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    I've reopened and answered the Research Statement question (I'll note, it had two other votes to reopen). Perhaps this was a mistake, and if you think so, you can tell me here. My logic was that it is a question about a legitimate topic (job applications), and while slightly ridiculous-sounding, deserved to be addressed.

    I don't think it was a mistake, rather a borderline judgment call.

    However, I do think that the site has grown nicely in the last couple of months, to the point where we now have 50 people who can cast votes to close (from what I can see, somewhere around 2/3 of these people actually do so on occasion) and reopen. In such a situation, I think the moderators' ability to unilaterally open/close (and inability to cast votes like everyone else) should be used increasingly rarely, mostly in situations where there is something blatantly inappropriate going on and/or time is of the essence.

    I look forward to the time when the moderators can, when they choose to, participate in the democratic process the same as the rest of us do.