User Experience—Stack Exchange's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are:

Benny Skogberg JohnGB

They'll 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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    Congrats gentlemen :) Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 21:20
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    @VitalyMijiritsky Thank you! :) Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 21:44
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    Congratulations! Your promotion is well-deserved. Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 1:14
  • @3nafish You gotta tell me how to pronounce your nickname :) Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 7:14
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    Congrats guys. And well done everyone for taking part, those putting themselves forward and those voting.
    – Matt Obee
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 9:43
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    @Vitaly, It's pronounced three-na-fish (one better than tunafish) Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 15:06
  • @3nafish Oh! I hadn't picked up on that :). Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 19:17
  • Can someone explain me (or point me to a link) the voting system? Why are there different rounds?
    – stefan.s
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 12:41
  • @stefan.s: We use a single transferable vote system. The rounds occur when votes are transferred either because a candidate is eliminated or elected. Often the results are identical to a straight vote, but when there are multiple candidates and positions STV systems work better in important edge cases. Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 18:30
  • @JonEricson Thanks Jon, never heard of that. Looks a bit to complicated in the morning. I'll need some more coffee :-)
    – stefan.s
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 6:09
  • Congratulations to the UX community for making such good choices and thank you John and Benny for volunteering. Congratulations to you two as well.
    – Itumac
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 22:40
  • Hoorah! Welcome to the moderation community folks!
    – UXerUIer
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 13:25

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Congrats chaps! Welcome on board.

  • Thank you, Jon. I'm honored to be part of a great team! Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 22:24


You will make UX.SE even more amazing than it already is.

Good luck and happy moderating!

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    Thank you Maverick! I'll do my very best :-) Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 21:45

Congratulations boys.

I wish I could see at least one girl in the list of moderators. Looking forward to see females next time :)


UX.StackExchange is a fantastic place

due to the community, but also because the moderators do a great job. I have the utmost respect for the first group of moderators BenBrocka, JonW and Rahul - thank you so much guys!

Given how impressively active Benny Skogberg and JohnGB have been, I'm absolutely sure they'll do a great job too - congratulations!

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    Thank you for those kind words @greenforest! :-) Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 7:54

Congratulations, very well deserved :). Looking forward to the building of an ever more awesome community.


Congratulations Ben and John! Here's to hoping a bigger, better and thriving UX.SE!


Congratulations guys, looking forward for data and wearables year's new topics!


So good, and Congratulation Ben and John. I hope you the bests and making Better Experience

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