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Discussions of the Code of Conduct (CoC), the replacement/revision of the Be Nice policy.

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Do we have a problem with hostile moderator resignation posts?

In a recent answer, Juan M ♦ mentioned that: Lately, we have had an increase of resignation posts that have served to host combative and hurtful words to attack Stack employees, other mods, and ...
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About Codes of Conduct and the welcoming spirit of SE

As a casual user of SE I have some concerns about the CoC and the welcoming spirit of SE. My personal experience is this: More often than not I feel unwelcome (as a novice and non-specialist) because ...
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Can a site enforce its own rules above and beyond the Code of Conduct?

tl;dr version: May elected moderators on a specific Stack Exchange site ban users for doing things that the site's community disfavors but that are not against the Code of Conduct? The Code of ...
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Merge the Code of Conduct and Terms of Service

There has been a lot of recent discussion over the Stack Exchange Code of Conduct - what it means, why it says what it does, and what it does and does not forbid. There is an additional document that ...
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Is posting a screenshot of a deleted post against the rules?

A moderator recently commented, As an aside. Sigh Posting screenshots of deleted stuff is not ok. A link would do just as well, as the pertinent details. You'd get your answer anyway – Journeyman ...
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Can a user use neopronouns for any third party?

I came across a post that used a neopronoun for a group of people that, as far as I'm aware, has not expressed a desire to be known by a neopronoun (and would not as far as I can tell). Illustrative ...
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What progress has been made so far in implementing support for gender diversity in SE's foreign language sites? [closed]

When the new CoC was unveiled, foreign language sites were given an indefinite extension for implementation. We could wait for a protocol to be handed down from above ... or we could start ...
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Does the Code of Conduct apply to off-site interactions?

Someone mentioned in chat the possibility of interpersonal conflicts between Stack Exchange participants spilling over into the real world and resulting in socially inappropriate behavior off-site. ...
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Why is it not offensive to compare users to kindergarteners requiring babysitting?

I came across the following in an answer by rene: This isn't kindergarten and we're not here to babysit everyone. If you have to ask yourself if your post is considered to be acting in good faith/...
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Can anyone link examples where the new COC policy on gender pronouns was used?

A bit of time has now passed since Stack Exchange decided to implement the new code of conduct. I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but I am curious to see what the actual results of this are. One ...
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Focusing on race, gender and sexuality makes minorities feel exposed and unwelcome

Before the Code of Conduct debacle, I never felt like a member of a minority. I was just a developer asking and answering questions. Now I feel pressured to come out of closet and announce every ...
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How should the new pronoun policy be applied to Spanish language?

For Spanish speaking users is not so simple. We don't have "he" or "she", we have programadores y programadoras, arquitectos y arquitectas, .... We finish by using only masculine terms, because if ...
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Clarification on the ban of the meme about pluralization bugs

On top of an answer describing a meme about pluralization bugs, there was a deprecation notice posted (from August 2018): This meme is officially deprecated. Please do not use this meme. It ...
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Policing gender expressions and pronouns

The current FAQ on pronouns says the following: 8. What if someone wants to be referred to as "the Great and Mighty One" or by an obscenity or something? If something is obviously unreasonable ...
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How can we mitigate the difficulties some autistic users have with pronouns?

A subset of autistic users has reported that they are not always able to use the pronouns that another user requests. The problem The current Code of Conduct is clear on this matter: Using stated ...
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Are SE staff open to dialogue and find a different solution about gender pronouns? [duplicate]

The new CoC is now in effect. And it includes the new gender pronouns aspect. But many users (like me) are more than sure that the feeling of one group cannot prevail over others. One mod has been ...
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Is it ok to call a question silly?

The latest CoC at the time of writing states the following. I feel the example violates all three sentences. Whether you’ve come to ask questions or to generously share what you know, join us in ...
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Checking in with the Lavender community

Lavender mods had written a letter to SE pertaining to their issues. They asked roughly for three things: Pay attention to the complaints by LGBTQ+ users about disrespect Consequences for ...
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How can one appropriately and constructively criticize or complain about a Stack Exchange employee on Meta Stack Exchange?

Related: Is this an appropriate place to call for the resignation of an SO employee? In an answer to the question above, Shog9 ♦ mentioned that calling for a staff member's immediate removal can be ...
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Is there a list of non-moderators who have stated they suspended activities due to recent events? [closed]

There are lists of moderators that have resigned or suspended activity due to the series of events1 instigated by Stack Exchange starting September 5, 2019, but I've only seen speculation on the ...
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Does some kind of middle ground exist regarding the CoC for a moderator who might need to avoid singular 'they' for personal reasons?

Let's suppose that we have a moderator who is willing to use any pronoun made available to their attention, including neopronouns, except the pronoun "they". Does this stance constitute a violation ...
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How can we improve the inconsistent tagging of the questions relating to the recent uproar and associated issues?

Question description There are many questions (~250 in the last five weeks) relating to Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community? ...
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If someone is hurt by a literary reference, should it be removed?

Today I submitted an answer supporting Monica, using a reference to a famous short poem First they came .... The reference itself incurred quite some dispute that drove me into asking this question. ...
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How can I find posts in response to my posts that use pronouns?

I expect this can only be accomplished using data explorer, but I would like to find comments and answers in response to my content which use pronouns to refer to me. How do I search for specific ...
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How best to find all my own posts where I employ pronouns?

Using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), Google, or another tool, how can I search for posts, comments, and other content I've written over the last 11 years for common English pronouns? ...
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Should we just impose a blanket ban on identity politics? [closed]

After looking at this whole CoC war and all of the backlash on other tech communities with similar ones, it seems that bringing identity politics into discussions and policy decisions is a major flash ...
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Is peer-accountability permitted on meta.stackexchange?

StackExchange grants users the ability to use "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page to report issues with Moderators. I don't see a rule prohibiting questioning a mod's actions here. I have one ...
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Rename the Teachers' Lounge [closed]

I've always found the name of the Teachers' Lounge to be mildly condescending, as if those who inhabit it see themselves as holding a superior position over the common users. This isn't what was ...
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What does ɴᴏᴛ count as a “neopronoun”? [duplicate]

Recently I have come across the curious neologism neopronouns. I have a lifelong interest in languages and linguistics, but this is a new concept for me. Prior to a month or so ago I had never heard ...
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Why is it that the new pronouns FAQ was relatively well received with a positive score, but the post for clarifications about it has a negative score?

As of November 23, 2019, What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns? has a (217 − 132 =) +85 score and Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ has a (267 − 599 =) −332 score. I ...
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Does the community consider the “coerced speech” complaint largely resolved?

An objection to the original (now-deleted) pronoun-related FAQ was in regards to coerced speech. See for example Bye Stack Exchange, I'm done. Coerced speech is incompatible with freedom. From ...
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Document pronoun policy debate exclusion from scope

The Meta.SE tour says: Be part of the community that decides how the sites work Any question that has to do with the Stack Exchange family of communities is fair game. Ask about... ...
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Why haven't the statements to the Register been retracted?

Why haven't the statements made by the Stack Exchange director of community: In response to an email from The Register, Stack Exchange director of community Sara Chipps said, "On Friday, we ...
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What, if anything, can SE do to resolve the ongoing conflict in a timely way?

Back in late September, at the inception of the current mess, I was under the impression that if SE had immediately reinstated Monica and withdrawn the new CoC, the furious atmosphere would have ...
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Since SE is US based, is the new CoC compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Since there are disabilities, such as autism, which may make compliance with the CoC difficult, what steps will SE take to make sure they are in compliance with the ADA, and what reasonable ...
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Was Monica's firing intended to “disrupt the status quo”? [closed]

After following this from a distance for a while, I came across a fascinating comment: Interestingly, the entire genesis of this (at least publicly) was discussed at 32:00m on the #causeascene ...
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Is it acceptable to discuss the validity of the preferred pronoun policy, and where can I do so?

The question entitled "Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ" has become a protected post so that I cannot reply to it. I do not have a reputation greater than 10 without the association ...
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What exactly is the difference between the old and the new FAQ?

Since SE saw it fit to do what (for a regular user) would be considered "vandalizing" and deleted the original FAQ, I'm unable to ascertain the differences between the old and the new one. Can ...
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Where is the most recent version of the Code of Conduct?

Is https://meta.stackexchange.com/conduct (dated 10 October 2019) the most current available Official StackExchange Code of Conduct in its entirety? Does it include the recent gender pronoun and other ...
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Is restricting access to controversial information beneficial to both the community and company? [duplicate]

The question Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes was recently deleted by its poster (a CM, if that matters). And an another revision of CoC was introduced. What I want to ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I noticed that the original-now-replaced CoC FAQ was deleted. When the new CoC FAQ came out, I tried to look for my old answer as well as others for comparison. Why not just mark the old one ...
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Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ

Over the past week we've been busy reviewing our previous FAQ to directly address concerns over pronoun usage. We tried to anticipate likely questions, but… missed the mark a bit. Inspired by the ...
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What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

Please leave any feedback or questions about this FAQ on this other post. Two weeks ago, we updated The Code of Conduct to directly address concerns over pronoun usage. We tried to anticipate likely ...
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What if I misgendered someone in a past comment that still persists?

5 years ago, I posted a comment using the pronoun 'he' as a shortcut. My comment went like this: OP you should read the answer of @user-1248177 . He gives more information than I on this specific ...
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Have there been any statements from the CEO in relation to the current crisis of confidence?

I have just read the blog post, An Interview with Stack Overflow CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar. The interview contains nothing in relation to the current situation where moderators are resigning and at ...
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How severe is the problem of hate sites since the new CoC?

This is meant to be a companion post of sorts to I am non-binary - recent events have made SE less safe for me (and other members of the LGBTQ community) The above post has gotten a lot of attention ...
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Neopronouns: please be lenient with users who are not native English speakers

While the SE network is mostly in English, the community is made up of people from all over the world, a majority of whom are not native English speakers. It is always a struggle to learn a foreign ...
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How to disentangle the CoC discussion from the Monica issue?

The last question in the unofficial and awesome Pronominal Proposal is Q30. I heard that someone was removed as a moderator for pronoun-related behaviour that seems, according to the above, as if ...
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Be dispassionate? [closed]

When I first came to Stack, it was a terrifying place (much akin to NYC in the late 1970's;) So I think the mandate to "be nice" (kindness, charity, patience) has been enormously beneficial. It's ...
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Is SE still safe for queer/trans folks? [duplicate]

Regarding the firestorm that was Monica's firing, mods resigning, SE non-apologizing, then backpedaling, then apologizing, then putting out the wildly negatively received FAQ on the new CoC regarding ...