17

A user posts something you find (off-topic/wrong/offensive) and you (close/delete/migrate) the (question/comment). The user posts about it in Meta and the post gets a lot of upvotes. Answers are posted both in favor of you action and and criticising your action; both get upvotes. How do you decide what to do next? (In case you're wondering, yes, this ...


16

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 work!


13

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 comments need to be migrated and occasional bad actors pop up, but the community is pretty mature by now. The number of bad actors is quite low. The most time ...


13

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 that having two more people would make things better. From there we talked to the SE staff and they agreed and scheduled an election. In general, SE staff ...


12

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 life of this site by highlighting unclear points in questions, by suggesting duplicates, by proposing to close off-topic questions or reopen possibly on-topic ...


12

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


11

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 performed a lot of community moderation such as reviewing, raising flags, and editing. During this, I always aspired to do more than what is necessary, but salvaged ...


11

How will you use your "binding vote" moderator privileges? Let the community weigh in first on most close, reopen, delete, undelete, etc. operations. That is, I won't use diamond mod privileges to unilaterally perform operations that can be done by the community (with a few very rare exceptions). Let the community decide on things that could conceivably be ...


10

What change would you like to make in how the site is currently moderated, and how would you go about implementing that change?


10

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.


9

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 well to being a good moderator: When possible, I try add comments that might encourage a question/answer to be more fleshed out. I think one of the first goals of ...


9

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 opposing your decision get a lot of upvotes. How do you decide what to do next? This is essentially this question from the last election.


9

How would you moderate postings where your opinion or the community's opinion and official SE policy disagree?


9

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 last year and half and I've thus reported a few of the old answers. What is your time zone? What is the time period you are available for moderating our ...


8

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.


8

Under what conditions will you delete comments?


8

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?


8

As a moderator, I find that comments are a tricky thing to deal with. Under what circumstances will you delete comments?


8

Congratulations! I wish you a good moderatorship.


8

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


8

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 can always decline a specific task. Also, a moderator can always take a break when they see fit. I would group the main moderator activities into three ...


8

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 hands. Congratulations.


7

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 comments and easy to handle and the vast majority of the deleted posts are comments, many of which are moved to chat. We contact users privately about rule violations ...


7

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 lenient and keep open questions that can potentially generate good answers even if borderline off-topic? Should we narrow or broaden the scope?


6

What question or answer of yours on meta best exemplifies your philosophy on moderation? Why do you feel this is the best example?


6

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 ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible