In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](https://magento.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2276/2018-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. 

Not every question was selected - we picked the 6 upvoted submissions, plus two of our bonus 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://magento.meta.stackexchange.com/revisions/f263a66f-d11f-49ec-96fb-1fdfd49de138/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):



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>1. What is your position on questions related to third party modules? A simple "I'm for/against them" will not sufice. Please list the reasons.



>2. 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?



>3. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?



>4. What do you think you can do as a moderator to achieve balance between quality content and being welcoming to new members?



>5. Do you see any "no-do" actions/activities in this community? If you get a chance to be a moderator here, then what will be your approach to such no-do actions/activities?



>6. How much time you can spend per day for the community? Do you think you will be able to scale up this time when needed if the flag load for a day rises unnaturally and/or the other moderators are not available?



>7. How you can help a Magento developer to write better answers on Stack Exchange?



>8. How would you handle a situation where a new user regularly asks questions that are not related to Magento?



>9. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?



>10. In your opinion, what do moderators do?