2018 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 Nov 13 '18 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


151 voters were eligible, 122 visited the site during the election, 98 visited the election page, and 67 voted

Hi everyone,

I am cnada and I am nominating myself too for the election.

I started contributing to QCSE 3 months ago thinking that it would be a good idea to help the quantum computing community here but also curious people or beginners in QC. QC is growing fast and unfortunately, we are just a few really working in the field with many things to look at and do. I believe that sharing knowledge, discussing but also helping people get into the field will be key.

I think my contribution is still modest (I use QCSE very simply honestly) but it is the only SE I am active on and I managed to help many people I hope. If I can help the QCSE by being a modo, I will do it for the QC community. My way of carrying out things is to always take the calm, simple and cool way, trying to help whenever I can.

So let's make the experience of every QCSE user enjoyable, and help the QC field the best we can. I am available by @ or on the chat if you have any questions or remarks.

Yours sincerely, cnada

  • $\begingroup$ Hi cnada, it is great that you want to help this site succeed, but in what way will being a mod help you with that? (No criticism, only a general question) $\endgroup$ – MEE - Reinstate Monica Nov 5 '18 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ Well by just being a mod that cares about each user experience. You can imagine how it can be frustrating for a new user who asks his first question and is directly targeted by unwelcoming events. Add that he just started QC, he may just give up on it because of that and that is to be avoided. $\endgroup$ – cnada Nov 5 '18 at 19:25

Having pondered on the idea for the past few days, I finally decided to volunteer to be a site moderator on Quantum Computing SE.

I have been closely following QCSE's progress since the Area 51 stage and have spent a considerable amount of time participating on the site ever since its inception 7 months ago. I know the site’s policies and meta-history fairly well. I guess the net positive scores on all of my meta posts is testimony to that. Moreover, I am the most active editor and one of the most active reviewers on the site. In many cases, my edits managed to salvage questions which were already closed or were at the brink of getting closed. I usually know what it takes for a post to be suitable for our site and hence, I can guide those users whose questions get put on hold.

Besides, being a student, I have sufficient time to deal with any issues that might arise on a day-to-day basis. I check my Stack Exchange inbox almost every two hours and I’m always just a ping away on The Classical Channel. You can feel free to discuss with me in case you don’t agree with me on a moderator action :).

  • $\begingroup$ I'd be interested in what you think the downsides to you being a mod are (doffing my mod cap here; I'm just curious). $\endgroup$ – heather Nov 5 '18 at 4:48

I am MEE and I want to be one of your mods.

Pro

I am ...

  • a beta user from the beginning (user id: 11, member > 200 days).
  • extremely active in community moderation (close/reopen, votes, one of the most active users in all queues I can access (#1 or #2).
  • active in meta with >20 posts (total score: 86).
  • Main impact: 3k, Meta: 2k
  • I really want to be your moderator. I read every QC meta post and all important ones on MSE. ==> I know the SE system and rules.
  • I know how to "lead by example" due to me being a examined Judo referee.

Cons

  • I didn't ask/answer any question in the last time, as I am still in secondary school and don't know that much about QC yet. Not a problem
  • My native language isn't English.

Important for me is that everyone feels welcome, is treated fairly and to assume good-faith.

I don't like how some complains are expressed in meta. BUT I have a "solution"


My election answer

This election is complete.