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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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Let me just post in an answer what several other people have already said in their comments. The work of moderator is, clearly, not easy and I can see that as a mod you probably see many unpleasant things, which users without moderator duties can easily miss. So I understand that there are rather unrewarding aspects of moderators work. I have great respect ...


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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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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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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-topic on the requested target, I see no reason not to oblige.


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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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A bit about time spent moderating Jyrki mentioned +1 to the thread idea. For example it would be nice to know: How many hours does a moderator work here, say, weekly? How many hours of moderator work is required weekly? And then do the arithmetic, and get an idea how many moderators we should have so that the workload won't be too much? In short, there ...


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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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Accepted nomination. Well, I'll jump at the opportunity to nominate, specifically quid as a candidate in the upcoming 2017 election. I've been waiting for this opportunity to do so. quid has, over time, been a very active member of mathematics.se and also on meta.mathematics.SE. Quid has also regularly stopped in to the mod office chat, and other ...


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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 of course on the graveness of the action to be performed, a suspension for example is more likely to be discussed among the moderators than things like ...


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Although mathematical knowledge does not make someone a good moderator, reputation does show a certain interest in and commitment to the site. It also stands to reason that a person who has had experience with the "moderator tools" that become available at 10,000 reputation will have a shorter ramp-up time as a moderator. However, that experience can come ...


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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" (capitol 'M') once they gain that diamond ♦. [...] In that same vein, any official actions taken by a moderator♦ should not suddenly become un-official, should ...


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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 is probably important to try to ensure that this doesn't have a chilling effect on those serious potential candidates who are likely still mulling over whether ...


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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 this site and elsewhere). The bigger issue in my mind is that while moderators are not the judges on mathematical correctness it is still desirable (in my ...


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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 (mitigating conflict, ability to follow policies not to one's liking, participation in all sort of ways), I would mind less about who they are. But I am using this ...


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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 reason to wait for enough 3K users to happen by the question in order for it to be put on hold. This takes time. Even with the review queues, because posts don't ...


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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 think it is unfortunate for the mod team to have different view points. For example, some of us prefer to be more active, other prefer to be more laid back and ...


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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, or Stack Exchange decides that they are not worthy of the position (e.g., by violating the moderator agreement), or their inactivity level reaches some ...


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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 moderator; you would be better off raising a close flag (and leaving a comment if you had additional information). For one, such a flag will almost certainly get ...


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