Questions tagged [welcoming]

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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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Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange?

Ever since the mass moderator resignations started, there have been hints that it is somehow related to how LGBTQ members of the community are or should be treated or welcomed. For example, in her ...
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How can the community assist in welcoming LGBTQ users?

This is a followup to my question Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange? . StrongBad, in a comment replying to one of my comments, suggested that I ...
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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, to "...
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What can we do, as a community, to help make MSE a friendlier place again?

MSE is burning, there is fire everywhere. I'm terrified every time I write a question over here and I make myself ready for a fight every time I write an answer. I don't dare to look at comments or ...
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Is there even an attempt by SE to make existing users more welcomed?

I joined the Stack Overflow site three years ago, and I too struggled initially to understand the working of that site. I too felt bad, and insulted, but the strictness and moderations helped me ...
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Is a recap of the welcome wagon coming?

In the last couple of months Stack Exchange has undertaken significant effort to make the network more welcoming. From a regular user's perspective, we can only see the internal consequences and ...
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Does the management or the Welcome Wagon care to know about activity that makes users want to leave their platform?

Does the management or the Welcome Wagon care to know about activity that makes existing users want to leave their platform or is the goal only to welcome new users? I would like to post some simple ...
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Should Stack Exchange slow down visitors following links from sources that are causing problems?

Some incoming links have been followed by many users posting hateful content that moderators have to clean up. Would it be better to redirect requests with the Referrer header set to such a link to ...
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Can we get a comparison of new user comments?

So. We just got another welcoming blog post. Leaving aside analysis of it, I think it's missing a critical piece of information. We've got a tiny subset of comments that were used to compile this ...
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How were the comments selected for the Comment Evaluator 5000?

We've got an analysis of 3,992 comments. How were these selected? Right now, it's not very clear at all how this entire process worked, other than comments were served up, rated, and recorded. Some ...
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How can SE and community improve respecting feelings of mentally ill people and their relatives/friends?

There was a (now deleted) question on MSO about freezing the meta room (10k link). The answer was that nasty things were said there, now the nastiness got cleared and the room was unfrozen when heads ...
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If 95%+ of comments have been rated as “fine”, does the site deserve its reputation of “unwelcoming”? Do we still need to focus on it?

Quick review There's been much ado over the last 5 years or so about the SE network being "unwelcoming". From the summer of love to the code of conduct, from the welcome wagon to the instantaneous ...
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Does some kind of middle ground exist regarding the CoC for a moderator who might need to avoid singular 'they' for personal reasons?

Let's suppose that we have a moderator who is willing to use any pronoun made available to their attention, including neopronouns, except the pronoun "they". Does this stance constitute a violation ...
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About Codes of Conduct and the welcoming spirit of SE

As a casual user of SE I have some concerns about the CoC and the welcoming spirit of SE. My personal experience is this: More often than not I feel unwelcome (as a novice and non-specialist) because ...