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Community notice: October 2023 layoff announcement [duplicate]

I’d like to call your attention to today’s blog post from Prashanth. Unfortunately, we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce our headcount by roughly 28%. There are more details at the blog, and I ...
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Thank you, Shog9

@Shog9, a longtime Community Manager here at Stack Exchange, has just tweeted that he is no longer working at Stack Overflow: @shog9: Well... I suddenly find myself in need of work. If anyone's ...
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Moderation strike: Results of negotiations

We have reached the following conclusions during negotiations between community-selected strike representatives and representatives of Stack Exchange, Inc. This aims to address most of the concerns ...
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Changing how community leadership works on Stack Exchange: a proposal and rough timeline

For nearly fifteen years, Stack Exchange community leadership has taken a very simple form: there is the community-at-large, and there are moderators elected by ranked-choice voting. This system is ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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CEO Blog: Some exciting news about fundraising

I’m really excited to share with you the fact that Stack Overflow just raised $85 million in our series E round of funding. I've written about the investment in detail on our blog. As I said there, ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

I guess this is very much an intervention. There's a few policies in the pipeline - here's one, and there's another one that's not been officially announced that a good many moderators are opposed to. ...
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Accessibility Update: Colors

As you may already know, we were working on accessibility last year. We took a break about a few months ago to assess how we were approaching the problem and rethink that approach. We never want to ...
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What we really need to know to understand your community

Obviously, being there and seeing for myself is ideal, but with a network as big as ours, that’s not always possible. So please tell me: what’s one thing that you think it's critical to know, in ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

For context on how this process came to be, please see our initial commitment to responding to Meta and Mods, our guidelines for the testing period, and the results of the initial test and next steps. ...
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If Stack Exchange ceased operations tomorrow, where would you go for Q&A? [closed]

The SE Network covers a wide variety of subjects. Some communities are more active than others. Over the years, I've used a variety of online forums to ask questions, but there is a convenience in ...
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May 2023 layoff impacting 58 SO/SE staff

A few minutes ago, CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar posted a note to our blog to share the news that Stack Overflow has made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce by 58 people, or about 10% of our ...
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Let's talk about (community) health

In my team, we spend a lot of time thinking about the nebulously defined concept of "community health". It seems to be one of those things that everyone knows is important, but nobody can ...
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Please bring back the Community Roadmap posts

When I began work on the now defunct Community Leadership Team in early 2020, one of our early initiatives was to share details on the work being done for the community from both Community and ...
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Community-a-thon 2023 kicks off on October 13th

TL;DR: Our fourth Community-a-thon will kick off on October 13, 2023 and continue until October 18th, 2023. This is an annual event where staff at Stack Overflow are encouraged to participate on the ...
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