# January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had an election last year, and has recently seen their moderator team reduced by two.

As such, by request of the remaining two moderators on the team, and to find replacements for Mego and Dennis, 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.

• That largely depends on whether you've resolved the situation with Monica or not, and given you've started censoring links to the gofundme, the magic 8 ball says... "Very Doubtful" – Jo King Nov 14 '19 at 21:27
• Dennis and Mego stepped down for a reason. Judging for the vote counts in their annoucements, many people agree with their motives and respect their decision. Running for moderator now would feel, to a large extent, like going against that cause – Luis Mendo Nov 14 '19 at 23:59
• Given that many people, in addition to Mego and Dennis, have stated that they would stop or greatly decrease their participation to Code Golf, I doubt we even need new mods given the current activity. – Fatalize Nov 15 '19 at 7:38
• If you're going to check our pulse, you're going to find the community alive and incredibly angry at the SE administration. Your recalculation of reputation will not appease us. – mbomb007 Nov 18 '19 at 20:35
• Note that DJMcMayhem, in their post stepping down as moderator indicated that they wanted the community to find a replacement moderator: codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/q/18476/20080 – isaacg Jan 24 '20 at 3:10
• A site could be shut down if there are not enough people to moderate it. This makes me qualify my comment above. If we reach a point where the site's continuity is at stake I'm sure people will want to run as moderators to keep this community going – Luis Mendo Jan 27 '20 at 15:42

• This is the only reason, in my opinion, for why we need an election however, it does seems like the community has also lessened, which compensates for the lack of moderators. I wouldn't know, a current moderator could probably answer this better but I think the question that needs asking is Do we need more moderators? rather than Are people willing to be moderators?. – totallyhuman Nov 22 '19 at 19:48