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I am very happy to have succeeded in joining the current team of moderators. I am very grateful towards anyone that has supported me and I wish to carry on a good job as a moderator. Love you all!


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I want to use this opportunity to give my personal thanks to @arjafi. He leaves a huge void in the moderator team. Filling it up will take a long while and requires growth and learning from both the existing and the newly elected moderators. Arthur's expertise on how the site works from diamond bearers' perspective is second to none. I don't know if I'm a ...


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quid Have you ever been suspended from this site or another StackExchange site? If so, please provide a description of the situation that led to the suspension, and how you have reacted to it. I was never suspended, on this site or anywhere in the SE network, including MathOverflow (where my account was deleted1 only due to my explicit request, and ...


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Accepted I nominate Daniel Fischer. He is very active, above conflicts, and is quite patient in explaining how things are with the newbies. I have every confidence, based on what I have seen, that Daniel will be an excellent moderator.


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Paramanand Singh My Nomination Regarding actions by moderators, do you think that MathSE is (over/under)moderated? If so, can you elaborate on which aspects, why, and what would be your suggestions regarding this? I don't think that it is over-moderated but looking at some meta threads it appears that there are users who believe it is being over-moderated ...


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Asaf Karagila Many moderator duties concern the removal of low quality content. Aside from this, what will you do to facilitate the creation of high quality content? I think that high quality content should come from a nurturing environment. If newcomers are better aware of the norms, and are more willing to try and adhere to them, we have a better ...


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Well... this is a surprise. I am humbled and honored. Many thanks to the community—I shall endeavor to do my job well. Also profound thanks to the to the current set of moderators, who made this election far more clear and far less acrimonious than the last one. I look forward to working with y'all in a different capacity.


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Aloizio Macedo Many moderator duties concern the removal of low quality content. Aside from this, what will you do to facilitate the creation of high quality content? To be honest, I do not see many tools available to a moderator that would allow to directly facilitate the creation of high quality content. This seems to be a community endeavor. If ...


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You're right - this election is looking a bit ridiculous right now. Not that I don't believe most of the candidates are sincere in their desire to help... But this site has over 4 years of history, nuanced policies have grown up, and expecting someone who hasn't spent a lot of time here to even know about them - much less uphold them - is kinda silly. The ...


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Daniel Fischer's user profile and nomination. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Working on the assumption that looking at the incidents confirm the user in question is at least to a large part responsible for the arguments, and the ...


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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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Congratulations guys. It's awesome to see you working. Thanks to the outgoing moderator


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Yes, PSQ should be an issue for the election. Given recent discussion, it seems that there is a very broad disagreement on the topic, and quite a lot of support for both sides. It should be important to know what sort of stand the moderators have on a controversial topic as this one. I, for one, am interested in how the moderators would approach the ...


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The user has declined. I nominate Martin Sleziak. He is very active, not only but also on meta, and takes upon himself various somewhat thankless tasks, like retagging and editing numerous questions (just note 6600+ edits and 1400+ on meta). So, while he also has a very respectable point count of 27k, this understates his involvement by a lot. He ...


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I think the main reason for the perhaps low-seeming voter count is that most users are not very interested in meta matters like elections. I thought so back in 2017 and I still agree with what I wrote then. If you want more useful statistics, I don't think the number of eligible users is a very descriptive number. As the site grows, especially newer users ...


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Jack D'Aurizio Have you ever been suspended from this site or another StackExchange site? If so, please provide a description of the situation that led to the suspension, and how you have reacted to it. I have never been suspended. The worst I did is to take the passive-aggressive side in some discussions occurring in the comments space. It ...


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Most people are here just for the mathematics and choosing moderators is a meta issue. Moderators are people who promise to help keep the site running, and even their very existence is somewhat irrelevant to many users. Perhaps the local soccer club needs to choose someone to take responsibility over finance, but most members of the club might have their ...


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Have you ever been suspended? If so, provide particulars, including when, why, and for how long.


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Since the meta site is a completely different website, where policy issues are handled, how versed are you in the meta site? If you're not posting many questions or answers there, do you at least follow it passively and read the discussions and the comments there?


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How does voting work? There are three votes, but the votes are ranked. You select a first choice, a second choice, and a third choice. (It is possible to only make a first or a only a first and second choice.) You do not cast three equivalent votes. Once voting ends, initially only the first choices are considered. The candidate that comes in last is ...


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Many moderator duties concern the removal of low quality content. Aside from this, what will you do to facilitate the creation of high quality content?


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re 2, as a non-regular occasional visitor, I struggled in choosing my 3rd vote, I think people who are not actively checking meta or other posts in the main site might have had similarly hard time in deciding who to vote for. Questionnaire is a useful thing but it is mostly the claims of users about themselves. If I haven't seen enough of their interactions ...


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I nominate joriki. He is a long-time user of math.se and participates regularly in meta. I find his posts and comments to be polite and measured, even when expressing disagreement. Here are two of his recent meta questions: negative comments on trivial answers Are questions about ideas in preprints off-topic?


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I nominate Zachary Selk. While he didn't quite win the last time, I think he would make a good moderator, and I hope that the last few months didn't dissuade him from trying again. Also relevant, his 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire answers.


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What is the most serious problem facing Mathematics Stack Exchange today? And what would you hope to be able to do about that problem as a moderator?


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