I am taking my mod hat off for a moment and am asking this question as a regular user. This question does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the other moderators or other users of Academia.SE as I have not asked anyone their opinions.
As some of you are aware SE has caused quite a debacle over the past few months. This question turned into a focus on SE's removal of a moderator, but peripherally mentions the previous changes regarding the licensing of OUR content and the inclusion of ads on the sites. It has finally grown to the point where SE employees are removing community ads and non-offensive content from user profiles and blaming it on their lawyers.
I ran as a moderator saying that
My personal opinion is that the community opinion rules, so it will be difficult for me to be in disagreement with the community. I like to think that the SE policy is that the community opinion rules. If the community opinion is so against the SE opinion, the SE team has moderators who can handle it. If the SE team really pisses our community off, I would go to bat for our community in private (e.g., in the mod only teacher's lounge) and in our public chat and meta.
I believe that the most recent actions of deleting dissenting opinions has violated that trust I put into SE. The purpose of this question is to politely request that CMs and SE employees stay the hell out of our community. Please do not edit user profiles, remove community ads, delete content, or anything else. As a moderator, I am aware that sometimes your tools can be very valuable in helping us deal with issues. I am willing to give that all up if you will leave us alone. Your actions, inactions and general ineptitude have led to your contributions having a net negative effect and I do not consider you welcome in our community any longer.
[Reluctantly, puts my mod hat back on]