1. Current direction of Stack Overflow the business and what that means for the 'community', and
2. My 2020 predictions for Stack Overflow the business
- This is all, like, my opinion man
- I don't own any shares of Stack Overflow and have no business interests in them
- I could be completely wrong
Wherein I claim the community problems are (in retrospect) obvious and were always going to happen
✅ Original Vision
✅ People who liked that vision
✅ control over decisions that affect community
Eh, at best community is a headache. It doesn't provide revenue, it's not a core business function, and it's hard to control these people.
1. The company does not care about you. You are a non-entity.
2. Your contributions will at best help the company get a few more dollars of ad revenue.
4. There is no calvary coming. There is not going to be a Road to Damascus moment.
1. Meta to be fully marginalized (or if they have any mercy, shutting it down).
2. SE Sites to be shut down as their moderators leave, or left to waste away.
3. CMs to be downsized.
4. A wave of exits by employees before 2020 ends.
@Shog9, community manager for SO, was fired after 10 years of cultivating the community, and offered a pittance as severance. He deserves a lot more with no strings attached so toss a coin to your @shog9 please: gofundme.com/f/thanking-jos…