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2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Mar 29, 2021 at 20:00
election began
Apr 5, 2021 at 19:57
election cancelled
Apr 5, 2021 at 19:57

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!

Connor Garcia

Hi there!  I’d like to self-nominate for pro tempore moderator on the Astronomy Stack Exchange site.

I am not a professional astronomer, but I’ve worked in the field as a mathematician and an engineer.  While I am not an expert in the field, I think I would make a good moderator.  Looking back over my posts, I’ve always treated everyone on the site with respect and tried to make the site as good as it can be.

This site is mostly self-moderated and I would employ a light touch if I were a moderator. I realize I am relatively new, but I am a true fan of this site and this community.  It would be an honor to serve.

For some logistics: I use he/him pronouns.  I tend to log in on the site mostly from 1800-2300 Mountain Time Monday-Friday and a bit more on weekends.  Several times a year I will be out for days or weeks without any internet access.  My absent time shouldn’t total much over a month each year.


This election is over.