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George's answers @grgarside 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? No one is exempt from being nice. Thankfully, inappropriate behaviour is something rarely seen here (separate from spam, which is something Ask Different suffers heavily ...


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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? My first point of call would be to touch base with our existing moderators. I’d want to know what precedent has been established for this type of scenario. I’d be surprised if there isn’t one, but if that ...


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Here are my (Glorfindel's) answers to your questions: 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? Be Nice is very important to the success of Stack Exchange; more important than posting good answers (or questions, for that matter). I'd remind ...


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Just to answer this and summarize what already came up in the comments: Different SE sites have different number of moderators, there is no fixed number of moderator slots. The size of the moderator team is primarily driven by the overall workload of moderating the site (which again depends on the activity level of the site itself, the number of higher-rep ...


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Some of what you ask isn’t exposed to any end user whether you’re a new user or trusted user with 20k rep or an elected moderator. However, most of that data is already available from the periodic data dumps and Stack Exchange data explorer interface. Comments are trivial to look at: http://data.stackexchange.com/apple/query/947/my-comment-score-...


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The places to learn more about mod candidates are the Q&A here on Meta and the Election chat room where all the candidates answer questions thrown at them. Please keep in mind that the site is primarily community moderated, so the individual voting pattern of mods isn't very important. Even their casting of close votes isn't as important nowadays, ...


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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? First, I would contact the user to see what's up. If he is in violation of the "Be Nice" policy, and is coming off as just plain rude, I will probably issue a temporary suspension. However, if the user's ...


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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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? (taken from https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/220332/193295)


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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 ...


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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?


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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?


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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?


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If there is one thing you could/would like to change in the way the site is moderated, what would it be?


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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? (taken from https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/289454/1088558)


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