Hi. I'm Erik and I'm giving this a shot.

I believe in letting experts do their thing, as they're experts because they know what they're doing. I prefer suggesting a course and two-way communication over leadership or strict guidance.

I hope to create a site where moderators can sit back and watch the community handle things well, as the Stack is intended to function. When that doesn't work (does it ever?) I will seek to talk with those involved, find out what's going on and hopefully correct actions by showing and teaching our users the vision of StackExchange rather than telling them how they should act.

That said, I am willing to confront those who really do not want to help us make the best Q&A site possible. I have been in charge of large communities before and while I took pride in only having to use administrative powers very rarely, I had no problems doing so to protect the community.