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2022 Moderator Election

nomination began
Sep 19, 2022 at 20:00
election began
Oct 3, 2022 at 20:00
election ended
Oct 11, 2022 at 20:00
candidates
4
positions
3

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!

Questionnaire
The community team has compiled questions from meta for the candidates to answer.
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

[Answer 1 here]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[Answer 2 here]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[Answer 3 here]

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

[Answer 4 here]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

[Answer 5 here]

eddex

Hi, I'm eddex. I've been an active part of this community since the very beginning. Although I can't answer as many questions as I used to, due to the fact that most questions are regarding plutus and smart contracts and I'm still not very knowledgeable in this area, I still come by this site almost every day to see where I can help.

I'd be happy to help this community grow even further as a Community Moderator. :)

Matthias Sieber

I was part of the community-elected trio of moderators last year and would like to continue ensuring a free flow of useful information to get your questions answered.

Since the last election, my vested interest in helping a community of developers building efficiently on Cardano has only increased. I co-founded Loxe Inc., a company that utilizes Cardano for their products and services, and recently have started hosting the Cardano Builders Check-In, a weekly meeting to help current and future builders on and of Cardano by providing space and community.

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

I tend to approach answers and comments at an individual level. Even if 80% of the comments are flagged, I will make sure to take swift and appropriate action on those items. 20% of valuable answers may be good enough to spark the aha-moment in some users so they can create value for the whole ecosystem with the offered solution.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I will sleep on it and if I still feel strongly about it, then I will seek clarification / understanding on the principle that was used in that moderating action via chat.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Moderators ensure that the boundary system that was agreed on by its community is utilized in ensuring appropriate discourse to the benefit of the community. Moderators should also encourage dialogue if they perceive opportunities to improve the system to the benefit of the expanding community.

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

I will try to shine bright like a diamond - like Rihanna.

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

It would take me years to provide meaningful content to get to that level. That is not my aspiration. I see my role as helping the free flow of information and that other users can get to those numbers with less stress and with more enjoyment - if they choose to do so.

Marek Mahut - StakeNuts

I'm an active community member for some time. I was the moderator of this community since the first election and I still hold the most reputation points on this SE. I would like to help with moderation as always.

I hope the community knows me and knows I can be trusted with this role.

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

It really depends on the quality of the arguments and flags. If they are quality, I confider it always better than a no-active user.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

We would bring it up to discussion in the moderator chat and come to a conclusion, as we did before.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Moderators are responsible to serve the community and make sure the value of the content post by the user is of high quality.

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

I do not care too much :) I'm a moderator since the first election and I'm used to it.

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

There is not many people who want to be actively involved in the community. I think the more the better.

Matías Falcone

Hi, everyone! My name is Matías and I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I started actively getting involved in this community 6 months ago. I find this experience very satisfying not only for the growth of the entire Cardano fam but also for my own growth as a Developer.

During these last few months trying to help the technical fellowship, I have learned a lot about how to deal with certain issues or how to solve specific development problems, since participating in Cardano StackExchange makes you research and be always up-to-date with what's happening in the ecosystem.

I think I would be a good moderator because I am always trying to encourage respectful feedback, participation and well-founded differences of opinion.

Questionnaire
  1. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?

I would encourage the user to continue producing valuable answers by giving good feedback if that's the case. I don't think this should affect the other mentioned attitude, which in that case I would try to approach the user respectfully and see why he/she is having that behaviour. Maybe he/she has a good reason or fair point to do that.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I would try to contact the other mod and give my opinion on that matter. This will help me understand why he/she did that.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Moderators should keep the community inside the limits of the established framework. They also have to provide feedback on how to improve the system. In addition to this, all their contributions should be an example, for all other users, on how to participate and provide feedback in the community.

  1. A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

"With great power comes great responsibility".

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

As I mentioned before, I believe that being a moderator will make me more effective as a Developer, Technical Leader and Entrepreneur in Cardano's community. This way I can provide more value to it, not only contributing with everything that is within my reach but also by building better products and integrations for the ecosystem.

This election is over.