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I just want to get tagged or informed somehow when the moderation strike is over, since the website doesn't have any official info about it (and it is hardly going to happen, as you could see on the comments to this question).

Please don't take it as a personal attack, it's just about how it is already too hard to surf about the moderator strike in the currently available questions which are full of distracting text, comments, and updates (hard for non-native English speakers like me).

This one aims to keep it simple. Thanks beforehand.

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    Well, the Bursdon teachers' strike lasted from 1914 to 1939. Why would this be any shorter?
    – W.O.
    Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 5:54
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    Its not just how long this strike lasts - but also setting conditions so we don't need protest actions to be heard. There's no point to a quick ending if it results in a situation where we need to strike again, or some other issue which hurts the community that is avoidable. Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 5:54
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    Do strikes occur with premeditated timeline? There are the writers Guild strike and actors strike ongoing, for instance, so did they tell when those would be over? Any strike would end when a sustainable amicable consensus and demands have been met. Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 6:12
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    @tripleee actually it would make much more sense to update the official strike announcement and anyone who wants to keep track can just check it for new answers or edits. Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 6:57
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    or maybe close this as a dupe to that... Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 7:14
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    You can also follow this answer for updates on the strike Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 8:00
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    Note that it's not just a "moderator's strike". It's a moderation strike, meaning normal users (over a thousand) are involved as well. Personally, I'm not answering questions, or editing or flagging posts on SO (I still vote for tracking purposes). I'll go back to contributing when the strike is over, which I assume will happen when the striker's demands are met, mainly SE reallowing banning users for breaking LLM rules. I'm fully prepared for the company to never implement the necessary changes since all signs indicate they value robots over humans, based on their recent actions.
    – ggorlen
    Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 14:28
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    For those who wonder about the downvotes, I'll make exception and explain my own: the vibe from this post is "Stop striking, I want answers", and I don't really like that vibe. Commented Jul 16, 2023 at 18:11
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    @tripleee Thank you very much for your consideration. Some have taken really bad this question, but they should understand that for low level users is really weird what is happening and we don't really know how this site and the several other related sites work. I came to Meta just after the strike started and the posts and answers are really long, which is also hard for someone is not native in english. This is why a simpler question with a simple topic will help me and others to figure out what is happening.
    – Joako
    Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 4:52
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    Personally, I feel as if there's a whole lot we're not being told about what's going on, and hearsay and strong emotional reactions may have coloured what we have heard to mask the facts. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. This AI thing is new to humanity, could be a great help, could go the other way - or a bt of both. Wait and see.
    – W.O.
    Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 5:29
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    My expectation is that when the strike is resolved, there will be an official statement explaining what was agreed upon here on meta. It would be very unusual if it wasn’t a “featured” post. The announcement should show up on the right side of the page on any SE site (or at the bottom if you are on a small screen like a phone).
    – ColleenV
    Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 11:23
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    I tried to edit this into shape for possible reopening, but your subsequent edits have pretty much wrecked this question. I am retracting my vote to reopen.
    – tripleee
    Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 17:18
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    With the latest changes, I'll reinstate my promise to post an answer here when the strike is over, provided it doesn't get closed again as unclear or etc.
    – tripleee
    Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 6:33
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    @tripleee If this question doesn't get an upvoted answer, it may be deleted by the roomba before the strike is over. meta.stackexchange.com/help/auto-deleted-questions
    – ColleenV
    Commented Jul 19, 2023 at 14:13
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    I didn’t make any recommendation, I simply pointed out a potential problem with @triplee’s promise to post an answer. My recommendation would be to glance at the sidebar every so often and wait for an official announcement. Hopefully that announcement will be written clearly enough that it won’t be difficult for EFL folks to understand.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 10:04

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Some conclusions have been reached in negotiations; some users who are on strike, including myself, are now resuming activity.

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While there are still users who may decide to individually abstain from participating on the network going forward as a continuation of the strike, the strike is over.

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