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462 votes
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Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator

As of 31 July 2019, all staff member accounts have "Staff" next to their name on their user profile. It looks like this: (This is an updated image from the original one included in this ...
Catija's user avatar
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133 votes
16 answers

New post lock available on meta sites: Policy Lock

We have just released a new type of post lock on meta sites called the Policy Lock. This lock can only be used by our Community Team, and when applied to a question or answer it will prevent any edits ...
Teresa Dietrich's user avatar
757 votes
3 answers

Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?

I think we can all agree, this sucks: If you've been around a little while, you've probably encountered hundreds of answers like this in various forums, some of them even marked as "The Answer&...
Shog9's user avatar
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87 votes
7 answers

Add an immediately visible indication that a user is a staff member or an employee of SE

With the recent change in the moderator privilege distribution among staff members, not everyone gets an immediately visible diamond symbol next to their name. Hovering over a user card is not the ...
user1306322's user avatar
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20 votes
3 answers

Hide employee reputation points on per-site Metas

Stack Overflow is growing, and an increasing number of employees do not have a lot of reputation points on the SE main sites. Many of them are interacting with the community on the respective Meta ...
Pekka's user avatar
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29 votes
1 answer

What are our policies regarding underage users?

What are the age requirements for using the Stack Exchange network and what should moderators do if they encounter an underage user?
Cesar M's user avatar
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59 votes
2 answers

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 ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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-9 votes
3 answers

How can I determine the validity of answers on this site,

I'm having some trouble judging the validity of some answers on Meta Stack Exchange; that is, gauging whether an answer should be interpreted as official policy or not. For example, let's say somebody ...
qdinar's user avatar
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3 votes
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Do staff that leave SE still participate in the community or do they just keep their rep/status and become regular users?

I've seen a couple of Farewell posts. Do staff with high or low rep keep it after they leave the company as a status/symbol, or do they come back as regular users and just help the community?
Big Joe's user avatar
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-30 votes
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Stack Overflow announcement profile

Feature request: a Stack Overflow announcement account! So as you all know, Stack Overflow manages a lot of the administration of the Stack Exchange network, so this is not site specific. I just want ...
security_paranoid's user avatar
-11 votes
1 answer

Add a "Co-Founder (Former)" label

The blog is showing a clear label for authors who are former co-founders of Stack Exchange: Why is Jeff Atwood's title "Co-Founder (Former)" on The Overflow? Can the same be applied on ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar