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2023 Moderator Election

nomination began
Oct 17, 2023 at 20:00
election began
Oct 31, 2023 at 20:00
election ended
Nov 8, 2023 at 20:00

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!

End Anti-Semitic Hate

I'll throw my hat in the ring so we have an actual election and so the community is offered a choice.

I've been a community member of Hardware Recommendations for 8 years. I also have been a community moderator of Hardware Recommendations' sister site Software Recommendations since 2018. If elected, I will apply the same moderation philosophies here:

  1. The community belongs to the community, not the moderators. As such, all decisions are to be made by the community and not be heavy-handed moderators.

  2. Rules exist only to help our community. Thus all rules that SE allows to be changed are subject to change by the community, if the community decides it is best to do so.

  3. Everyone is welcome except spammers.

  4. Everyone is expected to treat each other with respect and with kindness. No exceptions.

  5. In line with #4, moderators are especially expected to treat community members kindly and with respect. With power comes responsibility; especially the responsibility to be kind and respectful.

Hi! I'm JMY1000

I’m a longtime tech enthusiast, with a deep passion for technology—particularly consumer and enterprise computer hardware. I’ve followed my passions into my career, including time at two of the largest chip designers.

I’ve been a member of Hardware Recs for close to 6 years, and I’ve enjoyed the chance to share my passion with others. This site can be challenging to write for due to ever-changing nature of the hardware world. I’ve always prioritized explaining the how and why of my recommendations, so they'll be useful to future readers and other authors even as the world changes. I want to bring this approach to the moderation team for the site.

Hardware Recommendations is always knee-deep in reviews in queue—something I’ll continue to assist with as a moderator. If elected, I promise to follow Stack Exchange mission while focusing on these guidelines:

  1. Ensure the needs of the community are met and guidelines are followed

  2. Emphasize community and knowledge-building

  3. Get users the answers they high-quality answers need over closing questions

  4. Curate a kind and welcoming environment open to all

Thanks for reading my nomination!

This election is over.