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Defining site on-topic scope in help center?

Closing votes because "This question does not appear to be about DevOps, within the scope defined in the help center." are happening: But the What topics can I ask about here? page in the help center ...
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How can I improve a question about comparing technical solutions?

I wrote a question asking about the downsides of an alternative container solution which I read about in a blog. The question was closed as opinion based, but surely there are objective pros and cons ...
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Should we start moving on-topic questions from SO and Serverfault to here?

Over the years many DevOps questions have been asked and sometimes even answered on the other common stackexchange sites. Should we make a concerted effort to move those questions over here, or ...
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How can we (or should we) distinguish ourselves?

In considering the elevator pitch it seems to me that any good elevator pitch for a product or service which is entering an existing market includes a simple means or device to distinguish this ...
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What is off-topic for the DevOps [closed]

Borrowed from Web Apps meta I would like this post to be a compilation for the FAQ of what is off-topic for this site. With the purpose to prevent a lot of discussion early on, about what we do or ...
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Devops.se elevator pitch

One of the question for a new site is the elevator pitch, how would you describe this site in a few sentence if you had to introduce the site to a stranger during a 2 or 3 stages elevator trip. For ...
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Are DevOps related SW recommendations on-topic (or not)?

This question is a re-iteration of the Area 51 - question about "Would Devops-related SW recommendations be on-topic on DevOps?", in which this question was asked: One of the reasons for ...
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Book Recommendation Question

We have a question requesting suggested reading, the question itself is quite broad and the answers have the potential to be opinion rather than fact: It has three upvotes and three downvotes, It has ...
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Time to step down and let this be

It took me a while to make my head around this, but I feel it's time for me to leave. We had a bunch of talks at the beginning on what this site would be about and around moderation in general. I'...
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Why are people restricting broad questions on culture and process?

I see moderators restricting broad culture and process related questions. DevOps is in large part about the culture and process, if you are going to restrict question to only technical and specific, ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

DevOps's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Do we need a question to define what is behind the term "DevOps"?

We have a bunch of point of view about what is DevOps. Some consider it's only about culture and organization, other use it as a generic term to encompass Agile/Lean/ methodology and process and some ...
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Should we copy (re-ask) the Area51 DevOps-related **discussions** here?

IMHO several of the Area51 meta-style discussions related to the DevOps proposal during its definition phase are still quite relevant and would very well belong here. Should we copy/ask them here as ...
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Should we allow or ban version tags?

The question about "Upgrade from job-dsl to Jenkins 2 pipelines" contains these tags: jenkins jenkins2 Even though jenkins2 does not have any tag details yet, I bet it has to do with some specific ...
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Can I ask a question about debugging problems in common DevOps tools?

I'm running into a problem while running Docker for Windows, where it's unresponsive after restarting the MobyLinuxVM in Hyper-V. Would that be on topic here, or should I ask elsewhere? An argument ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Custom close reasons:

After posting my thoughs on Should debugging CI/CD problems caused by coding errors in the software product itself be on-topic? it comes to my mind we need some usual 'off-topic' close reasons on top ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Understanding growth of our community vs. user base estimation from other resources

Recently, I've checked for how many DevOps interested people are out there based on other online communities on this topic. The Reddit r/devops counts about 120K+ subscribers (though related to this ...
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What is the cross posting policy on DevOps?

Cross posting tends to be frowned upon on SE sites. I recently had a flag declined for "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention" on this question....
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Will this DevOps Q&A site ever graduate?

I really worry whether this Q&A site will ever become official as the number of visitors dropped significantly the last two week, from more than 1000 to less than 10 a day. Do other people have ...
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Should debugging CI/CD problems caused by coding errors in the software product itself be on-topic?

Debugging CI/CD problems would normally be on-topic on DevOps, according to Can I ask a question about debugging problems in common DevOps tools?. Would the same be true if the problem are actually ...
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What is our take on list-style community-wiki questions?

I have asked a question about devops conferences around the world. And it has been closed as a list question, whereas it has been a helpful post in both CrossValidated and DataScience. As it would be ...
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What is the best way to close a question that is fully answerable with a single google search?

Some questions being asked could likely be answered with a quick google search, or just looking for the correct plugin. Is there a clear way we can mark a question to be closed while providing the ...
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Is uploading images on DevOps broken?

I just tried to upload an image in a question on meta.devops but it failed with: Failed to upload image; an error occured at imgur | Close Is there something specific that needs to be set up for a ...
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Request and question about application tags (gunicorn/flask) in web applications

I have a question about my DevOps Stack Exchange post: Why is environment variable mangled in docker compose environment file I would like to add the gunicorn tag since it is the Web Server Gateway ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What is/should be our take about code-debugging questions?

As we are in an early stage beta and are still molding our scope and the culture, let's have a string of discussions regarding the same. And, here's one: Should code debugging questions be welcome ...
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Blatantly off-topic?

Uhm, I am not exactly the most active user here, since most of the stuff I do with any remote connection to devops will be catered by other SE sites (Unix, ServerFault, SuperUser and AskUbuntu come to ...
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