2013 Moderator Election

nomination began
Feb 4, 2013 at 20:00
primary began
Feb 11, 2013 at 20:00
election began
Feb 15, 2013 at 20:00
election ended
Feb 19, 2013 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
  • 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.

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!

Nominees, please consider placing your answers to questions you deem helpful to your nomination inside your Nomination post.

Greetings, I am ObsessiveFOSS, and with this message, I am nominating myself as a candidate for the Ask Ubuntu moderator elections. I've spent a good amount of time here, and have, in accordance with a theory of Moderation, have already helped clean the site, with various methods available to me. I easily adjust to new situations, such as moderating Ask Ubuntu, and in a matter of days, can adjust my mentality to being impartial. I also often visit and post on [meta.SO] and I feel as if communicating with other moderators, especially those with more experience, will be my first step to learn, as well as the moderation guides carefully constructed over at MSO.

Of course, nobody is perfect. I must admit I've received a mod warning for one of my comments, and made my own share of mistakes.

I have signed the code of conduct, and agree to abide by the Ubuntu Leadership code. I am also relatively active on Meta Stack Overflow. I also plan to do real-world community outreach with Ubuntu.

I can handle about 1-2 hours per day, except some Fridays and Saturdays.

Anyway, I wish all candidates the best of luck.

Heya; My name is Frederic Eichinger. I'm a Web Developer and I study Computer Science at the University of Augsburg. With my joy with Ubuntu and the ever-growing number of people around me using it, I joined and embraced Ask Ubuntu.

I participate actively on the Chat and Meta, as well as our CleanUp Ops, watching the good, the bad and the funny. We have it all here and voting, handling and otherwise improving them is fun.

As for what I expect regarding the diamond, I was told I should prepare for a bloody awful interface, sounds fun.

What I seriously expect the most, however, is a lot of responsibility that's gonna weigh pretty heavy. And that's scary. Especially so for someone like me, who knows that they aren't exactly wrapping all their words in cotton candy. But I feel like I'm ready for that no less.

I also expect a lot of interaction with what the community decides. Especially in its execution and general handling of whatever pops up.

I have signed the Code of Conduct 2.0 and thus agree to abide by it, while hereby nominating myself for the election.

If you wish, you may also see the comments as well.

Hi everyone, I'm RolandiXor (better known as Roland Taylor), and I would like to announce my nomination for the Ask Ubuntu moderator elections of 2013.

Why am I running? Quite frankly,

  • Because people asked me to.
  • Because I've wanted to contribute as a mod for a while now.
  • Because there are some things that non-mods cannot do (such as making non-answers into comments, for example) that I often find myself wishing I could do to help the site (instead of merely flagging, and thus deferring).
  • Because. (Yes, because.)

Why would I make a good moderator?

  • I like to be fair.
  • I am usually kind and friendly to new users, but not so friendly with spammers and trolls :)
  • I can function well alone or in a crowd.
  • I'm familiar with the community and how things work.
  • Opposition is something I'm familiar with and when needed I can hold my ground, or gracefully step aside if asked (or if need be).

On a serious note, I'll add anything useful that anyone needs to know if asked (before nominations close).

I am a regular user in Ask Ubuntu for more than a year now and am familiar with most community practices.

I help make Ask Ubuntu a better place in every way I can including flagging, reviewing posts and promoting the site on Planet Ubuntu and other places.

I care about the site and use the 10k+ mod tools to good effect. As and when I get time, I do most of the things that I have listed in my meta post.

If I get elected as a moderator, I'll continue to be helpful, constructive, positive and supportive of the community through my actions. And I'll be a good human exception handler.

You can also go through my previous year's nomination.

Hi, Ask ubunturian people, I would like put myself forward as a candidate for moderator:

I am a dedicated professional and committed both at work, and personally.
I adapt easily to change.
I consider myself responsible, sincere. I am also optimistic, proactive, and I always try to find a solutions to problems that arise.
A feature that characterizes me is to be very passionate with all my activities, I enjoy and have fun at work. 

I am an active members of Ask Ubuntu. since 2010

I have been on the site for two year. Even had a look around on Christmas Day, Easter, or Vacation, contributing many valuable answers. I have done my best to close questions only as a last resort, attempting to fix them up if at all possible.

I always have fun doing the more janitorial types of things:

Editing, Re-tagging, Flagging, Closing and re-opening, Creating tag wiki summary, Answering Question, Improving Question.

NOTE : I know I can improve my karma it's hardest and I'm in process and take time to archive it. I am open to learn new things and return this to the community, also I'm not as good as I would like to be. I'm learning every day.

I'm Ravi Mohan, but I go by Journeyman Geek on stack exchange -I'm a trusted 20K user on SU, and while I'm not quite at those epic levels elsewhere, I'm fairly well known to on SF and here as well.I have previous experience in moderation - for example on lords of the battlefield. I seem to more often do edits, help flag things, and share information between sites so my rep and meta activity is just one aspect of things. I try to build bridges, and standing for moderator is one way I think I can do so.

I've been using linux and KDE for the past decade, often as my primary OS, though I consider myself an IT generalist, running a wide variety of distros and OSes over the years.Kubuntu is my prefered linux distro, and I'm fairly enthusastic about it.

I realise that I'm signing up for a janitorial job, and am willing to wield my mop and bucket with patience (letting cooler heads handle things when my fuse runs short).

I've signed ubuntu code of conduct without reservation since It matches my own viewpoint anyway


My name is Rick Green formally blueXrider I nominate myself with these qualifactions:

  • I am a advanced linux user because I am self-taught, enthusiast and motivated.
  • Member of AskUbuntu for a year.
  • Active in reviews
  • A member of Launchpad since 2008 and belong to several memberships there.
  • My activity is mainly focused in the AU cleanup and was awarded the prestigious Ubuntu SWAG for my participation last year.

"Being a community moderator is seriously unglamorous - why do you want to become a moderator?" so let me answer it now. ~I want to give back to the community as I feel utilizing the tools of moderation is a privilege, not a gift nor an entitlement to used with fair judgement and understanding.

I know my list of peers such as: Oli, Fossfreedom, Bruno Pereira and others will help guide all of us but also myself with this responsibility.

Please give me your support and I promise I will give back in the best manner I can.

Thank You

Hey! I'm Amith.

I'm nominating myself for moderator. I have been using AU for the last 1 year and I think I have experience with everything that happens here

I regularly use the review queue. And also, I'm almost always on chat.

I'm also on the other side of the globe, in relation with the current moderators. So I can work when they sleep

I have read up on the Theory of moderation and also pretty much know what a mod has to do.

So, I end this short nomination speech thingy by requesting you, the community to vote for me as your moderator.

Hello YOU ;). About.me:

Professor in Linux/Ubuntu for several years. Basically the Wololo priest in Age of Empires.. but with Ubuntu.

Started with Ubuntu after going through the normal, not guided tour of testing Mandrake (Now Mandriva), Caldera (Dead now), Gentoo, Fedora, Mepis and then... what.. wha.. WHAT'S THAT!!... OMG UBUNTU!! (OMG Ubuntu Ad paid for by penguins).

Turned my dad towards Ubuntu (Dad Badge Earned!).

I enjoy the Askubuntu site, but even more, the community in it which is a very positive one. You will notice the spontaneous happiness most users have here and the friendly way of helping everyone. This is one of the most important facts about the way Askubuntu is handled by not only the moderators, but by the community itself, so I will continue this way of thinking which also extents outside of AU.

You can check out my information by clicking on the horrible picture of me in the lower right corner.

I got about 200 characters left to type so here is a joke.. oh my, only 140 characters now. I should stop typing but I can't.. what is wrong with me.. 60 characters left.

Vote for me because [Voting stuff] and I will do [Stuff].

Enjoy AU friend ;)

I am known here as mateo_salta. I am a graphic designer, and also a Computer enthusiast. In answering questions I will try to tackle almost any problem, as I believe trying to teach 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.

I try to see the whole picture, and have skill in troubleshooting. To the position I would bring my vast free time (currently employed part-time), and do many of the things I currently do, but in a higher capacity.


This election is over.