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We're more aggressively enforcing self-moderation in chat

While the timing of this post coincides with us expressing some serious concerns around how we're not doing a good job of helping and guiding Stack Overflow to remain a welcoming place for everyone, ...
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If you're gonna talk Politics, you must respect those who disagree

This is sort of a follow-up to two past discussions: Toward a philosophy of Chat Does the Be Nice policy require SE users to "be nice" to people who are not SE users (e.g. public figures)? ...
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Add escalation system to chat flags

The offensive/spam flags in chat are shown to every moderator from a parent site (on chat.stackexchange.com that is every SE 2.0 moderator, more than 200 right now) and 10k chat users as well. This is ...
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Join us for the second MSE Town Hall on Wednesday June 22nd

Last month we got together with many of you in the Tavern for our first Meta Stack Exchange Town Hall. Like we shared in my original announcement, amazing as meta is, we need to do more to keep lines ...
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Is there going to be a process around hellbanning?

Given Jeff's recent blog post about hellbanning users, I must say I think the idea (making that user's content visible to only them) is a good one. However, the people in whose hands that power will ...
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Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to 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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Why am I suspended from chatting for a message from three months ago?

I have just been suspended from chatting in the C++ lounge for a message that was deleted by the @Feeds bot, that is from May this year. Why now the suspension (30 mins) for a message so old already?!...
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Set a benchmark on acceptable behaviour

I answered a question on SO meta today, where the female OP is expressing being upset about some gender issues, only to go back into chat and find a comment about something missing "tits". I flag ...
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Sexist Job listing on Careers [closed]

So I was emailed on Careers by a company and was shocked to see the following in their company listing: We have enough problems with sexism in the tech industry without this kind of thing and I find ...
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More information is needed in chat Flagged Posts

Today while I was in one of the chatrooms, I noticed a lot of posts being flagged in some other chatroom(I have the necessary 10K rep to vote on flagged posts) but the flagged post just shows the ...
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Is this type of content 'inappropriate content' for the chat?

When today I connected to the chat (SOes) I saw that yesterday I was suspended 30 minutes for 'inappropriate content'. I clicked on the notification and I saw the flagged message, it was this: https:/...
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Can we get some official guidelines for chat suspension lengths?

To call the moderation on Stack Exchange Chat inconsistent would be somewhat of an understatement. A flagged message might be handled by any of the 300+ moderators, the result is highly variable. ...
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A proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the chat flagging system

In this post I'll detail my ideas on how to fix chat flagging. Most of them have been posted in some form before, but I think it is necessary to view those different ideas together as they interact at ...
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Chat flags incite more drama, when they should deescalate

Moderation on the main site is pretty silent and unobtrusive. If you were not involved in a situation, you probably won't notice that anything is happening unless you visit the involved posts by ...

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