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How are moderators chosen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English? I want to know how moderator ...
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There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?

The community bulletin says that there is a moderator election occurring. How does the election work and how can I get involved? Return to FAQ index
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How does Stack Overflow try to keep the site democratic?

I have joined only two days ago. I have had questions about Hadoop and big data which I have not been able to find answers to in the last month that I have been going through dozens of article and ...
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Blind moderator election [duplicate]

After participating in my first moderator election, I was wondering what the reason was for displaying the number of other users' votes cast. In my opinion, that can skew personal opinions of voters ...
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“You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators.” – really?

The current election interface advises: You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators. Why? I see two potential scenarios, both of which are dissatisfying: The STV system ...
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Links with caret ^ do not work?

See my answer to a question on programmers.stackexchange.com. I used the markup to link to a website. Is there a reason why this isn't working? The text is not hyperlinked properly.
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Wording of election-phase sidebar is misleading and needs repair

For elections, the election phase page has a sidebar with the following wording (and the wording at issue is bolded): In the election phase, 10 candidates advance to final community voting. Any ...
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What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on?

What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on? Just curious. What will happen to the votes that they had already gained?
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2 answers
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What math decides who is eliminated during election primaries?

During the primary phase of SE elections the candidate pool is narrowed to 10 nominations based on a free-form up/down voting system much like answers. However the vote math system has some funky ...
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Moderator Elections

Over on WebApps there are 3 Moderator Positions available. The nominations closed this evening and 3 users have nominated - One of them being myself The process has skipped the primary phase and ...
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Provide an unambiguous description of how election votes are counted using the OpenSTV software

A moderator election just finished up on math.SE. Eager to find out who won, right after the election closed I followed the given directions: I opened the OpenSTV program, loaded the election data ...
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