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2019 Moderator Election

nomination began
Aug 12, 2019 at 20:00
election began
Aug 19, 2019 at 20:00
election ended
Aug 27, 2019 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!

Hi all,

The Stack Exchange model, though not without its flaws, is a good one. I believe the site benefits from light-touch moderation. While my response style tends toward more citations in jurisdiction-specific questions, I'm also a fan of responses that get to the heart of the matter quickly.

My jurisdiction is the , and my responses to the questionnaire are here.

Hello Everyone, I'm Shazamo Morebucks!

I'm a qualified barrister in the UK, and active member of this community. I want to be a mod so I can better improve questions / answers, lead meta discussions, and intervene as a moderator when appropriate.

I've been a member here for several years now, and absolutely love how each member is here to help educate others about the law, and I want to be part of its further growth.

Using the available mod privileges I have I go through the mod queue when I can, and improve questions/answers where I can. I am also active in voting on questions.

I know that Law.SE is primarily used by users asking questions of the US Jurisdiction, but it is common to see questions about the UK and European Law, and in turn I think it is important to have moderators with experience in this areas to ensure that the right community standards, regarding content quality, are met.

I would love to participate more in meta discussions as a moderator, and better represent our growing little community.


Shazamo Morebucks

Here's a link to my 6 Mod Candidate Questions.

I would be glad to help moderate the Law SE. I have a breadth of activity across many of the SE sites, and I have moderated a number of other online communities (and still do for a couple).

I think that Law SE would be great to grow, and would enjoy working toward that with the other mods and SE itself.

I gained a deep appreciate for law in my own navigation of regional watershed laws, where I still actively stay engaged. I also have deep professional experience in contract law and intellectual property (though IANAL).

Would look forward to help us!

For answers to my 6 meta questions, see here

Hello, my name is Stephan and I've worked in the legal field for most of my adult life. I've never come across a community quite like StackExchange and I would be honored to be a moderator.

Keeping the comments civil

Law is divisive, often an answer to a question can come down to the user's interpretation of the wording of a law, this will more than likely spark a heated discussion in the comments section, as a moderator I hope to keep these conversations civil and useful to other users on law.stackexchange. I personally find these discussions helpful, here's an example of when I didn't think of all circumstances and Nate Eldredge was able to help improve my answer.

Promoting legal answers

Sometimes the right answer isn't always the most pleasant answer, as a moderator, I will actively promote (through comments) answers that display proper citation.

Chatbot integration to the sidebar

As a Moderator or as a community member I will push to have a Chatbot within the sidebar to help answer basic questions or to provide links to helpful sites.

Thank you for your consideration, StephanS

I am a qualified arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator from Australia as well as operating a plumbing contracting business in the construction sector in Australia - which is the industry sector that consistently produces the highest number of commercial and industrial disputes per capita.

I would adopt a facilitation and cooperative approach to moderation - more mediation than arbitration as it were.

This election is over.