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2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
May 31, 2021 at 20:00
election began
Jun 14, 2021 at 20:00
election ended
Jun 22, 2021 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!

Dylan Crocker (nalyd88)


I am a long time community member (Early 2018) and have also run a stake pool since the Incentivized testnet (Dec 2019)! I really enjoy helping the Cardano community by answering questions and building projects. My team and I have released many tutorials and instructional videos/articles as well as answering a ton of questions in our team Telegram. We've also contributed several projects to the community such as I believe that my background and experience would help me to serve as a good moderator for this site.

It is very important for the Cardano community to get this Beta StackExchange site off the ground and established as a full fledged QA site! To do this we need to keep getting high quality questions and answers provided here and drive more new people to use the site. It's part of the moderator's job to help foster a friendly and beneficial environment to encourage community participation. I would love to be able to continue helping to do this as a moderator, but regardless I will continue as a contributor!

Thank you! Dylan


I am eager to serve Cardano is some way. I will try and be a constructive moderator. I have sufficient free time to actively contribute to Cardano StackExchange. I am currently in Plutus pioneer program and planning to get involved more. I had proposed this site and willing to commit a large amount of time to ensure its sucess.

Marek Mahut - StakeNuts

My name is Marek and I would like to nominate myself as a moderator for our Cardano community.

You might know me as a stake pool operator of StakeNuts (NUTS). I'm a long community member and has been part of the ITN, F&F testnets and lately part of the Alonzo Blue testnets.

I founded a company Five Binaries, which is working very hard to improve the Cardano infrastructure for developers. Our flagship product is, an instant, scalable and free API for Cardano developers.

In the past, I have been a Cardano Ambassador in the moderator role, helping people mostly on the Telegram channels. I have dreamed that Cardano will one day get a Stack Exchange space, as I find it one of the best tools to help not only new users into our ecosystems but also share the vast knowledge of many skilled developers.

Please review my reputation so far.

I'm quite new when it comes to Stack Exchange and I'm still discovering all the tools that are becoming unlocked by the reputation system, but I'm learning quick. :)

Thank you for your trust,



Hi there! I'm a software developer with a huge interest in the Cardano ecosystem. I don't own a stake pool, nor am I part of the Plutus pioneers program. But I'm working on a small side project that makes use of Cardano in my free time. Therefore I spend quite some time on the Cardano stack exchange every day, not only to get my questions answered but also to help other members of the community.

Cheers 🎉

Matthias Sieber

I am nominating myself for the role of community moderator.

Like many of you, I am fascinated by the mission-driven people behind Cardano. In the startup-scene, which I have been a part of most of my over two decades long career as a software engineer, we always hear the mantra to make the world a better place. This is often just lip service, but with Cardano we have the chance and the responsibility to make a real difference.

Community is the driving factor and the difference between success and failure. My background in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, mediation, and facilitation of community dialogues shall be more helpful in co-creating this space than my contributing and leading roles in software engineering (incl. being a plutus pioneer).

I humbly request your consideration for this meaningful role.

- LinkedIn StackExchange profile GitHub


Ok, we have a shortage of candidates and nobody is nominating themselves on the basis of what I consider important to further this site at this stage.

As I see it we need moderators who:

  • Know or are prepared to learn the tools and mechanics of moderating a StackExchange site

  • Want to address the needs of Developers, StakePool operators, enthusiasts and the Cardano curious.

  • Define and aim for consistency and quality for Guidelines/help, tags, etc.

    • Developers - adopt StackOverflow's guidelines

    • StakePool operators - deployment and operation Q's, no overt advertising

    • Enthusiasts - Cardano questions, not "How is project/announcement x going?"

    • Curious - Broad questions, not "compared to ...?"

  • Promote discussion and decisions about what is on/off-topic

  • Contribute constructively to helping new users improve the quality of their posts and feel good about their early experiences.

  • Guide bad behavior into better future interactions

  • Promote growth in every sense of the word

I have done some of the above, but not all. I will serve if voted for and follow StackExchange and community advice to steer my course. Thanks

This election is over.