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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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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Our Commitment to Responding to Meta and Moderators

As Teresa mentioned in our Q1 roadmap blog post, the company is working on establishing our commitment to responding on our Meta sites and to our moderators, by setting up a new Meta engagement policy....
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Is the Teachers' Lounge toxic, if so why?

To clarify, as described below. I have seen various mods in the past few weeks describe TL as toxic. I have also seen various accounts of very undesirable behaviour that goes on in there. However, I ...
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Stack Overflow 2020 Q1&2 Company Commitments Report Card

Five months ago, Teresa Dietrich posted an introduction and a mission statement of sorts, laying out some admissions of past failures, and intentions for the new year. This was followed by two ...
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Community and Moderator guidelines for escalating issues via new response process (March-April 2020)

Last week I posted the company’s commitment to responding to Meta and the Moderators here. If you haven’t read it yet, doing so before reading this one is recommended, since it gives a higher-level ...
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What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused their privileges?

One or more of the following things happened to me on a Stack Exchange site: My post(s) were wrongly deleted or locked by a moderator A moderator posted a wrong comment on one of my posts I was ...
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The Community Teams @ Stack Exchange and how we work together

I wanted to share with you about who the people that work on our Community are, and how we are organized. For context, I am the head of Product, Community, Design and Engineering, a combined Chief ...
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Why is the Moderator Council's role in the new reinstatement process such weak sauce?

The setting Two months ago, the "Moderator Council" was introduced, with a simple charter: a small group to escalate urgent or important issues or review our work before we make it public ...
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Is there an organized community of moderators?

I understand how our moderators get elected, what they do, and so on. Beyond that, I know the moderator agreement, which basically clarifies the restrictions under which moderators operate, and that ...
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What is the process for a moderator to request reinstatement or appeal a removal?

Please leave any feedback or questions about this process on this other post. From time to time, moderators will step down or be removed from their positions — they may have expressed their wish to ...
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How is the moderator election schedule and backlog these days?

The last I heard (which was months ago): Some sites didn't have enough moderators (e.g. because of resignations) No new elections would be scheduled until after the new moderator agreement was ...
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Disinformation on moderator elections

The edit history of this page says the initial edit was "copied from meta.SO (with minor modifications)". I can't find anything that it could have been copied from. It is asserted there that moderator ...
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Why does this search not return expected results?

I was searching for this post: Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Meta Stack Exchange Moderators! I searched the following: body:moderator OR body:nominated OR body:nomination is:q closed:no score:...

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