I am pleased to announced that 'Rory Alsop' has generously agreed to step up to fill the role of a provisional pro tem moderator!
Thank you Rory!
That's not a slight against anyone I was not able to chose in this round of appointments. There are members who are actively involved and very deserving of recognition. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community and hopefully we'll be able to set up those elections soon.
Our Moderator coverage in general has been a bit light on this site, so I would like to appoint another moderator to assure that we have adequate coverage.
Are you interested? I will refer to this thread when making my next appointment. Self-nominations are okay (and encouraged!), but if you know someone who has done a bang-up job in helping folks navigate the nuances of what makes this site "work", I am taking suggestions for folks who interested in actively growing a community.
Leave your suggestion below with a link to their (or your) profile (meta and main site) with a bit of a description of why you feel they would make a good Moderator ♦. Ideal candidates should:
- Want the responsibility. They should (ideally) be on the site at least every other day, and have at least a few hours each week to tend to flags and whatever issues come up
- Be consistently patient and fair in their dealings with the community
- Be knowledgeable enough about the topic to be able to judge the quality of posts, and identify cleverly crafted spam
- Be ready to lead the community to help you do your jobs. Teach people how to flag properly, encourage a culture of editors and strong reviewers
- Understand and embrace our theory of moderation
Thank you and to anyone interested… good luck!