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2019 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 Feb 19 at 20:00.

The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote. 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


3,445 voters were eligible, 591 visited the site during the election, 486 visited the election page, and 240 voted

Greetings Android Enthusiasts!

I'm Xavier, before Android I was an extreme fan of Symbian OS , but now have excessive interest in anything to do with Android. (I am clinical pharmacist intern, but do enjoy a lot to do with tech and working on various projects related to Android, and occasionally do programming. I live deep in the bottom of Africa—GMT +2)

I have been on site for a fairly good amount of time (≈ 2 years) to learn the way this community functions and since then I have tried to contribute my best to the community through reviewing posts (flagging posts, editing low quality content, voting etc).

I am committed to maintaining this community in a good shape, through promoting quality content, improving communication with new members (esp the "be nice" policy), and awarding credit wherever necessary. I am patient, believe in solving differences amicably.

Although I haven't had access to "moderator tools" I don't plan to misuse them but wish to maintain the site by using them wisely to the best of my ability. My dream is to see diverse content with "experts" in each field contributing so that we have less off-topic content.

  • My answers are here as it won't let me save in nomination box. – xavier_fakerat Feb 5 at 20:07
  • I'm glad you chose to became a regular user and now decided to nominate too. :) I appreciate your Tasker based answers the most and your approach to go into intricate details to give a satisfying solution. For my fellow voters: I want to say that this user is tenacious. Getting upvotes is very hard on this website given the nature of user base. Yet he managed to post 400+ answers with 143 never having even a single +1. He is one amongst four users who ever got Unsung Hero badge. I believe you would be a good mood if given a chance. – Firelord Feb 5 at 22:18
  • "member for one year"? To me it feels much longer (and not only those 11 months, so he must have made some impression). But in that time Xavier raised over 600 flags, improved post quality with almost 500 edits – and in general contributed to our community. In my opinion, he'd make a good mod – and he has my vote! – Izzy Feb 6 at 19:32
  • All the best to you Xavier – beeshyams Feb 10 at 9:03

I'm Andrew T. and I joined this site since the end of 2013. I took a break from participating on this site and Stack Exchange as a whole due to some private matters, but now I'm able to participate back on SE normally.

  • I was active in editing/salvaging posts (1500+ posts), and flagging problematic posts (2500+ flags).
  • While my review stats aren't that spectacular, I tended to monitor the "active" questions list instead, thus usually taking actions on posts outside from review queues.
  • I'm active in following many meta sites to learn how each community handles some obstacles, including Meta Stack Exchange where the general policies are usually discussed.
  • I have full privileges (excluding mod privileges) on Anime.SE and familiar with most of the moderation tools. I'm also open to constructive feedback.

I'm living in UTC+7 time zone, and while I haven't had any diamond moderator experience, I'm ready to learn the ropes and serve the community as best as I can.


My answers to the questionnaires.

  • I'm glad to see you here Andrew. I request my fellow voters to know that, for this user the candidate score is an understatement of his ability to moderate. I myself became good in editing by learning from his edits in particular. His flag rate is very good. He is regular in site moderation as an editor, flagger, close voter and in meta participation. Reasonable and fair, patient, respectful, leading by his actions as an example, and finally, with a spirit of helping others, I find him worthy to vote for and urge others to consider him for voting. – Firelord Feb 5 at 16:11
  • No votes here – so I'm stating in words I can only underline what @Firelord wrote (without repeating his words). I've noticed Andrew's quality contribution for years already (before his break), and am glad he's back and even nominating now! Andrew has my vote and full support. – Izzy Feb 5 at 21:37
  • @AndrewT. You might want to visit other elections and research the answers in addition to reviewing your 2018 answer. You've been helpful to me here and I look forward to seeing your impressive Intro and Answers. Visit us at CHQ if you need anything. – Rob Feb 6 at 2:05
  • All the best Andrew – beeshyams Feb 10 at 9:04

This election is complete.