One of the "The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta": who should be our moderators?
The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term solution will likely come from us. Still, bring up these issues in meta. There is a lot of room for innovation. Discussing the criteria of a great moderator is important and picking out potential candidates is a great way to introduce outstanding contributors to your community. And we are completely open to appointing temporary Moderators when someone’s contribution makes them a standout choice for your community’s human exception handler.
Some criteria for moderators:
- excellent Italian and English skills (native italian speaker preferred). Being a SE about the Italian language, a moderator must be able to perfectly understand the content of posts and comments, especially when dealing with flags and disputes.
- patient and fair
- leads by example
- shows respect for their fellow users in their actions and words