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Programmers Moderator. Frequently found on the Whiteboard and the Bridge. Concerns or questions? Ask on meta.

Recent Graduate of Georgia State University in Computer Science and Religious Studies. Currently job-hunting whilst working in a bookstore.

Areas of Interest: Programming Language Design, Compilers, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision/Graphics, Cellular Automata, Human-Centered Computing, Computing Ethics, Databases, Audio Programming/Processing, Parallel Computing, Embedded Systems.

I co-run the Programmers.SE blog.

I was the Program Chair for the GSU Student Chapter of ACM. I was also the Vice Chair of the GSU Student Chapter of the IEEE. Contact me if you're interested in speaking or helping out with either of them.


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awarded  Yearling
May
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answered How do Pokemon that require friendship evolve?
Mar
30
comment Tolerant doesn't appear to grant Terran equivalent population cap
The 25% is inline with the Silicoids from the first game, I should have figured.
Mar
29
accepted Tolerant doesn't appear to grant Terran equivalent population cap
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
31
awarded  Constituent
Jan
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@FAE You are most welcome :)
Jan
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@Vaishali I was speaking in general terms. We also have students on Programmers. I was speaking of median audience in both cases.
Jan
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The same thing I bring to everywhere else on the network: patience, understanding, decisiveness when called for, integrity, cool-headness, and a passion for the topic. I've gamed since I was five years old. The moderation experience is not sole cause for my qualification but it is a good correlation. I don't agonize over having a binding vote, I know where and when to use it and more importantly not use it. I'm willing to take the time to walk new users through the site if need be. I merely wish to further help a community that I already enjoy and love.
Jan
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As far the championing of projects, I will generally urge a consensus before proceeding. I was present for the "Scope Wars" on Programmers, so I'm used to grappling with thorny issues that have no clear cut answers. Arqade is a more clear scope than Programmers in terms of what is and is not a valid topic. Thus, I have a good framework for what is and is not healthy. Additionally, I have little issue revising my opinion and stance on something should it prove to be the wrong course of action. I can be very decisive when the situation requires it but I'm big enough to admit when I'm wrong.
Jan
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@FAE Middleseat mod. I tend to take a very proactive stance against explicitly prohibited behavior such as spamming. Other issues such as site direction and policy, I tend to be more "backseat", gently nudging the community toward a mutually agreeable outcome. As far as adjusting moderation style. Arqade is a different community from Programmers. It is made up of hobbyists and passionate amateurs rather than professionals and thus I will bear this in mind when dealing with the community.
Jan
23
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@badp Because I was hungry. Big swirly things have to eat too you know.
Jan
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@FEichinger I am fully confident that I will have time for both sites.
Jan
23
wiki
Jan
20
awarded  Caucus
Jan
20
awarded  Organizer
Jan
20
revised What is the purpose of SPEC?
added additional tag
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on What is the purpose of SPEC?
Jan
3
answered What is the bar that rounds my hp, which looks like a countdown?
Dec
16
answered Crystal Ship in FTL