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2020 Moderator Election

nomination began
Sep 7, 2020 at 20:00
election began
Sep 14, 2020 at 20:00
election ended
Sep 22, 2020 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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

I'm Kit Fox. I'm a moderator on English Language & Usage. I was active on Writing years ago and helped organize the weekly writer's chats.

I have been a moderator on EL&U since 2012 so I am familiar with the moderator tools. I also knew the previous moderators.

I'm not particularly active on StackExchange these days, visiting EL&U only a few times a month, but I am certainly willing to pitch in on this site as well, given that there are three slots and currently only two candidates.

Hi all, I'm linksassin, here to throw my hat in the ring of moderation.

I was quite active here a short while ago, notably helping to organise and run our tag challenges in a push for the generalist badge. I reduced my involvement with the community in the fallout of the events and haven't been posting, largely due to the lack of moderation. Though I do drop by and empty the review queues from time to time.

In the meantime I have been nominated as a moderator on and am enjoying the experience. I'm active on the SE network daily and know my way around the moderation tools.

I thought for a while if I was prepared to help rebuild this site, but the opportunity for new moderators and a chance to create something great lured me in.

I'm very much a casual writer, writing only for personal pleasure, roleplaying games or the occassional report for work. But I loved this community before and want to be part of making it a place people can love again.

Regardless of result, this election is the first step on our way to a great community.

I've been an active member here on Writing.SE for about 3 1/2 years now, and I'm one of the few high-rep users who stuck around after the events of last year. I've done my best to keep the site tidy with flags, edits, and close-votes, and to welcome and help guide new users. I'm also the fifth most active user on the site Meta, so I'm very familiar with its scope and have even helped to shape it in some places.

I'm not entirely sure what else to say, other than that it would be an honour and a privilege to be able to serve this site as a moderator.

I've been a member for a little over three years and I'm reasonably active here - I generally visit most days.

The, ahem, unfortunate events last year had a serious detrimental effect on the site - at a time when it was just starting to build momentum. I haven't looked at the stats but I get the impression that things are starting to pick back up a bit. Yes we lost some very valuable contributors - but we didn't lose everyone and have gained some new users as well who have been making their own valuable contributions.

It would be a shame to see the site get shuttered when it's just starting to find its' feet again and I believe there's more good to come from the site.

My rationale for being here is the same as it is for the other stacks I frequent - I want to learn and I want to help others.

This election is over.