Given that us Pro-Tem mods were appointed through self-nomination, I feel it's fitting if I add my own self-evaluation. First, a few stats:
- Since the site launched, there have been over 700 flags raised.
- Our all-time average flag handling time is approximately 12 hours.
- Our average flag handling time over the past quarter is approximately 2.5 hours
- Our average flag handling time over the past month is approximately 5 hours
- Before we were first promoted to ♦ Moderators, the average flag handling time was 22 hours.
Given that the primary job of a ♦ Moderator is to handle flags, I'd say we're doing pretty well. We've cut the average flag handling time in half since we were handed the site (but that's no surprise as there were no mods before us) and while the past month we've been a bit slow to handle by my standards (most months we average 2-3 hours) we're still doing excellent by most site's standards.
However, the job of a Moderator is not limited to handling flags, especially for Pro-Tem Moderators on beta sites. As Pro-Tem Mods we're expected to help lead the community, promote it, and help it grow. I think we're doing a good job at this, but speaking for myself, I think there's room for improvement.
I think the three of us work hard to make newcomers feel welcome and to foster strong community relationships amongst the members on the site, in chat and also on Meta. I know I try to greet new users in comments or in chat and even when I close questions I always try to encourage the users to not be discouraged and ask a new question. Jeromy does an awesome job of improving questions, helping new users keep their questions open and get good answers while also positively demonstrating the power of the Stack Exchange editing model. Steven is active in chat and always willing to explain things to new users and help them improve. So I think in these areas we're doing great.
However, due to my own personal time constraints (I own a business and have a life...) I have been unable to do some of the "extracurricular" activities I'd really like to be doing to help us grow. For example, I proposed a Regularly Scheduled Chat Event but have been unable to actually lead that event. I haven't been available in chat much the past 6+ weeks... I started a Facebook page for this community but have been unable to get it going.
If there's one area I'd like to improve in, it's my ability to promote and grow the community through means external to Stack Exchange.
Another area I'd personally like to improve in is my ability to create, manage and organize our tags. Tagging has never been my strongest area on any stack Exchange site, and when it comes to tags I often defer to Steven or Jeromy.
On that last point, I'd like to say that I believe Jeromy, Steven and I work extremely well as a cohesive team and I am very happy with my fellow two mods. We have no trouble communicating, we discuss things clearly and without argument, and we complement each others' skills nicely. I have friends who are mods on other sites and I get the impression that not all mod teams get along so well, so I feel that's another strong area for my evaluation.