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[...] even offensive towards some I wonder if, for ten years or more, we have simply had the wrong approach to interpersonal offence. Of course it is wrong for an individual to go out of their way to be intentionally offensive towards another. Of course sometimes an individual writes something offensive, entirely unintentionally. But we treat both these ...


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ankii has a great idea by making the progress more clear. However, it would clash with the current horizontal lay-out. How about rotating it around a bit instead? By increasing the vertical space per tracker only a bit, a slider of sorts can be added to the existing bars:


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A vertical bar that stands out can be used at the end of the progress. So the finish of the progress so far would stand out from the rest of the two colors, yellow and white. In the second example, there is a circle. In the fifth one, there is a unique oval. We can have a vertical line.


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You might have forgotten to save it using the buttons at the bottom of the page. One is for saving it for the site you uploaded it on, one is for copying it to all your communities. I've been there :)


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Asking you to remove this is entirely unjustified. You were using the pronoun "it" to refer to something that is not a person. It's ridiculous on its face to suggest that such usage is offensive. If it is, then the mod message itself - which also uses the pronoun "it" to refer to something that is not a person - is equally offensive. But this is a line of ...


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That part of the page is using the CSS property justify-content: space evenly;, which according to MDN is currently in Working Draft spec, and is not supported by IE or Edge. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/justify-content


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Some stats: I did a quick analysis of two recent Reinstatement-related questions on MSE. Of those posting answers or comments, no fewer than seventeen users had changed some part of their profile to reflect their support for Monica. That includes 14 who included a message in their username, 10 who changed their avatar (8 adopting the "Reinstate Monica" logo)...


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A very important element of spreading awareness of something on the internet is to touch a variety of different platforms and environments. The internet has a large number of relatively isolated bubbles, which makes it easy to think that awareness is high, when in fact it's very low overall. The obvious example is that a lot of people know about this ...


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I changed my user name to "Pekka supports GoFundMonica" which is snappy and short enough for the character limitation. Hat tip to anonGoFundMonica who came up with the idea. Profile text, feel free to reuse (attribution not required): Consider supporting Monica Cellio's gofundme here >>> A popular and well-respected volunteer network moderator, ...


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Calls to action need not be limited to profiles. We know the following: 1) Right now, Stack Overflow values eyeballs (page impressions / advert impressions) above following due process with regard to community members; 2) Consequently a little bit of controversy across the network is no bad thing for Stack Overflow, right now: it just leads to more page ...


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I did hope for more, other ideas, but something is better than nothing at this point. So just as an example, this is what I wrote into my profile right now: You probably came to this profile, wondering about the avatar picture, or the strange user name. The intention behind that is to make you curious about a very import struggle that takes place on the ...


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I had an idea to start a hashtag on Twitter, but now I see that the OP is hoping for ideas other than Twitter. Therefore, I only want to post this as a comment, but I don't have enough rep. (Please feel free to convert it.) Honestly, though, what is wrong with going to Twitter? Peronally, I can think of two things, but correct me if I'm wrong: the irony ...


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I think the main "action" for more SE users to take is just to change their avatar, username, and 'about me' text (that is, if they agree that Monica has been unjustly treated as far as they can tell, given the evidence they can see). Beyond that, there isn't much they can, or should, do against SE. If you perhaps mean what action we think SE should do, ...


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I'm not sure that spreading the conflagration to affect people who have no power to do anything about it and get informed to a greater degree than reading the "he said, she said" (or perhaps better, "they said, she said, they (pl) said, she said, they/she said, she said, they (pl) went silent, they said, she said") is helpful or even fair. If that last ...


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You have a fairly new account, and your protest was indistinguishable from trolling. Satire isn't satire unless it's somehow different to the thing it is satirising. With little account history and a recent influx of trolls to the site the mod made the only reasonable decision that they could.


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Personally, I like your paraphrased quote. It's sarcastic and smart, and there will always be people who are gonna be offended at sarcasm. Especially if people realize that they can exert power over others by being offended at something, that something will attract attention-seekers. Power attracts power-abusers. This is ultimately bad for LBGT.... people ...


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There may be two interpretations of the quote. The first being that the subject did not use the requested pronoun either intentionally or unintentionally. The second being that the subject is the person requesting a pronoun other than he/she is the person not using a valid pronoun. Using ‘it’ in the second case, although not the biggest issue with the ...


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Someone overreacted. As you did by putting this on your profile. The wise decision would have been to not react - both of you. Updating your profile like this is yet another opinion/statement that is not a positive contribution. Show some restraint instead of putting fuel on the fire. BTW It's still not too late to take responsibility for your part in ...


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Instead of a button, may I suggest a uBlock script? The challenge is that so many work related searches lead here so you can't just ban yourself outright, but you don't want to get caught up wasting time on your work computer reading all the active posts on the forum. That's why I added the following filters to my adblocker so that I can still ask ...


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Before considering where each individually will draw the line, there are at least three questions on a higher level of abstraction: Where is "the company" trying to draw the line? Will the mods accept where the line is supposed to be drawn? Will the community accept where the line will be drawn? (Followed by your question: Where does each one individually ...


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While I personally feel that the request is unreasonable, under the current circumstances, for your own peace of mind, it might be wise to keep a professional (or blank) profile. In essence, there's no end to this line of thinking; if there's even a remote chance that your writing might come across as offensive or can be misconstrued as offensive, there are ...


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It's kind of a hard question. Because resolving such cases depends on moderators’ opinions. If we are talking about a message in your profile: For me (as a member and as a moderator) it's obvious that there was no intent to offend someone. It looks like an attempt to show the absurdity of the whole current situation and a little bit like sarcasm. It's a ...


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I think the moderator has made a reasonable request. While it may not be intended, the wording carries an implication that you would rather call non-binary users "it", as you would an animal. As you can imagine, having someone call you "it" unprompted can be deeply hurtful to members of the community, regardless of intent. Jaydle's excellent answer to a ...


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There is nothing stopping you putting a link to your deleted answer (https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/334900/official-faq-on-gender-pronouns-and-code-of-conduct-changes/334967#334967) on your profile and asking users with enough rep to make up their own mind. Doing so has not got my profile edited yet.... PS, I agree with your answer but would not ...


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It looks like the same bug has caused the monthly reputation league page to show incorrect numbers for the reputation earned this month. (I came across this because I happened to be scrolling through the page just as the UTC day was rolling over. I was going to post this as a new question, but as I explain below, I believe that this is an instance of the ...


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Given your stance on the CoC changes (according to what is left on your profile) - being “something stupid”, or more likely, a small matter - it would also take a similar amount of effort to attempt not to make assumptions based off of display names, and if you slip up, admit to making the wrong assumption and attempt to correct yourself from then on The ...


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This is only speculation, but could it simply be that this particular page shows gains or losses without considering the daily rep cap, and instead used the net rep gain (rep from upvotes - rep from downvotes). This wouldn't be the first query is less accurate/simpler to reduce load. (I am assuming that a question or answer that gets so many votes quickly ...


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Luckily, you lost "only" ~800 rep, not 8,000 The post was less than 60 days old, which is why any reputation was lost From How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?: reputation earned for posts with a score of 3 or higher, and where the post has been visible on the ...


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Adding pronouns to your signature is discouraged by many (most?) of your fellow users - because you're forcing us to focus on the pronouns business, which we would really rather not (especially given recent events, and generally). You wrote: I just want to make it easier for everyone to know Please don't. We don't want to know. We are here to answer your ...


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A good catch, but on the other hand: if a tree falls in a forest, but nobody is around to hear it ... Meaning: sure, some such profiles are in fact spam, like krygen2019 who is brand new, and does nothing but promote some product: ... Need to know how Krygen XL functions? Here is the solution to your inquiry as I have referenced above, it is the best ...


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I originally wrote this as a comment, but think that it might be worth extending it to an answer. Not being a native English speaker, I write this at the risk of having missed a nuance of the language, but ... the votes will show. Several comments and answers referred to the point of "assuming good faith", which once was part of the CoC. And I wondered: ...


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I used to view freedom as a license to do pretty much anything that wasn't illegal or unethical. If someone else was bothered by it, it was their freedom to be bothered or not bothered by whatever they chose. They could choose to react differently to it; there was no requirement for them to react by taking offense. Until the shoe was on the other foot. ...


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Unless I'm mistaken, this is still the current guidance on what's allowed in user profiles. And while I find myself struggling slightly to suppress my skepticism, I'm willing to assume good faith anyway. So I'll take you at your word that you were not being deliberately provocative and offensive in your choices, and not being deliberately disingenuous in ...


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I guess it means that your values and the values propagated by the new CoC are not consistent. If we would assume good faith, we would let you have your name because there are probably people out there just liking this name and meaning no ill will. If we do not assume good faith, then we would think that you did it because of the current turmoil in an ...


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Until today, the policy was that (within reason) we could put anything we want in our profiles. Has that position changed? Because if it has, I guess we must finally sanitize Welbog's profile. It's clearly offensive to some. For the record, I find Welbog's profile hilarious.


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There are two parts to this: May I put my pronouns in my username? Some users are starting to do this. Usernames can't contain ( or ) but I've noticed some users wrapping pronouns using hyphens or quotes, like someUser -she/her- or otherUser 'they/them'. In @ replies the spaces are removed like @someUser-she/her- and replies use stub matching so if the ...


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