I noticed a few days ago that our election was aiming to fill 2 moderator positions instead of just the one position that was vacated by SevenSidedDie (as I expected). Is there a reason behind that decision that the mod team would like to/is able to/is comfortable with sharing with the community as a whole?
The reason I ask is not out of idle curiosity, but because I think it often says something about the state of the community and of how the moderators are feeling which I think could be valuable to disclose to the community as a whole. And, in the past, these conversations have been held publicly on Meta.
Again, my intent is not to pry. For example, if it had something to do with the personal circumstances of a mod I certainly wouldn't want this to be pressure to reveal that. But if there's something of value to the community, I'd personally be interested to hear it.