Moderator election #6 on English Language & Usage has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are:



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!

Also, please join me in thanking Matt E. Эллен, who's been serving as a moderator since the 2014 election, and will be stepping down from the role:

Matt E. Эллен

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

  • 12
    Congratulations to the winners.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 29, 2022 at 20:43
  • 9
    Once again, EL&U was very fortunate to have more highly qualified candidates than open positions in this election. I'm sure that NVZ and Laurel will be excellent moderators—but I also want to thank Lawrence and Jesse Steele for throwing their hats in the ring. All four candidates made strong cases for themselves with their thoughtful responses to the pre-election questionnaire, and all deserve our gratitude.
    – Sven Yargs
    Mar 29, 2022 at 21:13
  • 1
    It is always pleasant to feel that people appointed to a job will do it better than I could have done it myself had I tried. And so I congratulate both winners.
    – Anton
    Mar 29, 2022 at 21:28
  • 4
    Many thanks to Matt for his measured and friendly modship and other non-modish contributions! Mar 29, 2022 at 22:52
  • 6
    Thanks @SvenYargs, and congratulations to NVZ and Laurel. Thanks Jesse Steel for kicking off the elections as the first to nominate, and Matt for carrying the mod mantle well. Also a big shout out to our continuing mods who are continuing to put in time and effort behind the scenes, especially those such as Kit Z. Fox who have been doing this for the longest time - you've set a good tone for our fresh mods.
    – Lawrence
    Mar 30, 2022 at 0:12
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    Thank you all for the vote and support. I'm happy to be here!
    – NVZ Mod
    Mar 30, 2022 at 1:43

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Congratulations and welcome to our new moderators ♦! Looking forward to your extended contribution to EL&U. Best of luck, Laurel and NVZ!

Thank you, Matt, for your exceptional service. We'll miss you as a moderator, but I hope you stick around (those quality answers won't write themselves).

Lawrence and Jesse, thank you for putting yourselves out there. You were both good candidates with years of experience (inside EL&U and outside too) and I hope you consider running again in a future election.

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