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As you might remember, around a year and a half ago, this community's first election failed — as this community's "fully graduated," elections are a vital part of the moderator selection process, as opposed to "Beta" sites' staff-picked pro-tem moderators. To add to that, since then the Community Team's noticed that the bulk of the flag handling's still been mostly done by a single moderator.

To avoid finding ourselves in a similar situation as our first attempt at an election for Data Science, I'm posting this to try to assess the community members' willingness to step up and nominate themselves, in a possibly upcoming election.

Please leave an answer if you'd be willing to run for a moderator position, should we decide to run an election. We're currently looking at starting question collection sometime in Feb./Mar. '19.

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.

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  • $\begingroup$ It may be worth clarifying that the current mods would have to run in the election if they want to keep the diamond... which, apparently, none of them want. $\endgroup$ – user380 Jan 28 at 19:50
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    $\begingroup$ @user380 More than willing to continue being a mod here. I'm waiting for more nominations :) Last time election's failure was due to very less nominations $\endgroup$ – Dawny33 Jan 29 at 6:12
  • $\begingroup$ What are the requirements to be nominated as a moderator? Is there a reputation threshold or something else to decide who can participate and who cannot? $\endgroup$ – bkshi Feb 2 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ A minimum of 300 reputation points is required to be able to run, @bkshi. $\endgroup$ – JNat Feb 4 at 15:09
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for expressing interest, @Dawny33! We're scheduling the question collection for the election to start on March 18th :) $\endgroup$ – JNat Feb 8 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ @JNat Is everything still on track for a 3/18 election start? $\endgroup$ – I_Play_With_Data Mar 11 at 20:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yup, @I_Play_With_Data :) $\endgroup$ – JNat Mar 13 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Isn't this supposed to be today? $\endgroup$ – I_Play_With_Data Mar 18 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yup! Posting the Meta post in a bit ;) $\endgroup$ – JNat Mar 18 at 18:03
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I would be willing to run for a moderator position

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for expressing interest! We're scheduling the question collection for the election to start on March 18th :) $\endgroup$ – JNat Feb 8 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ @JNat thanks. I look forward to it. $\endgroup$ – I_Play_With_Data Feb 8 at 17:59
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Count me in. I was waiting for the elections to step up :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for expressing interest! We're scheduling the question collection for the election to start on March 18th :) $\endgroup$ – JNat Feb 8 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ Sounds great! Cannot wait :) $\endgroup$ – Tasos Feb 8 at 18:05
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I would be willing to nominate myself as well

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for expressing interest! We're scheduling the question collection for the election to start on March 18th :) $\endgroup$ – JNat Feb 8 at 17:57
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I would be willing to run for moderator as well, to help alleviate some of the pressure off our existing 4 moderators.

I would like to run not because I consider myself an expert in ML, but because I am frequently active, understand the platform guidelines to assist with question moderation, and would also like to help grow and develop the community for this site.

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