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2017 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jan 30, 2017 at 20:00
election began
Feb 6, 2017 at 20:00
election ended
Feb 14, 2017 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!

I'd like to nominate myself as a moderator. I've been a user or Workplace.SE for just over 2 years now and have a repuation of over 22k, indicating my activity here is not just a passing fancy. I would like to help in Workplace's continued success and this is a manner I feel I could well contribute.

I believe that I would make a good moderator in part because of my ability to compartmentalize. I may have a certain opinion on a subject, but that opinion must express itself only in my answers, not my moderation. I pride myself in being able to disagree with someone but not let it affect both how I treat them or their interaction.

I believe in fairness in that everyone is entitled to the equal application of the rules, which rules have been discussed openly.

I believe in light-touch moderation, which Workplace practices quite well. A heavy hand becomes a less a reflection of the community and more a reflection of its management.

I believe it is most important to temper criticism with consideration. Tone is important (especially as a moderator) and one must never feel justified in "calling out" another, even when the issue is of personal importance or consequence.

Hi all. I'm Lilienthal and I'm hereby submitting my nomination for your consideration. I've been contributing to this site for just over two and a half years and I think it makes sense to throw my hat in the ring.

I'm from the Central European time zone which is currently not represented in the mod team. I check the site multiple times a day and visited daily for more than a year. While I'm no longer answering at the same volume that I used to, I'm still contributing regularly to editing, reviewing and meta.

I've been continually impressed with the quality of both this community and the advice we offer. That professionalism that marks our userbase and the opportunity to help people in ways that really matter, with more than getting their code to compile, is why I keep coming back to this site.

While I firmly believe that our community's self-moderation is working well, I think it would be helpful to have a janitor / exception handler in a European time-zone. I have experience moderating forums large and small, including a default subreddit.

So if you'll have me, I'd like to take my contributions to this site to the next level by becoming your new community moderator.

Hi there - I'm going to nominate myself for a moderator role here, for two reasons. The main one is that while the two nominees so far are the ideal winners of this election, more nominees are required for an election. The other is that I bring a fair amount of experience moderating Stack Exchange sites both large and small, and far too many years running teams across multiple countries.

I'm fair, generally even tempered, and am a mediator when arguments get heated. That said, I'm not averse to closing down trolls and rudeness quickly. I have been instrumental in helping community growth on other sites, through beta and past graduation. I understand the real-life connections, promotion and interaction needed to ensure healthy progression. For evidence of this, please check out the other sites I moderate.

That said, vote Lilienthal or Christopher - you know it makes sense!

This election is over.