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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 Jul 15 at 20:10.

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

Election ended early - there was only one nominee so they were elected by default.

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.

  • Thanks for your nomination! I would like to know what do you mean by "relatively new to Joomla" (one year, more, less?). Either way, your (overall) moderation badges are looking good. – jackJoe Jul 9 at 8:30
  • I intend to start answering the questions from joomla.meta.stackexchange.com/q/358/12352 tonight after family time. I'll address your question as well. (Then I'll ping you so that you know when/where to look for my response.) – mickmackusa Jul 9 at 8:46
  • @jackJoe Delivered: joomla.meta.stackexchange.com/a/374/12352 (1:20am, didn't proofread, must ... sleep) – mickmackusa Jul 9 at 15:23
  • Thank you for your nomination and for dedicating your time to the Joomla community. – itoctopus Jul 10 at 16:48

This election is complete.