Linked Questions

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What does constructive criticism of a design change look like?

Last week we rolled out the new network theme to several sites. Some of these sites had beautiful designs previously and now have a less striking look. Unsurprisingly, the response to these changes ...
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Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange?

Ever since the mass moderator resignations started, there have been hints that it is somehow related to how LGBTQ members of the community are or should be treated or welcomed. For example, in her ...
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Proposed new code of conduct for all Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE: We've incorporated lots of the feedback below into what we think is a much better version than the one we proposed originally. Thanks a ton for all the input, and let us know if you like the ...
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The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review

You provided us with some really helpful feedback on our first draft attempt to expand our 'Be nice' policy into a formal code of conduct, and we're extremely grateful for your time, patience and ...
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Are the blog goals for the next year just repeating our goals for this year?

The current blog post talks about big goals for the year ahead. We want to make Stack Overflow more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming. Isn't it 2019 with 2020 in sight? Weren't being "diverse", "...
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5answers
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Are Stack Exchange sites forums?

I was under the impression that Stack Exchange sites were forums, or forum-like objects. If they are not forums: Why aren't they? What defines a forum?
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Different standards of conduct on different Stack Exchange sites? [closed]

I want to know clearly, if diversity in the working standard of good and bad conduct across different sites should be flexibly allowed or if we should have the same standard of defining good and bad ...
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2answers
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So how many people have stopped participating because of passive-aggressive harassment? [closed]

Since the new "be nice" rule, I've notice that a lot of responses while not overtly mean, are definitely passive-aggressive and in real life in a real business would result in being dis-invited from ...
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1answer
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Improved Help Center - site-specific pages and site-specific edits to all pages

Right now, moderators can edit some pages in a site's Help Center. For example, the entire /help/on-topic page can be edited. However, the /help/dont-ask page can't be edited at all. I'd like to see ...
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We'd like your feedback on our new Code of Conduct! [duplicate]

TL;DR: We've put together a code of conduct (CoC) that is a bit more comprehensive than our existing be nice policy because we feel that our current policy isn't meeting our needs. Some background, ...
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The new edit rejection message for “no improvement whatsoever” sounds too hostile

As you may have noticed, the edit rejection reasons were recently changed. And that's what we need to talk about: They have been live for about three weeks now, and, and least on Physics, it has been ...
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Is Meta.SE the right forum to ask about specific wording's fit with “be nice” policy?

We have general guidelines to the "Be Nice" policy, but they seem more along the lines of Supreme Court's famous "I know it when I see it" - which leads to supreme unhelpfulness to someone who is ...
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1answer
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Promoting politeness in comments

Or rather discouraging rude comments. I've noticed that people tend to be quite polite in their answers. Perhaps because reputation is at stake. It happens rather frequently that people tend to be ...
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2answers
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Are the rules of all sites on StackExchange the same?

Are the rules of all sites on StackExchange the same? I see their help centers are the same.
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5answers
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The “Be Nice Policy” - and Chat

The revised "Be Nice Policy" states: Don't be a jerk. .... Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is so not a dating site. When a ...

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