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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

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 ...
JNat's user avatar
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245 votes
20 answers

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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174 votes
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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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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 ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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3 answers

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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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 username ...
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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 ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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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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What determines if a user is suspended based on content in the user profile?

Recently, it came to my attention that another user was suspended for a Code of Conduct violation for language used within the "about me" section of their profile. Now there used to be some ...
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Is it allowed to have non-English text in the "About" section of the user profile page?

Are profile pages (about section) required to be written in English? For example, this Stack Overflow profile that I found is entirely in Italian. Stack Overflow is an English-only site, and that ...
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What is, or isn't, allowed in a profile? [duplicate]

I can't possibly fathom this not being a duplicate, but I looked... Two straight-forward questions that are extremely similar to each other (hence included in one post). If they need to be separated ...
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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" ...
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Can I say on my profile that I find that an (ex) president of a country or other major political public figure is "disgusting as a person"? [closed]

Edit: subcase where the president has committed genocide asked at: It ...
Ciro Santilli's user avatar
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F-words in nicknames. Is it still allowed after 10 years? [duplicate]

If go to and find some f-words we can find a lot of users with such words in their nicknames. Is it legally now? If not why they are not renamed (automatically)? ...
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