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Some guidelines:

  • Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity.
  • The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting on (or indeed editing) the answer.
  • The top voted nominations can go forward to the vote.
  • The voting will be done on a separate question.

The candidate:

  • Must be a currently registered user in good standing
  • Must have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
  • Should exhibit patience and fairness at all times in their questions, answers, and comments.
  • Should lead by example, showing respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
  • They should want the responsibility. Nominating users isn’t the same as an obligation. It’s purely voluntary!

Attribution goes to Jeff and ChrisF

More information on how this process will work here and here.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 10 days, as good a time as any to get this discussion rolling. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 23 '10 at 5:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ I find it helpful looking at the Activity tab of a user's Meta profile to see how interested they are in the meta discussion. This kind of discussion will be necessary for any moderator. \$\endgroup\$ – Colin Gislason Jul 25 '10 at 13:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Meta profiles are helpful, and mentioned in the blog. So I added links to the ones that needed it. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 28 '10 at 16:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think there might be some great potential mods who don't come on meta so won't see this thread - how can we let everyone know about this? \$\endgroup\$ – Iain Jul 30 '10 at 10:53

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Nominating myself: Tetrad (meta).

I wasn't a moderator, but very active on the Unity Answers SE site.

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I'd nominate ZorbaTHut(meta). I don't know him but his answers and comments have been well written and helpful.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll accept the nomination, I don't plan on leaving this site anytime soon :) \$\endgroup\$ – ZorbaTHut Jul 27 '10 at 16:06
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I nominate Ólafur Waage (meta). Currently the fourth-ranked user, has participated quite a bit on Meta.SO so he clearly knows the system well, and he's from Iceland. What more could you want?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Besides an ice cream sundae, I mean. \$\endgroup\$ – mmyers Jul 23 '10 at 22:20
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Munificent(meta) should be a candidate, if he wants it. Oddly, I didn't see his name in Meta, I thought it carried over automatically

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  • \$\begingroup\$ That's very odd, with 159 and 161 being there. Maybe a bug? \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 23 '10 at 15:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ OMG, he's become... invisible... \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jul 23 '10 at 15:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ Looks like only users who visit Meta show up. Right now the user list for meta is 9 pages long but the parent site is 28. \$\endgroup\$ – Colin Gislason Jul 23 '10 at 20:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, maybe, if you want to get technical, @Colin - personally I prefer the theory that he's developed super-powers. :> \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jul 23 '10 at 22:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Cyclops Maybe that should be a requirement. \$\endgroup\$ – Colin Gislason Jul 23 '10 at 23:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately, if visiting Meta is a requirement, guess that rules him out :( \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jul 26 '10 at 18:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ According to the blog post link that was just added, Meta involvement is a bonus. \$\endgroup\$ – Colin Gislason Jul 28 '10 at 15:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Extreme Meta involvement is a bonus, but I think he needs to be a little bit active to at least accept his nomination :p \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 28 '10 at 18:31
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Can we nominate ourselves? If so, I'd like to nominate myself: Sean James, Sean James (meta)

I participated a lot in the private beta and now in the public beta (#4 in rep at the time of this writing) as well as on our meta. I really like it here so I'm totally up for it. I also have past experience with both website building/moderation from other sites I've worked on as well as experience with community building from my own sites, especially my XNA site innovativegames.net.

As far as domain specific knowledge is concerned, I've been building games for years now and programming for longer. While I don't work in the games industry I'd like to in the future. I'm writing a book on XNA due out around October and have a lot of games related stuff on my site linked above.

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Noctrine(meta) seems like a good candidate. He has been involved in the meta site quite a bit, commenting a lot. He also has some good answers on the main site, and a lot of comments there as well.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Oooo. Well, if the people would have me then I accept. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 25 '10 at 16:18
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Nominating Ben Zeigler(meta). He's quite active on the site (currently #4 in reputation) and knows what he's talking about.

In the interests of full disclosure, he's a friend of mine. However, I wouldn't be nominating him if I didn't believe he would do a very good job as a moderator.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Accepted. I'll be around here for a long time to go. \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Zeigler Jul 28 '10 at 1:58
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I'd like to nominate The Communist Duck (meta), who has done a lot of good work editing and cleaning up questions, and is still active on the site after months.

(Is this still a thing that's happening? A lot of the people suggested here have not been seen in a long time or are not nearly as active as they were, including moderator pro tem Sean James.)

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    \$\begingroup\$ The non-pro-tem moderators will be voted on using their fancy new server stuff, not a QA thing like we have here. Example: math.stackexchange.com/election \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Jan 17 '11 at 23:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ If I'm being nominated, I would gladly take up the role if the community wants me to. :-) \$\endgroup\$ – The Communist Duck Jan 21 '11 at 20:56
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Going to nominate David McGraw(meta). He has beaten me to answering a ton of questions, and usually comes up with solutions that are very well thought out and presented concisely.

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If self-nominating is ok (I'll see based on votes!) I'll put my name (Kevin Bentley(meta)) out there too.

I've been involved in developing video games for over 20 years, I moderated three round tables at GDC in the late 90s, and have my name in the credits as a developer for several games. I don't work in games any more (although I do military simulation, which has a lot of similarities) but I am actively supporting Descent3 as a hobby, working on a new patch 11 years later!

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I'd like to nominate myself Bryan Denny (meta).

Despite being more of a novice at game dev than a pro, I've been actively contributing (in the top 7) to the site with both questions and answers and hope to be doing so for quite a while as I write my first Android game.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The contribution is nice, and you have actively driven participation very well with some great questions / answers. The only thing that really prevents me from giving the +1 are those list-questions that while helpful, should really be CW. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 30 '10 at 20:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Noctrine Tetrad did that on a couple for me, feel free to switch any to CW that you feel should be \$\endgroup\$ – Bryan Denny Aug 1 '10 at 16:28

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