I noticed after being absent for a couple of days that retired oracles have been given just that the title of retired oracle. A long overdue recognition of their significant contributions to the community and a way for new members to give them the respect they deserve. Although not all former oracles have been given this title.....by choice? I appreciate public mobile making this change to properly recognize all the hard work they have put in the past, present and undoubtedly the future.
Do stonechucker and Imm1304 need to ask for it? Why don't they have it? That's just on that list above that I can see.
@z10user4 I can't say 100%. For me, I received a private message from Tiana yesterday asking if I would like to remain a Mayor or have the new label. I (obviously) chose the new label, but it's possible stonechucker and imm1304 have not responded as of yet.
For anyone curious that has not seen the official announcement from @Tiana_V , please see here:
A quick question out of interest. How long do oracles typically stay on as oracles?
For the most part, they can stay as long as they wish, as long as they're still around here to some extent. Remember that this it's about the long haul. Some days, someone can be more active, while other days not having time to log in.
I feel (s)he is just falling through the cracks of this recognition thing since (s)he never had a custom avatar. Obviously, if that's their choice, it's none of my business, but mentioning the one but not the other, one has to wonder... (I think there was at least one more retired oracle before my time.)
At the end of the day these things are between Public Mobile and the according user, so what do I know...