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SE has removed a moderator

There was a community here. It has become important to me. There were people whose opinions I came to respect and to seek out. I enjoyed being part of this community. I enjoyed contributing in various ...
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49 votes

Resigning as a mod, effective immediately

You were already a moderator when I was appointed in 2013, and you helped me and future moderators get settled. You have contributed a lot to this site over many years. Thank you for all your ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
48 votes
Accepted

Time to Exit Beta?

Thank you for pointing out the precedent from Philosophy. We will probably never have 10 questions per day, for reasons already mentioned in other answers, and that's ok, because: We have ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
37 votes

Taking a personal leave of absence

"I apologize to each of you for leaving Writing.SE without moderation." Cyn, please don't carry that burden! We voted for moderators who would uphold our WritingSE community values, and you've done ...
Chappo Hasn't Forgotten's user avatar
35 votes

Moderator resignation

Thank you for agreeing to step up as a moderator here, and for all of your contributions to this and other sites. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Monica Cellio's user avatar
29 votes

Questions/day and graduation

I agree with you. We are a high-quality site that has been around for almost a decade. We have 10,000 visitors per day for our library of over 7600 answered questions. We are making the Internet ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
29 votes
Accepted

Do we have any diamonds left?

The simple answer is just no. At present, after Monica was removed (also), I stepped down, Neil resigned, and Cyn is taking a leave of absence, there are no active community moderators left on ...
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26 votes

SE has removed a moderator

These enforced pronouns will get a lot of users, who's English may not be that good, into hot water - and therefore it is the very opposite of inclusion, which already caused one pretty obvious ...
Martin Zeitler's user avatar
25 votes
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Should we change our name?

Since no one else actually proposed it as a formal, votable answer: Writing It's a small change, but a significant one. It is still simple, easy to understand or search on, and descriptive, but it ...
Chris Sunami's user avatar
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24 votes

Time to Exit Beta?

Giving the overwhelming show of support for this proposal, the moderators have posted a request to graduate. It's in the hands of the larger StackExchange organization now. :)
Chris Sunami's user avatar
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23 votes
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Should we change the title of the "strong opening line" question?

Change the title. As someone who is completely unaware of whatever drama is going on, and isn't really heavily invested in this particular StackExchange site, I'm going to chip in and say that it ...
nick012000's user avatar
22 votes
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Someone is systematically downvoting me --I wonder who and why

Interestingly enough, I received this via email Hey, I'm the guy who downvoted you stupidly on SE. I don't particularly want my handle coming up on internet searches connected to this, so I'm ...
Chris Sunami's user avatar
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22 votes

In response to recent events: A hiatus and a possible solution?

My compromise was to donate to Monica's Approach, which I think is a strong case, but continue to answer questions. I came to this site (and world-building), to help people become better writers. I ...
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20 votes

Time to Exit Beta?

I think if we have four out of five Excellent, we should make the case to graduate. This is a solidly established site with plenty of active users and some great questions and answers. We have healthy ...
Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum's user avatar
19 votes

Sadly, it is time for me to join the exodus

It's the end of an era. I consider you my StackExchange mentor. After discovering what was—then—an amazing place, I wanted nothing more than to contribute to the community. Then to become a ...
Cyn's user avatar
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18 votes

Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This was addressed on the MSE post, but I'm bringing it here because it's Writing.SE specific. When will we be assessed for a change in reputation levels for privileges? And what are the criteria? ...
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18 votes

2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations Cyn, and thank you Secespitus for also standing. We had two strong candidates. (Rumor has it that we'll have a full election for all the slots next year, so I hope the two of you and ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
18 votes
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Has there been a noticable downturn in the quality of questions on Writing SE?

I think this is, as you say, due to the number of high-rep users who have left the site. According to this comment on a post I made on MSE, we were averaging about 8 questions/day prior to Monica's de-...
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17 votes

Let's migrate content from Technical Communication here

Yes, I agree -- there is good content on that site that would also fit here, so we should help them move it here if they want. Some questions don't fit here; they do have some questions that are ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
17 votes

A personal hiatus

I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and I support you in whatever decision you make regarding StackExchange. My loyalty is also to the community and not the corporation. The latter used ...
Cyn's user avatar
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16 votes
Accepted

Downvoting question because OP has accepted an answer too early?

Personally no it's not acceptable. First off it's going against what voting is meant to be for where in this case someone is voting because of the Asker's actions to an answer and not because of the ...
Memor-X's user avatar
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16 votes

SE has removed a moderator

Monica, it is a pain to see you being dismissed! From personal experience I am sure that you must have tried all manners of dialogue and de-escalation.
NofP's user avatar
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15 votes

So long and thanks for all the fish

Sorry to see you leave! I hope you decide to participate again in the future, you've been a very valuable contributor.
Goodbye Stack Exchange's user avatar
15 votes

Why isn't our tag challenge working?

I'm going to offer one more possible explanation. Namely, that people mostly or only ask questions when they have a question they feel that they need answered. That's certainly the case for me. I'll ...
user's user avatar
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14 votes
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How would having the writing challenges on Meta work out?

I am strongly in favor of this; it sounds fun and like a community-building activity. I agree with Mark Baker's point that this is unlikely to be of interest to professional writers. But I don't see ...
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