeSlice asked in the second town hall: @YouModPeopleAreReallyGoingToHaveToBlowMeAwayOrIWillBeDisappoint: Follow up Question: How do we determine when "the userbase has grown too large"?


Grace Note Grace Note answered: @GnomeSlice When things start to rise and the current mods feel it will rise too much.

C. Ross C. Ross answered: @GnomeSlice When we can't keep the moderator flags in single digits.


I think these were the only two answers since this came in late. Did anyone have others?

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Rebecca Chernoff Rebecca Chernoff asked in the first town hall: Pseudo-question: final thoughts from the candidates. (:

And again in the second: So, pseudo-question: final thoughts? (:


Ivo Flipse Ivo Flipse answered: @RebeccaChernoff I hope that by becoming a moderator here, I can help the community as I can at Super User.

FallenAngelEyes FallenAngelEyes answered: @RebeccaChernoff Thanks for holding this chat for us and organizing it! I hope that I communicated my stances clearly, and while I'd like to be a moderator of the site, I'm running against/with a ton of great candidates, and I know we'll end up with a great team, even if I'm not part of it.

badp badp answered: Final thoughts: Oak I hate you for making me think about who should get my third vote! Still, please, vote for Juan and Grace. They've done an invaluable job and they want more of it, so let 'em have it!

Ronan Forman Ronan Forman answered: @RebeccaChernoff elected moderators should serve the community and most, if not all of us would do that well, as well as giving our own ideas and views.

Fabian Fabian answered: @RebeccaChernoff I'd say the fact that we have a pretty high number of nominations and interest about this elections shows that we're on the right track and that we have a community that cares about this site.

Grace Note Grace Note answered: @RebeccaChernoff Good luck to all of the candidates! I'm also happy to address any questions on the Bridge of candidates who haven't had diamond experience and are curious about anything.

C. Ross C. Ross answered: @RebeccaChernoff I can't promise that I will make everyone happy as a moderator. I can promise that I would do my best to protect, guide, and benefit Gaming.SE. Good luck to everyone, and I look forward to participating on gaming with all of you in the future.

Kevin Y Kevin Y answered: @RebeccaChernoff I look forward to seeing Gaming's newest mods - good luck to everyone!


Josh Josh concluded: As I have said in almost every other Town Hall, good luck to all the candidates and as always, THANK YOU @RebeccaChernoff FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON THESE!!!

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