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On pets we currently have 4 moderators all are active on the site and cover multiple levels of expertise and goegrphical locations.

There is new Experimental Pro Tempore elections for sites still in Beta.

While I don't see where we NEED to have moderator elections here. I do believe that Voting is an important part of community engagement. By denying moderator elections to sites that are successful with well defined scopes and strong communities, we are disenfranchising the community.

New voting would not impact any of the existing moderators. If there was a vote, it would be for an additional moderator. Historically we have had some moderator turn over, as can be seen by awards of the Constable badge.

You can read more about Moderator Pro Tempore,here

So I propose this question, for the near term (next year or so) to the pets.se communitie "Would we like to hold elections for 1 Moderator Pro Tempore?"

  • To be clear, I have no issue with having an extra mod. It's a fun site and a good mod team. I think we need to focus on continuing to build up our regular user base and encourage chat and meta activity. – Yvette Colomb Aug 25 '18 at 9:46
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I'm not sure the site's activity warrants a fifth moderator. Given that we have (I think) European, American and Australian moderators, the coverage is good as well.

Don't let that stop you though. Elections are always fun :)

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    I tend to agree with this. We need to keep building up our regular user base and encourage chat and meta activity. To be clear, I have no issue with having an extra mod. It's a fun site and a good mod team. – Yvette Colomb Aug 25 '18 at 9:45
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    Oh Stack Overflow elections are erm... fun isn't quite the word I'd use to descibe them. Harrowning? :D – Yvette Colomb Aug 25 '18 at 9:47
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    @YvetteColomb I had the hope that elections on here could be pretty drama-free. :fingers crossed: – JAD Aug 25 '18 at 9:49
  • Oh definitely. We're a pretty chilled site. – Yvette Colomb Aug 25 '18 at 9:50

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