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Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. You can read about the program here: Moderators Pro Tempore.

I am pleased to announce that these members have stepped up and generously volunteered their time to help us assure that this community’s issues are properly addressed:

Ashley Nunn John Cavan Baarn

We want to make this site a huge success, and these members are great examples of exactly the type of people we need to make this site succeed. Please welcome them for the hard work and time they contribute.

Did I overlook anyone?

Almost certainly. There are members who are actively involved and very deserving of recognition. My failure to account for everyone this early on is in no way a slight against them. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community and that's why you'll have your elections several weeks after graduation. Most of all, be respectful and understanding of the Moderators Pro Tem. Members of your community are volunteering their time and learning on the job. It’s a learning experience for everyone.

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    Sorry to disturb but I thought you said volunteered their time. I didn't see 1 of them volunteering in Who do we want as moderators?. or does volunteering have another meaning. – user34 Oct 25 '13 at 7:19
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    Congratulations to the new mods! – user194 Oct 25 '13 at 8:00
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    @PreciousTijesunimi the Community Managers have asked us (and probably others) directly by email if we would like to volunteer. In the meta discussion you linked to, Ashley Nunn and John Cavan actually did volunteer (highest voted answers). While I considered nominating myself I didn't as I have no previous experience as a moderator on the StackExchange network. As mentioned before the results of that discussion on meta are not binding to the Community Managers and they ultimately decide who they see fit as pro tempore mods, based on several factors I can only speculate about. – Baarn Oct 25 '13 at 9:56
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    Yay! Excellent choices. Congrats! – Monica Cellio Oct 25 '13 at 13:02
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    @PreciousTijesunimi - if you're curious to observe factors that would IMHO make a good "evaluation-selected" moderator, go look at Baarn's activity log on his meta and main accounts for this site. His responses / comments are thorough, even-tempered, and show core experience with the system. His participation is consistent, but not obsessive. The only drawback I can find are occasional minor issues with grammar and spelling, but that's understandable and can be corrected. And from a network standpoint, he's well distributed across several sites and has been around for at least 2 years. – JoshDM Oct 25 '13 at 14:05
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    @JoshDM nice analysis. – Ankit Sharma Oct 25 '13 at 14:12
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    Thanks all, I hope we can all live up to your expectations. Please remember, as well, that our chat room is a great way to reach out to us if you need assistance on the site and all of us hang out there from time to time anyways. – John Cavan Oct 25 '13 at 14:37
  • @Baarn Okay and Congratulations!!!!!! – user34 Oct 25 '13 at 15:27
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    @JoshDM he, stop stalking me :D – Baarn Oct 25 '13 at 15:30
  • @Baarn - spell it "tackle" and not "takle" and I will. :) – JoshDM Oct 25 '13 at 16:11
  • Congratulations to our new mods! Thanks for being willing to put in the time and effort to help keep this site on track :) – Beofett Oct 25 '13 at 17:27
  • Why exactly is it that pro tem moderators are only temporarily moderators and can't remain moderators after the elections if they've been active? – John Militer Jul 9 '16 at 1:30
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    @John Our ideal scenario is having moderators that the community elects, versus those that we appoint based on likely merit. Pro-tem mods see the site through until it graduates, and then we have an election. It's very common for the pro-tem mods to run in the first election and win. We can't have an election early on, because the size of the community is just too small to sustain one. – Tim Post Jul 9 '16 at 8:25
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Congratulations....!!!!

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    +1. Waiting for pro-tem moderators to exercise their newly-granted abilities to lock this post from unwanted "me toos". :P – JoshDM Oct 25 '13 at 14:10
  • @JoshDM LOL..... – Ankit Sharma Oct 25 '13 at 14:10
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    @JoshDM - But look at the nice flowers! – John Cavan Oct 25 '13 at 14:35

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