In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](http://meta.workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/3229/2015-moderator-election-qa-question-collection) 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 2 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](http://meta.workplace.stackexchange.com/revisions/5760c1f1-4e66-4512-a409-d0aee307193a/view-source). 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!

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> **Comments:** bane of any site that wants to maintain a good signal:noise ratio, harmless, something in between? What do you think about comments and the moderation thereof on The Workplace, and what would you like to change about it?



> 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?



> Do you have some questions or answers of which you are particularly proud? Have you posted a particular question or answer that you think reflects the kinds of approach toward this site which you'll bring to your role as a Moderator? If so, which one(s)?



> What about this site do you best enjoy?



> What do you think Moderators could do (which they aren't doing yet), that would make The Workplace a better place?



> What excites you about being a moderator on The Workplace? What makes you nervous?



> Do we need to stronger enforce [Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others](http://meta.workplace.stackexchange.com/q/255/168) norms over here? If yes, how? If not, why?



> In your opinion, what do moderators do?



> 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?