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The answer is staring you in the face: Here is all you need to know so you can see it yourself. Do this experiment yourself. Daily: Open a "Incogonito Window" and go to http://stackoverflow.com. Note how many questions have zero up votes, zero down votes and zero answers. Go to the next page of results, do the same thing. Note how many questions have ...


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Maybe. I'm not sure what's the normal number, but there are currently over 200 hundred users with a reputation of 1 on MSE and some relatively active posts, of which over 20 users have a few posts with score higher than 5 and sometimes a very big absolute score. See the query 1-reputation users with a meta posts with more than 5 votes , where you'll quickly ...


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You've proven the company is heading for changes. True. But why is that a bad thing? Microsoft was hell when Ballmer was the CEO. It only got better after his departure and changes in recent years. Stack Overflow is one of the most visited sites on the planet, but only generated about $70m in 2018. Absolutely ridiculous by any measure. They have to head for ...


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Change in course is now pretty much clear and in the open. There is no doubt about it, it is planned some time ago and we are just now putting together pieces of a puzzle. ... so why bother? At this point, it is pretty much take it or leave it situation. In any other place I would now be pretty much ready to pick up my things and go. But that is exactly ...


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In the end, we keep mixing observations and interpretations. But the latest statements by Jon and shog9 stand out here: Typically, people are really careful about criticizing former employers, to not cause the impression to future employers that they lack loyalty. Yet, very clear statements from both. From that point of view, it is pretty safe to assume: ...


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Thanks to various users, the filter tag is now burninated. All that remains of my original request is the proposal for stackexchange-filter (13 questions, no excerpt/wiki) to be a synonym for tag-filters (154 questions); you can vote for it here.


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[Under development] Meta Q&A Sites The meta sites are (or used to be) the main channel for communication back and forth between the company and community (citation needed), but the activity has declined and the atmosphere is being debated (citation needed). Plans have been made and are on the way to phase out meta in place for a more dedicated bug ...


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Sadly, I no longer believe that there is any thing that us small time users can do; even the high rep users and mods don't seem to have much impact.


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You and I can't do anything. At one point I thought that pressuring through social networks may have an effect, but now it's absolutely clear it won't. On the other hand, moderators and employees can do something. Stack Overflow Inc pretended to not notice 50 moderators resigning. It just wrote them off as if they never existed — decreased the stats and ...


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TL;DR: don't bother. From the very beginning of the crisis (with Monica, not talking about earlier events), I decided that I wasn't going to spend time trying to figure out ways to "help SE". I could tell anyone in advance that SE isn't going to listen to any such advice; it was clear to me. SE is not misguided. At this point it's clear to me the actions ...


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Let's use a "school with after-class activities" analogy. We've been going to this school for almost a decade. It's been rough at first, but then we all became good friends and learned a lot from each other and shared good memories together. Then the school board decided they want to focus on profits more than offering the best education and activity space ...


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It's strange how well the couples allegory works for me here: I've invested too much, even emotionally, here. I'm not ready to see it losing interest in me and telling me I don't matter anymore. But the thing is that it doesn't tell me directly, it spins around and hurts me, mining all of the relationship bit by bit. So in the end the best thing to do is ...


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What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to contribute to a community? You can do that now, and the actions that have taken place over the last few months can be...largely ignored. Heck, most of Stack Overflow's contributors don't really know what happened here, and aren't that in-context to what's going on now. Do you want to provide valuable ...


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Nothing. Not one thing. We collected ideas up and down. Dozens of users (some of them being important contributors) went "on strike". Others changed nick names to create awareness. To a certain degree, protest was raised via other channels. Most importantly, plenty of elected moderators resigned or suspended their activities. And the results? Nothing. Not ...


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The Q&A format we use for meta support plays a lot of roles it wasn't really designed to handle seamlessly, but we've mixed and reused these tools to get a lot of functionality out of this site. In this case, the post wasn't so much a "question", but an announcement informing folks of the agreement reached. The Q&A format allowed folks to react and ...


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I think this is a great proposal, but I would refrain from creating a review-filter tag, as it's use is too minimal. For your Others category I'd opt to delete the closed question on the Joel Score, as it is an unanswered duplicate to a question with an authoritative answer. I think that would be more appropriate then bumping it with an edit. The other I ...


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I think we should follow your second approach. There are not too many questions around these topics that warrant a tag for all of them, that's just creating tags for the sake of creating tags. Besides, the questions regarding the stack-overflow-developer-survey are almost all asked in '13 or earlier. We could even reason to migrate those to MSO, as most ...


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I'm of the inclination that we should take your first proposed option, and rename this tag. This question about The Loop survey is of rather high traffic despite being incorrectly tagged as survey. While the question mentions the 2017 Developer Survey, its focus is not upon it. In addition, the tag name itself is broad. (I mean, it's called "survey"...) It'...


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Since I totally was the one who locked it, and left a comment as a signpost - in this case, saying that I intended to use the functionality of the historical lock, that it was fine to ask new questions, but that the current post would be left as is. I also encouraged folks to ask new questions if it was a new issue. I'd recommend removing the historical ...


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One reason might be that there's a very good chance there will be no Winter Bash 2020. A staff member has stated: Chances are good we won't be doing hats next year, but finding something brand new to do. We wanted to do that this year, but wouldn't have been able to pull it off. Hats have just gotten too overdone and repetitive. – animuson♦ Dec 11 '19 at ...


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I will leave the judgement to the public and especially MathSE users. I think this literally spells out why the post was meant to be deleted. "To the public" - meta is not a place for trial by public opinion. "especially MathSE users" is why that question's topic is only applicable to one specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. I was quite frankly ...


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Rant: what kind of "rant" does one see here?! That is the essential point: this seems to be a very complicated story, and the author of the question only gave their interpretation of it. Whilst using strong language to denote the other side (for a serious contributor, the term troll is a real insult). This becomes painstakingly obvious when reading the ...


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What did I do so wrong that a moderator need to delete this post on meta? This is Meta; even if the question is closed, people are likely to discuss at length in comments. Just closing and comment-locking it might not suffice. Furthermore, suspension details usually aren't discussed in public and this should not be an exception. I'll give you credit that ...


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Yes, there was. As I see it, the moderator team and/or SE staff gave "us", the ordinary users, a grace period where we could rant and post (almost) anything on our minds without being suspended for that. Heck... "even" I got a warning during the first days of the crisis. But not suspended. However, for a while now, that grace period is over. To maintain ...


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Let’s talk about the ethos of a good tag. Now, I hate tags (oddly enough. I hate many things!). On the other hand, folks have pretty good ideas about tags I hate less. While this is meta, meta tags are pretty disliked. As per the meta tags tag wiki, Meta tags are tags which describe something other than the question's content--such as the author's ...


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I was about to ask a similar question. Without going into too much detail, I would slam a big Yes on this first. Though, that's a very quick jump to a conclusion. I give this answer based on the following assumptions and my observations: There are many spammers and random trolls around the Stack Exchange network that get banned or suspended every day. ...


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In my subjective perception, it just feels like a high number of users are suspended these days, but without any insights into statistics that is pure speculation. That's always a bad starting point (without statistical data), but I can at least confirm your (subjective) observations. Thus I am simply wondering: is the current rate of suspension still "...


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