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Should we be selecting moderators for the site?

Given Jeff's answer I hereby open up this question for moderator nominations.

  • Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity.
  • The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting on (or indeed editing) the answer.
  • The top voted nominations can go forward to the vote.
  • The voting will be done on a separate question.

Some guidelines (from Jeff's original answer):

  1. Must be a currently registered user in good standing
  2. Must have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
  3. Should exhibit patience and fairness at all times in their questions, answers, and comments.
  4. Should lead by example, showing respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
  5. They should want the responsibility. Nominating users isn’t the same as an obligation. It’s purely voluntary!

Vote on other site attributes

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  • I reckon that is important even during the beta stage as it can help guide the site in the right direction, or at least prevent it from going the wrong way. Although i note the diamond mods are hanging around, maybe they are all that is needed for now.
    – slugster
    Jul 8 '10 at 10:32
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    I do miss my regular mod rights for editing posts...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 8 '10 at 10:59
  • Should each nomination be a different line? Jul 8 '10 at 13:07
  • @Noctrine - See the update
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 8 '10 at 13:27
  • good topic, ChrisF. @Ivo Flipse: :)
    – akira
    Jul 8 '10 at 13:40
  • I wonder if someone is going to propose Jon Skeet.
    – HoLyVieR
    Jul 8 '10 at 15:43
  • You want to be a mod yourself @ChrisF? I'm getting tired of having to follow up on your mod flags ;-)
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 8 '10 at 16:20
  • @Ivo - someone would have to nominate me ;)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 8 '10 at 16:26
  • Perhaps Jeff's guidelines could be added to the OP so that one doesn't have to be searched through the page to find them? Jul 8 '10 at 20:15
  • Isn't it about time this goes to a vote?
    – ale
    Sep 24 '10 at 15:20
  • @Al Everett, I think the plan is to have a vote - complete with new nominations - after the site leaves beta. Robert Cartaino will be the person to ask.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Sep 24 '10 at 15:24

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I nominate Ivo Flipse.

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    Only if they give me a StackApp to monitor the moderator pages of multiple sites in one place
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 8 '10 at 15:30
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    You can use Red Bull for that. Jul 9 '10 at 0:12
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    or just jedi-tricks. can't be that hard.
    – akira
    Jul 9 '10 at 3:43
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I nominate Senseful.

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    Sure, I'll accept the nomination, thanks
    – Senseful
    Jul 8 '10 at 19:58
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    @Senseful: No, thank you! Jul 8 '10 at 23:57
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I (Kinopiko) think phwd is a good user who matches Jeff's criteria (I don't know if he wants to do it, so the last one, number 5, I'm not sure of).

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  • @Kinopiko - see my updates to the question. They can accept the nomination by commenting or editing the answer.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 8 '10 at 13:30
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I nominate ChrisF. And I double nominate him for Super User, so I can waste more time here!

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  • I accept the nomination.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 8 '10 at 21:03
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    on SU as well? :)
    – akira
    Jul 9 '10 at 3:43
  • @akira - I wouldn't be so presumptive & anyway the point is moot - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/56396/…
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 9 '10 at 10:19
  • Well it was worth to try! Guess I have to email the team more often...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 9 '10 at 15:26
  • Agh, I thought this was the permanent mod nomination page, not the pro tem suggestion page. Sorry 'bout that bump.
    – Pops
    Oct 8 '10 at 13:55
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Can you self nominate?

If so: I nominate TomatoSandwich.

: timezone: GMT+10!

: carefactor for webapps.stackexchange: 10/10!

: time able to be given to system: ALL OF MY TIME! (outside life duties)

: sanity: VARIABLE!

: sex: FEMALE

: why: I use a lot of social media applications, and have a good understanding of how these bad boys work, given my background in IT. Also, I've been coding web (apps) pages since I was 11, so given I have been doing this stuff over half my life, how could you not pick me! (Also, I totally have published work on a specific web app (oracle apex), so I must be doing something right)

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  • How can you be able to give all your time to moderation?
    – mbillard
    Jul 14 '10 at 10:06
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    Because I have no life! (I do have a 9-5 job, but because of my timezone shift, it'll look like I'm moderating all the time, because I sleep when you are not looking at the site.. or something)
    – glasnt
    Jul 14 '10 at 22:59
  • so you are essentially deleting posts while their owners are at sleep? :)
    – akira
    Jul 15 '10 at 4:38
  • I am the illegal migrant, locked in the StackExchange machine over the American night, ne'er to leave til the work is done. I am the ghost in the shell.
    – glasnt
    Jul 15 '10 at 5:39
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    Fair suck of the sav mate, i'll give you a vote on that.
    – slugster
    Jul 16 '10 at 8:06
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Yes, discussion about which community members would make good moderators is definitely appropriate!

Some guidelines:

  1. Must be a currently registered user in good standing
  2. Must have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
  3. Should exhibit patience and fairness at all times in their questions, answers, and comments.
  4. Should lead by example, showing respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
  5. They should want the responsibility. Nominating users isn’t the same as an obligation. It’s purely voluntary!
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  • In what timespan are Moderator Elections to be expected? Will there be any temporary moderators (like Ivo) assigned until then?
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 22 '10 at 14:27
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I wasn't sure if self-nomination was kosher, but after speaking to a couple people about it, my opinion has been changed. So...

rchern

I missed out on the private beta by just a few minutes, but I was ready for the public beta! I have been very active since the public beta started, and my rep shows that. As for Jeff's other criteria, I'll let my activity speak for itself I suppose.

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  • +1 For sounding like a nice guy on chat. ;)
    – nobody
    Jul 17 '10 at 21:04
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I nominate Al Everett.

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  • I'd be happy to.
    – ale
    Jul 29 '10 at 18:44
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https://webapps.stackexchange.com/users/971/mike-the-mike I'm up for the job if we are in fact allowed to nominate ourselves...

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I would suggest that we also consider what timezone each mod is in, as it is important to be covered around the clock. This is especially relevant in the early stages of the site as there are no 10K users able to help out.

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  • In the early stages, they're 2K users.
    – Gelatin
    Jul 10 '10 at 4:09
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    yes, that is a "please give us scaling problems" problem. at the moment it is only important to have SOMEONE.
    – akira
    Jul 10 '10 at 6:48

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