Greeting all! It's time to see if we can get some Moderators for this site!
Most Stack Exchange sites (like Ask Patents) are generally self-moderated by the community. The combination of voting, wiki-style editing, and control over your content makes this all possible. But when something happens that the community cannot take care of themselves, that's where the Moderator team comes in. They're the "exception handlers" with the little diamond♦ next to their name and access to the tools to help keep this site humming.
Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community. But until this site becomes big enough to be self-sustaining, we hope to appoint a few provisional moderators to fill the leadership vacuum we have today.
That's where you come in. This blog post talks about the process:
If you would be interested in helping moderate this site, here's how this works:
- Please 'answer' with your username below. Include a link to your profile and anything you would like to add to help us make an informed decision.
- If you would like to nominate someone else you feel would make a great Moderator, feel free to suggest their name below. I would ask that the nominee please 'accept' or 'decline' the nomination in the comments following the answer.
That's about it.
I can't make any promises just yet. There are very few people who visit this site regularly enough to become an effective moderator… so this may take awhile. But I want to get this process started to let folks know the positions are available and to start thinking about where this site is headed. When we have a sufficient field of candidates to move forward, we'll make our selections and post an announcement here.