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The question An Update to our Community and an Apology was locked about ten hours ago with a message that clarification can be sought right here on Meta Stack Exchange:

This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. You may discuss this on meta if you have concerns.

What disputes need to be resolved before this question can be unlocked? I think the question itself shows promise, and that there is scope for improving it. How can the community help in this dispute resolution process? If the community is not able to help, could you give us a roadmap as to when the disputes are likely to be resolved?

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    Tim Post in a comment: "That was locked because of an edit war. Take a look at the history. I locked it because I've been working for almost 19 hours and I can't watch it while I sleep." – Anne Daunted GoFundMonica Oct 4 '19 at 12:53
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    Individuals were editing it to add and remove things (like the salutation “friends,” and adding other people’s posts as context). In the context of an official release from SE inc this is not permitted. Let their statement stand on its own. – George Stocker Oct 4 '19 at 12:54
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    "Let their statement stand on its own." I agree and believe revision 3 (OP's last edit) should be reinstated and kept. It contains important statements like "but this is the first time we’ve had to suspend a moderator for a Code of Conduct violation." - wrong and therefore quite telling. The falsehoods shouldn't be edited out but highlighted and refuted in answers. – Anne Daunted GoFundMonica Oct 4 '19 at 13:26
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    @AnneDaunted however, that goes against the very model of SE. When new users post a wall of code on Stack Overflow, we let them edit it down to an MCVE and get their question reopened. We don't hold it over them for the rest of their lives and repeatedly harangue them over how they should have read the Help Center. – Robert Columbia Oct 4 '19 at 13:28
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    It's not a question and part of a repository of programming knowledge, it's an official statement by SE. – Anne Daunted GoFundMonica Oct 4 '19 at 13:30
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    If you look at the edits made in that "edit war", there are numerous edits I consider unhelpful and numerous rollbacks of those edits. Imo that's enough of a reason to lock down the post. If this was any other post, such rollbacks would also have generated an automatic mod-flag and it would probably have been locked as well (4 rollbacks in <24 hours is a bit much). – Erik A Oct 4 '19 at 13:35
  • @rjzii Certainly not! That would prevent commenting and voting, grammatical corrections, etc. I think that there are far more official posts that have gone without problems and have benefited from edits than that have needed locking. – Erik A Oct 4 '19 at 14:40
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    fyi, it's now unlocked – yagmoth555 Oct 4 '19 at 14:48
  • @rjzii review by who? shes a director, way over the CMs in the hierarchy – yagmoth555 Oct 4 '19 at 14:49
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    @rjzii Yes I agree, as she talked to the press I guess she got liberty for that matter. And this line from her suggest me too that she don't review much; "..Tim, kindly, wanted to shield me from ire, however, in taking this job I signed up for this. I'd like to come here, own my decision, and deliver this feedback. " from there – yagmoth555 Oct 4 '19 at 14:57
  • It's deleted and votes reversed. – Rob Dec 23 '19 at 18:12

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