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On behalf of the team here at The Stack Exchange Subterranean Lair, I'd like to thank you for all the work you've put in over the years and wish you all the best in your new job! We'll kick off an election for your replacement next week, and I'll remove your diamond at its conclusion.


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Thanks for asking here and doing so calmly and politely, that is always appreciated! Now, what happened was that slm converted your answer to a comment. He didn't write a comment in your name, he simply used a mod-only tool we have that copies and answer and posts it as a comment by the author of the answer. This was because your answer, as posted, wasn't ...


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As a member of the general public¹ and the user-base you have served on this site I would like to publicly thank you for your years of volunteer effort. I wish you all the best in your new endeavors and hope they include lots of 'nixy stuff. ¹ Unlike some [liars] hiding in their subterranean lairs I am not ashamed to broadcast this message from the open!


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What do you love about the moderator job on Unix & Linux? I actually enjoy cleaning up. I have no idea why, and anyone who has ever lived with me would be very quick to tell you this isn't a general feature of my character, but I am proud of this resource we're all building together and it is rewarding to do my bit to help it along. Also, being a mod ...


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Thanks for getting back to your answer to improve it. I'm sorry if my choice of words seemed too unfriendly, that was not my intention, but your initial answer more or less only said "check out my project, it will help you", which may be true, but which in itself really isn't much of an answer. What the initial answer was lacking was something ...


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What do you love about the moderator job on Unix & Linux? I find it quite enjoyable being a moderator. The other 2 mods are fantastic people and I only wish I could know them in the real world but gladly accept knowing them at least online. As with any job there are ups and downs. From a pros side: I'd say the most meaningful and rewarding aspect to ...


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What do you love about the moderator job on Unix & Linux? For me it's mostly about being able to fix things. Most reputation-based privileges on Stack Exchange are about unlocking the ability to cleanup new classes of problems -- being able to edit or even rewrite posts by yourself, then closing them, deleting them. Being a mod is mostly just another ...


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First of all, thank you for coming here to Meta with a polite, calm question as you have done. I know how confusing the rules can be to new users, and it is always appreciated when people ask instead of ranting. Next, I want to point out that none of the users you mention are moderators. Moderators are elected by the community and have a ♦ after their names. ...


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terdon has already addressed most of your points, but your question includes some issues that I think only I can address. First, I’m not a moderator, and even though I have a lot of fake Internet points, I don’t have all that many special powers as a result. Second, it is quite possible that new users are subjected to more scrutiny than others, because their ...


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