2011 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 23 '11 at 20:00.

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331 voters were eligible, 48 visited the election, and 36 voted

4 Candidates

I think anyone who has been a member of Webmasters for more then a week will know that I am a very active member here (member for 196 days and I've been here every single one of them). I didn't quite start at the beginning but I've been here for a long time. As such I have a good understanding of which questions have been asked before so I can flag duplicate questions quickly. My frequent visits also allow me to handle spam and other flagged content quickly as well.

I am currently a Pro Tem moderator so I am very well aware of the requirements and expectations for moderating this community. I'm not afraid to ask questions on meta and I also take advantage of moderator chat for very specific issues. I will also flag posts for other moderators to review when I am unsure about a specific question or answer.

I used to be a super moderator (called a Team Leader) at the SitePoint.com forums before resigning a couple of years ago so I could spend less time in front of a computer. I currently blog for Authorize.Net but that's about it for my other online commitments which makes it easy for me to focus on moderating here.

The benefits of me being a moderator is my experience moderating as a pro tem moderator, my length of participation, my willingness to ask for help, and the frequency of my visits.

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meta questions: 23 / +95
meta answers: 54 / +175
helpful flags: 3
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I've only been a member of Pro Webmasters for 2 months (according to my user profile) but in that time, I like to think I play a decent role in the site. I'd like to expand that role. I don't think 760 reputation (it was 760 when I wrote this anyway) is particularly bad in only 2 months.

I haven't done any moderating for a while, but a few years ago I was a moderator for PHPBuilder (in fact I think i still have a moderator account there) and enjoyed my time there. On that site you get everyone from people starting out to seasoned professionals with more experience than me but as long as one acts in a calm and reasonable fashion then everyone gets along and everyone is happy.

Finally, I'm in the UK so I can help out the other moderators when the moon is hanging over the States.

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meta questions: 2 / +6
meta answers: 1 / +1
helpful flags: 2
    
Not much meta activity –  Benny Feb 15 '11 at 7:56
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I have been a member of Pro Webmasters since the very beginning. Answering questions and asking questions myself has helped me grow immensely as a professional. I love this site and I want help it continue to grow.

I have been one of the Pro Tem moderators for a while now and I would like to continue being one of your moderators. I think I have been fair, patient, and respectful of everyone in the community and that makes me a great candidate for future moderator.

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meta questions: 2 / +4
meta answers: 27 / +67
helpful flags: 1
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Months of regular participation here at Pro Webmasters have provided me with plenty of engaging opportunities to further my knowledge and I would like to expand my participation in this community as a part of the moderation team.

I feel that my five years' experience as a forum moderator, (at Steampowered.com and more recently at VPSLink.com) my consistent availability, (I monitor the Pro Webmasters RSS feed and log in daily) and my genuine interest in the Pro Webmasters community as a destination for factual answers merits my consideration as a moderator.

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meta questions: 13 / +55
meta answers: 59 / +171
helpful flags: 15
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This election is complete.