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2020 Moderator Election Results

Thank you, community, for voting me in. Though I'm quite certain my win here is largely due to a small nomination list, you have my promise to work for the benefit of this community and site. What ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The elected Moderators on Skeptics have been accused on many occasions of over moderation, what steps would you take to increase the level of community moderation?
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

The elected Moderators on Skeptics have been accused on many occasions of over moderation, what steps would you take to increase the level of community moderation? I don't really agree that skeptics ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Hello, I'm fredsbend. Please see my nomination to accompany this questionnaire. The elected Moderators on Skeptics have been accused on many occasions of over moderation, what steps would you take to ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

The elected Moderators on Skeptics have been accused on many occasions of over moderation, what steps would you take to increase the level of community moderation? To increase community moderation I ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

There are a raft of policies on Skeptics.SE that often prove a challenge for new users. I think the main ones are: Questions The claim must come from someone else, not personal speculation or ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Skeptics has a high ratio of post deletion when compared to other SE sites. Is this a natural result of the site topic, or can/should certain things be done differently? Naturally, answers must first ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Community participation on skeptics meta is quite light, what would you do to improve community participation in meta discussions?
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

I'd be willing to put my name forward for one of the positions. I spend enough time on here as is, and I'd like to think I've been a cooling presence on the network. I'll go along with @fredsbend ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is the most important issue facing the site's future success today? What do you plan to do about it as a moderator?
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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 ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How do you feel about the Hot Network Questions effect? Skeptics questions seem to really hit the sweet spot for the HNQ formula. Skeptics questions are regularly featured all across the network, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

When should comments be deleted and when should they remain? Some topics on Skeptics collect a lot of comments, thus many comments are deleted. The current moderation team regularly defends against ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Skeptics.SE, along with some other stack exchanges, have attracted persistent trolls posting hate speech, primarily as question posts. How do you deal with hate speech, and how do you determine if ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Questions can be closed (and opened) either by moderators, or by the community. Under what circumstances is it beneficial to let the closure process be done by the community, and when is it better for ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How do you balance a skeptic's need to reveal the truth with the simple fact-checking nature of this Q&A site? There are perhaps many instances where a good answer on this site may be factually ...
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

I don't want to promise a nomination, but I want to express interest. I would hope to be a positive force on the moderation team, producing a synergistic effect, however, I don't have full confidence ...
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