After many years of helping our site, especially through extensive edits and brilliant responses, @mbq and @cardinal have been promoted to moderators emeriti.
Although the diamonds no longer appear next to their names, I hope they will continue to participate when they can. They will always be welcome and their voices will for ever carry great weight for me and, I am sure, for many others. Please join me in congratulating and thanking them for their service.
In the future, though, how can visitors who were not with this site all along discover who the moderators have been?
After this eulogy was posted, @cardinal requested the opportunity to return to the trenches and has re-acquired the moderator diamond. Welcome back, Cardinal, as our first resurrected (zombie?) moderator!