The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway!

Community moderator elections have three phases:

  1. Nomination phase
  2. Primary phase
  3. Election phase

Most elections take between two and three weeks, but this depends on how many candidates there are.

Please visit the official election page at


for more detail, and to participate!

If you have general questions about the election process, or questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them here on meta -- just make sure your questions are tagged .

  • 3
    I nominate @Slytherincess.
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:13
  • 8
    I'm also tempted to nominate myself, just for the sheer joy of seeing what excuse the CM's come up with to exclude me.
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:14
  • @Richard Can you nominate yourself again?
    – user931
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:16
  • 3
    You'll win again.
    – user931
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:17
  • @SS-3 - I haven't been told that I can't. That being said, there does exist a mechanism to exclude candidates that the CMs deem to be disruptive to the process. At least one candidate got zapped during my election.
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:18
  • 2
    It's also pretty interesting that they've decided to go ahead with the election while DVK and myself are chat-suspended, presenting a very large obstacle to canvassing for votes, should either of us throw our hats into the ring. I'm not saying it was deliberate, just interesting.
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 20:20
  • @DVK - You score highly as a potential moderator...
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 23:42
  • 2
    @Richard - that query seems to just have reputation and badge score only? Seems insufficient to judge moderation ability? Jan 18, 2016 at 23:45
  • 6
    Let's give @JackBNimble another shot. He knows the site backwards and forwards, and this could be his last chance to declare that in fact, everybody is dead to him. Jan 18, 2016 at 23:45
  • @DVK - It's the same measure used on the nomination page.
    – Valorum
    Jan 18, 2016 at 23:45
  • @MajorStackings - I'd like to think that the reason to give JBN another shot is that he's knowledgeable, helpful, not abrasive, and doesn't play favorites :) Jan 18, 2016 at 23:46
  • @DVK Didn't I just say that? I meant to. Ahhh. I can see how easy it would be to mistake my ill worded but well intended comment that way. I blame it on JBN. He makes me feel funny. Jan 18, 2016 at 23:52
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  • 1
    I could actually get behind @JackBNimble as a moderator here, I think the only reason he hasn't been elected is he goes a bit too heavy on the self-deprecation when he's nominated himself before. Jan 19, 2016 at 20:15
  • 1
    @PearsonArtPhoto - I'd have no issues with him as a site-mod. I was anticipating he'd win last time around.
    – Valorum
    Jan 19, 2016 at 21:16


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