We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great.

It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for the past few years. They may not be employees, per se, but great community moderators are why our communities are safe, sane, and worth visiting in the first place..

If you're a moderator on the main site, would you be interested in having your own Cross Validated contact card? Would you find it useful?

I can see them being handy to pass out during your local meetups or conferences.

Below is a mockup:

(click on image to see full res version)

CrossValidated Moderator Cards

Of course Twitter ID/phone# are optional. It can be Skype, AIM, URL etc.

Note: the text rendering in the mockup is slightly blurry. But when printed it will be crisp.

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  • $\begingroup$ FWIW, it seems redundant to repeat the text on both front and back. $\endgroup$ – David LeBauer Jun 22 '11 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ @david I don't mind shortening the description on the front side a bit. But I do think it's good to have them on both sides. The way I see it, front side tells about the person, back side tells about the site. $\endgroup$ – Jin Jun 22 '11 at 3:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Jin Contrary to your last point, the contact lines are not optional on the Google Docs form: all three are required. What should one do to provide only one or two contact points? $\endgroup$ – whuber Sep 20 '11 at 15:00
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    $\begingroup$ @whuber I meant it can be whatever other info you'd like, from my mockup. We will update the template to make the 3rd line optional. meanwhile if you want to fill it out, just put "n/a" in it. $\endgroup$ – Jin Sep 20 '11 at 16:31

I think it's a great idea. It would be worth discussing the text on the back: it occurs to me that in its current form it could be misinterpreted as being an experts-only site.

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  • $\begingroup$ I copied the text from the /about page. What do you suggest? $\endgroup$ – Jin Jun 20 '11 at 16:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Jin The text in our faq is a little different and more inclusive: "CrossValidated is for statisticians, data miners, and anyone else doing data analysis or interested in it as a discipline." It might read better without the "else." $\endgroup$ – whuber Jun 20 '11 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ I have updated the text based on your suggestion. $\endgroup$ – Jin Jun 21 '11 at 1:08
  • $\begingroup$ @whuber your linguistic skills are sound like your statistics skills! $\endgroup$ – suncoolsu Aug 8 '11 at 6:57

OK, moderators have officially been mailed the form to obtain the cards. Stay tuned!

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