2022 Moderator Election

nomination began
Sep 26, 2022 at 20:00
election began
Oct 10, 2022 at 19:34
election cancelled
Oct 10, 2022 at 19:34

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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

Nicolas Raoul

Posting answers and questions here since 2013, it seems like I am #4 in terms of reputation. I am also a moderator on Software Recommendations since 2015.

I am a big fan of open data, and curate a few datasets. I believe that our QA site has a great role to play connecting people and datasets. I am perfectly happy with the current Open Data moderators, but if more are needed then I am happy to help.

On Software Recommendations I tend to let the community decide on policy issues, and only use moderation tools when required, for instance to fight spam.

On a personal note, I sometimes downvote answers about datasets that are not open (we are "Open" Data after all) though I am more tolerant for topics where open datasets probably do not exist. Also, I prefer answers that describe one dataset well, rather than answers that are just a list of links. I don't think this will influence my moderation activity, though.


Hi there, I'm Pluviophile. I've spent a lot of time as a user helping curate site content via review queues improving the quality of the site. I equally enjoy helping new users produce better posts.

I'm willing to serve the community as a moderator because I believe I have the knowledge and temperament to excel at the job.

This election is over.