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2023 Moderator Election

nomination began
Sep 26, 2023 at 20:00
election began
Oct 3, 2023 at 20:00
election ended
Oct 11, 2023 at 20:00
candidates
2
positions
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On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

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Questionnaire
The community team has compiled questions from meta for the candidates to answer.
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

[Answer 1 here]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[Answer 2 here]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[Answer 3 here]

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

[Answer 4 here]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching enough reputation to access moderator tools or become a trusted user?

[Answer 5 here]

  1. The Magento Stack Exchange site currently has no official ChatGPT policy. ChatGPT is noted to produce low-quality content and wrong information at a high rate. It is also frequently used as a vector for spam, leading several other Stack Exchange sites to adopt official ban policies. Would you be in favor of a ban on ChatGPT-/AI-generated content on this site? Why or why not?

[Answer 6 here]

  1. Many users have noted that the Magento Stack Exchange has had a history of bad reviewing when it comes to Low-quality posts. What actions will you take to put a stop to this and prevent such actions in the future?

[Answer 7 here]

Milind Singh

I am 2x Magento 2 Certified Developer with 7+ years of experience in ecommerce. I am dedicated StackOverflow contributor and try provide answer to any questions in Magento stack exchange.

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

I think it depends on situation to situation, there are cases when people answers are opinions, which not generally agreeable with everyone. I believe producing value answers should be promoted and any wrong flagging should be moderated.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I think there always option to raise a review. By which all possible options on stack exchange, like appeal the action to SE or request another opinion from a different moderator.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

I believe moderator are responsible for maintaining the quality and keeping Magento Stack Exchange free of spam and abuse. They primarily flag and delete inappropriate content, duplicate and low quality answers. Also, guide the person who answer for improvements.

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

I feel its totally normal.

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching enough reputation to access moderator tools or become a trusted user?

I do feel that I would a way of becoming moderator, but I am also trying this election if it works.

  1. The Magento Stack Exchange site currently has no official ChatGPT policy. ChatGPT is noted to produce low-quality content and wrong information at a high rate. It is also frequently used as a vector for spam, leading several other Stack Exchange sites to adopt official ban policies. Would you be in favor of a ban on ChatGPT-/AI-generated content on this site? Why or why not?

I am not in favor of ChatGPT, because I believe it provides a high level of incorrect answer in case of technical questions. People are simply getting miss guide and confused by using it to answer difficult programming questions.

  1. Many users have noted that the Magento Stack Exchange has had a history of bad reviewing when it comes to Low-quality posts. What actions will you take to put a stop to this and prevent such actions in the future?

I would use years of expertise of clearly understand the questions and answers to moderate.

Murtuza Zabuawala,

I am active member of this platform from last 8 years,

Participated in many reviews and cast my votes

Visiting site every day (mon - sat).

Posted almost 775 answers

top 0.66% overall

Earned alsmot 14.7K reputation

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

I will guide him and gave him brief info how to behave nicely in stacexchange with others, as he/she providing valuable answers I will motivate him/her to do so as well

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I will discuss with him personally and tell my opinion why post should not closed and deleted

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?
  1. Make Community clean

  2. Solved Conflict

  3. Check what is flagged to review

  4. if someone doing fraud for points will give them warning or remove dummy accounts from where they are doing fraud

  5. Help in reviews

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

It will more responsible I will take more precautions with those questions/answers/comments

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching enough reputation to access moderator tools or become a trusted user?

I already have most of tool except 20k mod tool, so that doesn't make any difference, but as a mod I will get more insight about site and make more correct decision currently I have to wait another mod to take actions for few flag items that I can take directly

  1. The Magento Stack Exchange site currently has no official ChatGPT policy. ChatGPT is noted to produce low-quality content and wrong information at a high rate. It is also frequently used as a vector for spam, leading several other Stack Exchange sites to adopt official ban policies. Would you be in favor of a ban on ChatGPT-/AI-generated content on this site? Why or why not?

with the help of others mod I will create a draft and ask community opinion for the same, in my opinion answers should be verified before posting

  1. Many users have noted that the Magento Stack Exchange has had a history of bad reviewing when it comes to Low-quality posts. What actions will you take to put a stop to this and prevent such actions in the future?

As a mod I will make more close eye of flagged post and if you think reviewing is bad just flagged that post and I will review it and try to make correct

its always what community has reviewed, so unless and until we know someone is doing bad review we can't do much , but if we know we can teach those guys how to review

My past example where I teach fellow guys how to review

useful tips for review suggested edit

Review Queues: What to do if question is for Magento 1 and user answer for Magento2

Should remove "Thanks" in the question or not?

This election is over.