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
- signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, 2.0, and link to your Launchpad.net page showing you have signed.
We encourage everyone who has contributed to the success of Ask Ubuntu through all moderation tasks - flagging, editing, Meta Q&A, chat discussions etc. to put their names forward.
Your existing Community Moderators would also positively encourage potential moderators from the China, Singapore, Indonesia & Australia time-zones to cast their name into the ballot. Ask Ubuntu is a 24 x 7 site and we need community moderators with experience throughout the world from all walks of life.
Every election has three phases:
Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!
Nominees, please consider placing your answers to questions you deem helpful to your nomination inside your Nomination post.