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Thanks everyone for your votes. I'm humbled and happy to be joining the company of the existing moderators. I look forward to the task.


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Midavalo A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions. Do you have the patience and commitment to become a GIS Stack Exchange Moderator? I believe I have the patience and commitment to serve as a GIS SE Moderator....


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Thank you everyone who voted, regardless of who your choices were. I'll constantly endeavour to be worthy of your confidence in me in this role. I for one was pleased with the selections available and would have been happy with other outcomes, enough so I didn't even vote for myself ;-) Ian, Bill, Mapperz and Anita : I look forward to working together with ...


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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? We are all different, and all contribute in our own ways. I would expect to be tolerant, but firm, if I thought, a user was being disruptive to the GIS SE community. We need as many valuable answers as we ...


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Fezter Thanks for your consideration, folks! A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions. Do you have the patience and commitment to become a GIS Stack Exchange Moderator? I have taken great pride in ...


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Congratulations to everyone that voted and nominated themselves for the Election. Condolences to 'Evil Genius' but if it was not for your nomination, the election process could of not made it into the Election Phase.


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Yes, many thanks to all who voted, and to @EvilGenius for ensuring there was a vote. Your turn next time! And of course congratulations also to @Fezter (who I swear was already a mod!)


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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? The GIS.SE community is already very good at keeping the peace and maintaining a positive atmosphere on the site by constructively addressing problems either on meta or in the comments. Moderators have ...


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Tally of the voting Lighter circles and larger fonts correspond to larger counts. Rows designate votes for first, second, and third places. Columns designate candidates (using both initials where available or else the first two letters of their names). The rightmost column "--" tallies missing votes. 195 people voted. Map of the voting This map shows ...


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Evil Genius A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions.Do you have the patience and commitment to become a GIS Stack Exchange Moderator? I feel I do some of this already. I’m active in all of the review queues ...


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We currently have nearly 19,000 (towards 25%) of the questions asked here unanswered. If you think that's too many, then, as a moderator, would you see helping the community to address that number being a priority, and how might you do so?


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An important characteristic of a moderator is to have a good understanding of the community as well as StackExchange itself. The most salient ways to achieve these are (1) reviews and voting; (2) participation in Meta (through asking questions, answering them, and voting) and (3) significant participation on another SE site. What is your record in these ...


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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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To all nominee candidates A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions. Do you have the patience and commitment to become a GIS Stack Exchange Moderator? The Art of Moderation: The ideal moderator does as little as ...


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What are the biggest challenges observed at GIS Stack Exchange and how will you as a moderator help address these challenges?


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Why do you want to become a moderator?


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I wondered the same thing before I nominated myself. You can hover your mouse over the existing nominations and see what each score component is...It looks like the n/40 score is based on 4 things: 1 point per 1k of reputation, up to 20k rep (so 20 points max) Up to 8 points total for each review queue badge (Civic Duty, Deputy, Reviewer, Steward). Up to ...


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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? there is no reason to behave differently if someone tend to generate a large number of flags. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn'...


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If you are elected as a moderator, your vote to Close will instantly lead to a question being placed On Hold. How long after you see a question, and decide in your own mind that it should be placed On Hold, do you think that it will be appropriate for you to do so?


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There is a new Moderator election now because a) I am stepping down from the post, and b) GIS Stack Exchange is successful. I'm stepping down because my work and home duties have changed such that now I only have time to visit GIS-se a few times a week, and occasionally not at all. I remain as committed to the site as ever, I've been here since the ...


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. In your opinion, what do moderators do? A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that? In what way do ...


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What do you think is the biggest problem facing this SE? Do you think there needs to be any changes made to the policy or rules - what would you suggest?


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To all candidates, A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions. Do you have the patience and commitment to become a GIS Stack Exchange Moderator? The Art of Moderation: The ideal moderator does as little as possible....


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This is just an observation that I want to make to try to assist anyone thinking about standing during the next moderator election whenever that might be. This year the candidate score (out of 40) looks like it was a good predictor of the final positions. If you wish to speculate about how your candidature might have stood up this year, or in preparation ...


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How would you determine whether a question is on-topic for GIS.SE? Here are a few examples: Use Python to parse string Space filling between random 2D lines Geoserver GET request to the REST API without authentication


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Here are my answers (I may not manage to get to all of them as I go on vacation tonight and have to do some work today too). I'm done - Sorry I didn't have time to answer all of the questions or provide really good, well thought out answers but if I miss the start of my holiday then my wife will kill me :-). In your opinion, what do moderators do? I feel ...


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What is your GIS background/experience, and what software packages are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What approach would you take when needing to moderate a Question/Answer about topics you are less proficient in?


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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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Information for potential nominees... and good luck. What is expected? So in summary, if you become a community moderator on the GIS Stack Exchange site, here's what to expect: As a moderator, your actions now represent the community, so you will be held to a higher standard of behavior. You are an ambassador of trust, with the same sorts of rights ...


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This is a question from the last election questionnaire. Credits to original asker Erica. What is your GIS background/experience, and what software packages are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What approach would you take when needing to moderate a Question/Answer about topics you are less proficient in?


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