ROLL UP! ROLL UP! You wanted it, you got it. Here's the first elections since 2018, here by popular demand. Fancy becoming administrator or moderator of Moopy? Well, good for you. Let's go through the ground rules. Spoiler: What does an admodistrator whatsit do? An ADMINISTRATOR is broadly the gatekeeper to Moopy, who holds the keys. Amongst other things, they can: Turn Moopy on/off Install forum upgrades Talk to the server hosts, fix issues like downtime Change the structure of the forums, colour schemes, add new forums, change banners Access the backing database and root forum code +all the stuff a moderator can do Anyone can be administrator. Technical knowledge is useful, but not essential. There's plenty you can do without knowing your html from your elbow-tml. A MODERATOR is there to ensure orderly use of the forums. These usually are: Move/split/merge threads Edit posts by anyone issuing of bans Technical knowledge is unessential. In both instances, being present is useful. You can go on holidays, but if you're planning on seriously downgrading your time here, this ain't for you. Spoiler: So how many modadminstrels are we hiring? All electable positions are up for grabs. Nobody in the existing team gets a free pass. Admin elections We are electing TWO administrators. If there are more than 2 candidates, there will be a vote where people can vote for (up to) two people from the pool of applicants. If there are 2 or fewer candidates, there will be a 'vote of confidence' vote where candidates need to pass a 50% threshold of confidence. Mod Elections We are electing FIVE moderators. If there are more than 5 candidates, there will be a vote where people can vote for (up to) 5 people from the pool of applicants. HOWEVER, if there are a large number of candidates and the vote for 5/6/7th is close, we may have more. If there are 5 or fewer candidates, there will be a 'vote of confidence' vote where candidates need to pass a 50% threshold of confidence. Non-electable positions Non-executive Moopy Treasurer - This is a life position that has no power. Held by Star. Non-executive chief goose - This is a non-electable position with no power. Currently held by The Sexual Goose. Spoiler: What's the process for this idi admin thingy? We'll do the admin elections first, followed by the moderator elections. This allows anyone who fails to become admin the chance to apply to be a moderator. The admin election will be run by @Star as a neutral party. The moderator election will be run by one of the two newly elected admin. Generally, you'll be asked to put your name forward for either. You can state a manifesto, if you desire. Then there'll be voting by PM. We'd like to get this moving quickly, and nobody should be on a long holiday at the moment, so don't expect these things to run for ages. Spoiler: Still reading? More fool you.