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I would like to express my interest in becoming a moderator. Introduction My name is Mark, I am working on my M.Sc. in Computer Science with a focus on Automatic Speech Recognition and working as a part-time programmer. While I am neither a die-hard Bitcoin expert, nor a financial expert, I believe that I have achieved a solid understanding of Bitcoin. ...


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David Schwartz Very active during private beta, has lots of high vote answers. Frequent editor. Active here on meta. Also an active member of a number of other StackExchange sites.


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While I cannot compete with Murch's amazing contribution to this community, I do think we are in need of more moderators and as such I am volunteering as well to be a moderator for this community. What I have to offer I'm mostly a developer with tons of experience with Bitcoin. I mostly work with JavaScript and its Node.js component developing the backend ...


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I don't know if you're going to get a usable answer to this. Even calculating an "average" workload has such a wide variance as to be meaningless. It depends wildly on the moderator, the scope of the site, the involvement of the community, where the site is in it's development, the alignment of the planets, what's on TV tonight, etc. Moderators are there ...


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I would like to nominate David Schwartz. Most of his opinions on moderation topics match mine and his network profile shows some experience with stackexchange like sites. So I would guess that he's familiar with the rules of stackexchange. A few words to the future moderators: IMHO Moderation should be focused on duplicate-closing, tagging and housekeeping. ...


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We should keep in mind that the moderators aren't necessarily here to be experts on the topic, but rather to determine what is and is not within the scope of the site, what constitutes spam or abuse, etc. That's not to say that we should promote someone with zero knowledge of bitcoin, you need to know a fair amount just to understand the scope at all, but ...


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There are actually three different types of moderators: Community Managers These are employees of Stack Exchange, Inc, such as myself. During the earliest days of a beta, it's easy to tell who the employees are: we're the only ones with diamonds. Community managers are moderators ex officio and remain moderators so long as we're employed by SE. Moderators ...


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I think we should try to have moderators that are both experienced StackExchange users and experienced Bitcoin users. Such people aren't too hard to find, so we shouldn't need to compromise too much on one or the other. Not to say that I'm necessarily against having a particular moderator that is less experienced with either Bitcoin or SE, just that ...


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Sorry to see you go Nick, I've only been here for a little while but I've seen you round a lot and you've done a lot of good work for the site. Best of luck for whatever you're moving on to


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Thank you for your work and best wishes to you in your life


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Speaking for myself, the load has been pretty low, near zero. I would say my normal participation on the site is at least ten times the amount of stuff I do with my moderator hat on. I think I've taken, maybe, ten moderator actions and spent maybe two hours actively coordinating with the other moderators. There just haven't been that many issues. 99% of a ...


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nmat Very active during private beta. Active here on meta and also on a few other StackExchange sites. Very frequent voter.


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I agree that it is good practice to add a comment when downvoting and I believe that moderators should lead by example. That said, I don't know where you get the idea that a moderator is downvoting you. There are three moderators here: me, David Schwartz and David Perry. There's a couple of hundred other users with enough reputation to downvote.


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Well that's kind of the point of downvoting. People can only read so many questions and we want the best questions to get the most attention, both from people looking for helpful answers and from people looking to answer a question. If you're asking Ripple questions, I think it's because we still have some users who downvote every Ripple question. Whether ...


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D.H. He may not be the user with the greatest reputation, but he has been fairly active on the site. Besides asking and answering questions, he frequently edits other users' posts to add tags and improve readability. He is also very active here at meta with 7 questions asked and 300+ reputation.


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David Perry He has been very active during the private beta, has good answers and questions and wants to be a moderator according to the discussion thread. He has also been active here at meta so he seems to care about the site.


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I actually disagree with the above, and prefer sharper moderation at first, and then loosen it up over time if it is working. It is much easier to moderate less over time, then it is to switch gears into moderating more content after very lax expectations have been set. Having to wade through a bunch of crappy questions everyday seems the surest path to ...


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I agree with David Perry's answer. Also time commitment is an important element, and a general community policy to make the rules of moderation clear both for users and moderators. I'd like to put my name up as well. I have been on the forms for a while. I know a good deal about bitcoin both technologically and philosophically. I am somewhat less ...


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Thank you, Nick, for all of the time you have put into helping Bitcoin.SE, and best of luck in your future endeavors.


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I'm interested in joining the Bitcoin moderation team. I joined nine months after the public beta started; I've been part of Bitcoin.SE for almost two years now. I'm mostly interested in the technical background of Bitcoin, but I also like questions about the social and economic aspects. I'll be sorry to see these guys go. (Especially David Schwartz!) I ...


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I strongly believe in Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow based communities, and I'm especially passionate about distributed technologies such as Bitcoin. I've been a member of Stack Overflow since almost the very beginning, and was always interested in systems structured around measurable reputation. I must be honest, I do believe in a future where these ...


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Well, I am sorry to hear that. :-/ Thank you for all the work that you have put in.


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My usual procedure would be to only tackle topics that I feel reasonably sure about. However, it is acceptable to take a question as a point to start your own research in order to answer it. A lot of questions can be answered to the asker's satisfaction when one has a bit of background knowledge and knows where to find the remaining bits and pieces. Also, ...


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I'm a little late to the game here, as I tend to spend more time on the Bitcoin SE rather than the Bitcoin meta SE, but I would be interested in helping the Bitcoin SE community by being a moderator. Since discovering the Bitcoin SE, I have found it to be the most useful and structured place to get my questions answered, and I have answered many questions as ...


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I'm sad to see you go! Thanks for all your work.


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I've had less time for moderating than usual lately but I think I'll be able to step it up a bit again. The monthly stats tells me that there has been 120 flags with an average handling time of 3 hours and 38 minutes. I would say that that's acceptable but not great. As far as I know all of us have day jobs (and probably other interests too) so it is ...


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eMansipater Has been helping Bitcoin newcomers for a while now, and is an active StackExchange user.


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