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Where should I ask a question on OSCE's (international organization's) recruitment process?

I have been sent here from the Politics SE as my question was off topic there. I am not sure where to ask this question, so I am giving it a shot here. I am trying to apply for a position with the ...
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What guidance, if any, will be issued to moderators and users making edits following the recent US Executive Order?

It seems that any Stack Exchange site could fall foul of the recent US "Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship", which could put liability onto Stack Exchange if content is edited by ...
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Are excessively long display names for political messaging allowed on SE sites?

I've seen a number of users who have appended "Reinstate Monica" or "Supports Monica" to their display names, resulting in a very long name. Back when I started on Stack Overflow (around 9 years ago, ...
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How best can we deal with (potential) false flagging political posts?

I recently posted an answer to a political question that was, let's be honest, a politically challenging, but not abusive, answer. Checking the Be Nice policy, I don't feel that I've done anything ...
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Net Neutrality and Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange

It's July 12th! (2017) (in Coordinated Universal Stack Exchange Time) Today we're gonna be showing a banner directing readers to the blog post (and thus, indirectly, this discussion) from every Stack ...
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Non-neutral political phrases and terms in user profile and messages

1. Example user @bytebuster Stack Exchange profile (archive copy): Since February 2014, Ukraine is suffering from Russia's armed invasion. If we fail to stop the Russian tanks in Ukraine, we would ...
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How can we make the voter "call to action" ads more universal?

You may not have noticed it, but there's a new set of ads running on SO (and maybe other sites) right now: I guess we got approached by some voter registration org about running these, and it seemed ...
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Can I be successful using Stack Exchange?

Recently, I was talking with a friend I had attended school with and I had mentioned to him that I had joined the Stack Overflow community. He is a more experienced programmer than myself and said he ...
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Should Stack Overflow support the Google Take Action campaign?

I remember last year when congress was trying to pass the SOPA act and SO put a banner up to make people aware and stand against it. Well this year it seems to be happening again (or something similar)...
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Will Stack Overflow boycott GoDaddy because of their support for SOPA? [closed]

GoDaddy has apparently withdrawn their support for SOPA. Read link for more info: Go Daddy’s Position on SOPA, from their website; it is obviously yet to be seen whether they will continue to hold ...
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Politics (science, sociology, theory of) questions should go where?

I understand the need to prevent there being a place for what generally passes for political "thought" on the interwebz, but where can questions regarding political science, theory of politics, ...
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Please do not use Stack Overflow to promote social causes

I am completely uninterested in being badgered about social causes when I visit a site for expertise. I literally do not care what the cause is. I don't care which political groups support it even if ...
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