2019 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 May 13 '19 at 19:00.

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


See meta for details.

I've been an active member of Computational Science SE for the last 3 years. What started as a simple "I know how to answer this question", turned into visiting CompSci SE multiple times a day for editing, reviewing, reading, and answering.

Why I might be a good moderator?

  • I enjoy when things are organized. I don't shy away from editing posts (including typing up long equations), as well as proper tagging/retagging
  • I try to help in making the questions/answers better so that they serve the OP and the community
  • I try to limit my direct intervention into the content whenever possible
  • I am an active member regularly answering questions and participating in the discussions (unfortunately, most of the time in the comments rather than in the chat)
  • I visit the website very often as I am always striving for new information, and reading\answering some people's questions is a good way to improve

I would have to improve in

  • Meta participation
  • Strategies to mitigate conflicts
  • Commenting on my actions/intentions wherever applicable

I'd be happy to serve as a moderator for the community I'm already spending a large portion of my life in.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the heads up on the policy for current moderators. $\endgroup$ – Paul May 11 '19 at 20:12

This election is complete.