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2014 Moderator Election

nomination began
Feb 24, 2014 at 20:00
election began
Mar 3, 2014 at 20:00
election ended
Mar 11, 2014 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!

I would like to step forward as a nominee for the moderator election.

At the time of the previous moderator election, I had 2.5k reputation. I decided not to nominate myself then and to get some experience with community moderation first. In retrospect, that was a good idea.

I design electronics professionally for scientific, medical, industrial applications.

If I were to pick the single most important parameter of EE.SE it is quality. Volume and speed take the second place. Here's my year-old post on Meta, which summarizes my view on EE.SE. [I would just paste it here, but it doesn't fit within the length limit.]

P.S. Who am I going myself to vote for? Dave Tweed, Madmanguruman. I'll have to flip a coin to determine in which order.

cde for less stick, more carrot. 10k+ rep in a year. He fights for the new users who might just not know the right thing to do. Let's push for better question resolution, like closing as duplicate instead of vague "off topic" closures!

I would like to put myself forward as a candidate for moderater of EE.SE.

I'm an EE professional with more than 30 years of experience, with skills ranging from low-level analog and digital design through high-level computer, communications and DSP architecture. I have experience in both software and hardware design, using anything from low-level microcontrollers to high-performance FPGAs.

I have been on the site every day for the past 463 days (and counting), and participate actively in the review process already. I answer questions when I'm confident that I have a correct and relevant answer, and defer to other experts when appropriate.

In addition to my design activities, I'm on the editing staff of Circuit Cellar magazine, which has given me exposure to a wide range of both topics and authors, and has given me the skills and diplomacy to deal with people — both hobbyists and professionals — with very different levels of experience in both engineering and the English language. I'm good at "reading between the lines" to determine whether a question or answer has a kernel of relevance to the site, and I make a serious effort to not just give knee-jerk reactions.

Who am I?

I'm a computer science student and electronics hobbyist residing on the east coast of the U.S. I've been with this community for over 3 years, and feel that I understand its dynamics well. Moreover, I've been with SO for over 4 years (profile); I understand the network, its policies, and the type of content it attracts.

My old display name was SimpleCoder.

"< 2k reputation?"

Like I said, I'm an electronics hobbyist, not a professional. On this site, I tend to lurk, working behind the scenes voting, flagging, and editing posts. My flag history corroborates this.

On Stack Overflow, I have >10k reputation and put the 10k mod tools to good use.

Why me?

My desire is to apply the experience I've gained on other SE networks to this site. If elected, I will:

  • Respond quickly to flags
  • Keep the review queues clear
  • Make the site more friendly for newer users by (1) guiding them so they can learn how to ask good questions and (2) curtailing rude comments directed at them
  • Swiftly handle shopping, "gimme teh codez", and other unsalvageable questions

Thanks for your consideration!

Hello, Mr. Moderator-Election-Loser is back again. Threepeat? :)

Despite my losses, I've stuck with the site and brought myself to trusted user status. I also juggle a marriage, a full-time demanding electronics job, night school and badminton, and still I find time to visit the site regularly.

I hope to be able to moderate as well as contribute with answers. I tend to think of myself as calm and supportive, so I think the moderator role suits me.

This election is over.