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2020 Moderator Election

nomination began
Oct 5, 2020 at 20:00
election began
Oct 19, 2020 at 20:00
election cancelled
Oct 19, 2020 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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

I would like to volunteer myself (ruben2020) to be a moderator of Buddhism.SE, as I wish to see this site maintained and sustained.

Growth is nice to have, but at the very least, we should maintain what we already have, which is a reasonably active community producing good quality Buddhism Q&A, in a manner that conforms to the Code of Conduct and guidelines of this community.

The advantage of Buddhism.SE compared to similar sites, is that we accept the balanced participation of all Buddhist traditions here. I would like to see this continued.

I have been a member of Buddhism.SE for the past 6 years, and have been actively participating in recent years.

In terms of moderation, I accept the policy of A Theory of Moderation, that moderators are "human exception handlers", who should do as little as possible, intervening only when necessary.


This election is over.