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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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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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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

Thought experiment Let's imagine that this week, the same person with the same attitude had posted the same complaint on meta instead of as a tweet. What would have happened? Feel free to post your ...
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Why doesn't the community hardly ever use other channels of communication?

Twitter Driven Development only works if you are April Wensel [1] [2] or have 20K+ followers or your views align with views of SE management. Yes, I posted few tweets now and then, not that I ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

I don't see any reasonable way other than SE making an intentional effort to listen more to the community on the various meta sites, and follow through with it. Or just declare that meta doesn't ...
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Why doesn't the community hardly ever use other channels of communication?

Because, when the community tried to tweet to Sara Chipps, she took pleasure in the fact she could just block people. Sure - you can argue it's about trolls, or what not, but when you're in the ...
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

Like any good member of a community, I have always tried to presume the actions of all parties - regular community members, moderators, and the omnipotent staff of SE - were and are well intentioned. ...
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

A statement such as "if you are X then you are Y" seeks to draw an "us and them" distinction. The antithesis of inclusivity.
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Why doesn't the community hardly ever use other channels of communication?

Because the community is gathered here; you'll maybe find a few fellow users on said social media channels, but nowhere near as many as here. When I voice a concern here, I'm certain it's viewed by ...
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Are the various site Tweetbots affected by the upcoming Twitter API changes?

Not to put too fine a point on it but… Yes. Regardless of whether Twitter allows "good bots" to continue to post for free, it seems reasonable to assume that some amount of work would have ...
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Why doesn't the community hardly ever use other channels of communication?

I can only speak for myself, but I dislike social media intensely. I have a Twitter account, and use it sparingly from time to time, but it feels like all of social media is trying to drag me into the ...
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Why doesn't the community hardly ever use other channels of communication?

The term TDD is mostly just a joke with a bit of underlying truth behind it. As long as the company somewhat agrees with the opinions of its users, the "usual" channels work as intended. Things like ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

This is basically another form of saying How and where can I generate bad publicity for {company X} such that the bad publicity drives them to change {thing that needs to change}? To pick a big, ...
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Let the OP decide if their post can be shared by SE Twitter bots

Let me make a bold statement here. Up till today in total 1,213,385 tweets have been tweeted for 225 sites (main and meta sites). I learned yesterday for the first time that not everyone is OK with ...
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Unable to view Twitter because it's blocked in my country; what do Shog9's recent Stack Exchange-related tweets say?

I'm not very good at reading Twitter, so this may not be complete. Shog9: I have to say something. I don't want to, but I fear my silence is harmful here. Some of you are angry, hurt, afraid. I feel ...
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Could we have the ability to control a site's twitter feed from a chat room?

We no longer create Twitter accounts for new Stack Exchange sites at all: We stopped creating them for all public beta sites by default because a) Twitter sees very little engagement for us; b) ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

Title of your question kind of hints at an answer. One of communication channels to consider for effecting change to SE is to discuss this change in the very same social media channel where it ...
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Why do site meta questions get posted on Twitter?

This was fun. As we're preparing for the eventual switch to .NET Core, we're tearing out dependencies that aren't compatible. One of those is DotNetOpenAuth which, among other things, was used to ...
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Remove Share to Twitter and Facebook-link

I think it ought to be less about the merits of their sites, and the people who manage or mismanage them, and more about utility That said, having poked at how things work now... copy/pasting the link ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

It’s here it should be, but SE team need to improve. As such in IMO; I would think that after X votes, an official reply should be made by the SE team to show the request acceptance. After a bounty ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

Obviously, those channels that lack all the quality control and boringness MSE provides. Because it's not about lists of pros and cons, or about rational suggestions, but rather, as Jeff succinctly ...
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

A Stack Exchange employee confirmed in chat that Twitter oneboxing was disabled due to creating a potential security risk: We had to close some gaps when the hack thing happened last year... and ... ...
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Let the OP decide if their post can be shared by SE Twitter bots

Not everyone is OK with their posts being shared by bots (maintained by SE) randomly on social media. I would add that posting on social media platform means giving some rights on the content to the ...
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Prevent questions from being tweeted onto the site's Twitter account if they are removed from Hot Network Questions

Thanks for raising this up! Though we marked this as status-declined the reason is due is to us stepping away from automatically posting Stack Exchange content to Twitter. Catjia has done a fantastic ...
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Is it possible to automatically tweet my new questions?

There is an RSS feed with your activity on a single Stack Exchange site. You could use this feed as input for IFTTT, but I don't know the details.
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Can we change #StackOverflowKnows to #StackExchangeKnows?

Just an opinion from a guy who attempted to build a chat platform based on hash tags on Twitter: It's too late to do that. If there are people engaging with this hashtag, then changing that hashtag ...
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Why is StackChess' account blocked on Twitter?

It seems that Twitter suddenly and randomly started blocking those accounts because they were bots posting automated tweets and that resulted in SE not creating new Twitter accounts for new sites ...
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