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Well, it's finally over. Our year-end excuse for navel-gazing has come to an end, with four new moderators fresh from the turkey-fryer and ready to volunteer their formerly-precious free time in service to the users of Stack Overflow:

boltclock NullUserException casperone anna-lear

Let's take a moment to give a hearty meta-welcome to our new moderators, before they get turned loose on the site and destroy us all...

I also wish to announce that veteran moderators SLaks and Gumbo are hanging up their mod-hats. Moderating a site the size of Stack Overflow can be a thankless job at times, so please join me now in thanking them both for their service, and wishing them all the best as they rejoin the esteemed ranks of Stack Exchange experts.

Now back to your regularly-scheduled Meta Madness...

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Congratulations to all of our new moderators and a fresh round of thanks to our current diamonds! You guys rule. Keep up the good work! –  studiohack Nov 22 '11 at 22:41
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FRESH FISH, FRESH FISH :) Congratulations to all! –  Jarrod Dixon Nov 22 '11 at 22:59
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SLaks??? Oh no :( Well, thanks for everything you've done! And Gumbo too. –  minitech Nov 23 '11 at 2:24
    
i imagine that so moderators get paid 10 times as much as forums.asp.net moderators ~~ thank you all for doing a thankless job. congratulations! B-) –  gerryLowry Nov 27 '11 at 1:30
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@gerryLowry Only if forums.asp.net moderators are also volunteers. ;) –  Anna Lear Nov 27 '11 at 1:32
    
@gerryLowry: Actually, guess who does the paying...? –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 28 '11 at 0:13

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Excellent job, mods! Now stop slacking off, go back to SO and work!

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Congratulations, you four!

You few, you proud, you...moderators.

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we prefer the term "victims" –  Nick Craver Nov 22 '11 at 23:02
    
We few, we happy few, we band of... siblings. –  mmyers Nov 22 '11 at 23:17
    
@mmyers: Comrades? Colleagues? Suckers? –  Adam Robinson Nov 22 '11 at 23:29
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@Adam Robinson: peons –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 22 '11 at 23:30
    
Well, brothers doesn't seem to fit. –  mmyers Nov 22 '11 at 23:32
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@mmyers including AnnaLear? –  studiohack Nov 23 '11 at 0:27

Yay! And I'd like to say to our new mods...

COFFEE BREAK IS OVER, BACK ON YOUR HEADS!

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And you earned 140 rep. for this answer? –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Nov 27 '11 at 6:29
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@GeorgeEdison Its an awesome answer, if you got the joke. –  Won't Nov 27 '11 at 16:48
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@GeorgeEdison: I don't see a problem with this "answer" given the "question". This is meta, after all. –  Adam Robinson Nov 28 '11 at 17:46
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@AdamRobinson: I upvoted it - I was just surprised, not objecting to it. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Nov 28 '11 at 18:52

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