2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Mar 15 at 20:00
election began
Mar 22 at 20:00
election ended
Mar 30 at 20:00
candidates
5
positions
2

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!

Hi, I'm Stephie and I am nominating myself as candidate for a moderator position on Coffee SE.

After five years on the site, I feel I have a quite good grasp of how this specific corner of the SE network ticks and would like to contribute more effectively. I was entrusted with my first moderator diamond on Seasoned Advice three years ago. I would like to bring that experience to Coffee SE as well.

While I am usually a huge fan of community moderation, the (active) user base on Coffee SE is so small that the binding votes of moderators are at least at the moment necessary to keep the site clean and running smoothly. I routinely check the sites I am active on twice a day at least - so I would be handling flags in a timely manner.

I could be writing about myself more, but would rather encourage everyone with questions to ping me in The Percolator or browse through my activities on the site to let me speak through actions rather than words.

Hello everyone, my name is Ken Graham.

I am willing to run for the position of moderator on this site.

I am already a moderator on Christianity SE and am aware of the necessity of informed leadership.

Although I have not been on this site lately that often, I am more than willing to step up to the plate to help up in any way I can.

Bottoms up and enjoy your coffee folks.

Howdy, I'm luser droog. I've been active on multiple sites for many years and was a supporter of creating a coffee site during its first round on area 51. I was a Starbucks Barista for 17 years and am currently searching for work as a programmer.

I try to be patient and fair (and friendly, droog means "friend"), never downvote without a comment, and use the bounty mechanism frequently to reward outstanding answers.

I was recently a candidate in the moderator election for music.SE and you can read my answers to the candidate questions from that election.

This community isn't very active and seems to lack moderator coverage. I'd like to help out with keeping questions on topic and responding to reports.

I'm JJJ and I'm nominating myself for moderator on Coffee SE. As a moderator on Politics SE, I've seen my fair share of drama on the front and back end of the site. Fortunately, I think Coffee SE is much less contentious.

Instead, our challenge is one of activity and quality. I'm in favor of a broad scope where we allow most coffee related questions if the answers can be judged objectively. As a moderator, I would focus on two things:

  • Encouraging new users to participate. This is done by guiding them through comments and applying (smaller) edits without having to wait for the review queues to approve them.

  • Maintenance: handling moderator flags and regular review tasks which have been open for too long. The latter isn't something I would see as a moderator task on a larger site. On Coffee SE, where few have reached the rep required, it's a welcome addition for mods to reopen questions, approve edits and delete posts when appropriate.

As for future prospects, I don't foresee this site growing as much as some communities. Nevertheless, I think this can be a place where practical questions about machines, roasting and brewing techniques can help future visitors.

This election is over.