2021 Moderator Election

nomination began
Jul 12, 2021 at 20:00
election began
Jul 19, 2021 at 20:00
election ended
Jul 27, 2021 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

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

Rebecca J. Stones

Perhaps at this stage, I'm a reasonable choice for a diamond.

I feel I generally understand the idea behind the site: it's about language learning/acquisition, perhaps considered as part of applied linguistics, including academic questions such as theories of language acquisition, data-related questions such as corpora and their analysis, and teacher- and student-orientated questions such as specifics of standardized tests. It's not a generic "all possible questions about languages" site.

I've been studying Chinese actively since 2019. (My HSK5 test is on Sunday---wish me luck!) I've been a diamond at Chinese.SE for a year now. I prefer to minimize the use of the diamond hammer, but it looks like it'll need to be used for closures here. I tend to delete older "noisy" comments that are not very relevant to the question/answer.

Ken Graham

I love the outdoors and learning languages and would like to propose myself as a moderator to this site. Currently, I am a moderator on Christianity SE and enjoy the community we have there.

I am more than willing to spend more time with this awesome community and hopefully being able to foster a great Language Learning community.

I love reading in both French and Latin.


I've been part of this community since its very beginning (5 years ago!), and helped lead many of the early decisions on Meta about determining the acceptable scope for the site. I set up many early initiatives on the site, including a blog, removing redundant tags, and designing community ads. I've also had a long history of questions/answers on the main site.

The main problem our site faces is inactivity and newcomers being unclear as to what the site's scope is. Through advertising internally/externally, I believe we can grow our user base.

I'm not a mod on other SE sites, but I would say I have moderation experience on LL given that I've had moderation permissions for a long time now.

Over the last ~3 years, I've been quite inactive on on all SE sites due to some personal circumstances, but I'm much less busy now, and will certainly be more active in the future.

This election is over.