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2017 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 May 30 '17 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

1,974 voters were eligible, 716 visited the site during the election, 462 visited the election page, and 244 voted

Ok, I'll bite.

My name is Mike. Most of the regulars here have run into me one time or another. I've been around here for 7 years and I've always find a solution from Google that points back to here, which is what I love about Stack Exchange sites!

Some stats on me:

  • Have been working with SharePoint since 2010
  • 49 Badges
  • 709k people reached (don't answer too much)
  • 551 posted edited
  • 446 flags cast
  • 1,800+ votes cast
  • 2,040+ reviews

I want to keep SharePoint StackExchange a CLEAR and STRUCTURED place to find an answer you are looking for. These are not just forums, it's a knowledgebase and without clarity and the right structure, it can become ignored and lose it's reputation.

I was the runner-up last election. My answers to candidate questions.

  • Finally you decided to join as nominee to be moderator. It's expected and appreciated, because you always have insightful thoughts on meta. – Benny Skogberg May 18 '17 at 19:20
  • Thanks Benny! I really appreciate your support. I really just want to further my understanding of SP.SE as well as mold and shape it's structure to be the best type of reference/help site it can be! – Mike May 18 '17 at 19:49

StackExchange has helped me grow technically and also at so many times saved me.

I feel a sense of responsibility & gratitude towards the community which I'll like to embrace more and give more to this beloved family of mine.

I spend everyday at least an hour on the site and would be humbled if I get to be a moderator. I'll give my best to expand and make the community better.

I would like to nominate myself as a moderator for the SharePoint StackExchange community as I visit here almost daily.

I love to answer the questions asked here, suggest people to look for the answers or ask a new question here and make sure they get the correct answers. This drives more traffic to this community.

I have also networked with many brilliant SharePoint experts here who have increased my knowledge over the years. And I'm still learning something new on this community everyday.

Some of the contributions from my side:

  • ~1.0m people reached
  • 275 helpful flags
  • 269 posts edited
  • 418 votes cast
  • 651 Answers
  • 16 Questions
  • Member for 5 years, 10 months
  • visited 1309 days, 3 consecutive

Most importantly I haven't contributed to the community for the sake of becoming a moderator, I joined the community to learn and share my experience with those in need. I don't know what powers are given to the moderators and keen to unlock those potentials.

I have answered some of the questions here:
2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Please do ask if you've any questions

I'm M.Qassas, I joined this community a year ago. I know very well that helping people is a great job that we should all try.I hope to convey my humble experience as well as to learn from experts on this site.

I have nominated myself because I am in this community most of the time and I feel that I can do something that might help to keep up this great community.

Kindly, check my thoughts at 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

[SharePoint SE Stats]:

  • Member for 1 year
  • 906 answers
  • 916 Posts
  • ~162k people reached
  • 1170 profile views
  • Visited 328 days, 313 consecutive. I'm here every day
  • 784 posts edited
  • 231 helpful flags
  • 1,223 Revisions
  • 468 votes
  • 548 reviews
  • 232 Suggestions
  • 17,206 total reputations
    • Top 10 contributors of all times
    • 2nd top contributor in 2016
    • 1st top contributor in 26 weeks, 7 months, 3rd, 4th quarter of 2016
    • 1st top answers for Project Server, PWA and MS Project tags
  • 55 Badges.
    • 3 Gold,
    • 11 Silver,
    • 41 Bronze.
  • dear @M.Qassas I really appreciate your and anyone's answer who helps me to fight my errors during my developing career, especially i thank M.Qassas who always helps me. I disagree with danny because mr m.qassas uses his screenshots to make it clearer and easier to solve the errors – Nderon Hyseni May 17 '17 at 20:05
  • @NderonHyseni thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words :) – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP May 17 '17 at 21:49
  • @M.Qassas, I like about your answers is most of them are step by step with detail explanation. I appreciate your work here in community. Keep up the good work. – P S May 18 '17 at 4:52
  • @PS Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your kind words for my efforts, Really thank you your words made me very happy :) – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP May 18 '17 at 7:22
  • Excellent job ! All the best . – Imen Turki May 19 '17 at 20:10
  • If you didn't nominate you, I would have. You are an exceptionally genuine and knowledgeable man. One that would not use authority for vanity. You are a credit to our society and I for one am grateful for you. You'd make a great moderator! I would also mention Danny '365CSI' Engelman - very detailed and helpful man. – Mike Rooker May 20 '17 at 16:17
  • @ImenTurki Thank you so much :) – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP May 22 '17 at 16:10
  • @MikeRooker Thank you so much. I fully appreciate your kind words :) you made my day :) – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP May 22 '17 at 16:14

I am a SharePoint Administrator having experience of Farm setup (MOOS 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, OWA, Project Server and OOS). I worked on Migration from Lotus note to sharepoint also from sharepoint 2007 to 2010, 2010 to 2013, 2013 to 2016. I worked on configuration of ADFS,IRMS, OWA to sharepoint, office 365, network Load balancing. Also having knowledge of DR and BCP plan.

I also involved on Creation of a Content DB and maintaining it. involves maintenance of various logging databases in SQL Server. Compressing of logging Databases is also done by SharePoint admins since they grow in size considerably.

I Think all my experience will help many sharepoint user or new comer or experienced administrator to drill down issue and resolve.

  • It would be great if you had more participation (and eventually moderation) badges :-) I hope you will keep participating and get more reputation! – Nicolas Raoul May 16 '17 at 6:34
  • Can you please post the answers at this link - and follow the instructions to link the answer here. – Gautam Sheth May 18 '17 at 8:16

I am SharePoint Developer, have experience in SharePoint infrastructure, administration, powershell and troubleshooting on SharePoint 2013 On Premise and Online.

I think, my experience and passion & time towards this community will help make it nice place for everyone. New-comer will feel welcome and also understand the rule of the community.

  • It would be great if you had more participation (and eventually moderation) badges :-) I hope you will keep participating and get more reputation! – Nicolas Raoul May 16 '17 at 6:34
  • hi, Can you please post the answers at this link - and follow the instructions to link the answer here. – Gautam Sheth May 18 '17 at 8:16

I am Waqas Sarwar SharePoint MVP,have experience in SharePoint infrastructure, administration, powershell and troubleshooting. I am also moderator on the Microsoft Social forums for SharePoint 2010, 2013 & 2016.I love on sharing and helping others this give me peace. I feel proud when someone respond and say his issue resolved. Check my Response here

That's the reason I joined SE on 12/21/2013, Out of 1242 days I visited SE 1235 Days. Here are couple of stats:

  • Reputation: 41,571 (#1)
  • Answers: 2627 (# 1)
  • Flags: 871
  • Vote: 1905
  • Edited: 1792


  • Gold: 9
  • Silver: 23
  • Bronze: 44

Review Stats:

  • First Post: 3273 (# 1 in the list)

  • Low Quality Posts: 1480 (# 1)

  • Late Answers: 1133 (# 1)

  • Reopen Votes: 136 (# 2 )

  • Edits: 1834 (# 3)

  • Close Votes: 460 (# 3 )

I think, my experience and passion & time towards this community will help make it nice place for everyone. New-comer will feel welcome and also understand the rule of the community.

I think, it would be great honor for me to nominated for the moderator position.

  • thank you, Yes I did . – Waqas Sarwar MVP May 16 '17 at 14:53
  • With all the work you put in answering questions, and flagging content which doesn't fulfill the guidelines of the SP.SE community, its very nice to see your nomination to be moderator. I wish you all the best in the election. – Benny Skogberg May 19 '17 at 6:25
  • Thank you Benny Skogberg. I am always looks opportunity for improvement. – Waqas Sarwar MVP May 19 '17 at 18:17
  • Good luck . All the best ! – Imen Turki May 19 '17 at 20:11

This election is complete.