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2017 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 Nov 21 '17 at 20:00.

The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote. Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution


1,666 voters were eligible, 462 visited the site during the election, 363 visited the election page, and 206 voted

Many times, I have had great help from this community. Some times, I have been able to answer a question or two, and over time this has accumulated some reputation points. I believe in being a good citizen, and so, I would like to offer to serve the community as a moderator.

I visit the site several times a week, and I try to do my part in the review queues. I try to answer new questions when I can, and to vote as much as possible.

I feel we have a handful of problems with the site that I would like to see if we can address, including (but not necessarily limited to):

  • User retention: new users don't always stay. Senior users leave too.
  • Voting: voting is generally scarce on this site, as compared to other SE-sites.

There is more on this in my answers to the questionnaire.

Some stats:

  • Asked 1 question
  • Answered 126 questions
  • Edited over 300 posts
  • Raised 168 helpful flags
  • Reviewed 2000 posts
  • Cast 1018 votes

I would like to nominate myself as a moderator.

I have been a member of the site for nearly three years and in that time it has proved to be an invaluable resource for whenever I get stuck on something Raspberry Pi related.

Becoming a moderator would allow me to help the site to continue growing and to keep it the helpful community it is, especially for those new to the Pi.

I am very active on the site, as a minimum I visit the site once per day and here are some stats on my activities to give you an idea of the contribution I've made to the site:

  • Asked 35 questions
  • Answered 83 questions
  • Edited over 500 posts
  • Reviewed over 4500 posts
  • Raised 700 helpful flags
  • Cast 1734 votes

You can find my answers to the moderator questionnaire here.

Howdy y'all!

I would like to nominate myself as moderator. I have an easy-going attitude when it comes to Q&A, and I will always give the OP the benefit of the doubt. There are, in fact, many questions that should get closed, and I do vote to have them closed, but I also will get in there to provide an answer to the OP. People come here seeking information and opinions, and while opinions are off-topic, I easily and gladly jump in there and provide the OP with the info needed for them to make their own opinion.

I've moderated forums before, I've been on this SE for well over 1 year, I am busy in the review queue, I don't argue with people, I just provide information. Out in the real world, I am an educator.

Here are my answers to the moderator questions.

People on here seem to like stats, so:

  • Asked 1 question
  • Answered 131 questions
  • Edited 375 posts
  • Reviewed 1,267 posts
  • Raised 105 helpful flags
  • Cast 957 votes

This election is complete.