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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Non c'è due senza tre (poor man's translation: from two follows three): An Italian saying that welcomes your well-deserved third moderator appointment Wrzlprmft! Congratulations and keep up the good ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
16 votes

2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to Bryan for joining us and a big thank you to both candidates for participating in this hot summer (but also winter) election!
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
13 votes

What's it like being a moderator on Academia Stack Exchange?

Nice question! Here's my two cents, with the caveat that this is only me; different mods moderate differently. Time-consuming – This is a fairly laid-back site to moderate. Sure, flags pop up and ...
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13 votes

Who decided for these elections?

As I said in this comment because we need more help. We had a private conversation amongst ourselves about our availability going forward and the amount of work/time moderating requires and decided ...
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12 votes

2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats to the winners, thank you to M'vy for also running and thank you aeismail for all you past work.
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11 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Wrzlrpmft’s answers What activities on the site suggest that you would be a good moderator? How have you used the moderation tools available to you at your current reputation level? I ...
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11 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What activities on the site suggest that you would be a good moderator? How have you used the moderation tools available to you at your current reputation level? I've tried to participate to the ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
10 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, I find that comments are a tricky thing to deal with. Under what circumstances will you delete comments? Note that there are lots of flags that comments are obsolete/no longer needed.
StrongBad's user avatar
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9 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Massimo Ortolano’s answers Here are my answers to the questionnaire. Some of the questions were already asked during the 2018 election: my opinion on these has not significantly changed during the ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
9 votes

What's it like being a moderator on Academia Stack Exchange?

Blatantly stealing from my own answer on Graphic Design SE, but accounting for Academia’s peculiarities: First of all, the following are “duties” for the moderators as a team. An individual moderator ...
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What's it like being a moderator on Academia Stack Exchange?

I am happy to add more if people ask specifics ... To give you an idea of workload, as a team we handle about 150 flags and delete 500 posts a month. Most of the flags are related to obsolete ...
StrongBad's user avatar
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8 votes

2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations! I wish you a good moderatorship.
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8 votes

2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats Wrzlprmft. It’s well deserved and I think Academia is in excellent hands.
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8 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Fomite's Answers What activities on the site suggest that you would be a good moderator? There are three main activities I try to engage in as a regular user of the site that I think translate ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A user posts something you consider off-topic/not-an-answer/offensive and you close/delete/migrate the post. The user takes the issue to Meta and the question as well as answers supporting and ...
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8 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What activities on the site suggest that you would be a good moderator? How have you used the moderation tools available to you at your current reputation level?
ff524's user avatar
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8 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, I find that comments are a tricky thing to deal with. Under what circumstances will you delete comments?
StrongBad's user avatar
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8 votes

2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Sorry to see aeismail go as moderator. I hope you can still participate at a high level. And if the two new mods continue to contribute as mods as they have as members, the site will be in good ...
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7 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your stance about the current scope of Academia Stack Exchange and how this is enforced? Should we close any question that does not strictly comply with the current scope? Should we be ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
7 votes

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

[Imported from the last election question collection] What is your stance about the current scope of Academia Stack Exchange and how this is enforced? Should we close any question that does not ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
7 votes

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

[Imported from the last election question collection] As a moderator, I find that comments are a tricky thing to deal with. Under what circumstances will you delete comments? Note that there are lots ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
7 votes

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

How do you view the balance between "trying to be helpful to an OP" and "strict adherence to the stated rules"?
Buffy's user avatar
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6 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What question or answer of yours on meta best exemplifies your philosophy on moderation? Why do you feel this is the best example?
StrongBad's user avatar
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6 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Cag51’s answers What is your time zone? What is the time period you are available for moderating our site everyday? Please specify the answer in UTC format. Eastern Time (UTC-5). I tend to ...
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6 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What question or answer of yours on meta best exemplifies your philosophy on moderation? Why do you feel this is the best example?
StrongBad's user avatar
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6 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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 ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

[Imported from the last election question collection] Academia.SE frequently has questions rise high on the Hot Network Questions (HNQ); often these questions are on more controversial topics than the ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
5 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your field? I think it's important to have moderators that aren't just mathematicians or experimental scientists (for example)
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5 votes

Election questions

It looks like it is editable by mods. If there are edits you want, I suggest starting a new question with one clearly explained edit per answer. After a brief period for others to chime in and/or mods ...
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5 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your time zone? What is the time period you are available for moderating our site everyday? Please specify the answer in UTC format. [Blatantly stolen from scaaahu in a past election.]
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