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It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Ask Ubuntu.

The last election we held was back in 2019, where we elected a single moderator, and since then, several of our moderators have resigned (Seth, terdon, jrg, and RolandiXor). That leaves us with fewer moderators than we had, and of that not all of us are active.

So: we should hold a new election to get ourselves back up to a more regularly-available and active moderation team. To avoid finding ourselves in a situation where an election would fail due to an insufficient number of candidates, though, I'm posting this to try to assess the community members' willingness to step up and nominate themselves, when the actual election's nomination period starts.

Please leave an answer if you'd be willing to run for a moderator position, should we decide to run an election.

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.

Currently, June 1st is the tentative date for such an election, but only if we can get enough people willing to run for moderator positions.

A moderator election has been scheduled for the near future.

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  • lt would help if there is something related to what this envolves. How much time you for instance spent on AU as a moderator. How you divide your time. – Rinzwind May 19 at 17:17
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    also Rolandixor is still a moderator. – Rinzwind May 19 at 17:19
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    @Rinzwind he has the diamond, but posted on meta last month that he'll be stepping down soon (and hasn't been all that active before that). For practical purposes, I'd say he's not around as a mod anymore. – muru May 19 at 17:32
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    How many candidates would we need for an election not to fail? – Dan May 20 at 6:25
  • I retire at the end of this year so perhaps in 2021 :) – andrew.46 2 days ago
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    So, how is this looking? There are some good candidates but is it enough? I guess more will run on the day if they don't read meta. Should some of us run just to make up the numbers? I don't want the site to be too low on mods. – Mark Kirby 2 days ago
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I would be willing to stand again if there were an election :)

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    Glad to see throw your hat in the ring. I think you would make a great addition to the mod squad. – Kevin Bowen 2 days ago
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I would like to join the existing crew. 🤗

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Well, I have run in the past two elections and I would run again.

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I have the time, and would be happy to serve.

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