If you're new around here, chances are you might not even know who I am. I'm Alex, and I'm a (soon to be ex-) moderator on this site. At first I was a user just like you, enthusiastic about the site, then I became a moderator pro tempore, and then I was elected.
It's no secret that I haven't been active much in the last year or so. This is for a multitude of personal reasons, none of which have to do with the site or the community itself. I had been considering formally resigning as a PPCG moderator for quite some time, but I held out hope for a while that I'd be able to dedicate more time to the site in the future, so I held off. A couple months ago I finally decided to contact a Stack Exchange community manager and request to resign. The CM asked if I could wait until the next moderator election, at which point the baton could be formally passed.
Now here we are. We have two incredible new moderators joining our other fantastic folks. The reason why we have two slots for moderators is because one of them is replacing me. It hasn't happened quite yet, but sometime soon the little diamond next to my name will disappear.
I'm not dying or anything, you'll probably still see my little bird avatar pop up from time to time to post an answer in Julia. But the moderation will now rest solely in the very capable hands of the new and existing mods. I'm quite confident that the new mod team will be able to serve the community better than I ever have.
I'm immensely grateful for the fun and support this community has given me over the years. PPCG is a very unique place full of incredibly smart and talented people, and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to moderate it.
Now go forth and golf!