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2012 Moderator Election

nomination began
Nov 26, 2012 at 20:00
election began
Dec 3, 2012 at 20:00
election ended
Dec 10, 2012 at 0:00

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!


About me

I am a CS student and supporter of the open source idea. I also write Android Apps. One of them is GTalkSMS, which I co-author.

I’d like to encourage the wiki aspect. Every user is able to make edits to every post if he sees an error or has something to improve. Having more than 18.000 registered users, there are currently only 12 people with more than 100 edits. That needs to change!

I am involved in the Tag organisation and clean-up. Since we have a flat organization (e.g. no sub forums), tags are the only thing that prevents chaos.


Shouldn't be done by me. Participation is the keyword. Everyone is invited and warmly welcomed to vote, edit and flag. Moderators are there to have a second look. I did some wrong flagging by myself and was happy that there was someone to to correct that. Humans make mistakes, I am sure you know. ;-)

Of course I promise to follow the decisions that are made by meta. But again, you establish (and change) the rules, not the moderators. Just state your opinion and vote on meta!


About me

I'm a mobile/web developer with a year's worth of studies to be completed in media engineering, and experience in mobile phone sales, customer care and even as a store manager. That being said, I'd say I have a handle on a wide scale of questions and some expertise in moderation.

What can I bring to the table?

I'm a fairly active user on the site, and even though I started out just going after reputation, I quickly saw the value of a well-functioning community which required a broader approach, and so I started to participate in moderation to the best of my abilities. Mostly I've been active in questions related to Samsung devices due to my personal preference for the devices, but my interest goes well beyond a specific brand. Development-related questions and the latest Android releases are also my bread and butter.

As a moderator?

My goal is to be active, fair and a well-rounded moderator, with a goal of helping others get past that troublesome start and into active members of the community. I'm not good at self-promotion, so check out my profile and form your own opinions!


My case for Moderator♦

First, I love the concept, premise and execution of Android Enthusiasts. It is a blossoming community and I am excited to be a part of it. As for my pursuit of a moderator♦ position, I have found that as much as I love contributing to this site, there is always something to be grasped. I have taken large part in flagging and voting and more recently reviewing, but only so much of this can be done. Especially recently, when there's only 8-10 reviews every day or two to be done, it leaves something to be desired in the way of contributing. I believe as a moderator♦ I could contribute more generously to this community.


I enjoy learning new things about the topics found here, even if it means an hour or two of off-topic research. If you would like to know more about my 180 question answers or 64 flags or 52 (including a gold!) badges or other important information, I'd encourage you to visit my profile or more stats, including moderator badges and other participation info. Thank you all for your consideration as moderator♦


About Me

  • My name is Liam
  • I am 14 years old
  • I got my first Android Christmas 2010

Why Should I be Considered for one of the ♦ Moderator Positions?

  • I am from the UK, so I can manage flags when other mods are asleep
  • I can manage flags (or help to manage) flags quicker than they are currently being handled
  • I know my way around A.SE
  • I have a good useful flag count, which is ever increasing
  • I have a good suggested edit count, which is ever increasing
  • I earned a lot of rep last month, which really won't help this election, but I thought I would put it in all the same
  • I am getting used to using the meta, and am visiting it at least once every two days, if not every day (it isn't very active)
  • I believe I satisfy all the qualities of a ♦ moderator

About Me:

I am a software engineer and an enthusiast Android developer. I've been on StackExchange for a while. However, I have joined Android Enthusiasts (AE) recently and currently I am proud top new user on AE!

My thoughts on Android Enthusiasts:

Being only about a month old member, I have observed a big difference on AE as compared to StackOverflow. A lot of questions go unanswered here and answers come up a bit late. There seems to be a very small number of "power users," and you can see them answer most of the questions. Also the questions and answers on AE are not well written.

What can WE do:

More participation from the YOU! More users need to start answering, and editing posts. That's the only way to make AE a much better place and the perfect help for new users. As you go on answering and editing, you will soon become a power user yourself! And we will have healthy community of Android Enthusiasts!

Certainly, I alone can't do anything, it's the community that can make AE a better place! As moderator I'd like to maintain balance between respecting everyone's opinion and yet keeping the site clean and helpful!

This election is over.