There is a moderator election about to happen; we shall elect two new moderators that will reinforce the team.

The procedure dictates that candidates self-nominate (this is not yet possible). However, experience has shown that some external encouragement can be useful, whence this thread.

Some guidelines:

  • Don't nominate Asaf Karagila.1
  • One nomination per answer.
  • In case there could be confusion, link to the profile.
  • Try to give some details, don't only post a name.
  • Even if you do not like some nominee, try to show restraint about it. Critical points can be raised. But this is not a thread to "grill" potential candidates, before they even decided to run.

Note that this is not an official thread. Everybody that wants to be a candidate must go through the official process. "Accepting" or "declining" a nomination here, does not mean anything in the end.

1 The point is, don't nominate somebody that said they do not want to be nominated. If you want to approach them do so elsewhere.

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    $\begingroup$ I am Asaf Karagila and I approve these rules. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jul 14, 2018 at 17:28
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    $\begingroup$ Is there a straightforward way to know which other users don't want to be nominated? Links to previous nomination threads, perhaps? (Though presumably some of them may have changed their minds since then...) $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ @TheoreticalEconomist no, not really. I think the old threads that'd be the best source of information. I agree that somebody could change their mind. But for example, Martin Sleziak said if ever they change their mind they'll self-nominate and there is no need for further nomination. Those two Asaf and Martin are the only cases I am aware of that excluded it so clearly for the future too. (I might very well forget somebody though.) $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 18:18
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    $\begingroup$ That’s a shame. I would’ve liked to nominate Martin. I hope Martin reconsiders this time. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ Good luck everyone! $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 12:46
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    $\begingroup$ Request to everyone not to "unofficially" nominate Xander sir : he has politely declined my request to nominate him. @quid Are there any situations where I, or any other math/meta user, can be of help during the elections? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 1:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf Hehe.${}$ $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Andrés: Well... you know... :P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 21:12

2 Answers 2


I nominate Aloizio Macedo.

He has been a very active member in meta (especially in the past 1-2 years). He is always balanced, and is willing to listen to different opinions. Some examples here and here

I think he will be a good addition to the moderator team and hope this post gives him enough encouragement.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the nomination! I gladly accept it. $\endgroup$
    – Aloizio Macedo Mod
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ @AloizioMacedo Congratulations and Good Luck for the run! $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented Jul 29, 2018 at 6:43

I nominate Zachary Selk.

While he didn't quite win the last time, I think he would make a good moderator, and I hope that the last few months didn't dissuade him from trying again.

Also relevant, his 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire answers.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for the kind words! I accept this nomination and definitely will run again. $\endgroup$
    – user223391
    Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ Where can I find this nomination? I feel that I have lost it. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 20:26
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    $\begingroup$ @AndresMejia: Unfortunately, Zach withdrew his nominated and deleted his account... :( $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ oh wow I did not see that coming. I suppose that is the comment above mine then! $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Andres: Yup... $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 20:30
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila: ...And this makes me wonder: would someone who takes major decisions so abruptly have been a good moderator? A solid emotional balance is an underestimated quality for this kind of occupation. $\endgroup$
    – Alex M.
    Commented Aug 6, 2018 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexM.: I think that this outcome came out of left field. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 6, 2018 at 15:52

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