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Congratulations to wrigglenite. But I do agree with @senpai. I usually stay away from meta and the site politics, as I neither have the interest nor the time consider a mod position or trying to change site rules. I also don't really care who the mods are, as I very rarely have anything to do with any of them, but on this election, I had one candidate, who ...


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I want to say something to everyone who nominated themselves this election: FoxMcCloud, iVhagar, Dragonrage, dly, Unionhawk, The Mattbat999, and Gigazelle. Thank you for being willing to go the extra mile in support of Arqade. Your nomination is proof that you love this site and I hope you'll continue to improve it as you have been so far.


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The mod team has been keeping a close eye on this post, as it's obviously generated a fair bit of controversy and concern from some of the community. Since it's still gaining new votes and comments, we thought it would be a good idea to just remind the community of what options are available to them if they take issue with any moderator's behaviour. Meta ...


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I put together a bit of a breakdown for the votes for anyone who is interested. The format is T: T1, T2, T3 Unionhawk 315: 95, 93, 126 Dragonrage 323: 74, 137, 111 Frank 316: 110, 123, 83 Gigazelle 91: 28, 23, 40 FoxMcCloud 89: 22, 33, 34 dly 113: 34, 40, 39 Wrigglenite 353: 201, 85, 67 ...


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Arqade has a very active chatroom. But sometimes, folks who are able to contribute constructively on the site itself are unable to participate in chat without bringing out the worst in everyone they interact with. How would you remove such a bad chat-apple without driving them away from the site entirely?


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Congrats to the new mods. May you serve well. I shall have to step up in my flagging to make sure you have work to do. :P


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Arqade is well known for having one of the most active chat rooms (The Bridge) on the network. There's a large disparity in the current moderation team's chat presence, from nearly daily to very seldom, for varying reasons. Do you feel it's important for a moderator to have a presence in The Bridge, in addition to the main site and Meta? Why or why not?


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Robotnik As a community, we have our fair share of divisive issues, often hashed out at length in meta and on chat, usually with strong arguments either way. As a moderator, what do you see as your role during these community disagreements? In general, our role as moderators would be to mediate these discussions to the best of our ability and stop ...


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Assume a civil but controversial discussion is occurring over whether or not a class of question is on-topic. Questions of that type are being closed, reopened, closed again, etc but there's no clear community consensus on what we want to do. What, if anything, do you do about this as a mod?


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Congrats to New mod Wipqzon and Robotnik. Hope you will give your best as other mods are giving. And thank you for other people too who tried for mod. All the best for future and again thank you for supporting :)


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You (a moderator) and another community member both answer a question. The other answer is well written but (objectively) incorrect, and has gathered a similar amount of upvotes to yours. What do you do?


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What is the single biggest problem that the site faces? As a moderator, what would you do to help fix it?


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A new user has arrived and doesn't really understand the way the Stack Exchange system is supposed to work. They're complaining that people keep editing their posts and a roll back war has started on a question that they've asked. You need to step in and moderate the situation. What actions do you take?


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As a community, we have our fair share of divisive issues, often hashed out at length in meta and on chat, usually with strong arguments either way. As a moderator, what do you see as your role during these community disagreements?


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Every year or so the Stack Exchange team checks in and asks the mods if we need more help with keeping up our modly presence. Unless the answer to that is 'yes', (or if there are other extenuating circumstances like mods resigning or we request an election explicitly), there won't be an election. As for how nominations work, there will be an announcement ...


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Wipqozn As a community, we have our fair share of divisive issues, often hashed out at length in meta and on chat, usually with strong arguments either way. As a moderator, what do you see as your role during these community disagreements? In this situation (and any situation, really) I'd have two roles: Community Member and Site Moderator. As a ...


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A huge congrats to Wrigglenite! Recent interactions are fully in line with your nomination description - you indeed have turned a new leaf, and I look forward to continuing working with you. I am very apprehensive seeing Frank elected as a moderator. Arqade already has a stigma of being an unfriendly site to new users, and I anticipate this will only make ...


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Being a moderator is a customer service/public relations job for which there is little to no extrinsic motivation. You will invest hours of your free time dealing with the worst the internet has to offer, and we expect you to do it with a patient demeanor and a smile. What is your motivation for candidacy, or in short - why do you want this job?


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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A relatively new community member has shown misgivings about an established site policy and has a suggestion to change the policy. Their suggested change (posted on meta) isn't being well received by community regulars and the debate appears to be drifting in an unfriendly direction. How do you approach and respond to this situation?


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The Bridge, our main chat room, is one of the most active on the network. Do you see the moderation of Arqade's chat rooms as part of your duties? If you're not active in chat currently, would you consider it part of the job to keep an eye on what's going on there?


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Numbers numbers numbers! The traditional summary report is in Grace's answer, so here's some other numbers! Voting distribution: ALL of the ballots: (Rows: first/second choice, columns; third choice) Confusing table reading hints: 54 people voted LessPop first choice and fredley second. 47 people gave LessPop first choice and fredley third. ...


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Moderators are not selected because they are domain experts in certain tags, but it so happens that you are an expert in one such tag. You see that several members of the community have elected to close a question as a duplicate, but you see that the duplicates don't actually answer the question as stated, nor do they provide a useful signpost for the asker. ...


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Dragonrage You (a moderator) and another community member both answer a question (not on Meta). The other answer is well written but (objectively) incorrect, and has gathered a similar amount of upvotes to yours. What do you do? The same thing I currently do, downvote the other answer and either leave a comment on the answer explaining why it is incorrect, ...


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Can you give an example of a time you had your mind changed on Arqade due to a meta or chat discussion? If not, why?


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I think this question is very important, so I will borrow it from @GraceNote's list of alternative questions. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?


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There is a high-rep user who is very active on the site, but frequently uses strong language which violates the Code of Conduct in their comments. When you warned them, they replied stating that the questions are of low quality which is why they left those comments. They also threatened to quit the site. Despite the warning, they continue to post similar ...


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Have you had any experience running/moderating/managing an online community before?


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What is your philosophy regarding up-voting and down-voting content? Do you think your own voting ratio supports your stated view?


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Meta discussions can often be divisive, with two (and sometimes multiple) sides forming differing stances and viewpoints within the same discussion. Can you give an example of a meta (or chat conversation) which made you change your stance on a particular issue? and/or: Can you give an example of a meta/chat in which you were originally barracking for a ...


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