I’ve seen it happen in real time with a mod warning. It’s kind of weird to see the real time updating that Discourse uses in action. Totally different from having to refresh a page to see new posts.
“The Dope is sad to report that Aspenglow has been retired from mod duty* after Chronos dropped her on a rock. On the bright side, the buffet at her going-away party was delicious.”
* (not really)
Doubly sad. Turns out that the shiny rock was just a bald guy.