Well, I can talk and thank about everything from the warning (oh I didn't forget it, heh) to the great help you provided to this community (and apologize for all the times I confused you with badp)...
But instead, I'll try and get my feelings out with a meme:
I said it on Ash's post too, but to reiterate, I've always considered you as the kind of mod to aspire to: passionate, fair, knowledgeable, patient... just an all around good person.
It's been a pleasure moderating with you, thanks for everything, and all the best for what the future holds!
It's been a pleasure serving with you kindest of sirs. I wish you the best in the future, and I'm certainly glad you'll still be sticking around in chat. Also, no matter how many times you change your name and avatar, you'll always be StrixVaria with a Gir avatar in my heart <3
To start with, let's address probably the easier portion of your question.
How other people choose to vote, and whether they divulge that info is entirely up to them. We don't require users to explain their downvotes. The tooltip when hovering over the downvote button reads "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not ...
It's been great serving with you sir, and you'll be missed. Don't be a stranger now though, because Icebourne is approaching... You'll need to play it on one of those 50 TV's you won back in the day ;)
First, I think we should clear some things up:
Recently an edit was proposed to one of my answers but before I got chance to review it, the edit was rejected by two moderators.
Firstly, it wasn't an action taken by Moderators, just regular users with the Review Suggested Edits Privilege, or >= 2000 rep. Moderators are users with a diamond (♦) ...
The thing about Stack Exchange sites like Arqade is that they are mostly community-moderated. As you ask and answer questions, you accrue reputation points. At certain reputation tiers, you unlock different privileges.
Some of these privilege levels remove restrictions around commenting, editing, and creating tags, and others allow you ...
This blog post from Stack Exchange's blog sums it up pretty well, but I will highlight a couple important points:
" Moderators are human exception handlers, there to deal with those (hopefully rare) exceptional conditions that should not normally happen, but when they do, they can bring your entire community to a screaming halt — if you don’t have human ...
Editing and reviewing edits has been a thing for a very long time. Anyone can propose edits, and if you have over 2,000 reputation or are a moderator, your edit will be automatically applied for everyone to see. If you have under 2,000 reputation, your suggested edit will be put in a review queue for people with over 2,000 reputation to review. Note: it ...
Thanks for all of your hard work to the site! As with other relatively recent mod departures, it's good to see the integrity of knowing when you can't fulfill the role and stepping down. Best of luck to you!
With the Moderator Dashboard design changes, rolled out in 2019, you can expand the flagged post and see any images or YouTube videos linked in-line.
I posted an answer to the Formatting Sandbox, and flagged it myself to get you some screenshots. Here's the flag modal, not expanded:
Expanding the flag results in the following view:
I can ...