The same person who offered to "throw (their) hat in the ring" at 2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check wrote a day later in the Pod Bay:
One of the reasons I still use Skeptics is it is very quick to remove bad questions, those with no notability, and folks trying to spread political propaganda
I feel that Space SE could receive very high marks on the welcoming scale, partly because we do not "close early, close often" but instead are nurturing and helpful to new users, offering constructive criticism under new user first questions without initial downvoting or just going ahead and edit, making proactive adjustments to head off close votes and teach by example.
I feel this community has gotten good at this because of the unique situation of having a large and diverse community and a modest question rate.
I feel this important because of the special nature of space exploration which attracts both experts and noobs, space veterans and young people, orbital mechanics and those who don't yet have any idea what's up there but would like to know.
Our Space Exploration "encyclopaedia" must be just as interesting to young people and space noobs as it is to experts.
Stack Exchange can be both a floor wax and a dessert topping. Yes the answer base is an encyclopaedic resource, but answer posts are not possible without questions, and question posts are not possible without users.
I shudder at the notion that we might start ending the interest of new users in Space SE because we shut down their first question quickly as lacking sufficient "notability".
I hope we can instead continue to work with new users to help them improve their questions in real time, without the laborious close-reopen cycle.
Close early, close often is a leftover from Stack Overflow, it simply does not apply to Space SE with its large and helpful user community and wide range of questions.
So before any election process starts, I'd like to hear views from the community about my fear.
Question: Are we going to suddenly reverse course and 'quickly remove bad questions, those with no notability', or remain welcoming to young people and noobs?