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First and foremost, I am a perfect example that you don't have to be the most knowledgable person to be a mod. The mods are not content experts they are a community ambassadors. Duties Handle flags; but that is easy because the other mods will help and the StackExchange team is very friendly and supportive. The community flags stuff and you make it the ...


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A hearty thank you to all the pro-tem moderators: Alex B, George Marian, MrChrister, and C. Ross. And a special one for Chris W. Rea for initiating this site as SE V1.0 and then seeing it to fulfillment as part of SE 2.0. Welcome to all the newly-elected moderators: MrChrister, JoeTaxpayer and JohnFx. Thank you for volunteering to keep the site alive and ...


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The moderation level required for this site is pretty minimal most of the time. Especially if we go back to three moderators. I typically see 3-5 flags a week. More often the work is cleaning up comment threads that are turning nasty.


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When we held elections a year ago, I recall that nomination meant self-nomination, we could not nominate others. Is this still the case? I have a few members in mind whom I'd be happy to nominate.


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I also tend to keep the site in the background. If I had to quantify things, I'd say 15 minutes twice a day for mod work. I still spend more time answering questions than modding. Over the last year, we lost an interesting member that got out of control and left before we needed to boot him. In general, members are civil and the issue of "please be nice" ...


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I wish I could answer "expect N hours/week" and back it up with statistics, but the truth is that my experience as a moderator is probably not representative. I was never first a "regular" user. I didn't separate the moderator time from all the rest of my activities related to promoting a new site. I spent a lot of time obsessing about whether or not the ...


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How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the faux pas to the new user?


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If members of the community ask for changes to the allowed topics for the site; what should be the process for change be? How would you decide to change the Money.SE help center based on the outcomes of meta.money discussions?


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How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the faux pas to the new user? Being welcoming is key. I personally am an introvert by nature and I take that perspective when I find a new user. Regardless if their ...


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How would you deal with a question that is clearly off-topic, but well liked by the community , i.e. it has a lot of upvotes and quality answers? Note: Of course, I'm not talking about questions that are wildly off topic like "Who was a better captain, Kirk or Piccard?", but rather those that have some connection to money or finance, but aren't within the ...


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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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Similar to this question for the StackOverflow moderator election: An asker flags their own question and says that they need to delete it because it reveals personal information about them that they don't want to make public any more. There are several good answers on that question. What do you do? I don't know if this issue has ever actually come ...


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Is the banner on the bottom of the election page visible to you? As of 5:47PM PDT 2014-04-02


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Answering as many of these as I can today, I'll come back and fill in the TBDs as soon as I can. How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the faux pas to the new user? If it can be fixed easily and ...


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How will you contribute to a strong culture that welcomes new users and rewards good behavior from established users?


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How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the faux pas to the new user? I've already been vocal about offering up a discussion of how the board works. We have an FAQ that offers what's on-topic and what ...


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How will you address the community if your feelings about the direction of the site are in conflict with the community's agreed upon direction as decided in meta.money?


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Alex B An asker flags their own question and says that they need to delete it because it reveals personal information about them that they don't want to make public any more. There are several good answers on that question. What do you do? I would evaluate if the question can make sense without the personal information. If so, I'd edit the post ...


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Ganesh Sittampalam An asker flags their own question and says that they need to delete it because it reveals personal information about them that they don't want to make public any more. There are several good answers on that question. What do you do? I think this question has a slightly different nuance than the equivalent one for StackOverflow, because ...


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Joe An asker flags their own question and says that they need to delete it because it reveals personal information about them that they don't want to make public any more. There are several good answers on that question. What do you do? The best solution I've seen to this specific problem is to anonymize the question (removing personal information and de-...


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What role does community history have in guiding the future of the community?


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How will you react when a user lashes out at you, accusing you of being a {bully|idiot|a poor excuse for a human being} after you {close a question|delete an answer|delete a comment}?


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Nathan L An asker flags their own question and says that they need to delete it because it reveals personal information about them that they don't want to make public any more. There are several good answers on that question. What do you do? If the sensitive information is not necessary to the question I would edit it and remove revisions with the ...


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I would be very happy if we could get one or more good candidates who are willing to serve and have a proper contest - though there are several people who I'd vote for above myself if they do run! Failing that, I would prefer that StackExchange relax the rule about extra candidates, or allow a "none of the above" option in the election to ensure that the ...


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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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