slhck is an awesome person, was an awesome mod, and his contributions to the community will be remembered and endure for a very long time, helping countless other users fix their temperamental broken software.... especially ffmpeg. ;-)
He also helped me grow as a person and as a community member during my formative first few months on SU.
Looking forward ...
I totally get why you’re doing this. Thank you Nathan for your work and help here at SU. I’ll never forget how much time and effort we spent on different matters- the jokes, the camaraderie, the brainstorming on the blog posts and all the chat room madness. I wish you the best.
We apparently found this home away from home one single day apart some 10 years ago. Those were heady days of answering, chatting and working to make the site a better place for users old and new. It was fun and, amongst a few other users, you were a crucial part of the Super User family.
It has been a long ride together, and I want to personally thank you ...
It hurts my eyes to see the letters “slhck ” without the little rhombus (a.k.a. diamond) after them — but better that than to have you disappear altogether. Thanks for your service, and good luck with your “personal circumstances”.
Too many goodbyes this month.
This was one of the folks I have to thank for me being who I am now - and I'd say as one of the mods before me, I learnt a lot from Nathan. And a few Hijinks.
Good Luck out there.
I remember you were one of our more active mods, but your activity has been down recently and it's sad to see you give up the diamond. You've been very helpful to the community as well as to me personally, and I do owe you a significant debt for your work.
slhck, good luck on your future endeavors, and I hope you continue to contribute to this site. We miss ...
You don't know me but I know you; because you helped me a lot without with your answers.
And I'm not the only person like that.
Let me thank you by the name of all unknown users for the huge work you have done here.
Men, helping people without knowing them is something that few people can do!
And you did it day by day, night by night, making SU better and ...
Without going into the specific numbers:
39% of your standard flags have been declined or disputed.
34% of your spam flags were declined.
This is simply too high. It's normal to have a couple of declined flags, but not a third of your total.
You were already contacted about your flagging behavior in September 2012. We encouraged you to take a look at ...
See the page about what questions you are allowed to ask.
Specifically, the section on what not to ask which includes this:
issues specific to corporate IT support and networks
We have no way of knowing how corporate networks and environments are set up and any suggestion we make would be pure guesswork, something that we try very hard to avoid.
On top ...
...and yeah... that's basically it.
You are a fool for asking such a question. Do you realize what you are getting yourself into?! The magnitude of what you've uncovered... the extent... it is beyond your comprehension. It is an apparatus bigger than any one man, any one country, or any one ...
My piece of advice would be not to escalate this and call people names, or assume bad intentions. This user voiced their opinion and they're entitled to do so. I agree the comment thread got a little out of hand. Certainly, chat would've been a better option to discuss this—if there even is a need for discussion.
I understand your frustration, but please ...
One of the things about any kind of troubleshooting is that it often requires a tangential approach to find out what the exact problem is, it could be with a component of something else. Sometimes it is useful to a user to say "have you thought about..." in order to garner whether the problem lies elsewhere.
Due to the way the site works we have to allow ...
Those responses make no sense to me as that 1. separate organizations.
Employees of an organization are told system configuration information for one reason, it’s required to do your job, simply being interested in a subject doesn’t mean you have a need to know that information.
Likewise you have indicated you don’t have access to anyone who has that need ...
There is a Flag capability for comments.
The flag shows up when you place your curser to the top left of the comment text.
For the most part everyone here is trying to help, even if they have different methods, different ideas, and different thinking. Sammyg acquired rep from participating here quite a bit.
I am not a mod (at all) but mods have cleaned up ...
The email was regarding having duplicate accounts, and it looks like you clicked the link for Daniel R. Hicks while logged in as DanH. That is why you can't access it - you can't read messages for a different account.
If you look in your global inbox, you should be able to see the moderator message. Click on that link, and you can respond there.
Nathan Hinkle, though, I have only read three of your posts, including this one, you sure seem like a very intelligent being, and through this post you have made it clear you are a very intelligent person indeed, and very thoughtful.
Farewell nhinkle, peace and happiness to you.
You see, SE is planning to restrict avatars to white text over a coloured background in the Microsoft® Windows® 8 Metro® style. While they are trying to get permission from Microsoft® (don't want to be sued for trademark violations!), we're just testing to see what it would look like.
Don't worry, soon you'll all be able to do this!
I'm just joking
Are moderation elections held on a regular basis, or just when the need of more people arises?
Moderator elections are held as the need arises. If the current moderator team feels like they need more help, or if the Stack Exchange community managers see a need for more moderators, then the moderator team can request an election. A moderator election may ...
Welcome to the internet!
Generally people on here are trying to help. It is a community. So someone has a bigger number than you, been on here longer, know less, knows more - does it really matter? Your decades of experience should have taught you to be humble and accept that not all people operate at the same level in your specific domain.
If you ...
As part of the upcoming release of a new official Stack Exchange Metro app for Windos Phone and Windows 8, a new feature detects your OS and adjusts the user avatars according to the official Microsoft design guidelines for Metro. It is being rolled out gradually, because all avatars are changed on-the-fly, manually, using underpaid workers from overseas ...
Nathan was instrumental in the earlier days of SU, especially as we continued to find our footing in enforcing quality, tag cleanups, and trying to help the community mature overall. He was always laid back and willing to answer questions and mentor others. I found nhinkle a pleasure to work with and one of the best!
All the best to you nhinkle. It's been ...
From the March 2013 moderator newsletter (they're public):
Calling for Elections – Need More Help? Just Ask!
In the past, the community team was monitoring sites to determine when they needed more mods in order to maintain good coverage. Recently,we realized that we’re usually not the people most qualified to know when there’s a need. You are!
Check if you have an unusual amount of declined flags. If your flag weight hits zero because of that, none of your flags are shown to moderators anymore. If you have at least 10 declined flags and more declined flags than helpful flags the odds are high that your flags are not shown to the mods anymore.
First of all, please keep in mind that being a moderator is a hard job – very much darned if you do, darned if you don't. Somebody will always be unhappy.
You can always post directly on meta if you have feedback, whether you're looking for an improvement or commending how something was handled. Please focus on the specific actions and behaviors ...
Superuser is about using computers. More precisely, it's an evolving knowledge base about using computers. To build a good knowledge base, you need to set some kind of boundaries on the topics discussed. Ebook readers are sort of like computers, but they're different enough so that it doesn't make sense to deal with them in a computer knowledge base.