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2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jun 7, 2021 at 20:00
election began
Jun 14, 2021 at 20:00
election ended
Jun 22, 2021 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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!


I'm Zoe, and I'm running for moderator.

I'm here in general because I've been using Vim for 2-3 years, and I like being in touch with communities related to the techs I use - my editor that doubles down as a programming language is not an exception.

As anyone who takes a minute to look over my activity can verify, I have not been specifically active on Vi.SE. This is in part down to a lack of habit, which I'm trying to change. I'm aware there's a chance this is perceived as problematic, hence why I mention it at all.

I also have fairly little rep here, meaning I haven't had the opportunity to do reviews yet. Though I do have 29k network-wide, for what little that's worth, and I'm no stranger to review queues and general moderation.

In spite of not being the most active here, I do have a fairly extensive history of moderation over on Stack Overflow. There are of course different considerations on a smaller site, and things that need to be re-learned from the number crunch over on SO.

I hope to be able to contribute more to the site, regardless of whether I'm elected or not


Hi everyone I'm Dom and I've been a Vim user for about 10 years. I was one of the users that helped the site in its Area 51 proposal days and was moderately active during the beta. Over the years I've check in on this site every once in a while, but was not as active as I'd like to be in it even though I'm on other SE sites daily.

What I do lack in specific experience with this site, I make up by having a lot of SE and SE moderation experience including currently being a mod on two SEs Music and Music Fans. Being with Music SE pregraduation and seeing it graduate and helping Music Fans SE get into beta I have a unique perspective on beta SE sites and how to help take care of them. The moderation experience also means I know what it means to moderate an SE site along with how to use the tools that come with that position.

I do not think I'm the best long term to moderate the site due to the lack of direct participation in the site, but I am here to assist in moderation duties and offer some perspectives from other SEs until the site naturally forms new moderators from the core community.

This election is over.