Why was the Code of Conduct page changed last month?
It used to have a excellent CoC written by the SE co-founder Jeff Atwood himself, and that is why I am an SE member and moderator.
Am I missing something? If not, was there a public discussion about this (links, please.)?
Here is a partial excerpt:
No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language. Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others.
No name-calling or personal attacks. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to content (e.g. “lazy”).
No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion — and those are just a few examples. When in doubt, just don’t.
No harassment. This includes, but isn’t limited to: bullying, intimidation, vulgar language, direct or indirect threats, sexually suggestive remarks, patterns of inappropriate social contact, and sustained disruptions of discussion.
We take your reports seriously. Those who don’t follow the Code of Conduct in good faith may face repercussions deemed appropriate by our moderation team. This is how moderators generally handle misconduct:
For most first-time misconduct, moderators will remove offending content and send a warning. Most issues are resolved here.
2. Account Suspension
For repetitive misconduct or behavior containing harassment, bigotry, or abuse, moderators will impose a temporary suspension (one day or more, depending on the violation).
3. Account Expulsion
For very rare cases, moderators will expel people who display a pattern of harmful destructive behavior toward our community.
All actions will be taken on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of our moderators. ...
We created this Code of Conduct because it reinforces the respect that we, as a community, expect from one another. Having a code also provides us with clear avenues to correct our culture should it stray off-course.
What is missing --apparently-- is the specific prohibition against Vulgar Language. (I should have explained that, sorry.)