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It seems not custom that the newly elected says some words but I will do it anyway. I thank everyone who voted for their trust and I will do my best to help the community. This is my first night as a moderator and as you all can imagine I'm quite anxious. I double-check every mouse click I do, always afraid to accidentally delete our beloved site. I'm sure ...


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Kuba I don't think I am a good candidate with respect to human interactions but there is a lot to do content-wise which I think I enjoy and do anyway. 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 only reasonable answer is "it depends". ...


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MarcoB 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? Arguments in comments are fine, as long as they are kept relatively short. The comments can otherwise be removed or the conversation moved to chat when it gets too long, repetitive, or simply ...


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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? Being an expert doesn't give you the right to hurt people with comments. It is as simple as that. I understand that an argument can be heated but the tone must be kept civil. My first step would be to ask ...


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Given that Wolfram is pushing towards a cloud-based platform, there exists the Wolfram Community for general conversation and discussion about the software/language, and there exists here a well rounded body of information suitable for most beginners to find answers so long as they can construct a proper search, what role does the Mathematica.SE Q&A play ...


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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? Haven't seen anyone like that on Mathematica.SE in the five+ years I've been participating, so this seems very hypothetical situation to me. Should somebody like this show up, I think it wold be matter ...


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"In your opinion, what do moderators do?" This bothers me. Why should we need to ask such a question of candidates? Why are there no clear, easily found guidelines for moderators? I have been a member of this site for more than four years and am still clueless as to exactly what is expected from a moderator. That certainly disqualifies me from ...


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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? Very academic question. Mathematica.SE is a very cozy place and people are mostly nice to each other. Of course, we want it to stay like this and thus, troublemakers must get show their limits. First ...


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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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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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