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2015 Moderator Election

nomination began
Feb 2, 2015 at 20:00
primary began
Feb 9, 2015 at 20:00
election began
Feb 13, 2015 at 20:00
election ended
Feb 17, 2015 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!


I've been part of this stack since it was a lowly Area51 refugee looking for support (double digit ID!) and have been active since. Not only asking questions and answering them, but helping to police it as well and dictate its direction in Meta.

If I am elected, my main direction would be in helping out newbies with their mistakes. I shall endeavor to avoid the knee-jerk reflex of closing newbie questions on sight without proper explanation. For instance, I'm a particular fan of the "identify this" questions, which pose something of a challenge to most newbies. Communicating with newbies and guiding them through how SE works is key.


I've been an appointed Pro-Tem Moderator since the launch of the public beta, and pretty much the only active moderator for the last year or so.

I think I've demonstrated some of the skills of being a moderator over this time, in particular:

  • I try to be regularly on the site, usually more than once every day to deal with flags. This has been particularly important over the last year, but the community members have been great in supporting me in this area!

  • I believe I have been patient and even handed when dealing with the few disputes we've had between users. However I've had no hesitation in dealing with the fortunately rare disruptive or deliberately spamming users.

  • I tend to use the moderator super-close very rarely, usually in the case of clear cut off-topic questions or spam. I would prefer for 'grey area' questions to be left open for the community to either close or find value in them than to curate the site too closely.

There are some areas that I think I could definitely improve - in particular contributing to ideas to promote and improve the site, such as the weekly Topic challenge started by Napoleon Wilson.


I would like to nominate myself as well. I have been an avid member of this site since private beta and have tried to actively participate by asking and answering as well as shaping its structure through meta participation and moderation. I have since accumulated quite some experience with the workings of this great site and the history of its development.

I have visited the site almost daily over the last 3 years and am not intending to stop that. While my usual day to day work here is already largely maintenance and moderation tasks, I think moderator abilities, while coupled to a larger responsibility, would enable me to carry out those tasks more effectively. I have also tried to engage in some community building efforts to help this community see its site as a larger picture than "just" Q&A and I'm looking forward to putting the powers of a moderator to good use there, too.

Over the course of my membership I have tried to open my views about the acceptable questions further into a more constructive direction. I often happen to edit interesting closed questions into reopenability and am willing to guide new users towards acquaintance with the intricacies of this place.


I'll throw my hat in the ring as well. I have been an active member since the early beta, on the site as well as on meta.

I have a big passion for movies and TV shows and this site has become my home for exploring all those interesting questions and answers that come with the love for the screen.

I have longstanding experience with the SE network and its inner workings. I have not been running for moderator yet anywhere, mainly because I never did feel at home at the other sites as I do here.

Why would I be a good moderator?

  • I know and respect the community and its opinion. I will always follow the existing community consensus and try help developing one where it does not exist yet.
  • I enjoy moderating and improving the site. I think we have an opportunity to shape something great here, a pool of knowledge where people like to contribute and help each other. That's why I think it's important to keep the site clean from the beginning and organize the content we have, so that this stays a place that people like to browse as well as add their own questions and answers.
  • I would love to develop the community further, e.g. by starting our own blog in the network.

I'd like to nominate me as a candidate to be a Movies & TV's moderator.

Below are the few reasons you might consider voting for me:

  • I've been using Movies & TV since the private beta

  • I visit the site lots of times every working day

  • Experienced with moderation tools

  • Reviewed lots of questions and answers

  • Raised 19 helpful flags.

  • Asked 69 questions and answered 25

  • I'm the highest gold badge holder in MTV (17 :D)

  • Most of my questions have brought the people to our site from google search.

Few of them are,

What's the significance of Cobb's ring in Inception?

How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?

What is the real reason for the Joker's scars?


I want to put my hat in the ring.

I deserve the spot because of:

  • User from 3 years. I Helped in building Strong community and presented my point straight forward.
  • Trusted user from beta stage of this site.
  • Constantly active on chat rooms.
  • Decent history in raising flags and review task.
  • Never misused my power to vote and flag.
  • Promoted our site by creating a chat room and an unofficial Facebook page.

I am used to the trusted user moderator tools and by participating in other SE too learned how to deal with different people.

Due to being in different time zone (EST) then majority, I can help to keep the International nature of the site thriving.


I am self-nominating for moderator. For the following reasons, I think I deserve your vote:

I love movies, but as a moderator, keeping M&TV viable, free of clutter, and functioning flawlessly is my first priority.

I am on here nearly every day. I've been on here 571 days since joining.

I am always doing review tasks. If I see there is a review to be done, I do it.

I have raised 117 helpful flags. I know what is on/off topic.

I'm active with over 5k points, which shows I answer and post questions.

I am not one to jump on an answer just to answer. I believe questions deserve good answers.

I try hard, though I’m not infallible. I edit posts for clarity (239/500 towards Copy Editor) to create good Q/A's.

I’m active on the meta and chat when I need to be. I lurk there quite often just to see what's going on.

I’m proposing the establishment of a blog site for M&TV. This will provide an outlet for many, add content which is off-topic for the main site, and allow for viable industry information which would be hard to put into a Q/A format.

If you feel as I do, please vote for me to become a new moderator.


I may not have been around Movies & TV as long as some of the other candidates, but I've still managed to amass 5k in rep in less than 1.5 years, which has me at #32 overall (as of writing this). Sure there are others who have amassed more in the same amount of time, but score isn't everything to be a good leader. I've earned some nifty badges, some that not many can't yet claim to have, but anyone can earn badges.

I'm very active in the reviews queue, with over 18 pages of review actions. I flag, I close, I do my level best to keep the site clean of cruft and bad questions, but I also do my best to encourage users providing these bad questions to improve. A successful community cannot be run with an iron fist, constantly pounding away at the low quality contributers without at least making an effort to help them improve.

Movies & TV has become a site I visit on a nearly daily basis. I interact with many members here, and have done what I can to see this site to graduation. I love movies and television, and even worked as a projectionist for free movies.

With your vote, I'm confident I'll be one of the three moderators this site needs, like Gotham needs Batman.


I have been a long-time fan of movies and TV, as well as a long-time fan of StackExchange. While relatively new to the Movies & TV site, I have amassed a solid reputation in less than a year's time with both questions and answers. I've earned a Mortarboard badge, as well as 4 Good Answer and 2 Notable Question badges (both silver) along the way.

Stopping by the M&T section of SE is an almost daily occurance for me, earning me an Enthusiast badge. I am a big proponent of spreading knowledge, and would love the opportunity to moderate this section of SE. I also spend a considerable amount of time on Stack Overflow, since Programming is what pays the bills in my house. :o)

I am most proud of my Populist badge, a badge which has only been given out 4 times on this SE site! :o)

I have been working dilligently to increase my reviews, without wanting to be a "review hog" and snap them all up because I know people enjoy doing it. I think that speaks to me all-around understanding of how to keep people involved in the site, while continuing to do my part, and I feel that as a moderator that is a big part of building the community.


I am a relatively new member to the Movie & TV StackExchange, having only been a member for 3 months, but I have visited and participated nearly every day. I am also active on the Science Fiction & Fantasy SE.

I specialize mainly in Movie and TV ID questions, but am always willing to answer other questions if I know them. I have earned 14 different badges, 18 total, including a silver Enthusiast badge. I have earned a Nice Answer badge here (and 9 on the SF&F SE site).

Since earning the Review privilege, I try to do my part at least once a day in going through the queue and making any vote/edit/actions as fairly as possible and to the best of my abilities. I have always taken the time to try and give advice to new users (this comes up a lot with ID questions). and edit questions/answers where needed even if I can't answer them myself.

When I answer questions, I always take the time to (Google) research and write out useful answers that include all the detail necessary to answer the question.

I have only just begun to explore the world of meta but I expect to become more active there.

This election is over.