I have great interest in Internet of things(IOT) and wanted to have the community of the same on SE.

So i proposed it in Area51 and now this proposal has reached 100% commitment.

Soon its private beta will be launched and possibly its alpha version too.

So, Will i become the moderator of this site .? If not what will be my role.?

And how can i become the moderator to serve the community best.

2 Answers 2


Short answer

No, you will not become a moderator immediately. If the site makes it out if private beta, there will be a thread on the per-site meta, accepting nominations for moderators pro-tempore. You can nominate yourself by adding an answer to that thread, and, I assume, the top-voted candidates will become that site's moderator team until graduation, when there is an official election, at sitename.stackexchange.com/election.

Read more here, the SE blog post about pro-tem mods.

Long answer

I took part in the electing of the the pro-tems for the AI site, so here's a bit more in-depth explanation of the process:

First, there will be a Meta thread, asking for nominations, such as this one.

You can nominate other people, who then have to edit the nomination stating whether or not they accept the nomination, or you can volunteer yourself.

People will be able to vote on these nominations, if they happen across the thread on meta, or see it because it's .

After a while, the SE staff with choose a number of the candidates, usually three, to be the moderator team for that site. They contact the nominee via the email in their profile, verify things, etc. I don't know whether or not the mods are chosen only from those answers on that thread or not.

Then will come a thread on meta announcing the new moderators, who are then the moderators until the site either graduates, when there will be a real election which takes place at sitename.stackexchange.com/election, or the site closes.

  • Yes, I've deleted my comments.
    – Chenmunka
    Nov 24, 2016 at 10:49

Shorter answer:

At all points in a proposed site, including private beta launch and all points following, the proposer of a site has the same roll as every person on the planet. Someone who contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 has no roll. Everything contributed belongs to the community who choose to continue supporting the proposal. As proposer you have no roll or obligation.

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