2018 Moderator Election

nomination began
May 7, 2018 at 20:00
election began
May 21, 2018 at 20:00
election ended
May 29, 2018 at 20:00

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!

Hey! I'm WELZ.

This is my official nomination.

My answers to your questions

I'd be honored to be a moderator for our great community!

Why you do want me?

  • I'm a reasonable guy and truly hope to contribute to this community.
  • I'm an active member at Charcoal.
  • I'm top user contributor on meta (that isn't yet a mod) and have been in the top few position for a while now.
  • I'm always looking for ways to help people out.
  • I have an open schedule and can dedicate more time than average to this community.

Reasons you may not want me:

  • I don't have much rep*.
  • I will sometimes disagree with you. (isn't that the case with everyone?!)
  • I don't have all the mod/edit badges (I do have most)

*I may not have much rep, but I do have a pretty great knowledge for how the (publicly documented) mod tools work and just an overall understanding of SE in general.

I am Emilie, member of GDSE for 4.5 years. I've witnessed our graduation and multiple changes since. My background:

  • College degree + BA in graphic design (6 years) + Graduate degree in Higher Ed. Teaching and completing an MA in EdTech.
  • 18 years of varied experience in GD; freelancing, working in studios and teaching.
  • Since 2014, researching how StackExchange communities self-govern for my thesis. As a researcher, extra care would be taken with the information I would gain access to, in compliance with the moderator agreement.

I am concerned with integrating new valuable users to our community while retaining our experts.

  • I believe novice users (and questions) should be welcome, and that it is our duty to integrate and educate so newcomers can contribute and participate.
  • Some interesting questions in our field are often considered too broad. I think finding ways to accomodate various types of questions is critical to maintain the interest of some of our experts.

I welcome any questions the community may have for me!

This election is over.