I would like to become a moderator because, although I haven't participated in the meta site, I do know how the site(s) work and have a strong understanding of games and their mechanics.
I am only a student and so don't always have the newest game, sometimes this limits the answers I can provide but, for me the main reason I wish to become a moderator is make sure the community works how it was intended, or more importantly how it would like to work and therefore the answers aren't necessarily important more the way in which they are answered.
I often visit the site and therefore is anything is flagged for moderator attention I will look at said article within a day or two.
I am relatively new to the SE sites and therefore will not always know the correct responses to flagged material, in cases such as these I will do my best to research what has been done in similar circumstances or ask other members of the community (moderator or non-moderator alike) for suggestions or further information.
Taking questions from tzenes' topic:
If a question, or indeed a user is called to be closed or suspended respectively the unanimous decisions moderators have should be only used as last resort because, as the site is mainly community driven, so should the decisions to act on individual users. Although if the decision was needed, I would try to act only on the rules of the site and try not to be bias.
If I were not elected, or even if I was, I would continue to be a part of the community only using the moderator privileged when needed and understanding that, although the site does occasionally need moderators has many non-moderator who can help the site through comments, answers and questions alone.
My view on the 'identify-this-game' questions is that the should only be allowed if enough users find them useful, after all the point of the site it to allow people to find answers to questions, if these questions are so specific that only one person can benefit from it's just not a good question. The other reason for it could be if they actually have a illegitimate reason for asking it rather than just curiosity (i.e research for a game in development).
My stance on new users is that they simply do not know the type of questions allowed here. Unfortunately they may think they know the what is suitable from reading other bad questions. The only way to solve this problem is to lead by example and, if such a question does arise point the user to the FAQ (the relevant part) and delete the question.
Users who cause argument from flags/comment should not be tolerated on the site,if it is a valid point or genuinely their point of view then fair enough. But if it causes new users the be turned away then should not be pardoned due to their positive contribution, many of these users could give equal or better answers and in any case the site is not simply about allowing people to gain reputation but to be helpful to users and guests alike.
I can confidently say that I will not stop visiting this site without good reason, I have a naturally inquisitive mind and therefore games interest me, even if I were to stop playing games then other people views and experiences of them will always interest me, and for that reason I will continue to be a part of this site.
Thank-you for reading my nomination and I look forward to feedback from the community.