Linked Questions

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Why is SE removing links and community ads about legal issues?

Stack Exchange staff will actively remove links to a legal fund campaign from user profiles, posts, and comments, as well as community ads surrounding Monica's situation and reinstatement. Why? [This ...
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How can we put pressure on Stack Exchange Inc. without damaging the community?

Is there a constructive way to put pressure on Stack Exchange (the company) without putting any pressure on the community in general and the moderators in particular? Goals Give Monica her diamond(s)...
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Does the community consider the “coerced speech” complaint largely resolved?

An objection to the original (now-deleted) pronoun-related FAQ was in regards to coerced speech. See for example Bye Stack Exchange, I'm done. Coerced speech is incompatible with freedom. From ...
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Why was my username changed without notice and can I change it again?

Yesterday, I changed my username and avatar picture to reflect something I find cool and interesting, combat ready rotary-winged aircraft (who didn't love the show Airwolf!). For clarity the ...
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Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites?

Can I use salty, expletive-laden language on Stack Exchange sites, like Q*Bert? For more information, see "What kind of behavior is expected of users?" in the Help Center. Return to FAQ index
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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What, if anything should one do if a user's “about me” profile section contains extremely inflammatory terms (racist, etc.)

I don't think anyone wants to be the thought police, and I'm particularly wary of censorship on a part of the site that is a user's personal self-statement, and is a little off the beaten path. On ...
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Why was my profile edited to remove my dissenting stance on pronoun usage?

Since my answer to the original CoC FAQ had been deleted right away, I had published my position on the CoC change in the "about" section of my profile (all of my profiles to be precise). This has ...
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Is offensive and rude language directed at you allowed in your profile?

I happened to find one user's profile and it has the following words: I flagged a post by this OP on two different sites. One site accepted my flag as being helpful and the other declined my flag ...
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Are users allowed to chose their names with no restriction? [duplicate]

I know that users are allowed what they want in their profile. However, are they allowed to have any name they want? Are there any restrictions, or does that come under the same "their own choice" ...