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2016 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jul 18, 2016 at 20:00
election began
Jul 25, 2016 at 20:00
election ended
Aug 2, 2016 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

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!

I would love to continue to serve as a moderator. I'm on here all the time – I think virtually every day since the site launched! While I'm around no issue will linger long without attention!

I hope that during my tenure as a pro-tem moderator all users have felt that I have exemplified the community ideals of temperance, patience, and respect; and also that I have demonstrated those "intangible traits" that are necessary in moderators to guide a site like this – in fact, this particularly tricky site – to success.

For the last year or so, I've tried to be a fair, impartial, and level-headed moderator - I feel that largely, I've succeeded, and in no small part to the efforts of the team I was part of.

Not a lot has changed - I'm still a law student and I'm still active during Sydney evening hours. I've enjoyed watching and helping this site become a source of great answers to legal questions, and will continue to do so.

If the community decides I'm capable, I would be pleased to continue serving as a moderator. Otherwise, I hope to continue to be a positive contributor to the site and support the incoming moderator team.

I'm fair, impartial and have been with the site since day 0. I'm interested in consumer law, landlord-tenant law, as well law concerning the motorists.

I'm originally from Europe, I've lived in the UK, Canada (Waterloo), California (San Jose), and have been based in Texas for a couple of years (mostly Austin). I do software engineering. I have an MMath degree from UWaterloo, and I've had the pleasure of observing the traffic courts in North Carolina, Ontario, Wyoming and Texas, as well as landlord-tenant courts in California. I've been to law libraries.

I'm a member of the National Motorists Association, fighting for the rights of motorists from not having to worry about paying for any shortfalls in the local budgets through unreasonable traffic stop fines and the excessive speeding tickets. At Law, I'm known for having raised awareness of the speeding tickets in some states being Prima-Facie ones, which are different from the more common Absolute ones in that one could still argue that they were driving a safe speed, even if it was above the posted speed limit (don't try that in non-prima-facie jurisdictions!).

Greetings legalese-speaking people!

I've been around the site for a good year or so, first when I would clean up migrations from other sites, and than a short while after, I began to contribute. It's been a great time meeting other very knowledgeable and friendly people here in the community, and it's a community that we should all really be proud of. I'm still a high school student, but I think that I've learned so much here. Law has actually looked like a possible career for me thanks to this site :)

As a potential moderator (and current user), I'm sure I exhibit the intangible traits that all people should have. I'm a very calm and nice person, who's very willing to work with others in the community to run the community. I also have a diamond on moderating Open Source, so I'm already familiar with all the moderation tools on the site.

If the community thinks that I would be a great moderator on the site, I would be happy to serve. Good luck to all! :D

The site needs 3 moderators, and as of this nomination there are just 2 names on the list, so I’ll step up. I want to see our community & repository of helpful knowledge continue to grow.

I've been registered here almost as long as our pro-tem moderators, & was visiting unregistered before that. I rank 24th for all-time rep, inside the range of the current mods, & have >14K rep SE-wide. As a new or regular member, I’ve visited this site most days, including all of the last 25.

I agree with the Stack Exchange Theory of Moderation, and see moderation duties as "human exception handling."

I value being polite, firm, & fair. Citations and solid reasoning carry more weight with me than rep or claimed expertise.

I recognize that the moderator load will probably be a bit higher than usual for this upcoming mod term as the site graduates and the community moderation privileges jump up to higher rep levels.
Thanks to the existing mods for their hard work supporting a remarkably fast beta graduation!

This election is over.