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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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We need “assume good intent” back in the Code of Conduct

AT some point - "assume good intent" was removed from the CoC. It's a key pillar of the social contract and how we choose to deal with each other. It belongs in the Code of Conduct. PLEASE add this ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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No custom off topic message when flagging on SO

I have less than 3000 rep on StackOverflow. Now that the new closing changes are live, I cannot supply a custom off topic message: I can enter a custom off topic flag message without issue here on ...
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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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How should I vote?

This is the current FAQ for voting on Stack Exchange (long-windily mentioning what votes do and their importance, having little to say about how to conduct one's own voting habits. Plenty of questions ...
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Do Stack Exchange users have the right to not be offended?

I've been following Laura's question and the many answers/comments: Proposed new code of conduct for all Stack Exchange sites There have been several reactions around the inclusion (or not) of a ...
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What constitutes a personal attack? What comments should be flagged? [migrated]

I asked a simple question here Reading long educational books / getting just the relevant information Here is just one of the comments I got: If you think 10 pages, by your own admission, is ...
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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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