2019 Moderator Election

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

This election ended Aug 6 at 20:00.

The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote. Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution


474 voters were eligible, 299 visited the site during the election, 196 visited the election page, and 144 voted

My name is Amitabh Vyas, one of the proud Sitecore Technology MVP 2019. Its been 13+ years in IT and working on Sitecore from last 6+ years.

Knowledge is the only treasure in the world which grows when you spend it.

Hence I love blogging and communities like SSE where you can share your knowledge and in return there are amazing community members all across the globe who helps if any technical problem you are stuck on. I joined SSE 2.4 Years ago and I also love to massage and refine the content being posted on the SSE community. So far my achievements on SSE are:

  • 1948 Reputation
  • 2 Gold 7 Silver 35 Bronze Badges
  • 39 Answers, 19 Questions, 2 Wikis, 114 Comments
  • 257 Edited Posts, 32 Helpful Flags, 992 Votes Casted
  • 314 Revisions, 163 Reviews, 178 Suggestions
  • Glad to bag Nice Question, Nice Answer and 2 Popular Question Badges

Among all the legendary nominations so far, I would like to nominate myself as a Community Moderator so that I can take my contributions to the community at next level.

Greetings! My name is Pete Navarra, known as Sitecore Hacker. I've been involved with Sitecore since 2008, have worked on countless Sitecore implementations and mentored countless developers.

As an early participant in the Area 51 campaign and even a nominated candidate for the first moderator election, I see the value of a well-moderated site. I also believe that while some of the rules of Stack Exchange can be a little difficult for new participants, we should welcome new members with education and guidance and not just an immediate moderator flag.

Engaged Community Leader

  • 3-Time Sitecore MVP (11+ years of Sitecore)
  • A Top Contributor:
    • 204 Answers
    • 104 Accepted Answers
    • 52.3% Acceptance Rate (4th highest of users with >150 Answers)
  • Known for detailed answers.
  • Sitecore Slack Admin
  • Multi-year Speaker at Symposium/SUGCON EU Conferences

I ask for your vote by Aug. 6th! Please reach out if you have any questions!

Looking forward to working hard for this community!

My (real) name is Gert Gullentops (mostly known as Gatogordo or the cat avatar). I'm a Sitecore Technology MVP (2017-2019) from Belgium. I joined SSE from the very beginning and has spend a lot of hours on the site since (1000+ days) as I do believe sharing knowledge is important.

SSE is great tool for a great community and we want to get it out of beta. To help achieve that goal I would like to nominate myself as moderator:

  • early member of SSE
  • top contributer: 300+ answers, 1000+ votes, 250+ edits, 975+ reviews
  • 12y+ Sitecore experience

As I have been reviewing a lot on SSE since the start, I believe I could help the current mods to continue the great work they are doing.

I do not have all the answers, but I do know some. And I try to help whenever I can. But a mods task is not to answer all questions, it's to keep SSE great by moderating it: approving, editing if needed, helping out, and sometimes closing/deleting if necessary.

Always keeping in mind that we are all trying to help each other. Nobody knows all, but together we might know a lot!

Thanks - feel free to ask any questions...

My name is Chris Auer, Sitecore MVP 2017-2019. I am nominating myself as a moderator.

I am pretty narrowly focused on the Sitecore Analytics side of the code and community. Spending most of my time in xDB, xConnect, personalization, XP, XA, and direct work on the Shard DBs. I feel that my deeper focus on xDB can help to bolster the moderation on the site. The community is great and I only hope to make it better.

  • I am a long time user of SSE
  • It wasn't that long ago where I was trying to figure Sitecore out. I am compassionate to new users and their questions (and understand they may not yet know how to ask the right question).
  • I spend most of my community time on Stack Exchange.
  • I work a lot :) and for good or bad, I am always around to lend a hand.

The current mods (and I am sure anyone else who nominates themselves) are great people, and I know most of them very well. We will be excellent with any of them. My knowledge is not as diverse across the platform as some, but I think my deep knowledge in focused areas would be an asset to the community.

Thanks for your time. Please feel free to reach out.

My name is Kamruz Jaman, a Sitecore Technology MVP 2013-2019. Many will know me as jammykam from around the community.

I would like to nominate myself:

  • One of the early members of the platform and promoters of SSE since Area 51 inception
  • Long time Stack user, and all time #2 user points on StackOverflow Sitecore tag
  • Admin of Sitecore Slack community chat
  • I have a rational thought process, and deal with most situations in a friendly, approachable and logical manner
  • Huge contributor to this community for a long time, always try to go above and beyond to help people where I can

My weakness has been a lack of moderation on this site and I am fully aware of this shortcoming, but a challenge that I can easily rise to and look forward to.

Current mods do an excellent job on the site, and feel I would complement the team well in terms of knowledge, experience and dedication to continue promoting this community to help get us out of beta phase. A well moderated and active site is a key part of this.

Please free to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have and I will be happy to try address them.

This election is complete.