2016 Moderator Election

nomination began
Mar 14, 2016 at 20:00
election began
Mar 21, 2016 at 20:00
election ended
Mar 29, 2016 at 20:00

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'm an active member of Android.SE for about 4 years now, have built up a little rep since, and am present almost continuously. As author of several user-oriented Android books I know the site topics quite well. I'm also moderator at SoftwareRecs for a few months now, which gave me first experience in this "job". For a living, I'm working in IT (mostly databases). I'm a real Android "Enthusiast", so one of my "hobbies" is my dedicated website I especially built to support Android.SE on the "App 4 X" questions ;).

Why me?

I'm permanently logged in to our chat room, and thus can act as an "available bridge" in case of "stormy waters". Being a mod at SR, I was able to familiarize with "being a mod" to know what duties await me – and that, together with "my co-mods", I can master them. I won't be perfect with all tasks; but that's why we have a team :)

What are my "plans"?

I want to help keeping this site clean and have the community grow. So working on flags will be one of my priorities. Another important task will be guiding "newbies" to write good question/answers – hopefully resulting in more good content.

I've been active on the site for three years (with a hiatus at the start of last year owing to a new job), and in that time I've tried to ensure it's a welcoming community. I try to live the value of always being constructive towards questioners, to help show by example the quality that we expect on the site; also of being encouraging towards new answerers, even when their answers are misleading, because I trust that they will start to make good answers if we don't put them off. I hope that those are qualities which our community would also value in its moderators.

I've also tried to help focus discussion on the more strategic aspects of the site, not just the day-to-day tidy-up: stopping bad questions from our sister sites, the ratio of high-rep to 1-rep visitors, the new tide of low-effort questions about WhatsApp, and to put our case to other parts of the SE network. I'd like to be able to use the diamond to help be an ambassador to other sites, not just within our community.

Like Firelord and Izzy, I believe it's very important to have a moderator presence in our chat room, because that is where our community reaches consensus.

Hi All,

Myself Akhil. I have been here for past couple of years. I always love to do stuffs with Android. That was how I found the way to here.
At beginning ,I visited here to get guidance for my android related queries. Then I realized that everyone have responsibility to help people around them. Then I started to help others in possible ways.

I have not much points to prove anything.
But I can make sure that, I will continue helping others. I will contribute my maximum for growth of this community. Will show patience and coolness toward others. (I'm not the coolest person on earth,but I'm cool :D )


I nominate myself. I'd like to take a look at what moderation tools are available. I am quite conservative when it comes to moderation.

Hello Enthusiasts! I want to be a moderator of your community. Why? Because sometime ago I realized that in addition to regularly answering, pseudo-moderation is what I've been doing since my beginning here. Granting me that highest privilege would help both me and the community at large to swiftly deal with the cleanup I currently engage in, usually for 4-8+ / 24 hours in shifts.

Since 2015, I'm one of the core users instrumental in keeping this site clean from nonsense and on its defined track. I regularly engage in helping myself and others on meta, actively edit questions and answers to make them less or not painful to understand, and proactively uses (up/down/close) votes.

The missing piece: I now barely review First Posts and Late Answers queues, simply because I everyday start here with screening all the new and edited posts in the new and active questions tab since the last time I went offline. That does the job. That said, whatsoever I miss or decides to skip there, I easily finds it out using Low Quality Posts (regular there) and Close Votes queues. In plain words, that review button below wouldn't truly speak of my work.

My stats!

This election is over.