2018 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 Jul 10 '18 at 20:00.

The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote. 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.

1,408 voters were eligible, 309 visited the site during the election, 212 visited the election page, and 94 voted


I'd like to gain a deeper understanding of (a) theoretical computer science and (b) the StackExchange system of sites. Also it seems like it should be fairly easy to do a reasonable job. I have >15K rep on MathOverflow so am pretty familiar with SE sites. I like how SE sites make micro-publishing into a kind of game, and I developed a couple of TCS-related games:

The Complexity Guessing Game

The Complexity Option Game

I have some papers on computability theory and theoretical computer science (automata theory) but looking to learn more.

I have a 100% helpful flag record on MathOverflow.


I care deeply about the cstheory stackexchange community.

As a moderator, it would be my duty to:

(1) Ensure that researchers, students, and professionals can continue to share meaningful questions and answers

(2) Patiently and fairly assign flags, tags, and reviews

(3) Prevent and resolve issues

I have a strong sense of respect and appreciation for all of the mathematicians and computer scientists who contribute on the cstheory stackexchange platform.

As a moderator, I promise to:

(a) Be active

(b) Be responsive

(c) Be welcoming

This election is complete.