As stated here about a week or two into the public beta, three candidates will be appointed moderator pro tempore.
This is a thread to nominate such candidates.

Nominees should:

  • Have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
  • Show an interest in their meta’s community-building activities.
  • Lead by example, showing patience and respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
  • Exhibit those intangible traits discussed in A Theory of Moderation.

with bonus points for

  • Participation in both meta and the parent site (i.e. interest in both community building and expertise in the field).
  • Area 51 participation, social network referrals, or blogging about the site.
  • Having already shown an interest or ability to promote the community.

Each nomination should be posted in a seperate answer, including a link to the user profile (parent and meta) and links to other activities (e.g., Area 51, blogs or other resources announcing/reviewing the community).

If the nomination is done by a 3rd-party, the nominee should edit the answer and state whether he accepts the nomination, preferably also writing something about them self.
A nomination should be marked community wiki, such that potential new nominees with low reputation may edit the post.

Self nomination is okay and even encouraged. This is a way of saying “I’m interested. Let my record speak for itself.”

  • Any nominations posted here should be made CW so that the nominees can themselves edit in their responses. Comments are not the best place for accepts/declines as they may get hidden over time.
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 2:51
  • @AshRj might help to explain what is "CW" and how to do it...
    – Igor Skochinsky Mod
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 3:52
  • @IgorSkochinsky CW means community wiki. These posts are editable by anyone. Edits made are directly published without going through any review. An answer can be made CW by selecting the small tick option just below the answer body on the left. i.sstatic.net/TU52N.png For more see the CW-FAQ meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11740/…
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 4:45
  • *not left, but right
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 7:40
  • Oh I see. Well, I can edit posts even if they are not community wiki.
    – Igor Skochinsky Mod
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 10:36
  • You need a certain reputation to do so, as there are no suggested edits on meta. Which could potentially make some nominees unable to edit the post. Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 11:15

4 Answers 4


I strongly vouch for Igor Skochinsky. The amount and quality (in both length and details) of his answers speak for themselves.

It might sound redundant as he's already the moderator of r/ReverseEngineering, but I don't see anyone more qualified and showing more dedication.

EDIT: Hi, Igor here. Here's my card.

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I like answering stuff more than policing it so I was hesitating, but I'll accept the nomination, at least for now. As has been mentioned, I'm a mod of the RE subreddit, together with Rolf (Syzygy here). I also follow tags like "disassembly" or "reverse-engineering" on SO and am trying to give good answers there. I work at Hex-Rays on IDA and the decompiler and also do quite a lot of RE as a hobby so I encounter RE problems every day. I'll try to not be biased towards my company's products but I guess some of it will be unavoidable so keep that in mind when voting. I'm also pretty new to the moderation/meta side of SE.

  • 1
    I definitely agree. Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 17:39
  • 1
    +1, I agree. Hope it won't be too biased towards IDA, though. As indispensable as it is, there are other tools.
    – 0xC0000022L Mod
    Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 23:26
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm trying to be unbiased but I can only speak of what I have experience with :)
    – Igor Skochinsky Mod
    Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 3:22
  • You should make this a CW so that @Igor's acceptance can be added to the post
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 2:47
  • @Igor, as per the guidelines, you ought to edit the post and "introduce" yourself. As it seems that you accept the nomination. Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 11:20
  • @IgorSkochinsky Not suggesting you spam every one. More important than having lots of users, is having active users. (With some participation on Meta as well.)
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 11:26
  • +1 / top candidate!
    – Remko
    Commented Mar 29, 2013 at 13:37

0xC0000022L perhaps?

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Edit by 0xC0000022L:

I feel honored, thanks. I'm up for it, if I'm asked to help. I'd love to help build and shape this community and will certainly try to do my part to tend to moderator requests should I become moderator pro tempore. However, being someone who hasn't reached 10k on any of the individual SE sites, I don't have access to the set of available 10k+ tools there and therefore no experience in what may be required of a moderator. Any advice and/or pointers will be welcome and appreciated.

My experience with the RCE subset of reverse engineering may not run as deep as Igor's. However, I have still a bit more than a decade of experience in RCE. Initially mostly Windows kernel mode, later user mode as well and meanwhile also on several unixoid platforms. I like to answer questions but once in a while I will come up with questions of my own, too.

In case it matters, my time zone is GMT (it mattered on other forums I was administrating or moderating, but then, this isn't a forum).

Ask away in the comments ...

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    thanks for the vote of confidence. I sure would like to help shape and build this community, but I have no idea about all the tools available to a mod as I haven't gotten beyond 10k on any single SE site.
    – 0xC0000022L Mod
    Commented Apr 2, 2013 at 14:10
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    @0xC0000022L I'm sure you'll learn fast enough and the other moderators per tempore can help you.
    – user187
    Commented Apr 2, 2013 at 14:14

I would also like to nominate Peter Andersson. The reasons should also be obvious from the answers and conduct.

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  • 1
    Obviously a very intelligent and considerate guy, +1.
    – zetavolt
    Commented Mar 24, 2013 at 16:43
  • 1
    I absolutely agree. +1
    – Ange
    Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 8:41

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