Yes, as suggested above, the Respected list is a good place to look first. However, some members of the Respected group may have been active in the past, but might not be in the present. Viable candidates should be currently active.
The Regular badge is based on a user’s activity and received likes during the past 100 days. If a user becomes inactive, they eventually lose that badge, albeit temporarily. They can gain it back again by becoming active. Users who have both the Respected and Regular badges might be good candidates.
Oops, I was wrong. However, the regular badge also includes the leader badge list.
And most leader users haven’t been actual regular visitors for years!
That’s why we have to check last seen for each 1, regardless if they belong to “regular”.
I was simply chosen by PhiLho (some1 who’s not involved w/ the forum anymore) b/c he saw I’ve been helping beginners w/ tech stuff as I’m still am.
When we moved to this forum version, it seemed to me the leaders & moderators were chosen based on their affiliation w/ the Processing Foundation regardless if they’d pay any visits to this forum at all.
Agreed. I have been out, but since my come back the people in this list and in this thread are the most active ones, they do actually moderate the forum already as one can see by this very topic here. And was alike in last forum under Philo’s watch. I would make all them moderators asap.
@sableRaph, would you or someone else in the position to do so be willing to formalize the process of making this decision? This might include officially soliciting further nominations from the Processing Community, and then conducting discussions and a vote, or some other mechanism of engaging the Community in proposing and finalizing the choices.