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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!

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


This election ended Apr 30 at 20:00.

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


1,652 voters were eligible, 507 visited the site during the election, 345 visited the election page, and 185 voted

I'm an architect working mainly in design, archviz and 3D modelling for architecture for more than 10 years, I started using Blender casually in the 2.48 days, and more seriously since 2.5 version came out. Later I started freelance exclusively using Blender as 3D modelling tool, and lectured a few Blender workshops here and there throughout the years.

Not being a developer, I was looking for ways to help the Blender community grow and stumbled upon this site. I came out of curiosity and ended up staying for the welcoming community, methodical approach to Q&A and quality of the site.

After the initial enthusiasm of answering questions I find myself working the review queue and doing "moderation work" most of the time lately. I already spend disproportionate amounts of time in the site, so officially nominating for moderation seemed like the next natural step.

  • $\begingroup$ I would like to give my full endorsement behind Duarte's nomination. Being a mod will further enhance his tireless work in moderation tasks. His 887 answers and 3 questions are of high quality (hence the rep) and serve as great examples on how to write an answer. Furthermore, and to me perhaps most importantly: He is also a great citizen of the site, on average voting 111 times a month 69% of them upvotes, over 41 months. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Apr 20 at 6:34

Hi. I´ve been a 3d animator and VFX compositor for the past 20+ years. I´ve progressed over the years with a lot of different 3d and compositing softwares (Autodesk / Foundry). I believe I could continue to help Blender community on this nomination if I am eligible for the task. I´m a Blender Foundation Certified Trainer. One of the objectives to qualify for that title at the Blender Institute, is the ability to help others in the use of Blender for beginners and experienced 3d artists. I have been actively posting Blender video tutorials for the community since 2017 with a lot of positive feedback in real life conferences. I´ve been a beta tester for Blender addon GPU Farm service: Leonardo Render. I seek out that Blender be recognized as a solid and fluent software for 3D compositing and VFX in general. I also train 3d professional artists and studios to integrate Blender in their Nuke/Maya pipelines.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you post your answers to the moderator questionnaire? $\endgroup$ – Scott Milner Apr 19 at 5:04
  • $\begingroup$ Just a reminder to the above comment. $\endgroup$ – Leander Apr 22 at 7:37

This election is complete.