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Elections are typically triggered by one of two things: Graduation out of Beta The site grows to the point that it requires more attention than the existing moderation team can offer. Each of these decisions are made by Stack Exchange staff, presumably with input from the community. There is no scheduled frequency. It has been a while since Mi Yodeya ...


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What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it?


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These are the answers corresponding to Isaac Moses' nomination. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? I think that the comment streams on Mi Yodeya contain too much inside jargon, arguments about general policy, and old conversations, such that ...


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Here are Scimonster's answers to the questionnaire. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? I feel that sometimes we can be a little harsh on questioners, especially when they're new users. Sometimes people will post a question without providing any ...


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These are the answers corresponding to Daniel's nomination. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? This is an interesting question. I think one thing I'd like to work on as a mod is encouraging users to make posts more comprehensible to non-experts ...


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Tell us about a time (here or elsewhere) when you managed to successfully spur a group of people to positive action that wasn't required of them.


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In case anyone is wondering, this is the election output (assuming I'm reading the file properly). For more information about the method used see How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English? Loading ballots from file judaism-stackexchange-com-2017-election-results.blt. Ballot file contains 3 candidates and 105 ballots. No candidates have ...


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Purim Torah season is a time when moderators here end up having to use personal judgement a little more than they usually do. As a moderator, how would you tend to steer the direction of our annual Purim silliness (compared to how it's been in the past, I suppose): keep more of it around since it's just two weeks or cull mediocre or borderline jokes to keep ...


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What is something new and/or unique that you can bring to the moderator team and/or to the site? (eg. active at unusual times, familiarity with a certain topic, past applicable work experience, extreme love of waffles, etc.)


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Why do you want to be a moderator?


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Mi Yodeya sometimes struggles with posts that are not from a mainstream Orthodox perspective. We generally follow the approach we worked out here for questions and answers from other movements, and we tend to delete posts that ascribe authority to non-Jewish sources/ideas. That said, there's still a lot of room for interpretation, and sometimes discussions ...


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I have frequently found that a number of new users are intimidated and discouraged to continue on this site because of moderators closing questions or putting them on hold. While we do publish our policy in the guide, the language there may be too wordy or ambiguous to many new users. Even with carefully readig the policy, the decision to close or put a ...


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The total number of votes per candidate is released publicly at the end of the election (as a BLT file) and anyone can even run the Meek-STV themselves to verify the winner. When ready the file should be at https://judaism.stackexchange.com/election/download-result/2 Here is the output from the last election.


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Comments: bane of any site that wants to maintain a good signal:noise ratio, harmless, something in between? What do you think about comments and the moderation thereof on Mi Yodeya, and what would you like to change about it?


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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 ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible