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  • Great read. It’s too bad there’s only few people ready to give time and share knowledge. Leadership starts with involvement.

    Even with WPSE, when it’s about grabbing some tips everybody’s there but when it’s about participating (e.g elections) you don’t see a lot of people coming around.

    Building communities is very difficult, I can’t even imagine what WPSE would have become without moderation! I like the idea of “accountable” and “trust” but it’s not so easy to implement in reality.

    • Building communities is very difficult, I can’t even imagine what WPSE would have become without moderation!

      Believe me (as WPSE moderator) it works precisely because it doesn’t rely on moderators to do everything (and doesn’t set them up for fast trip to political squabbles). :)

      SE mods are highly de–powerized and accountable, that (and elections) selects for folks that are moderating and not going on power trips.

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