Jon Ericson
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Bad results of the last two site self-evaluations: what to do about it?
8 votes

Noise in the data Let's start with the most obvious thing: we don't have a lot of data. The most discouraging thing about the September evaluation was that the number of evaluators dropped from 7 to ...

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Can we use carriage returns in our Answers?
3 votes

First off, welcome to Stack Exchange! Most likely you are not signaling a new paragraph using Markdown. One carriage return isn't enough; you need to separate paragraphs with two carriage returns: ...

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What is the criteria of a site being launched
Accepted answer
3 votes

As background, please read Does this site have a chance of succeeding? The two key bits of criteria are: Does the site have a growing library of answered questions that attract new visitors? Does ...

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Migration to other sites when off-topic?
3 votes

Generally speaking, we discourage migration unless a question simply makes no sense on the site that it's asked on. This is especially important on beta sites which are still establishing themselves. ...

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
2 votes

Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while ...

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what can be done to enjoin "Community" from repeatedly reincarnating dead questions?
2 votes

Here's how you can stop a question from bumping along: If you asked it and it has an answer, you can accept one of them. Alternatively, anyone with upvoting privileges can mark the question as ...

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how is this ranked-choice election being decided/tabulated?
1 votes

It's not an instant runoff. Those tend to work best when there is just one open position. You can read more about the system we use in How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English? But I ...

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