Moderator Changes on Super User

by Jeff Atwood

on March 26, 2010

I'd like to announce a changing of the guard for Super User moderation.

First, let's extend a hearty welcome to our two new Super User moderators:

Welcome random and quack quixote (nee ~quack) as our newest Super User community moderators! They both come highly recommended, not just by me, but by their peers in this meta nomination thread.

In related news, Diago has indicated he'd like to step down as a moderator. Thanks, Diago, for everything you've done so far -- you had arguably the most difficult moderator position with the least support from us (which was totally our fault; a mistake I hope not to repeat) and you did an excellent job regardless. I completely understand and support the decision to take a break from moderating. You are welcome back as a moderator any time on my watch.

As always, I recommend that new moderators (or anyone interested in the topic) read through A Theory of Moderation -- also, keep an eye on the following meta tags for discussion about what moderators should (or shouldn't) be doing on the Trilogy:

moderation, moderators, moderator-abilities

While some moderation topics are inherently a private matter between users, we try to discuss as much of it in public as possible. We have a reasonable set of moderation guidelines, but how we moderate continues to evolve -- and will hopefully improve as we bring in new community moderators with new perspectives and new ideas.