Moderator election #6 on Electrical Engineering has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is:


They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and share your assistance and advice with them as they learn the ropes!

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here or view a summary report online.


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Thank you to everyone who voted -- whether for me or for one of the other candidates -- and I thank the other candidates for running.

I look forward to serving this community in a new capacity.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Congrats! on the new role. \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Jul 6, 2022 at 15:20

Not sure where else to post this!

Thank you a lot to all volunteers, and especially to @Null in advance for his time and nerves being spent maintaining order on this fantastic free-for-all website!

and advice with them as they learn the ropes!

I am full of respect for everyone volunteering as moderators on StackExchange, but there is one thing in particular that I would prefer to see changed:

We cannot prevent the Community bot from bumping old questions, whose askers have long forgotten about them anyway.

But along the same lines, what we can prevent is people bumping old questions by doing tag changes to them. So if you want to consider my hope:

Stop bumping old questions by tag changes and minor edits, because a) the askers are gone and b) it is highly distracting for people using the "Active" Questions view.

Ok, now downvote away :)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Regarding bumping old questions, I recently learnt from a SO mod that there's a moderator tool for tag merging, which can be used when you wish to remove a bad tag and replace it with something else. He explained that doing so was non-intrusive, as in no bumping. \$\endgroup\$
    – Lundin
    Jul 7, 2022 at 9:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ What constitutes a "minor edit" can be a matter of opinion, and tag changes aren't necessarily a "minor edit". Old posts are still useful even if the askers are gone because posts are intended to be useful references for all users -- which means they need to be correctly tagged and edited so users can find them and read them easily... \$\endgroup\$
    – Null Mod
    Jul 7, 2022 at 20:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ I do try to space out edits over time to avoid disrupting the front page too much, and as a moderator I can now perform some tag operations (make synonyms and merge) without bumping posts. I also encourage you to edit new posts so we have fewer old posts in need of edits. \$\endgroup\$
    – Null Mod
    Jul 7, 2022 at 20:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Null thanks for your replies. I will try to pay more attention to editing new questions. And thanks again for taking on the mod responsibility and good luck \$\endgroup\$
    – tobalt
    Jul 8, 2022 at 3:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ "the askers are gone" is only a good reason to not try to ask for further clarification in the comments. Afaik, the Stack Exchange model is that all the Q's and associated A's are there to benefit everyone, not just the one original asker. So if making changes to a Q or an A improves it for future knowledge-seekers then that's a good thing. \$\endgroup\$
    – brhans
    Jul 19, 2022 at 12:14

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