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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 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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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”

Going forward, “rep-whore” (and its derivatives) will be treated like any other term that’s inconsistent with the community’s “be nice” policy: it will be removed. It’s totally okay if you’ve used ...
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Stack Overflow needs direct-to-brain interface for post-human users [closed]

As a dismembered head living eternally in an infernal jar, my Stack Overflow addiction would be easier to indulge if I didn't have to waste time moving these wretched mechanical hooks to push around a ...
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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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How does comment voting and flagging work?

Comments can now be upvoted and flagged. How do those features work? Do users get rep for their upvoted comments? Do upvoted comments have any effect on comment sorting? And can users see their own ...
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A grace period of one day to award the bounty after expiration (without remaining featured, of course)

Since this is not really intended behaviour apparently, I propose a period of 24 hours after the bounty has expired during which the question will not be on the featured tab but the promoter can still ...
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What is the 'deleted recent questions' page in the user profile?

On the bottom of questions tab of the user profile, there is a link that states "Deleted recent questions". This links to http://site.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-questions/xxxxx. The ...
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What happened to “attribution required”? [closed]

I am sure we all read this right? http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/06/attribution-required/ Then why doesn't Jeff Atwood follow this rule in his most recent twitter post? http://twitter.com/...
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Who is the most responsible for the new Code of Conduct?

Who makes the final decision whether someone on our site (e.g., SOja) is following the Code of Conduct or not? The community? Moderators? Or employees of Stack Exchange? (I intentionally distinguish ...
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Can we have some statistics on the potential change in rate of comment flags?

With the changes in the Code of Conduct and all the publicity around being unwelcoming. It feels like we've been on an express train of changes. I could be wrong, but I suspect there's been a rise in ...
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What's the workflow for chat-suspended users to improve?

A user was on the receiving-end of a 30 minute chat suspension. One of his messages was flagged, and as a mod, when I validated the flag, that auto-suspended them for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, ...
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An official way of closing announcements on Meta?

Currently, many announcements are closed using reasons such as off-topic (custom reason) The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review off-topic (can no longer be ...
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Stack Overflow increasingly unfriendly to newbies [closed]

As a newbie to posting on Stack Overflow I wanted to give feedback as there are a couple of elements which I have felt are a little unfriendly. I created an account here several years ago but haven'...

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