In mid-November, SE staff posted a Q&A style announcement "Why is SE removing links and community ads about legal issues?" here on meta. To my knowledge, this was the first "official" post from SE staff that referenced Monica by name since she the situation of her removal as moderator on the network began. Given that, and the ensuing company's stonewalling of Ms. Cellio, I posted this apt response, which was fairly well-received (with over 70 upvotes and about a 10:1 upvote-to-downvote ratio). Several days later my post was removed by a moderator (not a CM) and I'm struggling to conclude the rationale under which this action was taken, or even that its removal is justified.
My working theories:
- Accidental deletion. Unlikely, but possible. Stuff happens.
- Given the number of recent moderator resignations, the remaining moderators may tend to be skewed more towards agreeing with or at least complicity with SE's actions of recent and this deletion may have been made in bias.
EDIT: Due to lack of info provided by the system, this originally appeared to me as a deletion by the mod as sole judge and jury, and executioner. But Glorfindel has enlightened me to the fact that there was a jury of peers. Had I had that info I would have skipped this post. Thanks all for feedback.