I've been participating consistently for almost two years with daily attendance. Last year I was tied for 3rd place in the MVSU contest.
I am regularly using my reputation privileges to make this site a better place to ask and answer questions. Almost all of my flags are considered useful and acted on. I don't seek use of the review tools as much as some others, but I always check out the flags I have access to in the moderator tools, and respond to requests to act in chat.
I try to improve the site and assist the community by participating on Meta and chat as well. I've submitted dozens of bug reports and feature requests both on our Meta and MSO. I also participate in and initiate several policy discussions with a rather successful track record, and help interested users in learning how to best use the site.
As moderator, I will mostly continue doing what I do now. I am aware that what I say or do as moderator will be perceived differently, so I will take a more relaxed stance on some topics and will let others deal with those I am too biased in. If there are issues that need a mod response, I'm sure I'll learn of them and I'm confident that I can deal with them appropriately.
Profile Name: romilnagrani
Real Name: Romil Nagrani
Working: As a software developer
Passionate about: Computers, Internet-Surfing (more like "stumbling"), Gadgets, Music (of-course!)
Activity on stack exchange: Medium
Activity on super user: Medium (but higher than stack exchange)
Reason for being nominating myself
- First nomination (hence excuse me if the my nomination filling is novice :-) )
- Fair decision maker.
- Polite in words.
- Aware about the concepts such as Meta-Edit, Flagging, Voting
- Last but not least, dedicated and committed towards my work.
My name is Jared and I am a senior support engineer for enterprise storage systems. My past positions include tier 2 support tech for data and voip at a nation-wide ISP and level 4 CO installation and repair tech. I am also an amateur programmer.
As far as moderation experience goes, I don't have any save for what I have done on this site, which isn't too much so far. I don't believe I am qualified quite yet, but I believe that making an attempt now will better prepare me for future tries when I am more qualified. You only learn by failing, after all.
I have been on superuser for almost 2 years now and have been an active participant on the site.
I have been a user here for just over a year, and have been heavily involved in the community for the majority of that time.
Moderation activities and policy:
We are coming up on the one year anniversary of me winning the appetizing sounding "Crap Cleaner" award (2nd place). Basically, this is an award for cleaning up things on the site that had no business being here. It is noteworthy that much of this activity consisted of moderator attention flags (though this had its issues) that these would be things that I can do myself as a moderator. I am a very active editor and voter, and I am confident that this trend would continue should I become a moderator.
As far as policy goes, I am pretty much in the same line as everyone else on the main issues (moderators should be exception handlers, etc) but am perhaps a little more strict with software-rec questions and things like than most other candidates.
I think that I would be a good moderator, and my meta, editing (1000+ posts so far), flagging, voting, and activity in the community all support that. I am running for the chance to be a moderator, but I heartily recommend some of the other candidates.
I have been a member of SU for over 2 years, but have only actively participated in the site since January. I have been visiting the site on every one of the 170 days that passed since then, voted over 2000 times, edited over 1000 questions and answers and earned over 100 badges.
Just recently, I unlocked the moderator tools and have been exercising them ever since. I like to believe that I am taking part equally in contributing content to the site as well as moderating it. But I let you be the judges of that.
I have been, and still am, a moderator on the German forum coding-board, which I joined in 2001. However, I have now moved my focus to StackExchange, as this format is more to my preference.
I'm sure that I have a very broad knowledge about a wide variety of software and hardware concepts, but would never pass on a chance to listen to someone more knowledgeable than me. And that's why I love StackExchange. There are always people to listen to and learn something.
As most people can see, I'm a brazilian user and I'm trying to do my best to be the most active latin user here. As a telecommunication engineer I usually use some of my time to make questions based on questions of everyday life and answers based on my professional experience. I believe this site is a powerful tool to learning and teaching about software and hardware, and even to learn english.
I recently reached 10k rep and now I'm trying to improve SU using moderation tools to help on closing/deleting bad posts and mainly I'm trying to encourage new and old users to come back here and activelly participate on SU by upvoting them first posts(only threads that I belive constructive). If I reach moderator status I would be more effective on doing such work and would be able to do much more to keep the "exchangeability" of this site(everytime before post anything here, I think about people that don't know anything about the subject that find this site on Google results, they need details). Also, I think important to have moderators from different countries, not only because fuse time, but because of having different oppinions on most of things on moderation subjects.
I've been with Super User for almost two years now. I have a sound understanding of how the site works and I feel that I already work well with the current moderators. I frequent the chat rooms and contribute heavily to the vote to close room as well as give input to users that may have questions in the Ask a Moderator room.
My daily routine on Super User consists of reviewing, editing and voting on posts while flagging any that are clearly spam or otherwise suspicious. Recently I've been collaborating with other users, under the call from Sathya, on a tag clean up of which we've cleaned 24 tags with more to come. I feel that the privileges and responsibility that comes with being a moderator will only help me in doing what I already do.
Whether or not I become a moderator I will continue to do my best to keep this site clean and useful for veterans and newcomers alike.
To me, the essence of moderation is to find and handle appropriately the posts the community feels do not fit the site, so that we keep the site clean for everyone to enjoy, making sure users can rely on Super User to get the high-quality answers they expect.
To help keep this site as clean as possible, I've taken an aggressive approach to "bad" posts. My flagging record includes spam posts, both overt and covert; "answers" that don't answer the question; rants; and more. At the same time, I aim to be supportive to both new and established users to help foster friendship and help the community with any problems that may come up.
I can be counted on to help keep the quality of contributions high and serve as a reliable "human exception handler", resolving key issues for the benefit of the community.
I have been a long term user and strong supporter of the SuperUser community for a long time now, doing what I can to help the Community.
I am an avid computer user and keeping up on the latest technologies is a hobby, as is helping our users here. I believe that while some questions are a simple matter of giving people the information to do the task, some other problems are more about teaching people how to find an answer, giving them guidance instead of an answer.
Since I first joined SU I found myself amongst a group of peers who had a similar goal, to help solve problems and promote quality. I believe that these are the overarching ideals of this community and, with the rare exceptions, we really are a true Community.
I have more recently been spending my time supporting the community behind the scenes by helping close questions, finding and flagging answers and generally doing what I can to keep the place tidy.
I have always been a strong supporter of our moderators and their firm, but above all else, fair dealings. Problems have always been discussed rather than simply dismissed out of hand and I would like to see, and help, that continue.
Who is this Simon guy anyway?
Well, I'm Simon. And I'd like to serve as one of Super User's diamond moderators on the site. A lot of you have gotten to know me over the last year, as I'm a regular around the chat. Perhaps you saw one or two of my edits, or bumped into my blog posts. Since last year, I've been heavily involved in Super User, adding it into part of my daily life. A nice place to visit, tidy up, and have a chat.
So why would I want this guy as a moderator?
Well, let's take a look at my reputation. Around 5000, at the moment. Moderator tools are a long way off, and I'm not exactly the best Q&A guy. I know a little, but I'm not Jon Skeet. What I can do, is clean up, and help keep Super User looking like an awesome site. I feel I represent the community and its goals well. As a regular Meta user, I'm always looking to help out where I can.
My activity in the last month may have been down due to exams, but I'm back and ready for some action. Thanks!
I consider myself a very dedicated Super User. My goal has always been to help making this place a fun experience and a great way to learn. Learn to solve problems, but also learn to communicate and exchange knowledge.
What would I do as a moderator?
My main contribution as a moderator would be to
- Be as helpful and constructive as possible to everyone, new users and long-term members alike.
- Be supportive. I enjoy being around our Meta site and the chat room as much as I like to contribute on Super User itself when it comes down to answering questions.
Of course, that's what I've always tried to do :)
What's my background and experience?
I've had a lot of "community moderating" experience, raising flags, reviewing around 8,500 posts (and editing another 7,000) – all in order to keep the site's signal to noise ratio up and support new users who have difficulties expressing themselves or getting to know the site.
During my time, I've identified a number of voting rings, sock puppets and spammers and therefore helped our existing moderators do their job more efficiently. By becoming a moderator myself, I would be able to get these things done more quickly.
I am a Computer Technician for a small shop, with over 5,000 clients that I get to serve. Because I work so often, I am on SuperUser every day, looking for new knowledge and sharing what experiences I have in computers. I'm currently also one of the only 2 Apple technicians in my city, serving the northern part of my province.
In my spare time, I love playing pool, going for walks, and flagging or VTC questions on SuperUser that don't belong there. I am also a moderator on another Computer forum, and have been for 4 years, helping people with their issues or helping with * SHUDDER * Shopping recommendations.
Since I've been here for over 2 years actively participating, I have a weird sense that I won't be going anywhere. Having a strict set of rules to follow definitely helps when users have questions about the moderating that they don't understand. As a leader in life, I usually make the final decisions on many topics as well, especially with Cadets where I am the Commanding Officer.