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User @whuber not moderating anymore

It is kind of you to notice and to ask. I had not been very active here in the last four years or so and wore the moderator's diamond as a reminder of the past rather than as a tool to help the site. ...
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User @whuber not moderating anymore

I could not comment sooner without knowing whether @whuber wished to return their diamond quietly or accompanied by an announcement. Now that they have answered here I am comfortable to add an answer ...
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What is the average daily workload for a GIS.SE moderator?

For me the workload isn't terribly onerous, I keep GIS.SE open in a browser tab all the time and when I have a long(ish) compile running I scan the newest question list and keep an eye on the ...
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Why are moderators changing answers to comments?

I cannot speak to the current question under discussion (where the answer was converted), but I do have an answer for the revised question (this meta question). Answers can be flagged with one of ...
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Suggesting more responsible forum moderation?

I suspect that I am the moderator that you are referring to, and I am happy to try and address any issues that you (or anyone) may have with my moderating style on this focussed Q&A site. GIS SE ...
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What is the average daily workload for a GIS.SE moderator?

We are fairly lucky we don't see too much spam, Ian mentions most of the relevant points. Likewise having a browser tab open can be useful when working and processing. The site has good community ...
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What is the average daily workload for a GIS.SE moderator?

iant and Mapperz already gave insight into the amount of time that is necessary to meet the needs of the site. Another thing that might be worth mentioning is that it's no problem to be offline during ...
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Why are moderators changing answers to comments?

I changed your answer to a comment because it seemed to me that you hadn't answered the question. You gave a link to an old PAF which doesn't provide the neighbourhood names the questioner wanted. As ...
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Suggesting more responsible forum moderation?

A long response to PolyGeo, going in a new "answer." (The format here is a bit awkward for the context of Meta...): Thanks for the thoughtful response. There are a number of technical consideration ...
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Why are moderators changing answers to comments?

Something is wrong here. The mod removes my answer and converts it to a comment, down votes my answer, and then answers with their own weaker answer and link. Actually my answer and the mod are almost ...
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