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In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic of moderation. Participation is completely voluntary. I am working with the candidates to find a time that allows the most participation.

The Town Hall Chat will take place Wednesday the 27th at 9pm UTC / 5pm EDT.

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Here are the details so far:

  • I have coordinated with the candidates and done the best I could with a best fit match. I would like to schedule this towards the beginning of the election phase, so I am looking at the 25th-28th. As soon as I coordinate with the existing moderators and candidates, I will edit this post with details on the "when".
  • The Town Hall Chat will be a one-hour event using our chat platform. You can register for the event here.
  • The format will be an open discussion. Users are encouraged to pose questions to the candidate regarding their thoughts on moderation.
  • After the chat session, the transcript of the event will be permanently linked here.
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    +1 Nice idea. Thanks for setting this up. – whuber Apr 23 '11 at 16:15
  • @Rebecca In order to "be on the lookout for email" one has to know what the originating address will be. Could you share that with us? At least the domain name? – whuber Apr 24 '11 at 22:03
  • @whuber, our emails come from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com. My id is rebecca@. I've only received 3 responses so far. I'll just have to pick a time and hope if I don't hear from more people by tomorrow morning. – Rebecca Chernoff Apr 24 '11 at 22:31
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    Rebecca, perhaps you could email the candidates to let them know? I just happened to check back on this thread, thanks for organizing this. – scw Apr 26 '11 at 6:50
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    I think the regisister link might not be working properly. You can register for the event here – Josh Apr 26 '11 at 12:59
  • @scw, shoot, I did forget to do that. ): Correcting that now. – Rebecca Chernoff Apr 26 '11 at 18:13
  • Im in Melbourne, so this is 7am for me. Ill do my best to be on time. – Simon Apr 26 '11 at 23:28
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I will be creating a "digest" version of the GIS 2011 Town Hall Chat. This will be posted as one large Meta question. The digest will contain all the questions asked in the town hall and the candidates' answers, with none of the other conversation from the room.

For more information, please see the meta post about Town Hall Digests

Update: I am still working on the digest... the town hall got a bit... convoluted... in places, so sorting out what goes where is taking me longer than usual. Thanks for your patience!.

Here is the Town Hall Chat Digest. If you see things which need to be corrected, missing answers, etc, please just let me know!

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