In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](http://meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/634/2015-moderator-election-qa-question-collection) have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. Due to the insufficient submission count, we have selected all provided questions as well as our back up questions for a total of 8 questions.

As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and then post your answer to each question given in that same answer. For your convenience, I will include all of the questions in quote format with a break in between each, suitable for you to insert your answers. Just [copy the whole thing after the first set of three dashes](http://meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/revisions/c5ac16d3-c0d5-425f-8e00-f9758e775354/view-source). Oh, and please consider putting your name at the top of your post so that readers will know who you are before they finish reading everything you have written.

Once all the answers have been compiled, this will serve as a transcript for voters to view the thoughts of their candidates, and will be appropriately linked in the Election page. 

Good luck to all of the candidates!

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>1. What do you think are the biggest issues Raspberry Pi SE could face in the future - and how as a moderator would you go about solving them?



>2. The products made by the Raspberry Pi foundation are aimed at all ages and skill levels, including children and beginners with technology. As such, many of those who use this site for the first time may not be familiar with the ethics of our site (and the internet in general). In the past this has brought [many low quality questions and answers with problems](http://meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/634/2015-moderator-election-qa-question-collection/638#638). We have a huge backlog of these questions and answers, and while some of these have been fixed, most of them have not. **As a moderator, what can you do to help clean up this site, and keep it clean in the future?**



>3. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?



>4. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?



>5. As a Moderator it is conceivable that the users of your Stack Exchange Community will ask you about a desirable feature for your Community that the parent SE organisation either does not currently provide, or can never provide. How would you work out the difference and what would you aim to do for each?



>6. In your opinion, what do moderators do?



>7. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?



>8. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?