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2019 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 Jun 24 '19 at 18:00.

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

Saluton!

I would like to be a moderator of Esperanto Language stackexchange because I care about making this community better and I am prepared to put in the work.

I have not been a moderator previously but I have used the stackexchange website daily for 5 years, so I understand how and why it works. Most of my contributions to the Esperanto Language stackexchange were done in 2016-2017 which I acknowledge is a downside. However I promise to fulfill my role if I become moderator.

As a moderator I will follow the consensus of our meta page. For example I have previously argued that we should not propose new words in our answers, but because the majority seems to approve of that, I will of course allow those answers.

It has previously been discussed on the meta-site when a question is too simple, but no clear consensus was reached. Given the few number of questions on the Esperanto Language stackexchange I will rather allow too many questions than disallow too many questions.

Saluton kaj bonan tagon!

Experience

I'm still fairly new to Esperanto Language SE and even to the language itself: I've started to learn it only a bit over two years ago. However, I seem to be one of the more active users of this Stack Exchange site recently and I've been a part of and user of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange communities for longer, so I know how SE communities tend to work. (I haven't been a moderator on any of those, yet, though.)

Motivation

I think the Q&A format of SE could be a great resource for Esperantists, both beginners and advanced ones. Today, a lot of questions about Esperanto are being discussed and often answered in online chats. But those online communities are fragmented between IRC, Telegram, closed social networks like Facebook (and there, various groups, AFAIK). For Qs & As of public interest, it'd be much better if they'd be findable and readable on a public website like this one, where everyone, even those not (yet) part of that specific community can find them.

If by being a moderator, I can help Esperanto Stack Exchange to become and be that place by helping to make it both welcoming and productive, that'd be great.

This election is complete.