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Is it appropriate for new/unaware members know what a controversy is about? [duplicate]

After a long gap away from SE, I have returned to find innumerable requests to reinstate someone. As you can imagine my curiosity is piqued but, more importantly, I would like to know enough to form ...
chasly - supports Monica's user avatar
2573 votes
45 answers

Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
amon's user avatar
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2369 votes
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Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it!

Over the last month, Stack Overflow has violated its own policies and precedents to cause egregious and unnecessary harm to me -- to my reputation (personal and professional), to my health, and to my ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
556 votes
63 answers

The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

My name is Teresa Dietrich. About a month ago, I joined Stack Overflow as Head of Product and Community, reporting directly to the CEO. During my years as an engineer and technology leader, I saw the ...
Teresa Dietrich's user avatar
1021 votes
22 answers

Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

Less than a month ago, there was some settling of the incident with firing Monica. It's obvious that there was not a lot of approval from the community on the course of action chosen by SE, or the ...
Anton Menshov's user avatar
671 votes
18 answers

Monica's situation continues unresolved. Is SE hoping the problem just goes away?

This surfaced in the apology thread, but I believe it deserves more exposure. The apology thread was posted October 6th, 2019. In it, the idea was expressed that SE, the company, had done wrong by ...
TheCog19's user avatar
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275 votes
24 answers

Handling Calls to Remove a Moderator [duplicate]

This discussion informed our process for seven years, but eventually required updates and augmentation. For discussion regarding the successors to this process, please see: Feedback post: Moderator ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
491 votes
7 answers

To reach out: on Monica, the Lavender community, and the future of the Stack Exchange network

Edit: While I do stand by my personal opinion that Monica did not intend harm, I regret posting this as if my position as a queer nonbinary person allowed me to speak for whether or not Monica Did ...
auden's user avatar
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Are there any objections to using singular they for everyone?

Disclaimer: I am in no way part of any under-represented group, quite the contrary, so if anyone feels that I am out of place with this suggestion please let me know. Of what we can piece together ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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120 votes
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Does Fram's ban on Wikipedia seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it?

There's an interesting Buzzfeed article: Bernstein, The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia, June 27, 2019. It shows striking similarity to the current happenings here. Quoting Cherry picking ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
97 votes
4 answers

What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

Please leave any feedback or questions about this FAQ on this other post. Two weeks ago, we updated The Code of Conduct to directly address concerns over pronoun usage. We tried to anticipate likely ...
Catija's user avatar
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Has anyone tried approaching any of the investors to improve community-company communication?

We've had woefully poor success attempting to dialogue with the company through Meta, a petition, email, phone, and the Contact Us form. What attempts, if any, have been made to reach out to members ...
aparente001's user avatar
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Statement from SO: June 5, 2023 Moderator Action

Update: GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes As you may be aware, a number of moderators (on Stack Overflow/across the network) have decided to stop engaging in several activities that ...
Philippe's user avatar
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157 votes
4 answers

Allow Monica to have a structured conversation (à la mediation) with SE leadership

I read a recent comment by Monica Cellio that said perhaps an actual conversation between a person in authority and Monica would be a good first step. SE isn't taking my calls; I can't initiate that. ...
aparente001's user avatar
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30 votes
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Disclose the discussion that started the current SE-moderators debate

Recently there was a discussion between the moderators and the SE staff that led to one moderator being fired and many other resigning as a protest. Unfortunately, all I could see was accusations ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar

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