In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread]( have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. Due to the lack of submission count, we have selected all provided questions as well as two of our back up questions for a total of 10 questions.

As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and then post your answer to each question given in that same answer. For your convenience, I will include all of the questions in quote format with a break in between each, suitable for you to insert your answers. Just [copy the whole thing after the first set of three dashes]( Oh, and please consider putting your name at the top of your post so that readers will know who you are before they finish reading everything you have written.

Once all the answers have been compiled, this will serve as a transcript for voters to view the thoughts of their candidates, and will be appropriately linked in the Election page. 

Good luck to all of the candidates!


> How would you react to and deal with a user who is in disagreement with something you've said or with one of the decisions you've made?

> 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?

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

> What would be the general time frame (UTC) you'd be on-site for moderation Just estimates or ballparks.

> As a user with a lot of rep, in fact, as close to moderator power as can be without being a moderator. I'd like to know why do you feel you need absolute power to render a question On Hold or Deleted by casting your single vote?

> How do you deal with a user who poses many answers and clearly is trying to further the community. However the answers are of a basic nature, often low-quality, and often skirt the "on-topic" realm. In addition, the user never enters chat, meta, or responds to comments?

> What areas of current moderation do you feel are missing?

> Regarding some of the more touchy questions such as font ID, critiques, and software how-tos --- Being that a moderator may carry more weight not only in Closing but just in comments and meta; how do you currently handle these questions and how will you handle them should you be elected?

> 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?

> In your opinion, what do moderators do?