Your community moderators have been incredibly busy over the last few months. There's more discussion happening on meta, the overall quality of the site has come up considerably, and the reduction in the levels of spam and borderline spam has led search engines to give us an edge over similar sites for the topic in their results.
Take a look at the front page, it's a lot different than it was six months ago, and it's on track to keep getting more awesome as we steam ahead. This was a very difficult topic to nail down on our platform in a manner keeping with the kind of quality that we're very well known for, and it honestly feels like Bitcoin SE is well on its way to doing just that.
While it makes me a little sad to announce it, I'd like for everyone to take a moment to say thanks to the following super awesome people that helped us get to the point that we are today. As luck and life would have it, they don't have the time that they used to, and they want to step aside to let folks that can devote more time and energy to the site get into positions where they can be more effective:
I'm looking for a few folks from within this community that are interested in stepping up to take a stronger role on the site. You'll of course need a patient, even-handed and fair approach to solving problems, as well as a familiarity with our theory of moderation.
Bitcoin SE is at a very interesting, and critical part of its evolution, and it needs folks that are both willing to lead, and continue to push things in the right direction. This can include working with your fellow mods to adapt better custom close reasons that better explain the problems with some of the very open-ended recommendation questions that we see, curating some of your help center articles to be more relevant to folks that want to ask certain kinds of questions about Bitcoin, and working with us (Stack Exchange) as you call on our help to get things done - you'll have direct access to us.
Because the site sees such a high quantity of spam and extremely low quality posts, we ask that you be able to spend 30 - 40 minutes per day moderating the site, at least a few days a week.
Are you interested? Leave an answer below and some thoughts that you have regarding the site. Things are busier than ever, so I hope to have folks appointed by the end of the week.
Good luck to everyone, and a second round of thanks to those that are stepping down - you all have done a fantastic job!
Special thanks to Stephen and Nick for stepping up into their new roles. Please give them a warm welcome!