Sorry. At the moment I cannot handle the duties of a diamond bearer with the patience it requires.
This job forces one to encounter all the worst the site has to offer. My approach to the job (and to the entire site) is emotional, possibly too much so. This combination has drained the reserves of naïve optimism that propelled me earlier.
Time in the sewer has desensitized me to some things, blurring the distinction between violations of actual site policies and violations of what I personally see as proper use of the site. This has caused me to lash out at individuals even though the problems are systemic. Not. Good. Better that I quit lest I cause some real damage with the mod tools.
I will reduce my hours here, but won't quit using the site entirely. May be concentrate on the things that made me fall in love with this site in the first place? I contact the community managers, they will remove my diamond when they get around to it. Together with the remaining moderators they will decide if they want to recruit reinforcements. Please give your support to them as you have supported me.
Not to end on a sad note:
- The world is not black and white. We have a rainbow. The spectrum (of opinions) is not necessarily even just 1-dimensional.
- Educating each other is the best way forward.