Some of you have asked about what happened after the recent election results were announced on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. There's not a huge amount of detail that we can go into here without revealing private information or conversations. Our policies have always followed the concept that moderation actions should generally happen in closed spaces that give people the freedom to speak without risking their transgressions being made public.
What I can say is that it became clear to us that there were concerns about Void's early participation on this site and we reached out to them to discuss. As part of that, Void chose to step down as a moderator. As such, we are announcing the runner-up as the winner of the election - which will be in a separate post.
Trust is a very important part of moderation and we - and I hope you - want to know that your moderator team can be trusted to act in accordance of the expectations of this platform. We appreciate that Void was willing to admit to their mistakes and opted to step down. We also strongly believe that people can change and we give great latitude to those who learn from their mistakes and grow into valued members of the community - and we hope that Void follows this path.
I sincerely apologise for the confusion that the actions here have caused - our delay in coming to you was so that we could work with Void and the other mods to determine the next steps before we acted. Thank you for your patience. While I'm not able to answer much in the specific, please let me know if you have any questions I can address.