I've dropped into this after a full day offline, and a number of days where work was getting 18+ hard hours a day out of me. That makes taking the time to read and deal with every post impossible.
Tony - No reason to leave. You were not the "advocacy" issue. Your role is important. You decision to step back from the Mod role was not something I wanted, but I understand it.
The "advocacy" I have an issue with is pounding the same quotes over and over, even in the same thread, as if being Dorothy saying "There's no place like home". Those who do it, I hope, recognize who they are, and will stop.
PeterD - No apology is required as I see it. Just a few weeks ago the Mods took a lot of crap about the fact that we didn't seem to post as real people. Well, now it comes because we post as real people.
All - there were a number of complaints about editing, lack of editing, locking, not locking. Yes, I get a lot of emails, and phone calls. I used to spend hours going over a thread, editing and citing the rule for each edit, but I don't have the time for that anymore, so I do one of two things - just delete, or leave the smoking mess in a lock so that everyone can come back and see the carnage in retrospect. What amazes me is the lack of comprehension later.
As things change in my job, there will be days and even weeks that I will not have personal internet access, so the lack of an edit may not really mean the post was ok.
And yes, there is room for another Mod. That has nothing to do with the current climate, just to do with the idea that in three there would seem to have to be a majority opinion when things become complicated.