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This is Discrete lizard. Comments are starting to build up on a question. A commenter asserts that the question makes no sense and should be closed. The asker maintains that the question is perfectly clear. You have no idea as it's about a domain of CS that you know nothing about. What do you do? If the question is truly nonsensical, there must be ...


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What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively?


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Comments are starting to build up on a question. A commenter asserts that the question makes no sense and should be closed. The asker maintains that the question is perfectly clear. You have no idea as it's about a domain of CS that you know nothing about. What do you do?


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What do you think this site's biggest challenge is? (E.g. post quality or quantity, too many/few closures, bad tools/guidance, etc.) What do you think should be done about it (by anybody: moderators, users in general, Stack Exchange staff, ...)?


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If you have not been a moderator on CS.SE, have you been helping in moderating the site (edits, close/reopen votes, flags, setting site policies through meta discussions, etc.)? What are your three most important contributions to moderation on the site as a member of the site's community?


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Assume the community acts differently than you would have, or directly rescinds one of your actions, e.g. closing or reopening. What do you do?


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Comments are starting to build up on a question. A commenter asserts that the question makes no sense and should be closed. The asker maintains that the question is perfectly clear. You have no idea as it's about a domain of CS that you know nothing about. What do you do?


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What is this site's biggest challenge? How do you think it could be solved? (This doesn't need to involve moderators: if you think the solution needs to come from a different class of users, or from Stack Exchange, that's fine.)


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What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively?


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What do you see as the mission of cs.SE? Should we be a Q&A repository, a (self-)teaching tool, a homework service, ...?


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What are your plans to engage the community in moderation?


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Some common tasks for the community do not (seem to) have a single clear solution, such as how to handle unclear or underspecified questions. Individual users have different approaches to such a problem that all have their benefits and flaws and sometimes interfere with eachother. What, if anything, do you think you (as a moderator) can or should do about ...


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Someone posts a question that seems fine. It may well be homework, but it's not too broad to answer, and the asker has tried a reasonable approach and got stuck. A flag on the question claims that the question is part of an ongoing contest that forbids online assistance, asks for the question to be speedily deleted, and requests to send identifying ...


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What are your areas of expertise in computer science? In which areas of the scope do you easily understand typical questions? In which areas of the scope do you have difficulty in understanding typical questions? Do you hold a university degree in computer science? Do you have any teaching experience in computer science?


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In what ways have you already been contributing to moderating the site, with the tools available to you as a member of the community? What do you see as your most significant contributions to site moderation so far?


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This is Raphael. I'm in CE(S)T. What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively? Problem dumps are not questions but requests for work. Downvote, close as duplicate of a reference question if possible ("unclear" otherwise) and comment what the issue is. If the user responds by adding an actual question, i.e. ...


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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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This is Evil. Comments are starting to build up on a question. A commenter asserts that the question makes no sense and should be closed. The asker maintains that the question is perfectly clear. You have no idea as it's about a domain of CS that you know nothing about. What do you do? Innocent until proven guilty: I start with assumption that the ...


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During what times of the day (in UTC) would you be moderating site? If you can not make any promises more specific than "when I'm awake", what timezone do you live in?


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Gilles's answers. What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively? Problem dumps: I feel we still haven't found the boundary between what should be answered and what should be closed. We all too often close questions based on the effort of the asker, which is just wrong. Stack Exchange is not a question ...


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I'm D.W. What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively? I'm happy with the rough consensus that seems to have emerged on Meta. Problem dumps: no. Do not want. They won't make the world a better place. But sometimes they can be turned into a far better question by generalizing them appropriately (e.g....


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Candidate: Juho (timezone: UTC+2) What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively? For problem dumps and "check my work" questions, we have a good, working policy. The policy is closing such questions, and I am happy with this. As for hint-only answers, our stance is perhaps not so clear. However, I am ...


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Candidate: Luke Mathieson What is your take on "problem dumps", "check my work" and "hint-only answers", respectively? In reverse order, "hint-only" answers are not arbitrarily unreasonable, the site aim to build up a reusable collection of high quality questions and answers, and in some cases it is more productive from a pedagogical perspective to ...


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Are you a person who is patient, fair, and respectful at all times? Do you lead by example? Can you provide examples (on the site or elsewhere) demonstrating these virtues?


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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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In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep? What would be the added benefit for the site of you becoming a moderator vs. remaining a regular user?


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Assume the community acts differently than you would have, or directly rescinds one of your actions, e.g. closing or reopening. What do you do?


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What do you see as the mission of cs.SE? Should we be a Q&A repository, a (self-)teaching tool, a homework service, ...?


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Has your behavior been claimed to be nonconstructive by moderators on any Stack Exchange sites (including chat) to a degree that might (or did) lead to suspension if you did not change your behavior? If yes, explain the situation, and if you have learned any lessons from the interaction. How would you handle a user in a similar situation if you become a ...


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What do you think about A theory of moderation and Who are the site moderators, and what is their role here? Is there any part you do not like or think needs an update?


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