2019 Moderator Election

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

This election ended Mar 12 at 20:00.

The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote. Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution


47 voters were eligible, 42 visited the site during the election, 36 visited the election page, and 31 voted

Hi everyone,

I have been a supporter of the Tezos project for a long time... since 2014 ! I am a senior developer at OCamlPro (mostly in OCaml, sometimes C, hacking on Debian Linux), former scientist for 15 years at Inria in peer-to-peer networks and programming languages for distributed systems, with contributions to open-source software (I developed the MLdonkey p2p client for example).

I had a few contributions in the Tezos prototype (mostly in the networking layer), I am a member of the TzScan team (for example, data extraction from contexts, displayed most of the time as charts), of the Liquidity team (I wrote the first prototype) and of the IronTez team (a private Tezos node with extensions for local deployments, for example minimized storage or additional Michelson instructions). I am also of course working on non-Tezos related projects, with or without blockchains.

Since I spend most of my time developing software, I have not a lot of time to discuss on chats, so I find StackExchange a good compromise to help others use Tezos when I have some free time. I also often tell friends at OCamlPro when questions are available requiring their specific skills.

  • I have not a lot of time… Be aware that moderator 'job' requires some free time! However, you are a good candidate! Congrats and good luck! – double-beep Mar 2 at 19:05

Hey everyone, I'm a long time Tezos supporter and developer and have assisted with reviews and moderation of the current TSE. I love answering questions and supporting other answers with additional details. I frequent the TSE daily, and take the time to go through my review queues and edit questions when required.

  • Nice! You will be a good candidate. Good luck! Don't forget to earn some moderation badges to earn more candidate score. – double-beep Mar 2 at 5:51
  • Thanks! Will do :-) – Stephen Andrews Mar 2 at 14:35

Hi everyone, I've started participating in the Tezos community fairly recently, by building open source tools to lower the entry level barrier for developers on Tezos.

My company Stove Labs - has recently partnered up with TQGroup. Which in my view only affirms my dedication to support the Tezos community. You can find the announcment here.

Since Tezos StackExchange has launched, i've been actively participating in answering development related questions. Looking forward to the vote!

  • You're in a similar situation to Luke Youngblood. While you've provided some great, high quality answers, it doesn't seem like you've had much experience with moderation. Do you feel you have the required experience to become a moderator? – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Mar 1 at 16:46
  • I really like your work! I guess a key factor for moderation is also to be engaging in the community and I consider you a young star at the Tezos developer sky - this is a good opportunity to acquire the moderator skills! – jdsika Mar 1 at 17:43
  • My prior experience with moderation consists of moderating Facebook programming groups (PHP - i know, but still) consisting of roughly 50k+ people. That goes back to 2014 :) – Matej maht0rz Šima Mar 1 at 20:50
  • Your candidate score is 0/40. Why do you believe you'll be a good candidate? – double-beep Mar 2 at 10:27

Hi everyone. You most likely know me from the tezos-baking slack. I've been around since the launch of betanet, and my bakers baked the first betanet blocks. I run the bakers that the Tezos Foundation delegates to, and have been a big proponent of Tezos since before the network launched. I'm looking forward to working together to expand developer knowledge and grow the Tezos ecosystem.

  • It doesn't seem that you've been very active on this site. No reviews, no meta posts, and no edits. Do you feel you have the necessary experience to be a moderator? – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Feb 27 at 1:23
  • Hi @SupaMegaDuckyMomodaWaffle - I haven't been active on the greater StackExchange previously, but I've already contributed a lot of good questions and answers to Tezos Stack Exchange, and I'm one of the worlds leading experts in Tezos staking. If it benefits the community for me to help moderate, I'm happy to help. – Luke Youngblood Feb 28 at 1:47
  • I'm definitely not going to deny that you've provided a lot of really good answers on Tezos, but being a moderator is easier with some experience with the moderation aspect of the site. However, if you feel prepared and ready to take on this task, I think you'd do great at it. – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Feb 28 at 1:51
  • From what I know about Luke outside TSE, he would be a perfect candidate. But since very few here have any experience with moderation on SE, it would be interesting to know the candidates view on learning the task and how active they would be. – Klassare Mar 1 at 19:48

Hi everyone,

I'm a fan of tezos since the beginning.

I am trying my best within my free time to participate in bringing together all actors of the wide tezos ecosystem (devs, users, bakers etc...) in order to foster the necessary and healthy dialogue so that everyone is on the same page about what tezos is and is not, educate people on the technology in way that is as simple as possible to understand and explain why I believe tezos a prime candidate for being the next standard of decentralized smart-contract platform.

To that end it is crucial that the community owns a space where they can persist the core technical knowledge that is the backbone of tezos and which any new joiner to the community needs to get familiar with in order to start their journey.

Although Tezos community is very active in a variety of media (riot, TG, slack etc...) Stack Exchange is in my opinion the best platform to be this "store of knowledge".

This is for this reason that I have been an avid supporter since the beginning of our collective effort to bring a Tezos Stack Exchange domain to life and that i would be honored to become one of its moderators if the community is ok with that!

  • Good luck! Your reputation, meta posts and reviews are very promising! Continue like this! – double-beep Feb 26 at 13:41
  • +1 for sure, you hustled like a mad man to get this thing running well! – Stephen Andrews Feb 26 at 14:20
  • You would be an excellent candidate! – amerjustice Feb 28 at 2:13
  • I'm seeing lots of high quality reviews, meta posts, and revisions, plus a lot of moderation experience on other sites. Best of luck, Ezy! – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Feb 28 at 4:12
  • @Ezy, try a little bit harder and try to get more rep from questions and answers. – zixuan Mar 1 at 2:17
  • Best of luck! Stellar implication and contributions. Go Ezy! – FFF Mar 1 at 2:24
  • Congrats for a 7/40 candidate score! Earn badges to increase it: tezos.stackexchange.com/badges. Good luck again! – double-beep Mar 2 at 13:41
  • thanks for your encouragements! – Ezy Mar 3 at 1:27

This election is complete.