I'm asking another of the essential meta questions as a precursor to some great news, Expats is going to be advancing to the public beta stage at some point this week!1 You all have done a fantastic job of building what appears to be a really strong site in the making.
We're going to need leadership from within this community to help guide the site on its journey to a graduated site. I'm looking for three people that would like to step up take on this position, in accordance with our theory of moderation. Great candidates have the following qualities:
- Consistently patient and fair when dealing with other users
- Have a little time each week to devote to moderating the site
- Willing to help jump start promotional activities, and guide new users as they find the site for the first time
You'll also have our ear, as a liaison, between this community and the Stack Exchange community team.
Are you interested? Nominate below with whatever text you'd like to offer about yourself and why you want the job, and include a link to your profile on the main site. Do you feel strongly that someone else would be a great moderator? Feel free to nominate them as well, explaining why you feel strongly about them as a potential candidate, and link to their main profile as well.
Third-party nominations need to be accepted by the person you nominate, they can either leave a comment to accept, or edit your post with whatever detail they wish to add.
I'm starting this a bit early due to the activity we saw during the private beta, I have a feeling we're going to see quite a few new faces once we open - the sooner I start the process of looking, the sooner I can get a great team in place.
1Should be this week, don't panic if it's next.
March 20, 2014 - Update
Because we got such a huge amount of attention on opening day (which isn't going to be subsiding in the near future), I'm very likely going to begin appointments as early as today. If you're reading this and interested in joining the team, I need to see your nomination very soon.
You might begin to see diamonds next to names that have nominated here, that's simply me getting people in a position where they can be of the most use while I continue making selections and contacting folks. I'll be writing a formal 'welcome, moderators' meta post after I have all three in place.