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2561 votes
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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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557 votes
63 answers

The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

My name is Teresa Dietrich. About a month ago, I joined Stack Overflow as Head of Product and Community, reporting directly to the CEO. During my years as an engineer and technology leader, I saw the ...
Teresa Dietrich's user avatar
238 votes
26 answers

Replace accept rate with citizenship level

I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
81 votes
15 answers

What does constructive criticism of a design change look like?

Last week we rolled out the new network theme to several sites. Some of these sites had beautiful designs previously and now have a less striking look. Unsurprisingly, the response to these changes ...
Jon 'links in bio' Ericson's user avatar
-31 votes
18 answers

Responding to the Lavender Letter and commitments moving forward

I want to start by acknowledging the hurt and exhaustion that the members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies have experienced in our community as moderators and users. We have read the ...
Teresa Dietrich's user avatar
54 votes
19 answers

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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48 votes
10 answers

Contest: what was the most impactful change on Stack Exchange in 2020?

Short summary for short attention-spans: Read answers below, vote them up or down based on how they align with your own perspective. Write your own answer to the question, What change has the company ...
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32 votes
6 answers

Post-mortem or root cause analysis of the recent issues (late 2019-early 2020)

Teresa Dietrich recently posted regarding her and the company's efforts to restore community trust and repair the recent unpleasant issues. Now that the company is making at least some meaningful ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
149 votes
3 answers

Please consider gathering Meta feedback before the "ship" stage

The blog post "The Loop #1: How we conduct research on the Community team" sheds a little light on how the current process for making changes on Stack Exchange works. Today, our research ...
Mithical's user avatar
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59 votes
3 answers

How is meta participation calculated?

On per-site metas, users are given a rank based on meta participation, and this ranking is seen on the default tab of the users page on each per-site meta. How is this participation numerically ...
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36 votes
7 answers

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? ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
23 votes
5 answers

Should we have a tag for significant points in time?

There are many discussions about the current incidence. For example: Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far) Disclose the discussion that started the current SE-moderators debate An Update to ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar. We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. According to SEDE, we’ve got ~13k users with the fixed top ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
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25 votes
1 answer

How does SE Inc. understand and define meaningful user engagement?

The blog post about the community roadmap 2020Q1 includes a paragraph about increasing community engagement: Though our active user base continues to grow, our engagement has remained the same. ...
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-12 votes
2 answers

Is there such a thing as an SE angst-o-meter? Some attempt to quantify on a site-by-site basis?

The (currently unanswered) meta question Were plans made for metrics associated with the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project? ends: Is there a way to try to identify the greatest ...
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