Our answer rate is currently at 78%. Do you think moderators can and should do more than average users to improve that? If, so: how? If not: why not?
If a user is not already doing more than the average user to increase the answer rate, that user is probably not a candidate for moderator, but a moderator can't force other users to answer questions. What moderator can do is help keep the site clean and civil, thus encouraging participation.
In case you already have more than 10k rep and thus access to moderator tools, why do you strive to be an elected moderator? What do you expect from being elected compared to just being able to do what moderators do?
High ranking users do have access to very significant moderation tools, but moderators do have additional capabilitiesdo have additional capabilities. In fact, this question is flawed because high ranking users cannot "do what moderators do", but can only do some of what moderators can do.
How many hours a week do you plan to devote to moderation if elected? How does that compare to how many hours a week you currently spend active on this site? Please explain any differences in those numbers.
I have no idea how many hours I am active on the site. I am afraid to add that up. Nor do I know how much time is spent in the review queues, or voting, but I am sure I will continue to be quite active, and hopefully helpful.
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?
Valuable answers do not buy one the right to behave badly, but this would have to be handled on a case by case basis.
How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?
I believe there are moderator chat rooms...
What is your view about the relevance of questions about the implementation of specific plugins, such as WooCommerce?
Plugins are very tightly connected to the WordPress Core, and I do not think that questions concerning plugins should be automatically off-topic.
What is your frustration avoidance process.
Well, grab a dog. I have three, two of which are always at my feet. Also, Borderlands 2. Also, the cat, though is he is sometimes a source of frustration.
In your opinion, what do moderators do?
Much what I already do as a 10k + user, but with fewer restrictions.
A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?
Everything I have said already carries a "name" associated with me (in several variants) across several sections of the web, not just here. I have cultivated that "name". I already watch what I say. I am not worried about a diamond next to it.