When my proposed site gets published, Will i be head moderator of the site per being the one who proposed it? Or does proposing just basically give free ideas to the site developers to make a site? What im asking is would i be in charge of the actuall Q/A site that I proposed?

  • Also if you could tell me how my question is not useful at all, that would be great instead of downvoting and abandoning the question. Thanks. Feb 3, 2021 at 12:46
  • The tooltip for the downvote says "This question does not show any research effort" – it might be that people downvote it for that reason. The information you're looking for can likely be found either here or on Meta Stack Exchange.
    – Glorfindel
    Feb 3, 2021 at 16:35
  • @Glorfindel if it can be found then why hasn't a link been posted to a similar question on here? I haven't been able to find another question on this partiuclar site that deals with it Feb 5, 2021 at 5:56
  • @bluejayke You probably can't find a question that deals with it, because the topic is addressed right in the Help pages on every Stack Exchange site except Area 51. (Which is the only one that doesn't really have a community it's centered around, and from which moderators could be elected.) But if you open Help on just about any other community, including this Meta, "Who are the site moderators, and what is their role here?" is pinned right at the top of the "Reputation & Moderation" section.
    – FeRD
    Feb 26, 2021 at 20:49

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No. ♦ moderators used to be appointed by Stack Exchange staff, chosen from subject matter experts and users already familiar with moderation tasks on other Stack Exchange sites. Nowadays, they often hold elections, just like on main sites. See this recent example.

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    Ok will i be owner of the site or am i just a proposer? Feb 3, 2021 at 12:43
  • You're just a proposer and community member; if you ask and answer a lot during the first weeks of the private beta (not here on Area 51, those questions don't carry over), people will notice you're active on the site and you get reputation. Those are two key things when it comes to winning elections.
    – Glorfindel
    Feb 3, 2021 at 16:34
  • @Glorfindel so what about the people like isaac moses etc who started mi yodeya, even tho he created it, he just got elected one time, and all moderators only get elected? Feb 5, 2021 at 5:01
  • @Glorfindel What about Isaac? He was one of those appointed moderators when the site launched, acting pro tempore for several years, then he stepped down from that position and ran in the Mi Yodeya 2017 moderator election. He won easily, but nevertheless fair and square. He is therefore now an elected moderator at Mi Yodeya, "Elected 2017" as his moderator listing says. None of that contradicts anything Glorfindel wrote, so it's not clear what your "what about?" is... well... about.
    – FeRD
    Feb 26, 2021 at 21:38

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