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2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Mar 15, 2021 at 20:00
election began
Mar 22, 2021 at 20:00
election ended
Mar 30, 2021 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 would like to nominate myself.

While I only have 3.3k rep on this site, I have been quite active across the network as a whole. I have over 380 Meta posts on my top 5 sites, 10k+ rep on my top 2 sites, and have gotten most of the review badges on Stack Overflow. I've also been a longstanding member of the SOCVR.

That being said, I think I would be able to contribute to the site as a moderator. I have a decent amount of curation experience between my various sites and would definitely love to help out here as well.

Answers to questions

Every place of work has that one guy in a position that is seemly above their efforts, skill set, and experience.

Well, I could be that guy here. Give me a chance and I can be the direction of water cooler gossip about how I am the boss's third cousin twice removed or how I "have pictures".

What barely qualifies me is that I have been around SE in general for about 5 years. I have been active in many sites review queues and user-based moderation. My strengths are my people skills (not so much technical/programming skills) and I pride myself in making rational decisions based on hearing both sides of an argument while consisting applying rules or past decision but also being open to a new way of thinking.

Really I don't think I have a chance of winning, but if I did I promise I would be active everyday in the community and would never give you up.

Questionnaire Answers Here.

I have done this on more than one occasion in the StackExchange sites that I am involved in, and will do so again in the interest of getting good candidates to also self-nominate (or for the community to nominate candidates).

I am already a moderator on UXSE, and have been here for a little while without contribute much more than the odd question and answer here and there. This is because I spend most of my allocated StackExchange time trying to do the following for the UXSE community:

So for the people in Workplace StackExchange that don't think you are good enough or deserving of the nomination, it's a call out to you that it is time to put your hand up!

Response to questions

Greetings, I'm Kilisi,

I have little interest elsewhere in SE so if voted in I would be solely focused on the interests of this community.

I think I'd make a good moderator. I consider myself a fair person who is not susceptible to pressure of any sort.

I'm not affected by trolling or abusive behaviour. I never let other peoples behaviour dictate mine, it's not constructive and clouds judgement.

I'm not part of the main demographic for this site, but diversity can be a good thing, and I have personally come across many interesting and enriching concepts in my time here that were unknown to me.

Stats: 5.5 years, 2300+ answers, 167000 reputation, various badges.


I'm motosubatsu.. I've been a member of the site for 4 years and in that time I've visited the site on 1,349 days. Which is to say most of them. I've written answers to over 700 questions, I'm usually in the site's chat room 5 days week, and now I'm nominating myself as moderator. Why? Because I'm here to help people, and I think I can do more to help the people who make up The Workplace SE community that way.

I'm already an elected moderator over on Writing SE so I know the ropes - and crucially I think I know this site pretty well.

Here's my characteristically wordy answers to the questionnaire.

This election is over.