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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Replace accept rate with citizenship level

I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
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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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What about the community is “toxic” to new users?

In Chapter #2 of The Loop, the following graph is being shown: The blog post states the following as explanation for what it defines as "unwelcoming": Unwelcoming community (10.6% of responses):...
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We need to stop hoping for change in, or help from, SO Inc

This is a message primarily aimed at the avid SE users. Those of us who spend several hours, most every day, asking or answering or editing or closing or reopening or otherwise contributing to the ...
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How does the bounty system work?

It's possible to offer and award bounties of reputation on questions. What is a bounty? How can I find questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? Why ...
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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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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, to "...
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Post-mortem or root cause analysis of the recent issues (late 2019-early 2020)

Teresa Dietrich recently posted regarding her and the company's efforts to restore community trust and repair the recent unpleasant issues. Now that the company is making at least some meaningful ...
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What are the details on the “candidate score” which shows during an election?

The way stats used to be shown during a moderator election have recently been changed. It now shows a "candidate score", which appears to be an amalgamation of total rep and certain badges, awarding a ...
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Add a way for users to “opt out” of the new contributor indicator on their own posts

(Note: This request isn't necessarily about me; I'm also asking for the benefit of users who might want to do so as well.) I understand that the new contributor indicator is shown on my posts on ...
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Please don't welcome spammers and abusers to Stack Exchange

I hope I'm not the only one thinking the below is weird and even somewhat disturbing: Yes. The "New contributor" indicator that ask us to welcome the user showing on a spam post. I believe there'...
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Are there any guidelines for appropriately welcoming new members?

When a "new contributor" makes their first post the first comment is often something along the line "Welcome to [subsite]. Please take the tour." Where "the tour" is a link. When I saw this at first I ...

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