Community consensus has decided that it's time to choose more official room owners (ROs) for our main chat room, The Garbage Collector. ROs are responsible for some basic moderation tasks like pinning messages, clearing spam stars, and moving spam messages to trash rooms. This will be the first of two stages in an election, where we'll elect at least six ROs. Current ROs will not maintain their positions; they must run in the election.
The election will work as follows (some wording copied from CGCC's RO nominations):
- For one week (lasting until UTC midnight on July 27th), nominations will be accepted on this meta post. The votes on the nominations here will not matter. Self-nominations are allowed. If you are nominated by someone else, you must accept the nomination to be considered a candidate (we don't want to elect someone who doesn't actually want the position).
- After the nomination period, the election will begin, lasting for one week (until UTC midnight on August 3rd). At the end of the election, winning candidates will be submitted to the moderators and current room owners for approval and instatement as new room owners.
The top six candidates with at least a 2:1 upvote:downvote ratio in the election phase will be chosen, with the exception that current mods (who may run) don't count toward this number (so that mods are able to run without taking up the spot of someone who doesn't already have the ability to use RO tools, as mods do).
Nominations don't need to be super long, but should provide some info on why the candidate would be a good fit for the position, and link to their PLDI and chat accounts.