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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?
657 votes

We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving ...

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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct
247 votes

This was always the most beautiful part of what we've been trying to build here for the past decade or more. It reminded us to always try for a charitable interpretation and not jump to conclusions. ...

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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?
241 votes

Update 2019-12-03 Since SE insists on ignoring the community, and has refused to retract the harmful statements made to the press or even address our questions about the legality of the licensing ...

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Profile Page Makeover, Part 2: the Prototype
81 votes

Please, please, please do not make the profile pic that huge! I literally winced and produced a pained sound when I clicked on my test profile page. It looks horrible, completely over-sized and just ...

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Thank you, Shog9
67 votes

Shog, I first heard of you many years ago when I started being active on SE. Anyone who came anywhere near meta would inevitably stumble upon one of your many thoughtful, insightful and just damned ...

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Is Stack Exchange in violation of New York labor law, in using volunteer moderators?
67 votes

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, hell no, NO! NO! I do not work here, I do not want to work here and if I were to be offered money I would run away. I have absolutely no desire and no interest to enter a ...

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Feedback for The Loop: March 2020
53 votes

First of all, I am very mindful of Sara Chipps' excellent and insightful blog post about the effect of multiple people giving negative feedback, even politely and constructively. With that in mind, I ...

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Boycotting The Loop will not help
50 votes

The Loop is a joke. Or, at least, it is obviously not a request for feedback. There's one broad, vague, multiple-choice thing about "how satisfied are you" with answers ranging from "extremely ...

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New onboarding for review queues
46 votes

feature-requeststatus-completed I really like the idea of notifying new users who have just gained the review privilege. That's cool! And I can understand that you might also want to show it to old ...

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Changing the question reopening experience
43 votes

Thank you! This seems like a really good feature and I'm very glad you're implementing it! One thing that worries me is the "Reviewers will not be able to see the same question twice in the ...

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An apology to our community, and next steps
41 votes

I'm one of the users who felt personally hurt and betrayed by the company's recent actions. I have suspended moderation activities for a few days now, and today I was just about convinced that I could ...

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What privilege should 30k users get?
39 votes

It might be time to add more cross-site privileges. For example, if I have 30k on one site, I might be given the right to see deleted posts on all sites. Alternatively, I might get a higher flag ...

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Can you please consider to use the word "please" more often?
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36 votes

That request was adding insult to injury, no question. The idea that the very company that has been treating us like dirt for the past year now expects us to start spamming our friends for them is ...

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Looking for stats related to possibly coordinated comments flagging
34 votes

One of the main reasons we're in this mess is because SE chose to disregard one of the oldest most cherished rules in the network: we do not discuss the details of moderation actions in public. Can we ...

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Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions?
31 votes

I don't think that question can be asked anywhere on the Stack Exchange network. These sites are only for specific, focused questions. As far as I can tell, what you posted seems to be an essay ...

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Why aren't moderators moderating but wait for high-rep users to do it?
28 votes

I always thought that high-rep users with additional privileges only support moderators in their work but it looks like they're actually the ones doing it. If moderators don't care about the queues, ...

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Time for SE Volunteer Labor Union?
28 votes

Why are you bringing the law into this? A "union" for us, the SE users, would just mean that we get together and coordinate organized action. That isn't covered by any law, no more than getting ...

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How can we empower per-site mods to more efficiently dispose of network spammers?
27 votes

When we get spam, it is almost invariably by users with 1 rep point whose network profiles are also at or around 1 rep. I am reasonably certain that all spammers I've deleted should have been deleted ...

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Regular users should not be able to ignore moderators in chat
25 votes

I'm in two minds about this. Mods, contrary to popular belief, are humans too. As such, we can be as annoying as the next person. We do, and certainly should, try to be well behaved, exemplary users, ...

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Add an immediately visible indication that a user is a staff member or an employee of SE
22 votes

I don't see why it is relevant to know that someone is staff if they're just acting as a normal user (asking or answering questions on a non-meta site). However, it is indeed very useful to know ...

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Change the way deleted users are shown in the Community Moderator Elections page
22 votes

I find using the Community user there very confusing. And I know who the community user is, it would be far more confusing to new users. If we don't need a specific user to be there, and presumably we ...

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Why are these comments considered acceptable on the site?
22 votes

I really don't see any abuse here. In the first comment, I see a user who doesn't consider you a good mod. That's their prerogative and all they did is say so. They didn't insult you, they didn't call ...

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What's the best of Stack?
21 votes

My all time favorite Stack Exchange answer was posted by tchrist on ELU. The question is asking for a name to describe a body of water that is large enough to have a reasonable chance of containing ...

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Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes
20 votes

Moderator Conduct Review Process, Discovery Phase, 4.2: If CM1 determines a CoC or mod agreement violation occurred, they will contact the moderator about whom the complaint was raised and inform ...

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The profile page is getting a makeover (Part One)
20 votes

Can't the "Apps & Projects" section be left to the user's discretion? Just make the space available and I can choose what I want to put there. On Unix&Linux/Ubuntu/SU, I could put some tools I ...

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We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here
18 votes

Why not go for something based on a well known SE meme? Unicorns healed: 4024 This has the benefit of a pretty absurd name which immediately suggests that this metric should not be taken too ...

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Dissonance between allowing signposts and forbidding crossposts
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17 votes

TL;DR: The cross-posting rules and guidance about "tweaking" the question don't make sense any more since there are too many sites with overlapping scopes. We should either allow cross-posts ...

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Moderator flag dashboard design refresh (alpha)
15 votes

status-review The too many comments autoflag now has a special button to move comments to chat (yay!): Can this button please be made to dismiss the flag? This has been a minor annoyance for years ...

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Guidance after posting duplicate question
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13 votes

You do nothing at all. Please don't delete the duplicate! That's the whole point of closing as a duplicate, instead of deleting: the next user who will use your search terms will now find your ...

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Move dot outside the quotes on the pages, which can't be accessed by a member with low reputation
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13 votes

In English, there are two schools of thought on this. The convention in the US is to have the punctuation be inside the quotes: Alex said "Yes I will come." or "I will go," she said. The ...

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