Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. You can read about the program here: Moderators Pro Tempore.

I am pleased to announce that these members have stepped up and generously volunteered their time to help us assure that each community’s issues are properly addressed.

Caleb Elendia Starman Mason Wheeler Richard wax eagle

We want to make this site a huge success, and these members are great examples of exactly the type of people we need to make this site succeed. Please welcome them for the hard work and time they contribute.

Did I overlook anyone?

Almost certainly. There are members who are actively involved and very deserving of recognition. My failure to account for everyone this early on is in no way a slight against them. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community and that's why you'll have your elections in several weeks. Most of all, be respectful and understanding of the Moderators Pro Tem. Members of your community are volunteering their time and learning on the job. It’s a learning experience for everyone.

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    What do up/down votes mean on this announcement? If I down-vote, does that mean I think we shouldn't have moderators?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 19:42
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    @Flimzy Votes carry the meaning that the voter intends. There's no specific definition that applies to this particular case.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 19:43
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    @Flimzy Usually it just means "I'm excited by this" or "I'm disappointed by this".
    – C. Ross
    Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 16:07
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    Congratulations on being made pro tem mods!
    – DForck42
    Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 16:02


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