I saw this post yesterday and I must admit it caught me off guard. It took me till today to come up with the words for it...
Yes my term is up next month but that's not the case with all of the moderators. I am happy that in this post they at least used the job description and job requirements that the past and present moderating team worked so diligently on.
I appreciate the post and its intention but I would have appreciated knowing beforehand that Area 10 and/or the Forum Committee was moving in this direction, a direction that is totally different from the way its been done in the past. I'm not saying that way was perfect, far from it, but it was the only way we had. If it was going to be changed I feel the the current moderating team should have been told. I don't mind this way at all, in fact it has been suggested in the past by former moderators.
Part of the problem with this forum in the past has been a disconnect between the forum, Area 10 and the moderating team. A lack of communication if you will. This serves as a perfect example of that, someone decides we're going to change the way moderators are put in place and we'll let the current moderators find out the same as everyone. In the past major decisions such as this would have been communicated, I would then let the moderating team know before the post actually hit the forum. In this way no one felt blindsided.
Well what is done is done, it can't be changed. I only suggest that Area 10 and the Forum Committee consider those who actually serve before making major decisions.
I wish to publically apologize to my moderating team. I appreciate your service more than you'll ever know and I would never take what you do for granted. If I had know beforehand I would have let you know but I couldn't communicate that which was not communicated to me.
Thank you for allowing me to say my peace.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why its called the present.