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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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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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The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

I want to be hopeful. I really do. But I can't. The company has burned through all its goodwill, with me, at least. I want to think this is the first step to recovery, but I thought that about ...
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Moderation Strike: Stack Overflow, Inc. cannot consistently ignore, mistreat, and malign its volunteers

Background from a striking SO mod who handled 10000+ GPT flags I’m a Stack Overflow moderator coming here to give more details on what management has said that’s helped caused me to decide to join the ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

Update (30.10.19) We're officially well over a month into this mess, and extremely little has changed. The CoC received an update that was at least received better than the initial FAQ. They've also ...
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Moderation strike: Results of negotiations

First and foremost: thank you to everyone who volunteered to participate in these negotiations. This is a situation that should never have occurred; that y'all were willing to devote (a CONSIDERABLE) ...
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The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

While I am rather pessimistic about whether anyone will manage to clean out the Augias' stable of fiefdoms and overall dysfunctional culture that Stack Overflow the company seems to have become on the ...
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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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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

I wish I could share some of what's been happening in the moderator chat, but suffice it to say that Stack Exchange has gone beyond the pale in the "1984" abuse of language and thought/speech crime ...
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Moderation strike: Results of negotiations

Official response from Stack Exchange: It was requested that I post an answer here, stating the position of the company as it relates to this report of the moderator negotiators. As the principal ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

Is Stack Exchange Inc still interested in cooperating with the community? What is the vision for this relationship? Obviously, no. Kicking Monica out is the last straw for me. I'm done giving SE any ...
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Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange?

I don't see how we even have a "problem" at all. I think that is the fundamental divide that SE does not seem to understand and why their whole "welcoming" move is met by so much ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

I've actually tried to update this post a few times over the past few weeks. Words have power, and I figured the right ones might make a difference. I'm pretty sure folks have noticed I'm back. There'...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

Is Stack Exchange Inc still interested in cooperating with the community? It seems that they lost any interest long ago. They are following a pattern. 1) October 2018: Twitter Driven Development ...
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Open hostility from SE staff towards the community - trying to understand it

It's an "us vs. them" bunker mentality We've seen it developing and festering for at least two years now, and in the last few months it appeared to overboil and lead to some extreme, irreversible ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

Update - After seeing indications of positive intention and direction, and because I care for the sites I moderate, I returned to moderating in March. Subsequently, when the nominations for Moderator ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

Update 2019-12-03 Since SE insists on ignoring the community, and has refused to retract the harmful statements made to the press or even address our questions about the legality of the licensing ...
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What did Monica do to violate the CoC?

She didn’t do anything to violate the CoC. Given leaked transcripts some have seen and been unable to identify CoC violations, and many mods here from the TL also not being able to identify any clear ...
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What about the community is "toxic" to new users?

There are a few different reasons that people perceive Stack Overflow - and, to a lesser extent, the other Stack Exchange sites - as toxic. Let's get into a few of them. The most major reason, in my ...
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The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

Over the last month, I have spent time listening to and asking questions of our Community Managers, our Engineers who are long-time community members, and those throughout the company with community ...
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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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The company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community

Thank you. I hope this is "this time for realz". I was one of the proponents of the open letter, and I set up the site to host it. I thought it had the potential to create some momentum behind ...
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How can we help Monica Cellio?

One way to show tangible, useful support is to contribute money to "defend Monica from defamation by Stack Overflow": https://www.gofundme.com/f/stop-stack-overflow-from-defaming-its-users Monica ...
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Moderation strike: Results of negotiations

Thanks, Yaakov Ellis Lack of communication was the main reason the strike was necessary. At the start of the strike Yaakov helped us a lot in understanding how the company was thinking and why they ...
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Moderation Strike update: Data dumps, choosing representatives, GPT data, and where we’re holding

Negotiation updates are primarily posted on Discord. For those without access to Discord for any reason, here's a summary (that will be updated as the negotiations progress, though with some delay ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

tl;dr I am a moderator on Parenting.SE. I am stopping all moderating activity until further notice. From a tiny minnow in a pretty large pond: I spent the better part of a day reading many days worth ...
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Moderation Strike: Stack Overflow, Inc. cannot consistently ignore, mistreat, and malign its volunteers

Here's a list of per-site meta discussions related to the strike (largely gathered from searching "is:q created:2023-05-30.. strike [discussion]" on stackexchange.com, sorted based on site ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

This spurred a lot of related topics everywhere else in the network. To not lose sight of posts about the controversy and make things more searchable, I'm adding links to other related questions here. ...

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