2014 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!

Additional statistics can be found here.

Discuss the election and talk to or about the candidates in The 2014 Election Chatroom.


This election ended May 6 at 20:00.

Download the election data and use OpenSTV to audit the results.


16,993 voters were eligible, 4,422 visited the site during the election, 3,643 visited the election page, and 1,501 voted

12 Candidates

Q&A ANSWERS

I know I don't have a whole lot of Reputation on this site, but I think that I have enough know how about the Moderation process from the Beta Privileges that I enjoy on Code Review. and I think that I also possess the General Criteria that was given

  • 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.

I have been accused of not being active enough on Superuser, not that I haven't been active on other sites, I will be active enough here.

A Group of us over at Code Review have revived that site from almost dead, I hope that participation in Superuser will have the same effect of bringing more life into Superuser and creating more lasting members to the community.

If there is anything else that you would like to know about me please feel free to ping me the election chat room

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meta questions: 1 / 0
meta answers: 1 / -4
helpful flags: 15 of 17
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"I hope that participation in Super User will have the same effect of bringing it back to life and creating more lasting members to the community." -- Are you implying that Super User is presently dead? You make a lot of allusions to somehow lifting the site up, but make no mention of what you think is wrong with the site now and what you'd do to change that. –  nhinkle Apr 27 at 8:27
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I also fail to see how you can claim to be addicted to the site with so little activity. Each Stack Exchange site, while related, is a separate community. You appear to have very little involvement with Super User to date, and I don't see evidence that you'd be qualified to handle moderation on a site you've hardly used. –  nhinkle Apr 27 at 8:29
    
I have provided answers to questions, but haven't seen any activity to tell me whether or not other people think they are good answers. I only have my own opinion of what I think that the site's goal is. I say that I am addicted to the Stack Exchange. I like this site, but the only repeat users that I see are the ones in chat. most of the questions are posted by brand new users, and I see very few comments on most of them to guide a user where they need to go or how they need to ask. I have found off topic questions and flagged them as such in the last week, some of them were days old –  Malachi Apr 27 at 15:20
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"most of the questions are posted by brand new users" : exactly, how can you call a site that gets dozens of new users a day "dead"? The "problem" with SU is exactly the inverse, we get too much activity, more than the regulars can deal with efficiently which is why more mods are needed. For example, we've had 50 questions asked in the last 8 hours, I'd hardly call that "dead". As for users, note that the 4 highest rep users are not even active on chat. I really don't think you have a very clear idea of the SU situation. –  terdon Apr 28 at 9:12
    
I am not saying that Superuser is dead. I am saying that we need more Regulars, @terdon –  Malachi Apr 28 at 12:34
    
OK, I just don't see that at all. We have loads of regulars. –  terdon Apr 28 at 12:36
    
but not everything is being covered, that is what you are telling me –  Malachi Apr 28 at 12:39

My handle is Richie086, I am nominating myself as a moderator candidate on SuperUser.

I am a huge fan of the entire StackExchange network, but if you look at my profile it is quite obvious that SuperUser is the site I am the most active on.

I have been in the Information Technology field for 10+ years. I have previously worked as a Desktop Support Specialist, Phone Support, Jr. Network Administrator, Sr. Network Administrator, System Administrator and Technical Writer.

I visit SuperUser a few times a day to check on any answers to questions I posted the previous day, leave comments, edit posts, do reviews, etc. I have found myself using the network of StackExchange websites as my own personal knowledge base. There are always new questions to ask, but 95% of the time if I do a quick search I end up finding the solution to my issue by doing a quick search on SuperUser.

I have also edited several Wiki entries on topics such as http://superuser.com/tags/network-shares/info or http://superuser.com/tags/backtrack/info

Basically, I like helping people resolve technical issues - so SuperUser is a natural thing for me to gravitate to.

Thanks

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meta questions: 1 / -3
helpful flags: 5 of 5
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Helping people with technical issues is the purpose of Super User, but for the moderation of our community, different skills are required. We're looking for users who like to review posts and have experience with flagging or interaction with other members on Meta. A moderator here does not necessarily have to be an IT pro. Do you think you'd be up for the task? –  slhck Apr 24 at 8:31
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Yes, I do think I would be up for the task. –  Richie086 Apr 24 at 15:46
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@Richie086 do you have any experience to back up this claim? It looks like you have very few flags and almost no meta participation. What qualifications do you have that would lead someone to vote for you versus one of the more seemingly experienced candidates? –  nhinkle Apr 24 at 16:30
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@slhck Why is that not written in the General Criteria Post? –  Awal Garg Apr 28 at 9:06
    
@AwalGarg Because a moderator by definition has different tasks. I would have assumed that this is somewhat self-explanatory, but perhaps it should be clarified for future elections on other sites. –  slhck Apr 28 at 9:14
    
@slhck perhaps yes. +1 for me... –  Awal Garg Apr 28 at 9:15

Hello there! You may know me as the Super User formerly known as gparyani.

While I tell you some facts about me, I would like you to think about why I am named damryfbfnetsi. Before you proceed, check my bio for a hint.

Facts about me:

Okay, so you want to know what my username stands for? It stands for:

declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it

(please comment before you look)

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meta questions: 29 / +58
meta answers: 9 / -10
helpful flags: 841 of 991
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I'm a little concerned that you've cast only around 250 votes in total – only one in April. Stack Exchange values voting a lot, since it's our main handle on separating good from bad content. What's your position on this? –  slhck Apr 23 at 6:28
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@slhck I would rather flag or comment than vote. In my opinion, the voting system is a little too broad. But you're right; I should vote in addition to flagging or commenting. –  damryfbfnetsi Apr 23 at 21:28
    
Ok, thanks for the clarification! –  slhck Apr 24 at 12:08
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I don't see how what your username stands for is relevant here. I also don't understand the whole point you're trying to make with your username. Apparently, you flagged a user because their name was not "understandable" and this was rejected by a mod. Well of course it was, what a silly reason to flag for! Is that the kind of thing you will be doing as a mod? –  terdon Apr 24 at 12:26
    
@terdon would you mind providing a link to the support for your conclusion on the "Apparently..." sentence? Thanks! –  Raystafarian Apr 24 at 13:00
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amount of incorrect flags generated(as indicated by no of disputed + declined flags) here is rather high. As a Moderator, we're usually subject to ridiculous high levels or scrutiny & a single error in flag handling results in often hysterical cries for our heads in Meta/comments. Are you upto this & how will you handle this? –  Sathya Apr 24 at 13:26
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@Raystafarian Terdon arrived at that conclusion based on OP's bio –  Sathya Apr 24 at 13:30
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@Raystafarian that's what I understood from this post and damryfbfnetsi's profile bio. It seems I'm wrong (phew!). Damryfbfnetsi, you might want to edit your nomination to clarify. I am assuming I won't be the only one who won't understand this username story and I don't think you want us to focus on that rather than the reasons why you would be a good mod. –  terdon Apr 24 at 13:33
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Why I mention my username: It's a hook, to get potential readers to read my nomination, by making them curious. Of course, they can just skip to the end, but that's why they hid it... –  damryfbfnetsi Apr 24 at 15:07
    
Oops; I meant "that's why I hid it..." –  damryfbfnetsi Apr 24 at 21:08
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The abbreviation that your username stands for seems fitting for your flagging history. –  nhinkle Apr 25 at 19:08
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@damryfbfnetsi - Why the bio update to "delete my account"? It cannot be that bad can it? This is just a little heat. –  Carl B Apr 27 at 4:19
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@damryfbfnetsi I'm still waiting for your response to my query. If your response is to add "delete your account" to your bio, implying you want your account to be removed, then that's not expected of a Moderator. –  Sathya Apr 27 at 5:54
    
I hope no one will get inspired by his username and make one for themselves like 'superman'- Super Mods are Nazis –  Awal Garg Apr 28 at 9:17

I am a long-standing member of the Superuser community and have always worked to augment and support the moderators that work here.

I have always tried to be fair and open with new users of the site while stamping on obvious spam when it appears. I have a long history of trying to guide and help users and I believe that this community deserves the "firm but fair" leadership that it has had so far from its moderators and it is my intention that that tradition should continue for as long as possible. We welcome those who would learn while dealing firmly with those who seek to disrupt the community.

I have a long history of flagging and working through the review queues and while I have been less involved lately due to personal reasons my free time is now my own again so I can continue to work with the community to make this a place worth being.

My motto?

Please do not push strangers in front of oncoming trains (unless they really deserve it)

Everyone deserves a chance to contribute but for those that can not or will not then that's where the moderators come in.

I'm not here for the fanfare or the glory, I'm here for the long haul and to make things right.

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meta questions: 3 / +32
meta answers: 38 / +212
helpful flags: 1024 of 1032
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1. Can you perhaps give a poignant example of how you handled an issue with a new user differently than other moderators might have? 2. You've only ever asked 2 questions on this site. Are you not worried this impacts your attitude somewhat? (Maybe it impacts it for the better, I don't know)? –  einpoklum Apr 22 at 21:46
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Your publicly visible activity is rather low compared to previous years. How much time do you think you can invest as a moderator? –  slhck Apr 23 at 6:24
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@einpoklum How is asking questions related to being a good moderator? –  Doorknob Apr 23 at 12:15
    
@Doorknob: A moderator who doesn't ask question is like an aristocrat passing judgement on the peasantry. –  einpoklum Apr 23 at 15:02
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@einpoklum I can't really answer your first question as tend to find my opinions often aligns with the assessment of current mods, though I often would prefer that new users are given a more personal reason if/when their question is closed to help them understand why. As to my low number of questions, I am a helper/fixer by nature and the questions I have tend to be answered already either by this site or personal research. I could ask questions during the events that are occasionally held but that seems wrong. Questions and answers should interest you, not be for points or prizes. –  Mokubai Apr 23 at 15:41
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@einpoklum To clarify, I am not an aristocrat nor do I pass judgement on anyone. The questions I have are mundane and easily solved, I revel in the "how do I fix" or "what is this doing" questions that people submit here. I answer questions because people took the time to ask them, to admit that they didn't know the answer because they lack some important piece of knowledge that someone else might have. I often don't know the answer, same as the questioner, but I knew how to find it and I hope that rather than just give a bland "this'll fix it" that I also helped them learn to find it too. –  Mokubai Apr 23 at 15:59
    
@slhck As mentioned I have had some issues in the last year that has limited my available time and even now I cannot guarantee an amount of time that I can invest. But what I can say is that I would generally be around most evenings and weekends and would certainly be able to set aside a good amount of time most nights and weekends. I cannot contribute strongly during work hours (GMT 8AM - 5PM) and as we have a few European mods already I asmit that we may be wanting to look more closely at other time zones this year so that we can better cover all our bases... –  Mokubai Apr 23 at 16:16
    
@Mokubai I think you could be successful as a moderator, but the time commitment is a concern. The reason we're holding this election is largely because many members of the existing moderator team haven't had as much time to devote to moderation. It would be best for our newly elected mods to be people who will have the time to commit to the position. –  nhinkle Apr 25 at 19:11
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@nhinkle I had gathered from various bits in chat that time commitment of the current mods was a problem and therefore a concern for new mods which is why I am being up front about the time I can definitely not spare due to work. Even so I still would like to be able to contribute further to the community and be considered for the position, though I do definitely recognise that those who are able to offer more time may be better suited for the task. –  Mokubai Apr 25 at 20:20
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@Mokubai thanks for being upfront about this, and for honestly answering our questions. I agree that if elected you would benefit the community as a moderator. –  nhinkle Apr 27 at 8:30

Take a look at my responses to the Moderator Questionnaire

My goal here is to increase my visibility to community members and other community projects & discussions. I want get involved in some of the non-standard aspects of Super User.

I'm throwing my hat into the ring simply out of love for this community. Super User has been an incredible resource for me. I believe in the free-flow of information and the sharing of knowledge, which is exactly what the SE community represents.

I've utilized Super User not only to help others in need, but also to expand my knowledge by reading topics I'm unfamiliar with or trying to solve problems that require skills I don't possess.

I don't expect to end up in the top two, nor do I believe I deserve to be elected more than some of the other candidates; my involvement isn't meant to be an indication of such.

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meta questions: 11 / +45
meta answers: 10 / +24
helpful flags: 259 of 273

I'd like to be considered for the high post of moderator. Although I have a higher rep on the ServerFault SE, I do actively visit and participate in the SU SE. My approach is to doing what is necessary to advance the conversation while stopping abusive behavior. My approach is more on the quiet side and to intrude only when necessary. Help newcomers when they need it. I know my competitors have submitted more characters in their nomination than mine. But I'd rather be concise and to the point. Vote for me and I'll do a great job. Thank you for your time.

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meta questions: 1 / -5
helpful flags: 84 of 117
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gotta brighten up your nomination to stand out from the crowd –  Sathya Apr 22 at 3:52
    
Without all the fanfare, I'll do the right thing for the SU SE. Action and not glits are what is important in this position. –  mdpc Apr 22 at 19:29
    
@mdpc my point being I can't see any action –  Sathya Apr 23 at 5:07
    
What type of action are you referring to? –  mdpc Apr 23 at 6:11
    
@mdpc I know your actions, your edits, reviews etc. Others don't. Make it known :) –  Sathya Apr 23 at 13:30
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Hmmm...generally a moderators action is really behind the scenes doing the good work without a lot of publicity. I am one of those strong but quiet moderators, who do what I say, and say what I do. –  mdpc Apr 23 at 20:20
    
@mdpc that very well may be, but at first glance your participation appears far lower than many of the other candidates. If you've made a lot of valuable "quiet" contributions, you need to mention that in your nomination or else you won't appear qualified. –  nhinkle Apr 25 at 19:13

Q&A

I'm Canadian Luke, a pro-tem mod for Freelancing.SE and your best candidate for the Super User election. I'm active at flagging bad posts on SU already, with over 1 thousand flags deemed helpful! If I'm elected, it will give the other mods a break from their flagging, giving them more time to answer questions and be all-round great people for the site.

When down-voting or voting to close, I always try to leave a comment for the posters, remembering that they may not know how to properly ask or answer. This is what I feel would help foster and grow the community, showing how we work properly, while still being respectful and helping out.

I feel that by having more active moderators, it will lessen the load on each other to do the policing, so we can still hang out in chat (I'm constantly in the Ask a SU Mod room anyways), or answering questions for new users. I've been here more than 4 years helping out where I can!

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meta questions: 32 / +143
meta answers: 38 / +119
helpful flags: 1273 of 1337
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It's really great that you help out in our chat room when no moderator is currently there! Thank you for that. –  slhck Apr 22 at 5:47
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Silent down-voting is anti-social and unproductive. It's only happened to me once so far, but how am I supposed to learn to do things better if someone won't tell me what I did wrong! –  Joe Apr 22 at 7:30
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And the amount you help in meta as well to provide better/clearer understanding of the workings of the site alongside the SU stuff is really great. –  Dave Apr 22 at 7:31
    
Weren’t you previously known as Luke? –  kinokijuf Apr 25 at 16:18
    
@kinokijuf yup, long long ago... In a galaxy far, far away –  Canadian Luke Apr 25 at 16:21
    
@kinokijuf - When Luke became a mod on Freelancing SE, he changed his name to differentiate between another Luke on another SE site. As an existing mod on another site, Canadian Luke will be able to hit the ground running here! –  jmort253 Apr 28 at 1:39

I probably need no introduction to many of you - I've had a lot of postive comments prior to the primaries, and many of you have voted for me in the primaries. Thank you!) but for those of you who do,I've been a user on SU for nearly 5 years and I'm fairly visible - answering quite a few questions, commenting a lot - often to nudge a newbie in the right direction, or to let him know why his post was deleted. I've also tended to flag quite a lot of spam over time and help keep the site clean.

While my statistics are probably quite impressive (I'm the only candidate at present with a full set of notable badges, and I'm in the top 10, all time users), I believe I have more to offer. I have a good working relationship with the mods at Serverfault, Askubuntu, and Superuser and am a mod pro tempore at Software Recommendations. I don't see the potential dual moderatorship as being a big issue since there's a lot of overlap between the sites and least for now, SR has a managable flag queue.

I'm also on root access a lot, and nowadays on Ask a Superuser Moderator. I'm also active on MSU so I'm easy to find.

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meta questions: 44 / +346
meta answers: 141 / +802
helpful flags: 2204 of 2211
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The rest of the nominees are competing for one moderator slot, because the first one is going to be practically handed to you on a platter. It's well-deserved, I think. :) +1! –  allquixotic Apr 21 at 21:49
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YES JOURNEYMANGEEK FOR MY MOD PLZ BE MY MOD –  Pato Sáinz Apr 21 at 21:49
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moderator positions available: 1 –  DragonLord Apr 21 at 21:49
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Can I run as your vice-moderator? :) –  HopelessN00b Apr 21 at 21:57
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I'm tempted to sabotage your nomination such that we get to keep your full focus on Software Recommendations. But that would be wrong and selfish. So to the SU community: pick this guy. –  Undo Apr 21 at 23:39
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Yer da bomb man! I'm voting for you! –  leeand00 Apr 22 at 4:16
    
My vote is for you..you deserve it better –  Renju Chandran chingath Apr 23 at 5:43
    
I bet you could post just "Hi" and you would still get the mod position. Definitely voting for you in the primary and as my first choice in the election phase, and you deserve the diamond that you will get! –  Doorknob Apr 23 at 20:57
    
You have my vote as well. –  Richie086 Apr 23 at 22:04
    
You're in India? I don't see why you wouldn't have access to a PC: you could go to a local Internet café... –  damryfbfnetsi Apr 24 at 0:17
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My granma broke her hip, and I'm shuttling between the hospital and various relatives. Only reason I know there is an election is a dozen mentions on chat reminding me to stand. I'll fix this up in a day or two, when I get home –  Journeyman Geek Apr 24 at 1:09
    
Have my vote (Y) –  Pretzel Apr 24 at 3:43
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okay, we get it. we all love @JourneymanGeek, a lot. that being said, please stop telling him that you voted for him. it's just noise. –  strugee Apr 25 at 1:56
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You've made many great contributions to this site, and your number of helpful flags approaches the total number of flags handled by some moderators. I think you would be a natural fit for this position. –  nhinkle Apr 28 at 4:54
    
His post should say, I command the staff to make me a moderator –  Awal Garg Apr 28 at 9:11

I've been active on SU for several years now. I regularly work the review queues in order to help keep the site as tidy as possible and I use the moderator tools regularly as well for the same purpose.

When needed, I work at assisting OPs with clarifying their question in order to help the community better understand what is being asked rather than jump the gun to downvote and close as quickly as possible. I will, however, move to close a question when there is no hope for it or it truly does not belong. My job is focused on training junior engineers in troubleshooting and problems solving techniques, so I try to bring that experience to SU.

I am running to become a moderator so that I will more quickly be able to assist and tidy the site and keep the quality of questions as high as possible.

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meta questions: 4 / +14
helpful flags: 371 of 379
    
"I regularly work the review queues in order to help keep the site as tidy as possible" Why were ~650 out of ~700 total reviews during two elections you ran/run in and an obvious Reviewer badge grab in late 2012? Only ~45 reviews Nov 2012 to mid April 2014. Looks pretty irregular to me. Shouldn't there at least be a minimum of actual activity outside special events? –  Daniel Beck Apr 30 at 10:07

Moderator Questionnaire

I've been a member of Super User for a little over a year, and have grown very familiar with how we roll. I've participated in a great deal of reviewing, editing and cleaning up of the community and love keeping things tidy.

Lately my focus has been on spending as much time as I can working through the review queue, and attempting to answer and ask quality questions. One thing I love about this community is that it's easy to find quality answers to questions and not have to go digging through dirt to find gold. I would like to keep it that way!

Fortunately, I work a job where I can keep SU open and plug away at my work whilst simultaneously poking through reviewing posts. This leaves me relatively available most of the time.

Vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true.

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meta questions: 22 / +86
meta answers: 6 / +37
helpful flags: 410 of 434
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Vote Moses for Benevolent Overlord –  Mat Carlson Apr 21 at 21:20
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If I'm elected I will also write up the "SuperUser 10 Commandments" in the help center. –  Moses Apr 21 at 21:22

A guardian for the community with an open heart for newcomers.

As a member with more than three years of experience on Super User, I'm running for moderator because I can put the tools to good use for the benefit of the community.

While I mostly work "behind the scenes", I have contributed significantly to both the global and local metas. Keeping the site clean is of utmost priority to me, evident in my efforts to eliminate spam at the root. I also maintain a strong record of flagging and reviewing content, helping to keep our content quality as high as possible.

At the same time, I have worked hard in making the site friendlier to newcomers and improving overall civility. I am a firm believer in clear and respectful feedback, and have been influential in the development of a tour for beginners. In keeping with that, I always try to leave comments whenever I downvote or vote to close so that users can understand why I did so.

As a moderator, I can help keep Super User a place everyone can trust for high-quality computer hardware and software Q&A.

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meta questions: 31 / +235
meta answers: 38 / +186
helpful flags: 758 of 778
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Veteran users have earnt their right to be dicks imo. –  Pato Sáinz Apr 21 at 21:30
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@PatoSáinz as a mod on a site with a lot of dicks, I disagree –  Mark Henderson Apr 21 at 21:43
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I know I'm technically running against you, but I think you have a good solid body of contributions under your belt that would justify you becoming a moderator. I think the voting community will judge you favorably and you will have a good chance of getting voted in. –  allquixotic Apr 22 at 13:47
    
@DragonLord I like your attitude. –  Colyn1337 Apr 28 at 17:49

Fellow super users...

For many years now, you've been subject to truly horrific question, after truly horrific question, after truly horrific question after truly horrific question. Your elected moderators have toiled respectfully and politely to shield you from the worst of the worst, but the flood of st00pidity has not abated, and you all suffer needlessly as a result.

But I am here to tell you today, that the way things are is not the way they need to be.

Fellow super users, it is time to take a stand. For all your sakes, to end your suffering, I implore you... bring in a professional to handle this ceaseless wave of luser. Bring in a sysadmin. An experienced sysadmin with over a decade of experience crushing users' spirits. A sysadmin who is not afraid to wield his LART. A sysadmin who can bring his well-earned reputation of surly cruelty and snarky sarcasm to bear against the hordes that torment you.

Vote for me, that the trolls and the st00pid may tremble with fear and flee far from SuperUser and never return.

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meta answers: 1 / -8
helpful flags: 571 of 585
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Violence IS the solution! –  Wesley Apr 21 at 20:56
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You've said some pretty abhorrent things lately which team@stackoverflow.com had to discipline you for, including using gendered patriarchal insults. You're exactly who we don't need as an admin, Oh, and I see we have a whiny bitch posting a question on Meta. Fun, fun... time to check that out. - HopelessN00b. Clean your act up. –  Evan Carroll Apr 21 at 21:03
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Although you have a lot of experience at Server Fault, it is important to realize that Stack Exchange aims to be a venue for high-quality Q&A, not mindlessly bash users who intend to contribute with good faith but may not fully get how things work here. Being mean to users doesn't help us towards this goal in any way. –  DragonLord Apr 21 at 21:19
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@EvanCarroll That's a blatant lie, and you know it. I was never disciplined for that... and it was true. Besides, I don't know what you're getting all bent out of shape about... oh, wait, yes I do. Someone leaked my "ban the trolls" initiative and you realize you'll be the first one to feel the sting of my modhammer. Well... you could always try not being a troll on for size, see how that works out. –  HopelessN00b Apr 21 at 21:20
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Besides quashing noobs, is there any reason behind your sudden interest in Super User? It seems that you have relatively little prior activity on the site. –  nhinkle Apr 22 at 0:38
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Aggressive eh? Not a good trait in a moderator. –  Seth Apr 22 at 1:25
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@Psycogeek True, but the point of Stack Exchange is to provide quality information. If people want information of dubious/hilarious quality on why their butt hurts after sex, that's what Yahoo! Answers is for. –  HopelessN00b Apr 22 at 4:42
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When I first read this nomination, I got a laugh from it because I thought it was a joke. After reading these comments, I see it wasn't. Too bad. –  Joe Apr 22 at 7:43
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binge flagging at last moment just to bump up your numbers isn't nice. (23 of 44 flags have come in the last 9 hours) –  Sathya Apr 23 at 5:08
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so why wait till you put in your nomination? Why not get involved earlier? We see this trend every time there's an election, someone with low "stats" goes on a binge just to bump "stats",doesn't make it & then never returns.If you're doing for good of the site, then that's great. But your timing makes me question your motives. Your Server Fault flagging summary history is irrelevant for us(and neither is page visible except you & Mods); that's the time you've spent on Server Fault, no here. As far as Super User goes, your contributions wrt flags hasn't been much till 9 hours ago, and that's why I'm calling you out. –  Sathya Apr 23 at 9:25
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Moderators are expected to be diligent in their words and actions, leading by example. Your excessive use of expletives and derogative terms for users who might not have a lot of experience with our system worries me. Our primary goal is not to turn away new users. –  slhck Apr 23 at 10:45
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I was going to vote for you, but vote against puppy-kicking? My cat would kill me! Think of the kittens! –  Gilles Apr 24 at 14:18
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@terdon I know this is a site for enthusiasts, and that makes me a perfect for a mod here - I would ply my snarky sarcasm and vengeful cruelty very enthusiastically. –  HopelessN00b Apr 25 at 13:57
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@HopelessN00b - Can you please stop finding 2-3 year old questions and making trivial changes to them? It seems you are doing these edits for a reason which is pointless because it won't gain you votes. –  Ramhound Apr 25 at 14:17
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Wow. Since the election began, you have suggested 189 edits. Prior to the election, you had suggested one. You've made 144 flags, all but 22 of which were made since the election began. That's impressive! If you happened to not win the election, can we look forward to seeing this astounding level of activity continue in the future? –  nhinkle Apr 28 at 4:48

This election is complete.