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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!

Election closes in 6 hours.

Hello vi.se! I'm DJ, and I would be honored to be a moderator on this site that I love so much.

I've been regularly using Stack Exchange for right around 4 years, and this site for around 3. Most of my SE contribution has been related to vim in one way or another. Even on the site I spend most of my time on, code-golf, most of my answers have been written using vim in ways it was never intended to be used, which is a bit unorthodox, but I find incredibly satisfying.

I also have spent a lot of time using moderation tools. I'm a member of Charcoal, an organization that hunts down spam across the network, and currently an elected moderator on code-golf.

I think that I would make a good moderator on this site since I have a passion for both SE and vim, and I've been around on this site for a while, answering, reviewing, and editing to keep the site high-quality. I'm also very active in chat, which means it would always be easy to get a hold of me.

If you have any questions or concerns for me, feel free to bring them up, either here or in chat! I'd be happy to hear and address them. --DJ

 

Hey there, my moniker is paxdiablo and, while far more prolific over on SO, I think I can make a decent contribution here.

Given that the total number of questions here since conception is about the same number that show up in the first hour each Monday over at SO, the workload here will be a little more manageable for me.

I'd expect to be able to spend about an hour each day, more on the weekends, and believe this will allow me to put my skills, such as they are, to good use.

I won't bore you with campaign promises; if you really want to get a feel of my suitability, start by having a look at the questions and answers here, then head on over to SO and do likewise.

I've always tried to be open to other people's viewpoints (as long as they're reasonable, of course(a)) and intend, if accepted, to be as fair as possible. As the guidelines state, moderators are meant to be the exception handlers of the community so, mostly, I'll expect I'll be monitoring flagged posts and acting on them appropriately.

Feel free to ask any questions you wish, I'll endeavour to answer them to your satisfaction.


(a) Often they're not :-)

 

My name is ILikeTurtles and I would like to nominate myself for the Vi and Vim moderator position because I would bring a positive attitude to the table and work towards improving the community. I feel that my professionalism and respect for others could bring people joy and I care about how this sub functions because I have a passion for Vim and Vi. A moderator is worthless without a community and my only goal is to support you all in making Vi and Vim the best exchange it could be by supporting you all with all the tools afforded me.

Vote! For knowledge! For community! For ILikeTurtles!

 

I'm Caleb. I have used vi based editors in nearly all their flavors for everything (this nomination being composed in Neovim-GTK via GhostText) for 25+ years. My beard is only flecked with grey and my wife makes me trim it short, but when it comes to editor habits I'm a classic Unix grey-beard. My RC files are available for review.

As for moderation experience, I started out as a pro-tem then was elected as a moderator on Christianity and am also a pro-tem on Hermeneutics. My history on those sites should speak to how I deal with conflict and contribute to the inner workings of SE sites.

I have not been particularly active on this site but I have been consistent with moderator duties through the years on other sites even during seasons when I didn't have time to contribute content. I think I'll be able to handle contributing to moderation needs here.

I will be traveling internationally and unreachable during this election cycle, but I will be back. If you'd like to have me on the other end of your flags then I'm game!

 

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