In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/3894/2016-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 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](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/revisions/52a5a42f-2e9e-4b96-a5c8-bb53dc660bd9/view-source). Oh, and 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. 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. Please leave the list of links in the order of submission.** <!-- e.g. [Grace Note's answer](link to your answer) --> --- >1. Quite a lot of the activity on the site is concentrated around just a few shows: mainly Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Death Note. While these are all fine shows, they hardly showcase the diversity of anime, and don't leave a lot for people who aren't fans of long-running action/adventure. What's your take on this situation? Is it fine as it is, or should the community strive for more diversity of topics—more shoujo, more older anime, more artsy/experimental material like _Aku no Hana_ and _Goodnight, Punpun_? If you support more diversity, what steps would you take as a moderator to make it happen? >2. Last year we [asked the community](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/q/2564/1530) about things they wanted to be clarified or fixed about our policies on Anime & Manga. This helped myself as the newly elected mod highlight some topics for review. One year on and [a new meta post later](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/3903/lets-take-a-look-back-at-our-site-policies-2016-edition), Is there any particular policy the site currently has that you feel needs to be changed, or reviewed? >3. Some Stack Exchange moderators are activists—they take a strong leading role in the community, bringing up issues, guiding discussions, suggesting policy, and creating initiatives. Others are more passive; they let other members of the community shape policy, enforce it less stringently, and wait in the wings for exceptional situations that require their unique abilities. The passive approach fits more with Stack Exchange's description of moderators as "glorified janitors" and "human exception handlers" as laid out in [A Theory of Moderation](http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/a-theory-of-moderation/) and other posts. However, activist moderators can be good for a site; they can help unite and guide a user base, and can ensure that a valid concern brought up by a significant minority of the community gets a fair hearing and doesn't get automatically ignored in favor of the majority view. As a moderator, would you be more of an activist, or would you take a more passive approach? Why? How would you recognize a situation that would benefit more from the opposite approach, and how would you deal with it? >4. This year we have only had 7 Candidates nominated to join the mod team while last year there was 8 candidates. can you see any sort of barrier that would prevent other users from applying to become a part of the mod team in the next election? If so, in what way do you think we as a community can overcome this barrier? If not, what are your opinions as to why so few nominated to become a mod this time? >5. Last Year we had problems with Identification Requests with what should be done with them being asked of the candidates in [last year's mod election](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/q/2537/1587). With the topic now dead, buried, covered in concrete and without a spoon to eat it's way out is there another outstanding [single] subject that you think the community needs to address? why does this subject need to be addressed? >6. 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? >7. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been? >8. We have [a number of community events](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/q/2682/1587) from annual events like [Conspiracy Santa](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/a/2684/1587) to one off events like [EU A&M Meet up](http://meta.anime.stackexchange.com/a/2692/1587). Are there any other Events you would like to see occur to help bolster community cohesion, attract more users to the site and/or increase activity and participation on the site? >9. What's your opinion on Taisho posting images in site's main chatroom? Taisho's image posting did got criticized in the past for being unnecessary or for not being safe for office. So what you think in favor or against it? >10. What additional value would you add to the existing moderator team?