Does it mean they’ve determined no change or correction is forthcoming from SE about Monica’s ejection and this is just the new normal? And there’s nothing to be gained by continuing to object? Or what? What led to this decision? Is there anything the community would benefit from knowing about the situation?
I detailed my inner conflicts and thoughts in my messages in the Water Cooler yesterday. I quote them here. Basically, kilisi is correct in saying that while I don’t agree with SE at all, I value The Workplace. Me returning doesn’t validate SE’s action.
After yet another sleepless night of tossing and turning and stealing all of the bedsheets, I can't take any more. I'm in conflict about how much I value this (Workplace) community and how little I value SE as a company and how it handles it's volunteers. That conflict has been roaring around in my head for weeks now (and stress makes my tinnitus worse). It's affected my relationship with my partner.
Stepping away isn't the answer for me, I have emotional ties to this place. I value supporting this community, I value the other users (you guys) supporting it. It pains me that it's being left and no one is sweeping up the leaves and chopping out the deadwood.
At around 2am this morning, I reached a resolution inside myself. I determined to not give in to this continuing conflict and let it eat me up. I have therefore formally asked to be reinstated as a moderator here to serve this community that I value more than SE appears to value me (as a moderator).
For full disclosure, this is the email I sent.
"I am requesting reinstatement as a moderator of The Workplace.
As much as I disagree with the manner in which Monica was removed, and multiple resignations/strikes have pressed home that the community at large was also not happy, I still value the community that the web site serves.
As much as in good conscience I could not serve a company that did this, I cannot in good conscience let this community unmoderated.
I hope this answers your question. For ready up on the wider issues, please refer to main meta.
Thanks again for supporting The Workplace.
It means that two individuals thought things over and concluded that it would be better for them to be moderators than not to be moderators.
They each have their own personal reasons which we should respect, just as we should respect the reasons of those who chose to no longer be moderators.
I fully support those who have chosen to return to moderator status. And I fully support those who chose not to return. I thank all of the current and former moderators for trying to make The Workplace a good place to be.
I am happy to do whatever I can to help any of them in any way I can - all they have to do is ask.