2019 Moderator Election

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

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!


This election ended May 28 at 20:00.

Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution


758 voters were eligible, 239 visited the site during the election, 178 visited the election page, and 87 voted

VE7JRO

I've been an active member of this community for the past 639 consecutive days. As soon as my reputation increased to the required level, I started voting in the review queues, editing questions and approving other people's edits. If you look at my activity page, you'll see the vast majority of the badges I've earned are in the "Moderation Badges" section. What else can I say, I enjoy doing this type of work :)

Here are my answers to the Questionnaire.

So this threehundred-something reputation guy wants to be a moderator? Yes, so please hear me out!

I have been an elected moderator on RaspberryPi.Stackexchange since 2015. Knowing the ropes of moderation and wanting to participate more actively on another stack I thought it would be a good idea to offer my skills to support the current team of moderators while starting to contribute to Arduino's main site, meta, and chat more actively.

What you get:

  • physicist by trade - though working as a R&D engineer, tinkerer by passion, and fulltime dad
  • experienced Stackexchange moderator (ESEM tm - Stackexchange should really start handing out certifications), elected mod on RPi.SE since 2015
  • checking in regularly as I am moderating and contributing to RPi.SE anyways
  • basic understanding and experience in electronics and microcontrollers (mainly Atmel AVRs) to tell right from wrong

What you don't get:

  • the ultimate subject-matter expert on Arduinos - that's something to work on

More on the Questionnaire.

This election is complete.