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A: Should we have new moderator elections?

Ben WebsterI thought the community deserved a little update on the internal moderator discussions on this point. My answer below just speaks for me, but I did run it by the other moderators, and got no objections. It's my attempt to lay out our thinking, so that people have a chance to disagree. Our basi...

> As Gerhard mentioned, there is a separate non-profit run by the moderators which exists mainly to hold onto our option to go independent of the larger StackExchange world if the need ever arose; it also exists to accept funds which could potentially be used against future costs (ironically, the main thing we have actually used money for is to set up the LLC; this was done with a grant from the Sloan Foundation).
> Again, I don't think that the MO community would elect someone who didn't appreciate the site's mission and what makes it different, but a moderator election would raise some sticky questions (would we commit to adding the new moderator to the board before the election?) that seem like unnecessary complications.
@Catija Some time ago, one of the current moderators raised the issue that the current moderators are also on the board of MathOverflow Inc. And it seems unclear whether newly elected moderators would be expected to become a part of the board or not.
Is this addressed somewhere in the recent posts about the election?
@ToddTrimble Maybe MO moderators would be able to say something about the question I asked above.
I do not know how much an issue is it. (But it seems that Ben Webster considered it important enough to mention it in his answer.)
Was this discussed? Is the information about this (whether the new mods would also become part of the MathOverflow Inc. board) available somewhere?
Should this be posted as a question on meta? (Maybe it's a bit late that I am asking this - nomination phase begins in a few days.) OTOH, I'd expect that this was discussed by the MO mods.
 
 
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@MartinSleziak There are a lot of things about MO that I'm not fully versed in - I understand that the Board exists but I don't know who all is on the board vs who is a moderator and I don't know whether being a moderator automatically makes one a board member.
 

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