The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway!

Community moderator elections have three phases:

  1. Nomination phase
  2. Primary phase
  3. Election phase

Most elections take between two and three weeks, but this depends how many candidates there are.

Please visit the official election page at


for more detail, and to participate!

If you have general questions about the election process, or questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them here on meta -- just make sure your questions are tagged .

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    The election statistics (for us and all the other SO sites) are available from se.awio.com/election.html. Useful for seeing how things are done across the network.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Feb 14, 2011 at 20:21
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    Also, some handy queries for the stats lovers: data.stackexchange.com/tex/queries Feb 14, 2011 at 20:41
  • Why are there three open positions but five current moderators? Are two going to stay on, or are we going to only have three in the future? (Personally I think having only three might make moderation too onerous a task.)
    – Alan Munn
    Feb 14, 2011 at 21:05
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    @Alan: I don't know why specifically three, but I do know that there is no automatic continuation from pro tem moderator to moderator. Any of us who want the job will have to stand for election along with anyone else. Feb 14, 2011 at 21:33

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Is it only for me, or has the election link on the main site vanished?

  • No, not just you: vanished for me too.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Feb 16, 2011 at 20:12
  • Me too. (Except I just remembered that we're not supposed to leave "Me too" type comments. Ooops.) Feb 16, 2011 at 20:27
  • @Andrew: but it is useful information, as you are the first non-nominee to confirm this (they might have decided that nominees don't need to see the link anymore).
    – Caramdir
    Feb 16, 2011 at 20:29
  • Me too, me too. Can I have teh codez plz :-) Feb 16, 2011 at 20:34
  • @Caramdir: Thanks. Oops, shouldn't say that either. (But I am a mod, so maybe mods shouldn't see it so Hendrik is the first real data point. Incidentally, why aren't you nominating yourself, Hendrik?) Feb 16, 2011 at 20:50
  • @Andrew: Same as your 2nd reason. As you see, I already spend too much time here, and it's easier without having 1/3 of responsibility. But I'm still struggling with myself. Feb 16, 2011 at 20:57
  • @all, just for completeness: The solution of the riddle can be found here. Feb 17, 2011 at 14:38

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