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This community last had moderators appointed in 2017, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — Hohmannfan — has stepped down from their moderator position.

Since moderators were last appointed in this community, we've started and "graduated" and experiment: and pro-tem moderators are now elected, just like "regular" moderators. As such, to find a replacement for Hohmannfan, we're looking at scheduling an election to start somewhere in January 2020. 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. Like I mentioned, we're looking at scheduling the nomination period to start some time in January '20.

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, so you don't have to put up your whole election nomination.

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I would run if and only if nobody better placed does (and of course only if the community would welcome me).

My activity on Space Exploration has been moderate, but I am an active moderator over at Earth Science Stack Exchange, which has some overlap with Space Exploration (my day-to-day-work is with weather satellites, which involve both Space Exploration and Earth Science).

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    $\begingroup$ No offense intended, but I was kind of thinking 'nobody' might be a better candidate for the position. $\endgroup$ – James Jenkins Nov 20 at 18:23
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesJenkins moderation is a lot of work and having three moderators, especially distributed over different time zones makes their job easier. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Nov 21 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesJenkins No offence taken. Do you mean because of the context in which Hohmannfan steps down means nobody should join, or do you mean I am personally unsuitable? My view is that moderators who have stepped down in protest have done so individually. If there had been a collective decision to a strike, I would not put myself forward, even if I disagreed with the strike decision. But there has not been such a debate prior to the individual resignations. $\endgroup$ – gerrit Nov 21 at 8:18
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    $\begingroup$ My comment is not personal. My update meta post here explains my reasoning. While the claim was "remove links to a legal fund campaign from user profiles, posts, and comments' they seem to have only removed the ads. Many links to gofundme remain some fairly blantiient. $\endgroup$ – James Jenkins Nov 21 at 11:17
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesJenkins Some people have reported links being deleted. $\endgroup$ – gerrit Dec 3 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ @gerrit They are being deleted, seems to be most heave on SE.Meta, and those who are most vocal there. You can probably keep yours, as long as don't stir the pot too vigorously. $\endgroup$ – James Jenkins Dec 3 at 11:01

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