After extending the nomination period for another week but still not finding any candidates, we've had to cancel the election this time and consider it a failed election.

The next steps are for the Community to consider here what may have gone wrong, if we can have more interest on a new one, and if so, when can we host a new one.

We usually wait a month between elections and trying again, however, being that we have many elections to run across the network, it's likely the next when we can run one is January - but we will try to expedite it being that Freelancing needs more moderators.


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Perhaps it's unclear to the users of this not terribly active community how (or whether) moderation would improve it.

  • How could SE or myself show that we need moderation for the site to continue to run smoothly?
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Commented Oct 27, 2020 at 16:04
  • Demonstrate what the problems or issues are
    – morsor Mod
    Commented Oct 28, 2020 at 7:40
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    I would expect that most users of this site also use other SE sites and would therefore be familiar with their moderation. Those who use only this site may not have the rep to stand.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Oct 28, 2020 at 10:14
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    My problem right now is burn out - I'm the only active moderator on this site, and have been since inception. Yes, I want to continue to serve the community, but I need help so that it does not feel like a job.
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Commented Oct 28, 2020 at 16:03
  • Understandable; no fun being The Lone Ranger. I have never been a moderator here or elsewhere and have no idea whether I would even qualify reputation-wise.
    – morsor Mod
    Commented Oct 29, 2020 at 9:33
  • @morsor There is no reputation requirement. If you think you can be the Human Exception Handler, and deal with spammy users/flags, and help set the direction for the community, then I invite you to put your name forward when the nominations open again.
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 23:21
  • OK. I'll consider it at the very least
    – morsor Mod
    Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 7:32
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    Well, at an absolute minimum, the lack of an active moderation team will result in the site being shuttered entirely.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 12, 2021 at 17:30

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