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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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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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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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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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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 moderators. Many of the criteria that you listed played a role. One of the current moderators burned out, needs an extended break, and therefore wants to step ...


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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. There is no separate reputation-system either; in principle, there is statistical data on our activity. While this is not formalized, in practice there is a ...


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For larger scale strategic upvoting, see above. However, those keen (petty?) enough about raising their scores are also aware of thresholds that actually trigger attention and action. I have chat transcripts of high rep users discussing how many per day will - in practice - stay undetected if used to mutually upvote between accounts of a user and a friend, ...


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There is a contact us link at the bottom of every page that will allow you to contact SE directly. Moderators do not have access to messages sent this way, although SE staff may reveal certain details if/when they follow up with us. I have doubts that they will involve themselves too much in the moderation of comments, but I have been wrong before. On the ...


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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 making them. The others have analyzed my state of mind while making those comments reasonably accurately. The one addition I will make is that: I didn't want to ...


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