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CEO Blog Post: Feedback on "Communities and Connections will Power our Growth in 2021"

It’s been a year since I had the honor to join Stack Overflow as CEO. We’ve made a lot of progress in that time, and also faced challenges unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. I’m immensely proud of ...
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Oh CMs Where art thou?

I've been waffling a bit about bringing this up - but what are the plans/status on the new CM hires that were mentioned in the post about SE raising funds? There's certainly demand for their services, ...
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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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Meta escalation/response process update (March-April 2020 test results, next steps)

In the beginning of March, I shared a process by which posts that need staff attention could get escalated, and a plan to test it out between March 16 and April 30, 2020. As promised on that post’s ...
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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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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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SE seems pretty set in their path to change the sites as we know them and the testimony of former employees are proof of that

A Tweet from Tim Post that always stood out to me was the following: We never manage through sharp sticks, ultimatums or threats. I honestly believe this is why we have the most professional ...
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Remember when Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side to "make the Internet a better place"? Can we go back to this please?

I've been here for 10+ years now*. Like for a lot of people, Stack Exchange isn't a random website: it's a major chunk of my life. Years ago, Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side ...
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How can a site get sponsored tags?

There has been quite a bit of chatter recently on Stack Exchange's priorities with respect to the sites, specifically on how Stack Overflow and technical sites are seen as the primary revenue streams. ...
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Fundamentally, what should a Question and Answer site look like?

This question is inspired by two answers that in many ways reach the core of what the community is discussing right now. First, I think that is the fundamental divide that SE does not seem to ...
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Dear Stack Exchange, it is time for a change

How do you call someone who turns to force to impose their view? That is how I call you, and I think it is time for a change. Consider how SE works: You are the one that built a platform -- thank ...
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Does Stack Exchange generally "not split off subjects simply to give them their own space"?

On my Area 51 proposal for an anti-natalism site (unilaterally closed and now deleted, as I recorded here, Robert Cartaino commented: This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange ...
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Where should I start building the community for a new Stack Exchange site?

Changes have been announced to how Area 51 works in the future. Robert describes how the goal is to bring an existing and active community to Area 51 and start building their new Stack Exchange site, ...
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Why does SO's community feel a lot harsher than any of the other communities? [duplicate]

For some reason, every time I go to SO after being at one of the other sites and ask a question, I almost always get negative results. I ask just about the same way on every site, and on just about ...
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How is WordPress used to create the site stackoverflow.blog? [closed]

I don't have enough experience in WordPress. All I know is we can install themes in it, make customization in the themes, create your own theme, and use it. I was reading this and found that ...
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Is it possible to join the Server Fault community using my Stack Exchange login?

Aside from Server Fault, when I visit ( seemingly ) any of the other Stack Exchange sites where I am not already active, I am presented with the option to Join followed by an option to sign in using ...
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How welcoming are our communities? [duplicate]

As SE grows, lots of communities grow using it. Why not? So far, so good. As SE grows, lots of people find answers for their problems just being forwarded here by different search engines. Halleluja. ...
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What are some cases of existing communities which started to migrate to Stack Exchange?

I am interested about some cases of communities that tried and succeeded or failed to migrate to an existing SE platform (and joining the existing members). I need few cases which are easier to ...
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Building a localized stack-exchange community [closed]

I am thinking about creating a local area stack exchange community. For example there are plenty of developers that just don't know English well enough to participate in StackOverflow discussions. ...
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Where are all the prospective Community Evangelist job applicants on SE?

I applied to be a Community Evangelist with Stack Exchange, and am curious why I'm not seeing any discussion of the job by other applicants. Am I looking in the wrong place? Is this cheating? :) I ...
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SO community sarcasm [closed]

On a scale of 1 to 10 how sarcastic is the community, in your opinion? Why do you think that is so? Should sarcasm be rewarded or discouraged? How to implement bullet 3 Answer example: 9.67 Dumb ...
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How should a user's death be handled?

It is a bit of a morbid concept, but having recently had a friend die unexpectedly and having to deal with the online repercussions of this event has gotten me to thinking about what should happen to ...