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There is no single place where SO users can check the requirements necessary to nominate oneself to a moderator elections.

There is a formal description of the requirements:

But I think they should be summarized somewhere together in a more human-friendly way (i don't mean a programmer).

  1. Reputation should be greater than 3000

  2. Should have all of the following badges:

    • Civic Duty
    • Strunk & White
    • Deputy
    • Convention
    • Yearling

Did I miss something?

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The query itself is not that reliable, for example I meet all of the requirements but the data dump is old. I received the Deputy badge recently and that's not reflected in the current version of the data. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '12 at 11:42
That is why it would be nice to have these requirements gathered in one place. – Sergey K. Jul 25 '12 at 11:44
I agree, I was not arguing with you, I was adding to your argument. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '12 at 11:46
Also some interesting (but outdated) information:… – Sergey K. Jul 25 '12 at 11:55
Nice idea. Can you augment the query to exclude current moderators? – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 25 '12 at 12:04
Yearling isn't a requirement anymore. See - It's documented when an election is in progress. – Mat Jul 25 '12 at 12:05
@Ernest Friedman-Hill: moderator status is permanent. So that none of current moderators need to be ever reelected. – Sergey K. Jul 25 '12 at 12:06
Yes. But your query result includes the current moderators in the results. I'm asking if you could change the query so they would not be included; it would make the returned list shorter. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 25 '12 at 12:07
@Ernest Friedman-Hill: i cannot, i am not related to SO hosting. – Sergey K. Jul 25 '12 at 12:08
Oh, sorry, I thought you were the author of that query, but now I see that you are not. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 25 '12 at 12:10
From what I've seen, they post the requirements every election. – JimmyPena Jul 25 '12 at 13:11
@JimmyPena: yep, but you don't have much time to prepare in that situation. – Sergey K. Jul 25 '12 at 13:13
There have been discussions about candidates shoring up their stats when they find out what the requirements are. That shouldn't be how it works; if you meet a requirement, it should be because you've been helpful all along, not because you suddenly became interested in helping because you want to qualify for an election. – Robert Harvey Jul 26 '12 at 18:33
@Chris I'm against any and all restrictions for mod nominations - let the community sort things out through voting. Requiring badges and rep is silly. But BS like this about "fiefdoms" and "actual" communities (as if the people who invest the most time here somehow aren't part of the "actual" community) isn't really helping the agenda. – Pëkka Feb 26 '13 at 18:40
@Chris well, it still seems to be doing okay in that department (high quality developers), and is the #1 resource on programming Q&A. Have you ever considered the possibility that what you call "bureaucracy", for all its faults, is part of the reason for that? I agree way too much stuff is getting closed way too harshly these days, but as said, your wild generalizations and rhetoric aren't really contributing anything useful to the discussion. – Pëkka Feb 27 '13 at 10:55

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