59 votes

Stack Exchange moderation strike

It should be noted that users other than moderators can sign the open letter and likewise refrain from curation activities across the network, including MathOverflow, to the extent they feel ...
David Roberts's user avatar
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33 votes

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 ...
Lucia's user avatar
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30 votes

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.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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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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25 votes
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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 ...
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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24 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 ...
Lucia's user avatar
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20 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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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.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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19 votes
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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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19 votes

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 ...
Squid with Black Bean Sauce's user avatar
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 ...
Francesco Polizzi's user avatar
15 votes

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 --- ...
Lucia's user avatar
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15 votes
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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 ...
Scott Morrison's user avatar
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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14 votes
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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 ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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13 votes

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 ...
Alec Rhea's user avatar
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13 votes

Should we have new moderator elections?

Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections.
András Bátkai's user avatar
12 votes

Stack Exchange moderation strike

Stack Exchange have posted their analysis of the technical background about ChatGPT use etc here. In summary, they believe that there was a surge of ChatGPT-generated answers when ChatGPT first ...
Neil Strickland's user avatar
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 ...
Lucia's user avatar
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10 votes

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 ...
Lucia's user avatar
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9 votes
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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 ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
9 votes
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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 ...
Anton Menshov's user avatar
9 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 ...
Ben Webster's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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8 votes

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.
Ben Webster's user avatar
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8 votes
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To contact moderator who responded for flag

As pointed out in comments, one can always write [email protected]. From my own point of view, that would be the preferred option. If it's something quick, a user can raise a second flag. ...
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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8 votes

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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6 votes

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 ...
gmvh's user avatar
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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 ...
Dan Fox's user avatar
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6 votes
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I lost my three questions

Since this question was posted, the situation has changed - now any user can find all their deleted posts. Simply go to your profile and in the question tab you can click on "deleted questions&...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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