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Thank you to everyone who voted! I thank you all for your support and your votes as well, and will try not to let you down!


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Thank you all for your support and votes. I'll try not to let you down!


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My question started after looking at the nominations right now and seeing a very strange nominated user who appears on other sites for nomination and has little score in all. This makes me wonder a lot about the intent to go for moderator and what could happen. People want to become moderators for a great variety of reasons. Some high rep users make ...


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Thanks to everyone that participated and voted!. Congratulations to Roland and Jokerdino! I would also like to personally thank my producer, director, writers, the staff behind the scene, the music band, the dog next to the food, the other dog next to the dog next to the food. The lighting people, the cleaning lady, my family, friends, the book from ...


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Ask Ubuntu currently has the lowest Percent Answered of any Stack Exchange site. What do you feel caused this, and what is your personal opinion on whether - and how - to change that?


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What timezone are you in and when will you be most active? Rationale: the moderators we have now cover quite a broad range of times throughout the day, but there are a handful of times when there are no moderators around (Friday evening, PST, for example).


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You get an inbox notification for moderator elections on every site where you are able to vote for the candidates. According to the election page itself (yellow note on the right): Any community member with 150 reputation may vote in the election. So if you have enough points on SO to vote in the election, you of course get notified for it. How else ...


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While I can't speak for the other moderators, in my experience as an Ask Ubuntu moderator since August 2010 I can offer a brief glimpse into moderator qualities from my perspective. Tolerance If you become frustrated easily, moderation might not be for you. Assuming you visit the site on a daily basis, you'll have to interact with people with whom you may ...


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Jacob Vlijm What timezone are you in and when will you be most active? The moderators we have now cover quite a broad range of times throughout the day, but there are a handful of times when there are no moderators around (Friday evening, PST, for example). I live in the Netherlands, so +2:00, Central European Time. I have to work a normal job's ...


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Terdon What timezone are you in and when will you be most active? The moderators we have now cover quite a broad range of times throughout the day, but there are a handful of times when there are no moderators around (Friday evening, PST, for example). I'm in UTC+3. I work during the day, but I tend to keep an AU tab open when at work, so I will be ...


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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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As the site gains more and more moderators, it will become increasingly important for the existing moderators to think and act alike so that we the laymen can can know what to expect, regardless of which moderator is acting. Describe your relationship with the present moderators and why you would expect them (and not just us) to trust you as a moderator as ...


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The existing moderator team doesn't always agree in private (the joke is if you ask 10 people the same question, you'll get 15 answers). What will you do if the majority of moderators are opposed to your point of view?


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Moderator elections are not scheduled events. Instead, they are brought up as the need arises, namely when more moderators are considered "needed." As you can see from the elections list, there was no scheduled election for 2015, because no new moderators were needed. To be more exact, moderator elections typically happen when the community moderators ...


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No, technically you do not have to vote more more than one candidate for your vote to be counted. However, it is highly recommended that you do so! SE elections use what is called the STV (Single Transferable Votes) method of tallying votes. This is a system specifically designed to minimize wasted votes when electing more than one candidate at a time out ...


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What is, in your opinion as a potential future moderator, the biggest problem that Ask Ubuntu faces? If you were to get elected, what actions would you take towards resolving this issue?


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Just as people might be uncomfortable putting themselves forward, it might make them uncomfortable to be put up for election. They might be uncomfortable turning it down. They might remain in the running because it's the easier thing to do. Being a moderator is not just a title you earn for being popular, it's an ongoing job that is often thankless and ...


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A few points: A link to team@stackexchange.com is on the bottom of every page. If anybody has a serious problem with a moderator, bypass the mods and go straight to the overlords. Abuse will lead to demodification. Moderators are elected. People shouldn't vote for people who are not suitable for the job. The electorate can get it wrong (GWB anyone?!) but ...


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Meta is where all the policies of the site, user grievances, and concerns are brought up and discussed. If you have a low meta participation people will make the assumption that you don't actively already participate in the molding of the site as it is today. It's merely a metric used to gauge a persons involvement within the Ask Ubuntu community.


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It never goes below -1 (well, except when you add a downvote, but that clears out on refreshing) See Election primary vote count is no lower than -1 It was decided to be too cruel to display a person as having a score less than 0.


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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 do you deal with established users who have gained reputation, badges and privileges by illicit means? This might seem silly but it has real world applications. Things like this, where >1k rep users do something really quite wrong, happen a couple of times a year. Dealing with it smoothly is important to the continued success of the site. You are a ...


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You are a member of the Stack Overflow community. You currently have 227 reputation there and have contributed 5 answers. The fact that you are more active here doesn't change the fact that you are also a member of SO and, as such, have every right to vote there. I think you're reading to much into this. While you (and I) are among those few users who ...


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It's just you Take a further look and you'll see that you're looking at an older cached page. "Nominations close in 7 days." That's what it said 5-6 days ago. "posted 7 mins ago" "posted 26 mins ago" Well, in fact jokerdino posted it a long time earlier. So, just reload the web page, try clearing caches, etc.


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How would you deal with a feud between two users? Consider a case where two users have it in for each other and tend to downvote and/or negatively comment on each other's posts.


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For me, the worst part of AskUbuntu compared to StackOverflow is the influx of bad questions. One example to hand (not necessarily the best example) is https://askubuntu.com/questions/97637/ubuntu-11-10-freezes-on-boot-just-installed. What I think is bad about this question (at least at the moment I'm writing) is: The title sounds like something that ...


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Yes. We support and answer almost everything Ubuntu, let's change the link for this election, while there is still time to at least get a fix in after-the-fact.


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Meta is the core of the site, plain and simple. Meta is where site policy is shaped, important matters are brought up, actions are discussed and community consensus is written. Moderators, by necessity, need to be aware and involved in all of these things. Moderators execute the will of the community and follow the procedure the community decides upon. ...


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How would you deal with a problematic user who, while posting excellent answers/questions, tends to cause a lot of drama? By "drama" I mean that this user's actions cause other users to complain, either by raising flags or in chat, that this user gets into arguments with other users; basically that the user's presence is detrimental to the smooth working of ...


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