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2024 Moderator Election

nomination began
Feb 13 at 20:00
election began
Feb 20 at 20:00
election ended
Feb 28 at 20:00

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!


Hello! I've been in tech full-time since 1998, crypto-as-in-cryptography from 2015 and Solana from November 2021. As a writer and trainer I've written 2 of APC's famous Linux pocketbooks, trained about 500 RHCEs for Red Hat, and had columns in a couple of nationally published tech magazines. As an engineer I've had my code on the front page of, have lead a team building an App Store App of the Day iOS app, and have various contributions to various open source projects like node.js and Architect Serverless, and created python-docx, the original version of what is now known as python-openxml.

On Solana Stack Exchange I try and go for: one single source of truth and a welcoming atmosphere. I'll make sure duplicates are closed, titles include error messages, reduce-code only answers, ensure official docs are linked to, make sure answers are up to date and the community remains friendly. I'm top %0.12 globally on Stack Overflow simply because I'm very familiar with the platform.


I've been a software dev for the last 10 years now and have been working on Solana since mid 2021. I've been involved with this site since the very beginning from the Area 51 stage and have enjoyed seeing the growth of the community since. I'm ~almost~ in the top 10 of this site and generally quite active both in terms of asking/answering questions and moderating the review queue.

At the moment the site is being flooded by unanswered questions from beginners which leaves everyone unhappy, beginners because they can't find the answers they want, and more experienced devs because the site is full of redundant questions. My goal is for this site to finally fully replace the Solana Discord as the go-to place for Solana devs and to achieve this, I want to do my part in keeping the quality of questions and answers high by closing duplicates, having readable questions etc, no matter if they come from a newcomer or a seasoned Solana dev.

This election is over.