In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](https://apple.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3059/2017-moderator-election-qa-question-collection) have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. Not every question was compiled - as noted, we only selected the top 8 questions as submitted by the community, plus 2 pre-set questions from us. As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and then post your answer to each question given in that same answer. For your convenience, I will include all of the questions in quote format with a break in between each, suitable for you to insert your answers. Just [copy the whole thing after the first set of three dashes](<SOURCELINK>).Please consider putting your name at the top of your post so that readers will know who you are before they finish reading everything you have written, and also including a link to your answer on your nomination post. Once all the answers have been compiled, this will serve as a transcript for voters to view the thoughts of their candidates, and will be appropriately linked in the Election page. Good luck to all of the candidates! **Oh, and when you've completed your answer, please provide a link to it after this blurb here, before that set of three dashes. Please leave the list of links in the order of submission.** To save scrolling here are links to the submissions from each candidate (in order of submission): --- > 1. 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? > 2. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been? > 3. As a moderator, your votes become binding. Actions you used to take like flagging, closing, and deleting will take effect immediately without any input from any other users or moderators. > > How will you adapt the way you currently flag and vote to deal with this change? > 4. In addition to _moderation_ activities (e.g. dealing with flagged posts, deleting spam, etc), what other role do you see that moderators can play to improve the overall success of our community? > 5. As a user of this site, what would you say is the number one issue we face moving forward? And, do you have any thoughts on how we tackle that issue? > 6. Since being a moderator requires you to commit a significant amount of your time, as well as having to perform a number of _mundane_ activities, I am wondering why you've nominated for this role? What is it you feel you have to offer that makes you worthy of our trust? > 7. If there is one thing you could/would like to change in the way the site is moderated, what would it be? > 8. A question is asked and receives some very good answers. The asker then flags this question and asks for it to be deleted because having it up will cause them trouble at work or school. Do you delete the question? > 9. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that? > 10. How would you handle situations involving less than warm welcomes given to new users? > > For example, a new user posts a well written first question consisting of a clearly defined problem statement, admission of a high level of domain ignorance, and a request for the proper solution methodology, but no actual attempts to tackle the problem. > > Said question receives many downvotes and impolite comments. The asker gets upset about the situation and complains to you directly on chat and/or meta. > > What would you do?