Programmers' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is:

World Engineer

He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice as he learns the ropes!

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

I also wish to announce that veteran moderator Josh K is stepping down after two years. Moderating a site as spirited as Programmers can be a thankless job at times, so please join me now in thanking him for his service, and wishing him all the best on the next leg of his pilgrimage.

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    Congratulations to World Engineer. I'm sure you'll make a good moderator. – ChrisF Mar 5 '13 at 20:07
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    Congratulations World Engineer! I am glad that I am now no longer the Freshman Moderator because I was starting to tire from all of the hazing ;-) – maple_shaft Mar 5 '13 at 20:10
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    Many thanks as well to JoshK for his years of service! – user53019 Mar 5 '13 at 20:49
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    Congrats @WorldEngineer! I'm sure you'll do the job amazingly! – Dynamic Mar 5 '13 at 21:00
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    Will @JoshK log in to say 'Goodbye'? – Jim G. Mar 6 '13 at 1:10
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    @JimG. Here I am. I haven't been following the election, but congrats to the new moderator and I hope the site fares well. – Josh K Mar 6 '13 at 2:01
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    @Josh K: Thanks, Josh. Hope to see you around these parts. – Jim G. Mar 6 '13 at 2:47
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    Congrats World Engineer! – Michael Brown Mar 6 '13 at 20:18

I'd like to thank everyone here for making this a community worth defending. I am honored to serve. Come At Me, Prog!

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    That diamond looks on you ;-) – maple_shaft Mar 6 '13 at 0:34
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    Congrats!`````` – Josh K Mar 6 '13 at 2:00

We all love charts, right? Here's a nice one comparing this election's participation with the two previous elections:

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...and here's another comparing this election's participation with all other 2013 elections:

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...and if you prefer numbers from pretty pictures, I got you covered.

Just don't ask me to interpret any of this, mmmkay?

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