I love the spirit of Community, and Ask Ubuntu has one of the greatest Community in the network.
The members in this Community are ready to contribute with the site as return for any little help received from others.
This phenomenon is what gives me the idea that reputation score is not the priority here, it's neither the most important user's attribute, it is their contribution in several ways to the Community (edits, flags, comments, advices, and more that can't be counted).
This is the reason of why do I think that a moderator is more than a user with a super reputation score, it is about understanding the values of this Community, the respect with our fellows and the commitment to learn from my own mistakes and from others users without look at their reputation level.
Things you may know about me:
- My real name is Lucio.
- I had been moderator in a Spanish site
- I have a dog :)
- Keep participating, no matter the results of this election
- Keep learning and listening to everybody
- Show responsibility in front of privileges gained
Hey!, my name is Amith KK(lp),
Some of you might remember me from last year's election and I've been quite inactive for the last year, mainly because of studies.
Meanwhile AskUbuntu has grown alot, and along with the growth came many problems like low voter count, many spam accounts e.t.c
But I think this can be solved by co-operation between mods and the users, and adding more moderators would benefit us.
I think that I would be able to take up this effort, but I need your vote to do it.
Q:You did not have time participate actively the last year, what makes you think you'll be able to make time to moderate this year?
A:Yes, I believe I can because my board exams get over after next
month and hence I will be left with more free time.
Q:What experience do you have in maintaining this site that make you a candidate for becoming a moderator?
A: I've been a user for quite a long time and have participated in the
previous 2 clean-up runs, which helped the site immensely
I'm Seth. I've been using Ubuntu since 11.04 and participating on Ask Ubuntu for slightly over 2 years now. In that time I've become one of the top editors, voters and reviewers here, while maintaining a steady stream of answers. I am familiar with The Theory of Moderation.
I am a regular contributer on both the Ask Ubuntu Meta and Meta Stack Overflow. I also participate in the Software Recommendations, Chess and Amateur Radio sites. I'm in GMT-8:00 so, while not quite as early as Australia, I can be around when most of the other moderators can't.
I have lots of experience with the way the Stack Exchange network works.
I am familiar with most aspects of moderation on Stack sites.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm in GMT-8:00 so I can be around a bit longer than the other mods.
I always try my best to be patient and to keep an open mind.
When I'm not answering questions I'm usually around cleaning.
My Launchpad profile
I'm John Bartley K7AAY, an amateur radio operator, American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, and have made my living from PCs ever since before there were PCs, starting with S-100 bus machines.
I also teach at http://www.freegeek.org in Portland, Oregon, an Ubuntu-centric computer recycling and reuse center in Portland, Oregon, and founded two Freecycle.org recycling groups.. There, and with Red Cross, I've led by example by creating new courses to support the Ubuntu community, demonstrated I'm patient and fair, and shown respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words.
You may see that I have signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, 2.0, by visiting my Launchpad.net page https://launchpad.net/~jwhn , and am open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions.
My intent is to make Ask Ubuntu more user friendly, especially to the flood of new users we will see arriving shortly with the expiration of XP support from Microsoft.
And, I have three cats.
Most of you will know me in Meta for my tag evangelization (?) campaigns, calls to action and drawing the line between what is good or not to be asked in Ask Ubuntu. In the main site you will find me normally in the Close Votes review queue and participating in the apt/dpkg tags and I have been one of the youngest rising stars here, you also will find me in the General Chatroom. Outside AU but still in the Ubuntu community I had a participation in #ubuntu-* channels and as Launchpad bug squad member. My first system with Linux was Ubuntu Dapper Drake which I still miss but right now my main is Debian.
I'm very proactive and strong-willed. I have participated as voluntary in other projects and organizations, and I also participate in other SE sites.
Two of my mottos are "fix a problem before it becomes a problem to fix" and "the only way you can advance is by taking action".
My Launchpad link
My name is Matthew, I am known here as Mateo.
I am a graphic designer, and also a Computer enthusiast. In answering questions I will try to tackle almost any problem, as I believe teaching something is often the best way to learn.
I frequently edit questions to give them the best possible chance, and participate in meta often. I also frequent the Ask Ubuntu chat, and enjoy working with fellow Ask Ubuntu members on projects.
As a Moderator, I will look to understand others views, uphold Leadership and Community decisions, and intercede fairly when the situation warrants it.
To the position I would bring my vast free time (currently employed part-time), and do many of the things I currently do, but with mod powers (and with mod powers, come mod responsibilities).
- I believe in this site.
- I Eat SPAM for Breakfast!
Hello there :)
Some might remember my nomination last year. Since then, I have become very inactive here. I very openly say that, over the last year, I have done little to no thing on Ask Ubuntu.
This is for a simple reason: Some of the changes that affected the system and community began to make AU crumble. AU now faces a very low voter count, and has quite an issue with closing questions and how it is perceived.
These are all connected, and they're pulling us into a spiral.
That said, I honestly doubt these issues can be fixed by moderators. This needs heavy community involvement and the best a moderator can do is help mitigate. This, and a large focus on meta as the core of the site are the activities I see necessary from a ♦moderator now.
With that said, I feel like I can do that very thing (having my fair share of experience with moderation and the SE system), and would like your vote to do so!
I am maythux.
For those who knows me they know that I:
- am calm
- am a Hard worker
- never give up!
- have no enemies
- am falling In Love with Ubuntu
- am working with Ubuntu since 3 years ago
- give a lot of my time to this Community without rewards (almost everyday)
- was Windows enthusiast a long time ago until I realized that Ubuntu is here
- am a developer
- have customized Ubuntu to many uses
- am highly motivated with high potential to serve the community and build my career
- am an unknown soldier for the Community
- am innovative and creative
- am sure about my answers because I try them before posting
- edit a lot of QAs for the benefit of All
- got my reputation in a very short time
- welcome any comment and criticism
More than 10 years of IT career are enough to say about me.
I am nominating myself for 1 reason:
I Love Ubuntu Community and I wish I can open source my mind to all of
If You're hesitated, just check my Profile. I focus on answers and helpful flags
I promise I will be honest as I am and I will sacrifice my time for the Community
I believe in AskUbuntu
It's my destiny
my name is Christian Hotz-Behofsits, I am 22 years old and from the lovely austria. Recently I achieved my bachelor degree in Software&Information Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and started the appropriate master curriculum. Throughout my studies and during my role as tutor, I discovered the benefits of open source and especially linux. Ubuntu become my primary working environment and playground for different projects.
Askubuntu and the related sites, helped me a lot and I want to give something back.
Just give me a chance,
I've been an Ubuntu user since May 2012, and I've been available on Ask Ubuntu almost every day since (missed 6 days). I try my best to be available at least 4-6 hours daily. I like to spend more time, but life makes a lot of calls.
I consider my self as dedicated and highly energetic person who thrives in pressure situations and can be counted on when the going gets tough.
I have been in IT customer service for a very long time, and an IT person for over 27 years, and I love helping people overcome their technical issues whenever I can.
When I started on Ask Ubuntu, I was answering questions from researching, quoting, and linking sources, and as time went by I see my self answering from real life experience or from trial and error, since I have access to lots of different hardware.
See my profile on the Ask Ubuntu. My Launchpad profile
Hey! I am a student of Information Technology at the College of Engineering, Pune. I started using Ubuntu since Lucid Lynx(10.04).
I love cleaning-up, literally! I have been involved in flagging posts that I believe require improvement or removal, for a while now. However, the power to thoroughly clean-up posts that require attention would help me do this faster and effectively.
I am a moderately experienced user and love dedicating time to help out.
There have been times when flagged posts take time to be cleared/declined. I understand the responsibility per moderator is pretty high and to add it, there are very few in the eastern hemisphere, which in my experience, causes a little lack of attention, or a delay in getting it, for users from my side of the Earth.
I understand that there has been a lot of spamming and related activity recently giving rise to DDOS and relevant questions being denied the deserving attention. I believe it requires human intervention that can mitigate the damage that such posts do.
Hello! My name is Thomas Ward. I am a 23-year old college student studying Security and Risk Analysis (Cyber Security), but I make an effort to regularly be online multiple times per day.
I've been using Ubuntu since Jaunty 9.04. I've been helping around Ask Ubuntu for a while, as well, providing answers to posts where I have knowledge for, and also asking good questions.
I've been an Ubuntu Member since November of 2011. My Ask Ubuntu contributions were the primary driving force for my membership application, and because of my contributions here, I was awarded Ubuntu Member status. Since then, I've branched out into Bug Triage with the Bug Squad and Bug Control, but I have made an effort to continue to work on this site, and I continue to participate on Meta and help to uphold the policies of the site (when it comes to edits and spam)
I try and uphold the goals of the site, but also the policies. There have been several instances of this, where I have had to try and help defend the editing rules and the policies regarding the releases we support on Meta.
My launchpad profile (which is requested in the moderator election details) is here.
I have a desire to see this site go in the best direction possible, to achieve its goal of helping users better understand and use Ubuntu.
I improve popular questions and answers to make the site look more professional and appealing to the majority of users who use it. Attention to detail matters.
I am always aware of the site's specific goals and purpose. I know that content should have the potential to help anyone seeking help on the topic.
There are some important ideas and feature requests I could put forward as a mod with more influence.
My answers, questions, and comments are always user-friendly and I am eager to help people use the site and use Ubuntu.
You'll be voting for a person who loves being involved with the site and wants to help in more ways! Especially, my goal is to help the site become more focused on the especially useful/interesting/relevant questions, which I believe is key to keeping it healthy.
- This site sees more visits from me daily than Facebook does.
- I have a cat.
- I do not drink or smoke.
I read and signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
Here is why I could be helpful as a mod:
You see allot of
How to install $appname, and similar Q's are being closed, as a dupe, while this is a good idea to clean up AU, users often have other issues/errors and following canonical answers, does not always fix those issues. My suggestion would be to add in the canonical Q's, a
related section, regarding those issues.
- How to install $appname - compiling missing dependencies
- How to install $appname - dpkg var lock crash
On of my main concern is that some Q's goes unanswered. How? spam waves? Mondays? tsunami? not really interested in the how, more in the how to answer them.
I have raised a meta about spam waves: Forgotten questions due to spam waves
Q's concerning bugs, could be further helped with
[about] with all the details about why 'bugs' are not a good fit, and link to: How do I report a bug? Instead of closing them, and forgetting them.
Am not the most skilled in Ubuntu, but I like to help people, and would like to make AU better in providing support for new users.