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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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48 votes
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Why are you on Writing.SE?

This is going to be an unexciting answer (I apologize in advance!), but I came here to flag the spam.
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. :)
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

TL;DR: Critique questions are off-topic, because they will be helpful only to you and the text you post. Questions using your writing to illustrate a question, however, are on-topic. The main problem ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why are you on Writing.SE?

I'm an editor and proofreader, and I enjoy helping others to solve their writing problems. I also appreciate the differing perspectives of other editors and writers, particularly those outside the U.S....
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Goodbye. I'm leaving

I am very sorry to hear this. You've been a valuable contributor here for quite some time. I hope you will return to us when other demands on your attention settle down. If you (anybody; I'm not ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why are you on Writing.SE?

I'm an amateur writer, and am part way through writing my first novel. It's a massive undertaking, and it's incredibly scary. I've never committed myself to something this big before, and considering ...
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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 ...
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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.
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