I think we should reflect there (this blue bar with "got a question about the site...") the ongoing moderator and site name elections; both topics are dying with embarrassingly small number of votes, so maybe this will bring the community attention?

Edit: So I think the idea has some support; now what do you think about the text itself? Rob is probably better in this kind of things, I would write:

Hot topics on meta: Moderator election, voting on the site name, extending scope.

Edit2: Ok, the system message now changed. If you think it can be somewhat corrected or changed, suggest as an answer.

  • $\begingroup$ I've made a small edit to the name question to bring it back to the top of the list. $\endgroup$ – Rob Hyndman Aug 6 '10 at 0:47
  • $\begingroup$ By the way as moderators do you have access to any tools that will tell us how many users are 'consistently' using the site? Define consistency as visit at least every other day perhaps? $\endgroup$ – svadali Aug 6 '10 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think so, but I'm still figuring out what tools we actually have. $\endgroup$ – Rob Hyndman Aug 6 '10 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ I would be inclined to advertise this question first: meta.stats.stackexchange.com/questions/252/… It is a big change to the site that all users should be informed of. $\endgroup$ – csgillespie Aug 6 '10 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ @csgillespie Don't bother to extend the proposition in my post. $\endgroup$ – user88 Aug 6 '10 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ @mbq: Sorry I don't understand what you mean. $\endgroup$ – csgillespie Aug 6 '10 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ @csgillespie I meant that you could just change my post and add this thread the the project of new system message. $\endgroup$ – user88 Aug 6 '10 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ +1 I support this idea. Getting more attention for those threads would be a good idea. $\endgroup$ – Shane Aug 6 '10 at 19:44

But, we do not have an ongoing moderator election, do we? Yes, advertising the site name elections and in general motivating people to come to the meta is a good idea.

  • $\begingroup$ We are temporary moderators, and we will be replaced by people selected by this voting. $\endgroup$ – user88 Aug 6 '10 at 0:43
  • $\begingroup$ I know that but I was under the impression that a new election thread will be started a few weeks later. I felt that the existing election thread was only for the temporary positions. $\endgroup$ – svadali Aug 6 '10 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ I see no problem in continuing this one, still I will ask about it . $\endgroup$ – user88 Aug 6 '10 at 1:02

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