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2022 Moderator Election

nomination began
Sep 26, 2022 at 20:00
election began
Oct 3, 2022 at 20:00
election ended
Oct 11, 2022 at 20:00

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

Amandine Gasc

Permanent researcher in Ecoacoustics in the French Institute of Research for the Development, I support this Stack Exchange initiative. This Q and A forum is a unique and amazing tools for beginners to experts in the field to reach out and get help from the larger bioacoustic community. I would like to dedicate some of my time to serve the community as moderator of this site, offering my expertise in the field if needed.

Taiki Sakai

I am a programmer who has created multiple open source packages for processing and analyzing acoustic data. I know how useful Stack Overflow has been for my work, and I'd love to continue to support this initiative to make sure the bioacoustics community has a similar resource.

Carly Batist

I am a PhD candidate studying ruffed lemur vocal communication & using passive acoustic monitoring to survey their endangered populations in Madagascar. I also use machine learning models (e.g., neural networks) to process these data. More about my work on my website, Twitter & LinkedIn.

I joined the BSE during the private beta (was doing remote fieldwork until then) & am now one of the most active people on the site. I love how many different facets of the bioacoustics community have come together for this site & would be honored to help continue this progress. It was been at times a bumpy road, but the BSE community is strong & engaged, & I am confident in its ability to bounce back. I also think it is important to facilitate increased participation by early-career bioacousticians, & would love to push forward on this initiative, as a grad student myself.

I am also heavily involved in a complementary conservation tech-focused site, WILDLABS; I'm looking forward to cross-fostering effective discussion & positive Q&A'ing across these sites!

Dan Stowell

I am an academic studying computational bioacoustics. I'm keen on developing a lively community in this field, which is why I have coordinated many in-person research workshops (1, 2, 3) and mentored lots of junior researchers.

I am committed to open science and open online community-building:

  • On Stack Exchange, I have a high reputation after years of active membership in Stack Overflow (for programming), Cross Validated (for stats) and some others.

  • I've been an active member, community organiser, and trainer for OpenStreetMap for over a decade. This involves similar moderation work as I expect in Stack Exchange: patiently reconciling disagreements through online discussion, being sensitive to individual differences, assuming good intentions while looking out for inappropriate intentions, etc.

This election is over.