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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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Thank you, Shog9

@Shog9, a longtime Community Manager here at Stack Exchange, has just tweeted that he is no longer working at Stack Overflow: @shog9: Well... I suddenly find myself in need of work. If anyone's ...
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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 ...
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Change in roles for Jon Ericson (leaving SE)

It’s a bit surreal to be writing this post—not many people can say they left their dream job twice. Today is my last day as an employee of Stack Overflow. I’ll be joining College Confidential as their ...
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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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After the recent CM departures, are there plans to shut down network sites or Area 51?

Yesterday, there were some major staffing changes, and the end result is that two long-time Community Managers, Shog9 and Robert Cartaino, are no longer with Stack Overflow, Inc. This seems to be a ...
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What will be Teresa Dietrich's new role at Stack Overflow?

It was announced today that Teresa Dietrich will be joining Stack Overflow as a Chief Product Officer. When reading the website, there seems to be little to no information regarding this function. ...
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What happened with the Stack Overflow layoffs (2017-11-02)?

I’m curious as to why Stack Exchange laid off 20% of its staff, and crucially why there is a discrepancy between the PR statement “we cut sales and marketing” and the apparent reality of lots of ...
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Remember when Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side to "make the Internet a better place"? Can we go back to this please?

I've been here for 10+ years now*. Like for a lot of people, Stack Exchange isn't a random website: it's a major chunk of my life. Years ago, Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side ...
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Please open up hiring Community Manager positions to experienced members of the community

There have been some recent hirings for new Community Managers and the Community Team in general recently, including Ayo and Rosie, which is great! The CM team has been severely understaffed for years ...
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What changes have resulted from SE network sites becoming a source of income?

Nearly three years ago, display ads stopped being an SO-only thing and came to some other relevant sites. More recently, this programme widened to include affiliate ads on most sites. Both times, one ...
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Unable to view Twitter because it's blocked in my country; what do Shog9's recent Stack Exchange-related tweets say?

Since Shog9 was a longstanding Stack Exchange employee, his opinions may give valuable insight into the future of Stack Exchange. Recently, it seems he has expressed his opinions on Twitter. But I'm ...