Moderation can seem a thankless task. On photo.net recently, where I've been moderating the B&W Forums for several months, the antics of one fellow alone forced me to triple the amount of time and effort spent on the forums for an entire month before he was banned by the site administrator.
Now the same fellow is back under a pseudonym but, so far, seems to be behaving himself. However his mere presence forces me to scrutinize his posts - and the reactions of other members to those posts - more closely.
It's irritating and takes time away from other things I could be doing.
But leaving moderation does not mean you need to leave the site all together.
I'd much rather see you consider your moderation ending as a 'tour of duty' completed, and come back as Jorge the member
I am not aware of the background to all of this but I echo Sean's comments. If necessary come back with a different hat on !!
Although the background of your decision is unclear to me I can't but respect your decision. Yet I'll keep looking forward to "The Return of Jorge G" in glorious Large Format.
For now, thanks for all your good work.
I guess I missed all of this, I'm sorry, but I really hate to see you go Jorge. I do understand that sometimes you have to make a break and I wish you all the best. I do hope to see you or hear from you again in the future. Thanks for all your help.
I am at a loss to understand what happened as well. I*hope* I was not part of the continuing abrasion that led to this.
Certainly, there are differences of opinions here at times -- we are all different from one another and as "artists" - or at least "creative types"- , we ARE passionate about or work and views ... but do I need to comment on "passion" to a Latin?
APUG under Your, and Sean's moderation, *IS* one of the most "flame-proof" and "tolerant - acceptable" sites that I have ever seen - or hope to see.
All I can say is, Good work! - in a difficult job. We can respect your decision ... but we will *MISS* you.