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2020 Moderator Election

nomination began
Aug 17, 2020 at 20:00
election began
Aug 24, 2020 at 20:00
election cancelled
Aug 24, 2020 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!


Hi. I am biotechnology student from Poland and I love animals. I have had a few aquariums; I have never had my own cat in home yet, but I have always been interacting with cats a lot: via catsitting, befriending street cats (strays or outdoors) and playing with cats of my friends during visiting. I also love artistic expression and sharing my knowledge in social settings.

I am allured by the overall cleaniness and high emphasis on quality control in the network, as it alligns with my own sense of aesthetics and pleases it. I am repulsed by the culture of Internet forums, which most often feature disrespectful, lazy, low effort posts whose authors don't even bother to form actual sentences and watch their offensive language. I see our site's culture as a reverse of this and I find it pleasant to contribute to maintaining it that way in this context.

I have raised 1.700 helpful flags on Pets and have carefully reviewed all of the 48 rejected ones, thus I feel I have some intuitive feeling about what do some of their descriptions mean in practice.

As a cat spreading its scent, I attempt to spread the aura of aesthetics, cleaniness, welcoming and order to mark my presence ^.^


Hi, I'm Elmy from Germany.

I participate in several StackExchanges, but I particularily love Pets SE. The small size of our community makes it feel very familialy. I usually visit once a day (excepting weekends and holidays / travel) and browse through most questions.

I adopted a "problem dog" that was abused and abandoned by his former owners. His behavioral problems forced me to learn a lot about dog psychology and body language and how to analyze the root cause of problematic behaviors. I strife to share this knowledge with anyone who experiences similar problems to make their life and that of their pets a little better.

As a moderator I aim to make new contributors feel welcome and take them by the hand, show them how StackExchange works and how their questions would earn more positive feedback. I strongly dislike how quickly other Stacks close questions of new contributors who don't know the rules of StackExchange. It's my conviction that it's more important to help people in need of answers than keep the site perfectly in adherance to the rules. The former is the essence of StackExchange, the latter can be achieved by a little editing.

This election is over.