2019 Moderator Election

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!

This election ended Feb 25 at 20:00.

Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution

I'm JohnHC and I'm putting myself forward for a moderator position.

While bigger exchanges might garner more attention (I'm looking at you, Workplace), it's useful to have a nice little corner dedicated to freelancing specifically. And wouldn't it be nice to keep it fresh and clean and free of clutter? So it's time for me to give back and step up.

My moderation style is mostly hands off, but I am able to spot when intervention is required. I'm on Stack Exchange most days (answering questions on Overflow about SQL mostly), so I'm always around.

Anyway, that's my blurb.

This election is complete.