Chemistry's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are:

(source: stackexchange.com)

They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with them as they learn the ropes!

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here, or view a summary report online. Finally, OpaVote recently opened up their recount feature so that anyone can rerun the election and download the official ballot. (You can also try out a variety of counting methods, but we are sticking with Meek STV.)

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    $\begingroup$ Congrats guys!! $\endgroup$
    – user223679
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ Congratulations to our newly-elected mods as well as all the candidates who ran a good race! $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2016 at 20:08
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    $\begingroup$ Woohoo. New mods . . . Now get to work. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:10
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    $\begingroup$ Congratulations to the new overlords! Will there be bread and games? Just asking :D $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2016 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ @KlausWarzecha I want to eat cake. $\endgroup$
    – hBy2Py
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ Can the new mods do backflips? $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ Congratulations! $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2016 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ Many congratulations! Glad to have you both aboard! $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Oct 18, 2016 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ Congrats to the new mods and to all the candidates. Let's keep up the good work and a great community! :-) $\endgroup$ Oct 21, 2016 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Glorfindel I think I had more reputation and badges during that election. $\endgroup$
    – Loong
    Jan 4, 2023 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Loong I'm sure you're right - that's my script trying to fix broken images. Apparently the most recent Wayback Machine capture was too old ... $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Jan 4, 2023 at 19:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Glorfindel I found it here: web.archive.org/web/20161012141908/https://… $\endgroup$
    – Loong
    Jan 4, 2023 at 19:40

2 Answers 2


Well done!

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Master Loong and Orthocresol.

A hearty congratulations to both of you for being the community's choice to be the new mods.

You, guys, deserve this.

We all wish both of you to come out as one of the efficient mods in SE ;)

Along with your fellow comrades Mart and co., let you guys strive hard to maintain the quality and standard of Chem.SE.

Well done!

May the light of Chem.SE never be quelled!!

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    $\begingroup$ "...and co."?? ;) $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Oct 18, 2016 at 22:24
  • $\begingroup$ Of course you and Manish ;) $\endgroup$
    – user5764
    Oct 19, 2016 at 3:31
  • $\begingroup$ @jonsca so much lol... $\endgroup$ Oct 19, 2016 at 4:05
  • $\begingroup$ Too little, too late. $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Oct 20, 2016 at 1:37

I've been busy tonight, just got back, and am pretty tired, so I'll keep this short.

  1. Regardless of who you voted for, thank you to all who participated in this election.

  2. Thank you to the other candidates, who have raised a lot of good points during (and before) the election process - I look forward to having constructive meta discussions.

  3. Thank you to Martin, jonsca and Manish, who have been doing an excellent job (most of it invisible to the average user).

  4. Congratulations Loong. I mean, we never really had any doubt, did we? But congrats anyway.

  5. Thank you for the well wishes to me, I appreciate it and it means a lot to me that people have faith in me to do well, with me being the obvious new kid on the block here. I will look to the other mods - and sometimes the community as well - for guidance.

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    $\begingroup$ I think the great news is that we have a great community with lots of active members. Hopefully this will continue to grow. :-) $\endgroup$ Oct 21, 2016 at 19:13

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