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Duarte Ramos In your opinion, what do moderators do? A moderator's work is to help run a site smoothly by dealing with any exceptional issues not dealt by the network's "self regulating" system. It should cover general housekeeping like dealing with review queues and guiding new users, but also dealing with misconduct and improper use of the site. ...


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Jachym Michal Update, October 18th I decided to withdraw my nomination from the 2020 Moderator Election. Due to some unexpected circumstances (new job and stuff...) I probably wouldn't have enough time in the next few months to properly fulfill moderating duties. Good luck to all the other candidates :). After the 2.8 series Blender's popularity and ...


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After the 2.8 series Blender's popularity and visibility in the industry increased considerably attracting a lot of new users, this brought an influx of beginners to BSE. How do you suggest we deal with the inevitable increase in lower quality posts, repeated questions and general unawareness of rules and conduct? For starters, use your votes. If it is ...


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Robert Gützkow After the 2.8 series Blender's popularity and visibility in the industry increased considerably attracting a lot of new users, this brought an influx of beginners to BSE. How do you suggest we deal with the inevitable increase in lower quality posts, repeated questions and general unawareness of rules and conduct? I would suggest we use 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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Committed I would want all moderators to spend time on the site regularly, and actively participating in site activities, answering, moderating, reviewing and mentoring above and beyond the norm. This would show that the moderator was interested and active in the determining of the site's present and future atmosphere and quality. I would also note that they ...


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Thanks to all the pro-tem mods who helped get this site to where it is today!


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Congrats to the new moderators.


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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? The specifics would depend on the exact nature of the flags/arguments.. But say for example the cause of the friction appears to originate as some kind of deliberate provocation in the answers, then my first ...


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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? If the flags have merit, then after acting on the specific comment flag, I would contact that user. In only extreme cases, and after multiple contacts with the user, I would put a time out on him. How ...


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Activity If a user is not active, he can not fulfill his duties as a moderator. Helpful Flags A user should be able to identify when a post is bad. Having lots of disputed flags would be a good indicator that he is a bad judge of quality. High Votes A moderator should not only smash down the ban hammer whenever someone makes a mistake, but also encourage ...


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BSE! I would like to be in the running for the 2020 moderator nomination. I have already within a span of 8 months completed over 1,400 reviews, and answered many topics in Blender Stack Exchange. I believe I would be a good moderator on BSE, so I nominate myself in for the election. (1) After the 2.8 series Blender's popularity and visibility in the ...


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Pierre Schiller In your opinion, what do moderators do? Guide new users through the site, it´s functions. Also to calibrate the quality of the case (questions) presented in such manner that everyone will understand the question in term correctly. A moderator should build (emphasize) team collaboration, team reviews and collective talents to present ...


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If elected moderator, how much of a priority would you make it to regularly do reviews, to help solve the problem we currently have where there are several dozen posts in the close vote review queue at any given time?


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How much time can you dedicate to moderation tasks?


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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? I message the user advising them to desist or try to find why the source of the problem (one case I remember was someone was getting aggravated about their answers being edited after). If they persist or ...


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After the 2.8 series Blender's popularity and visibility in the industry increased considerably attracting a lot of new users, this brought an influx of beginners to BSE. How do you suggest we deal with the inevitable increase in lower quality posts, repeated questions and general unawareness of rules and conduct?


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http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/moderator A moderators job is to help keep the site civil and dignified. A moderators job is not "teacher" of the site's content. The moderator is a teacher of the site's code of conduct. If the moderators do their work properly, content-teachers who contribute to the site will want to stay because people who visit the ...


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Following directions, working together and abiding by site policy are all important. Please only post one question per answer. quoted from here How well do you follow directions?


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I guess the votes were still being tallied, the results can now be viewed here. For more detail about the exact algorithm used, see wikipedia. For an explanation of the file format used to store the votes, see this answer.


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How do you feel about the current state of the community here? What role does meta and chat play in your ideal for blender.SE, and how will you encourage this?


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How have you first come in contact with Blender and how long ago? Are you currently still actively using it professionally or for hobbies?


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Rep, badges, flags, candidate score and the like are all measures of your familiarity with BSE. How familiar do you consider yourself with the SE system?


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What important contributions or actions have you not been able to do that moderator-ship will allow you to perform? (besides banning trouble users)


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Role Model - Always Moderators set the tone and expectation for a community. A moderator who is rude, incomprehensible, unruly or unintelligent can lower expectations and confuse new users. This applies to all circumstances, chat, meta, main, comments and even other network sites. The moderator should be someone who is looked up to. Look to community ...


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How much time can you currently commit, and are there other things that may come up in future that will limit your availability? (i.e. intensive college or other studies, heavy workload) This is important as the whole point of being a moderator is to care for and direct the site.


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My requirements for moderators are very simple. Moderators aren't leaders, they are protectors of community agreed scope, sanity and netiquette. In their choices they should be an example of the spirit of B.se. and should be seen to participate with the QA like everyone else. Impartial, open to reason, and willing to concede for the greater good of ...


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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 them, and explain what the issue is. If they didn't change their behavior, or started an antagonistic argument about their conduct rather than a discussion, then extreme measures might ...


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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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How familiar are you with blender (2.8 and prior)?


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