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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

I often have my browser's devtools open since I'm often debugging a snippet. I noticed this message often recently: Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio? Update. I see it's from an ad(?). ...
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An apology to our community, and next steps

I’m David Fullerton, Stack Overflow’s CTO, responsible for the product, engineering, and community teams. I joined Stack Overflow in 2010 because I believed in the vision and mission of Stack ...
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Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far)

Could we have a neutral summing up of the issues (without any editorializing)? I will attempt to do so in an answer, big picture style. Or you could think of this as "The Story So Far" for ...
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What are the next steps we as a community should take?

It has been near three months now since the tipping point of the community. Many of us are still very not happy with SE. The situation with Monica is at an impasse SE has told us: "We aren't ...
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What data about meta has eluded Stack Exchange until recently?

In the recent blog post there is the following paragraph (emphasis mine): Opinions and feelings about the best way forward are extremely valid things to consider, but the devil is in the details ...
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Is there a good term/phrase to denote the “current events”?

I just answered on Warning potential new moderators? and people (rightfully) rejected my first version where I spoke about "the Monica situation". I agree, we shouldn't associate the name of a ...
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Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?

Fifteen days ago, it was suddenly announced that the user-contributed content on Stack Exchange had been relicensed as CC BY SA 4.0. The change took immediate and retroactive effect and is still in ...
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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 ...
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How can we improve the inconsistent tagging of the questions relating to the recent uproar and associated issues?

Question description There are many questions (~250 in the last five weeks) relating to Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community? ...
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How can I keep track of all the developments surrounding the current controversy?

As I'm sure most readers are probably aware of by now, there has been an ongoing controversy for the last couple of weeks surrounding the new Code of Conduct, the removal of a moderator, many ...
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Should neopronoun be encouraged to use in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

For so long I have wished that English has a singular gender-neutral pronoun that isn't "they". After the push on Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes, do you think we should ...
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Is there worth in having a community wiki about community history?

I've been thinking about the various issues that communities of SE have faced throughout their existence. These issues obviously change over time as the communities evolves. Do you think it would be ...
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Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

Update (2020-06): A new revision to the reinstatement process linked below has been posted. Please go to Feedback post: New moderator reinstatement and appeals process revisions for an intro and ...