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Anthony Geoghegan

Stack Exchange did an amazing job of building up a high quality repository of questions and answers. They did this by providing tools that allowed a community of dedicated people to curate this body of knowledge and working in co-operation with the community to build this fantastic resource. Unfortunately, over the past number of years, the interests of the corporation (short-term user growth at the expense of else, apparently) have tragically diverged from that of the community (maintain high quality).

I used to be an active volunteer: each day I would spend my free time processing the review queues, flagging posts, voting on recent questions/answers, improving tag wikis, contributing to Meta, etc. After the many actions of the company at the end of 2019 and start of 2020 showing their antipathy towards community moderation, I no longer give up my free time to help moderate these sites. I’ll still search Stack Exchange for answers and I’ll upvote useful questions and answers (as I naturally come across them), downvote the bad ones and edit posts or tag wikis for minor issues such as dead links. However, I will no longer give up my time to add value to the company by actively checking the Latest Questions to search for interesting questions that I can answer.

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