Chemistry StackExchange has been in public beta for a week now, and soon it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the “Moderator Pro Tempore” blog post:
About a week into the public beta, we will seek out members who are deeply engaged in the community’s development; members who:
- Have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
- Show an interest in their meta’s community-building activities.
- Lead by example, showing patience and respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
- Exhibit those intangible traits discussed in A Theory of Moderation.
Each beta site has three moderators on a temporary, short-term appointment. Moderators Pro Tem focus and expedite the essential needs of each new site, both in terms of regular moderator activies and as a liaison of the growing community with the Stack Exchange team. By the end of Beta, the community will be better suited to hold their own elections.
The moderators pro tempore will ultimately be selected by Stack Exchange Although during beta moderators will, the purpose of this post is to seek out and propose candidates:
- Each nomination should be posted as an answer and it should include (at minimum) a link to the user's main and meta profile so we can check out their activity.
- Self nominations are encouraged, step up if you feel you can help.
- If you are nominated by someone else you should edit the answer and let us know if you accept or decline (explanation optional). If a nominee declines we will not delete the answer, as to not have someone else nominate them again.
- The nominations are not binding to Stack Exchange or the nominees.
- Before nominating someone or accept / decline a nomination, you should read A Theory of Moderation thoroughly to find out what's generally expected from moderators.
If you would like to learn more about the role, please drop into our chat room where you can ask about the role from other moderators (they appear with a blue name in the chat room). Another chatroom called The Assembly was created specifically for users and moderators to discuss moderation activities, moderators from all over the network are there to answer your questions.