2020 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 14 '20 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.


1,161 voters were eligible, 248 visited the site during the election, 205 visited the election page, and 104 voted

I am nominating myself to continue moderating the Chinese Stack Exchange site. I've been involved with this community since the Area 51 proposal defined what it would be like, ten years ago, and I've been a moderator since the first round of moderator appointments in 2013. I live in Vancouver, a large city on the west coast of Canada, and I've been learning Chinese since 2006.

I think I would make a good moderator, because I understand the Stack Exchange Network, and how it was designed. I've been on Stack Overflow since the private beta in 2008, I'm in the top 1% on that site, and it tells me that I've helped over seven million people there.

As a moderator, I have tried to do two things:

  1. Be a human exception handler, and deal with the weird stuff that occassionally happens: removing spam and guiding users when they step outside the bounds of acceptable behaviour on this site. Luckily, the users on this site mostly stay in bounds.
  2. Participate in discussions about how the community wants to change.

I am self-nominating for a position of moderator in the 2020 Chinese Language Stack Exchange Moderator Election.

Stack Exchange is primarily a user-moderated network of sites, with a philosophy of generating high-quality, reusable content whilst encouraging users to engage in self-moderation. My interactions with this site and its community have always been shaped by this philosophy: I'm one of the most active contributors towards the content quality control and filtering processes on Chinese SE, and I try to lead by example by posting some of the most well-referenced and detailed content on this site and other Stack Exchanges.

As an elected community moderator (or not!), I'll work to ensure that Chinese SE continues to generate content of exceptional quality, improve the (re)usability of the existing content on this site, and lightly encourage users to engage in self-research and to post responsibly.

Please see my answers to the questionnaire for a bit more about how I see the ♦-moderation responsibilities.

I self-nominate for diamond moderator (first time at SE; see questionnaire). I'm a native-English speaker in Beijing, aiming for HSK6.

I come from MathOverflow 1.0 (different account then); used my real name for years, which makes you accountable and careful. I believe in self-moderation; users don't need a diamond to moderate; the community has the primary responsibility for moderation.

I participate in many SE sites, e.g. Chinese.SE Meta; Meta.SE. I'm an active voter and editor. I previously participated at Islam.SE Meta; see e.g. multi-question questions and “it's not fair”.

As a diamond moderator, I'd strive to make the site polished and function smoothly, and encourage regular users to further engage in voting, editing, and self-moderation.

I am nominating myself as a candidate for the 2020 Chinese Language Community Moderator Election.

I participated in the Moderators Pro Tempore nomination process back in late 2017/early 2018, successfully nominating myself and another candidate. I have served a pro-tem moderator since Jan 2018. I have over two years experience here as a moderator and I am one of the most active moderators on the site.

An opportunity came up for our site to hold our first full-site election and I pushed for it. I have been at the forefront on Meta communicating between Community Managers and our user base about the process. This is a good opportunity for Chinese @ SE and I would like to continue to be a part of the site.

Thanks!


P.S.: I have changed my username, now, from the default one. I have also edited my profile to say something. Also, please see my answers to the questionnaire, if you want to get a better idea about me.

  • "...this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them" So, perhaps a bit more about your personal profile? @user3306356. This is not your penitentiary number is it? :) – Wayne Cheah Jun 30 '20 at 2:19
  • No pressing need to add a bio, but I support the idea of changing your username to something more human and immediate – blackgreen Jun 30 '20 at 7:54
  • @WayneCheah Updated now. – Mou某 Jun 30 '20 at 8:52
  • @blackgreen Updated now. – Mou某 Jun 30 '20 at 8:52

I nominate myself as a candidate for the 2020 Chinese Language Community Moderator Election.

Why would I be a good moderator:

  1. I have a lot of free time and visit the forums very often. If a moderator is needed in some instances, I would most likely be available. I also read every post, no spam or inappropriate language can escape me.

  2. I am a pragmatic man. I always treat people fairly and with respect, including those who disagree with me.

  3. If good moderating is doing as little as possible, I would be an ideal moderator. I believe in this practice too.

  4. I am currently a moderator at https://www.reddit.com/r/CantonesePlus/ So, I do have some experience. Delete spams might be the only moderating duty I had ever done.

Please see my answers to the questionnaire to learn more about my thinging

  • I was messing around with the Chinese.SE user stats. Tang Ho is not only the highest rep user, he doubles the second highest, and is the only one at >= 40k. That's pretty impressive O_o – blackgreen Jun 29 '20 at 22:10
  • 冇問題 (Mou5 man6 tai4) :) – Wayne Cheah Jun 30 '20 at 2:26

This election is complete.