Stack Exchange’s position is that every site has a team of moderators to operate in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated by D.W., Discrete Lizard, and Raphael, who have been doing an excellent job — since the last time Computer Science SE held a successful election was back in 2019, the current moderation team reached out to the Community Management Team to request we set up an election, to help get more hands on the team.
Unfortunately, we only had one nomination for this election, but would require at least two for it to have progressed to the voting phase. Members of an SE site being willing to step up as moderators has been the primary threshold for keeping a site alive since we created this policy in January 2015. Without that, a site is in danger of being shut down — although, since the team here meets our minimum of 3 mods, that might not quite be the case here.
Today, I am posting on behalf of the Community Management team to discuss the next election for this site. In order for a future election to be successful, there need to be community members who are eligible to serve as moderators who are willing to step up to the plate.
We are going to recommend waiting until May 2023 before setting up another election for this site. We’ll be looking for additional users from this community to nominate themselves as moderators to join the team. This next election will help to bring those folks in. We're hoping we can find at least two users willing to nominate then.
Do you have any questions about the election process, or any concerns keeping you from nominating yourself as a moderator? Let us know, and we’ll do our best to address them.