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RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations/Archive11

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Shills & Whores

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 for supreme leadership 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". You must meet all the requirements in the rules at the time of accepting your nomination, this means you have until the end of nominations to meet the requirements.

Also, as per the discussion and vote following last year's moderator's election (RationalWiki:Moderator_elections/Results/Archive10#Poll_results):

  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.


  1. No sockpuppets may run, this includes alternative accounts.
  2. Blocked users cannot run, unblocking users for the purpose of allowing them to run is discouraged.


Nominations are closed.

Accepted nominations[edit]

Declined nominations[edit]

Presumed inactive[edit]

Presumed busy[edit]


@DuceMoosolini I seek to file a petition for review to the Superior Moderation Court for a de novo review and ruling on the question of when does the election start? Eponymous (talk) 21:16, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
November 2nd, the start of Nominations and Campaigning? Then I must wait in lamentation.
November 19th, the start of Voting? Then I have time to meet the requirements.
You're right, I would consider the start of the election to be the first day of voting. However, one of the other requirements is 6 months activity. --RWRW (talk) 21:22, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Eponymous I just noticed you've stated you have older accounts here. You may wish to bring this up at RationalWiki talk:All things in moderation but, if what you say is true, I think you should be allowed to run. --RWRW (talk) 22:18, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@RWRW If for no other reason that to establish clear candidacy requirements for future contributors and protect their passive suffrage, I will submit my strategic litigation case to the Moderators in short time. To the drafting board! Eponymous (talk) 23:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Note that the rules also say, "No sockpuppets may run, this includes alternative accounts." Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:48, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
In case this needs to be clear: You must meet all the requirements in the rules at the time of accepting your nomination, this means you have until the end of nominations to meet the requirements and accept your nomination. This is not the same time as the start of voting. Additionally: You smell of old foot cheese, but as long as this is your main account now that's fine. The anti-sock rule is to prevent stupidity like someone running with two accounts, or running with an alt while active with their main account. — Dysk (contribs) 01:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
The ambiguity of the system has been clarified. I had planned on marathoning some quality edits on topics I feel could be fleshed out last week and this past weekend, but I came down with a nasty cold and do not see qualifying by the 16th. Well, I suppose small victories and next election. Thanks! Eponymous (talk) 11:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

OpenSTV ballot readers[edit]

We would like to have at least 1 non-candidate OpenSTV reader. It's pretty easy -- you need only have a few hours of free time in late November 2018, the ability to use the linux cli, and a very complicated almost completely undocumented python program. [It's not that bad -- just regex'ing the ballot and running the python with cl arguments. Monkey could do it. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 16:51, 2 November 2018 (UTC)]