FallenAngelEyes asked: What do you feel is the biggest challenge currently facing Gaming.SE, and what, if anything, do you feel will help you address that challenge better as a moderator than as a regular user?
Wipqozn answered: If you asked me this at the last election, I would have said ITG, but now I think the largest issue is tagging. Our tagging system is just confusing. There is no other word for it. Most users don't know how to tag something, because We don't know how to tag something. As a mod, I don't feel I could address this any better than I could as a normal user. This is the kind of thign which needs to be handled by the community as a whole, not just one person.
Wipqozn continued: The only way I think my diamond would help solve this issue is that my voice may carry more weight with the higher ups if the community made a request for special tags, like game tags for example.
fredley answered: Quality quality quality. The tide of low quality content is just beginning (I'm flagging way way way more than a year ago. This is a side-effect of being great and being popular, but vigilance on the side of mods is required. This is why you should vote for me, I'm very active (on the site almost every day) and I swing past review every time I'm on, editing and flagging as necessary. As a mod I'd be able to be a lot more effective in keeping the place tidy and civil.
Ullallulloo answered: Our tagging is a mess. I've already answered that though.
Ronan Forman answered: Often 'smaller' tags don't earn people as much rep as the should. I honestly don't think being a moderator would help with this at all. But publicising should help.
Mark Trapp answered: I think Gaming.SE's biggest challenge is its nouveau riche status as one of the most popular sites on the network (by far) due to the last few promotions. I think I can help Gaming handle the load from the increase in low quality content because of it.
Oak answered: I'm not sure. From the maintenance perspective, we still have a lot of not-an-answer and related noise, and I'd like to find a better way to prevent them. From the strategic aspect, we need to creep into more games which are dominated by other communities :)
Oak continued: And as a mod, I guess my main contribution will be in cleaning up; but I will also do my best to think in the more strategic way.
John answered: I don't think we have one "biggest" issue, I think we have many mediocre problem such as tagging, nonsense posts, controversial questions, as a mod, I would have better access to the collective wisdom of many other mods for guidance, I would be able to close/delete/reopen faster once a consensus had been reached.
agent86 answered: I put together a list of three things that are our major challenges going forward. I'd say the biggest of the three is building our community and making it a welcoming place for new members. Without this core community, or if it becomes an exclusive club, we'll stagnate and die out. I want to focus more on cooperation for shared success than competition for individual success.
Kevin Y answered: The quality of new users' content. In many cases, new users contribute great content to the site, but, as a side-effect of us being a video game site, we attract users who think of G.SE as a forum, asking poorly-formatted one-line pseudo-questions with improper grammar (this was made clearer with the influx of Skyrim questions that accompanied our Skyrim vs. MW3 promotion). Flagging, editing, and commenting are what needs to happen.