The nomination just began, and I'm a bit confused. I hear "nominate" and don't think "nominate myself." I have no desire to be a moderator, but I do have people I think would do well in mind. Any way to nominate them?

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    Ask them to nominate themselves...? (Seriously!)
    – Arjan
    Jan 18, 2011 at 22:23
  • @Arjan How? :) Jan 18, 2011 at 22:35
  • You're not planning to nominate total strangers, are you, @Michael?
    – Arjan
    Jan 18, 2011 at 22:37
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    @Arjan I plan to nominate people that have never been to the site -- I'm out of control Jan 18, 2011 at 22:39
  • This is why I wish I could nominate @Michael.
    – badp
    Jan 18, 2011 at 22:57
  • @badp I wish I could nominate @Michael too Jan 18, 2011 at 23:10

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Community Moderator Election Format and Design

All nominations are by definition self-nominations. Nominating others is absolutely not supported.

  • Thanks, that's not on the S.O. nomination side-bar. Jan 18, 2011 at 22:49
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    Why "by definition"? I don't know of any definition of "nomination" that excludes nomination by another person.
    – Artefacto
    Jan 18, 2011 at 22:54
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    It's S.O. definition I think...it should read "All StackExchange nomination are by definition...." Jan 18, 2011 at 23:00
  • How about permitting other uses to 'second' you, or right a short recommendation etc. Jan 19, 2011 at 13:47


What is the reason for insisting on self-nomination?

  • Thank you Jeff, I figured it was something like that, but I had no way of being sure. Jan 19, 2011 at 13:22
  • I think its a bad idea to send someone to to Mathematics site when they are searching for how to nominate someone for Stack Overflow. There's nothing intuitive about finding the information on an unrelated site. Perhaps the Elections page should either provide the information directly; or corral all these related questions into a Meta Overflow FAQ that gets cited. The easiest and obvious choice for dumb folks like me is to simply state it on the election's page.
    – user173448
    Feb 10, 2014 at 23:47

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