19 votes

The community managers owe the ELL community, the moderation team, and me personally an apology

For those who may not have met me, I’m Philippe - I’m the Vice-President of Community for Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network. I’ve been asked to comment here and share what I can of my team’...
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16 votes

2015 Community Moderator Election Results

First I'd like to thank our pro tempore crew for sustaining a fabulous site for learners while their assistance was crucial for the site. WendiKidd, Matt, waiwai933 and especially J.R.. And now . . ....
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15 votes

2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is your view on editing a question to correct grammar and style issues? Do you think we should edit answers differently from questions? Some users believe that questions should only be edited ...
13 votes
Accepted

So... What exactly is going on with the elections?

Every so often, the higher-ups at SE will ask the moderation team if new moderators should be added. New moderators could be added for a number of reasons, such as: The site is growing, meaning ...
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11 votes

2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The chat system of SE has repeatedly proven useful in coordinating site and meta activities and it's a versatile medium for friendly chat. Some sites have even taken a step further and made ask-...
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11 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

J.R.'s answers We have many answers posted as comments. Some of them are right, some of them are wrong. What do you think of this situation? Does it need to be addressed? If so, what will you do ...
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11 votes

2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Here are my (Glorfindel's) answers to your questions. I've copied some of them from my earlier answers to election questionnaires across the network, since I don't feel like my position on those ...
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10 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What do you feel our questioners need that they're not getting, or not getting enough of? What would you do to remedy this?
10 votes

2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Thanks everyone for taking part in the election and for your support! I'm looking forward to work together with you (users and moderators alike) to make English Language Learners a better place for ...
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10 votes

2021 Community Moderator Election Results - V2

Congratulations gotube! I was impressed by the thoughtfulness of your answers to all of the community's questions, both on the official questionnaire and the ones asked during the voting. I know you'...
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9 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

There has been a recent trend of questions on ELL, in which the author writes the question, along with the answer, and asks if they're correct in thinking that way or not. These questions tend to ...
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9 votes

2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A frequent user with a lot of questions sometimes posts multiple questions in a short amount of time. A few of their questions tend to be of low quality, gathering downvotes and close votes, but an ...
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9 votes

Mod Election 2021 Open Discussion

This is a bit long, but I'd really like to be a moderator. Here goes: Candidates, is there anything you would like to add to your nomination post about why you would make a good moderator or how you ...
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9 votes

And then there were two

I can imagine that the silence from our office must have seemed odd, and I believe that were I in the position of the community here, I would be frustrated too. I would like to apologize for that. It'...
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9 votes

2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

On ELL, many regular users continue to post questions that show little to no research and quote expressions and sentence fragments from unattributed sources. As a moderator what could you do to ...
8 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

ELL was originally formed as a place for non-native speakers to get answers to questions that didn't really suit the original intentions of ELU. In the beginning, some were opposed to the idea of two ...
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8 votes

2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Em. What is your view on editing a question to correct grammar and style issues? Do you think we should edit answers differently from questions? I personally believe in preserving the asker's post, ...
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8 votes

2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

AIQ A frequent user with a lot of questions sometimes posts multiple questions in a short amount of time. A few of their questions tend to be of low quality, gathering downvotes and close votes, ...
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8 votes

Nominations and current moderators in 2020

I think you may be slightly confused! With the exception of elections after leaving beta (often referred to as "graduation elections") existing moderators are never required to run in an election, ...
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8 votes

Mod Election 2021 Open Discussion

If I'd had room for it in the nomination form, I would have added more detail about my qualifications, as I have done here, and invited people to ask me anything. At first, I put AIQ at the top of my ...
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8 votes

And then there were two

Thank you for raising your concerns. I cannot go into much detail because that would involve things that were said in private, with the rightful expectation that they wouldn't be shared publicly. @...
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8 votes

Election check-in - Who's interested in stepping up to help being a moderator here?

Things to know about being a moderator on ELL: You don't have to log in every day... or even every other day. The amount of time you have to spend moderating is very flexible. If you need to be away ...
8 votes

Election check-in - Who's interested in stepping up to help being a moderator here?

I am willing to run. I log into SE almost every day. ELL is my second site in terms of rep, Law.SE is my first. On ELL I am pretty much always answering, not asking. I have not been a moderator on SE, ...
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7 votes

2015 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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7 votes

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How do you view the ELL relationship with ELU? What, if anything, do you believe needs improvement. How would you work with the ELU mods to determine if a question is better suited to ELL or ELU?
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7 votes

2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Some community members believe ELL's tagging system needs a lot of improving. There has been attempts before from some meta users to rebuild the tags so they serve their purpose better, but it hasn't ...
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7 votes

2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

diethyl azodicarboxylate's (DEAD's) answers What is your view on editing a question to correct grammar and style issues? Do you think we should edit answers differently from questions? Some users ...
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7 votes
Accepted

Why Primary phase is skipped in the election?

The function of the primary phase (as in US politics and probably elsewhere) is to narrow down the field to a manageable set of candidates for final election. Since the field had only 9 candidates, ...
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