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Martin is my given name, マーチン is a japanese transliteration (and it reads maachin) What is your opinion on the various types of homework questions and how they should be handled? I think homework questions are vital to this site. They produce a never ending stream of traffic to our site. They are a good way to introduce the page to new users and more ...

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For statistics: you can count me in.

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Todd Minehardt Congratulations and welcome to the ♢-team! I am delighted to see Todd finally elected as a mod. User 856 should've been the winner during 2019 election as a more experienced member with a long history of positive contributions, not me who was a newbie at that time (and still is in some areas). Thank you for being loyal and unbiased to this ...

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Put my name in the goblet of fire.

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How do you balance being welcoming to new users bringing "easy" questions with maintaining a repository of research-level questions that appeal to more established members of the site?

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homework is a topic that has been hanging over our heads for some time now and we as a community still have not found a solution on how to effectively handle such questions. Hence here is a (kind of lengthy) (set of) question(s): What is your opinion on the various types of homework questions and how should they be handled? What do you think about our ...

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I saw myself responsible for thanking our pro tem dudes! They've done a great job! We still have a long way to go, but a large portion of what chem.SE's today is because of the monumental discipline of our previous moderators. $\mathbf{Our~ hats~ are~ off~ to~ you,~ \color{red}{@F'x}, \color{blue}{@Jonsca}~ and \color{green}{~@Manish}!}$ Kudos to our new ...

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Congratulations and welcome to the team! I am, and I am (almost) certain the other moderators, too, are looking forward to working with you. Thank you for your commitment. I also want to extend a big thank you to all other candidates, I am very glad that (at least for me) the choice was a tough one, and I think each of you would have been a good choice. I'm ...

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Congrats to you both!! Thanks to everyone who ran. You were all amazing candidates and are highly valued users, and I hope that all of you continue to contribute to the site. To Manish: best of luck in all of your future endeavors. I'll re-emphasize what I answered on the question announcing your retirement, We spent many happy hours chatting in the ...

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Do you think that a moderator should close and delete a scientifically relevant on-topic question for "legal reasons", because it touches the field of scheduled or controlled compounds? With other words: What is your stance on legal and moral concerns vs freedom of information?

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I've been busy tonight, just got back, and am pretty tired, so I'll keep this short. Regardless of who you voted for, thank you to all who participated in this election. Thank you to the other candidates, who have raised a lot of good points during (and before) the election process - I look forward to having constructive meta discussions. Thank you to ...

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Right now, what do you think is/are the biggest challenge(s) the site faces? Do you have any (brief) ideas as to how they might be addressed?

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Candidate: andselisk How do you balance being welcoming to new users bringing "easy" questions with maintaining a repository of research-level questions that appeal to more established members of the site? In my opinion, Chemistry.SE has grown up enough to allow for a relatively effortless resolution of this problem. If the question posted by a ...

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You are invited on a prestigious mission to Mars to explode — ahem run tests on — the soil there. Clearly, you won't be able to moderate this site from there, and must reluctantly step down. Which, if any, of the other candidates would you recommend your voters go for, and why?

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Pardon the NAA answer, but here are some random thoughts on moderating (as was requested by andselisk in the comments): There is generally quite little 'active' moderating that we do, so I would not say it is a huge time commitment. A common saying on SE is that moderating a site is mostly "janitorial work". This is definitely true on Chemistry; we get much ...

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Since about one or two years, four of the elected seven moderators no longer participate in the curation of this site. Why do you think their reasons would not apply to you?

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What is your opinion on the various types of homework questions and how they should be handled?

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Count me in.

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Congrats, @andselisk and @MelanieShebel! I take upon myself this great privilege to be the first non-mod user to congratulate you both officially. For Andselisk I knew you had great potential to be a moderator ever since I joined the site. You have worked hard till now, so I know you will keep up the good work! For Melanie I haven't spoken directly to you(...

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[OP] I'd like to get some insight into the community why there is so little interest in becoming a moderator. My work and life schedule sometimes allows me to invest a lot of time into this site, doing a deep dive into a question, and sometimes I don't have any time at all. So while the total time spent on the site might already be similar to that of a ...

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jonsca What is your opinion on the various types of homework questions and how they should be handled? Homework questions are fine, as long as the original poster has put in a reasonable amount of effort in trying to solve it themselves, and that answering them doesn't devolve into tutorial sessions in the comments. "Reasonable effort," in my mind, ...

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Out of curiosity, I dug around and there's a Stack Exchange Data Explorer site. You can get your user-id from your profile or user URL (e.g., mine is 5017). Enter it and you'll get the score.

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Well, let's look at the factors in play: Rep: Being a trusted user wins 20 scores. In short, each 1k rep till 20k counts as 1 score, and the rep gets truncated. So, for me, someone with 2768 reps, it's 2 scores, outta 20. Moderation badges: (Shamelessly copied from the meta.SE post on this very nominal occurrence) Civic Duty, Cleanup, Deputy, Electorate, ...

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pentavalentcarbon's Questionnaire homework is a topic that has been hanging over our heads for some time now and we as a community still have not found a solution on how to effectively handle such questions. What is your opinion on the various types of homework questions and how should they be handled? What do you think about our current homework ...

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I would be willing to run. $\strut$

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I would be willing to run in the moderator election. I have been wanting to be a moderator for a while.

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Quoting from the site tour: "Chemistry is a question and answer site for scientists, academics, teachers and students in the field of chemistry." The site clearly aims to be of interest to all chemists—from absolute beginners to reputable academics. Do you think this is truly possible? How would you ensure that beginners aren't turned away by ...

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As the site grows, inevitably more time must be spent on moderation duties, and it should be taken into account that Chemistry.SE is young and may see high proportional growth in the following months. Would this significantly impact the way you currently contribute to the site? Do you feel this change in focus may potentially affect your overall enjoyment ...

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