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I haven't known you as well, and as long as others, but you have done a fantastic job! We will be sad to see you step down, you brought a lot to this site. Your commitment here should be something that's looked up to. You have done two terms as moderator, and two very successful ones. First being voted to be Moderator Pro Tempore, and then an elected ...


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Here's the full name of the room: The Room© for Puzzling Mods'™ Irritating©® and Obnoxious© Alarm®™ System™ The way I read it, the adjectives refer to the alarm system not to any particular person. The only real activity in that room is a chat bot. I gotta say, that bot can be both irritating and obnoxious.


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There's already one good answer here, but (obviously!) Emrakul can't help being biased on this issue. I thought you might like to get an answer from someone with both a history of criticising moderator actions on Puzzling1 and now also some experience of moderation on another SE site. TL;DR: 1) As long as the community are active in closing questions, the ...


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I feel like I should throw my 2¢ in here as well, although I don't have a lot to add that hasn't already been said. Exhibit 1 To this I can only say, "guilty as charged." (For myself; I can't speak for the other mods.) It took me a little while to adjust to the new scope of my close vote. I was used to seeing a question that I, personally felt ...


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Every era must end, and this announcement marks the end of another one. Moderating is a rough job, perhaps especially here, but you've done it well. Respectful, efficient, firm but fair: I've learned a lot from your moderation. And we won't mention sandboxes or TMBMP ;-) errors made in good faith. Keeping this site running, you've contributed more than ...


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As sad as I am seeing you go, I can fully understand your reasoning. In fact, 3 years of regular, uninterrupted high-participation moderation here on site is more than I would have been able to offer and you have my deepest respect for that. I hope a lot of people will recognize dedication and good work by up-voting your announcement post here - not for ...


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Although I'll probably regret this, I'm going to answer. I, for one, do not believe that the mods did anything inappropriate. Stackexchange is about high-quality content, the quality here was not high therefore an experiment like the sandbox aimed at improving the quality is entirely justified. It was always billed as an experiment. The massive support ...


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Thanks to the moderators for answering this honestly and openly. To reiterate: I wholeheartedly believe they care about the quality of the site and all of their actions have good intentions behind them. I apologize to them for the inflammatory language, and recognize that they are indeed a new team finding their way. The crux of my complaint was that there ...


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I understand where you're coming from. Really, I do. And I'd like to fix that - I don't want us to be perceived as "tyrannical overlords" or anything remotely to that effect. But your inflammatory statements are a bit insulting, and the presumptions of malice are not appreciated. I'm not nearly as eloquent as Rand or Emrakul, but I'd like to weigh ...


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Yes. There is a moderator-only chatroom. Found the puzzling one: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/21276/ ^Bot room for posts that might need the mods. The site wide moderator-only chatroom is here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/4/teachers-lounge


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As far as I can tell, the image augments the description of the puzzle and could easily be removed. That's not to say the image should be removed, but just that the post won't be harmed much if it were. Stack Exchange sites have a clear process for handling copyright violations as explained in point 16 of the Terms of Service. Neither the moderators nor any ...


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