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I think I speak for the majority of users here that we are excited to have David Stratton join our already stellar team of moderators. We know you will be fair. We know you will do right by the current users. We know you will regularly encourage new users to continue on the site. We know you will knock this out of the park! We are all excited to have you ...


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I don't think that seniority is a particularly good criteria for our votes. I would much rather see the votes go to people who actively participate in the site, rather than those whose only qualification is that they have been around for a while. I say this because some of those who were instrumental in launching the site are no longer particularly active ...


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I would like to register a complaint in regard to our newest moderator. It's only been one day and already the force has been disturbed. I logged into the site this morning after putting the coffee on and pulled up the flag queue to clean up anything that had accrued overnight. As I am a few hours ahead of the other mods I usually catch most of the flags ...


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How, specifically, would you go about creating and maintaining an atmosphere at Christianity.SE in which new users of the site, who don't know the site's rules and culture, feel welcomed to participate in the site while they are learning and navigating its rather complex rules and culture? How would you make it more likely that new users will become regular ...


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StackExchange final elections are administered using what is known as the Single Transferable Vote method, specifically the meek STV algorithm. Basically, each user gets exactly 1 vote. However you are allowed to select three candidates in order of preference. Your single vote will be divided up between these candidates in whatever fashion is most ...


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David Stratton ⇘ Give an example of how you have helped a new user whose questions or answers were originally not up to site standards. I'll stick to just one that stands out in my memory. We have one user, who previously went under a different name, who was struggling with understanding how to keep his questions/answers on the safe side of "Truthiness"....


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David, you have already shown you're not only ready but eager to take your place among the excellent moderators on Christianity Stack Exchange. Your consistent welcoming of new visitors, and referring them to various helps is inspirational to me among others. Congratulations on your new position, and thank you for your dedication to the site.


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1. 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? My general solution to this is grab that user into a private chat and discuss how we can amend their behavior in such a way that it becomes constructive. If this is not an option or the behavior continues ...


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1. 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? User(s) who are generating arguments in comments generally need either education or a reminder about how the system is supposed to work. I would explain nicely what the purpose of the comment system is ...


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Bearing in mind that this site is about Christianity, but not a Christian site, how do you intend to remain as objective and non-biased as possible when evaluating the contributions of users?


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When you see a question or answer with major issues, e.g. argumentative or poorly-written, what tool do you reach for first and why?


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Congratulations! Congrats to the not-so-newly elected mods. A huge congratulations to the C.SE community for making this milestone.


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To borrow one from @Daи last year: Give an example of how you have helped a new user whose questions or answers were originally not up to site standards.


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A promising new user (let's call him Saul) who has already demonstrated a knack for answering questions wisely decides to answer a pastoral advice question. Another user flags the answer for deletion because of the Pastoral Advice Questions policy. Even though you agree with the advice Saul gave, you delete his answer. Now Saul is questioning your decision ...


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fredsbend ⇘ Give an example of how you have helped a new user whose questions or answers were originally not up to site standards. Comments like this are commonplace on the activity-comments tab on my profile. That is the most recent one. Here's others: 1 2 3 4 Rather than only posting the one time like this, however, I have intentionally followed new ...


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How, specifically, would you go about creating and maintaining an atmosphere at Christianity.SE in which new users of the site, who don't know the site's rules and culture, feel welcomed to participate in the site while they are learning and navigating its rather complex rules and culture? How would you make it more likely that new users will become regular ...


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As a Catholic Candidate, this is in my interest so I support it (Just Kidding 8^D ) St Francis of Assisi had attributed to him the following aphorism1: Preach the Gospel every day; use words when necessary. It is a never ending struggle for me to walk in those footsteps, but I think that's the way to go for any of us, particularly when we run into ...


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Moderators are elected to serve until they choose to step down. It's up to them to decide how long to serve. It's completely voluntary and you are encouraged to take breaks and to step down if it ever becomes a burden. The timeline for the election is as follows: Nomination phase today - 7/19 20:00 UTC Primary phrase 7/19 20:00 UTC - 7/23 20:00 UTC ...


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One of the hardest issues we've dealt with over the past two years is how to deal with the following two related issues: Minority Christian groups that are regarded as heretical by mainstream groups. Individuals who claim to be the only person who believes the way they do and insist on being able to post their opinions wherever they please on this site. ...


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Daи ⇘ Give an example of how you have helped a new user whose questions or answers were originally not up to site standards. This is difficult to do, not least because it would involve looking through years of comments to find good examples. Not to mention, once advice is heeded and the user is headed in the right direction, the comments are often ...


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Moderators elected on Stack Exchange have the same term as the Pope: for life. They also have the option of resigning. New moderators are elected as needed, which usually means when there are too many flags for existing moderators to comfortably handle. There's no fixed schedule, but we usually check with them around the time of a site's graduation ...


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Given the intensely personal nature of religious beliefs many visitors to this site have a hard time separating theological positions from the way the site functions and is moderated. As a moderator a diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers, comments, and chat messages. Everything you will do ...


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How, specifically, would you go about creating and maintaining an atmosphere at Christianity.SE in which new users of the site, who don't know the site's rules and culture, feel welcomed to participate in the site while they are learning and navigating its rather complex rules and culture? How would you make it more likely that new users will become regular ...


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Congrats guys and thanks for throwing your hat in to make it contested Shem! Looking forward to having far, far less to do!


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There is not an official "if you're a moderator you must spend x amount of time on the stack you moderate." Moderators perform their duties at-will and on a completely voluntary basis. Which means how much time you spend on it is completely up to you. That said, I'd suggest about 5-7 hours a week is a sufficient amount of time to budget for moderator duties ...


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There really isn't a great way for you to post an epic mega statement. Moderator nominations used allow for much longer statements, but then CasperOne happened. There are some other venues for making your statement if you'd like to take advantage of them. However most of them will be external from the moderator nomination so there is that. You could make ...


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What, if any, role do you think moderators can/should have in developing replacement moderators and developing a strong community that reduces the need for moderator action? (It is not clear to me how much this aspect of leadership can be expressed within the Stack Exchange platform; but a Stack Exchange moderator is--to a limited extent--a leader, and good ...


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Primaries are over. Now we are in the actual election voting phase. First, let's clarify the purpose of the primaries. It seems a common point of confusion that voting in the primaries doesn't actually elect anybody. Primaries in general election terminology are for determining who the final candidates will be in the election. In the US, primaries determine ...


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At the rate traffic is increasing, I've been thinking it won't bee too long before we do need more moderators. However I don't think we're quite there yet. Since CSE is a graduated site, WHO gets put into the mix will be decided be the election process like we already went through once. I have a few picks of my own, but I'll get the same one vote you will. ...


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New users frequently post broad/opinion-based/pastoral questions. This isn't a big problem, except that new users also frequently answer those questions before they can be closed or put on hold. What can be done to help new users know what kinds of questions should be answered?


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