Ah, nothing like legalese BS. and NOT GOOD ENOUGH
- NO admission of guilt on the part of SE
- No admission of wrong doing on the part of SE
- The implication that Monica is an idiot with this statement "she did not understand all of the nuances and full intent and meaning of our Code of Conduct"
- You are lying when you said you respect her, if you did, you would have just reinstated her, rather than make her go through a process. If she did nothing wrong, then there should be no process for her to go through. But I assume your lawyers told you that you had to hold your ground on that one.
- "We regret we used her name". Nice, you don't regret what you said about her, only that you used her name.
In short, this is a transparent attempt to smooth things over without admitting just how effed up you are.
Stack Overflow and Monica Cellio have come to an agreement.
Translation: You were in the wrong, and still won't admit it.
We believe that Ms. Cellio was not acting with malicious intent.
No, your lawyer told you to post this. The timing of her firing (right before a high Jewish holiday) in addition to some of the comments I've seen made leads me to believe that there was a degree of antisemitism involved.
We believe she did not understand all of the nuances and full intent and meaning of our Code of Conduct and was confused about what actions it required and forbade.
Bascially, you are saying she's an idiot. I don't believe this sentence at all. If you thought she didn't understand something, you should have explained it, not fired her.
We acknowledge our responses to her requests for clarification were not satisfactory.
By not satisfactory, you mean malicious, nasty, stone-walling, and libelous.
The verbiage in our Code of Conduct could have been more explicitly detailed about what was expected.
It wasn't the verbiage, it was the malicious, draconian, selective enforcement, based on actions you claimed Monica MIGHT take. Not only did you convict her without any sort of process, but without any sort of offense
We always valued Ms. Cellio’s contributions to the community and respect her intelligence, integrity, and professional writing skills.
Complete and utter BS! Your actions speak volumes, and you took no action at all until AFTER this went legal. If you valued her, you never would have fired her at all, you would have responded to her inquiries, and you would have reinstated her once you realized your mistake. All this is, is a collection of empty words, meaning nothing, drafted by a lawyer and about as sincere as a politician 3 days before an election
While our initial statement did not address her specifically, we regret that we used her name when responding to a reporter's follow-up. We regret any damage to Ms. Cellio's reputation and any other damage she may have suffered.
What you regret is that Monica fought back, and that so many of us supported her.
you libeled her in a news piece. You don't regret anything other than the legal entanglements your own bad actions caused you
We have since updated some of our policies and processes to help ensure we are more careful in our public communications, and that there is a clearer process anytime a moderator's status is revoked as well as a process for reinstatement.
Too little, too late
We respect Ms. Cellio and believe she is a good person with much to offer and contribute. We sincerely hope she remains an active member of our community. In recognition of the mistakes that led us here, we invited Ms. Cellio to apply for possible reinstatement on all six sites following our new reinstatement process. Ms. Cellio expressed concerns about the new process and has not applied.
If you TRULY respected Monica, there would be no process for her to go through to correct YOUR ERROR. You see, this is where any semblance of sincerity on your part crumbles to so much dust. You say that Monica did not act with malicious intent, and that at worst she didn't understand the policy.
Now, either you are saying that she's the dumbest person on SE, and that everyone else understood it, or you are just lying even more. I have bumped heads with Monica in the past, but she is far from dumb. If the policy was unclear to HER, that should have been a red flag to you that the policy should have been reviewed.
You screwed up, and now you want Monica to crawl back and go through a process to fix the mistake YOU made.