If I am understanding the AU page about the Mod. elections, the only nominees that we will have the opportunity to vote on will be ones that have nominated themselves.
Could someone please explain the logic in that?
I ask because I have 2 users in mind that I see are very active and I think would make good mods.
I realize that there is a time commitment that some users may not be able to fulfil so that they know that they would not make good mods(or various other sundry reasons that they know that I may not that makes them unsuitable). However, they would be free to turn down a nomination if it was offered.
The other side of the issue is that a user may make an excellent mod but may not feel comfortable putting themselves forward. Others could include, not thinking others would want them as Mods., they could have not considered it....ect. Another user nominating them would at least bring the thought up for them to consider.
Off the top of my head I could think of a few reasons why the election is self nomination only
Spam nominations, nepotism nominations(nominating a friend just because you know them, not because they would be good mod.), quid pro quo nominations(I'll nominate you if you nominate me/give me some special treatment after you are elected)
So getting back to my question(actually a two part question)
- Am I correct in my reading that the election is self nomination only.
- if so, why? it seems to me that AU could me losing out on some good moderators with this policy.