Thank you to everyone that considered nominating themselves, as well to Arcabard, cnst, ilkkachu, and Kusalananda who decided to actually put themselves up for consideration. I said it in the chat for this election -- and I believe it in general -- that having a variety of choices leads to a better outcome. Special congratulations to Kusalananda who (deservedly) won nearly twice as many votes as I did, and so I look forward to doing half as much work as he does ;)
A special thank you to Stephen Kitt for his question "What’s it like being a Unix & Linux moderator?" and to terdon, slm, and Michael Mrozek for taking time to answer it. It was a huge help to me to learn about the benefits and challenges of being a moderator while I was deciding whether to nominate myself or not.
Thank you to Jon Ericson and Grace Note their help in this election, in particular for putting out the Question Collection and follow-up Questionnaire, and to everyone who submitted questions for it:
- Faheem Mitha
- and yes, even Fabby :)
I think threads like these are important because they call out what the community feels is important -- both for site and in a moderator. An open discussion thread like that is a great place for nominees to be able to expand on their ideas and for the community to get a better sense for how the nominees would perform the moderation tasks. Thank you also to JNat for opening up the separate Election chat room so that the community could haven even more discussion around the election and the candidates.
Finally, personal thanks to everyone who expressed support for me, both on the nomination page and in the chat rooms. Seeing comments on (all of) the nominations tells me that people care enough about the site to consider the nominees carefully. It was rewarding to see the comments that were directly supportive of the work I’ve done. I look forward to learning even more about how the site works, and to helping keep the site clean, positive, and moving forward together!