Q: Is the recentness of a user's site activity relevant to their candidacy for moderator?
I collected some data for a simple metric for this election, and thought I would share the results.
Please NOTE: This is but one piece of information about the candidates.
Below is a chart showing all site activity (tab: ?tab=activity&sort=all) relative to how recent the activity was. This is a admittedly crude metric to show how recent, a candidate's activity (and potentially interest) in the site is.
As a simple a measure of how long ago a user's activity was, the horizontal axis is the the 100th. 250th, ... etc, previous activity. The vertical axis is how many months it has been since that specific activity number occurred. Users with lower numbers have been more active recently.
This shows the 6 current candidates, and also myself as a reference. As a reference to interpreting this chart, you can see that I have performed 250 site actions in approximately the last 1.3 months.
This is a simple count of all publicly visible site activity. There may be some activities that are more relevant to being a moderator than others. This metric ignores any of that. I would encourage sharing of other metrics that you might feel are more relevant for a moderator.