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The November 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway!

Did you know Community Moderator Election is an anagram for "Mom electrocuted a mint iron, yo"? Me neither!

Community moderator elections have three phases:

  1. Nomination phase
  2. Primary phase
  3. Election phase

Elections generally last three weeks, one week per phase.

Did you know that Nikola Tesla invented three-phase alternating current? Listen to Edison's Medicine while voting, to get in the proper frame of mind.

Because Stack Overflow has become such a large, busy, wildly successful site, we've refined the requirements a bit - please visit the official election page at

http://stackoverflow.com/election

for more detail, and to participate!

Remember back when the first election was held on SO? You only needed 7K rep points and someone else to vouch for you...

If you have general questions about the election process, or questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them here on meta -- just make sure your questions are tagged .

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More appropriately, it's an anagram of “Tom, come court me inordinately”. –  Gilles Nov 8 '11 at 0:30
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+1 - if anyone deserves upvotes, it's the community user. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Nov 8 '11 at 1:53
    
I seem to recall that the Yearling badge used to be required but now it's not on there. Does this mean 7-monthers are eligible now too? –  minitech Nov 8 '11 at 2:14
    
@minitech, yes. –  Pops Nov 8 '11 at 5:59

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The Stack Exchange Moderator Candidate Statistics page can help you make informed decisions about which moderator to choose. The page aggregates information about the candidates from the Stack Exchange API, and allows you to easily evaluate the worthiness of each candidate in terms of their recent history, Meta participation, and much much more. Find out more about the page itself at this Stack Apps post..

You can access the statistics page at:

http://elections.stackexchange.com/

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I'd like to request that the Deputy badge (required for this election and relevant for all elections) be added to the list. I've followed the pattern of posting a [feature-request] tagged answer to the Stack Apps page, but I'm not sure if that's the recommended method now that it's an official Stackexchange domain. By the way, thanks for creating this awesome page! –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 8 '11 at 13:16
    
@KevinVermeer - I could also see throwing the Marshal badge on there, as a next level up from Deputy. This would be similar to the presence of both Strunk and White and Copy Editor, despite only the former being required by the current election. Of course, this is totally self-serving as a nominee with that badge. –  Brad Larson Nov 8 '11 at 18:38
    
@BradLarson - I'd agree; it's not totally self-serving as the inclusion of that badge would also indicate that Andrew Barber, awoodland, genesis, Jeremy Banks, jonsca, OffBySome, and YOU also have it. With names like that in the submission, though, you might consider requiring the Marshal badge instead of the Deputy badge... –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 8 '11 at 20:46
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@YiJiang's独角兽 I would recommend removing Pundit and Outspoken as they really do not mean anything. You can easily get these badges with snarky/witty comments and do not convey anything about their capability as a moderator. –  Lorem Ipsum Nov 16 '11 at 16:39
    
@YiJiang Is there / can you add a data explorer query to see what exact duplicate closevotes the candidates have recently cast? And more specifically which duplicate URLs they suggested themselves. (Voting is easy, but actually finding good dupes requires effort.) –  mario Nov 16 '11 at 17:34
    
@mario The stats page uses the API, which does not exposes close votes. As far as I can tell, the Data explorer also does not have the information available –  Yi Jiang Nov 16 '11 at 18:11

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