I have a lot of links I've been meaning to share accumulating in tabs, tweets, and whatnot. I'd wanted to "curate" this more, but sharing something is better than sharing nothing because I didn't get to that, so...
Stack Exchange (aka Stack Overflow Inc) fired its two longest-serving, most-community-connected community managers. A week before, a third such had given notice, though that was not yet public when the firings happened. Here's a post on Meta.SE. Jon posted about his departure on his blog. He talked more about it in his 2019 in review. Meanwhile, firing Shog9 was egregious enough in the community's eyes that a GoFundMe campaign to help tide him over between jobs has raised $11k so far. Jon and Shog, and also ex-SO moderator George Stocker, have been writing a lot on Twitter about the company's change in direction, often in intertwined threads that are hard to link into.
Jon on Misunderstanding Meta
Effective apologies -- five of these six elements are core to teshuva, the Jewish understanding of repentance. (I forget who shared this where.)
For managers: different ways of showing recognition (I saw this while in the midst of year-end reviews at work)
On site design in general, Alphabet of accessibility issues. Yes I experience several of these, and I'm just one person!
Register article on GitLab and diversity
On grieving: how not to say the wrong thing. Synopsis: rings of concern, comfort in, dump out.
Siderea on the problem of punching up
Samuel Liew's Stack Exchange timeline