In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](https://aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3342/2017-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 submission count matching, we have selected all provided questions as well as our set questions for a total of 10 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](https://aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/revisions/4a855891-96e3-4c1f-91b6-6b2da55abbe0/view-source).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, and also including a link to your answer on your nomination post. 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! **Oh, and when you've completed your answer, please provide a link to it after this blurb here, before that set of three dashes. Please leave the list of links in the order of submission.** To save scrolling here are links to the submissions from each candidate (in order of submission): --- >1. How often, on average, would you be able to attend to moderator duties? >2. There are "mod-only" flags, and all the others. Will you let the community have their say on the latter, or will you handle all the flags you possibly can? For example, there are "Very Low Quality" or "Not an Answer" flags that would go in the "Low quality" review queue. Will you let the queue review process complete before intervening, or will you handle the flag before that? I am specifically speaking of those situations where a mod is not required, since the community review process can handle them. >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. The site can be quite harsh on new users who don't ask "perfect" first questions. (https://aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3338/can-we-stop-downvoting-posts-from-new-users?cb=1) How do you think you can help new users prosper at Aviation.SE? Conversely, some users can't be helped and will continue to post low quality questions, vaguely to do with aviation. What will you do in this case? >6. One of the duties of moderators is sending private messages to problem users. Can you think of a situation specific to this site when you might need to message a user? >7. What moderator experience do you have? (Both on SE and other sites and offline) >8. Whether you are an aviation professional or not, what skills/experiences/qualifications/etc. acquired in your job do you think might help you in your role as a moderator on this site? >9. You find a question in the review queue which you're sure you've seen before, but you can't find the original to close it. What do you do? >10. Should the on-topic guidance in the help centre be expanded beyond its current scope? The target audience is now defined as pilots, mechanics and controllers, but not for instance aeronautical engineers or aircraft design professionals. Aerodynamics is a field of physics that is applicable to aircraft, but [so are a variety of others](https://aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3357/7). Other non-pilot activities such as airport logistics etc. may be considered on-topic as well. Guidance about being on-topic if not specifically specified as off-topic might also be considered.