2019 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jul 8, 2019 at 20:00
election began
Jul 15, 2019 at 20:00
election ended
Jul 15, 2019 at 20:10

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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

I am Mick, a dual citizen of the USA and Australia, and an enthusiastic and devoted Stack Exchange volunteer with a passion for moderation.

I am relatively new to Joomla and Joomla Stack Exchange, but I am not new to web development nor the Stack Exchange Network.

My experiences with SE sites (predominantly Stack Overflow) have largely shaped the programmer that I am today by challenging my skillset and exposing me to new techniques. Because of all that SE has given me, I feel indebted to the network and strive to give back whenever possible.

I've only been a member of JSE for a year and three months, but I've been online for the last 340 consecutive days (874 consecutive days on Stack Overflow). You see, committing to the daily duties of a diamond moderator is no worry at all. In fact, I often pop my head into JSE, SO, and CR while I am commuting to/from work, eating lunch, after the kids have gone to bed, etc.

I love moderation as much as I love posting answers because helping to maintain the community is a vital part of giving back.

...wow, have been typing for a while and noticed that I was 806 characters past the limit... I'll need to post on Meta I suppose.

This election is over.