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. 

Not every question was compiled. I've opted to merge two questions related to activity time, and otherwise selected with that the top 8 submissions from the community, plus the two pre-selected options from us for a total of 10 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]( 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, and also including a link to your answer on your nomination post.

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, before that set of three dashes. Please leave the list of links in the order of submission.**

To save scrolling here are links to the submissions from each candidate (in order of submission):


>1. Do you believe that travel.stackexchange "isn't very welcoming?" If so, how will you address that as a moderator?

>2. As an elected moderator, how much time will you be able to contribute to Travel SE tasks, at what time of the day and in which time zone? What is your expected availability in terms of number of hours contributed to the site per day? Will you have regular offline periods (we all love travelling) that you can foresee already? 

>3. Which of your contributions to Travel Meta do you feel has been particularly valuable or is most representative of your potential style as a moderator?

>4. Do you use the Travel Chat room? If not, why not? If so, how would you deal with negative attitudes or disagreements/fights between users new and old?

>5. 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?

>6. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?

>7. What do you intend to change, improve and keep as it is about how moderation is currently run on Travel SE?

>8. Do you think funny comments should be deleted? Do you think that any unrelated comment should be deleted?

>9. Our unanswered question count is slowly creeping up, nearing 500. What would you do to help with this?

>10. In the past (a) single user(s) have been on a spree of intensive editing of old posts, often mostly tag edits, which has led to some annoyance with other users in chat & comments. What is your stance on this, do you intend to intervene and if so, how?