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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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What happened in April 2020 on devops.se?

According to site traffic stats, April 2020 seems to mark the start of a decline of this site: The traffic was roughly steadily climbing (out of each year Christmas and new year), the first dent ...
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Announcing a site sponsorship for DevOps Stack Exchange

My name is Jascha, and I'm a Product Manager for Advertising at Stack Overflow. I'm excited to announce that New Relic has generously agreed to sponsor the DevOps site for the upcoming 3 months, as a ...
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Hashicorp is now sponsoring DevOps: Sorry there wasn't a head's up

Why don't processes ever go on a road trip? Because they're afraid of breaking down! Thank you for that joke Spencer G. Philippe’s influence is rubbing off. Anyway, that is why I am here: cause one of ...
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Which questions could do with a second, third or even fourth answer?

I've spent some time over the last few weeks adding additional answers to some questions; for the most part it is a thankless task, certainly isn't as much fun as being an early answer that ...
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Dealing with too generic questions

First of all, the question linked below is just to illustrate my more general concerns. After this question Which plugin should I use to get started with Jenkins to manage mainframe components in PDS ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: DevOps Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 23 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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We've been promoted!

Congratulations to everyone over the past 4+ years who has helped keep this community going including, past and present moderators, queue reviewers, and most importantly all of the contributors! Your ...
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How to attract practitioners of DevOps as mature member candidates to bring their expertise to our DevOps SE site?

In a related DevOps SE Meta discussion, @Bruce Becker suggested: .. we might not have enough mature members yet to handle a lot more traffic, .. [] I do have the impression that practitioners of ...
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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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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Splunk will soon be sponsoring DevOps Stack Exchange

We're excited to announce that Splunk will be sponsoring DevOps Stack Exchange beginning July 7th through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what it will look like. How ...
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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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New tag request: binary repository manager

We talk about all possible DevOps tools using their product names but at least in the case of the Ivy/Artifactory/Nexus.. product family there is a term I find descriptive and neutral enough: A ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: DevOps Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 26 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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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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Call to DevOps SE moderators: migrating unanswered DevOps questions to our site

As I've found out, it's possible under certain conditions to migrate unanswered DevOps questions to our site as lower boundary of the eligibility to do so. Say migration is from source to target. (...
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What is our policy on profanity?

Is there a policy on the use of profanity? Since this is a multicultural site, I suspect that the default attitude is "laissez-faire". If there is no such policy do we want one, i.e. a list of banned ...
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Are issues related to DevOps literature and educational materials on-topic on this site?

I reviewed the answers in the Help Center and didn’t notice any restrictions on literature, technical documentation, training materials or resources for training and professional growth in this area. ...
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Intel Will be Sponsoring DevOps SE

We're excited to announce that Intel will be sponsoring DevOps Stack Exchange, April 2nd, 2024 through June 29th, 2024. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what it will look like. ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Banning AI Generated Content?

Do we want to ban AI generated content? Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content or might it actually be helpful here? In my experience, AI generated ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Do we need more moderator involvement on the site?

Assuming many users won't read this, but if you do, please chime in, I check in on the site frequently, finding the queue empty and nothing to do and still managed to get an email from Stackexchange ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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What does exactly organic growth mean in context of our site?

In many cases, I hear that an SE site should grow organically. Basically I agree with it. Still I would like to understand which factors do influence that process. One scenario is for example which I ...
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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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What kind of grafana questions are on topic here?

I'm monitoring Grafana tag on Stack Overflow, and it has quite a bit of questions, that are in grey zone of on-topicness, to say the least. Should all (new) non plugin development questions regarding ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What should we do with questions about bugs in programs that are fixed by developers?

If there's a question like this: known_hosts module reports changed when nothing has changed Where the OP submitted a bugfix to the developers, which was accepted and fixed - or even in cases where a ...
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Beta progress indicator "2.5 answers per question"

In DevOps, for sure more than one solution approach can be possible to a given problem, however while questions are required to be very narrow and not allowing opinions, this creates in my ...
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