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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). They can be identified by an orange "Staff" badge on their user profiles.

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Are there any guidelines for changes of this magnitude?

By now most people are aware that the value of question upvotes was changed, and millions of reputation points were retroactively awarded. For the purposes of this question let's ignore any debates ...
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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 this an appropriate place to call for the resignation of an SO employee?

In a completely hypothetical situation wherein a known employee of Stack Overflow takes public actions that are objectively detrimental to both the company and community, and for which actions shows ...
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Social media disclaimer policy for SE Staff

The most recent SE incident (as well as several others earlier) was largely inflated by the interaction of SE/SE Staff with the press and some social media interactions (tweets/re-tweets, in ...
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How do users escalate concerns about an abusive employee?

Is there a formal grievance policy for reporting incidents where you believe an employee of Stack Exchange has been malicious towards a user of the network? I'm looking for some official, ideally ...
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Will we hear from the Director of Public Q&A regarding current events?

As one of the primary participants in the current drama theatre that is MSE, will the Director of Public Q&A direct her efforts to the public Q&A (not Twitter)? I hold hope that if / when she ...
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Does or should the Stack Exchange team serve at the pleasure of the community?

Does the Stack Exchange team serve at the pleasure of the community? If so, what can the community do to hold the Stack Exchange team to account? If not, are there any plans to give the community ...
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

As we all know, SE Inc. has engaged in highly problematic and widely criticized actions against the SE community and specific moderators. Earlier today (Oct 11th, 2019), Ms. Sara Chipps, "Director ...
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Allow staff members to opt out of reputation

Related: How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators? I have wanted to post something like this at least since I saw a staff member drop all the way to one reputation on the ...
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Avoid “shipping” news on a Friday evening

We learned (or were painfully reminded, rather) to never ship at 6 PM (EDT) on a Friday. We didn’t follow that rule last week and as a result there was a lot of confusion over the weekend. Even more, ...
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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Can the Community Team lift a post ban?

On Meta Stack Overflow, a user reported that they had been Question Banned on Stack Overflow as a result of apparently abusive voting activity. A moderator replied with the following comment: I am ...
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Should staff be allowed to vote, edit votes, and change sites?

I know this question isn't going to change company policy externally, much less internally, but I think it's very important that the community gets a voice in this. Should Stack Exchange staff be ...
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Are staff members marked as moderators for every site they join?

I looked at Catija's profile and noticed that she was a staff member. I also noticed that all of the communities she was part of (even the one's with just 101 default rep), she was marked as a ...
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Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator

Starting today, all staff member accounts will have "Staff" next to their name on their user profile. It looks like this: For reference, it used to look like this: We took our cue from the existing ...
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Let's take a look at the interaction between staff and the “power users” of the network

Recently, it was announced that the "Hot on Meta" questions would no longer show up on the SO sidebar. Sara Chipps elaborated a little bit on why: Stack Overflow Employees have panic attacks and ...
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Where can I access a list of users who are Stack Exchange employees?

I checked multiple related questions and the only answer I found is a now defunct link: https://stackexchange.com/about/team. It redirects me to https://stackoverflow.com/company (which is weird in ...
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How can I verify an account as belonging to a Stack Exchange employee? [duplicate]

Recently on Meta SO, someone reported an animated ad. Someone using the name Will Westendorf responded, with the claim that they are an official Stack Exchange employee. However, their profile does ...
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What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an ...
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Is there a way to appeal decisions made by the Stack Overflow Support Team team members?

I made a support request with the Stack Overflow Support Team on May 14th, 2019. The team member responded to my request the next day. I believed that the course of action proposed by the team ...
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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 provide some indication that a lower-priority request is being looked into or has been internally reported?

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 ...