2017 Moderator Election

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

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

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


This election ended Oct 9 '17 at 18:00.

Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution

This election was cancelled due to insufficient participation. See meta for details.

The StackExchange sites have brought an element of gamification to Q&A. I'm interested in the future of that development as well as in CS theory. A project in the intersection of these interests is the Complexity Guessing Game; see also its "financial" variant the Complexity Option Game.

I have a 15K reputation (which includes all the moderator badges) at MathOverflow, in particular I have earned the most rep of all users there in the tag computability-theory. Moderating over here at CSTheory could be a natural next step in my "StackExchange career". I'd answer and ask while with moderating, to learn more and bring my rep to a respectable level.

I'd be interested in exploring what can be done to enhance the intersection of StackExchange/gamification and CS theory. Games on Boolean circuits or other computational models? Earning SE points by playing a game about theoretical CS? Integration with proof assistants?

This election is complete.