@instanceofTom Yea. I've been a switch hitter in Java/C# for years, and Visual Studio 2010 spoils me. Even eclipse has so many plugins that I can get it close to VS +CodeRush. Xcode makes me feel like I'm an old school C++ dev...which...I guess that's kinda what it's made for.
In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic of moderation. Participation is completely voluntary. I am working with the can...
Today it's very difficult to determine the real involvement of a member in a given community without analysing his profile activity and badges.
By involvement I don't mean performance (such as reputation, good answer/question badges, etc). Some users may be very active but do not have any major ...
I'm not that worried about it... if somebody is interested enough to rack up the minimum rep specifically so they can vote, more power to them. If there's a chance of fraudulent votes, I bet there're ways to determine which votes belong to new users.
If a moderator fakes their way past the voting system, they will fail to perform well either in general or to SE network's standards. They will then likely be removed by the powers-that-be and replaced with a next in line mod.
I find it interesting that M.SO is the only meta site where you can earn rep
It's not like the meta for other sites
But rather like meta for the whole SO/SE network.
Why isn't there a too broad tag in addition to too localized?
@JoshK There is, Not a Real Question: "It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form."
Keep working on getting an offer from this new place (if you're interested in working there). Once you have one, decide whether you want to move there or use that offer to leverage something better from the place you're at now.