Physics's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are:

Qmechanic Manishearth

They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice as they learn the ropes!

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here.

Congrats to both! – Chris White Dec 10 '12 at 0:12
Shouldn't this be featured? Congratulations to the winners! – Alenanno Dec 10 '12 at 1:11
Congrats to the winners! – Luboš Motl Dec 10 '12 at 6:24
congratulations to both – anna v Dec 10 '12 at 19:15
Excellent choices, congrats to both! – Terry Bollinger Dec 11 '12 at 4:38
The Stackexchange mechanism for community self moderation seems to work good. The right candidates came out. Congratulations! – Hans de Vries Dec 12 '12 at 22:48

Am I allowed to post data from the results here? I thought I might save other people some time.

The following is a total count of the number of votes cast for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for each candidate.

                    1   2   3   all
Chris Gerig         9   15  25  49
Qmechanic           134 38  11  183
Manishearth         23  79  28  130
user1504            5   11  19  35
Larian LeQuella     10  20  35  65
Crazy Buddy         4   8   25  37
MKB                 5   4   10  19
Total votes         190 175 153 518

Of course this misses the cross-correlations, which would be important for runoffs, but your method wouldn't matter much for this election.

The average voter cast a vote for 2.726 candidates. Total of 190 people voted, reflected in the first choice column because you can't vote without casting a first choice.

Sure, the results as published by SE are public knowledge. – David Z Dec 11 '12 at 1:47

Indeed, congratulations to the two new moderators! I had a suspicion that this is exactly how it would turn out. Makes all the drama seem rather silly in the end. ;) I think the community made the perfectly correct choices in this, and I am very happy with the final result.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. ;) – JasonR Dec 10 '12 at 14:54
@UnbanRonMaimon: Three independent users marked it as offensive/not constructive with a flag. Three flags cause a comment to be auto deleted :/ I also removed the offensive part of this comment, please don't use such words here.. – Manishearth Dec 11 '12 at 0:09

Congratulations to the new community mods and best of luck!


Good result. Well done folks!


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