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Brothers, I must go…

Every person and every worldview has their non-negotiables. Total inclusivity is an impossibility, as this fiasco proves. The best we can do is mutual respect--which includes allowing each other to ...
Terry Lewis's user avatar
25 votes

Dear Stack Exchange - a letter

I gave that letter a couple reads this morning and I have to say I'm pretty conflicted over it. On the one hand it does say some things that needed to be said. On the other hand it doesn't even touch ...
Caleb's user avatar
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20 votes

Dear Stack Exchange - a letter

I've decided not to sign the letter. Caleb's thinking in many ways matches my own, and I have a lot of respect for Peter Turner's rationale for signing it. There's certainly a lot of good in the ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
19 votes

Brothers, I must go…

I am sorry to see you go Caleb. I have not contributed much to this site, but I have read a fair amount of it over the years whenever I wanted to be informed on what Christians actually believe. I ...
Martin Tournoij's user avatar
15 votes

Brothers, I must go…

I am so, so sad to see all this. I'm a relative latecomer to this site and I haven't invested near as many hours nor posts into it as Caleb, but even I feel I've poured blood, sweat, and tears into ...
Mr. Bultitude's user avatar
13 votes

Brothers, I must go…

You have been a wonderful addition to this site, both in your role as a moderator and as a user. I know that many of my questions have been directly improved by your hard work. And on a personal note, ...
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12 votes

Brothers, I must go…

You will be sorrily missed as a moderator and good councillor of the site. It is a shame this whole scenario has taken place, but I truly understand your position. It is certain that something is ...
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12 votes

Brothers, I must go…

I just recently (this year) became more active on this site and from observing the moderator interventions and comments I began to see the core principles emerging from those concrete actions, one of ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
11 votes

Resigning as moderator

I was pleased to see you get elected, and sorry that we'll lose your time and talents. Thanks for your selfless contribution to this site. You made a difference to at least one person: me. And ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
10 votes

Brothers, I must go…

Vaya con Dios, amigo I mean that from the heart. You've been good to me, and very good for the site. I'll miss you.
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
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Is diversity of perspectives desirable within the moderation team?

Human nature being what it is, asking prospective mods their religious views would more likely, in my view, lead to people voting for mods who agree with their views and not for those who don't. It ...
Lee Woofenden's user avatar
9 votes

Brothers, I must go…

TL;DR - Thank you for shedding some light on the somewhat "hazy" situation about which we, as general users of the Stack Exchange network, may not have been fully aware. EDIT In my zeal, I ...
G_Hosa_Phat's user avatar
9 votes

Resigning as moderator

You will be sorrily missed as a moderator and good councillor of the site. It is a shame this whole scenario has taken place, but I truly understand your position. It is certain that something is ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
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9 votes

Why must there be a Catholic Moderator elected in the next election?

As a Catholic Candidate, this is in my interest so I support it (Just Kidding 8^D ) St Francis of Assisi had attributed to him the following aphorism1: Preach the Gospel every day; use words when ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
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Why must there be a Catholic Moderator elected in the next election?

I'm going to suggest this is mostly balderdash. Here's why I think that. You've misidentified the problem Most of the issues you've raised have nothing to do with Catholicism vs. other possible ...
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Brothers, I must go…

It's very sad to see SE fall into the "woke culture" trap. In catering to niche groups that assume the role of self-appointed arbiters of language, they're destroying the very lifeblood that built ...
BoneBreaker's user avatar
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Is diversity of perspectives desirable within the moderation team?

Systemic biases are hard to tackle, and a diversity of personal convictions among the mods would, with all else being equal, most likely help the community as a whole be aware of minority positions ...
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Answer deleted irrationally (and with no warning)

I'm sorry you're having trouble, but I'm actually a but surprised you've jumped to these conclusions. If my messages to you were terse I figured it's because you've been around long enough to know how ...
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5 votes

One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

You have experienced suspensions and question bans on multiple SE sites. I've seen poor quality questions from you here, on Aviation.SE, on EE.SE, and on Physics.SE I've seen questions from you on ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Brothers, I must go…

Paraphrasing George Orwell it looks to me that though all pronouns are equal, some pronouns are more equal than others....
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Correct moderator response to a potentially off-target answer?

Yes, it's exactly why we have moderators - especially here. Try answering a Jehovah's Witness question with Mormon Doctrine and you'll see why this is necessary! This: What is the Biblical evidence ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential?

Mods do a lot of things, and it's not possible to quantify all of it, nor is it really all that meaningful to compare between mods. User moderation (warnings, suspensions) Handling flags Cleaning up ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
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Are all the mods trinitarians?

I thoroughly disagree with your claim. I have had far stronger moderation in regard to my own questions and answers (who am a lifelong Trinitarian) than the answer which prompted your present question....
Nigel J's user avatar
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3 votes

Is diversity of perspectives desirable within the moderation team?

I wouldn't want to say something utterly unpopular here. I stuck my foot in my mouth elsewhere and my only hope for the election is that most users don't read Chat or Meta. I lost in the first ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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2 votes

Is diversity of perspectives desirable within the moderation team?

If the moderation team understands, adheres to, and enforces the site guidelines, then the theological viewpoints of the moderators is irrelevant. If a moderator allows his or her theological beliefs ...
David Stratton's user avatar
2 votes

Can Jehovah's Witnesses run for Moderator?

This is not within the scope of Meta There are no religious or doctrinal requirements to be a moderator anywhere on the network. You can be a moderator here and be Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah's Witness,...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Brothers, I must go…

Given this problem, who here would be on board with a decentralized version of StackExchange that could run on something like IPFS and FileCoin? Rules and Community Standards could be on separate ...
Josiah's user avatar
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One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

It is not a Christianity SE answer, it is my own opinion (having nearly zero experience on this site). Be careful with the Internet, anybody can say to you anything. It is not a big problem, if you ...
Gray Sheep's user avatar
1 vote

Answer deleted irrationally (and with no warning)

I'd like to point out that we don't use the mod notice enough and tend to delete posts a bit more frequently than not when they don't match the criteria. I think that's because there doesn't seem to ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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