2024 Moderator Election

nomination began
Apr 9 at 20:00
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election ends
on Apr 24 at 20:00
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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!

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Questionnaire
The community team has compiled questions from meta for the candidates to answer.
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

[Answer 1 here]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[Answer 2 here]

  1. What level of participation or activity, as a moderator, do you see for yourself if elected? We have moderators that are active on virtually every question, or at least several times daily, and we have had moderators we rarely see any activity from. Where will you fit into this lineup?

[Answer 3 here]

  1. How do you see yourself using the moderators close vote power? The majority of the current moderators seem content to allow the site to be mainly community moderated, rarely using their ability to unilaterally close a question. Would you continue this trend, or do you see yourself using the moderators close vote more heavily?

[Answer 4 here]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[Answer 5 here]

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

[Answer 6 here]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching enough reputation to access moderator tools or become a trusted user?

[Answer 7 here]

  1. How do you see yourself using the moderators close vote power? The majority of the current moderators seem content to allow the site to be mainly community moderated, rarely using their ability to unilaterally close a question. Would you continue this trend, or do you see yourself using the moderators close vote more heavily?

[Answer 8 here]

  1. What level of participation or activity, as a moderator, do you see for yourself if elected? We have moderators that are active on virtually every question, or at least several times daily, and we have had moderators we rarely see any activity from. Where will you fit into this lineup?

[Answer 9 here]

This election is currently in the nomination phase. Nominations close in 3 days.

You must have more than 300 reputation to nominate yourself as a candidate in this election.