Academia's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the moderator is:


They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with them as they learn the ropes!

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here, or view a summary report online.

  • 9
    Congratulations, @Wrzlprmftl. Next time I hope to see Massimo as moderator too.
    – The Doctor
    Mar 20, 2018 at 20:09
  • 2
    @Wrzlprmft Congrats!
    – user68958
    Mar 20, 2018 at 20:22
  • why can't more candidates become mod, and why don't old ones be replaced? (I just ask about the system, not saying who deserves who don't)
    – Ooker
    Mar 24, 2018 at 3:40
  • 2
    @Ooker: We don't require moderators to run for re-election because moderators sometimes need to make unpopular decisions. Generally we run elections as needed when the site grows or an existing mod steps down. It's not unusual for excellent candidates to not get elected. However, it's not unusual for them to get elected the next time we select moderators. Mar 24, 2018 at 21:12
  • @JonEricson so the election doesn't run annually? And it's the algorithm to select which candidates success, not because only one can be chosen at a time, is that correct?
    – Ooker
    Mar 25, 2018 at 0:06
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    @Ooker No, elections are not run annually. In fact, the previous one here was in 2014. If you look at the election page you can see (on the right) that there was just one position available, and that's why only one moderator was selected. Mar 25, 2018 at 12:09

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Non c'è due senza tre (poor man's translation: from two follows three): An Italian saying that welcomes your well-deserved third moderator appointment Wrzlprmft! Congratulations and keep up the good work!


Congrats Wrzlprmft. It’s well deserved and I think Academia is in excellent hands.


Congratulations! I wish you a good moderatorship.


Congrats Wrzlprmft.

Welcome to Academia cleanup zone. Academians are waiting for....

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  • 5
    It’s not that bad. This is a very orderly community.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Apr 5, 2018 at 6:18
  • 1
    @Wrzlprmft so we hire you for nothing? :P
    – Ooker
    May 4, 2018 at 8:33

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