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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would like to nominate YCor. He has made many contributions on main and meta, and is committed to improving the functioning of MO. He would contribute to the geographical/cultural diversity of ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

Martin Sleziak would also be a fantastic addition to the moderator team. And so would David Speyer and Will Sawin.
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28 votes

2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would like to nominate Asaf Karagila. He has been a very active participant on MO for years. Asaf joined the site while he was a graduate student. He has since graduated but he still represents the ...
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Should we have new moderator elections?

This is what I wrote (with slight edits) at the MO chatroom: I guess I should mention that I am often in contact with my fellow moderators, especially when a sticky situation arises that I'm not sure ...
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23 votes

2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I think Yemon Choi would be a terrific moderator. Yemon has been active on MO (Main, Tea and Meta) from the beginning. His comments on Meta are invariably thoughtful and gentle. He would be a ...
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20 votes

Would newly elected moderators join the board of MathOverflow Inc.?

The members of the MO board are the six current moderators, Anton Geraschenko, and Ravi Vakil. Whoever becomes a moderator becomes a member of that board.
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Would newly elected moderators join the board of MathOverflow Inc.?

This is an important question, thanks! My response is a clarification of @Todd's answer, but it seems better to give it as a separate answer. The board exists because of the need of a legal entity ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I nominate Francesco Polizzi. It's evident Francesco has contributed to MO for a very long time so I will focus instead on his character. Francesco has been extremely fair, willing to hear out all ...
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18 votes

2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would also like to nominate theHigherGeometer, aka David Roberts. He, too, is a longtime contributor in both Meta and the Main Site, he perfectly knows the dynamics of MO and its culture, and his ...
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18 votes

2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I start by nominating Lucia. They are a longtime user who made several good answers on the Main Site and provided many insightful contributions on Meta discussions. They look patient, fair, and ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would like to nominate Gil Kalai, a long term outstanding contributor to MO in all aspects. Many times in the past Gil has argued for a kinder, gentler MO and a more open attitude to questions --- ...
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Were there some recent changes to the moderators' team?

Mariano hadn't used the moderation interface for an extended period, and was proving hard to contact. The StackExchange staff said they wanted to remove his diamond, mostly as a security measure. We ...
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14 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

As of last month or so, the majority of moderators is in favor of holding elections "soon", but the person we chose to get the ball rolling may be occupied with non-MO commitments right now. ...
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13 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections.
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Reason for the 2021 moderator election

This was covered in comments elsewhere. No moderator is planning to step down. @SamHopkins None of the current moderators are expected to step down. Some of the moderators have reduced their activity ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I nominate Tim Campion. His contributions to the site are consistently pleasant to read in my opinion, whether discussing mathematics on the main site or MO technicalities on meta. He also seems to ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

Gerry Myerson has been a long time participant on MO -- main, tea, and Meta. I've seen him handle many little problems on the site with good humor. I think he'd be an excellent moderator. This case ...
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10 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

I think this might be a good idea, even though the current moderators are doing a fine job overall. The last election was now seven years back, and it might be good to have fresh perspectives. Part ...
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10 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

I thought the community deserved a little update on the internal moderator discussions on this point. My answer below just speaks for me, but I did run it by the other moderators, and got no ...
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Is there a way for moderators to contact MO users personally?

Yes, moderators can contact a user that has an account in the community they are moderating using private messages. When the moderator contacts a user, the user can also reply (once) to the moderator ...
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How could I compute my "candidate score"?

The criteria are described exactly in What are the details on the "candidate score" which shows during an election?. Moreover, What would my Election Candidate score be? includes a link to a ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would like to nominate Carlo Beenakker. He is one of the most prolific contributors to the site, and his quick and excellent answers have been extremely helpful to more than one new user. I am sure ...
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Is there a way for moderators to contact MO users personally?

In response to Praphulla's comment below the question: normally moderators are made aware of conflicts because someone has flagged them for attention. A common type of flag presents mods with the ...
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Should we have new moderator elections?

I don’t have a strong opinion in the matter, but I’m curious how many upvotes an answer that said “Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections” would get.
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To contact moderator who responded for flag

As pointed out in comments, one can always write moderators@mathoverflow.net. From my own point of view, that would be the preferred option. If it's something quick, a user can raise a second flag. ...
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6 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

Moderators should be changed at regular intervals, neither too frequent nor too infrequent, for the same reasons that department chairs, editors, members of parliament, deans, etc. should be changed ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

I would like to nominate Iosif Pinelis. He contributes multiple excellent answers almost every day, and I feel that he is particularly helpful to new users. By adding a probabilist to the moderator ...
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2021 Moderator election: suggestions for nominees?

What about Denis Serre? Is he already a moderator? He is quite active on MO. After Joseph O'Rourke's answer (thank you) and he is in a different time zone than the other moderators :)
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5 votes
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I lost my three questions

I have run a SEDE query to list your questions: Questions (id, title) of a given user . Since SEDE is updated once a week (you can see "Data updated Mar 17 at 8:47" in the Data Explorer, these data ...
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Should moderators in some cases remove a question from the network-wide hot questions list?

I didn't see this question when it was first posted a few years ago, and am here now because of a comment on a recent MO question that suggests that upvotes from people who are not normally part of ...
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