In the next few weeks, the Community Team will be appointing three members of this community to act as provisional Moderators♦ until the community is large enough to hold elections of their own.
We are look for folks who have shown deep engagement in the community's development both on in the main Q&A and in the meta community-building activities. Here are some of the traits we look for in an ideal moderator candidate:
- Have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
- Show an interest in their meta’s community-building activities.
- Lead by example, showing patience and respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
- Exhibit those intangible traits discussed in A Theory of Moderation.
Bonus points for:
- Members with participation in both meta and the parent site (i.e. interest in both community building and expertise in the field).
- Area 51 participation, social network referrals, or blogging about the site.
- Members who have already shown an interest or ability to promote their community.
Candidates will be contacted and three of them will be selected to act as provisional Moderators until the community holds formal elections after the Beta period.
Nominating users to serve as moderators for the beta
For each user that you would like to nominate,
- post an answer containing the URLs to both of the user's main and meta profiles on this site
- make your answer community wiki (there's a checkbox in the answer form) so that candidates without editing privileges can edit in their acceptance
- optionally, link to the user's Area 51 profile or a profile from another site, or add a reason why you'd like him/her to moderate during beta
- self-nominations (i.e. posting your own profiles) are allowed and encouraged
- post each user as a separate answer, and add multiple answers if you wish to nominate multiple users
Additionally, if someone nominates you, please edit the answer to indicate your approval (or declination). Optionally, add a paragraph or two about yourself.
Commenting is encouraged. If you down-vote a recommendation, you are encouraged to share why you did so in the comments, though you are not required to do so. Describing why you up-voted is also encouraged.
For more information about the moderation process, see this blog post: