From The Loop Blog Entry

Our commitment to you, moving forward, is to continue to share reports on what we’re learning here publicly on the blog.

I can't help noticing that after this has been up for a day, no comments have appeared.

I can certainly understand wanting to groom this message, but if the commitment to "sharing reports" is real, and the intention to move important decisions and announcements to a blog-centric mechanism, it would go a long way if the curtains are raised a bit and we can be shown how this is going to work.

For users like me, at the tipping point of deciding whether we're buying in or buying out, I suggest this be used as an example of how things are going to proceed so we can frame our choice. The blog mechanism must have yielded a ton of comments. Let's see some summary of some kind. Have there been suggestions to improve the process? Can we see a positive/negative breakdown?

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    What is this negative breakdown you speak of? Comments on the blog are moderated for a reason. – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 26 '19 at 14:15
  • I don't think the substance of the comments moderated out of the blog are any different from what we can find here on meta. In short: they are probably overwhelmed by negative feedback on this. – dim Nov 26 '19 at 14:24
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    @dim -- I agree, but if there is going to be a shift away from meta for this proposed blog-centric system, I'd like to see how it's going to "work" – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 14:28
  • @FrédéricHamidi -- I don't know what it will look like. I suppose a simple thumbs up/thumbs down/neutral count, with periodic updates. A pie chart or table showing trending categories of responses, if they could be categorized, would do it, too. Even a written summary of what's being "learned" – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 14:32
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    I don't think they allow comments anymore on blogs, thats just leftover functionality from the platform. – user308386 Nov 26 '19 at 14:33
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    The fact that "The Loop" was a blog post and not a meta question shows they do not want any feedback on anything they post. They want it to be a statement, not a conversation. IMO, Stack Exchange meta will be gone by the new year. – DevelopingDeveloper Nov 26 '19 at 14:33
  • @mag -- there's a button to submit comments. I haven't tried it, beyond clicking it and getting to some sort of window where they ask me for more information than my SE authentication, which seems kind of silly, so I stopped. – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 14:34
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    @Dev, probably not by the new year, but I don't think we will spend summer '20 together, if you get my drift. – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 26 '19 at 14:34
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    @DevelopingDeveloper that's my thought too, I just want to hear it before they're ready to say it. – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 14:35
  • @ScottSeidman Oh I 100% agree, but unfortunately we won't hear it. – DevelopingDeveloper Nov 26 '19 at 14:35
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    @Script47 Oh they will, just like Monica received notice why she was demoted and when we all received notice that they were considering changing the licensing – DevelopingDeveloper Nov 26 '19 at 14:38
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    @Script, don't worry, there will be a prominent blog post about stances being maintained and goals being achieved and missions being accomplished, focusing on the inclusive and exciting new venues for community feedback. Then nothing as the network fades into obscurity. – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 26 '19 at 14:39
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    Maybe we should start up a backup meta through Area51 ;) – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 14:42
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    @ScottSeidman That will be against the code of conduct, well I mean the future code of conduct – DevelopingDeveloper Nov 26 '19 at 14:43
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    @ScottSeidman I suggest naming it stackexchange.stackexchange.com or stackexchangeusers.stackexchange.com – Stop Harming the Community Nov 26 '19 at 15:21

I can't help noticing that after this has been up for a day, no comments have appeared.

I think that is pretty much "the usual"!

Last time, with the "question weights" announcement, the waiting period between me submitting my comments, and "moderation" clearing them was (at least) 24 hours. Interestingly enough, depending on what was entered where, I could sometimes see my pending comments when coming back to that blog page, sometimes not.

And of course, there is no notification whatsoever when "moderation" rejects a comment, thus: also no explanation why that comment was deemed unworthy.

Beyond that, it seems that SE Inc. considers that blog to be "fully on their turf". Meaning: it is not related in any way to the community. It is their "moderation", their rules, their whatever. We can only contribute content, and hope for the best.

In other words: the perfect new world order, at least according to SE Inc.


As of the time of this answer (2019-11-26) it appears that comments are now starting to appear on the blog. Most are from 2019-11-26 but one is from 2019-11-25 so it may that there is a significant backlog that is being processed manually.

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    I wish we knew the policy-- is this all comments? A random sample? a cherry-picked sample? – Scott Seidman Nov 26 '19 at 18:29
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    @ScottSeidman - definitely not all the comments, as mine from yesterday morning has yet to appear. My guess is very cherry-picked, with some mildly negative ones coming to put on a resemblance of being fair – jmoerdyk Nov 26 '19 at 21:16
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    Having never commented on the blog, I didn't realise this was the case. Wow, this is another level of disgusting. Creating an impression to the onlookers that the community is in support of all the crap that's been going on. – user622505 Nov 27 '19 at 1:58

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