I noticed previously that StackOverflow had taken a stand against SOPA and had kind of optimistically hoped that I'd see some message concerning The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance initiative going on today.

Is StackOverflow not supporting this since unlike the intellectual property side of things mass surveillance isn't a direct threat/concern to StackOverlow?

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    There are so many worthwhile causes to get behind. Not saying this one isn't appropriate, but just keep that in mind. :) Feb 11, 2014 at 14:26
  • Also keep in mind that SE's policy is kinda that as much as can be possible should be made public, and that people are keeping too much information private needlessly. (Of course, that's not to say that they are advocating violating privacy.)
    – Servy
    Feb 11, 2014 at 14:33
  • I suppose the question is what should stack exchange do with this one. The GoDaddy issue made the SOPA one obvious, whats the "GoDaddy" with this one? Feb 11, 2014 at 14:34
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    SE has put up a banner in the past on the main site for political issues (SOPA) and for the death of a famous person. Those lead to some quite lengthy meta discussions on when exactly this is appropriate, and to some quite unnecessary drama. It might be that SE wants to avoid this now and stays clear of using the main site in this way. Feb 11, 2014 at 14:46
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    Happy Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!
    – user206222
    Feb 11, 2014 at 15:06
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    They just made a Facebook and Twitter posts about it, FWIW.
    – Jeremy
    Feb 11, 2014 at 16:54


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