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2015 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jun 1, 2015 at 20:00
election began
Jun 8, 2015 at 20:00
election ended
Jun 16, 2015 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!

If you are curious to see your candidate score there is a SEDE query that can show you before you nominate yourself.

I feel that my consistent track record of activity and dedication to this site speak for my ability to make me a good moderator.

Some of my achievements on BSE.

  • I have the most edits (one of only 3 to have the Copy Editor badge).
  • I have the most helpful flags (flag counts are visible on user pages).
  • I have the most reviews for all standard review types except for suggested edits (see point one) combined totals 2670+ reviews.
  • I have written the 8th most answers.
  • First and only to get the research assistant badge.
  • I am the fourth non-mod user to make a tag synonym.
  • I collected the most hats on BSE (19th on the entire SE network)
  • I have continually worked to keep our tags in order. I have created or restructured these tags: , , , , , , , , and more.

I look forward to talking with each of you and earning your vote.

By popular appeal (@GiantCowFilms cough, cough) I now present my nomination. I haven't been around on the site quite as long as many of the other applicants, but I have been very active in the year I have been around. Some of the things that might make me a good consideration for the position of moderator:


  • I have real-world experience handling responsibility. I am a C/TSgt in the Civil Air Patrol and an active part of my local squadron. I know how to commit to something and get it done.

  • I am single and homeschooled, leaving me lots of free time to dedicate to the care of the site.

  • I have been actively participating in site activities and normal functions, and know the ropes.


  • I am an active Blender user and can be absent for entire days sometimes.

  • I am active in the Civil Air Patrol and activities may limit activities occasionally


  1. Almost 2,000 upvotes cast

  2. Gained over 6,500 rep this year

  3. Over 80 flags, the vast majority of which were deemed helpful

  4. Actively reviews posts in review queues (2 Reviewer badges and counting)

  5. 650+ reviews

I would really enjoy being able to contribute to the community as a moderator.

Hello :)
I've been an active user in this community ever since I first joined, almost two years ago.
Since then I've learned much about both Blender and StackExchange.

If I'm lucky enough to become a moderator, I plan to:

  • Welcome and encourage new users, especially users who are not yet familiar with the ways of SE.
  • Maintain a high standard of quality by editing posts and tags, deleting spam, and watching the review queues.
  • Discuss the workings of the site on meta, by proposing ideas, giving feedback, and sharing thoughts.
  • Continue participating as a user. Answering questions, asking questions, and learning more every day.

In other words, pretty much what I've been doing already, but more effectively ;)

Hi all. I've been your friendly neighborhood moderator for almost 2 years now (could be 2 since I was the first 4k user with mod privileges) and I'd like to keep my job!

In my time as a mod, I've literally shouldered the majority of the weight of keeping our site spam free and healthy for significant periods of time. I was amongst the first set of users to join (number 12) and I've not missed a single day since then, currently at 741 consecutive days. You can usually find me here prowling pretty much anytime of the day and a ping will summon me within the hour.

I've handled hundreds of flags, cast thousands of votes, reviewed, closed and edited hundreds of questions and the list goes on, not to mention extensive promotion across social mediums, reddit etc. I like to curate content and ensure that our site has and maintains a high standard of quality. I leave comments where necessary and prompt for info as needed.

I want our site to be the blender resource, even ahead of the wiki! I'm as active on meta as I am on the main site and I'm in chat every other day. I'm as fair as I'm strict and transparent and hope to continue leading this community forward.

This election is over.