I'm very sad to see you go and I want to thank you for being a hugely positive influence to this site in your elected tenure, your appointed tenure, before and in between.
I've learned incredibly much from you, both on a technical and a social level and I look forward to seeing you around the site :)
Thank you so much!
Welcome back, Mathieu, and thanks so much!
As I tried to communicate to Mathieu, that while I hold to my belief that resigning my diamond is, on balance, in my best interests, I know that I have put the mod team and the community as a whole in to a state of turmoil.
As I said to Mat: "I understand your concern about the "appearance" aspect of being "...
It has been an honor!
I've always looked up to you - even before you were appointed a pro-tem, your selfless and continuous involvement in this community was inspiring, not to mention your wide and deep expertise and the thousands of souls you saved in the process! When you were appointed by SE community team, it really felt natural to see you in that ...
Thanks, rolfl, for your enormous contribution to the community. Without your effort, we would not be where we are today. I'll miss having your wisdom on the moderation team and your watchful eye on the events in the rest of Stack Exchange.
Congratulations to Simon, Mat's Mug, and Jamal! I believe the community has chosen wisely, and I look forward to ...
We wish you well, Simon, and don't be a stranger!
Where do we go from here?
This is just a brief administrative note to say that the Stack Exchange staff and the rest of the mod team are in discussions about what the next steps are, what the needs of the community may be, and so on.
At this point in time no decisions have been made and it will probably ...
Thank you, rolfl!
There are too many things I feel thankful for when I think of you to list them all, but here are a notable few:
You have always been welcoming and kind to newcomers. I feel sure many new users of this site—like myself some years ago—have appreciated your guidance and have come back for more, or even stayed and became a regular as I have.
Thank you @Pops for awarding the community a much needed 5th moderator.
Congratulations @janos on his new job! We all know you'll make a fine moderator, as proven by the latest election results. Keep up the good work!
Well, hello there everyone. I would like to nominate myself for the moderator position. Although I haven't yet been here for a year, I feel that I've accomplished so much in terms of keeping this site clean and helpful to others. Although I certainly don't need to be a moderator to keep doing what I'm doing, I know I can do more (or technically ...
A big thank you for our moderators, who by the way I will vote for in the upcoming elections, and I sincerely hope they want to continue!
Part of the problem is that under our current system, graduation is heavily tied to site design, and we have a backlog on getting designs to sites.
I'm really sad to learn that the first thing you mention as the ...
Congratuations to the new moderators! Thanks to all of the candidates (and voters) for your participation, and sincere thanks to the outgoing moderators for keeping the ship afloat until now. There were so many excellent candidates that it's clear that Code Review will be a vital resource for a long time.
Yes, I'm no longer a moderator. The deal is that I transitioned from being a grad student to a software engineer in the industry. As a result, I just don't have the same time to devote to being a moderator any more. As a result, I've stepped down as a moderator.
Being a moderator was a wonderful experience. I got to watch as Code Review grew from a site ...
It makes me happy to say it: Congratulations, @rolfl and @200_success.
I really couldn't come up with any better names for moderator positions! You have my full support!
Well done, Community Managers at Stack Exchange.
Ouch. And Thanks for all the bananas.
I have been watching all of this in the Moderator Chatroom with growing trepidation, but unable to articulate why.
But you just managed to say this way more eloquently than I could have managed.
Thanks so much for sharing you thoughts, and good luck to you.
Congratulations @Vogel612 and @Malachi, enjoy your new toys - it's awesome to see "new blood" (sort of!) in the moderator team!
@rolfl, welcome back home, and congratulations to you as well - I never had the slightest doubt you'd be [re-?]elected!
The site is in good hands. Now get to work! :p
Here I was hoping CR would survive this intact. Instead, a veteran moderator steps down. !@#$.
I don't blame you. I really don't. Given the circumstances and the risk you'd take by continuing, there's a lot of wisdom in your choice. Considering you're the wisest monkey I've ever seen, it's not unexpected to see you make the wise move.
We've seen you can ...
I don't even know where to begin with how much you've changed this site. Okay, maybe I do: you were the first to hit 100k and are pretty much the Jon Skeet of this site. :)
Seriously though, you'll very much be missed and your vast contributions won't be forgotten. You've pretty much taken the lead on this moderator team, at least from my perspective. I ...
I'll miss you, 200. You are a great person, truly remarkable. You are one of the smartest people I've ever met (of course we're talking about a group of highly intelligent people here, so most of them are some of the smartest), and you are a truly remarkable human-being, moderator, and friend.
You'll be truly missed. I wish you the best of luck (and hope ...
It's been a pleasure!
I also remember the old days. I remember the mission and the zombies (heck, the zombies seem to never go away entirely...) You've been a good Mug, a good friend and a good moderator. I hope you will stay a good Mug and a good friend at least. It's sad to see you leave The 1st Monitor (yup, that's totally the name of our moderator chat ...
I agree that it seems like it's been forever ago, and I'm so proud of what Code Review has become today. I want to personally thank you for all you have done, and no doubt will continue to do as a normal user, to make this site not only useful to many, but also welcoming and friendly!
Ahhhh, I understand your sentiments. As for thanking me, you're welcome, though I feel the same about you. You show a remarkably level head in tough situations and you taught me a bunch about how to handle sensitive and volatile issues by being a great role-model.
Like Mat, you have also added huge value to Code Review and a large part of its success is due ...
It's sad to see you go, but I understand that you spent a lot of time coming to this decision and felt that it would be best for yourself and everyone. It has been a pleasure working alongside you for these past few years.
Your vast contributions of data and ideas for helping to fight the "zombie apocalypse" shows what it means to use one's talents and ...
When 60% of the moderation force opts to hang up the hat, it feels like there's a bigger problem, but I know the burden of a moderator on this site, and I totally get it. I also agree that fresh people on the mod team is a good thing too.
What I don't agree with is this: "Well that's just easy stuff that any monkey could do (no pun intended)." .... it takes ...
I'm very sad that you leave, but I respect your decision. You've been a great mod, and I will miss you in The 1st Monitor. Hopefully not on the site just yet, and I guess I can always find you...If I participate more in The 2nd ;-) My only regret is not being able to have a beer with you right now. I hope that day will come. Thank You!
Congratulations to rolfl and 200_success!
I'm sorry to say I no longer have enough time to actively help moderate Code Review, but it has been amazing to watch all the community-driven initiatives to expedite graduation.
I am sticking around as a regular visitor of the site and I hope to contribute the occasional review.