The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway!

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  2. Primary phase
  3. Election phase

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  • This doesn't seem like a very competitive election at the moment :). We have 3 vacancies and only 3 non-joke nominations :( Step up people! Feb 19, 2013 at 18:06
  • @DVK I believe there's only 2 vacancies (one additional mod plus one to replace Gilles). The number of non-joke nominations has increased, as well :)
    – Beofett
    Feb 20, 2013 at 1:58

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Let me take this opportunity to announce that I am resigning from my moderator position on SF&F, effective when this election is completed. The Stack Exchange community teams knows about this, so two positions have been opened to bring the total number of moderators to 4.

You've probably noticed that I haven't been very active on the site lately. SF&F is largely a site for fans, and I am primarily a reader. Part of my election platform was to make SF&F more attractive to readers, but let's face it: I have no idea how to do this.

I'll still be around, occasionally answering LOTR questions and defending story identification on Meta. Which is basically all I'm doing now... There are many other users who are far more active than me and who'd make good moderators. Let them have their time.

  • 4
    You'll be missed.
    – user1027
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:32
  • 8
    I'm confused, should I down-vote because I don't want you to resign or up-vote because of all the good work you have done?
    – DavRob60
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:59
  • "I have no idea how to do this." - Why don't you ramp up participation with asking exactly the type of synthesis/analysis questions you mentioned in your election platform (and heck, answering them too if no good answers surface, you are quite qualified to)? I would love to see such questions but would be deathly scared of posting them myself after seeing what happened when Tango tried a while back. So you can count at least on one VTRO/UV for sure. Feb 19, 2013 at 18:00
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    @DVK I do now and then. I can't say I'm impressed by the answers I've gotten.
    – user56
    Feb 20, 2013 at 8:13

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