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In a further showing of 'twisting the knife', @stackoverflow will now remove moderator resignation notices from being 'featured' after 24 hours. Previously, it was the domain of the community elected moderators to decide the duration. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3422… 🙃
@StackOverflow There is an old adage: When you're in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging. It would seem that @stackoverflow is going to keep digging, maybe in an attempt to get to the other side of the earth?
@StackOverflow At this point, calling @stackoverflow out on bad behavior feels like punching down. It shouldn't feel that way, but it does. Their actions are shockingly tone-deaf (and/or outright designed to push people away) that calling them out each time is repetitive.
@StackOverflow Like, I want to call them out to help them see this is bad, and maybe they'll get to the point where they want to improve, but at this point I can only assume they're doing it on purpose. It's time to put caution tape around @stackoverflow and say "use at your own risk."
@StackOverflow .@StackOverflow leadership right now
In what looks to be the first act of outright community moderator defiance to this asinine policy, a @stackoverflow moderator re-featured a post de-featured by Stack Overflow staff. meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/392889/r…
For those of you that don’t see the significance of this, moderators pride themselves on consensus and working with staff. They have now made a bright red line, this is big.
This took courage. Stack Overflow has two choices: do nothing, or defeature the post. The latter will certainly cause a moderator to refeature it, and we may get our first forced suspension of a moderator in history.
This is as close to Cuban missile crisis as it gets for community moderators on @stackoverflow
Me rn
Our first moderator-staff member edit war has commenced
Now *this* is how you fire back. Personally I would have refeatured the post, but the remaining mods are smarter than I am.
Moderators: since we can’t feature moderator resignations, we’ll just feature everything that talks about this craziness.
And you know what? Programmers are smart and know how to work around rules. The entire community will start writing questions that are smarmy but just legitimate enough to be featured.

It’s gonna be great
If you want to try to out rules lawyer a programmer, you deserve what you get. They battle a system of rules every minute of every day.
This is the programmer equivalent of “I’m not touching you” and I have to tell you I am here for it
future featured questions:
“How do we get Stack Overflow to stop harming their community?”
“How can we best register our dissatisfaction at Stack Overflow’s actions?”
“Does Stack Overflow intend to let moderators be independent?”
“When will Stack Overflow be community run again?”
“Can we buy Stack Overflow’s public Q and A so we can return it to its original vision?”
“Will Stack Overflow drive moderators away with its actions?”
“When is SO shutting down meta for ‘the loop’?”
“Why don’t Stack Overflow employees use Stack Exchange sites?”
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