In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread]( have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. Not every question was compiled - as noted, we only selected the top 8 questions as submitted by the community, plus 2 pre-set questions from us.

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](

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!


> **1)** How would you attract more experts to the site?

> **2)** How would you resolve a dispute between two users?

> **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)** What would you do to encourage the community to take advantage of chat?

> **6)** How would you improve the voting rate on the site?

> **7)** I belive it was Voltaire that said "With great power comes great responsibility". Hence being a moderator takes a special kind of person that can handle conflicts objectively and unbiased. Have you ever had disputes with other users that resulted in you beeing suspended from SharePoint Stackexchange?

> **8)** What would you do to get new users to become returning contributors at SP.SE?

> **9)** What are your concerns about SharePoint StackExchange that you will be looking into solving once you become a moderator?

> **10)** What kind of time commitment do you plan to make for moderating the site?