As one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, I figured I post it out here.
Please feel free to post nominations.
I am more that willing to act as a moderator! :) I used to be a moderator on Libraries.SE before the site was unfortunately closed, and I have a lot of experience with the network (I have 17k rep on Arqade, for example). Stack Exchange is one of my passions, and I love seeing sites grow and helping them become super awesome and full of good quality content with an involved community who is excited to participate and also guide new users.
I am super passionate about pets (I only have a cat at the moment, but have had a myriad of other animals in my life, and grew up in a rural area and have experience with many animals in that environment as well), and I have a love of research and finding information, which I think is also a good fit for a site like this.
I love seeing how active and excited we are so far, and it's only been a couple of days (well, one in my world, but the SE day runs different in my time zone!). I would love to be involved in helping this site grow and be another awesome part of the Stack Exchange network.
This site is full of super cool people who also seem incredibly smart and excited for where we are going to head as a site, and I think that no matter who we end up with as moderators, this site will be amazing.
I'm with Ashley on this, when it comes to that. I'm an active moderator on Photo.SE and have had a lot of experience in helping keep the site moving (usually by not jumping in, but sometimes you have to) and know what I'd be getting myself into as a consequence. I'm also a huge animal lover and I've had dogs, cats, fish, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and birds in my life.
At any rate, I latched onto this site in Area 51 because this looked like a site that really could be something that so many people would find help in and one that I would enjoy actively participating in as much as Photography. So far, so fun. :)
I'll volunteer too.
I'm active on multiple SE sites, and have been the moderator pro tem on parenting.se for more than 2 years now.
I'm big on using meta as a tool for policy and scope definition (just ask the people on scifi.se!), and I'm very familiar with the beta site process here, along with many of the growing pains and pitfalls that a site can encounter.
As for my interest in pets, specifically... I have had pets consistently for my entire life, including: cats, dogs, fish, frogs, hermit crabs, ferrets, snakes, lizards, a scorpion, mice, and a rat. I worked for a while in an animal hospital (at the kennel, although I assisted the veterinarians with both client visits and medical treatments, on occasion). I currently have 4 pet cats and one pet human (age 3).
I love animals, and am passionate not only about their role as friends and companions, but also in ensuring that we act responsibly towards pet ownership.
I was very excited to watch this proposal progress through area51, and I'm genuinely impressed with the progress and participation I've seen here in the short time since private beta started! We've got the start of a great community here, with a lot of great people.
After considerable thought I have decided to volunteer to be considered for Moderator Pro Tempore. This is not a decision that I have undertaken lightly. The Moderator Pro Tempore has duties beyond those of a moderator of a site after beta. I am lacking in some the extra attributes. For the record my real name is James Jenkins.
I do bring several attributes that tend to make me a good candidate for moderator.
My full time job is on the computer, and due to my natural introvert tendencies break time is online and this give time to address housekeeping tasks.
This is not my first beta, I was fairly active in birthing Space, which is maturing nicely :)
I believe that moderators should use their tools, as stewards of the site, not to give extra weight to personal opinion.
I have a long history of online community activity and housekeeping. I have several years of experience in the Wikimedia/Wikipedia family, where I have edited under a alias since 2006. As there is no reliable way to confirm cross site identity, this answer should provided sufficient clues for you to reach your own conclusion on that identity and the likelihood of the claim.
In summary, while I don't have some of the site promotion attributes that are desirable for the position, I do have the attributes to address the long term, mundane housekeeping tasks (i.e. OCD), and I understand what that entails.
As a pet parent, we have 3 rabbits who are very active in our life, including tagging along on camping trips.
I think this site has a huge potential, and as such, I'd like to nominate myself.
3 days late to join the party, I already see the kinds of questions around here and what this site is capable of becoming.
I'm a moderator on another site and as such I am familiar with
I love pets and animals in general, currently have one dog, with previous assorted array of pets (including dogs, cats, birds, fish, and then some).
I'm a grammar nazi, and will edit out any spelling or grammatical errors I find. I have experience with community building, topic selection, organizing site events, and more.
Whatever the choice, is, I'll welcome any decision the community makes as a whole, because that's the whole point :)
Monica is an intelligent, insightful contributor; always calm and polite and has been an active participant on the site. I think she is a great asset to our site.
Monica is currently positioned as the second most active user on Meta here.