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We'd like to add another moderator -- who?

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Several months ago we asked for temporary moderators for this community and two people stepped up. One of them later had to step back, leaving Alexei as a sole moderator. Alexei is doing a great job, but we think things run smoothly when there are at least two moderators -- it gives mods someone to consult with, and it allows a mod with any appearance of conflict of interest to defer to the other. We never meant to place all of the responsibility for moderating a community on one person.

Are you interested in being a moderator here? Would you like to nominate someone else? Please use answers here, one answer per candidate, to nominate yourself or others.

What do moderators do? On Codidact they:

  • handle flags (there aren't a lot of these at the moment, but there are some)

  • have all the tools -- close/reopen, delete/undelete, locks, user warnings/suspensions when needed (rare we hope), create help topics, and more

  • act as representatives of the community when requesting changes from the Codidact team (for example, to let us know about a meta consensus for a change that requires admin access)

  • help the community work out its direction, policies, needs, etc on meta -- anybody can and should start these discussions, of course, but we hope that moderators will be active participants

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What about the discussion about the "curate" privilege from meta here? If it is something similar to "20k+" on SE rather than full moderator duties, then it might be easier to get volunteers. For example, I probably don't mind chewing through edit/close reviews etc but I do mind dealing with all the "why was my post closed"/"why was I banned" drama that comes with a full moderator position. Lundin‭ about 1 month ago

Also, I still think the scope of this site is still too vague for anyone to moderate it. There's a lot of corner cases which the community has yet to come up with a consensus about: tool/software recommendations, asking "where to find documentation" questions, homework dump policy, "how is x designed?" questions, dealing with duplicates, link-only answers etc etc. All of which would be shot down in flames at SO, but may or may not be OK here. Lundin‭ about 1 month ago

@Lundin the "curate" discussion is ongoing, but meanwhile we don't want to block on getting some help for our single-person mod team here. Scope needs to be decided by the community; moderators don't decide that on their own, and maybe we need to have more "case studies" to discuss to refine the open questions? Monica Cellio‭ about 1 month ago

This post regarding scope is still open for community suggestions Community feedback: What type of questions can I ask here? Or we could start new ones. I suppose it might be easier to overview (and archive) if we post one question per issue instead of this single, big post. Lundin‭ about 1 month ago

@Lundin Please check the "what types of questions can I ask here" on its help page. Of course, it is not set in stone, so yes, it is still open for suggestions. Please use a separate meta question to suggest improvements for it. Alexei‭ about 1 month ago

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