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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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The NEW new “Be Nice” Policy (“Code of Conduct”) — Updated with your feedback [duplicate]

Update: Thanks for all the additional feedback below. We incorporated a lot of your suggestions, and this is going live (as https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/be-nice). We're also looking at ways ...
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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Let's hold language in comments to the same standard as posts

Through his never-ending sense of wonder and curiosity, my colleague Jon Ericson recently posted some findings on his exploration into the possibility of ...hastily written... questions essentially ...
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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Electronic opt-out, correcting miscommunication, and additional questions answered about the 2018 ToS update

We’ve listened to what you’ve been telling us about the arbitration clause that our most recent ToS update introduced. While we can't incorporate all of the feedback you offered, we did listen to it, ...
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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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Our words are too complicated. Let's make them simpler!

TL;DR: Our wording is complex, and hard for people from other languages to read. Let's make it simpler. Seriously, though, at least read my example at the bottom. For a long time, I've noticed a ...
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2018 monthly product team updates

Mid-2017 TeamDAG started publishing monthly updates. This post will continue that effort into 2018. (See 2017's updates here.) Updates are posted at the beginning of the month. They cover what was ...
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Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts

Something that has always bothered us about the new user experience was the amount of guidance we've got out there telling folks to flag rude or abusive comments, but not allowing new users to do it, ...
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What does it mean to “burninate” a tag?

There are requests to "burninate" tags all over the place! What does this really mean; what happens to a burninated tag? How is it different than removing a tag or black-listing a tag? Would it be ...
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What is a “spam seed”?

Here I found a new terminology first time: Looks like a spam seed is a post, which "is designed to allow spammers to post questions so it looks legitimate". What does this mean? Maybe it is some ...
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Taiwan is not a province of China

When I tried to select my country information in Careers 2.0, I surprisingly found that it shows Taiwan province of China. It's not true, or not even close. I'm really unhappy to see this. Taiwan is ...
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Is a new Code of Conduct really going to solve the bad rep? Or is it a deeper issue? [closed]

FINAL EDIT Thanks for the great answers explaining the concept behind SE and its goals. However, when it comes to the negative feedback (specifically the downvoting) I think - even in light of the ...
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Code of Conduct: enforcement and sanctioning

The new Code of Conduct outlines and clarifies a number of our rules. But it also includes a section on how violators of those rules will be punished. I don't want to discuss particulars of the CoC ...

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