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Summary: Computational Science Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on May 6 to bring in one more moderator.

For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline:

  • Starting on May 6, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the and tags.)

  • On May 13, if there are two or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll simply appoint the candidate. (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination, but I doubt that will come up.)

  • If there is an election, I'll announce the results on meta on May 21.

(Note for current moderators: there's no need to nominate yourself even though you'll likely get an email saying you should. The system assumes the first election is a graduation election, which would mean moderators would need to be re-elected. This isn't that sort of election.)

If you have any questions about the process, please stick them in an answer here.

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    $\begingroup$ If you have any questions about the process, please stick them in an answer here. Isn't this suggestion the complete opposite of how a Q&A site like Stack Exchange should work? What is the advantage of proceeding in this way rather than asking separate questions? $\endgroup$ – Federico Poloni Mar 25 '19 at 22:44
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    $\begingroup$ @FedericoPoloni: An answer here pings me. ;-) If you want to ask a question on meta and ping me in a comment here, that works too. $\endgroup$ – Jon Ericson Mar 25 '19 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ You watching the tag "election" would work, too. I thought community managers already monitored at least some tags in all meta sites, by the way. $\endgroup$ – Federico Poloni Mar 25 '19 at 22:58

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