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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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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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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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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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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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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 I have ...


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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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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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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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Why do you want to become a moderator?


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aaron and PolyGeo, congratulations and welcome to the moderator team! Thank you for picking up this role, even as I leave the fold. Moderating can be work, annoying at times, but worth the effort. Whenever you find yourself in doubt, step back and survey the extent and value of the growing body of great questions and answers found here, and enjoy the part ...


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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? I would point out the strengths and value to the user their answers bring to the community, and point out each flag as it arises. Possibly helping reconstruct a few answers (pseudo) to see if re-direction ...


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Moderators often need to interpret the site’s scope, usually using a mix of the On Topic page and various Meta Q&As (usually tagged scope). If you think the site’s scope, as currently documented and/or interpreted, is either too broad or too narrow, which single category of questions or potential questions would you most like to see removed from or ...


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As a moderator on GIS SE you will sometimes need to communicate with SE staff and moderators from other SE sites. What is your experience of the Stack Exchange network beyond the walls of GIS SE?


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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? Personalities differ greatly among experts. I would value their contributed answers highly. Unless the arguments are not in offensive offensive or abusive to users, I would leave it alone. If the comments ...


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This is answered on SE Meta, at When do moderator elections take place? Basically, elections are when they're needed, and not on a set schedule.


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My understanding is that, had the Nomination phase ended with only one nomination (or only two) for the two positions available, then the Election phase would not have been required, and the one nominee (or two nominees) would have been appointed. This understanding seems to be supported by the result of a WebApps election in a Meta SE Q&A where three ...


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