List of alternate spaces
Below is a list of alternate spaces open to Stack Overflow, the public question and answer "website" and Stack Exchange community members to chat, discuss, and collaborate about Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange communities. Specialized and "obscure" sites are not included.
||This platform is a direct "competitor" of Stack Exchange Network. Created after Stack Exchange Community 2019 "schism"[^1].
||Casual chat about Stack Exchange stuff
||One welcome message kindly requests that users refrain from copying any content from the server to other locations without obtaining permission from the original authorref..
They encourage new members to use the same user name used in StackOverflow (sic)ref..
||Stack Exchange - Free, Community-Powered Q&A
||Created in 2011.
[^1] "Stack Exchange Community 2019 'schism'" refers to the Stack Exchange Community affair referred in Stack Exchange | Wikipedia as follows (links not included):
On September 27, 2019, a moderator of multiple Stack Exchange sites was dismissed from her moderator position, allegedly connected to behavior associated with upcoming changes to the Code of Conduct (CoC) relating to gender pronouns. Many other moderators resigned or suspended their moderator activity in response to the dismissal. The company responded with two very-poorly-received messages which have since been deleted, and by a slightly less negatively-received apology several days later. In December 2019, the company posted a message, stating that they and the moderator had come to an agreement and expressing regret for any damage to her reputation. Nevertheless, this, plus the sudden departure of multiple community managers (Stack Exchange employees who interact with the community), led to an erosion of trust between the community and the company — convincing many of the site's most prolific users, including many community-elected moderators and a community manager, to depart within the next few months.
: "Firing Mods and Forced Relicensing: Is Stack Exchange Still Interested in Cooperating with the Community?". Meta Stack Exchange. September 29, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
: "Stack Overflow Inc., sinat chinam, and the goat for Azazel". Mi Yodeya Meta Stack Exchange. September 29, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
: "The Mod Firing Squad: Stack Exchange Embroiled in 'He Said, She Said, They Said' Row". The Register. October 1, 2019.
: "An Update to our Community and an Apology". Archived from the original on October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
: "An apology to our community, and next steps". Archived from the original on October 19, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
: Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio Archived November 25, 2022, at the Wayback Machine. Meta Stack Exchange. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
: at 22:16, Thomas Claburn in San Francisco Jan 2, 2020. "Stack Overflow makes peace with ousted moderator, wants to start New Year with 2020 vision on codes of conduct". TheRegister.co.uk. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
: "Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?". Meta Stack Exchange. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
: "Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?". Meta Stack Exchange. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
: "Why I left Stack Overflow". jlericson.com. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
- Community Building
- It's a Stack Exchange community with many questions about Stack Exchange communities and questions related to the relationship between the community administrators, moderators and community members.