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Congratulations, Stephie! We're excited to have you join us, and looking forward to working with you. Also, thanks to Catija and Cindy for entering the race. We'd have loved to have both of y'all as well. And thank you as well to the 197 voters! It's nice to see how many people out there are interested in the community.


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Jolenealaska: Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers that don't fit in that structure. As a moderator, it will be a part of your job to close or remove those posts. How will you do that but still encourage the new user to "stick out the ...


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I'm Catija and here are my responses Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers that don't fit in that structure. As a moderator, it will be a part of your job to close or remove those posts. How will you do that but still encourage the new ...


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Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers that don't fit in that structure. As a moderator, it will be a part of your job to close or remove those posts. How will you do that but still encourage the new user to "stick out the learning curve"?


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I am Stephie, find my answers to the 2018 questionnaire below: This is an old site with pretty well-established policies about a variety of things both site-specific and network-wide. Do you feel yourself to be familiar with the site policies? If you do, do you generally agree with them? If there are policies you disagree with, how would you act on ...


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This is an old site with pretty well-established policies about a variety of things both site-specific and network-wide. Do you feel yourself to be familiar with the site policies? If so, do you generally agree with them? If there are policies you disagree with, how would you act on this if called to handle a situation where you disagreed with the ...


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Catija's Answers: This is an old site with pretty well-established policies about a variety of things both site-specific and network-wide. Do you feel yourself to be familiar with the site policies? If you do, do you generally agree with them? If there are policies you disagree with, how would you act on this if called to handle a situation where you ...


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I'm Cindy, one of the candidates in the 2018 moderator election. Below please find my answers to the election questions. This is an old site with pretty well-established policies about a variety of things both site-specific and network-wide. Do you feel yourself to be familiar with the site policies? If you do, do you generally agree with them? If ...


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When you spend lots of time on the site, you interact with the users and form an opinion of them. In a few cases, there will be users towards whom you build up animosity, in others, you will feel respect for their knowledge or friendliness and a general liking. Imagine that you see problematic content posted by somebody who is not just "one of the crowd", ...


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Imagine that you wake up and see a question which should be closed, either because it is too broad or because it is out of scope (e.g. a nutrition question). However, it is immensely popular, with many upvotes and already has several well-written answers. How do you handle the situation?


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Moderation can sometimes take up time and energy that might have been spent on regular site participation. Additionally, that regular participation sometimes has to be more careful; for example, users may tend to take everyday comments as absolute moderator judgment. How do you feel about this?


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Becoming a moderator means more often being the bearer of "bad news" (e.g. question closure or post/comment deletion), which can lead to more friction with users. How do you feel about taking on this role, and how would you deal with it?


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As a moderator, sometimes you end up dealing with folks who're less than nice. How would you deal with folks who're clearly trying to rile you up either in comments, mod messages or chat?


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What spices or herbs do you use most often?


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Moderators often end up as the bearers of bad news, for example deleting newer users' posts or letting more experienced users know about a problem, which can lead to unpleasant or hostile reactions. How do you feel about taking on this role, and how would you deal with it?


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What are your thoughts about the current level of Meta discussion on this site? Does it need improvement, or is it good? What are your thoughts on the importance of Meta and how it helps contribute to the site and its policies?


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I was curious what my own score was, and from another election in progress I knew that there's a Stack Exchange Data Explorer query that will show it. To find your own score, first go to your profile and note your userid in the url. For example, my ID is 266: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/users/266/ward Then go to this SEDE query: http://data....


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Why do you want to be a moderator? I am a mod on another SE site, we mainly use blenders there, so I know what us mods do. I want to know why you want to be a mod. (No, the hat is not a good reason.)


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How would being a moderator change your behavior on the site? Don’t think just about the fact that the diamond will be attached to all of your posts, but also that some actions like voting to close have stronger effects - aka the “Mod Hammer”. Do you expect other changes?


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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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Grace Note asked: In your opinion, what do moderators do? Jefromi answered: I think the best quick summary is doing the few cleanup-type things that can't be accomplished entirely by the community. All the various voting mechanisms (and even potentially flagging) can handle most things, but there are bits and pieces that can't really get done that way for ...


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