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 Sep 10 '19 at 20:00.

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.

267 voters were eligible, 50 visited the site during the election, 48 visited the election page, and 37 voted


I have been a member of Stack Overflow for over 5 years, an active member of > 12 sites and our main Meta. I am also a core Charcoal member. On sites where I have over 200 reputation I have a total of over 43 gold, 140 silver, and 521 bronze badges and over 30K Flair reputation. I also have over another 280 badges on the other child meta sites.

I lead by example and would feel privileged to assist with moderation, leaving it to our community to decide the direction of our site, intervening only when duty calls.

Despite having a low reputation on this site I am active on the network, visiting a few times a day. I have the time available to review flags and can assist new users with their questions and answers.

My Candidate Score on our main Meta is 13/40 and I have 274 reviews.

I'll put my name in the hat.

Currently I am the #4 all-time contributor and number #1 this year. Beyond answering a great deal of questions, I've used my privileges gained to further improve this site. This has been through a combination of improving others spelling and grammar, formatting, marking of duplicates or approving / improving / rejecting edits made by others.

As a Monero developer, active in the Monero channels (IRC, GitHub, Reddit etc), a moderator on r/MoneroMining, I make every effort to help others with accuracy and patience.

This election is complete.