A quick look at https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators would suggest that we're at three mods rather than the usual complement of five four.

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Anything to report?

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    "To lose one moderator may be regarded as a misfortune. to lose two looks like carelessness."
    – Valorum
    May 16, 2021 at 12:00
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    We were aware this time, just not quick enough in announcing it (we have other things to announce as well). Stand by stackizens...
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    May 16, 2021 at 12:05
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    @AncientSwordRage - Ooh. Other announcements? We're all ears...
    – Valorum
    May 17, 2021 at 7:03
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    @valorum, that's a terrifying mental image. I may have to go lie down before making any announcements.
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    May 17, 2021 at 8:04
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    In case of some users, a more appropriate image is "all mouths" (or fingers on keyboard?) May 20, 2021 at 12:35

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In the last couple of weeks, Stack Exchange staff reached out to two of our site's moderators who hadn't done anything on the site for a while. I don't know exactly what happened in those communications, since they were off-site and private between CMs and those individual moderators, but the end result is the removal of the two inactive moderators.

As I mentioned before, the remaining mods were caught off-guard the first time this happened, since Rosie was called AFK in the time between removing Kevin's diamond and dropping a message into our mod chat. We were informed the second time, but we neglected to post anything to inform the community. I apologise on behalf of the remaining mod team for this omission: we should keep you informed when things like this happen, and it's not a good look for missing moderators to be announced by "what just happened?" posts from community members. Sorry about that.

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