What's happening? ELL is once again short of a moderator since Eddie Kal's recent resignation.
Philippe, Vice-President of Community for Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network, has not said anything since Eddie Kal's resignation. In fact, the Vice-President has added little and clarified less since they posted an answer on November 9 to this question The community managers owe the ELL community, the moderation team, and me personally an apology . In a comment posted 10 November, the Vice-President of Community stated that he would confirm whether the moderator team had been informed by Community Managers of the election delays
I suspect, but do not yet know, that the answer to your question is "yes, that was communicated." However, I want to be confident - with a relatively high degree of confidence - that this is true before I state it (equivocally or non-equivocally). Watch for details soon, I hope
Ten days later, Philippe ensured
@ColleenV- I'm still tracking it down. I don't yet have an answer for you, but this has been an extremely busy week. I do know that we published about the delay in elections in multiple places several times over the year, but I can not yet say if we directly said it to this mod team.
This was all said before Kal decided to step down.
Is ELL going to have to make do with two active moderators? Glorfindel is a moderator on five other sites, so he's a pretty busy guy while gotube is a brand new volunteer who is doing their best to handle all the duties of a moderator. This volunteer is what I would call a visible mod, someone who works on the frontline, so I would like to thank gotube and Glorfindel for their steady presence and teamwork, it has not gone unnoticed.
Maybe ELL doesn't need a third moderator. ELL seems to be a pretty easy-going community, before the recent dispute between Eddie Kal and the CMs, which ocurred as a direct consequence of the election results in November.
In recent years I have been impressed with the overall calm environment that is ELL, having witnessed few arguments and baiting between users with sporadic episodes of trolling and spam.
Will we hear from Philippe or a CM that will further clarify what happened after the election?
What do ELL users think? Are two moderators enough? Are flags being handled quickly enough? Do we need a third moderator?
Perhaps I needn't concern myself, and things will sort themselves out.
Several users in the comments have actually questioned whether Eddie Kal resigned voluntarily or had their moderator privileges stripped away. I think as a community we have the right to know whether an ELL moderator simply resigned or not. Why the secrecy? What happened to the company's commitment to “rebuilding relationships”?