Chemistry Stack Exchange's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are:

Buck Thorn Todd Minehardt

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! Let's also thank jonsca, who recently stepped down, for their work as a moderator over the years.

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here, or view a summary report online.

  • 9
    $\begingroup$ Congratulations to @BuckThorn and @ToddMinehardt! Best of luck, I know you will both do a fantastic job! $\endgroup$
    – Tyberius Mod
    Commented Apr 27, 2021 at 21:13
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Commiserations to the runner-up Tyberius! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 27, 2021 at 21:18
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Thanks @Tyberius and to all who participated! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 27, 2021 at 21:45
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ Thanks @Tyberius and the other candidates and all who voted and commented. $\endgroup$
    – Buck Thorn Mod
    Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 9:32
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Congrats @ToddMinehardt @ BuckThorn, you guys will be great mods.. and I'll be around to support you guys :D $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 12:57
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ congratulations to you both and good luck! $\endgroup$
    – porphyrin
    Commented May 1, 2021 at 6:17

1 Answer 1


Todd Minehardt

Congratulations and welcome to the ♢-team! I am delighted to see Todd finally elected as a mod. User 856 should've been the winner during 2019 election as a more experienced member with a long history of positive contributions, not me who was a newbie at that time (and still is in some areas). Thank you for being loyal and unbiased to this community for such a long period of time.

Buck Thorn

Congratulations and welcome to the ♢-team! As a newer member, you managed to be acknowledged as a professional physical chemist in a short period of time. You proved yourself to be a fair user who participates on a regular basis and who is not afraid of taking responsibility and improving yourself. I am truly happy to see you among the mods and I hope you'll find your new moderation tools useful and fun.


Let me first take my hat off. Not that I'm still wearing one from the Winter Bash, it's that I know you (well, your internet persona at least:) ) since the moment I joined Chemistry.SE and to me you always made an impression of a dedicated perfectionist who is well-versed in theory. Your actions and decisions were always weighted and full of sobriety. You would make a hell of a mod on CSE and I envy your colleagues from MMSE. Shall there be another election, I really hope to see your name on the list of candidates one more time.

Shoubhik R Maiti

I enjoy reading your Q&As of theoretical and organic chemistry here and on MMSE. You are curious, it looks like you love to learn and have no problems with receiving critics. Don't let the fact you didn't become the mod this time to get you down. I'm sure you can easily apply and win once the next election takes place. In the meantime, post, flag, vote and have fun.

Safdar Faisal

It's amazing to see how quickly you adapted to the quirks of the CSE and started to participate full speed. You make an impression of a quick learner and the amount of work and rep points you've invested before the election is really impressive. Again, don't feel sad it didn't work out this time. You brought a lot of goodies and whipped up the community quite a bit. Keep up the good work and best of luck next election!

Thank you all for playing and voting.

  • 6
    $\begingroup$ Now there are more mods, I expect a marshal badge soon :P $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 12:58
  • 6
    $\begingroup$ I'm not going to write another answer, I'm just hitchhiking on that one. Congratulations to our new team members and a big thank you to all participants. I hope to see you around actively. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 16:04

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .