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No. Though I have participated in multiple betas and have been a very active users in lots of them, I refused to join as a moderator as I was young and quite new to SE at a time (I am only around a year and twonine months old as a member).

No. Though I have participated in multiple betas and have been a very active users in lots of them, I refused to join as a moderator as I was young and quite new to SE at a time (I am only around a year and two months old as a member).

No. Though I have participated in multiple betas and have been a very active users in lots of them, I refused to join as a moderator as I was young and quite new to SE at a time (I am only around a year and nine months old as a member).

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1. What do you think the main job of moderator is?

I think the main job of being a moderator is to be an example for other users and moderate and lead the site. A lot of times when a moderator leaves his post as moderator for some reason, there always seem to be a very sad feeling through that community for a few days as they will miss that user as moderator. Why? Because that user has left such an impact on the community through his actions in that community and being such an amazing role model for newer users to follow.

2. Do you have any previous experience as a moderator?

No. Though I have participated in multiple betas and have been a very active users in lots of them, I refused to join as a moderator as I was young and quite new to SE at a time (I am only around a year and two months old as a member).

3. Our site is a very new one. We can expect a lot of posts that are broad, but are about practical problems faced when learning a language. What is your opinions on such questions?

Our site is run by popular sovereignty not a dictatorship via mods thus I would raise the issue on meta. A lot of times moderators can't really decide the issue themselves and knowing their actions would have a huge impact on future questions, they see it best to raise the issue on meta to redefine what types of questions are allowed and see if the debated questions can stay or not. After users cast their opinions, moderators can then exercise their actions upon the questions appropriately.

Of course, a clearly too broad questions needs to be immediately closed without further ado. Raising the issue on meta should really only happen with borderline questions as well.

4. If conflict between users erupts in comments/chat, how will you handle that situation?

I would immediately intervene and warn the users involved. The offensive messages, maybe even the whole conversation, will be deleted and I will have to remind the users that offensive and personal attacks to other users will not be tolerated. If this becomes repeated, I will happily suspend those involved.

5. Some users who post great answers may not agree with the community's consensus on the site's scope. For example, they may ask a question which was previously agreed to be off-topic and may want to include such questions as on-topic. How will you deal with such users?

I would have to close the questions as off-topic. Users are users and should be respected as equals. Even those with high rep and stats must follow the rules as made in meta and SE. I would them leave a comment telling them that they can try to make these types of question on-topic again by raising an issue in meta where the community can decide once again. I will also watch the meta question closely though as arguments and fights may erupt.

6. You come across a question you think should be closed, but the majority of the community disagrees. What will you do?

If the community disagrees, I will try to locate the meta question that deemed the question subject to being closed and read the reasons behind the decision. If I find the reasons reasonable, I will let the question go. If I disagree though, I will talk to other moderators about in chat. Then if needed, I will ask on meta specifically about that question and might broaden it to similar questions. If the community still disagrees, I will just have to go with it.

7. If a fellow moderator disagrees with you, how will you handle that situation?

I will talk with that moderator in chat and may involve the other moderators to help as well since they have a neutral standpoint and may have a compromise in mind for me and the mod that disagrees with me. Of course, I will stay calm and avoid arguments or any hints that the situation is getting hot.