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Summary: Spanish Language Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on April 16, 2024, as your “graduation” election — given the last attempt at that ended up defaulting to a pro-tem election.

The timeline:

  • On April 9, I'll post a question collection post on Meta, so that the community can post questions they'd like to see the candidates answer.

  • Starting on April 16, users can nominate themselves. The top questions collected on the previous week will be compiled into a questionnaire on the election page, so that potential moderators can answer them.

  • The existing moderator team will need to run in the election if they wish to keep their positions.

  • On April 23, if there are 4 or more candidates, the election will move into the voting phase. If not, I'll extend the nomination period for a week. If, at the end of that extension period, there are still fewer than 4 candidates, I'll simply appoint the candidates who've nominated (and aren't already pro-tem mods), and we'll default to considering this a "pro-tem election" just to try to bring the total number of moderators on the site up to 3 (for full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange). (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination.)

  • If the election moves into the voting phase, I'll announce the results on Meta on May 1 (or May 8, if we need to extend the nomination period).

If you have any questions about the process, please post them in an answer here.

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    The title and the text of this question should be in Spanish.
    – MT1
    Apr 2 at 16:27
  • @MT1 ideally, they should be both in Spanish and English. I'm pretty sure this question is generated from a template and Stack Exchange does not have a Spanish version (yet) - I couldn't find such a post on the Spanish Stack Overflow Meta. So it's up to us to provide a translation, which might be used by the company in the future - JNat, what are your thoughts? How does this work on other (partially) non-English sites?
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Apr 2 at 18:53
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    What you propose sounds reasonable to me, @Glorfindel — if y'all want to edit this post to be in Spanish and then ping me to let me know the translation has been finalized, I can then keep a note in our templates so that it can be used in Spanish language sites.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Apr 3 at 10:37
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    We seem to have a mix of questions here in English and in Spanish. Some of them do have bilingual titles which might be a good first step. We need to bear in mind that some posters on the main site are speakers of other languages learning Spanish and might not want to read a technical piece in Spanish at this stage in their journey.
    – mdewey
    Apr 4 at 13:34

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