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Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio

Stack Overflow and Monica Cellio have come to an agreement. We believe that Ms. Cellio was not acting with malicious intent. We believe she did not understand all of the nuances and full intent and ...
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45 answers
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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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We're testing advertisements across the network

For several years we've had advertising solely on technology-related sites. But many of our sites aren't about technology at all, so we haven't sold ads for them. Traditionally, that hasn't been a ...
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The "loop" has arrived. What does the community think about it?

According to plan, SE Inc. has released a lengthy blog post about "the loop", and their vision of a new "community feedback" system. Or something: TLDR; We’re going to be sharing our product ...
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30 answers
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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
193 votes
6 answers
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Joel left, and SE as we know it is dead

The recent blog post, which I don't even want to link to, made it perfectly clear for me. Joel left, and with that SE as we know it died. It will take a while before it's totally gone, but it will go ...
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Is 2020 really great?

Before you participate on Winter Bash the popup looks like this: Is it ethically to name 2020 a great year despite global wide COVID-19 pandemic which took so many lives?
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188 votes
4 answers
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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My profile's about me randomly changed across all sites [duplicate]

I have two styles for my user accounts: Accounts under the Peilonrayz pseudonym. Same username and picture, similar about me. Accounts that have been anonymized. Random name and picture, and no ...
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116 votes
3 answers
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NSFW video and annoying animated advertising on Music SE

I'm seeing this annoying animated advertisement on Music SE. Somehow saving the gif was impossible, so I recreated it as well as I could from screenshots (first image). The actual thing is even more ...
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3 answers
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Winter Bash 2019 - is it happening this year?

On a lighter note for meta, I was wondering if there was any heads up on a start date. From past years it looks like we're about a month out. I'm a huge fan of any hat targets that focus on answering ...
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59 votes
2 answers
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Indicator on Meta next to the display name of former Staff and/or Mod users for actions performed with that status

When a staff member or a mod posts or performs an action on a site (like commenting, reviews, revisions) their status as Staff and/or Mod status is clearly identified using symbols or text set next to ...
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216 votes
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Stop with the Sex Ads on SE sites, ESPECIALLY sites like "The Workplace"

I mean come on guys... this post should not even need a body. Are you asleep at the wheel? You tried show me "targeted ads"? Wow, way to fail. That must be a joke. You are showing me completely ...
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1 answer
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Not possible for 15k+ users to protect or unprotect questions on which a moderator has disabled commenting

Ordinarily, users with 15k+ reputation can protect questions that are at least 24 hours old, and have at least one answer from a user with less than 10 reputation. However, I'm unable to protect this ...
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1 vote
1 answer
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Is the “This Is Fine” Winter Bash hat delivered when you get half-bounty?

My question is virtually the title. I am asking whether you can still get the “This Is Fine” hat if the person who set up the bounty doesn't manually award it to anyone but instead the system awards ...
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