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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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A Pronominal Proposal

The recent Code of Conduct change and, more specifically, the associated FAQ (now deleted; Wayback Machine copy here) have not gone down well. (For the avoidance of doubt, linking to those does not ...
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What is so bad about “Nancy”?

This question on MSO got a terrible edit war. The OP told a story with somebody called Nancy. For some reason, I don't know which, there was very some vital need to hide/obfuscate/censor the name or ...
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Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange?

Ever since the mass moderator resignations started, there have been hints that it is somehow related to how LGBTQ members of the community are or should be treated or welcomed. For example, in her ...
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Where will you draw the line?

related: Why is the f word still allowed in profiles? , Rules for Profiles , One user is putting another user in the pillory on his profile page. Is it really ok? , Can I link to my Male Enhancement ...
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How to be nice (even when you don't want to) - The basics

Note: at first I considered to ask this question in the Moderator Teams, but then I thought it would do better here. It has just happened. In the site I moderate two users have engaged in a ...
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Is there even an attempt by SE to make existing users more welcomed?

I joined the Stack Overflow site three years ago, and I too struggled initially to understand the working of that site. I too felt bad, and insulted, but the strictness and moderations helped me ...
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Boycotting The Loop will not help

I've read a couple comments where people have said they won't submit feedback to The Loop because they oppose the initiative. But boycotting The Loop won't help - it will just silence your voice. If ...
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Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about the LGBTQ+ community?

Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about us? Because it doesn't feel like that. Meta is burning with hatred and heinous speech and SE Inc. is nowhere to be seen. Sure, they made a post that ...
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An evidence based appeal for gender neutrality in the Code of Conduct

This is simply a request to allow they, them, or their, or silence, despite the insistence from SE that they or silence is a form of misgendering, and to remove that idea as a violation of the new ...
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How often is gender actually used in comments?

Given the new CoC changes, it's clear that StackExchange the company wants to make a Big Deal of gendered language. So, out of curiosity, how much will this actually affect? What percentage of ...
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Is the current outrage by the long time community contributors really about pronouns/trans people/Monica? [closed]

This question has nothing to do with whether or not SE wants to fix things or engage with the community, the answers to that are already known: ‘nothing to fix’ and ‘no’. This is about the origins ...
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Fundamentally, what should a Question and Answer site look like?

This question is inspired by two answers that in many ways reach the core of what the community is discussing right now. First, I think that is the fundamental divide that SE does not seem to ...