I have resigned from the moderator team effective... whenever Grace finalizes things.
Change inevitably causes questions, so I'll do my best to summarize. There's no big event or single person who led me to this decision.
Due to a combination of events on the site:
- Burnout in both meta discussions and flag handling
- A dearth of things to do post-election (owing to the awesomeness of the new mods)
- A dissatisfaction in the general direction of policies and attitudes of the site and the network
- An inability to change or accept the above, despite attempts to use my influence, and taking self-imposed personal breaks
and in my personal life:
- Two houses
- Two jobs
- Three kids
- One wife
... I've come to a conclusion. I'm not contributing positively as a moderator, and what contributions I am making are difficult for me. It is better for everyone involved if I step down and take a big step back.
You guys are going to be fine without me! If you need something, I'm where I always am. Depending on how things go, I may continue to participate in non-mod ways.
Be Excellent To Each Other.