In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic of moderation. Participation is completely voluntary.
This is an alternative form of the Town Hall Chat system we've done in previous elections, we're trying some new things to test out how a different approach works.
This thread's purpose was to collect questions for the Q&A, which I'm happy to say we've chosen all of the provided questions. You can find the actual Q&A here: 2013 Moderator Election Q&A
Here's how it'll work.
- For the first 48 hours after the nomination phase ends in the election (so, until March 27th at 20:00:00Z UTC, or 4:00 pm EDT on the same day), this question will be open to collect potential questions from the users of the site. Post answers to this question containing any questions you would like to ask the candidates.
- We, the Community Team, will be providing a small selection of generic questions (which I will include as an answer) of our own. These are mostly drawn from previous Town Hall Chats that we have run, questions that are asked very often.
- This is a perfect opportunity to voice questions that are specific to your community and issues that you are running into at current.
- After the 48 hours are completed, this question will be closed from further submissions of questions. We will review the questions that were submitted and select some portion of them to present alongside our general questions as a new Q&A thread which moderator candidates will be posting their answers.
If you have any questions or feedback about this new process, feel free to post as a comment here.