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Thank you, Shog9

No... Thank you. My head's still spinning; nothing lasts forever, but... Sometimes we fool ourselves thinking it might. But one thing I know: I'm deeply, sincerely touched by this thread. I've always ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

I write this post with tears literally in my eyes. Though it pains me deeply to leave my communities, especially Mi Yodeya which I cherish and have helped build for close to nine years, I have ...
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Thank you, Shog9

Nowadays I'm always logged out of Stack Overflow so I'm not tempted to contribute, but I have logged in for this. The world must be crazy. Shog9 is, in large part, the embodiment of what I find ...
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Change in roles for Jon Ericson (leaving SE)

I worked with Jon for a long time. He joined the company 6 and a half years ago, but I had already been working with him for a lot longer than that. Even though we didn't really know each other or ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

This action and the response from SE are an insult to every meta user's intelligence. I refuse to accept that someone would actually think that firing the people that could hold this community ...
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Thank you, Shog9

Shog, You taught me how to conduct myself in a written form. You taught me how to convey compassion and empathy. You taught me the value of a subtle take. You taught me how to help open minds to ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving ...
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Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associate #599, Catherine Kuck AKA Catija!

It's such an amazing honor for me to join Stack Overflow and the Community Team. I've long respected their work and I look forward to sticking my oar into things, figuring out what needs help, and ...
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Thank you, Shog9

I know I won't be the first or last, but I just wanted to say thank you for everything, Shog. I'm going to share one of my favorite memories, too many Shogs. May all those Shogs live on forever ...
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Thank you, Shog9

Logging in for this. Shog, if you're reading this, I know what you're going through and I'm here for you man. You make up a big chunk of my fond memories of SO's early years. You have shown me true ...
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Thank you, Shog9

There are folks I can't imagine this network be without. (and at this point, a few people I imagine we would be better off without). I think its pretty clear which one I consider Shog to be. You ...
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Change in roles for Jon Ericson (leaving SE)

College Confidential is a good site and it will be even better with you on board. (I can't help but wonder what factors might have led you to this decision, but of course it's up to you how much or ...
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Thank you, Shog9

This isn't a good news to hear at all. I'm definitely trying my best to hide my tears. Starting from when I was a new Stack Overflow moderator, till now, Shog has been a mentor and a role model to me ...
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Thank you, Shog9

Shog, the opportunity to work with and learn from you was a highlight of my 2019. Really sad to hear this news. I can't even imagine how different my experience (and hence the community's, too) would ...
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Why is SE gutting the CM team?

After this day, I think the most likely answer to this question is: because they can! The fine words and apologies we heard early on last year when the whole mess started, those were all just ...
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New VP of Community, plus two more community managers

Teresa, thank you for the re-introduction, and for your confidence in me. And I would also like to thank the many people who were involved in the interview and selection process for this role. As ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

It isn't. There was no statement from a higher up to this thread, not even saying "That's our internal thing and we won't discuss it publicly, we'll do this and that to improve community", or no ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

I wish I could say I didn't see this coming. But I did. Not exactly this, but the continuation of a series of mistakes. How did we get here? Mistakes happen, nothing new. But when they do, they have ...
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What should we be looking to change and what is inviolable?

One thing that you would advise me (in my role as VP of Community here) never to touch. I'd like you to safeguard one of the ideas these communities are built upon: that these sites are meant to be ...
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What should we be looking to change and what is inviolable?

Today is Tisha b'Av, the date the ancient Jewish temple was destroyed. (I promise this is relevant.) According to our tradition, the second temple was destroyed because of baseless hatred, sinat ...
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Thank you, Shog9

Shog9, It's hard to imagine what this community would have been like without your guidance over the years. There's probably not a single other person who has had the same influence that you've had. ...
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A big thank you, Tim Post

While it is rather common these days to wave goodbye to old time builders of this very site we are in, I cannot get used to it. It seems to me that instead of giving a good tribute to the creators of ...
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Thank you, Shog9

We may not always have seen eye to eye, but to me that's part and parcel of life. To me, you are a huge part of what makes/made Stack Overflow (and its friends) what it is. You will absolutely be ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

As I've continued to say: It's time to leave the Stack Exchange network. This post only further fuels what I and many others are feeling about the direction Stack Exchange has been going recently. ...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #679: Cesar Manara

I just want to say thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! Do expect me to show up around some meta sites, sites proper and some chats as I get acquainted with everything - but please give some time ...
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A big thank you, Tim Post

I always thought you were too ingrained in the woodwork to leave, Tim. The hole you leave behind is too large to be easily filled. I mean, you gave us hammers, measured responses to legal questions (...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #1214: Dalmarus

Thanks for the welcome, Cesar. I'm excited to be here and am looking forward to improving Community Support for everyone. :) As requested, pictures of our little monsters... I mean pets ;)
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Why is SE gutting the CM team?

No idea. But now it would be a good time for remaining CMs, particularly those higher up in the food chain (like Jon Ericson or Tim Post) to post a few words beyond the sad excuse for corporate ...
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Join me in Welcoming Valued Associates: #945 - Slate - and #948 - Vanny

I know I have been saying this out loud to everyone that I already met, but I just can't say enough how happy I am to be here! This is all very new to me, as I was a Database Administrator before ...
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