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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!
Jack D'Aurizio's user avatar
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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 ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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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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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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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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General Moderation Strike: Mathematics StackExchange moderators are participating

As the other post about the strike has now been marked as duplicate, I am copying over this answer: To save people tracking stuff down, here is part the strike letter that could be useful to non-...
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2017 Moderator Election: Nominating another user to consider running for a moderation slot.

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, ...
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Moderator Strike

To save people tracking stuff down, here is part the strike letter that could be useful to non-moderators: I am not a moderator on any stack exchange site, how can I help? Even if you are not a ...
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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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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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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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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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I am requesting the moderators to delete that post

For reference, the Contest Problem Policy. In order take action, moderators need two things: A link to a publicly viewable list of problems. A link to a publicly viewable set of rules which ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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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 ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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Positions of a moderator

The organization of the moderators team is informal. There is no hierarchy and there are no assigned roles. Of course, a less experienced moderators might ask more experienced ones for advice at times....
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Why are the user suspension criteria applied for unfair comments on the main site currently not applied for unfair use of public chat rooms?

For my part I will say the following. I don't really regret making those chat comments. I mean, I am not willing to apologize for them at the moment. But I do concede that I'm not at all proud of ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Thank you for replying Asaf. This is my response to your post. There's plenty of stuff here that I agree with to some extent. I do have some concerns though. Firstly, I would have liked it if the ...
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A Private Communication Before Any Suspension

For the most part we agree with this and this is how we operate, warning then suspension. (I note that you talk about "some" community, not this one.) There can be exceptions to this: One is ...
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Why are the user suspension criteria applied for unfair comments on the main site currently not applied for unfair use of public chat rooms?

It is absolutely not the position of the moderators to condone abusive behavior in chat. Chat is less formal than the main site, so there is, in practice, a bit more room for heated discussion there (...
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Useless crankpot answers

In addition to Pedro's answer, I would like to point out that moderators should be very circumspect with their delete votes. This is because, unlike deletions by regular users, when a moderator ...
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Is it correct a member or moderator who wants to close a question uses Down Votes to force MSE members to not answer that question?

I believe that the question being discussed is https://math.stackexchange.com/a/4910804/ . There is a lot to unpack here, and the meta question posted above is, I think, leaving out a lot of details. ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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Useless crankpot answers

It is not clear to me what your question is. At any rate, the team of moderators is comprised of various people from very different parts of the world with different views on how moderation is to be ...
Pedro's user avatar
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

There are some oddities when accounts are merged and/or privileges removed for SE staff. Especially for metas it can take quite some time for this to get ironed out. In more detail: One of the two ...
quid's user avatar
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Okay. I have a few minutes to spare. So I can write an answer to explain my approach to this, which is mainly on the table, seeing how I account for the majority of uses of this feature across the ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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2017 Moderator Election: Nominating another user to consider running for a moderation slot.

It is a pleasure to propose Martin Sleziak (please take a look at his self-description and at his MSE participation statistics). 3 years ago, he declined the nomination citing lack of time, but he ...
Alex M.'s user avatar
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Is there a way to communicate with the moderators about concerns other than ONE PARTICULAR posting?

If it is a private matter, which is essentially equivalent to it being reporting what you perceive as problematic behaviour of someone, then flag. If it is not a private matter, use the Math's mod ...
Aloizio Macedo's user avatar
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Should inactive users remain as moderators?

tl;dr: To answer the question in the title: yes, within reasonable limits. Quite frankly there are a lot of reasons that a moderator may not be as active. Some possibilities that haven't been ...
user642796's user avatar
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