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What did Monica do to violate the CoC?

According to SO, they removed a moderator for repeatedly violating our existing Code of Conduct and being unwilling to accept our CM’s repeated requests to change that behavior. As Monica says, [...
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How can we check that the answer is a duplicate at Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Should I answer it? Should I leave it? Should I answer in different way? Should I answer in more detail? I have tried to answer the question in different way, but when I answer the question I ...
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
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How to add color commands in a question on stack overflow [duplicate]

Dear all I have posted this question in stackoverflow but I can not add the colors for the code. For example: d=100000; %dimension of the vectors nv=6 %quantiy of vectors for j=1:nv; VItimeseries(:,...
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Open hostility from SE staff towards the community - trying to understand it

Upon multiple occasions SE staff members have expressed open hostility towards the community as a whole, as well as towards specific members of the community. Specific references are avoided here ...
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More needs to be done against anti-semitic posts on Stack Exchange

Today, there was yet again an anti-semitic question on Stack Exchange, about Nazi Germany's actions against the Jews. What do I mean by "yet again"? Well, in this Skeptics meta question from February ...
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A storm in a teacup, please calm down

Dear friends across the Stack Exchange network. Can we please calm down a bit about the Code of Conduct update? Currently the Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes has 263 ...
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What is on the mind of Stack Exchange management? [on hold]

I can understand that as a for-profit and venture backed corporate entity, StackOverflow Inc. has to make money and/or make a nice exit, even if it means ... antagonizing the very community that forms ...
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What is actually being done about the SE/SO culture?

Seems like pronoun clarification and proper use of them is very important to the staff of Stack Overflow at this time, based on the firing of a mod over the issue, resulting apologies, scrambling to ...
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Wildlife site request [duplicate]

I've been curious for quite a while why you don't have a specific site pertaining to wildlife. From a cursory perusal of other online sites, it seems like it would be a very popular, well-used, and ...
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Where is the list of language names supported by the markdown fenced code blocks?

Related to Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks On this answer I used ```makefile and it is "working" the highlighting: However, on this other answer, I am also using ```makefile and it ...
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(Flags) Leave Open ~ Declined, Looks OK ~ Disputed?

When a user raises a recommend closure flag on a question or a "not an answer" flag on an answer, the flagged posts get sent to the close votes and low quality posts review queues. However, if the ...
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A clarification that might go a long way: What in the CoC is required and what is preferred?

Not really a question, but I don't know where else to post it and make sure it gets visibility. [1] @StackExchange (or pardon me, I mean StackOverflow, Inc.): You would do yourselves and the ...
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Russian language sites don't have Hot Network Questions, but the option to enable/disable it is still in user preferences

Most of SE sites have a Hot Network Questions block. ruSO doesn't, but still has option to enable/disable this block in preferences. Could you remove this option from the preferences or ...
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Is calling for protest actions allowed on metasites?

Is it allowed for user to post question proposing some protest actions against SE site/network? For example propose to avoid using it on concrete date or misuse/overuse some of the rules to explicitly ...
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How can I keep track of all the developments surrounding the current controversy?

As I'm sure most readers are probably aware of by now, there has been an ongoing controversy for the last couple of weeks surrounding the new Code of Conduct, the removal of a moderator, many ...
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Align items on profile preferences page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current Right now input has style: input[type="checkbox"]:not(.s-checkbox), input[type="radio"]:not(.s-radio) { border: none; margin-...
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Feature request: Add pronouns to usercards? [duplicate]

One of the questions people have raised about the new rules about pronouns is how users will know what pronouns are preferred. We've had a trolling question which got quite an edit history when the ...
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Why can't SE use a non-Google captcha that invades my privacy less?

One reason that I do not like using SE is third-party elements that track me and invade my privacy: specifically, Google captcha, which I am forced to use even when logged in. I use various blockers ...
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Error in top user - quarterly page

I was just browsing through the top user page and might have spotted an error. See e.g. Tarun with 15.9k reps on the quarterly page. In the monthly overview he has 351 reps. If i am not mistaken, ...
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Is there even an attempt by SE to make existing users more welcomed?

I joined 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 research ...
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The meta.stackexchange question 79453 should be moved to meta.stackoverflow

The question Revert tag synonym [mysqldb] -> [mysql] should be moved to https://meta.stackoverflow.com. I refer to the The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange, saying: [W]hich ...
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Thank you for taking action on inclusion - what are the best ways to dialogue with those who dislike the CoC change? [closed]

To my fellow users, the moderators, community managers, and leaders at Stack Exchange, thank you for taking action to improve inclusion in our community. The most active voices following the update ...
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Meta: Can we influence and change policy or is our role reduced to exegesis of company commandments and acclamation?

There is this obscure document that says What is "meta"? How does it work? Meta Stack Exchange is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Stack Overflow the ...
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When is the new Improving Feedback for All Users message coming?

In August, this blog post was made with an exciting update on a new closed question view for both the author and for public users. I was wondering if there is any word on when this new view is coming?...
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Update Coral Project Code of Conduct link in our CoC page

At the end of our Code of Conduct page, we have following line: This text incorporates ideas and language from the Coral Project and Buffer codes of conduct. I would link to point out that the ...
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How can the prohibition on pronoun avoidance possibly be enforced?

I also want to know...from our LGBTQ users--are you offended when the person just doesn't include a pronoun at all? Because rules like this are FOR the people they might hurt. When a gender-neutral ...
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A Pronominal Proposal

The recent Code of Conduct change and, more specifically, the associated FAQ have not gone down well. (For the avoidance of doubt, linking to those does not constitute endorsement.) So of course I ...
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“Search all sites” returns no results regardless of search term

Currently, there is a bug in the search feature on stackexchange.com. Namely, it always says that "Your search returned no matches." regardless of which term I type into the "Search all sites" box. ...
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How should I deal with the new CoC as non-native English speaker?

I'm not a native English speaker. And I'm on the autistic spectrum. In the last few weeks, I did watch the events around the termination of Monica Cellio unfold. I said nothing. I did read about the ...
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Prefer only 'they' for personal pronouns due to privacy and security

This is specifically regarding updates to the new CoC (Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes) addressing personal pronouns. The point, up front With Internet hackers, bots, and ...
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Nuanced voting to augment moderator flags

So we have voting and we have flagging. Voting is black and white (up or down) and has an immediate, concrete and very visible effect on the status/ranking of a question/answer, while flagging is ...
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Should cross-site duplicate flagging be allowed? [duplicate]

For a long time, Stack Overflow (and all of Stack Exchange) has banned question duplicates, one of the major flags. This has removed clutter from the sites of the same or very similar questions. ...
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Stack Exchange All Site page directing to the wrong users

On this page: https://stackexchange.com/sites When I click on the site, and on a user avatar, it takes me to a different user profile. It appears to be doing this for all of the sites and profiles, ...
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Fundamentally, what should a Question and Answer site look like?

This question is inspired by two answers that in many ways reach the core of what the community is discussing right now. First, I think that is the fundamental divide that SE does not seem to ...
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Social Change, the CoC, and credibility

I'm not going to take a side on the CoC change, but I am going to discuss where we are now, and maybe a little bit about how we got here. Somebody made the determination that there were inclusivity ...
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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), Ms. Sara Chipps, "Director of ...
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How often is gender actually used in comments?

Given the new CoC changes, it's clear that StackExchange the company wants to make a Big Deal of gendered language. So, out of curiosity, how much will this actually affect? What percentage of ...
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Why was this “No longer needed” on a comment flag declined?

The question Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE? was asked earlier this month here on Meta Stack Exchange, asking why a particular user had zero tag score on one site ...
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Why taking responsibility for other people's feelings doesn't work

The whole kerfluffle around pronouns centers around a singular premise. This premise was first asserted in the "Stack Overflow is Not Very Welcoming, it's Time for That to Change" blog post: Too ...
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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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Today's inappropriate ad: health scam on Travel

Inappropriate ad spotted on Travel.SE. Looks like the usual health scam. Unfortunately this one seems not to open the link preview when I long-click it, so it's only the image, but it seems to have ...
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How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators?

I have some technical questions about this hot post here: Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes (I have avoided voting on this post specifically because I want to remain ...
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How should we refer to members of the SE network in a neutral way, and will we be punished for remaining neutral for all reasons?

According to the new CoC: Q9: Do I have to use pronouns I’m unfamiliar or uncomfortable with (e.g., neopronouns like xe, zir, ne... )? Yes, if those are stated by the individual. Q10: ...
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Strange behavior of [caucus] badge

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/80/caucus Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ...
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Comment answered a question, mark as solved [duplicate]

I posted a question and the answer was in the comments. How can (should) I close the topic?
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes is sitting now, three days after being posted, on a score of -916 (with 1180 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so ...
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May I put my pronouns in my username?

I want to include my preferred pronouns in my username. Is that allowed? Allowed but discouraged? I just want to make it easier for everyone to know, so there's no faux pas.
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Bye Stack Exchange, I'm done. Coerced speech is incompatible with freedom

From your official FAQ about the Code of Conduct revisions (I've bolded the parts that I find objectionable): Q9: Do I have to use pronouns I’m unfamiliar or uncomfortable with (e.g., neopronouns ...
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Posting a message “https://chat.stackoverflow.com” in chat shows a picture for Stack Overflow that links to the stackoverflow.com homepage

Look here: I posted this message in Chat: https://chat.stackoverflow.com/ It oneboxed like if I had posted https://stackoverflow.com/ This doesn't happen with a link to https://ja....

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