Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, address issues and lead the way in site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. You can read about the program here: Moderators Pro Tempore.
I am pleased to announce that these community members have stepped up and generously volunteered their time to help us assure that each community's issues are properly addressed.
We want to make this site a huge success, and these members are great examples of exactly the type of people we need.
Did I overlook anyone?
Almost certainly. There are many members who are actively involved here and very deserving of recognition. My failure to account for everyone this early on is in no way a slight against them. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community and that's why you'll have your elections after your site makes it through graduation.
Most of all, be respectful and understanding of the Moderators Pro Tem. Members of your community are volunteering their time and learning on the job. This is a learning experience for everyone.
Update, May 2015
Hrafn and Andrei have stepped down from their positions. We thank them for their excellent service. After a short poll of the community, we welcome two new pro tem moderators to take their places:
Update, October 2015
Yuttadhammo has stepped down. Please join me in thanking him for his excellent and thoughtful service as a moderator, and in welcoming Andrei Volkov back to the squad to take his place.
Update, April 2016
Crab Bucket has stepped down as a pro tem moderator. We'll be reaching out to the remaining mod squad in the next few days to figure out the best path forward. In the meantime, we on the Community Team sincerely thank Crab Bucket for his service on the mod staff here and wish him well going forward.