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Douglas Gregory (DMGregory) Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything) do you feel you should or could do to change this, as a moderator? As a game designer myself, I have a lot of experience helping fellow devs understand ...


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Are you considering running in the election? If so, is there something holding you back; if not, why not? Since you ask: I considered it. I nominated myself for the 2013 election, and I'm right now wearing the T-shirt I got for trying. The logo is so faded I can barely see it, but it means a lot to me. I am apparently still №1 close and reopen reviewer ...


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This is the "inverse" of question 2 proposed in the Question text: How would you handle a situation where another mod did not close/delete/etc a question that you feel should have been, and they answered it too?


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I considered running and concluded being a mod would change my participation in ways I do not want.


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Some too-young-to-use-the-site users come and ask questions here. Some very new developers come and ask questions here. Those too-young users are not allowed to use the site and should be reported (with their account deleted by the CMs), and very new developers ask off-topic questions that need to be closed. They're often desperate and need help. How do you ...


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Alexandre Vaillancourt Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything) do you feel you should or could do to change this, as a moderator? That’s a tricky one. I think there is some room for lowball, relatively generic questions ...


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There's a perception among developers that StackExchange is elitist / unwelcoming, or that established/high-rep users are on a "power trip" and out to bully new users. See for example these pieces on frustrations with StackOverflow: John Slegers on "The Decline of StackOverflow" Jason Sachs on the "Soup Nazi" effect Jonah Bishop - "StackOverflow hates new ...


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A huge percentage of questions get closed (roughly every 8th or 5000 out of the current 40,000 questions not counting the deleted ones), a big chunk of these ask for software, book or technology recommendations. What would you do to solve this issue?


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Aren't you afraid that you will burn out solving mundane issues that you could ignore before?


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Some community members have felt a change in the chat culture on the site. What are your thoughts on the current state of the site's chat room?


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Chris McFarland Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything) do you feel you should or could do to change this, as a moderator? My answer to common, broad game design questions is generally: prototype it and test it out. ...


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Why do you want to be a moderator?


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Ethan Larson (Almo) Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything) do you feel you should or could do to change this, as a moderator? The best thing to do is comment on new questions to help the authors narrow them to fit the Q&...


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Bálint Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything) do you feel you should or could do to change this, as a moderator? We have a couple of game design questions in the chat every month. The first thing I would do is to ...


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What professional or hobby experience do you have that you think you'll be bringing to the role of moderating this community? This might include soft skills dealing with people, or professional experience having developed games.


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With great powers come great responsibilities and influence. As a newly elected moderator, what behaviour(s) that you had as a non-moderator will you change, if any, whether it is about voting, interactions with other users, interventions on meta, etc.?


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Hmmm, currently for SO, I see a notice for the current election cycle when I mouse over my inbox. But when I view all my messages, it doesn't show up as a proper message that I can click & read. Maybe this is a "feature"? Mouse over view: View all messages view:


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What games have you worked on?


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