Database Administrators's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is:

Max Vernon

They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with them as they learn the ropes!

Also, please join me in thanking Aaron Bertrand who will be stepping down as moderator.

For details on how the voting played out, you can download the election results here, or view a summary report online.


Congratulations Max on your election as moderator of the DBA.SE community. I'm looking forward to working with you together with the community.

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    thanks very much John! – Max Vernon Oct 30 '20 at 14:56

Congratulations Max! It might be weird to say this as I also applied for the position but you were my first choice as well. The quality and effort you put into this site is what many of us strive to match. I wish you the best of luck!


Congratulations! You were the obvious candidate. Thank you for stepping up!

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    Thanks, Erwin - it was my pleasure. – Max Vernon Oct 30 '20 at 14:57

Rigged election. Fake Democracy. But grats I guess.

The choice the people wanted was Evan Carroll. StackExchange really went full Wasserman Schultz on this.

  • You're so fun, Evan. Thanks, btw! – Max Vernon Nov 2 '20 at 14:22
  • @MaxVernon Don't let us down. In the first week our official flag should be Crimson Red, our anthem should be Bella ciao, and eating Pineapple Pizza should result in a punishment of hard time with MySQL. – Evan Carroll Nov 2 '20 at 14:50
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    Right now, I have pineapple pizza in my mouth, I'm wearing a Chez Guevara shirt, while looking at the likeness of Ronald Regan. What do I get? – Max Vernon Nov 2 '20 at 15:16
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    @MaxVernon a stay in our glorious Hotel Gulag, right after I wrest power away from the junta of democracy-hating tyrants of anime. – Evan Carroll Nov 2 '20 at 15:22

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