# Tagged Questions

Elections are held to choose moderators Mathematics Stack Exchange site.

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### Is voting encouraged in elections?

Is it encouraged that all users must vote for a moderator, like in a democracy? The only time I ever voted was on this site, a few months back. I had no idea about any of the users, so I just voted ...
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### 2014 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2014 elections are over. Analyzing the OpenSTV file (you may view an online summary report here as well) the results are as follows (with no particular order): At the same time, I'd like to ...
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### Where do the (many) voters in the 2014 community moderator election come from?

Togeter with the results, it would be interesting to get an analysis to see where generally the many active voters in this election have come from. This could for example be done by looking (...
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### Number of candidates allowed in the final election.

10 candidates are allowed to participate in the election phase to choose moderators in this election. Is there any reason for the number 10? I've been reading the answers to the questions serious ...
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If you made or make a comment on the nomination page of the election it shows up in your activity log. However, unlike comments to questions, there is no link shown to the actual comment. Is this ...
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### Adding to, and highlighting, Q&A link to primary election (candidates) page

I assume that many not so regular users come to the election page by following a notification on top of the user interface. Hence, they might miss the Q&A that, at the time of this writing, 6 ...
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### Downvoting nominees in primaries

Why do we have downvoting in primaries? It doesn't seem democratic (some may see it as the ultimate democracy in voting) to me. If the candidate has put no effort in fair enough don't upvote them. ...
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### How did a candidate nominate themselves after the deadline?

User Way to infinity nominated themselves at 20:11:59 UTC: And yet the nomination period ended 20:00:00 UTC: This isn't really normal, I believe. If I had to guess, the user opened the ...
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### 2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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 ...
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### Candidates are randomly highlighted when they reply on the election page

Right now, it seems that some candidates are highlighted (like a question asker is highlighted when he comments on his question) when they reply to their own nomination, but not all of them. Example: ...
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### How important are the “age” and “identity” of a moderator?

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On the page with moderator candidates nomination it is possible to leave a comment for a candidate. In some cases, quite relevant questions have been asked in the comments and there have been no ...
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### Why can't we upvote comments on nominations?

Why can't we upvote comments on nominations? Normally a user can vote on a comment to indicate that they agree with the sentiment it contains; this saves them from having to post a similar comment. ...
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### How much experience should a potential moderator have?

How much experience should a potential moderator have, in order to be considered a suitable candidate? This question was inspired by reading some of the responses to the candidates posts. Which read ...
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### It is ridiculous that people like me can nominate

You should have at least 10.000 reputation, and be active for at least a year, otherwise the nominations get spoiled with kiddos like me that have no chance, and should not have a chance to become a ...
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### Is the election all my fault?

I was wondering is it all my fault? Last May (just to get the caucus badge ) I asked " When is the next Moderator Election? " and now all nonsence of Low quality of election nominees is upon us. ...
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### Low quality of election nominees

I recently noticed that elections for 3 moderator positions were going to be held. I looked through the list of candidates so far, and actually found people with, like 500 reputation, among the ...
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### Can we somehow minimize the trolling on the election page?

It seems that several of the currently $17$ candidates are not in the race seriously. Their statement reads "Don't vote for me" in one way or another. Can we perhaps make sure that this behavior is ...
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### Why are 3 moderator positions available in the December 2014 election?

Recently Willie Wong announced that he is retiring as moderator. A moderator election just started, in which there are 3 available positions. This makes me wonder: Are other moderator retirements ...
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### 2014 Nominations for moderator on Math.SE

As suggested on the chat of Mathematics 2014 Moderator Election, I'm opening this thread to give us an opportunity to nominate our choices for moderator. Please state the your candidate election and ...
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### 2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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### When is the next Moderator Election?

When is the next moderator election? Was wondering according to http://math.stackexchange.com/election it is around may each year (at least since 2012) and I want to get a http://math.stackexchange....
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### Primary in moderator election - did it help?

This question is designed to pull out specific feedback and views on the primary election in the 2013 moderator election. Early comments suggest that there were lots of primary only voters who may not ...
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### 2013 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2013 elections are over, and it's time to congratulate the winners, our new moderators: Good luck in your new positions, and may the force be with you! In the same breath, I wish to thank ...
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### Number of helpful flags in elections

A question I had about the "helpful flags"-field in the ongoing elections: Would it be an idea to not only list the number of flags deemed helpful, but also the total number of flags (or the number ...
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It seems that five candidates are somewhat receiving a distinguishably large amount of votes. In consideration of the demands of the position, and that these five certainly would like the position, ...
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### How can I get to the place where I can vote?

I would like to vote in the primary and election. At present I don't see any place where we can actually vote.
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### 2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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 ...
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### Elections: How candidates advance from the primary phase to the election phase?

I have a question on how the top $10$ primary candidates will proceed to the election phase. The election page says After 4 days, the top 10 candidates based on primary vote score proceed onward ...
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### Why can I vote more than positions

It seems unreasonable that I can vote more number of candidates than the posts available like in recent election. I am requesting feature request to adjust this. It is reasonable that while voting I ...
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### Only 300 reputation points needed to nominate as moderator?

In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 300 reputation may nominate themselves to be a community moderator. 300 reputations points seems ridiculously low to ...
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### 2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

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 ...
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### 2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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### Should problem statement questions be an issue for the election?

When I first heard it suggested, it seemed almost obvious that moderators should say something about the PSQ (problem statement question) issue. However, after some reflection, I no longer consider it ...
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### How to ensure candidates pre-commit for next election

This is a follow up to How can we best judge who has the skills to be a moderator? . Two moderators have recently resigned, and they say there will be another election soon. Some recent elections had ...
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### Two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan

Heads up: on the $2010$ moderator election page and the main elections page, there are two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan present. Am I the only seeing this or is it intentional?
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### Why are there only 2 moderators?

In the Math.SE 2012 Community Moderator Election there are only 2 moderator positions. To me this seems to be too few - considering the amount of questions (51,252). If I understand correctly the ...
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### 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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### Questioning a user who submitted their nomination at the last minute?

The nominations for the moderator election have just closed, and one user submitted their nomination at the last possible minute (well, okay, with 4 minutes to go). There is now no "comment" link on ...
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### Can I also vote?

Can anyone please clarify if users like me with low reputation can also vote in the moderator elections?Thank you.
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### 2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat - Monday 9pm EDT / Tuesday 1am UTC

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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### Couldn't we have a neater election post on meta?

I was checking how was elections on other SE sites and found this one. Couldn't we have a neater page there so that all candidates could answer questions and others could follow more easily? I'm lost ...
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### Can the moderator candidate nomination display order be randomized?

Currently, the nominations are displayed in reverse chronological order on the time the candidate submitted their name. This seems to disadvantage those who were quickest to submit their nomination. ...
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### 2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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### Where are the new moderators?

Didn't we have this moderator election during the previous weeks, which should be finished by now? None of the four candidates has become a moderator until now, and I do not know how to check the ...
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### 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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### Why does math.stackexchange use single transferable vote?

Isn't the Schulze method superior to single transferable vote? It takes preferences, and it's Condorcet (i.e., if everyone prefers A to B for all B in hypothetical two person elections, then A wins.) ...
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### Question on election voting

Can I vote for only one person as a moderator (i.e. no second/third choices) or should I use all three votes for it to be counted? Are there online hanging chads?