The Workplace has reached public beta, and soon it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the "Moderator Pro Tempore" blog post:
That’s why I am in the process of identifying and organizing a team of provisional Moderators from within each community (about three per site, starting about seven days into the public Beta). This is a temporary, short-term appointment. Moderators Pro Tem focus and expedite the essential needs of each new site. By the end of Beta, the community will be better suited to hold their own elections.
Moderators in Stack Exchange have an interesting challenge. Beside the normal activities of a Moderator, part of their function is to act as liaison — a role which links the Stack Exchange team with the individual communities.
Although during beta moderators will ultimately be selected by Stack Exchange, 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, the Water Cooler, our main chat room, is full of moderators, feel free to ask us anything you'd like (hint: we are the ones with blue names). Furthermore 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.