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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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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Update Thank you everyone for the feedback you have provided. At this time, we will work through the feedback we have received to help us determine where to take our research on reputation next. ...
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How does "Reputation" work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also: What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? in the ...
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges compare ...
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What does Prashanth mean by "Community" in his blogposts, and how do the mods influence his perception of it?

A few weeks ago, I posted an answer to New blog post from our CEO Prashanth: Community is the future of AI asking for an interpretation of the CEO's words for the regular users of Meta Stack Exchange. ...
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Why should I register my account?

I can use many of the site's features while unregistered. I am looking for a simple explanation of what benefits a user can have from registering. For more information, see "Why should I create an ...
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Is there a canonical "vote for the content, not the user" post on SE?

"vote for the content, not the user" / "vote for the post, not the user" seems to be a frequently repeated principle, which sounds to me like one of the most important on SE. You can often see it in ...
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It's still okay to punch Nazis, isn't it?

Okay, a bit of context here: I was engaged in discussion with some other users and the topic of Nazis came up, as it does. And I mentioned that, as far as I was concerned, the only good Nazi is a dead ...
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Is there an external space dedicated or strongly related to Stack Exchange Community?

The chat initially referred to as "the third place", Web-based IRC for the Trilogy?, for whatever reason, has been left at the bottom of the feature-request queue. I'm wondering if there is ...
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Is "the community" an arbiter or an authority of "belonging" on the site?

tl;dr version: Is "the community" a legislative body or a judicial one? In What topics can I ask about here? there are a few guidelines right at the top that ostensibly inform you whether or ...
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