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Hi - My name is Chris, but I am using an alias given that one of the mods has the same name - AliceD it is!
My participation -
top reviewer in 4 of 7 categories;
active during graduation;
second in reputation;
active in meta and chat;
top badge collector;
ranking second in the related Cognitive Sciences stack;
proud owner of sportsmanship badge
My views in a nutshell
During graduation this site's moderation was fierce and that attitude enabled our graduation. I think we need to stay critical to urge the OP to improve their post. My motto, however, is:
Good answers can make the question.
Users should think out-of-the-box and write answers that fit within Bio.SE's conventions, but not let those conventions push them into harsh close-voting. This example received multiple rounds of closure but has been superbly received. See also here.
I study long-term forest change, and I have diverse interests/experiences in all things natural.
I'm a college instructor, so I adhere to effective pedagogical guidelines -- b/c we're all here to teach/learn!
I've been an active user on Bio.SE for almost 2 years:
Regularly comment & perform review tasks
Answers are thorough and well-cited to help serve as model for others
Increasingly more active on Meta (especially re: "best practices" & discussion tags) and chat.
I feel strongly that our community should be welcoming & friendly to users of any background or level of biology, so I make sure to include friendly/constructive comments whenever possible.
While I would emphasize quality control like current mods, I would really focus on providing constructive help in those instances. (Not that current mods don't already do this; I would just place added personal emphasis on this aspect of moderation).
Overall, I'd like to play a larger role in ensuring that this site's growth continues both effectively and according to our dedication to helping others learn in a friendly & welcoming community.