Stack Exchange’s position is that every site has a team of moderators to operate in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated by apsillers and MadHatter, who have been doing an excellent job. We recently attempted to hold an election for your community in October.
Unfortunately, we only had the two current moderators nominate themselves, while we require four nominations in total. Members of an SE site being willing to step up as moderators has been the primary threshold for keeping a site alive since we created this policy in January 2015. Without that, a site is in danger of being shut down. Today, I am posting on behalf of the Community Management team to discuss the next election for this site. In order for a future election to be successful, there need to be community members who are eligible to serve as moderators who are willing to step up to the plate.
We are going to recommend waiting until April 2024 before setting up another election for this site. We’ll be looking for additional individuals to nominate themselves as moderators to join the team. This next election will help to bring those folks in. If we can’t find at least four people willing to nominate themselves to be a moderator on this site by that time, it gives the site an uncertain future.
Do you have any questions about the election process, or any concerns keeping you from nominating yourself as a moderator? Let us know, and we’ll do our best to address them.