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After the site graduates from beta, elections will be held to choose moderators. For the beta period, Stack Exchange staff will decide who the moderators are, but it's best if volunteers put themselves forward and receive a favorable community response.

  • I do suggest that (contrary to how this is normally done outside of SE) that people who are interested nominate themselves freely - I can think of a dozen people who could contribute as moderators - including @flimzy and mnementh
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Dec 23, 2011 at 5:43

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Following the guidelines above, I accept the nomination. I am not prone to pushing myself forward but I (think) I would both enjoy and learn from being a moderator - and would try my best to do a good job if selected.

I was not a big contributor to the original Area51 discussions about the site, mostly because I only started getting involved in Stackexchange fairly recently - joining SO in July when my job changed to a more technical one again.

However since the Beta launched I have found myself enjoying contributing to the site and the discussion about how it should evolve. You will see from my record, that I am personally more interested in helping to research and answer questions than pose them myself, and that is always going to me my primary contribution here, but I have also been involved in non Q&A activities, such as editing a lot of tags to build the site as a resource. I have seen the moderators work here and on other SE sites, and it is sometimes a difficult line to walk between being welcoming and keeping things on-topic. I realize that being moderator does not mean that you set the areas that are on or off-topic, that is for the community - so I would continue to participate in the meta discussions about the direction here.

I am based in the USA but I am originally from the UK so I have some understanding that although this is an English language site, it has users all over the world.


I'll throw my hat in the ring

A DForck42

A DForck42

I'm a pro tem mod on literature.stackexchange.com, and I love movies as well as books.



profile for Shads0 at Movies, Q&A for film aficionados

profile for Shads0 at Movies Meta, Q&A about the site for film aficionados

I'll throw my hat in the ring if for nothing else to say I tried.

I love movies and have always been interested in the trivia of movies and little quirks that can intrigue me. I may not consider myself the De facto movie buff but I do know more than the average person and am always willing to research for an answer or offer my thoughts if a concrete answer does not exist/is hard to find.

As far as SE experience goes, I am relatively new to the network of sites, joining SF in late July and while I have not gotten a high rep, I have a very high FW (currently 653) so I do know how to weed useful items from not and I am not wholly new to the concept of being a moderator or a type of representative for a collective or being in any type of position of power.

  • Its strange that you got less up-votes.
    – Ankit Sharma Mod
    Jan 25, 2013 at 22:45




I'm interested in helping out temporarily. I really think that this site has a lot of potential to be a great site. But first we need a solid scope.

I revoke my decision got some things to handle. Sorry about that.

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