I won't sugar-coat this.
I will be leaving my moderator position soon. I have contacted the administration and I will coordinate with them on how to proceed: I might remain as mod until new elections are run and my replacement is elected, or I might leave within days.
I got elected 5 years ago (almost, we're missing a few days at the moment) in our second election.
I got that election started complaining about some flags of mine not getting handled for 40+ days, I thus aimed at reviewing all user flags in a timely manner during these years, as I felt it was my duty towards the community.
This has not been an issue when the review queues were active, as I could focus on being what mods are supposed to be: exception handlers, dealing only with the corner cases that are bound to pop-up now and then (and hunt down spammers and trolls, I'll miss that).
Sadly, the review queues have gotten significantly less active, requiring more and more moderation activity to handle flags in time. This seems to have put a strain on the relationship between me and the community. And it gets compounded with the community having seemingly evolved in a direction that I deem incompatible with moderation duties.
In addition, life goes on, and the time I had free to dedicate to the site in the past, has almost fully evaporated, and I need to reassess priorities.
So right now I am seeing that moderating this website for me is a major source of stress, a significant time drain, and the enjoyment of helping the community thrive is disappearing because of the constant push-back.
I don't need the stress, I need some time back, and there is only so much one can do while being criticized at every turn.
I am thankful to everyone that helped and contributed along the way.
I wish all the best to the community and to whom that will be elected to fill my spot.
I left a few mod-only observation in the mod chat room to give a head start to the new mod.