It's that time of the year again!... Elections! Wait, what? It's not a regular thing around here? Maybe it should be!
With Mat and 200_success stepping down, elections should be coming soon (in 6-8 weeks?). It seems the perfect time(*) to offer my diamond up for grabs now, to give you, dear community, the chance to choose some new
benevolent overlords, guiding beacons of light, moderators once again! And that means (drumrolls...), my mod hat can be yours!
(I like hiking. I do it a lot. Also, I didn't know it would do this to the hat... :( )
First things first:
I thank this awesome community for supporting and electing me 3 years ago, and for self-moderating so well that makes the job of the moderator team almost effortless.
Ok so what's going to change? Not a whole lot! I wasn't doing much to be honest. Jamal edited into shape most of the posts. And half of the internet too. Probably. 200_success was streaming wisdom from his fingertips. Mat and Simon kept the chatrooms and sub-communities alive. That left me with flag handling. You know, those no-longer-needed-comments you fill the databases with that are now gone? That was (probably) me. Or the users posting nonsense that are now destroyed? That was (probably) me too. Well that's just easy stuff that any monkey could do (no pun intended). (I bet the (*) perfect time reference above now makes a whole lot more sense. Without Mat and 200 there will be a crapload of work that somebody will have to do...)
More seriously, I was an active user before becoming a moderator, and I don't really need a diamond to do good. (I know this sentence will bite me back when I run again...)
So this is not goodbye, I'm not going anywhere, just giving back to you dear community the power of choice. See you around on the site, as always, with or without a diamond.
PS: ...and if I get elected again (maybe even in the next one), I'm counting on a fresh new hat :-)