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Elections are held to choose moderators for the Mathematics Stack Exchange site.

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It is ridiculous that people like me can nominate

You should have at least 10.000 reputation, and be active for at least a year, otherwise the nominations get spoiled with kiddos like me that have no chance, and should not have a chance to become a ...
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Is the election all my fault?

I was wondering is it all my fault? Last May (just to get the caucus badge ) I asked " When is the next Moderator Election? " and now all nonsence of Low quality of election nominees is upon us. ...
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Low quality of election nominees

I recently noticed that elections for 3 moderator positions were going to be held. I looked through the list of candidates so far, and actually found people with, like 500 reputation, among the ...
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Can we somehow minimize the trolling on the election page?

It seems that several of the currently $17$ candidates are not in the race seriously. Their statement reads "Don't vote for me" in one way or another. Can we perhaps make sure that this behavior is ...
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Why are 3 moderator positions available in the December 2014 election?

Recently Willie Wong announced that he is retiring as moderator. A moderator election just started, in which there are 3 available positions. This makes me wonder: Are other moderator retirements ...
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2014 Nominations for moderator on Math.SE

As suggested on the chat of Mathematics 2014 Moderator Election, I'm opening this thread to give us an opportunity to nominate our choices for moderator. Please state the your candidate election and ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

When is the next moderator election? Was wondering according to https://math.stackexchange.com/election it is around may each year (at least since 2012) and I want to get a https://math....
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Primary in moderator election - did it help?

This question is designed to pull out specific feedback and views on the primary election in the 2013 moderator election. Early comments suggest that there were lots of primary only voters who may not ...
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2013 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2013 elections are over, and it's time to congratulate the winners, our new moderators: Good luck in your new positions, and may the force be with you! In the same breath, I wish to thank again ...
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Number of helpful flags in elections

A question I had about the "helpful flags"-field in the ongoing elections: Would it be an idea to not only list the number of flags deemed helpful, but also the total number of flags (or the number ...
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How about 5 Moderators?

It seems that five candidates are somewhat receiving a distinguishably large amount of votes. In consideration of the demands of the position, and that these five certainly would like the position, ...
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How can I get to the place where I can vote?

I would like to vote in the primary and election. At present I don't see any place where we can actually vote.
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Elections: How candidates advance from the primary phase to the election phase?

I have a question on how the top $10$ primary candidates will proceed to the election phase. The election page says After 4 days, the top 10 candidates based on primary vote score proceed onward to ...
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Why can I vote more than positions

It seems unreasonable that I can vote more number of candidates than the posts available like in recent election. I am requesting feature request to adjust this. It is reasonable that while voting I ...
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Only 300 reputation points needed to nominate as moderator?

In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 300 reputation may nominate themselves to be a community moderator. 300 reputations points seems ridiculously low to ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Should problem statement questions be an issue for the election?

When I first heard it suggested, it seemed almost obvious that moderators should say something about the PSQ (problem statement question) issue. However, after some reflection, I no longer consider it ...
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How to ensure candidates pre-commit for next election

This is a follow up to How can we best judge who has the skills to be a moderator? . Two moderators have recently resigned, and they say there will be another election soon. Some recent elections had ...
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Two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan

Heads up: on the $2010$ moderator election page and the main elections page, there are two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan present. Am I the only seeing this or is it intentional?
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Why are there only 2 moderators?

In the Math.SE 2012 Community Moderator Election there are only 2 moderator positions. To me this seems to be too few - considering the amount of questions (51,252). If I understand correctly the ...
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Questioning a user who submitted their nomination at the last minute?

The nominations for the moderator election have just closed, and one user submitted their nomination at the last possible minute (well, okay, with 4 minutes to go). There is now no "comment" link on ...
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Can I also vote?

Can anyone please clarify if users like me with low reputation can also vote in the moderator elections?Thank you.
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat - Monday 9pm EDT / Tuesday 1am UTC

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Couldn't we have a neater election post on meta?

I was checking how was elections on other SE sites and found this one. Couldn't we have a neater page there so that all candidates could answer questions and others could follow more easily? I'm lost ...
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Can the moderator candidate nomination display order be randomized?

Currently, the nominations are displayed in reverse chronological order on the time the candidate submitted their name. This seems to disadvantage those who were quickest to submit their nomination. ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Where are the new moderators?

Didn't we have this moderator election during the previous weeks, which should be finished by now? None of the four candidates has become a moderator until now, and I do not know how to check the ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Why does math.stackexchange use single transferable vote?

Isn't the Schulze method superior to single transferable vote? It takes preferences, and it's Condorcet (i.e., if everyone prefers A to B for all B in hypothetical two person elections, then A wins.) ...
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Question on election voting

Can I vote for only one person as a moderator (i.e. no second/third choices) or should I use all three votes for it to be counted? Are there online hanging chads?
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2011 Community Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 10pm UTC / 6pm EDT on the 16th

In connection with the moderator elections, I am looking to set up a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Moderator election: who should nominate themselves?

As anybody can see, (nomination for) moderator election is running, but there are only 2 candidates so far. And (with all due respect) it doesn't look too... great, so far. Only self-nominations are ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

With the growth of the Math Stack Exchange, it is time once again to hold Community Moderator Elections. The winners of this election will be joining our current group of moderators. The 2011 ...
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"Your votes are too old to be changed"

Now that the election phase has begun. attempts to click on the "nth choice" buttons beside each candidate result in the titular error message. What, exactly, is going on?
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What is the reason for insisting on self-nomination?

Out of curiosity, I looked at an old election thread here. There the OP who was co-ordinating the nominations posits: I think we can all agree that self-nominations should be prohibited. But, ...
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Election banner down on main site page

The election banner is not visible on the main math.SE site page (although it is visible on this meta site). For me at least, this has been the case for at least the last 13 hours or so. Is this ...
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Minimum reputation for voting in moderator elections

If you associate an account at Stackoverflow and such sites to an account at this website, you automatically get 100 reputation and voting abilities and whatnot. So without putting any mathematical ...
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Does a moderator candidate need to divulge the real name?

There are high reputation users like T.., Moron and others, who have a good track record and thus can be viable moderator candidates. It would be nice if the requirement of divulging the real name ...
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List of questions for candidates in 2010 moderator election

This thread is opened for questions addressed to (all) the candidates in the December 2010 moderator election. If questions are kept simple enough they can be answered fully in the comments, and ...
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Community Moderator Election Format and Design

Thanks for all your feedback on this format and design document. The 2010 Mathematics Community Moderator Election is now underway. We're preparing the election page now. Here is how we think it will ...
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Moderators and Great People

One of the reasons that MO (also SO) was able to grow so well in the early days is that it had a small dedicated group of people who guided the site through its early stages and kept things on topic. ...

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