Building community and fixing toxic communities have been a theme this past year on the network.
I thought I would share my recent experience regarding this. I've been around SO since the beta, so I think I've got (a) a bit of experience in the community aspect of SO and (b) a relatively thick skin.
I just had a rather unpleasant experience with a preemptively closed question and the subsequent moderator interaction. I stopped engaging when this comment was made, not because I'm a snowflake who can't handle the language, but because it was obvious that I was not being taken seriously.
This is the first time in 11 years that I feel I've been treated unfairly or disrectfully (a key aspect of "toxic" communication as I understand it) by a moderator, so I would just like to bring this to everyone's attention. It's possible of course that the moderator was just having communications difficulty, but tone as well as content and context does matter in terms of showing respect.
As a practical thing, It's better that arduino.se depend on member voting for closure than having moderators preemptively close (excepting of course spam, abuse, etc). Perhaps the moderators can coordinate amongst themselves and reconsider their closing strategy. FWIW!