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2019 Moderator Election

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

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

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

This election ended May 6 at 18:00.

Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution

Hi my name is Steve Snyder I started brewing in 1989. Was very active in the local homebrew club in Washington DC called B.U.R.P. where I won many competitions. I started the process of becoming a BJCP way back in 1992, but never finished it because I moved to Seattle in 1995. I got the winemaking bug in 1998 and went on to open a winery that I owned and operated for 15 years until I closed it down in 2012 because of work and kids.

During that time in the winery, I grew my own grapes and made the wine. I scored internationally in such publications as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast and many more. I also taught at the NW Wine Academy in Seattle for 2 years.

After I shut down the winery, I jumped back in homebrewing again with both feet. I have been avidly brewing beer since then. Participating on forums on Facebook and here. I have the highest rank on https://alcohol.stackexchange.com/

I would definitely spend more time on the Meta if nominated but have actively participated in moderation of this and other stacks, if not a full moderator. I have a firm but gentle approach.

I am a data engineer by day. My wife say I am always fermenting something!

My name is Andrew and I've been a homebrewer for a about 4 years now. I'm a programmer by profession so I spend a lot of time on Stack Overflow and the SE network in general.

I have been fairly active in the review queues and in meta and enjoy working through the review queues. If elected, I'm excited to see how the moderation tools may help with identifying other missed opportunities in terms of tagging or flagging questions that may have gone under the radar so far and discussing what improvements can be made in meta.

From what I've seen on meta I think I have a slightly broader view of what should be considered allowable on this site than some. See this meta post, which I self-answered and over time have become even more sure about. There are a lot of creative hombrewing-adjacent activities that I personally would like to see more questions about and, for better or worse, might be less likely than some to flag/delete.

I believe I would be a fair, diligent moderator that might be slightly more permissive while still cleaning up bad tags, non-answers, and spam.

This election is complete.