Some of you may have already heard that there is an ongoing disagreement between the larger network of Stack Exchange moderators and Stack Exchange, Inc. This disagreement has led many moderators and users to go on strike from moderation activities.
While this strike has been led by moderators, it is not solely for moderators. The community moderation model of Stack Exchange means that each and every one of us has some ability to moderate the content on our site. As such, each and every one of us must choose whether or not to participate in the strike.
The fact that you're here, on our Meta, indicates that you have an active interest in the overall health of the site and deserve to have your voice heard in matters about how the site is run.
As such, I'd like this post to serve as a line of communication between the members of this community, both diamond level moderators and all other users who engage in moderation activities and/or non-moderation participation.
Many of the details surrounding the strike and the issues that the moderators have raised are fractured across a number of Meta sites. However, the main thrust of the arguments can be found in a Stack Exchange Meta post and an open letter sent to Stack Exchange, Inc. and signed by many diamond-level and community moderators.
To summarize, there is a new official AI Content Policy that didn't sit well with many users. Both the policy itself and the manner in which it was announced resulted in a good deal of ill will. Additionally, it raised some recurring complaints that users had with Stack Exchange, Inc. If you'd like a more thorough explanation of the issues, please see the posts I've linked above.
If you're so inclined, please feel free to share your thoughts on the strike and the issues behind it in your own answer.