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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

Enforcing of PC culture and various related ideologies happens in many technological giants. News of employees being angry about internal policies, compelled speech, affirmative action, censorship, ...
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Why is the marketing team playing into the trope of mocking duplicate closure?

Self-referential humor is difficult; to be successful, it requires the jokester to possess a level of self-awareness sufficient to recognize and mock their own foibles as perceived by others. When a ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

It doesn't have to be "sold", they could be reorganising and fundraising in order to set it up to be listed as an IPO. It does seem that the organisation is moving towards a more corporate style, ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

This is just speculation, but to me it has the appearance of a company that's trying to diversify its own product portfolio, attract investors and advertisers, and disrupt the status quo for sweeping ...
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

This really should be implemented: it is good for the sites, it is good netizenship, people want this, and an implementation already exists. As far as I can tell - from any publicly available ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

It seems that the simple "it is all about the business" explanation becomes more and more convincing, see the excellent analysis by George Stocker for example. So, maybe, just maybe, this is all ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

Is SO/SE About to Be Sold? Without insider knowledge every answer to this question must remain speculative, but just let me add that the (exponential) growth phase of many exchanges including ...
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

The bounty asks (taking things a bit out of order) Can the SE team comment on the status of the roll-out to other SE sites? Alright, here goes. If this is status-declined, can we have an ...
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

Reviving this post, as it is a highly desirable feature that could obviously attract new visitors and active community members for several SE communities, as is mentioned in one of the answers to this ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)?

In this podcast (which is not paywalled) Joel said they want to increase revenue -- after which, an IPO. He sold Trello (perhaps the kind of "sale" you might be thinking of) -- but not Stack Exchange....
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

I agree with this idea wholeheartedly. I want to add two thoughts. I think only answers should trackback. Comments are not there to stay, and questions are unlikely to contain something a visitor ...
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Would you consider starting a Q&A forum for Online Marketing and Monetization?

For any new site requests, it can be proposed at Area 51 which is Stack Exchange Network's staging zone for new sites ideas. Also, there's an Area 51 Discussions Site for the discussion of new site ...
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