2012 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 31 '12 at 20:00.

Download the election data and use OpenSTV to audit the results.


1,038 voters were eligible, 324 visited the site during the election, 242 visited the election page, and 166 voted

4 Candidates

I currently visit Webmasters pretty much every weekday. I look at new questions and flag duplicates. Because I've been active for over a year I've read most questions and so I often remember if I've seen a similar question before.

I also go to the review page and look at the tabs there and flag or edit questions as needed. Because I've got over 10k reputation I have access to Moderation Tools and so I visit those pages too and flag or edit as necessary.

If I were a moderator then I'd carry on doing those things, but this time I'd be able to close questions and not just flag them.

I think my experience on the site means I have a good feel for what belongs and what doesn't. My written English skills are also good, so I enjoy tidying up questions. I think I have a good approach to those who don't write constructive questions or answers.

 
meta answers: 30 / +83
helpful flags: 107 of 115

As of time of writing, I am #11 on the ranking list for 2012 for 4 months of membership.

(updated to include suggestions in comments about one user)

Being the owner of a small web development group, I feel that simplicity is a priority: all code should have no better alternative.

Experience includes PHP and MySQL integration, JS and jQuery for coding, and LAMP stacks and networking (also web hosting for customers) and server management.

I feel that I am very friendly and approachable, willing to help others, mainly to reduce "world misinformation" and perhaps even hazardous information (server and PHP security risks). While maintain formal grammar and diction, I approach things in a very open-minded manner, evaluate all solutions at hand, and then make decisions afterwards.

I've been quite fortunate to be able to work with several members outside of the SE network, look forward to helping and/or working with more in the future. Keeping up with the technology requires a proactive approach to the questions and needs of the businesses and people who run the world. Even if that means one more person behind a computer trying to make the SE network a better place for everyone.

 
meta questions: 4 / +6
meta answers: 2 / +3
helpful flags: 8 of 9

I've been a member of Pro Webmasters for over one year, and during that time I've gained 2,087 reputation, raised 303 helpful flags, voted 668 times, made 251 edits, and have been very active on the chat.

I am also active in the meta, with my participation helping with, among other things, the removal/merging of various unnecessary tags, the creation of several community wiki catch all questions. and making this election happen in the first place.

I would love to have an opportunity to make even greater contributions to the community, and being a moderator would let me do that. I believe that my contributions to this site show that I am more than capable of being a moderator, and I would be honoured if you voted for me.

 
meta questions: 19 / +58
meta answers: 19 / +40
helpful flags: 77 of 77

I'm Aurelio De Rosa, an italian guy who has a BS in Computer Science. I'm a member from 9 months and I'm at (currently) at position #58 of the overall league. I spend quite some time per day on stackoverflow and here answering questions, voting, commenting and if necessary flagging.

I think I'll be a good moderator because I'm very patient, even with people who tend to be annoying. Be a moderator for me will mean do nothing but what I already did until now.

 
meta answers: 3 / +5
helpful flags: 13 of 13

This election is complete.