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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

Seeing how Russia plans to block Wikipedia because it calls Putin's "special operation" an invasion, I wouldn't underestimate the effect a banner with the Ukrainian flag and a clear message ...
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

There needs to be a serious discussion regarding a policy for staff which prevents them from publicly discussing/endorsing things that directly oppose how the sites generally work. Case in point, I ...
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Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far)

Cultural Background: In the United States there has been a push to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns when given. Stack Exchange (SE) Background: Moderators and employees have access to ...
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An apology to our community, and next steps

Thank you.
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

Seeing a public figure of the company nudge one opinion that people leaving is a positive thing is an indirect way of saying "We don't want people who disagree with our decisions to stay here." The ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

support Now that this has gone live... Serious question: How do I go back? The new font chosen (Using Firefox in Windows 10) feels substantially harder to read and has some gnarly issues with anti-...
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

As per Sklivvz's suggestion, how about showing solidarity in the Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow logos, including for the Russian SO: Other sites could join in too, e.g. Aviation:
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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 ...
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

As @TravisJ pointed out in a comment, Stack Exchange is owned by Prosus/Naspers, the same company that is the largest shareholder of VK, the biggest player on the Russian internet market. Stack ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Multi-disciplinary designer chiming in here. However, Arial doesn’t ship with Linux distros or Android devices. We’re currently only achieving consistency between macOS, iOS, and Windows, leaving 2 ...
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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, ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Why Segoe UI? Why UI fonts at all? Segoe UI is, as its name implies, a font designed for UI. As other posters have said, it is actually somewhat harder to read. The lines have a lower weight and the x-...
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Joel left, and SE as we know it is dead

They're counting on us having nowhere else to go. I can't tell you how many times in the past couple of months I've heard the "stay and fight" mantra from disgruntled meta users, especially around ...
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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 ...
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

As such, we are making donations to Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, and UNICEF. All of these global nonprofits are providing aid directly to Ukraine, and we have supported ...
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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 ...
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

This is a good effort; the uptick in visible development work, even outside the flood of edits to status-review and status-deferred, was noticed and appreciated. This is pretty much exactly what we've ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

A related issue: the company does not know that it does not know how to be inclusive. Accessibility To abridge the Introduction to Understanding WCAG 2.1: Anyone who wants to use the Web must have ...
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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. ...
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Will Meta Stack Exchange be removed now?

Yes, Meta is the "toxic" place and it must be eliminated. This seems like divide and conquer strategy. If Meta is removed, no negative feedback (collected through The Loop, or otherwise) will be left ...
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