In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](http://meta.wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/3766/2014-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. Due to the lack of submission count, we have selected all provided questions as well as some of our back up questions (one submission was quite similar to a backup so we ditched the corresponding backup) for a total of 9 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](http://meta.wordpress.stackexchange.com/revisions/b43f3b4a-7b55-4634-8be7-2574c7e032ad/view-source).

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!

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>  Our [answer rate](http://stackexchange.com/sites#percentanswered) 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?



> 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?



> 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.



> 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?



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



> What is your view about the relevance of questions about the implementation of specific plugins, such as WooCommerce?



> What is your frustration avoidance process.



> In your opinion, what do moderators do?



> 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?