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2012 Community Moderator Election

I just looked at https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/election, and it looks like the last time that we had elections was over a year ago. I'm just wondering if there is some sort of schedule for elections, and if there is, if we're overdue for one.

  • +1 We're presently short one regular moderator, couldn't hurt to have another round of elections.
    – danlefree
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 10:33
  • @danlefree I noticed that too, but from what I see, you and john are doing a good job.
    – user6901
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:26

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We will start a new election for you in a few weeks. Keep an eye out for it in July. :)


Ben has already said he can't moderate anymore and, although two mods can handle this site fairly well, I would like to see another moderator take his place to add a fresh perspective to the issues that aren't quite so "black and white". And if one of us goes away for a week or so it leaves one mod with a lot of work. Maybe we can see if it is possible to have an election to add another mod to this site?

  • Sounds like a good idea. Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 16:03

I looked into this a few months ago. Elections are not automatic every year. If the moderators are active, and haven't said they want to give up then elections don't need to be held. If the volume of questions was such that the existing moderators were struggling then there could be elections for a fourth moderator, but I don't think that's the case with this site.

When do moderator elections take place?

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    Doesn't sound democratic, does it? I suggest to either have a fixed annual or bi-annual election, whereas current and past moderators can be re-elected as many times they want ...
    – David K.
    Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 13:38