If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed our choice. Moderator Pro Tempore

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  • Self nominations are okay, and even encouraged. Most sites have not had sufficient time for many users to stand out. Self nomination is simply a way to say, “I’m interested. Let my record speak for itself.” Links to other activities may be helpful: Area 51 participation, participation in other sites, blog posts reviewing or announcing the site, etc.

We're looking for members of this site who:

  • Have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
  • Show an interest in their meta’s community-building activities.
  • Lead by example, showing patience and respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
  • Exhibit those intangible traits discussed in A Theory of Moderation.

It's also good if the moderators:

  • Are members with participation in both the meta and main site.
  • Participated in Area 51, generate social network referrals, or blog about the site.
  • Are members who have already shown an interest or ability to promote their community.

Shamelessly copied from meta.puzzling, which was in turn copied from meta.space. ;)


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I am interested in being a moderator -- at least, I would be willing to do so at this early stage until better moderators appear. I'm active and interested in building this site as a better place than SO for a growing body of data-science-related questions.



  • $\begingroup$ It would be great if we could see some participation on meta. $\endgroup$
    – asheeshr
    Jun 13, 2014 at 11:46

I nominate AsheeshR (datascience profile; meta.datascience profile).

Asheesh is among the most active users during the beta so far. He has participated in many other sites in the network and shows a nuanced understanding of the beta process. He has engaged in community building activities and has prior experience as a moderator pro tem. Apart from that, I think the quality of his contributions, in terms of questions, answers, and comments, speaks for itself.


I'm interested in becoming a moderator on this site.

I enjoy checking this site a few times a day and participating in discussions. Frequently, I find myself flagging posts, editing questions, and upvoting answers. I also kindly re-direct people to other SE sites when appropriate, or help people re-phrase their questions to be more appropriate here.

As a web engineer, I have a lot of experience with web site features. I can see shortcomings in functionality, and have posted a few suggestions on the meta site.

Contributing to this community in a more direct way would be fun for me. I'm already doing a bit of leg-work, suggesting that moderators look at content and asking users to improve their posts. I think it would save the moderators time to just have me take care of these kinds of problems, rather than have them take a look as well.


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