Prompted by dimension10's remark
I want to resign too (because I feel I'm in an utterly deluded world
thanks to mod powers), but I'm staying because there's no replacement
I was thinking about what would be needed that I could happily accept a nomination for moderator. The result were the three posts
Moderator evaluation and election
User rights and duties
Moderator rights and duties
I have no intent to fight for the content. But in case anyone should want to have me as a moderator, now is the time to prepare for it and make me comfortable.
This post should have accompanied the other three, but it was my very last activity very late at night and I must have been so tired that I forgot to press the ''Ask the question'' button.... This mistake gives me the opportunity to say a bit more.
Be assured that the only reason I want to have the three topics mentioned discussed (and in fact the main reason for everything I did in the past two weeks) is to make in the election PO as inviting as possible for old users that we might have lost through what happened in the past. I'd like to propose that in the upcoming election after completion of the moderation nomination, in the night where the second, voting phase starts, @polarkernel or @dimension10 send an email to all present and former registered users with the request to vote (possibly including a comment, ''after PO has successfully overcome a very difficult time''). These users should find themselves returning to a clean, professional, and attractive site.
The above three issues have nothing to do with dilaton. I was never trying to protect dilaton from stepping down. In fact, this morning he wrote me that he will resign from moderatorship this weekend; a less explicit announcement is already here. So please don't think that I'd continue to put pressure on any of you; as I said here, I stopped fighting.
In the list of Recent activity in Meta, I saw the downvotes on my posts. I deliberately don't look at the pages before I finish writing the present plea. Please reconsider in due time (but I hope before the election starts) what I have written and try to see it from the point of view of how it would benefit old and new users. Remember that my proposal for editing guidelines was voted down heavily when I posted it two weeks ago, but now, slightly modified, they are official guidelines with strong and unanimous support. It is alright with me if, after more discussion, dimension10 proposes better formulations of the matters in the three posts above and deletes in his version the then still controversial pieces, but please consider what I wrote in a positive spirit that, I hope, will accompany all our future activities here on PO.