Moderators don't represent us on political/social topics

by gdoron   Last Updated October 19, 2019 21:24 PM - source

We the community have heard very little from you before and after this whole CoC mess.

Communication came after many days/weeks delay and it did not go into any detail and many times it didn't even answer the questions.

From these few short messages you did deliver, it seems like you do consider the opinions of the moderators about how to solve the current situation.

This has 2 main issues:

  1. There is a big bias in your "survey panel", you already fired those who disagreed with your latest actions or they resigned because of them.
  2. We, the community, never voted on moderator based on their political agenda, so how can they represent us (i.e. the wider community) on these particular topics?

The second thing is the saddest thing I have seen online, you took a community, where no one could care less about one's religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation, hell even writing thanks was prohibited and now made some of this their main focus. It didn't matter if you wear a MAGA hat or a Che Guevara shirt, as long as you are honest, fair and use git, you had my vote.

Now though, it has changed, you made it a real concern.

In the next Stack Overflow election, I'm pretty sure the most important question for me would be:

Where do you stand on the 1st amendment vs "hate speech".

And who knows, maybe in the future I'll need to ask about immigration policies or the 2nd amendment if somehow you'll drag us into these debates as well.

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