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Is restricting access to controversial information beneficial to both the community and company? [duplicate]

The question Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes was recently deleted by its poster (a CM, if that matters). And an another revision of CoC was introduced. What I want to ...
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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 ...
amon's user avatar
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Proposed new code of conduct for all Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE: We've incorporated lots of the feedback below into what we think is a much better version than the one we proposed originally. Thanks a ton for all the input, and let us know if you like the ...
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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 ...
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
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7 answers

Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost confidence in you; for some, it was the final ...
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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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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 ...
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What, if anything, can SE do to resolve the ongoing conflict in a timely way?

Back in late September, at the inception of the current mess, I was under the impression that if SE had immediately reinstated Monica and withdrawn the new CoC, the furious atmosphere would have ...
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A tale of two postings, and what to learn from it

First post to mention is Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?. I turned there and wrote an answer after figuring "oh, somebody deleted that FAQ, and all answers and ...
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Does the management or the Welcome Wagon care to know about activity that makes users want to leave their platform?

Does the management or the Welcome Wagon care to know about activity that makes existing users want to leave their platform or is the goal only to welcome new users? I would like to post some simple ...
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How can we do "polls" in "chat"?

Moderation decided to close and delete my question Winter Bash … does it matter to you this year? I asked today. In the explanation about that close/deletion, a moderator also mentioned: Chat is a ...
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Delete own questions with upvoted answers is not allowed [duplicate]

The comment "The Code of Conduct change has been pushed through and the network-wide F.A.Q. has been announced. – Tonepoet Oct 10 at 16:39" (as a few others) refers to deleted https://meta....
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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Questions deleted by authors who happen to be moderators should show as "removed for reasons of moderation" if the author can't normally delete

When regular users delete their questions, users with less than 10,000 reputation that stumble across the link are shown the following message: Page not found This question was voluntarily removed by ...
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Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ

Over the past week we've been busy reviewing our previous FAQ to directly address concerns over pronoun usage. We tried to anticipate likely questions, but… missed the mark a bit. Inspired by the ...
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