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@user709833 I would read through the threads linked above. I hesitate to speculate, because the only information I have is at least third hand, but my impression is that SE is planning on rolling out a new code of conduct. There was some heated discussion among the moderators, after which a moderator was demoted. There has since been a wave of moderator resignations, posts on Meta Stack Exchange, and general sturm und drang.
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Q: Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

amon The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no explanation except copy-pasted responses (leaving many to believe it was for no good reason). It wou...

 
i tried reading through the threads but it was a little confusing
no one seemed to have any actual details on why the demotion took place
 
No. There does not seem to be anyone who is both willing and able to elaborate. Those who are willing are bound by NDAs, and SE (the corporation) is not communicating.
Further speculation seems unwise.
 
wow that sounds intense
 
While I would very much like to know what is going on, I don't know any more than any other user, and have little interest in speculation---it is unlikely to be productive.
 
 
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A: Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

rjziiNews coverage regarding the situation is starting to appear: The Register: "The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row" Along with extended discussion outside of the Stack Exchange network: Reddit (r/programming): A large number of Stack Exchange mo...

 

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