RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations

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We will be electing 6 moderators and 2 alternates via single transferable vote.Wikipedia The mods are the 1st-6th highest-ranked candidates of the STV vote. The alternates are the 7th and 8th highest-ranked candidates of the STV vote.


1: There are no rules against self nomination.
2: When nominating somebody else, it is considerate to inform them with {{modnotice}} so that they don't miss the opportunity to accept the nomination.
3: Nominees should acknowledge the nomination by signing next to their name.
4: Nominees should accept or decline their nomination and move their name to the right section.
5: The propaganda and misinformation supplied by our candidates may be found here, if anyone bothers to post any.
Timing note: Nominations must be accepted before midnight UTC on the closing date, this may be different to your timezone. Any nominations not accepted will be treated as "presumed inactive".

Nominee requirements

1: Anyone who has been banned through coop or received the sysoprevoke penalty will be ineligible to run.
2: All candidates have to have been on the wiki for 6 months.
3: All candidates have to have made 300 edits by the time the election starts.
4: All candidates have to have edited at least 10 times in the two months before the election.
5: No sockpuppets may run, this includes alternative accounts.
6: Blocked users cannot run, unblocking users for the purpose of allowing them to run is discouraged.
These guidelines were added after the 2018 mod election.


Put nominations here in a * {{ping|Richard Pryor}} ~~~~ format.

Accepted nomination

Declined nomination

  • I feel as if maybe I should stick to not being a super important role here. I appreciate the nomination though. (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Natsuki Marx ♥ (talk) 12:11, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
  • I am flattered by the nomination, but I have too much going on at home. I think I'll decline for now. Carthage (talk) 16:02, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Probably not. I can move this any time before the voting, right? Still, probably not. Chillpilled (talk) 17:17, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
    I view this as more of a "non-committal" than anything else, at least this early in the game. I am leaning towards "no," but I can reverse my decision at anytime. It is admittedly unlikely, but anything can happen over the span of a month. I would've ignored the nomination, but I felt compelled to respond. Carthage (talk) 17:22, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
    It should be OK to change your mind before voting starts. Bongolian (talk) 18:57, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Thanx , but not this time.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 18:28, 7 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Thanks, but I'm not sure I'll have much time to spend on here in the coming year, and I wouldn't want to accept only to disappear. 𝒮𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒 talk 21:53, 7 November 2023 (UTC)
  • I'm happy to be nominated, but I'm self-aware enough to realize that I don't exactly have the demeanor I would look for in a mod. I've also gone through some period of inactivity lately and will likely do so in the near future. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 00:10, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Thanks, but as much as I wanted to accept, I'll be reasonable here: next year will probably be a very boisterous year for RW, and I'll start my PhD. And I will do this while working. And taking care of my family (priority number one). It's possible that I won't have time and/or energy to moderate. I'll see if I can reconcile real life and RW and run next year. GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 00:21, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Always appreciated. Maybe another year. There are more than enough good nominees this time around. May the best candidate win. ShabiDOO 12:26, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
  • @Monet - Arcadium Trancefer (talk) 14:25, 8 November 2023 (UTC) Honestly, I truly appreciate the nomination. Although I did lurk around RW, I barely edited and I doubt this will change in the future. Monet Ye 17:46, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the nomination, but I'd like to keep my roles here the way they are for now. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 21:42, 8 November 2023 (UTC)

Invalid nomination

  • @Gang O' Shadow Wizards Not enough edits. Monet Ye 17:24, 10 November 2023 (UTC)
  • @LeftyGreenMario - Arcadium Trancefer (talk) 14:25, 8 November 2023 (UTC) Not enough edits in the last two months, although I would‘ve vote for her. Monet Ye 17:38, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
  • @Moon Sock - Arcadium Trancefer (talk) 14:25, 8 November 2023 (UTC) Sockpuppets can’t run Monet Ye 17:41, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    Looks more like a replacement account than what would typically be called a sockpuppet. Chillpilled (talk) 17:48, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    5: No sockpuppets may run, this includes alternative accounts. Monet Ye 17:58, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    Not much of an alternative account once you haven't used your "main" in two years, is it? Though, they don't seem exceedingly active anyhow, so I wonder if they even fit the other requirements. Chillpilled (talk) 18:06, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    They have enough edits in the last two months (19, nine more than required). I think the main should be eligible, as the edits came from the same person. Plutocow (talk) 18:35, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    Let's see if they even wanted to run before debating any further. Might be moot. Chillpilled (talk) 19:14, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    This looks more like Marquee Moon abandoned their old account fwiw. Is this really worth arguing about? -- Techpriest (talk) 21:57, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    This is currently, in fact, their main account. Check their use page, they lost the password to the older one. They are eligible. GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 22:00, 8 November 2023 (UTC)

No response


So you want to start mod nominations without even demoting/promoting the staff member, whose election already ended months ago?Monet Ye 10:29, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

Done. GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 11:49, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

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