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Per this post on the SO/SE blog (which, curiously, does not include math.SE in its graphic list), it looks like the admins will choose moderators pro tempore at about 7 days into the public beta. In the roughly 24 hours that we've been in public beta, I've wondered several times: should we push to have the admins choose moderators pro tempore sooner (e.g. now)?

edit: to try to get a bit more clarity in response to this question, I've created CW answers "YES" and "NO" below--please up/down vote those as you see fit.

edit2: see also: elect our (Provisional) Moderators

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    $\begingroup$ Especially because things arent getting closed fast enough.. $\endgroup$ – BBischof Jul 28 '10 at 19:20
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately only 13 users (at time of writing) are able to vote to close. $\endgroup$ – Simon Nickerson Jul 28 '10 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ And we're limited to 12 votes to close per day. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 28 '10 at 19:23
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    $\begingroup$ 12 votes times 14 users with rep >= 500 / 5 votes needed makes 33 discussion per day which could be closed :-) Wouldn't it be better to finish building the FAQs first? $\endgroup$ – mau Jul 28 '10 at 21:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Isaac: No "Math.SE" graphic because Math.SE was still in private beta when the post was written. $\endgroup$ – Robert Cartaino Jul 28 '10 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Robert: The time on the blog entry is about 20 minutes after public access to math.SE was available, but I figured it was because the private/public switch was in progress as the blog entry went up. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 28 '10 at 22:34
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YES we do need moderators pro tempore now

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  • $\begingroup$ I think this is a good idea because (besides the administrative aspect): This would be a good opportunity to project a quasi-coherent message of purpose in these early days. $\endgroup$ – Tom Stephens Jul 28 '10 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ can I down vote the pun... I'm kidding I'm kidding. $\endgroup$ – BBischof Jul 28 '10 at 20:04
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The Moderator Pro Tem program is just about complete. I don't have an objection to bumping up Math.SE in the schedule a few days (would have been on Tuesday, 8/3 anyway). The meta activity has been pretty solid. That's assuming there isn't any wide-spread objection from here or higher-on up.

Sorry to break in on your YES/NO thread.

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NO we do not need moderators pro tempore now

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  • $\begingroup$ lol, I read this answer and was like "jeeze, whats his problem, he doesn't even give a reason here, just...Oh nevermind, he also posted the yes version..." $\endgroup$ – BBischof Jul 28 '10 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ yeah, I was getting a feeling from the comments and the up-votes on the question that "yes" was probably a popular answer, but I wanted something a bit more explicit (especially if it'll help if emailing the admins to ask for it to happen) $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 28 '10 at 19:42

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