2018 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 Sep 4 '18 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.

1,351 voters were eligible, 465 visited the site during the election, 416 visited the election page, and 227 voted


I used to be a mod here. Then I took an arrow to the knee.

Actually after helping shepherd the site past beta due to circumstances at the time, I ended up deciding not to stand for reelection. I figure I'd reconsider that

Unlike my first time, I'm currently a pretty experienced moderator and am reasonably familiar with the tooling.

What I bring to the table other than that is accessibility (I can often be found on the Software Recs chatrooms) and the fact that I'm on another timezone from the other moderators.

  • JG was (and is) a good moderator. A note on the candidate score - he's missing a bunch of moderation badges because he was a moderator early on. You don't tend to flag or review stuff much since it's easier to go through the flag queue. – Undo Aug 22 '18 at 21:57

I am volunteering for the privilege to be elected as your new moderator.

What's in it for you?

I bring with me a commitment to the success of this StackExchange community. My goal is to keep this site healthy, friendly, and useful.

What's in it for me?

I look forward to working with the other moderators to maintain the quality, consistency, openness, and value of this community.

What are my involvements with this community?

I log in almost every day, sometimes several times a day. I am the #1 reviewer on this site, and have been for quite some time. In that role, I have reviewed thousands of questions and answers. I have also edited over 500 questions, and when appropriate, have successfully flagged hundreds as well. I have also asked or answered over 150 questions here.

Why this StackExchange community?

This StackExchange site has been fortunate enough to be a community comprised of some of StackExchange's nicest and most generous users.

  • RockPaperLizard has been a great asset in casting accurate flags. He's been dedicated for a long time and understands our weird scope and quality rules - he'd make a great moderator. – Undo Aug 22 '18 at 21:54
  • @Undo I thank you for your kind endorsement. It also feels good that my volunteer time has been noticed and appreciated by others. Thanks again. :) – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Aug 22 '18 at 23:57

This election is complete.