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2019 Moderator Election

nomination began
May 6, 2019 at 20:00
election began
May 13, 2019 at 20:00
election ended
May 21, 2019 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 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.


I am Yufenyuy Veyeh Didier, and this is my first time to nominate for a moderator position. I have been participating here by answering questions, editing, raising flags, reviewing, and so on... though I have sometimes been on and off the site and have just 1.6k reputation.

Been using Ubuntu for about 3 years now, and I'm quite acquainted with it, and I love Open Source. I equally have some "Offline Moderation Skills" and believing that I am an easy going and calm but firm person, I think I can make a good moderator on this site (Also intend to improve my commitment, integrity, and reputation).

I will simply love to add more value to AskUbuntu.

I started using Ubuntu as my main OS around 2006. Over the years I have learnt from my peers many aspects of managing the OS. On the way, I picked up bits of LAN management, remote access, and bash scripting. I started contributing to this site some years ago. As a "normal" user whose primary field of expertise is not computer related, I try to make my answers to the questions in this site as easy to understand as possible.

As a moderator I will bring the perspective of day-today Ubuntu users who are not trained in computer and programming related fields. My years of experience with Ubuntu and my easy communication style will allow me to work with other moderators and computer experts as well as new Ubuntu end-users.

I have signed the code of conduct.

Hello, I am Byte, IT student from Germany and passionate fan of Ubuntu and its wonderful community. I would like to nominate myself again and offer to become one of your moderators.

I started using Ubuntu over four years ago, which was also when I joined here. Helping others was always a great motivation and I also learned a lot in the process myself, both technical as well as communication and moderation skills.

Since I acquired the privileges, I participated a lot in keeping the site clean by doing edits, reviews, etc. and also joined the Smoke Detector team to assist in fighting spam across the whole SE network. Admittedly, during the last year I had less time for Ask Ubuntu due to university, but once I'm finished in a few months, that will no longer be an issue.

For a bit over a year now, I also run an Ubuntu Discord community where people can chat in real-time and also exchange support or just hang out in a friendly environment. We grew to over 1500 people already and my moderator team and me keep receiving quite positive feedback.

Here's my Code of Conduct link btw

Self-promotion isn't my strong point, but I guess I think I'd be a good moderator for this site. I know the place well and I think I understand what we are in general trying to do here. For me, my efforts on Ask Ubuntu are my contribution to Linux since I'm not a developer. I mostly do editing and janitorial work since my skills lie more in those areas, but I think we mostly need answers and I like to create and encourage the creation of answers. Since my background is in education, I'm usually quite good at explaining things clearly with respect and patience. I think I work with integrity and commitment.

It turns out I signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct ages ago...

PS - still a beginner in Linux.

Hello. I'm vidarlo, from western coast of Norway. I started with Linux 20 years ago, when I was ten. That was Redhat 5.1.

From there, I moved to Debian, and today I use a mix of Debian, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, depending on the use. I have a fairly good knowledge of Ubuntu, both through using it, and through what it has in common with Debian. The first time I tried Ubuntu was Warty Warthog.

Today I work as an electrical engineer, with a significant portion of my work related to IT and networks, albeit in special circumstances on board vessels.

I've not been around too long, but I feel I've come to know this site, the user base, and through the moderation tools and watching what's happening, I believe I have a fair understanding of how moderation works, and what the tasks is.

My motivation for stepping up is that I enjoy enabling others to use technology, and to spread free software in general.

I have some experience in moderation, from smaller and different sites, yet I believe I understand at least a few things about moderation.

I've signed the CoC.

I have been an Ubuntu and FOSS enthusiast for many years and although I'm not a developer in my day to day work any more, I would like to contribute in a practical way and this is probably a good way to do so.

I use Ubuntu, FreeBSD primarily. Most of my work is server and network infrastructure, but a little desktop as well, since we have work on something after all :-)

I'm a stickler for detail, so I enjoy checking documentation, wiki's and the like for correctness.

Hello my name is Videonauth (Launchpad link)

This is my second time I nominate for a moderator position, first time I was on this Site only for a few months and now I'll try again.

I have listed a few things about myself:

  • My name is Michael (46 yrs.)
  • I speak both German and English
  • I am rather calm and relaxed
  • Helping others with their technology issues is something I love to do
  • Feedback and constructive criticism are more than welcome

Meanwhile I joined the Smoke Detector team to help actively to keep this network clean of spam messages and moderating on a community discord for ProtonDB.

I have hobby wise experience with computers for about 40 years now and since end of 2015 using Ubuntu as my main OS. I'm an early retiree and so have time on my hands to spend.

IT professional, started my career in the biochemistry and chemistry world. I have been using Ubuntu for and a member of the site for 3yrs+. In that period I have improved my understanding of Ubuntu systems. I like the Ubuntu vanilla flavour of Linux for its desktop user-friendliness; the aesthetics of Ubuntu vanilla is also an attraction to me. It is also an easy to learn OS for beginners. I have over the years provided well written answers to questions and used a one-on-one method to help users get the best Ask Ubuntu has to offer. My interest in Ubuntu and Linux has prompted me to improve my knowledge of Linux with courses from both Linux Foundation and Linux Academy.

I am also a software developer asking for an opportunity to serve selflessly on Ask Ubuntu and to use my experience and knowledge to improve the user experience on the site.

As a moderator I intend to use my good understanding of Ubuntu OS and Ask Ubuntu site to maintain and in some cases improve the value the site offers its users.

Signed Code of Conduct

This election is over.