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A seasoned veteran, animuson will be stepping up to help fill the huge vacancy left by Will, who departed from the team for personal reasons earlier this week. Next in line from the last election, animuson takes his post in service of this community today.

Please give him a warm welcome and congratulations as he jumps feet first (or head first, if he has a helmet - we only provide hats) into his new role!

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Does he only take over the regular moderator duties, or also the meme-posting in TL? –  Mad Scientist Jul 5 '13 at 17:27
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Primarily the meme-posting for now; mod-duties will come later. –  Shog9 Jul 5 '13 at 17:27
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Ah good. Will left a sizable hole in the roster. Welcome aboard animuson! –  Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '13 at 17:44
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Woot! I knew there was a way to get all the peeps I wanted in from the last election! Congrats to animuson! –  Andrew Barber Jul 5 '13 at 17:50
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"Holy massive @Yannis Batman!". –  Bart Jul 5 '13 at 17:56
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@Yannis: In case anyone is wondering, that is a reference to my previous Gravatar. –  animuson Jul 5 '13 at 18:00
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@animuson Oh, good you're here. Now get in TL, we have to start your training asap. It'll be a tough first week, but once we beat the user out of you, you'll be fine. –  Yannis Jul 5 '13 at 18:05
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If he's seasoned, can we eat him? –  Emrakul Jul 5 '13 at 18:44
    
animuson is my first choice in the election –  Azik Jul 8 '13 at 11:08
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't I be next in line for mod instead of animuson, according to the election? –  Raghav Sood Jul 14 '13 at 6:51
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@Raghav: this comes up every time we do a call-up; you can't reliably guess the results of a 5-person election (much less a 6-person election) from those of a 4-person election - you're lowering the bar for being elected, so some folks might not get eliminated and go on to pick up sufficient votes. Here's what the last SO election looks like with 6 picks: opavote.org/results/1974007/0 –  Shog9 Jul 14 '13 at 15:40
    
@Shog9 Ah that clears it up. Thanks for the explanation. –  Raghav Sood Jul 14 '13 at 15:42

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That's just great! I was hoping to see a moderator elected with that participation on Meta and knowledge of this network.

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