It's time for us all to consider holding an election for a new volunteer moderator on Hinduism Stack Exchange!

Last time we had a change in our moderator team was in February 2017 when two previous moderators stepped-down, and me and The Destroyer were appointed as new moderator pro tempore. Since then our site has been running well with three moderators, but the overall traffic and number flags count have increased gradually in 2020. Presently we get/handle quite more flags as compared to 2017's senario. So, we are thinking of increasing our moderator team by having one more moderator who can contribute to maintain the site clean and enjoyable.

Since 2017, elections have become the default way to appoint pro-tems. To avoid finding ourselves in a situation where an election would fail due to an insufficient number of candidates, though, I'm posting this to try to assess the community members' willingness to step up and nominate themselves, when the actual election's nomination period starts.

Please leave an answer if you'd be willing to run for a moderator position, should we decide to run an election.

Note: This is not an official election nomination thread, just a "pulse check" to get a notion of how many people here would be willing to step up. Further process will be announced by a Community Manager.

Since this will be first community moderator election on our site you may want to visit and check FAQ to learn how moderator election happens on Stack Exchange.

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    Rolled back the edit, @sv. — it is superfluous to this particular interest check, as it's actually information that applies to all mods/elections/sites. It's best to try to keep the post a bit clearer on what the call to action here is: for folks to say whether they're willing to nominate if there's an election or not. You're welcome to leave a comment here linking to mine further down, if lack of visibility is what you're worried about :) – JNat Oct 13 at 16:39
  • Very great step – Hindu Oct 18 at 7:50
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    I request people not to go with reputation alone. SwiftPushkar and TheLittleNaruto are good in my opinion. But some of the users with high reputation are misleading the site. Don't go with them. – Hindu Oct 18 at 7:53

First of all thanks for addressing to all the meta posts which made recently about "less participation by moderators". This is genuinely a good decision and a welcoming one.

We have good number of active users now, and I hope we will see a good number of participations from all users in the election as well.

I will consider myself to stand for moderator position to get an experience as mod and to serve community voluntarily.

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    why don't you throw your hat into the ring? Your biggest qualification being you lurk in the corridors of HSE all day, a quality that will stand you in good stead as a moderator ;-) – iruvar Oct 8 at 19:20
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    I will consider this as the nomination. I don't see why not you. upvoted. – Mr_Green Oct 9 at 7:52
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    +1 for participation – Hindu Oct 18 at 7:49
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    Thank you TheLittleNaruto for your consistently excellent helpful contributions, and for now volunteering to be a Hinduism se Moderator! :) – M H Nov 11 at 8:33

Yes. To begin with I would like to thank you for the much needed post. We all really love Hinduism SE! by heart and we sincerely care about the growth of the site , increasing activity as well as active user participation. We also remember those Happy Day's and those happy hours we spend here when the site was it's peak. Anyway considering the current situation , your decision of inclusion of one more moderator to maintain the site effectively is very excellent in my point of view and i am with it. This way we will be able to better manage the site while encouraging the active user participation in site activities. A good and skillful new moderator will help in achieving this task by lending you people a good hand.

I am also in favor of conducting a free and fair election for the selection of our new moderator as well.

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    Sorry, I must ask as you are standing for a new mod. Why were you inactive all these months on meta (ignore if it is personal)? Just hoping this won't be the case when you become mod (just don't want yet another inactive mod) – Mr_Green Oct 9 at 8:06
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    Mr_Green - I appreciate your concern but while i was not participating on Meta ,I was fully active and were participating in site activities on main site. And please don't worry as i will not take your comment personally. – SwiftPushkar Oct 9 at 8:30
  • Thanks for clarifying! – Mr_Green Oct 9 at 8:35
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    @SwiftPushkar Glad to see you participating in moderation. Please join chatroom as well. – TheLittleNaruto Oct 9 at 8:41
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    Glad you ready to be mod..we need mod who knows both SE features/rules and Hinduism scriptures... – YDS Oct 9 at 16:28
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    What about you? IMO you are also a deserving candidate @YDS – Rickross Oct 10 at 6:00
  • As I said "we need mod who knows both SE features/rules and Hinduism scriptures"...and we have other users who r better than me in both the areas..u r one of them, u should nominate.. @Rickross – YDS Oct 10 at 10:46
  • I can be away for months so I am a very bad choice. Pls nominate yourself @YDS – Rickross Oct 10 at 15:45
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    YDS and Rickross are also eligible people if they want – Hindu Oct 18 at 7:46
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    +1 for participation – Hindu Oct 18 at 7:49

I would like to join in as well. I really want to see Hinduism.SE get to graduation level soon.

Why me?

I am not biased or against anyone or group in this community. I usually prefer listening to others before explaining my understanding. I also admit if I make any mistakes and will definitely correct it.

You can definitely see me going with the community flow and trying to increase that pace.

Note: At first I thought not to join as I won't be regularly active on this site (I visit at least one time in 3 days) but seeing JNAT's comment I decided to join in (Also, as there is not much participation).

We need more participation!

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    Thanks for joining in. I wished to see you as a Mod. My vote will sure go for you. :-) – TheLittleNaruto Nov 6 at 10:35

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