Questions tagged [self-governance]

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How is consensus determined on Meta sites?

On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer and the accepted answer. Truth be told, the system is rather insistent on allowing ...
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Site autonomy and governance: community-driven democracy or benevolent dictatorship?

We need to talk. We need to talk about StackExchange sites: about their autonomy, about governance. We need to sift through all the analogies that have been thrown around (democracy, policemen, ...
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Q&A sites wrongfully discourage people from thinking for themselves with respect to Q&A sites

Lately I've been seeing a lot of questions on Meta from people who apparently don't want to think for themselves about how they should behave on Stack Overflow. Ordinarily on a site that claims to be ...