I'm afraid there's another mismatch in the phase descriptions of the Armadillo Stack Overflow Moderator Election.

The Nomination phase sidebar says only 30 candidates will advance to the primaries: "After 7 days, the top 30 nominees..."

Which was causing some consternation w/r/t YOU's rather non-committal nomination.

Whereas the Primary phase sidebar says that all candidates will advance:

"In the primary phase, all nominees advance..."

Presumably the second one is correct. That should make things a little calmer.

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Both are correct right now.

A maximum of 30 candidates will be in the primary phase, so if there are more than 30 nominees when the nomination phase ends, the top 30 by rep will be taken.

The latter one says that everyone in the primary phase advances to preliminary community voting ahead of the final election phase. However, only 30 make it to that point.

  • So you're saying that the text on the primary phase is going to (perhaps automatically) change if more than 30 nominations occur?
    – jscs
    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:10
  • Hmm, the latter one could just actually mean "all nominees in the primary phase advance to preliminary community voting", which is also accurate. Will ponder. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:16
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    Okay, I believe I understand what you are saying. I think using the word "advance" to convey movement from one phase to the next and within one phase is confusing. 30 people "advance" to the Primary, then all of those "advance" to a ¿sub-phase? called "preliminary community voting" (which is all there is to the Primary anyways). Thanks for the clarifications, though!
    – jscs
    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:29
  • I agree with Josh: the wording on the primary phase description is confusing. How about β€œIn the primary phase, all retained nominees are subject to preliminary community voting.”? Nov 12, 2011 at 21:24

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