2012 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 Oct 30 '12 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

720 voters were eligible, 401 visited the site during the election, 228 visited the election page, and 140 voted

Hey, if you don't try, you'll never know so I'm going to nominate myself. That said, there are two places and the other two candidates are pretty outstanding pillars of the community. Perhaps we can persuade Anna Lear to make a third place available :-)

On a professional level, I am a Senior Drupal Developer in the UK - so I have a fair amount of knowledge and have decent people skills.

I always try to help when I can, and spend a fair amount of time in the review queue if I don't have the time to answer any questions. I tend to block out time per day for DA, even during the weekend...much to my wife's disapproval. I also spend some time a week offering support on IRC, although with sites like this popping up I'm spending less and less time there.

I spend a bit of time on the Meta site, but feel that I rarely have to participate as questions I have are already answered, or questions I have the answer to have already been tackled by someone else.

I'm not really sure what else to write here - so if anyone has any questions at all, then please feel free to ask them!

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    All respect to @chapabu, Indeed you spend a tremendous time helping others, Would love to see you as an Mod. – saadlulu Oct 21 '12 at 9:00

I am going to nominate myself.

I think my profile here says the most about me. It will show my question/answer activity here, as well as my voting trend. I will point out that the reputation I have given out by voting exceeds the reputation I have received by nearly a two-to-one ratio, and I have no problem voting for a "competing" answer if it is correct and/or better than mine.

I have been participating in various internet communities (USENET, listservs, forums, etc) for over twenty years, which I think has given me a good understanding of the dynamics and issues that come up. I have also been a moderator on other sites and know that it can be a drag at times.

If it isn't apparent from my profile, I am a professional developer and spend most of my time either implementing Drupal sites or overseeing the development of Drupal sites.

I am on the site fairly often (it is my prime "head clearer" during the work day). I ask questions, I answer questions, I flag, I review, I participate in meta.

I had more written for the last election, but the character count this time around is much shorter.

Ask questions and I will try to answer them.

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    +1 You've got my vote for sure – Clive Oct 20 '12 at 13:29

I would like to nominate myself for a moderator role.

I already spend quite a bit of time on the site editing/reviewing/flagging/etc, trying to give new users a poke in the right direction, and generally trying to help out as well as answering questions. Becoming a moderator feels like it would just be a natural progression of that (with extra responsibilities of course).

I like to think I'm a pretty fair and affable guy, and I have a good understanding of the site rules. I'm a regular visitor to Meta Stack Exchange; my involvement there is fairly passive as pretty much everything I need to know has already been answered, but I've read more posts about the way the network operates than I can remember. I also visit the Drupal Answers meta site regularaly and participate there whenever I can help out with something.

I really enjoy the time I spend here and I think there's a great core community of users, I'd welcome the opportunity to help keep the site progressing as well as it has done so far.

Please feel free to ask any questions :)

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    CLIVE FOR DRUPAL PRESIDENT! – Jeremy Love Oct 16 '12 at 23:12
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    +1 Clive, All the best :-) – Anil Sagar Oct 17 '12 at 2:27
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    Having been around the site and handling a bunch of your flags recently, I'm happy to see you nominate yourself. I think you have a good handle on what posts need explicit action, which need a comment, or where an edit would be more appropriate. Good luck in the election. :) – Adam Lear Oct 17 '12 at 3:40
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    +1 Clive ..I remember his name in almost every post :) – Serjas Oct 17 '12 at 4:07
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    you deserve to be a moderator here. Good luck :) – AjitS Oct 17 '12 at 7:09
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    +1 Clive you rock! – FLY Oct 17 '12 at 7:33
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    I was waiting for this nomination ;-) – Chapabu Oct 17 '12 at 8:30
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    Collecting 37k points in a short period of one year definitely goes to show your passion for helping people. You truly deserve it. +1 Clive ... continue the good work. – junedkazi Oct 17 '12 at 15:36
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    CLive FOR-THE-WIN. – Digital fire Oct 17 '12 at 18:55
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    +1 for Clive....this guy has a passion in helping other people. Mabuhay! – ninjascorner Oct 19 '12 at 10:08
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    Wow, wasn't expecting that! Thanks for the kind words @everyone :) – Clive Oct 19 '12 at 18:42
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    Wait, you're not a moderator already? – Lester Peabody Oct 19 '12 at 20:19
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    +1 for Clive. I tried to nominate you when I first saw the announcement, only to be surprised to discover people could only nominate themselves. (!) I'm glad you stepped up to the plate. – iconoclast Oct 19 '12 at 21:19
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    when you win Clive we need a speech from you ;) – cayerdis Oct 19 '12 at 21:29
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    +1. Easy election coming up. Amazing work here, Clive -- thanks for all of your efforts. – greg_1_anderson Oct 19 '12 at 21:52

This election is complete.