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2017 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

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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2017 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

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 ...
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2021 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderators!

Thanks to everyone for participating in the elections irrespective of their votes. I am humbled by your support and I think your trust will be a key asset in my role as a moderator. Congratulations to ...
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2014 Nominations for moderator on Math.SE

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, ...
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Why was this on-topic question unilaterally closed and migrated by a moderator?

The author of the question flagged and requested it be migrated to Computer Science. Although such questions are also on topic here, if the author requests migration, and the question is also on-...
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2021 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderators!

I guess I'll also write an answer :P Thank you to the community, especially those who have contributed to asking questions and voting during the election process! Very looking forward to join the ...
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2020 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderator!

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 ...
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2014 Nominations for moderator on Math.SE

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 ...
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How do moderators prove that they are at least 18 years old?

We don't. The 18+ rule is likely mostly to cover legal bases for SE itself, due to laws surrounding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) access. We are not required to submit any formal proof ...
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When a moderator closes a question, do they consult with the other moderators first?

Consulting others for every decision we make would not scale, so if we are sufficiently sure of our judgement, we act without consultation. The level of certainty that is considered sufficient depends ...
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Why was a question proactively removed from Hot Network Questions even though it never appeared there in the first place?

Let me answer quickly. It was removed in part because I answered this question. I find it extremely hypocritical on my side if I take out many HNQs and let my stuff remain. I also think that this was ...
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Is there an appropriate stackexchange site related to speculative mathematics

Questions about papers in arxiv.org which represent learning opportunities are now discouraged and flagged as improper and closed. As one of the close voters of the question you linked to as an ...
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Deletion votes retroactively become irreversible when a user becomes a moderator

Robert Cartaino, Director of Community Development commented on this subject some time ago: No, I don't (personally) believe all previous actions of a user should become "Moderator actions" (...
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

I think this is a good question. There is definitely a capriciousness to EoQS, that does not seem to be acknowledged by Moderation: EoQS: The goal is to have a repository of high-quality answers to ...
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Low quality of election nominees

I personally didn't expect to see many viable candidates nominate themselves in the first 24 hours. Granted, I also didn't expect the level of trollish nominations we're currently seeing. Right now it ...
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How important are the "age" and "identity" of a moderator?

Being the user in question, let me give my point of view. As others say, this is not a make or break issue for me. It is a preference. If someone exhibits a great deal of moderator related skill (...
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How important are the "age" and "identity" of a moderator?

The age per se is in my opinion more or less irrelevant. I have seen teenagers behave in remarkably mature ways and I have seen full professors behave in ways that seem best described as childish (on ...
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Unilaterally closing a question that is not even 10 minutes old

Your question is too broad. Not only could there be enough answers to write a book on, such actually exists. (You essentially admit as much in your question.) In clear-cut cases I fail to see the ...
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Moderators not having a uniform response to flags about potentially graded assignments when the photcopy has the point values next to the problems

First, let me say I am opposed to moderators acting like a single entity. After all, we're all different people from different parts of the world, and we have different opinions on matters. I do not ...
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Moderators not having a uniform response to flags about potentially graded assignments when the photcopy has the point values next to the problems

I think the reason for the declined flag says it all: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires [moderator] attention. The posts you link to really don't need a ...
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Have there been no moderator elections since December 2014?

As of today (22 June 2017) the last election was held in December 2014. A list of all moderator elections can be seen here. On all Stack Exchange sites, elected moderators serve until they resign, ...
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What are the reasons for organizing the October 2017 moderator election?

The Community Managers, most notably Grace Note and Shog9, discussed the matter with the currently active moderators. And we jointly decided (on CMs initiative) that it is a good time to recruit new ...
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