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2013 Moderator Election

nomination began
Oct 28, 2013 at 20:00
election began
Nov 4, 2013 at 20:00
election ended
Nov 12, 2013 at 20:00

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!

We have a chatroom for this election! Please join us in the 2021 SharePoint Stack Exchange Moderator Election Chat.

I'm here every day, I try to answer anything in my wheel house, I edit/review/flag appropriately. Not much more to say really. I'll let me rep and review history speak for itself.

Have been part of SharePoint StackExchange for about 2.5 years now and have come to love the community a lot. This is a placen where I get to share my knowledge about SharePoint and at the same time, learn a lot from fellow community members.

I really appreciate the work done by the moderators and the members in keeping this community free from spam and maintaining the top notch quality of questions as well as answers. Compared to other SP forums, SPSE is really leaps and bounds ahead in content and quality.

I would like to nominate myself as a moderator so that I can help the community in even more ways than I do now.

Statistics and Numbers:

  1. Started with SharePoint 2.5 years back and have been part of SPSE since then.

  2. In the top 20 users by all time reputation.

  3. Total 275 answers with 222 Comments and 345 Responses totaling to 5.6K+ reputation

  4. Visited 680 days since I have been a member.

  5. 131 Revisions, 68 Reviews, 11 Helpful flags and 10 suggestions

When I told my fellow colleagues, I was going to learn SharePoint they almost had me shot. I come from a background of Information Architecture (within the field of User Experience) where SharePoint is not seen in the light of what it can accomplish. My view of the matter is that SharePoint can be a great tool, both useful and simple enough for users not living their lives with a computer, tablet or smartphone. However, to reach that goal, you need to configure, program and govern SharePoint the right way. This is where SharePoint.SE come into play, where knowledge sharing is at its best.

My main goal as a moderator would be to get new users to stay on the site. We have many "one shot users" who register, post a question, get an answer and disappear. This is the single most important question, imho, for our community. We need to make these casual visitors stay a little bit longer. Other SE metrics are fine, but new user’s interest is not. If I were elected, I would focus on having new users stay longer and have them explore the knowledge treasure we all govern.

"In other news" I have leadership skills from 10+ years as Project Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager.

Dear SharePoint lovers,

I have been working on SharePoint for about 3 years and I have been on SharePoint Stack Exchange for 2 years. I joined the community when I started development on SharePoint and since than found it very useful. I have been an active member of SharePoint Stack Exchange, following are few stats:

Among TOP 30 contributors of all time

328 Answers having 6 Answers with 5 upvotes

168 Revisions, 17 Reviews, 13 Suggestions

member for 2 years, 3 months

visited 259 days

I rely most of the times on SharePoint Stack Exchange for enhancing my knowledge and getting my issues resolved or my questions answered.

As a moderator I believe my responsibility will be to make sure the content on SharePoint Stack Exchange is up-to-mark, all questions are related, respect the fellow community members, participation in meta community and so on.

I understand the responsibilities and hereby declare myself as a NOMINEE FOR MODERATOR

As one of the newest members of SP StackExchange, I have quickly risen up as one of the top contributors on the site.

During my 8 month of membership I have became one of the top 25 contributors of all times.

I try to always help the new guys feel welcome in the community, while I teach them to follow the ground rules. It was not to long ago that I was in the same position as they are now.

Some stats:

  • member for 8 months
  • visited 227 days
  • 325 answers, 1 question, 5420p
  • Total number of reviews ~ 1400
  • ~ 400 helpful flags
  • 24 badges; 3 gold, 9 silver
  • 360 votes

It would be a great honor to be nominated for the position as moderator of the community I learned to love!

Hey SharePoint enthusiasts,

I have been a part of the SharePoint community of StackExchange for over 3 1/2 years! I have had plenty of experience with SharePoint and have had prior forum moderator experience. I visit the site almost everyday.

I would like to nominate myself as a moderator for the following reasons:

  • The most reviews (383) in the Late Answers category
  • The most reviews (1230) in the First Posts category
  • Currently display 55 badges including 3 gold badges
  • Have 350+ helpful flags
  • Currently at the top of my game and this community with moderation.

I would like to add that I want to make SharePoint StackExchange work for YOU. Whatever is need that is in my grasps to make SP.SE a better place or work in a better fashion, I'm all ears. I also respond to requests via email. I would be the moderator you can talk to freely.

Why would you nominate me ?

  • I have been member of SharePoint exchange for nearly 2 years with high attendance rate. I visited site for 538 days out of 665 since I became a member.
  • I up vote a lot too, I have up voted 1,421 and only down voted 3 times. I don't believe in down voting as it doesn't do any good.
  • I raised 109 helpful flags.
  • I am addicted to SharePoint Exchange and SharePoint.
  • Involvement in SharePoint meta.
  • I believe in following rules and building communities.
  • Added Tags for SharePoint certification exams.

What difference am I going to make as Moderator ?

  • Keep SharePoint exchange spam free as I almost go through every post almost everyday.

  • Keep a friendly environment for users and settle disputes effectively.

  • I ask a lot of questions (mostly good questions I guess), somehow I believe it's a good skill to have for a moderator, as it helps improving any type of system (e.g. SE).

  • We are facing problems with not so many returning users and empty chat room, which is something we can focus on. I got a plan but will need help from other moderators.

  • I will take steps for building SE Community :-)

This election is over.