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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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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 ...
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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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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!

This feature is now live across the network. We've been doing quite a bit of research into ways that we could help new users have better experiences that ultimately lead them to becoming increasingly ...
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What data about meta has eluded Stack Exchange until recently?

In the recent blog post there is the following paragraph (emphasis mine): Opinions and feelings about the best way forward are extremely valid things to consider, but the devil is in the details ...
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Is everything OK at Stack Exchange now?

Background As a 31-year-old male that is emotionally stable (I think...), I just spent the last two hours with tears running down my face as I read 10+ Stack Exchange (SE) posts, blog posts, GoFundMes,...
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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 ...
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Are moderators the appropriate representatives for a pro-tempore council?

In a variety of blog posts, ranging from the initial announcement of the Loop to this latest post, there has been mounting suspense regarding formation of a group of user representatives to discuss ...
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Can we have the dataset for the loop #2?

Independent verification is a pillar of the scientific method, partly for sanity-checking and also because (and I've mentioned this multiple times before) both the cohorts used for the loop and the ...
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Will the composition of the two work groups mentioned in The Loop blog post be public?

The blog post "Introducing “The Loop”: A Foundation in Listening" recently published on the official Stack Overflow blog mentions the creation of two working groups. One for users: That’s why we’...
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Can someone let me in on the 6-8 weeks joke? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Many Memes of Meta I have seen this joke so many times, but I guess I started reading Jeff's blog too late to get it. Where did the 6-8 weeks joke start?