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2011 Moderator Election

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!


This election ended Feb 23 '11 at 20:00.

Download the election data and use OpenSTV to audit the results.


429 voters were eligible, 97 visited the election, and 63 voted

4 Candidates

I've been a member of this site for 2 months, and have been among the more active members ever since, not missing one day in that period of time. I'm active in Meta, and in the chat, and I've been using the powers given by reputation to help the community as best as I can, including closing topics, fixing typos, etc. I've earned numerable badges to show my commitment to the community, including Civic Duty, Citizen Patrol, Sportsmanship, and Enthusiast.

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meta questions: 4 / +13
meta answers: 20 / +76
helpful flags: 10 of 10

As one of the serving pro tempore moderator I would like to formally stand as a moderator in the 2011 elections.

I am one of the most active users on the site (I've only missed a single day since the beta started).

  • I try to maintain a civil and cordial tone at all times
  • I have been keen to build the community having set up the site's twitter account, achieved the site building tags like Announcer, Electorate and Altruist
  • I have almost all of the site-building badges (except for Electorate and Taxonomist; I'm eight days away from Fanatic)
  • I'm active over on Meta and in the Chat room
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meta questions: 31 / +164
meta answers: 94 / +334
helpful flags: 53 of 53
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To all, in case you're not aware, there is an awesome tool for following elections here –  Benjol Feb 8 '11 at 8:04

I'll throw my lot in for moderator as well. I really love this community, and the people here. I like the atmosphere we've created, and the never ending technical and philosophical discussions. I hope to continue serving and nurturing this great, if small, community.

I've been moderating Photo-SE since it entered beta, and I am well versed in the community, its nuances, and the tools and tactics of moderating. I generally try to stay out of the way, however I will always respond in one way or another to moderator requests, even if I don't take any specific action. Just to keep the community or the flagger in the loop.

I also think it is important to nurture our membership, and I try on a daily basis to find newcomer questions and answers, and when they are deserving, help boost our new active members rep so they can become fully contributing participants of our community. Along the same lines, I try to withhold my own answers and give those active newcomers a chance to participate and gain some recognition.

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meta questions: 81 / +420
meta answers: 113 / +491
helpful flags: 31 of 37
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Change that from Photo.SE or I can't vote for you. :) meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/576 –  mattdm Feb 8 '11 at 18:03
    
But I like my dot... –  jrista Feb 10 '11 at 1:47

I'll go ahead and nominate myself.

I believe that I'm pretty well qualified, as I've been serving as a moderator pro tem through the early stages of the site.

As a moderator I try to stay out of the way and let the community take action in most cases. That said, I also try to stay as active as possible on the site, and step in whenever there is a need.

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meta questions: 16 / +70
meta answers: 39 / +127
helpful flags: 18 of 19

This election is complete.