I am Kortuk. I have been with the site for 1 year and 5 months. As a few others probably have, I started with the SE1.0 system and had no prior experience with stack overflow or the stack exchange system. I slowly picked things up on chiphacker and was promoted to moderator there with about 25 others before moving to Electronics.stackexchange.com
I have been a pro temp moderator with ED for a while now and hope to continue. I try to help steer the site in the right direction and with a large amount of help from "the teachers lounge." I have learned a large amount about moderation since, many decisions that go unnoticed, quite a few that at least a few members have shared their dislike of on meta. I only note this to say that I stand by my decisions but I am also open to criticism.
I stand behind my decisions and attempt to share when I think I have made a mistake. If I am unsure of a decision I ask other moderators. There are normally points we reach were a new problem comes to light, or an old problem is approached, at these points I seek advice. This forms what I consider a core part of moderation.
Patience for new and old users is key. I try to be both kind and heavy handed. I give warnings, I share when there is an issue, but I also fix the issue. I will close a bad question, but I attempt to leave a kind message for the user explaining the issue.
I am just taking a moment of my day and trying to give some basic background of my stances. I have been a mod already, I know many of the ins and outs already, and I feel that my wisdom will be valuable to any fresh blood that joins the ranks.
I am not great at just listing the many reasons I feel I am qualified and hope those with questions will just ask me. I am in chat and I check meta, just let me know.