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2012 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jul 16, 2012 at 20:00
election began
Jul 23, 2012 at 20:00
election ended
Jul 31, 2012 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

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 is my second kick at the can as a moderator candidate. I've continued to contribute to this site (despite my showing last election) and will continue to do so moving forward.

My main career focus has been switching power conversion, with some embedded development thrown in as well. I've worked as a factory line technician repairing production fallout, as a sustaining engineer solving yield and reliability issues, as well as in product development (both in a supporting role and as a project lead, which I currently do).

I believe that my experience in both the front-lines and behind the desk give me a certain amount of insight that someone solely focused in either of these areas may lack.

I'm not nearly as senior as some site colleagues, sure, but I believe that I have sufficient experience to be a fair moderator for you, as I've dealt with, and continue to deal with, a wide variety of people with non-overlapping interests in both my professional and personal lives.

I've been active in electronics ever since I was a little boy. Trust me, you can learn a lot from reading magazines, trying to figure out how things work, designing stuff and of course by burning fingers and being zapped by HT transformers. I studied electronics and found a job at a British PCB assembly company and later at a company near Eindhoven that did a lot of work in professional measuring equipment (Gould, Schlumberger/Wavetek, Singer, Philips/Fluke, HP, ... ). Last couple of years I've been in ICT (Unix, networking, security, ...), but lately I'm returning to my roots, my passion: electronics.

I've been around on various electronics websites, and only quite recently discovered this website. I enjoy the site because of the high quality articles; for reading solutions to problems people have; for realizing some people have entirely different problem than they initially wrote about. Although I still need to find my way around a bit, there are some mods eager to teach me all about the ins and outs. My unique selling point is living in an different timezone than many others. And most importantly, I have the time to spare to visit this site and its chat almost every day.

I'm not a very old member of the community, but I really care about this site and since I signed up I've collected quite some days of presence on-site (just ended the streak on day 195).

I've tried to participate to the site by giving some ideas and spending some time in meta. I've also become Kortuk n.1 annoyer, and he taught me quite a lot about the site and the people around here. Who talked with me knows that I'm quite friendly and hard to get mad.

My career as a student has just ended, therefore I don't know what will be my timings in the next period, but I'll do my best to cover the european timezone :).

I have been a long-time active member of this community, dating back to the Chiphacker days, over two years ago. I have learned much from this site, and I want an opportunity to give back and help support the community.

My academic experiences include analog and digital full-custom ASIC design, as well as some power electronics design. For fun I play around with microcontrollers and test automation. I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty and figuring things out, and I enjoy learning new things.

I feel that I have enough time to commit to this endeavor, to be able to provide the necessary load relief on our existing moderators, and to be able to help enforce the rules and quality standards of our community. I enjoy visiting this community daily, and I want to help see it grow further.

This election is over.