On the vote for moderator page, provide a way to see questions that you have "in common" with the potential moderators.

I would like to see perhaps a button (with a count) for each candidate that shows me which questions I have asked/answered/commented on that that candidate has been active on as well. It would be GREAT to see direct actions (moderations of my entries) highlighted.

What I'm looking for is how the candidate performs on questions with which I'm already familiar and situations where I participated.


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It's probably faster if you search these entries yourself, instead of waiting that this gets implemented. I picked one candidate randomly:

"chris nava" welbog site:stackoverflow.com

  • Cool, I changed it from welbog to mmyers and this question showed up... twice.
    – mmyers
    Feb 2, 2010 at 20:53
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    works even better if you add inurl:questions to the query. Feb 3, 2010 at 1:47
  • Neat! It didn't even occur to me to use Google as a database for this data.
    – Chris Nava
    Feb 3, 2010 at 5:36

Technically, none of us are moderators yet. I do think it would be neat to show some basic statistics about the user beside their name though. How long they've been a member, what their current reputation is. How many questions, answers, badges, etc.

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    ... average number of question views per day and average number of edits to other's posts per day. Those are the big one for me as far as moderator-worthiness goes. Feb 2, 2010 at 20:18
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    @Joel: If that was your criteria, just pencil me in.
    Feb 2, 2010 at 20:41
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    ... and does it without causing a stink. Feb 2, 2010 at 23:25
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    Oh, and number of times per day they check the moderator tools link. Feb 2, 2010 at 23:26
  • My intent was not to find folks who cause a stink or don't. I'm interested to find ones who have handled a situation that I saw develop. I think it would be better than reading examples of their work out of context after the fact.
    – Chris Nava
    Feb 3, 2010 at 5:38
  • I agree that basic stats on the listing page would be a good start. Do you think it would influence the voting too much to see just stats without examples?
    – Chris Nava
    Feb 3, 2010 at 5:40

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