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2018 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jul 2, 2018 at 20:00
election began
Jul 9, 2018 at 20:00
election ended
Jul 17, 2018 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, I'm Monty Wild.

I've been with Worldbuilding SE since its beginnings - I committed to it when it was in Area 51, and have been active - and very active - ever since. I've written some of the site's top questions and answers, and I have been contributing a little work of fiction called "The Juggernaut" to Universe Factory, Worldbuilding SE's Medium blog.

So, why do I want to be a moderator? Well... I already go through the review queues regularly, and since I have invested so much of my time in WB SE, I suppose I'd like to have a greater say in keeping it nice for everyone.

I haven't been terribly active on Meta - I have posted a few questions and a few more answers, but I lurk there far more often than I post - I suppose I don't often feel that I can contribute there when others are doing quite a good job of that already.

If I'm elected to be a moderator, my grand plan is to... do as little as possible, while still doing as much as necessary. I believe in not trying to fix things that aren't broken, and where things are broken, using the least disruptive means of fixing them.

I'm JBH and I would appreciate an opportunity to serve as a moderator. I've been participating on the site for just under a year with consistent participation. I enjoy the creative aspect of this site very much and enjoy even more the amazing answers that come from this community. I believe I've regularly encouraged good participation and have shown a willingness to help new users improve. With your help, I'd like to take a turn sweeping the halls after the party to ensure there's always a great place for imagination and science to meet.

You can learn more about me through my nominee questionnaire.

Thank you for your consideration!

Hi Worldbuilders,

I would like to participate in the moderators election this year.

I have been a member of the community for something more than 1 and half year, and I really enjoy being part and contributing to this community with my answers. And considering how quick I reached the top 10, I think also the community enjoys my contribution.

Having learned the ropes of this site via the feedback I have received on my answers and questions, I can say I learned by following the example from others, and also like to lead in the same way toward more junior users, welcoming them and addressing their first steps into this community.

And that is also why I want to run as moderator: help more and more users enjoy this place and further contribute to its growth.

About me

I live in Central European Time zone (UTC +1), most active between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and if I am not traveling I often visit the site.

I am a voracious reader, educated in Engineering and Nanotechnologies, therefore I know bits and pieces of a lot of subjects.

Hi all, I'm Secespitus and I would love to serve as a moderator for WorldBuilding.SE in order to help keep our beautiful site as clean as possible. I am already participating a lot in community moderation: editing, Meta discussions and flagging are some of the things I mostly do on the site, apart from guiding new users.

Being a moderator would allow me to more efficiently keep our site clean. One of my favourite places to hang out when not reading the great questions and answers you can find on the Main site is our Sandbox where users can get help phrasing and formatting their question drafts. The Sandbox helped me earn the Deputy badge on Meta already. Being able to handle such flags myself would reduce the load on the existing moderator team.

I am from Europe and you can often find me in the chat if you need me.

I've been active here for more than 3 years, I love being a part of Worldbuilding.SE, and would like to have the opportunity to be more involved in making the site an enjoyable place to visit for both regular users and new visitors.

What I love the most about WB is that it is a place where you can get help on obscure and otherworldly problems by giving users an opportunity to use knowledge and imagination to solve those problems.

As a regular user I try to welcome and guide newbies to the site so they can get up to speed as smoothly as possible.

Hi everyone. I'd like to participate on this election.

Why I would like to be a moderator

Because I love Worldbuilding.SE. and I wish to keep it well-oiled and running. I already help with maintenance tasks by protecting questions, editing posts, flagging what needs to be flagged and seeing to the review queues. As a moderator I'll be able to help with the flag review queue, questions and tag mergers, question migration etc.

Reasons to vote for me:

  • I abide the rules. Even when I am evil, I am lawful evil.
  • When the community decides how specific situations should be handled, I stick with the consensus (for example: commenting etiquette, what is on topic).
  • I seek to be fair, open-minded and reasonable.
  • I am one of the most active users.

About me

I live in the GMT -3 timezone. I have a degree in Computer Science. My favorite tags are , , , and . I love natural sciences (especially astronomy and astrophysics), science fiction, comics and languages.

Hi there, I am dot_Sp0T. I'm here because someone in the chat asked me if I would nominate myself, and I did not see any reason not to follow up to their request.

I've been on this site for quite some time, yet did not accumulate too much reputation, I tend to ask questions on subjects/issues that I am encountering when actually working on some world or another; and I am somewhat selective on writing answers (that is, over time I found that I prefer writing up answers where I am positive that I can contribute something the querist and/or other users will benefit from).

Still, I wager that I've had my fair share of involvement in the community and site-development over the years.

I don't get much time on the review queues, mostly because my online times tend to overlap with some very active other members. Most of my current moderation work is trying to help users define their questions better by asking additional clarification or pointing out issues via comments, or the sandbox.

Hello all,

I'm Marshall, I've been a member of this community for 2ish years, focusing a lot on concepts around sci-fi and magic. One of the many reasons I love this community is it is a great place to find interesting conversation on topics, as well as find references to books I didn't even know I wanted to read. I'm pretty sure most of the great stuff I've read over the last couple of years has come from here.

This SE is pretty unique because we discuss everything from hard science possibilities to completely fabricated "what-if" situations. It truly is a great place, and I hope I can help make it better as a moderator.

As for my moderation style, I'm more of a teacher than a disciplinarian. Most of the mistakes I have seen on any SE are because of new people trying to ask questions while not understanding the culture or process that the SE tries to build. Most newbies get a very harsh treatment, which prevents them from using the site in the future. As a creative SE, we should nourish new people, as new viewpoints are important.

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