I've been an active member of Computational Science SE for several years. What started as a simple "I know how to answer this question", turned into visiting CompSci SE multiple times a day for editing, reviewing, reading, and answering.
I've also served as an appointed pro-tempore moderator from May 2019, and I enjoyed the experience a lot.
Why I might be a good moderator?
I enjoy it when things are organized. I don't shy away from editing posts (including typing up long equations), as well as proper tagging/retagging
I try to help in making the questions/answers better so that they serve the OP and the community
I try to limit my direct intervention into the content whenever possible
I visit the website very often as I am always striving for new information, and reading\answering some people's questions is a good way to improve
I'd be happy to continue serving as a moderator for the community I'm already spending a large portion of my life in.
/ part of that statement was copied from my previous 2019 nomination /
- How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?
It is important to understand the reasons behind the arguments and flags. If the source of it is the confusion of the user with the rules, CoC, general misunderstanding of Stack Exchange mechanics, it has to be clearly communicated both using public and private methods. This is a good use case of a direct message feature that moderators can use to communicate with users.
In case of continuous trouble, warnings or suspensions might be needed, but that is definitely not the first tool to use. While there might be some distinction between a "problematic" high-rep user and a "problematic" new user, I would not distinguish the course of action too much, since communication, conflict mitigation and prevention is key.
- How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?
Again, communication. First, I need to understand the reasons behind the action of another moderator and reassess my point of view given that additional information. This can be done in the Moderator's Room or Teacher's Lounge. Moreover, in some cases, I might ask the opinions of moderators of other communities.
- Are there specific challenges that moderators of relatively smaller (which Computational Science SE is) communities face? How do you plan to address them?
For moderators of smaller communities, in my opinion, it is more important to keep track of announcements on general Meta and private Moderator's Team. This would require being pro-active in bringing discussions/voting/etc from general Meta to Computational Science SE Meta, so that the community is informed and can take needed actions.
I am quite active in general Meta and Moderator's Team discussions and hope it can serve well for the Computational Science SE community.
- Are you active on other sites on the network? How comfortable are you collaborating with other SE sites to ensure questions find a proper home?
I am active on Meta, Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow in Russian, Academia, and Chess. These are not necessarily the most likely targets for the migrations.
However, as a pro-tempore moderator, I have experience migrating questions to many other communities and am familiar with the rules\on-topic-ness of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematica, and several other communities.
- In your opinion, what do moderators do?
Moderators are active members of the community who help to keep things clean and organized, who apply/enforce policies that were determined by the community itself, and serve as a [not unique] link between the particular community and Stack Exchange as a whole.
- A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?
100% comfortable. I have had a diamond attached for about 2 years, and even before becoming a moderator, I followed the same principles.
- In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?
Moderators have some tools (tag organization, direct communication, access to peer moderators, etc) that help to be more efficient in serving the community.