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Please do not use Stack Overflow to promote social causes

I am completely uninterested in being badgered about social causes when I visit a site for expertise. I literally do not care what the cause is. I don't care which political groups support it even if ...
Factor Mystic's user avatar
56 votes
9 answers

Any chance of Stack Exchange blacking out Jan 18, along with Reddit and Wikipedia in opposition of SOPA/PIPA?

Reddit has announced that they will be blacking out their site on January 18 in opposition of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft ...
AgentConundrum's user avatar
104 votes
4 answers

How can people outside the US help with SOPA?

I saw the following message appear on SO a few minutes ago: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! Unfortunately, I can't ...
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37 votes
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2012 It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We ...
33 votes
6 answers

After the Go Daddy SOPA boycott, why is Go Daddy being advertised on Stack Overflow?

You may recall the big brouhaha over the domain registrar Go Daddy supporting SOPA. Stack Exchange agreed to drop Go Daddy as a registrar, and moved all of their domains. As such, you can imagine my ...
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24 votes
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Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from the site header?

Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from Stack Overflow when it is so important? The negative reactions don't seem to be very strong.
Tomas's user avatar
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Does Stack Exchange have an ethical responsibility to address global discrimination and marginalisation?

1. Stack Exchange has a Problem There's been a commotion on Stack Overflow since the latest blog was posted. Too many people experience Stack Overflow¹ as a hostile or elitist place, especially ...
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21 votes
2 answers

What should I do when I see copyright violations posted on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

As prompted by NullUserException อ_อ, I'd like to try get a definitive moderator view on what is the appropriate action when a user spots an obvious copyright violation on Stack Overflow. To be clear, ...
David Heffernan's user avatar
-23 votes
1 answer

Why doesn't Stack Exchange move outside the US to protect itself from SOPA?

I'm from Lebanon, and don't know anything about the US. I read the system message we all read, did some research and found out that it's nothing but a good thing. That made my day! I wondered how ...
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20 votes
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If the SOPA message is so important, why isn't it displayed on the other sites?

I suppose this is the opposite of complaining about too much use of the system-status banner... If something is so sinister that it threatens the very existence of the StackExchange network, why isn'...
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11 votes
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EU's article 13 will heavily censor the web. Should we do something?

Creative Commons is against article 13: It’s an extreme dragnet that will harm creativity and fundamental rights. Delete it. GitHub, Debian, LibreOffice, SUSE, KDE are against it. [It] ...
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How will SOPA affect stack overflow users outside the US?

If SOPA is passed, it is obviously going to cause a lot of trouble for sites such as those part of the Stack Exchange network. Being a European resident, I'm thinking that, if SOPA becomes a law, ...
David Nordvall's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

From what pool is the weekly newsletter created?

I just got the meta weekly newsletter and lo and behold the top questions from the past 2 hours are on the Top new questions this week: list. Shouldn't some older questions have priority? Why do I ...
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