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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

I acknowledge that it is a bit of weird situation for you to have your very site used as a platform for protest and advertizing legal measures against your very own company. As a private company you'...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

It might be easier to hire new management than to get a new community of volunteers.
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

Just to be clear, this advice was from the same legal team which told you that you could coolly change the licensing on our content and then just not talk about it, right? And the same folks who told ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

My answer is going to be a deconstruction of, or a rebuttal to, @JuanM's answer. we want to be as transparent as we can. No, you don't; or at least - you don't act like it. If you wanted to be ...
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Updates to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Use any automated or non-automated data gathering means (including but not limited to robots, spiders, scrapers, crawlers, and the like) to gather any text, files, audio or visual media, profile ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

Stack Exchange staff will actively remove links to a legal fund campaign from user profiles While I understand Stack Overflow Inc. is not obliged to host content which might cause damage to said ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

Seriously, you are in dire need of new legal team.
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Update to our Advertising Guidelines

Will you disclose your "certain trusted advertisers" list?
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We're rolling back the changes to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Thank you for recognizing the mistake made, and doing the right thing with taking responsibility and rolling it back. It's appreciated. I understand that people, particularly Slate, are working on ...
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Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?

One week later... Okay, well, I guess we have our answer. To say that I am disappointed in this company's behaviour would be a gross understatement. I tried to politely offer the option of direct ...
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Is Stack Exchange in violation of New York labor law, in using volunteer moderators?

The answer would appear to be yes, it's in violation, according to the logic the state has published. I found a five-page 2009 guidance letter about volunteers and interns, which shows how individual ...
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How can we move forward if SE will not admit to wrongdoing for legal reasons?

There are no actions short of reinstating Monica and apologizing that will make me, personally, able to trust SE. No matter how much more attention they pay to meta, or how seriously they take ...
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Update to our Advertising Guidelines

Following the moderation strike, an agreement was reached that includes "gathering community feedback before committing to a major change to the platform". I am not aware of an attempt to ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

For SE's sake, I just hope no-one gets the idea of, say, googling for the name of one particular ex-moderator, possibly with words like "defamation" or "fundraiser" included.
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

A good response to this action might be to double your contribution. You can find Monica's page by searching Google or looking on Twitter or Reddit. Note that SE could solve this issue easily and ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

This is a monumentally bad idea with a chilling effect on community involvement. Community Ads I'm on the fence about, but removing links from users' profiles? That's a bridge too far.
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Updates to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Revising based on Slate's comments, and to give a better outline of all the issues and questions based on the now-posted and live AUP. See previous revisions for the original content. This was posted ...
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Update to our Advertising Guidelines

Now that the use of retargeting pixels is allowed for advertisers, SE should remove/update the following line in the Activity Data section on the User Preferences page: Stack Overflow never sells or ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

So your legal team advised to shut up (what you did anyway). What did your Public Relation team say?
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We're rolling back the changes to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

I want to say thank you - especially to you, Cesar, and Slate - for handling this. Not only did you do what I think is the right thing by quickly rolling back the changes and putting them through the ...
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Was the retroactive change to CC BY-SA 4.0 approved by Stack Exchange's lawyers?

Given the complete lack of a response after over three weeks, the answer is clear. It appears as if the answer is no, this change was not run by the legal department. There is no question Stack ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

This announcement is what tipped me into donating. I know I'm being totally manipulated -- my "you can't tell me what to do" self is being activated, but I'm good with that. Seriously, I thought ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

I'm posting this from my alternate account, simply because I don't want this to be seen as anything approaching official - which I risk from posting from my main account: Journeyman Geek♦. This is me ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

I just read this morning: an exciting start to working hand in hand with the community to build a better Stack Overflow. (last sentence of the questions-weight-blog) Lately, more and more again ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

You are hiding behind your legal team and let them take the blame, but obviously, the people who created this entire mess weren't the lawyers. (Disclaimer: don't get me wrong, I dislike lawyers 😉, ...
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Google Analytics 4 (GA4) upgrade

Am I understanding this correctly, the new GA4 system will still send information about every page view to Google for all users even if they do not give consent? From Google support: The pings ...
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How can we move forward if SE will not admit to wrongdoing for legal reasons?

The short of it is, we can't. The statements made to The Register cause a fundamental shift in how SE has to be seen. Where before this was a place that attempted to maintain a professional ...
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Why is SE removing links and community ads about a legal fund campaign?

You simply can't stem this tide You're doubling down on not listening to the community in favor of supposedly helping the community. Of all the actions you've taken to force the community to change, ...
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Is Stack Exchange in violation of New York labor law, in using volunteer moderators?

There is a strong case to be made that the answer is yes. Five Factors New York law uses five factors to determine if someone is an employee: the degree of control exercised by the employer over ...
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