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.
I am running for moderator to ensure that there are three candidates. This does not mean I wouldn’t happily do the job, but I fully support Cai’s and Westside’s candidatures.
I am already a moderator on German Language; so I am familiar with the tools and the job.
Through being active on Meta and several other sites, I am familiar with the mechanics of Stack Exchange and have sources from which to draw inspirations to address problems.
I’ve performed 2.3 k reviews on this site and just got my Marshal badge.
I enjoy moderating activities.
Why not me?
I am not a graphic designer (not even close) and I am not intricately familiar with a considerable amount of topics. However, I feel that my familiarity with the topic suffices to handle most issues and if it doesn’t, I know when to stop and let the other moderators handle things (I skipped 4.1 k reviews).
I cannot fully predict how much time I will have at my hands in the near future.
I am only 95 % enthusiastic about this particular job. I enjoy the small bits of moderation (which make for the largest share), but I may lack the enthusiasm to engage in large community-building activities.
I’m a relative newbie to GDSE compared to the current moderators and other active members. I’ve only been using the site for about 10 months, but in that time I’ve visited the site nearly every day and I’ve been busy trying to help out as much as I can. I’ve posted over 170 answers to questions, cast hundreds of votes and raised hundreds of helpful flags. I’ve also reviewed over 2000 questions and answers. All of this has added up to make me the 31st highest ranked user overall by reputation score.
I’m going to carry on doing all of these things whether I end up being a moderator or not, but being a moderator will give me access to more tools and more ways to help. I think the current moderators (and other committed users like Cai) are doing a great job and I’d love to be able to learn more from them and assist them in maintaining and improving the site.