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Snow and Jane, it has been an honor to serve with you and the other moderators and work with this community. On Friday, half an hour before Shabbat and two days before Rosh Hashana, Stack Overflow Inc. suddenly revoked my moderator status on all sites where I had it. I found this out while handling flags, when I suddenly got notifications for Marshal and ...


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While I'm writing this on "your" thread Mister Positive I'm saying this equally to Snow and Jane as well; I'm sorry to see you all go - not because I think you've made the wrong decision, on the contrary I think you've all made the right call. I'm just sorry it became necessary. You've all been excellent moderators and if the last couple of years on ...


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This site was never too much in disorder, except for what was stirred up by SE themselves. As the saying goes, they made their bed, now they can lie in it. Their actions created this, they can resolve it, hopefully, by having to PAY moderators. Personally, I don't think we should step in and fix the mess they created. To use business jargon, they have ...


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Not our problem, carry on as usual.


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When I recently had a problem on Workplace you, Mister Positive, were the only person (mod) I found to be genuinely positive and try to help resolve the issue (as opposed to the community team, who compounded the problem by drawing attention to it, posted it on Twitter and then sent me a rude negatively-toned email when I called them out on their outright ...


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You did a great job. Your resignation is TWP's loss. As snow said, it is a thankless job, but let me offer my thanks to you for being a cool head, voice of reason, and port in the storm. You led by example, and have provided an excellent one which should be the benchmark of anyone who succeeds you.


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I have had many moments in my time here, mostly good but some not. Most of them were kept going in a positive direction by our interactions. I consider you a friend, and support your decision completely. I am holding out hope that this wrong will be righted and things go back to the way they should be. Monica was our captain, you are my friend. Holding ...


16

We have an election scheduled to start next week. We have a week of question collection (for the questionnaire), followed by nominations. So go ahead and start thinking about what questions you'd like candidates to answer. We really need some level-headed, community-minded volunteers to step up and help manage the site. I hope we will see lots of strong ...


16

Sorry to see you go. We did not get to work together much due to my short tenure and the time zone difference. I am holding out hope that this wrong will be righted and things go back to the way they should be. Holding out hope for now and wishing you the best.


15

Just what do moderators do? We handle flags. The main distinction between a regular high-rep user and a moderator is that all posts and comments on the site that are flagged go to us. We have a special flag menu that you can consider an extension of the review queue concept. Flagged posts show up there, grouped by question and with several available ...


14

We could all simply suspend all activity until SO comes to their senses and makes this right. The community, not just mods, is providing loads of free labor to these sites that SO benefits from. You can show your displeasure by abstaining from participation of any sort for a while. I know I will be. Obviously not everyone will, and if they behave badly ...


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I clarified further with an additional edit. The post was locked for one hour because: This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat. which I did because there were over two dozen comments that continued to be off topic. I encourage you to read through this documentation in ...


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What do you love about the moderator job on TWP? I really enjoy making the Internet a better place. It might sound kind of cheesy, but before Stack Overflow came along, it was a nightmare to search the Internet for answers to questions. Stack Overflow helped make my colleagues and I more productive, and it's great to be able to contribute to other Stack ...


10

Thanks friends. I hope you all stick around to contribute to The Workplace in a non-moderator role. But if not, I wish you all well in whatever new forums you decide to use your talents.


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Thanks for your contributions to the site! When it's no longer fun, it makes a lot of sense to re-evaluate.


9

What do you love about the moderator job on TWP? I love most that I get to play a part in the issues that help make the community great. Since that's a pretty generic answer, I'll give a couple specific examples: I like dealing with flags that get me involved in community interaction. Some things are flagged because a drive-by-user posted junk and will ...


9

What do you love about the moderator job on TWP? Helping the site maintain its quality standards. I've found Stack Exchange to be immensely useful, and have always appreciated the quality of content. Being able to play a larger role in maintaining that level of quality has definitely been the best part of moderating the site. I want users who come to the ...


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I'm not sure if I'm alone in this (a boycott by one person isn't very noticeable after all) or whether it will prove to be a common theme; but I will not be voting in any of the community moderator elections this year. Neither will I complete the developer survey this year. This is because I don't feel that I should reward Stack Exchange's recent firing of ...


8

The whole point of The Workplace is for anyone to ask a question about their job-related issue, and we as members of the community try to answer it. There is a wide diversity in the locations, ages, and kinds of questions that are asked. To try to tailor your answers along the lines of the demographics of existing question askers does not help if someone ...


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I've just reviewed the revision history and the 64 (!) deleted comments (the vast majority of them not constructive or worse), and I don't see anything "hostile" or "rather rude" from moderators. Actually, given the attitudes expressed in some of the comments, including publishing the coworker's real name, I think enderland showed great restraint. Locks ...


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Well, I wasn't a mod when I asked the question but I am now, so I'll talk to myself a bit. :-) What do you love about the moderator job on TWP? Being part of a solid moderator team is great. You will not be doing this alone. We've all been able to learn from each other, both about the site and about moderation. We each have stronger and weaker skills, ...


8

Sounds like a concrete reason. Thanks for all your work moderating.


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We usually start looking into running elections about 30 days after a site graduates. Y'know, give it some nice foot room when they stew with their new design and privileges first, let people get comfortable and adjusted to the new reign. Exact dates may vary as we always start elections on Mondays and the graduation might not line up for precisely 30 days ...


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What do you love about the moderator job on TWP? The other mods. More than anything else, having two people you work closely with and can bounce ideas off is a learning experience. 99% of a site is the community, but the remaining 1% that the mods handle is made infinitely better by having a good team that's working with you to solve the problems that need ...


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Thank you for all the hard work as a diamond moderator - as a former diamond mod on RPG.SE I know how much thankless work is involved. Thank you also for the principled stand, I would like to think that if my mod team had a fellow mod treated this way by the CMs we'd have mass resigned in protest as well. Well done.


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Thank you for all the hard work as a diamond moderator - as a former diamond mod on RPG.SE I know how much thankless work is involved. Thank you also for the principled stand, I would like to think that if my mod team had a fellow mod treated this way by the CMs we'd have mass resigned in protest as well. Well done.


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