I humbly offer my services as a moderator for the Woodworking Stack Exchange site. I've been an active member on several Stack Exchange sites dating as far back as far as Jan 2009, and have promoted the Woodworking Stack Exchange site on another popular woodworking site and on Facebook from its proposal stage thru the beta launch.
In the past I've served as a moderator for various online communities, including Excite Virtual Places chat in the late '90s and public and private message boards/forums since then. These communities were all precursors to the Stack Exchange platform, but were all similar in that the moderator's role was not to blindly enforce a set of rules upon the hapless users of the system. Rather, it was the moderator's duty to understand the reasoning behind the rules and to let the community largely govern itself, only intervening as necessary to maintain a well-oiled machine.
I think it's amazing how well the Stack Exchange platform works, and I've waited a long time for the same type of resource to come to the woodworking community. I want to do what I can to make sure this site is as successful as Stack Overflow, Superuser, and the other Stack Exchange sites that I use on a daily basis. Regardless of whether or not I start out looking for an answer on a Stack Exchange site, I almost always find a definitive answer on one. It only makes sense that this is how it should be when I go in search of answers to my woodworking questions.
There's sometimes a fine line between what is considered on-topic or what constitutes a duplicate question. I've personally felt the sting of having my questions closed and when I couldn't figure out why it was closed I followed up with the mod(s) and on meta. Because of this, I not only have sympathy toward new users who may get frustrated and lose interest in the site, but I also have an appreciation for the complexity that moderators must face in their efforts to maintain order over a constantly-evolving compendium of human knowledge.
But most of all, woodworking is my passion outside of my day job, and although I may never get rich off woodworking, I find it to be a highly enriching hobby and want to help build a legacy for current and future woodworkers alike.
So far this site has gotten off to a great start. And...and I'd like to see more of that. If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true. Thank you.