How many moderators do get? Debating on nominating others or myself, but if we only get 2 for example I'd be happy leaving it for JohnB and Yisela.

(The tag election alone wasn't sufficient for posting, so including discussion tag as well.)


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As far as I'm concerned, all SE sites get 3 moderators on graduation.

I know there have exceptions for sites needing more, so it's a matter of presenting the case to SE and see what they think.

I would personally like to see 4 mods, because just in the last couple of weeks the site has grown quite a lot, and it shows, but is just my opinion!

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    So that's three moderators in total (not three new moderators on top of the existing ones)? Apr 22, 2014 at 9:21
  • @user568458 Exactly. 3 moderators voted in the elections.
    – Yisela
    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:36
  • This is correct. 3 new moderators, but the pro tem mods are always eligible to run in this election. If after the election as things start to smooth out and there is need for a 4th mod, we have been known to call up the runner-up when necessary (if it's within a certain amount of time since the election).
    – hairboat
    Apr 22, 2014 at 15:51

Every election I've been a part of has had 3 people become moderators at each election. If it's desired, another election could be held sooner, the moderators would just need to make a request to SE, who would set up another election, if their work load becomes unbearable.

  • Related: meta.graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/978/2857 Are you sure there haven't been sites where 4 mods were elected? I remember having a conversation about this, but now I'm unsure if it's what you are referring to (another election). Will look into it.
    – Yisela
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:32
  • As the SE election only allows for voting for 3 candidates, SE usually doesn't want to have more than 3 moderators elected. I can't recall seeing this violated, even SO elects only 3 per election. Apr 22, 2014 at 12:37

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