I just came across something, although I don't know if it's related to the issues this article discusses, or not. In any case, there's a major cultural problem at StackOverflow.
SO Meta: I'm resigning as a Stack Overflow community elected moderator
SO Meta: Yet another "step down as moderator" post
SO Meta: What could Stack Exchange do to make moderaters who've recently resigned want to stay?
The moderators who have stepped down appear to have been part of the group pushing to solve some of the endemic issues I described.
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