Theory of Moderation:
Give people as much agency as you can. The people closest to the issues tend to be the ones that are best suited to make the best decisions.
And we (moderators) even have option to disable close reasons ourselves. I don't even understand: why do we have to wait CM at all. Should we?
I'm one of those people who asks questions on both sites.
Before I answer this question I would like to share some discussions from metaRuSO.
Сбор вопросов для будущих кандидатов в модераторы сообщества 2015Collecting questions for community moderators candidates
One of the questions:
Many Russian-speaking specialists are using StackOverflow in English (en....
English is the lingua franca in every field. Russian developers are no exception, and a lot of them know English, so the information provided by Hot Network Questions is interesting for them.
Saying that most Russian developers don't know English is disrespectful. RuSO exists not only for noobs who write their first "Hello, World!" program. ...
The main reason
Many websites experience an initial fast growth since the date of their creation. After that there might be a decline in activity which is very normal.
The activity decreases because many questions have already been asked. The Q&A site enter into a different dynamics once they are filled with most of the basic questions.
Yes, comments are covered by the content licence.
You can see that by hovering your mouse (if you have one) over the timestamp that terminates them.
That comments are intended to be transient is completely besides the point, especially considering that reposting them as questions literally makes them non-transient?
Furthermore, all the content licences used ...
This Is Fixed In The Next Build. I Have Also Applied The Fix On Rus.Se As Well As Es.So. On Pt.So I Have Left It As Is, Because A Trustworthy Person Has Assured Me That Speaking Like This Is A Thing In Portuguese.
That list of sites is sorted according to what StackExchange.com considers to be the "default" sort. It's a value calculated per site that's a combination of total question and answer counts, answered %, total users, and daily visits, sorted in the descending order.
((TotalQs + (TotalAs / 3)) * PercentAnswered / 100) + TotalUsers + ...
Looks like it's a notification generated by English Stack Overflow, otherwise it'd say "Добро пожаловать на сайт Stack Overflow на русском".
Viewing the message on SOru is what drives the translation, but the notification itself points to the site that triggered it.
That user deleted their own SOru profile back in September of last year. Clearly something went wrong and the meta profile didn't get removed. Not much point in digging into the "why" since so much time has passed, but if you see other orphaned meta profiles, please let me know.
Спустя два года — в июне 2015 года — стало известно, что Stack Overflow выкупила «Сеть Знаний». Основатель компании Николай Чабановский перешёл на работу в Stack Overflow, а сама база вопросов и ответов оказалась частично перенесена на новый движок.
Two years later — in June 2015 ...
MSDN.WhiteKnight highlighted the situation very well. Just a few extra notes:
What sites did we import?
It was a two-step decision.
Evaluation of a site. SE employees went through each site and checked how much content complies with the SE rules (e.g. plain homework questions aren't allowed).
Discussion with the community. After the evaluation, I ...
We used a short term CSS solution to fix the preferred casing of our question filters... which caused some issues down the line with our translations.
These strings were changed in the markup on English, and will be translated down the line with proper translations.
We've published our grammar and mechanics section on Stacks, which should help in casing ...
This was fixed in rev 2018.1.11.28366. The new string are on transifex:
The old strings are still used for non-abbreviated counts. The new strings are used only for abbreviated value. Note that they have a REFERS TO:CountAbbreviated info on them:
The way this works is, these sites have an additional check run on their titles before they're allowed on the hot network questions list - if they don't look like they're mostly English, they get culled.
This one happens to look mostly English.
hashcode.ru ran on its own Q&A implementation (not, say, our SE 1.0), so the treatment of duplicates could've been quite different. It's also possible that this is something that just got lost in the migration from that code/database to our stack.
Nicolas, the community manager for the Russian SO site, tells me that hashcode.ru didn't have "duplicate" ...
The workflow itself discussed in the What is Stack Exchange's workflow for handling bugs and feature requests? (thanks @Shadow Wizard).
Question about languages of a post: General idea here is that we want developers understand all information addressed them without somebody's help. It means if you want a feature-request gets implemented probably it's ...
That's one of the many things we need to button up. The site is live, but we're still actively doing a lot of stuff behind the scenes to make sure things go smoothly for folks coming back over from HashCode, and there's still some staging things to wratchet down.
It'll probably be some point tomorrow before everything is all neatly buttoned up, but we will ...
There is no undo for tag merges; the process doesn't just retag the questions involved, it re-writes the history of each post that used the losing tag to use the winner. When done, it is as though the tag was never used. This ensures the tag doesn't inadvertently creep back in during edits...
...But this also makes it really difficult to fix mistakes. In ...
which are owned and maintained by Stack Exchange as a result of its
acquisition of the former owners of those sites
Not sure about it, actually. Discussions about this sites appear from time to time on our meta. And, as far as I can see, only Nicolas has admin access to this sites.
Right now I've found only few of them:
Какие сайты Сети Знаний ...
Let us complement the story a bit.
The story below is how I recall it, I might miss something. So, please add nuances in the comments to make it really full, if you have anything to add, especially with links.
The story starts from 2009
Stack Overflow in Russian has an interesting history, which began in 2009, when the first version of the ...