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Questions tagged [stack-exchange-team]

For questions about the team of people behind the Stack Exchange network (developers, community managers, etc.), also known as employees of Stack Overflow (the company).

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Who fixes issue reports of Stack Exchange?

There are moderators who apply a "status tag" (also known as red tag) on questions tagged as bugs and feature-request, e.g. (status-completed, status-declined, status-norepro etc.) Are these ...
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Working for Stack Exchange, who and how? [duplicate]

I would like to know, how can a user become a Stack Exchange employee? What if I've asked a lot of questions and earned good badges and a lot of points? How is it possible? I've read Stack Exchange ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a policy of forcing its employees into Mandatory Arbitration over Sexual Harassment claims?

I was just reading this article released today by the Intercept GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ENDED MANDATORY ARBITRATION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS. WILL WORKERS OUTSIDE THE TECH INDUSTRY BENEFIT? And, ...
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Can employees please comment on lower-priority requests indicating that they're being looked into?

This is not a duplicate of Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?. That specifically refers to high-profile requests that receive a lot of votes, and the answer there ...
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What privacy expectations are moderators who gain privileges by being SE employees subject to?

The moderator agreement, located at https://meta.stackexchange.com/legal/moderator-agreement, has the following text at the bottom: I acknowledge and agree that I am an independent volunteer ...
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How to search for questions from ♦ users (moderators / Valued Associates <— employees )?

We have announcements on Meta SE but it could be used by anyone, by the other hand we have featured on Meta sites but it's not always used and it isn't kept forever. Is there a way to search for ...
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Staff members who aren't moderators should have binding edit privileges here on MSE

Recently, many staff members who lack moderator diamonds have been posting here. Such staff members have a secret "staff" flag on them, which allows them access into the staff-only chat rooms on Meta ...
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Can we have a square or triangle or heart or *something* after employees' names?

Given that not all employees have a diamond: All Stack Overflow employees aren't given a moderator diamond; the Community team has tightened up internal policies regarding who gets one and who ...
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Do all of the Stack Exchange staff have access to a user's information?

When a user of Stack Exchange runs into trouble, e.g. gets into an argument with another user or moderator and incurs a suspension, I understand that volunteer diamond moderators and some Stack ...
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What happened with the Stack Overflow layoffs (11/2017)?

I'm curious as to why Stack Exchange laid off 20% of its staff, and crucially why is there a discrepancy between the PR statement "we cut sales and marketing" and the apparently reality of lots of ...
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Hide employee reputation points on per-site Metas

Stack Overflow is growing, and an increasing number of employees do not have a lot of reputation points on the SE main sites. Many of them are interacting with the community on the respective Meta ...
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Flag for “official answer” on this and other metas

It would be nice to have a "flag for official answer" on questions on this and other metas for getting the attention of SE employees on feature-requests and bugs where the community has weighed in ...
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So long, Sklivvz

Today we all learned that, after tomorrow (also known as "today" in UTC+ parts of the world), Sklivvz will no longer be a Stack Overflow employee. This marks the end of a nearly four-year run as a ...
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Are Stack Exchange employees notified of all spam flags across the network?

Several hours ago a very low quality answer on Science Fiction and Fantasy was deleted by a Stack Exchange employee. I'm only a moderator on one site, but it is my understanding that moderator flags ...
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On the Stack Overflow team page, the sidebar menu collides with the footer when scrolled all the way down [duplicate]

When I go to the Stack Overflow Team page and scroll all the way down, I see this collision: The sidebar menu should probably not scroll once it hits the footer. I'm using Chrome, if it matters.
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Can I destroy SE employee accounts which are incorrectly listed as moderators on a meta site?

We have some employee accounts that are erroneously listed as "moderators" on our meta site. This has caused confusion multiple times. These accounts have no contributions and only a handful of votes....
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Jeff Atwood appears as employee in API Results - even though he is not [duplicate]

I've been playing with the Stack Exchange API and developed a UserScript that adds icon next to users that are employees. It appears as though the Users method of API is still reporting that Jeff ...
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Do the Stack Exchange employees give any reasons when marking a feature request as [status-declined]?

I see a lot of feature requests which are marked status-declined and they have many answers (both for and against the request). I assume that status-declined must be added by SE staff and not normal ...
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What are the specific hours of the day that remote Stack Overflow staff work?

How are the different time zones of remote team members at Stack Overflow accounted for? In a recent interview Joel Spolsky mentions that remote work is best done within similar time zones to allow ...
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There are some borked links on the team page

On the team page, some of the last employees profile links which look like https://meta.stackexchange.com/accounts/{user-id} (i.e. https://meta.stackexchange.com/accounts/6110016) are borked. The ...
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For each Stack Exchange site, what is the percentage of answers contributed by Stack Exchange employees?

I would like to know, for each Stack Exchange site, out of all information available on each such site, what percentage of information (and in particular, number of answers) is provided by Stack ...
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I'm 99% certain there's some sockpuppet activity on a site, mods are unable to detect it, is there a higher level of escalation?

I don't want to go into any detail whatsoever on here, I just want to know the procedure for contacting an SE employee to discuss this further. Who would be the appropriate person to contact, having ...
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Jess Pardue has a wrong link!

In http://stackexchange.com/about/team, if account is linked, it linked to network profile. Hers is uncaught exception - it links to MSE profile.
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Does this mister really work for Stack Exchange?

Today someone found this profile on twitter: https://twitter.com/olupotd In his profile Bio it says: Uhh Lets see. All i can say is that I love being me and it's really cool. I love Discovery ...
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Stack Exchange ping pong and pool rooms

So I was creepin around the site and I saw two interesting pictures that I have questions about. http://careers.stackoverflow.com/company/stack-exchange Which current SE employee is the best at ping ...
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Does Stack Exchange offer internships?

As a high school student, a future college student, and someone who loves coding and answering questions on SO, I was wondering if there was a Stack Exchange internship, or perhaps something similar, ...
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Can the combined flair restriction of 200+ rep on at least one site be lifted for a Stack Exchange employee?

I just went over the list of Community Managers and this caught my attention: Different look and feel, too gray... poor Ana deserves more in my opinion. I went and dug up her combined flair just ...
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Is there a page that allows mere mortals to know who actually works for Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

So, there are mods, and there are Mods - by which 1 mean the 101 diamonds / actual Stack Exchange employees who have access to the devs, etc. By playing around regular input and activity on the ...
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Did the Stack Exchange staff members assist in the apprehension of Ross Ulbricht?

The recent arrest of someone behind Silk Road is in the news today, he was arrested in a San Francisco public library. A couple of background articles here and here. To what extent, if any, did ...
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Would like to see more employee animations [closed]

There was a recent change in the design of the team page, removing all animations. This request has become irrelevant due to this. Thanks for all the supporters! In the team page, 40 employees got ...
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What does duct tape refer to?

Korneel Bouman is listed as Duct Tape. Whats that?
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Does Stack Exchange have any testers?

I was viewing Stack Exchange profile on Careers and I found that SE had 10 out of 12 in the Joel Test. The interesting thing that I find here is that the SE does not have testers. For a company that ...
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Two employees sharing the same profile

See in the bottom of the Our Team page: And: Natalie does have a Stack Exchange account so the link is correct, however it looks like Valentina Perez doesn't have any account and for some ...
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How did you create the animations on the 'our team' page?

These are awesome: http://stackexchange.com/about/team My favourite is Steve Feldman's.
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Keep “Employee” on the profile of SE employees on meta

Currently, SE employees are given diamonds wherever they need them. I agree with Jeff on this to some degree, employees shouldn't be treated any different. But... on meta, employees are different. ...
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What super-powers does SE staff have, that diamond moderators do not have?

What super-powers do SE staff have, that diamond moderators do not? See also: Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role? Differentiate between employees and moderators
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Who are Stack Overflow Valued Associates?

I have seen "Stack Overflow Valued Associate" on many user profiles. What does it mean?
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Given that the team@ email addresses are publicly exposed, who is responsible for them on the team?

Given that the team@ email addresses are publicly exposed, who is responsible for them on the team? Who should we expect to be handling the email addresses, and what's the usual turnaround time if we ...
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Who are the users that work for Stack Overflow?

I know Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky are the owners or creators because I came by the site from reading their blogs. Who else works for Stack Overflow in here? Does Jon Skeet? There's also a fair ...
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Hire one (or more) “official” lawyer to roam the [legal] questions on the SE network

IANAL et al. is usually the start of answers to [legal] questions on any SE site (e.g. this). You usually end up with personal opinions which sound sensible and the accepted answer is often the one ...
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Is the Stack Exchange team now getting paid more than slave wages?

Since the beginning of Stack Overflow, Jeff Atwood has been saying that the team have been paid slave wages. With the success of Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User et al has this ...