44 votes

Do we want three moderators, or four?

Four could be helpful for the situation mentioned in this comment: Yep, mxyzplk and I are often on the same wavelength (enough that the times we aren't can stand out), but we're also keenly aware ...
31 votes

Do we want three moderators, or four?

I think it's obvious that we need more. More than two, that is. It's obvious, because you two (@mxyzplk and @SevenSidedDie) say so. There might be other possible signs that a third was needed, I don't ...
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31 votes

2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to both of you! I'm looking forward to being co-mods with you (for longer than the week we were last time Nits :p). And welcome (back) to the world of weird, wonderful (and ...
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30 votes

2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Our mod team is turning into quite the menagerie of creatures. (and one humanoid, linksassin) Congrats nitsua60 and Oblivious Sage! I have no doubt you will both do a fine job.
25 votes

Do we want three moderators, or four?

I'm in agreement with the ideas floated thus far--it doesn't sound like we're sure there's a need for four modsworth of effort, but given the current team makeup we might need four mods if we want to ...
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22 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, how would you respond to learning that a user, or group of users, feels unfairly treated by another moderator? What steps would you take to learn their complaints, verify them, and ...
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22 votes

I actually wanted five moderators

We've read your concerns and we've been discussing how to respond internally. TL;DR: Yeah, the situation was messy, but it was messier than that. We're sorry you weren't fully informed; we didn't see ...
21 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In terms of working relationship, the current moderation team has a good level of alignment — and a lack of diversity. In what ways do you see your skills and philosophy complementing the skills and ...
21 votes
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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?

There's nothing particularly magical about the number 5. A long-serving mod retired recently and we three thought that a deeper bench of experienced moderators would be good to have in the community, ...
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20 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, how would you respond to learning that a user, or group of users, feels unfairly treated by another moderator? What steps would you take to learn their complaints, validate them, and ...
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20 votes

2019 Community Moderator Election Results

First of all: Thanks, mxyzplk, for serving as a mod! I may never have remembered how to spell your username without looking it up, but I did appreciate the hard work put into the site by you, ...
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18 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your view on current moderation policy on this site? Is there anything in particular you disagree with? If so, why? How would you reconcile this with needing to work with existing moderators? ...
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18 votes

Do we want three moderators, or four?

There's a lot of talk about "perspectives" and "diversity" regarding moderator composition, and I'd like to share my thoughts on the subject because it recently (about five minutes ago) became clear ...
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18 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Being a moderator is a customer service/public relations job for which there is little to no extrinsic motivation. You will invest hours of your free time dealing with the worst the internet has to ...
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18 votes
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Should we think about elections?

An election is coming The moderation team had already (prior to this Meta at least) discussed this with the CM team and determined that the team would like an election. I believe an official ...
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18 votes

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

One of our recurring stress points recently within the community has been over differences in how different community members interpret close and delete guidelines. As a diamond moderator, you'll be ...
17 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How will you, as a moderator, react to community consensus that you disagree with? How will you, as a moderator, handle issues on which the community has failed to reach consensus, particularly when ...
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17 votes

Do we want three moderators, or four?

We've asked Grace Note to give us two election slots, for a total of four mods. After this consultation with the community we heard ideas for and against 3 and 4, but the overall sense we got from ...
17 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your view on current moderation policy on this site? Is there anything in particular you disagree with? If so, why? How would you reconcile this with needing to work with existing moderators? ...
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17 votes

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How will you, as a moderator, react to community consensus that you disagree with? How will you, as a moderator, handle issues on which the community has failed to reach consensus, particularly when ...
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17 votes

Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?

Yes, one week is stunningly short. I'd like to see the nomination period extended to 2+ weeks, and that includes in this present election we are having now. For many users the beginning of the ...
16 votes

2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Ah, so mxy is stepping down. I suspected that was in the cards. 1. Grats Rubiksmoose and V2Blast. We are in good hands. 2. Thanks, mxyzplk, for your long service at this stack ... ... and for ...
16 votes

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Recently we had a situation where one user was performing a series of actions that the community disagreed with; users regularly flagged these actions and complained to moderators to do something ...
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15 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Sometimes, we end up with multiple mid-to-high rep users arguing over a question, or a meta policy, or something else that happened on the site. These arguments can often range all over the site: from ...
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15 votes

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Becoming a new moderator can be daunting, but is also a big opportunity. What are you worried or fearful about in your transition to becoming a moderator, and is there anything you're looking ...
15 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your view on current moderation policy on this site? Is there anything in particular you disagree with? If so, why? How would you reconcile this with needing to work with existing moderators?
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15 votes
Accepted

Is there a good way to view my candidate score?

Data.StackExchange.com has a lot of very useful tools for doing things like this. This meta.SE post has the general calculation and query, but for a specific one for RPG you can use this query and ...
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14 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, how would you respond to learning that a user, or group of users, feels unfairly treated by another moderator? What steps would you take to learn their complaints, validate them, and ...
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14 votes

I actually wanted five moderators

I’m not a mod anymore but I can speak to the 2017 election and discussion and the lead-up to the latest election. Stack Exchange generally consults with and defers to the moderator team about how ...
13 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What presence, if any, do you have, or would plan to have if you became a moderator, on the main Meta? Would you be willing and able to help RPG push for things there?
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