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Congratulations on winning, Mr. Klöcking, and thank you for running, Rodrigo!


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So, most of this is coming from my personal opinion on the situation, but from everything I've seen across the site I think there are other people who feel the same as I do. First, being a moderator is a job and with all jobs come responsibilities. There are a lot of active users who regularly vote on questions, articulate what they think is wrong with ...


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What do you think philosophy is or for the purposes of the SE? How do you think this SE should balance popular and technical uses of the term?


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How would you delimitate "philosophy" as the subject matter of this site? Is every more or less "deep" thought philosophy or are qualifications in content and/or style necessary in order to make this site work as intended? If so, what would you deem essential?


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Geoffrey Thomas How would you delimit "philosophy" as the subject matter of this site? Is every more or less "deep" thought philosophy or are qualifications in content and/or style necessary in order to make this site work as intended? If so, what would you deem essential? I don't think there is an essence of philosophy. We can't say that a ...


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How would you delimitate "philosophy" as the subject matter of this site? Is every more or less "deep" thought philosophy or are qualifications in content and/or style necessary in order to make this site work as intended? If so, what would you deem essential? I see philosophy as anything that can related to a specific philosopher or to a tagged topic. ...


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How would you act in a situation where you have the feeling that the question is definitely within the scope, but you cannot imagine it to be answerable within the format and this may be caused in you not being knowledgeable enough in this particular field/author/work?


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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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How often do you visit the site, and what do you do when you do visit - reviewing, answering questions, asking questions, commenting? Which of these do you think you can contribute the most at? (I know it seem like 2 questions here, but they do relate to each other, and frankly asking them separately thins the post :))


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TL;DR If we analyse what the figures would mean in terms of political elections, one can argue that we have a voting outcome of 47.4%, which really is not too bad. Longer answer 368 visited the site during the election, 270 visited the election page, and 128 voted This is the crucial part of the information, since the biggest number should not be of much ...


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Consider seeing a question that is too vague, too general or too subjective to answer. Would you flag to close the question immediately, or would you try to help the user revise the question? If you would help the user, how would you go about doing that? Would you edit yourself, would you give advice to the user, etc. Would you act differently if it were a ...


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What problems do you see with the principle mechanisms of a Q&A format like StackExchange aspiring to create a database of knowledge when it comes to philosophy? How would you take them into consideration when moderating?


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Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Herr Klöcking! Danke für Ihren Service.


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In some respects, the word "philosophy" is a recipe for boat programming questions. What, if any, are good reasons for closing a question as off-topic as moderator of philosophy.SE (rather than waiting for users to vote)? What signals and/or internal rules do you plan to use to decide when to act unilaterly?


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Actually there were four candidates, two of them were even less suitable/sincere than the other candidate you mention, so much so that they had to leave the election, so the situation you describe is even more manifest. I think the problem (if there is one) is simply that there are only a very small group of users who fit the necessary criteria for being a ...


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Any active user will have noticed we have had some flame wars in the past months. Users upset each other (whether on purpose or not) and fall back to plain insults. How would you deal with this? In particular, how fast would you want to resort to measures like banning? Would you differentiate between the initiator, if there is one, and the other party? My ...


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As a moderator, part of the job will entail drawing the 'line in the sand' between acceptable questions/answers/comments and unacceptable. I think most people would be able to point to and agree on the centre of each category, but the moderator's job will depend, not on identifying the centre, but on distinguishing the borderline cases. Can you describe, or ...


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How do you define philosophy for the purposes of this SE?


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What is your stance towards putting on hold, especially considering people who are new to this site? This question tries to adress the problem of newbies being scared away by fast "close". They may not know about it being just "on parole", as it were, and think they are outright rejected. Additionally, the answer should include consideration of the time/...


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Commando What do you think philosophy is or for the purposes of the SE? How do you think this SE should balance popular and technical uses of the term? Knowledge is a non-negotiable part of what philosophy simply is. We should thus strive here for knowledge, facts, and valid argumentation above all; no speculation, unsupported opinions, and ...


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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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Congratulation Philip. I'm looking forward to you as our new moderator.


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A lot of the philosophical landscape is plagued by the conflation of opposing philosophy and bad philosophy. Where and how do you draw the line, in those fields where you have personally held positions, between something you "merely" disagree with, and something you believe needs to be downvoted, edited, or even removed for poor quality?


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The rules would determine if the election should be nullified or not. I assume there was no problem with the turnout or we would have heard about it by now. I suspect the 1,299 eligible voters includes people who are no longer active, but who have been active in the past. I don't think they should all be counted as current users. So the active users are ...


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