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2022 Moderator Election

nomination began
Mar 7, 2022 at 20:00
election began
Mar 21, 2022 at 20:00
election ended
Mar 29, 2022 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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!


I would like to volunteer my services as part of the moderator team for this site.

I have over fifty years experience of studying myths from around the world. This started from growing up in Glastonbury, the Isle of Avalon itself. I now live in Wiltshire, surrounded by many sites of significance in British and Celtic myth. This started my quest to see what other places and other myths were out there, looking for parallels and contrasts.

Irrespective of whether you call it religion, mythology, folklore or just a cracked pot-boiler, it fascinates me.

In the 1990s I spent some time working in Korea. During which time I was able to look more deeply into far eastern mythology, including visiting the Tripitaka at Haeinsa.

I have followed this site from its inception on Area51, having proposed a number of succesful example questions. Although I am clearly not one of the most active members - up to now.

I have nine years experience of the StackExchange system and have been a moderator on other sites for the last six.

I would welcome the opportunity to help this site continue to grow to become a legendary source of information in its own right.


As a current moderator of the Latin site, I am very familiar with the StackExchange system, what's required of mods, and how to handle running a site. I'm also credentialed in the field.

I was nominated for the Latin role by a mod there, and you can see my answers to the questions for nominees there as well.

This election is over.