2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Apr 26, 2021 at 20:00
election began
May 3, 2021 at 20:00
election ended
May 11, 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

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!

Peter Martin

Hi, I'm Peter Martin from The Netherlands. As Joomla volunteer I have had various roles within the project over the years. Since 2006 I am helping as Global Moderator in Joomla Forum.

My day job is having my own company to build Joomla website, technical support and programming custom extension for other businesses.

In my hometown I organize a monthly Open Coffee business meetup (since 2009), a monthly Linux Usergroup (since 2012), and co-organize a local Joomla Usergroup (since 2018).

I like to share my Joomla (and Linux) knowledge and enthusiasm: in the digital world via technical forums, and in real life via presentations at Joomla User Groups and Joomladays.

I am a regular user of (Joomla) Stack Exchange and would like to help out as moderator.

Harald Leithner

Being a Joomla! Stack Exchange member for over 7 years, even if I was not much active lately the community here is the one I really care for. I'm currently Release Lead of Joomla! 3.x and therefore I think a perfect fit to connect the community with production.

A few years ago I was already a Stack Exchange moderator and know what are the in and outs of this position. Currently I'm also one of the developers for the coming Joomla! 4 release and have deep insight into the Joomla! framework and structure. This could bring benefit to the whole Stack Exchange community.

The Joomla! Stack Exchange group deserved every effort one can spend to let it grow and develop. I'm willing to spend this effort and dedicate my time and knowledge as moderator.


I have also been with Joomla since its beginning (2005 and a bit even before). In the first few years as an admin then as a custom Joomla extension developer.

The help and support that this community can provide are unparalleled and it has been an incredible source of info and knowledge base for me too in the years, thanks to the volunteers who are continually providing a lot of help here.

I’ve been being a moderator in the last 13 years in another community and it has been providing me a good overview of what is expected from a person who is in this position. Of course, Joomla Stackexchange has its own specific rules and operation structure which makes this space different from any other online community on this planet. It requires much more attention on keeping this platform clear, clean, and focused on helping solving problems and helping this platform to build an even better knowledge base for future visitors, users, admins, and developers.

I also consider having more contributions as an important goal of this community.

In this position I will try to take a good part of this very important responsibility.

Patrick Jackson

In addition to becoming a regular Joomla Community Magazine contributor, I've been providing support to the Bugs & Fun @ Home events running during isolation, where I've been honing my development knowledge, learning skills relating to Joomla Patch Testing, how to use GitHub, contributing to translations and documentation, and looking forward to the upcoming release of Joomla 4.

At the end of 2020 I joined the Joomla Volunteer Engagement Team (VET), and started in February as the Team Leader. In that role I lead a team tasked with recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers in the community.

As a leader in the Joomla community, becoming a moderator of Joomla Stack Exchange is to me a logical step in increasing community engagement and championing the Joomla project.

This election is over.