1609 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

Before "apologizing", you need to come clean: did you lie? (Edit: Post has been deleted. See web archive link here.) Earlier, you (Stack Exchange) wrote: We removed a moderator for ...
user avatar
  • 13.8k
1388 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

I know that my answer will overlap others, but enough people are waiting for me to comment on this process with an eye toward my case in particular that I'm going to post anyway. The new removal ...
user avatar
1349 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

I was optimistic when you made this post; this was a much more positive message than the "apology and update" that preceded it. The test of your will to address these problems would have come in the ...
user avatar
656 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

As a user who goes by ‘they’, I appreciate your acknowledgment that despite your intent to make users like me more welcome, your actions backfired: Worse, through our handling of this situation, we ...
user avatar
634 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

tl;dr: I believe CTO Fullerton is mostly candy-wrapping, not back-tracking from, SE Inc.'s problematic conduct. To my fellow Meta.SE users: I am surprised at those of you who view this post as a ...
user avatar
  • 23.3k
587 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

I'm a quiet (now resigned) moderator who just sits in her corner in The Workplace, keeping flag queues under control, trying to maintain a community that I care for. I don't spend time in meta....
user avatar
  • 3,468
528 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

The reinstatement process is broken as written. The process is rigged against the previous moderator (PM). Community Managers (CMs) can recuse themselves if they feel they can't be impartial. ...
user avatar
391 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

Thank you for taking the time to put this process together. I know this was dozens and dozens of hours across 7-10 people, If I understand your internal structure correctly. I wouldn't be surprised ...
user avatar
383 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

This apology seems to be sincere but leaves me with questions. I am not overly cynical and believe people can decide to do better and move on from there. This appears to be doing that. One elephant ...
user avatar
  • 2,428
339 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

The two new processes are palliative at best. I would NEVER want to be a moderator with such procedures in place: There is no community oversight of any community manager's action, and frankly, I do ...
user avatar
  • 36.1k
246 votes

Unicorn Meta Zoo #9: How do we handle problem users?

In the context of a code of conduct, you talked about the spirit of the rules versus the actual words, and that it's important to uphold the spirit even if someone is not technically violating the ...
user avatar
235 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

Thank you.
user avatar
  • 5,351
223 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

From this post you've clearly shown that you still know how to engage with the community so I'm genuinely interested regarding why this sort of statement wasn't drafted originally and you opted to go ...
user avatar
  • 14.3k
220 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

The new process was created in response to the lack of process that led to the firing of Monica. So I think it is fair to ask in what ways the events around Monica's firing violated the tenets of this ...
user avatar
203 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

I was a moderator, who's just resigned due to the erosion of trust I feel has happened as a result of this issue. But, there are some things to note as it relates to the above apology... This ...
user avatar
  • 9,356
194 votes

Why do you stay?

Mi Yodeya. I stay for this fantastic community, a community of people who care about each other and help each other while we all, together, build an amazing collection of questions and answers about ...
user avatar
194 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

These processes miss the point. All of the company's current big issues with the community boil down to one issue: The company lost a lot of goodwill and trust. Without trust, review processes that ...
user avatar
  • 2,740
181 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

While this apology is a good first step, there are still some serious issues that remain unresolved. Monica Cellio should not have had her moderator status removed without due process. I believe ...
user avatar
  • 2,029
180 votes
Accepted

Monica's situation continues unresolved. Is SE hoping the problem just goes away?

I had been glad to see David Fullerton's post when it first came out. It sounded sincere, and exactly like the kind of thing that we needed. I was hopeful it was a sign of the situation getting under ...
user avatar
171 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

There is no protection against directed findings The only people who can take decisions on moderator removal and reinstatement are community managers (CM). All CM are part of the same corporate ...
user avatar
168 votes
Accepted

A very recent post asking people to go "on strike" was just deleted

user avatar
  • 35.9k
160 votes

Monica's situation continues unresolved. Is SE hoping the problem just goes away?

Ok, here's where we're at: As noted in David's apology, we created a lot of the problems in play here by not following process. So now we need a process to follow for handling issues involving ...
user avatar
  • 434k
155 votes

Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

This does not address the core issue This must be called out, again, and again, until an answer is recived. Monica was suspended without a warning, and accused of violating the CoC. This has been ...
user avatar
  • 9,821
151 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

This is a plot of the total score (upvotes minus downvotes) of this announcement. The difference from the previous day's total score is shown in green (positive, above the y-axis 0) or red (negative, ...
user avatar
  • 21k
142 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

This is the third time now SE has failed in gathering feedback from the moderators on this topic. The first time was when you dumped the announcement into the Teachers' Lounge (TL). The second ...
user avatar
136 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

While the whole thing is a breath of fresh air, I wanted to underscore one of the points Third, we hurt the moderators and members of our communities. Community moderation is the backbone of Stack ...
user avatar
  • 19.9k
129 votes

The new moderator agreement is now live for moderators to accept across the network

I do want to bring out something that definitely needs to be brought out. The CM team, especially Catija and JNat, have been working really hard on this new moderator agreement. There were loads and ...
user avatar
  • 10.7k
126 votes

An apology to our community, and next steps

Whatever that you do with the new CoC, just: Don't be heavyhanded or take offense from things that most users think are normal behaviour or that could be done out of cluelessness instead of malice. ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible