community May 6, 2009

Stack Overflow Moderator Voting Now Open

As mentioned on March 20th, we are looking for a new Stack Overflow moderator to be chosen by the Stack Overflow community itself. I walked through the first 30 comments to that post and gathered up the nominations (except the self-nominations and those who recused themselves), and voting is now open: http://stackoverflow.com/users/vote-moderator To be eligible…
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As mentioned on March 20th, we are looking for a new Stack Overflow moderator to be chosen by the Stack Overflow community itself.

I walked through the first 30 comments to that post and gathered up the nominations (except the self-nominations and those who recused themselves), and voting is now open:

http://stackoverflow.com/users/vote-moderator

  • To be eligible to vote, you must be a Stack Overflow user with 200 reputation.

  • The list of candidates is shown in random order every time it is presented.

  • Only one vote can be cast per user. (no, it can’t be undone.)

  • After a week, the candidate with the most votes will be elected the new Stack Overflow moderator.

For those users who don’t follow the blog, we are planning to send out a user alert (similar to the badge award alerts) tomorrow to let them know the voting page is available.

Remember, we’re looking for a good moderator; someone who is above all

  • patient and fair

  • leads by example

  • shows respect for their fellow programmers in their actions and words

I suggest examining the candidates’ user pages to get a sense of what kind of moderator they might make.

I cast my vote; have you cast yours?

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