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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

(Disclaimer: I do have an answer on that question, too ... and I am sad to see the 500 upvotes gone. But my issue is a different one.) That is exactly the opposite of what Stack Exchange Inc. should ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

In my not so humble opinion, SE is making a massive mistake deleting the thread. I agree that semantically, historical locking might not be appropriate. However, effectively it's exactly what we need....
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

As the top voted answer owner on the question, it makes me incredibly concerned that the question was deleted without obvious warning. Combined with the fact that my (semi controversial) answer had ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

For those that lack 10K reputation, and thus are unable to see deleted questions, the Wayback Machine is a great tool. (M)SE, and more specifically the post mentioned was frequently captured. The ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

It doesn't make any difference if the deletion is what would normally be done (and I might even dispute that); that it was done now, in the current climate, is unconsidered and only bound to feed into ...
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Why was "Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio" historically locked?

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. ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I don't know why I but I can tell you my reaction. Next time I will think twice before devoting as much time to write an answer. Writing and rewriting to cut the cruft and leave the essential message....
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My question (which had an answer from a Stack Exchange staff) was deleted by a moderator, what should I do next appropriately?

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 ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

This is a gesture of disrespectfulness towards community. A lot of people put some effort and spend some time of their life contributing to the feedback the management actually requested. To add to ...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

It seems to me like the user was manually typing in Markdown on their smartphone, and it decided to, well, make corrections. As an Android (Google Keyboard) user, I can tell you that when typing in ...
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Is it appropriate for a moderator to delete a question based on borderline self-promotion rather than closing or putting on hold?

As the moderator who deleted and commented I owe you a run down of my thoughts that led to this. First up though, to be clear Stack Overflow gets a lot of spam and I agree that from your profile and ...
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Why was this question about increasing downvote weight locked?

We didn't always have lock reasons. That lock is simply too old.
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Is there a reason why calls for the MRRP post being [featured] are being ignored?

The post has been featured as of 20 minutes ago. It'll take a while before the Community Bulletin is updated. I'm actually not sure whether that should be featured. Unlike the Code of Conduct changes,...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

This might be an unpopular opinion, but here goes: While it might have made sense for SE to keep the question up to prevent angering certain parts of the community, the obsolete FAQ and the answers ...
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Why was this link removed in my question?

There is no "only for you" here. Your post was seen and appropriately handled. Don't post such links please. It seems that the exact link wasn't even necessary for the premise of your question. It ...
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Is there a reason why calls for the MRRP post being [featured] are being ignored?

In the current moderation model for meta, mods have, by a form of mutual agreement, typically avoided doing mod only retags. Especially in 'charged' situations like this and when staff are aware of, ...
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My question (which had an answer from a Stack Exchange staff) was deleted by a moderator, what should I do next appropriately?

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 ...
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After reading the meta I still don't know where to post my question

Stack Overflow is indeed the correct place, since this question is about Visual Studio which is a commonly used IDE for programmers. It was put on hold not because it's off topic to Stack Overflow in ...
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Why has this user's tantrum about a question they wanted deleted been successful?

There were no 20k users involved in the deletion of it, it was deleted by a member of the community team. The post was causing a significant amount of drama, including 16 flags by the OP requesting ...
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Is it appropriate for a moderator to delete a question based on borderline self-promotion rather than closing or putting on hold?

In my experience, and what I've heard about SO moderation its worth remembering they handle significantly more volume in flags than any other site. On the other hand, many of the issues here are a ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

The original FAQ was written as a supporting document for the blog post; as such, it omitted a great deal of material regarding goals and rationale. However, due to technical limitations, it became ...
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Why is my question put on-hold since there are plenty similar ones?

All the questions you link were from 2011 or much earlier. In those days, the site rules weren't that strict as they are now. Those questions are kept, but all future questions should apply to the ...
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How is a feature request a duplicate of a support question?

In general, you should edit your original question to clarify why it's not a duplicate rather than bringing up a new question. If you can't do that convincingly, the question will remain closed… ...
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Question removed by OP after I answered it

I added my (binding) undelete vote on top of the other that was left. The system allows for this, you can delete your own questions whenever: It has no answers It has only one answer that isn't ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

The short answer is: Because SE is showing their true color in its full glory. OR for a shorter version: Complete lack of integrity.
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Why is this deleted meta question considered spam or abusive? (Why were my flags to remove the spam or rude/abusive flags declined?)

It doesn't seem a productive use of our time to deal with 10 year old questions. so it shows with a spam/rude mask every time I browse to it Uh, it's a deleted post with admittedly no value, so uh, ...
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When to ask multiple questions in a single post ? (Revisited)

I think that we should always try to ask one question per question on Main sites, irrespective of which of the sites we are using in the Stack Exchange network. On some sites that is harder to do ...
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Why was the recent question about "unwarranted" suspensions deleted?

Let's not try to make things seem prettier than they actually are here. The question itself was a complete waste of time for everyone who was involved there. The only downside to its deletion is that ...
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My question (which had an answer from a Stack Exchange staff) was deleted by a moderator, what should I do next appropriately?

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-...
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