Suppose you're a candidate in a moderator election and you could not attend the town hall chat nor post in the chat room until after the digest has been posted. What is the proper procedure to answer the questions? Is it ok to edit the chat transcripts to add your answers (in which case the THC digests should be CW)?
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If you reply to the questions in the chat room after the digest is posted, your answers will be moved as soon as possible to the relevant digest answers. We (well, at least speaking for myself) typically monitor the Town Hall Chat room for the given site until the site's election is over, so anything new that's posted in there will be noticed*.
While there's certainly no punishment for doing so, we prefer that people don't edit the digest content directly as adding answers on behalf of candidates makes it easier for us to maintain a consistent format.
*Pinging me once you're done or through answering a question I asked during the Town Hall will typically get your answers added more quickly, since I otherwise don't always notice the new room activity right away.