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2019 Moderator Election

nomination began
Apr 1, 2019 at 20:00
election began
Apr 8, 2019 at 20:00
election ended
Apr 16, 2019 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 working as a WordPress developer for 10 years, and during this time, I've created some WordPress plugins such as "WP-Statistics" which has 500,000 active users in WordPress.

Now, I'm a Core Contributor, Meta Contributor, Translation Editor, Contributor and Meetup Organizer at Tehran, I can share my experiences with members, who are crazy about adventure in WordPress.

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Github profile

Thank you.

Moderation has been a passion of mine ever since I delved into it sometime late 90’s moderating a high trafficked WWWBoard.

Then I moved on to moderate phpBB forums with user bases in the thousands.

Nowadays, I work as a moderator on a variety of platforms, including a leading long-form writing platform with an audience of millions. They all share the same source of existence, and that is WordPress.

My model of moderation is divided into three major processes:

  • Communication: Understand the lingo to connect with the community and master the art of maintaining a positive approach to resolve conflicts.

  • Collaboration: Engage with fellow upper-tier users/mods and work together to resolve issues and provoke change when encouraged by the community.

  • Responsibility: Protect the integrity of the community, understand my rights, and never misuse my power.

Being active on WPSE for over six years, all of my knowledge about WordPress comes from growing with this community, and it is only fair that I share my experience of moderation with it.

Read my tale of moderation.

Hello! I'm a Senior Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios and I've been working in WordPress for the past 8 years. This community has helped me grow as a developer, and I want to continue to contribute and give back.

Hi, I’m a WordPress developer and user since v1.7. I’m moderator on official polish WP forum and one of polish FB groups dedicated to WP. I’ve been on a team that organized two WordCamps in Poland (and I’ve been a speaker on 5 or 6 of them). And for the past year (almost) I’m in a top 3 scoring persons in here (so yeah, I’m visiting the site pretty often ;))


Hi, I'm Fayaz Ahmed. I completed my undergrad in Computer Science & Engineering in 2006. After that I worked as a Web Developer for about three years in two different jobs. Then I started working as a Freelance Developer in 2009. My inauguration with WordPress development happened in 2007.

Interest in Candidacy

Back in the university days, I was involved in club activities & served as a treasurer for one term. I've been admin of multiple Facebook groups & I have many experiences in different event management activities. In all these, one thing is common - moderation. So working as a moderator is nothing new to me.

Why you should elect me as a Moderator

  • I have successfully worked as a mediator in many different situations in real life.
  • I work from home & when I'm home I'm mostly in front of my workstation. So online moderation is easy for me.
  • I tend to be less strict as a moderator compared to most moderators I know. I believe most conflicts can be resolved by proper communication alone.

If I'm elected, I'll definitely be able to contribute more to WPSE community and in more ways than what I now can. May the best candidates win!

This election is over.