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. With the submission count, we had to pick one of our back-up questions - I elected to select the one related to one of the submitted 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]( 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!


>1. 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?

>2. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?

>3. Many questions asked on LSE seem to actually request personally-applicable legal advice ("can I sue X for Y?", "Is this contract condition okay?", "Can I legally Z?", "Is W fair use?"). Are such questions problematic, and how should they be dealt with?

>4. It is possible that the voting at this site (especially for Hot Questions) isn't driven by expert review, but rather, popular opinion. Do you think this is happening? If so, is it a problem? Would there be any way for moderators to help in the case where a Hot Question attracts a lot of non-expert votes for an incorrect answer?

>5. Considering that there is a very large amount of traffic by new users, and all, I think this would be a good fit: A new user is in disagreement with another user (or moderator) that their question has been closed for "seeking legal advice." How would you approach and react to the situation?

>6. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

>7. What do you believe moderators *should* do?

>8. Specialized expertise helps to ferret out what's important, and thus what might be salvageable, in questions that are up for action. What legal jurisdiction/tradition are you most comfortable with?

>9. What should be our policy on citing and having sources in answers? What is our current policy? How should such a policy be enforced on the site?

>10. There are alternative views on law that suggest that one may essentially opt out of the legal system (sometimes known as a common law defence). How do you believe they should be handled on this site?