1

In the moderator elections, is it possible to nominate another user?

I only see how to nominate yourself.

  • 4
    Yes: Go to their house and shout at them until they nominate themselves. I think the idea is that people have to want to be nominated. :) – Stu Pegg Oct 28 '13 at 22:45
  • Lol, OK thanks. – RJ Cuthbertson Oct 29 '13 at 1:56
  • Although there has been a precedent where the person was away: meta.sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/467/1529 – Stu Pegg Oct 29 '13 at 8:32
  • Mechanically? No, it is not possible to nominate another user, and ali's answer covers that part. However, if you think a certain user may be a viable candidate, it's quite fine to tell them they have your support in, say, chat. – Grace Note Oct 30 '13 at 13:46
  • I definitely think there should be a way to nominate someone, but they have the option to decline, such as a setting in their profile. – Mike Nov 2 '13 at 16:58
0

there are three phases:

1.Nomination

In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 300 reputation may nominate themselves to be a community moderator.

Nominees are required to construct a small, freely editable introduction to describe why they might make a good community moderator. Comments are active during the length of the nomination phase – please comment freely, particularly if there is any way a nominee introduction can be improved or refined to be more clear.

All nominees are displayed in most recently nominated first order.

Nominations are not binding; nominees may withdraw at their discretion at any point during the nomination phase.

After 7 days, the top 30 nominees, ordered by reputation, advance to the primary phase. However, if there are 10 candidates or less, we skip directly to the election phase.

2.Primary

In the primary phase, all nominees advance to preliminary community voting. Any community member with 150 reputation may vote in the primary.

There is no commenting in this phase, only one up or down vote per candidate. The candidate vote scores are all public. Initial voting should provide a rough sense of which candidates are most electable.

All candidates are displayed in random order.

The primary is not binding; nominees may withdraw at their discretion at any point during the nomination phase.

After 4 days, the top 10 candidates based on primary vote score proceed onward to the election phase.

3.Election

In the election phase, up to 10 candidates advance to final community voting. Any community member with 150 reputation may vote in the election.

Each community member has 3 votes. Please cast your votes in order of preference, starting with the most desirable candidate first.

All candidates are displayed in random order.

The vote tallies are private until the election is complete.

After 4 days, the final voting results will be freely downloadable from this page forever, and we will calculate the winners using OpenSTV with the Meek STV method.

so the point I think is to nominate yourself, what if a user doesn't want to be nominated but gets a good result so gets put forward but doesn't commit? So I guess nominating yourself is the best solution as it would show you want the position and will spend the time as a mod because you want to :)

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .