I'd like to nominate Gilles.
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He's been very active on Meta, and all his answers are quite well thought out. He's also quite experienced on the network, and already a moderator on several sites (which is quite important on ...
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I would like to nominate Undo, as he seems very helpful and not obnoxious even though he has a lot of reputation.
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I'm self nominating myself, primarily cause I suspect the SU/Root Access crowd would do it anyway (or will nag me till I do). I'm just starting to get warmed up on obtaining mad reputation getting into things here, ...
I'd like to nominate Seth
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He's been a huge part of helping shape the community so far. He's said before that he would really need to think about it before accepting a nomination here, and I believe that the best mods are ...
I'd like to nominate Izzy (meta profile). He has been one of the most helpful and active users on this site since it started private beta, both in meta and on main. I think he would make a great moderator for this site.
Eying the nominations since they've been brought to my attention ...
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I first encountered Caleb on Unix & Linux where he impressed me by the quality of his answers. He also has an impressive record of editing, flagging, leaving helpful comments and other positive contributions. He is very ...
Deletions and not an answer (NAA)
Once the discussion that sets the minimum required quality level for answers has been agreed upon, basically any answer below that threshold will be commented upon asking for improvements, and then deleted if it fails to improve.
Link only answers
Not an answer
Answers that do not provide ...
We've seen many low-quality answers on this site, and on questions of the type we accept on other Stack Exchange sites. During the private beta, we've had some limited success at quality control by requesting that people improve their answer or using downvotes and the low quality queue to get rid of the worst answers. We can't hope to maintain this forever; ...
As per the mod election page, 3 moderators will be elected. The previous pro-tem team has the option of standing as moderators, but it looks like Undo's the only one of the old mods standing. He'll need to be voted in as per any other mod.
You're over thinking things to a degree, but I see where you're going with it. I think for the moderation team to be as effective as they could be, some should be well versed on historically, why we didn't permit these types of questions on our sites. But, this only leads to them knowing the most important thing ...
What problem were we trying to solve by ...
I'd like to nominate myself.
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I came to SO 2 1/2 years ago and after learning the rules there I soon started to read the questions and answers on meta to get a feeling on how such communities organize themselves....
Comments by nature are transient - both mods, and posters can delete them, and that's what's happened here. In general if its useful for the question it goes in the question or an answer. If its meta-ish, like this, they should go in meta.
In short, I think this is what should have happened.
If the tagging thing is still an issue, it might be a question ...
Yes, we can afford to delete Low Quality Answers.
Stack Exchange Sites, solve problems by throwing Huge amounts of people at it.
Truly vast amounts of experience can be brought to bear on the problem.
Even now in our young stage, questions are getting dozens to hundreds of views,
If we assume that 20% of views come there thinking "I know the ...
Is there anything we can do so community members can add more details as to why they are flagging a specific post as spam?
They can/should be using custom moderator flags if it's not obvious the post is spam. However, since the custom flag option says "A problem not listed above that requires action by a moderator." it's understandable users choose the spam ...
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I'd like to nominate juergen d, the original proposer of this site. In my eyes, he knows the best on how to moderate the site; otherwise, how would he have the audacity to propose it in the first place?
These are a lot of assumptions.
This is day one on this site and we have no idea how well it is going to work. In the next days/weeks we will see if we need aditional moderation or not.
I like to think positive - it could work just fine. Let's see how it goes first.
We can't afford not deleting low quality answers.
When this site was established, Stack Exchange laid out some ground rules. Please read them. Read our guidelines for quality answers, as well.
Yes, writing a good answer takes effort. The reward is that the answers are useful. It's the fact that we produce good content that keeps people engaged.
You have ...
When it is spam.
When it is Not a Answer, Eg it is a comment.
When it is not a suitable answer, Eg in This question, someone miss interpreted the question as being about Plots (line graphs), when the question is about Linked Graphs (the Generalisation of Trees)/
When it is a poor tool for the Job
When the answer is written poorly. (Editing,...
Yeah, flagging on the *Recs.SE sites is harder in general because some of the usual spam indicators don't hold up.The largest problem with red flags is that, due to their inherent penalty, they tend to have a much sharper drop-off in where people draw that threshold. It's worse on this and other sites, where there has to be a higher tolerance for fishy links....
I'm going to nominate myself
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During the private beta I ended up as the 8th most active member and the 7th highest rep; so I should be fairly recognizable to any who were in the private beta and any of all ...