24 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Comments (I started this write-up before the election started thinking we'd just get the usual boring election questions, but then things got rancorous, so this is partly my take on the State of ...
22 votes

2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to @Ward and @yagmoth555 have fun! Thanks to @HBruijn and @EEAA for your moderation (in all senses).
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Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?

I didn't intend that comment as a "cheap shot" - there's only so much you can say in the space of a comment. A little bit of background might help here: along with most of the people on my team, I ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? I answer questions, and when I have a question I can't easily answer myself or ...
18 votes

2014 Community Moderator Election Results

I know AndrewB already referred to Iain's theory, but I thought it was worth spelling it out: Iain said a couple times that all the discussion about moderation style and intent didn't matter because ...
17 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

I'd like to drag an elephant into this room (I'm sorry in advance), and see what people think now that some time has passed. Perhaps the amount of exposition is too much, and the subject aged. But I ...
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17 votes

2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Haha, wow. HopelessN00b making the cut and Ward not is a double upset compared to the meta voting. Did not see that coming at all. Thanks to everyone who participated. We'll get you in one of these ...
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17 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am Falcon! Here are my answers! I also still stand by my answers last year. We had an election last year that ended with some parting and drama. And I can't help but think of Ryan Ries` ...
16 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? The same things I would as a moderator :) Answering and cleaning up relevant ...
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15 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? Mainly answering questions, a lot of voting and a bit of reviewing. I believe that ...
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15 votes

2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats Sven, sorry Ward, and... well, I'll let Kent Brockman say the rest. I will try not to screw it up too badly, too quickly.
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15 votes

2015 Community Moderator Election Results

I think I speak for all my fellow fresh meat when I say: bring it on.
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15 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Ward's responses to the moderator candidate questions: Do you feel there are any issues with the relative amount and types of participation on ServerFault of long-term, high-rep users compared ...
14 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Do you agree with the statement "ServerFault needs professional-quality questions, not just questions from professionals"? What does the word "professional" mean to you, within the context of the ...
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14 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

EEAA reporting in... We had an election last year that ended with some parting and drama. And I can't help but think of Ryan Ries` comment: "I don't know why anyone would want to be a ...
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13 votes

Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?

I am normally a person of mild temperament. I normally don't call people on their bullshit or make waves unless it's something fairly serious. An election is a serious business, and it's perhaps the ...
11 votes

Election Voting -- Why can I DOWNVOTE a candidate?

It is a feature. Upvote is approval. No vote neutral. Downvote is disapproval. This gives an overall sense of how the Server Fault community and the wider Stack Exchange users feel about a ...
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11 votes
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Moderator coverage

Of the active mods*: 3 Mods are in UTC-5, some tend to roll into work a bit later than others, but we're all most active in the 1300-2200Z range. 1 Mod in UTC+10, that mod get's up too damn early, ...
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11 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Note: I personally have found Server Fault to be a very friendly site, but am fully aware that this is not necessarily the experience of others. There is a lot of discussion about the quality of ...
11 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The number of active users has dropped nearly monthly since Server Fault started: Server Fault has developed a reputation across the network of being full of BOFHs who yell at people asking dumb ...
9 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

I still believe the consensus here: Inactive mods on SF - Or are they? I see the same 2-3 moderators all day long on SF. Granted that's my timezone and perspective, but it's the only perspective I ...
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9 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? By ensuring I'm active in all aspects of the side and contributing what I can to ...
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8 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

I'm drunk/not reading carefully/don't hang out here much. Why should I vote for you instead of some other person? What problems does Server Fault face that are unique to Server Fault?
8 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? Well, like the other high rep users, my primary method of making Server Fault a more ...
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8 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The impression new users get of the site is mostly defined by what they see when they get here, in terms of its usefulness, purpose, and community norms. What is your strategy for improving the ...
8 votes
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Can I see the "Moderator election candidate statistics" for myself without running for moderator?

As far as I know there is no page for this. You could however copy-paste some Javascript code into your browser which will show it for you. With a little copy and pasting and under 10 lines of non ...
8 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Do you feel there are any issues with the relative amount and types of participation on ServerFault of long-term, high-rep users compared to newer, lower-rep users? If so, what would you try to do ...
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7 votes

Can I see the "Moderator election candidate statistics" for myself without running for moderator?

So the the link of original answer was dead, so I would like to add another solution. Basically the technique was similar: inject javascript snippet into election page. To do this I create ...
7 votes

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

I notice that several of our top review-queue users have put themselves up for a mod-bit. Since mod-decisions remove questions and answers from the review-queue which can become later audit-items to ...
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7 votes
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to ...

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