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Wow, thank you to the community for your support, and especially to the other candidates for stepping up! Congratulations also to JJJ, I'm looking forward to working with you and the rest of the moderation team! :)


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Thank you for voting and participating, everyone! Congratulations CDJB, I'm looking forward to working with you and the moderation team as well. As others have pointed out, these are going to be some interesting times. With this team and the vigilant community at large, I'm sure we can take on the challenge and maybe even grow our userbase along the way.


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A classic: In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it?


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A question quickly passes into the Hot Network Questions territory, but begins to gather answers that tend to contain rants about the politicians involved, rather than pure answers (i.e. the rantier answers get lots of upvotes). Would you close it, remove it from the HNQ list (mod power) or leave it alone?


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There's always a user or two who wants to debate where questions cross the community defined good-faith standard (which now has its own close reason) Do you think the standard is sufficient as-is or is there anything you would like to see added or removed?


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Bravo and Good Luck to the winners, CDJB & JJJ! The voters made capital choices! (Or perhaps most voters are capitalists...)


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Congratulations to all candidates. An election can be a stressful process, and you have all handled it wonderfully. CDJB and JJJ, welcome to the team!


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Answers from CDJB In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? Unfortunately, the biggest challenge that our site faces, in my opinion, is something which I don't believe can be completely solved, only mitigated: attempts to use this platform to promote a particular ...


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A candidate mentioned "long arguments in comments" as one of the (many) things they would like to be a moderator to act on. My question for all the candidates is: While these long arguments in comments are generally frowned upon on SE, some of them may be useful in weeding out fine detail. Do you differentiate between long comment discussions ...


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Answers from JJJ In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? The biggest challenge lies with growing our userbase. The more active users we get, the more interesting questions we get. That makes it a more interesting place for us to be, but it will also be more ...


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You say that if there aren't enough candidates for an election (I assume this means >2), then you'll simply appoint the candidate/s. Right now, there is only one candidate who has nominated themselves. What happens if someone who would not be a good moderator, and who wouldn't win the election if there was one, sees the empty slot and nominates themselves ...


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I am not a lawyer, but would like to see a question to catch whether a candidate works for or on behalf of a political party, PAC, politician, or is some kind of hireling (or necessary sponsor) of one. But it seems doubtful whether everyone so affiliated would be forthcoming about that, particularly if they've signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). ...


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Many of our users are affiliated with political parties. Their affiliations can be splashed into the public, deliberately or accidentally. This produces a suspicion that these users' actions as Moderators are biased, whether it is true or not. Say, you see another Moderator removed a post and you receive a flag claiming that the deletion has been caused by ...


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Thymine In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? The fastest gun in the west problem, where answers that appear in the first few hours get all the upvotes and obscure more elaborate answers. This encourages hot takes rather than interesting discussion. I don't ...


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Why do you want to be a moderator on this site? Seeing that there are so many more fun and / or lucrative pursuits out there, why commit to moderating this site? While this may seem like an odd question, I think it's good to know what motivates our leaders.


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One from the Buffett playbook (slightly rephrased to fit this election): What policy, with respect to running and moderating the site, are you in favor of, that (you think) most of our users are against?


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Answers from AGC In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? THE biggest problem here might be that like the crew of Heinlein's Vanguard we may fail to remember that Politics.SE was practically born yesterday, and dogmatically treat an experimental computerized Q&...


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Answers from SurpriseDog In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? Too many answers on this site are nothing more than thinly disguised political rants and unsupported personal opinion. As moderator, I would ask that every answer does three things: At the very ...


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Answers from Ted Wrigley In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Politics Stack Exchange is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it? It's an election season, so 'influencers' are out in force, and 'influencers' know the power of asking a leading question: e.g., Why are Democrats favoring unusually old presidential candidates ...


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