Game Development is currently having an election where we're looking for two new moderators - which means we need at least three candidates to have a competitive election. As of writing, we have only one candidate. This question is designed to act as a call to action as well as a place to discuss the election, the work of moderating this site and candidates you feel would be good to nominate in the election. While we don't have a way for you to nominate someone officially, people often underestimate the support they have from the community and need a bit of a nudge to consider nominating themselves.
So, here are some of the questions you could answer below:
- Are you considering running in the election? If so, is there something holding you back; if not, why not?
- Do you have any questions or concerns about what being a moderator means?
- Who would you like to see running in the election?
- For current moderators - what's the workload like (how much time does it take from your day) and what sorts of things do you do?
If we don't get sufficient nominees by 20:00 UTC on Monday the 26th, the election will be cancelled and we'll need to consider the next steps. The moderators here would really appreciate the additional help. What I can say as an outsider who has been a moderator on other sites in the past is that Game Development is generally a pretty chill site - there aren't a ton of flags that need handling and it doesn't seem like the sort of site where a huge investment of time is needed. The call for new mods is less due to the huge amount of work and more to wanting to share the work around the moderators and relieve some weight from the existing crew.
I would bet that if you are the sort of person who's here 3-5 days a week at least, being a moderator wouldn't change your participation in the site in a major way.