This community last had moderators appointed in 2013, so it's been a while... In addition to that, the moderator team has reached out requesting extra hands on deck.

Since moderators were last appointed in this community, we've started and "graduated" and experiment: and pro-tem moderators are now elected, just like "regular" moderators. As such, we're looking at scheduling an election to start somewhere in January 2020. To avoid finding ourselves in a situation where an election would fail due to an insufficient number of candidates, though, I'm posting this to try to assess the community members' willingness to step up and nominate themselves, when the actual election's nomination period starts.

Please leave an answer if you'd be willing to run for a moderator position, should we decide to run an election. Like I mentioned, we're looking at scheduling the nomination period to start some time in January '20.

NOTE: This is not an official election nomination thread, just a "pulse check" to get a notion of how many people here would be willing to step up, so you don't have to put up your whole election nomination.


I would also be interested in running for moderator. I'm quite active on the site and interested in helping to keep it growing and running smoothly.

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    That's great! You've been very helpful guiding new people and flagging problematic posts. I think you would make a great moderator. – THelper Nov 15 at 15:03
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    I've definitely noticed how active and helpful you are on this site, and I want to say that I appreciate it. – Nic Nov 18 at 22:51
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    I agree with THelper - I'm really glad you've put yourself forward. – EnergyNumbers yesterday

I would run if and only if nobody better placed does.

My activity on Sustainable Living has been moderate, but I am an active moderator over at Earth Science Stack Exchange, which has some overlap with Sustainable Living.

Edit 2019-12-03: As things are standing now I would withdraw (i.e. not run) and endorse LShaver, who has been a much more active member of the Sustainable Living Stack Exchange than myself and therefore knows the community better than I do.

Edit 2019-12-13: I might run after all depending on the exact circumstances.

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    That's great! It would be wonderful to have an experienced moderator join us. – THelper Nov 15 at 15:03
  • Hi! You said that "I would run if and only if nobody better placed does.". After your post 2 other people expressed their interest in becoming a mod, so I was wondering if that means that you will withdraw? Or do you still want to participate in the election? – THelper Dec 3 at 8:38
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    @THelper I will probably withdraw, question edited, I think LShaver is better placed than myself. I've also replied with a similar response to a similar request on Space SE where there I may be relatively better placed, and I'm not currently interested in being a moderator on three sites. – gerrit Dec 3 at 8:55
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    I do hope you will keep yourself in the running, as there will be more than one opening. – EnergyNumbers yesterday
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    @EnergyNumbers Oh, I see. That may change the equation. I will think about it more. – gerrit yesterday

Yes, I would be willing to run for a moderator position on Sustainability.SE.

Although I don't have particularly high rep here, I do try to ask high quality questions and write good answers when I know something about the subject matter. I don't have prior experience being a ♦Moderator on the StackExchange network, but I've served other communities (web fora and Facebook groups) in a moderator role previously.

I believe that this site specifically (and StackExchange, more generally) is fulfilling an important mission to help provide people with quality information and a higher level of discourse in an arena that often seems to lack it. It would be an honour to play a role in the continuing development of this community.

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    That's great! From your profile I see you have a lot of experience with the StackExchange platform. – THelper Nov 22 at 8:22
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    Thank you! Good to have you in the running – EnergyNumbers yesterday

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