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Limits of Stack Exchange - what to do with useful knowledge lists

For sure is SE for high quality questions. But where to capture important historic evolvement? Like, adding CI Theatre to list of DevOps memes. What are known useful and misleading memes in the ...
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What could be cross-functional DevOps questions?

I think most powerful "human" thing about DevOps is breaking down the silos and creating new ways of communication. Previously we have had the culture tag trending quite well, but of course the ...
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How to close questions that were already answered on another stackexchange site?

It looks like that this Q&A was answered back in the day on StackOverflow. How to close such questions?
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Are sort of DevOps code golfing questions appropriate here?

An example which comes to my mind for some sort of DevOps golfing is to create mostly lightweight Docker image for given functionality, or a compact Swarm setup for a component with minumum but all ...
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What's wrong with the Pro Tempore Moderators?

As detailed in "Moderator Pro Tempore Announcement", on Apr 3, 2017, there were 3 members assigned to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. At this very moment, Oct 25, 2017, this is what is shown ...
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Do we have access to SE user database to track our community growth?

My impression is that delta increase of registered users is growing every day e.g we might have entered some accelerated growth phase. Is there any data available to make a graph, or even an existing ...
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Close reason as belongs to ServerFault and SuperUser

I'm here on the DevOps SE for not so long, but already noticed that some of the questions are generally a better fit for Server Fault or Super User and are subjects to a migration. Would it make ...
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Should "Is Docker right for my use case?" stay open?

The question I'm wondering about is this one. At first my feeling was that it was a real life practical case where there should be mostly 2 options, Yes or No, and actionnable points to back up the ...
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Are questions about apache and mod_wsgi configuration on topic on DevOps?

I was thinking to ask a series of questions about apache and mod_wsgi configuration, their performance and memory - would this kind of questions be on topic here or ServerFault is a better place?
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Can the Power-Shell tag be renamed to PowerShell?

Currently the most popular tag for PowerShell questions is [Power-Shell]. There's no reason for this to be hyphenated, the correct usage is PowerShell (camel cased). This would also align with how the ...
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Is my question about continuous delivery for tvOS applications off-topic?

I'm starting development on a tvOS application and want to learn more about what continuous delivery options exist for tvOS. Unlike iOS, tvOS does not support enterprise distribution, so I cannot use ...
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Why is the group's logo displaying "Ops"?

Why is our logo displaying "Ops"? Even if there is no place for "DevOps" could be there a better alternative? like "i/o" or some other?
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Strategy during beta phase

Since this beta is out, the community has some development but the Area51 says it has to improve further. Are there for a member like me any operationalizable actions to improve on that besides ...
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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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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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Discovered answer to my own question but haven't tested it - should I answer?

I asked a question about AWS ECS images. No one's answered so I reached out to AWS' support and got the barebones steps to solve my problem. I haven't tested it yet but it seems sound in theory. ...
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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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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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What is our definition of Deployment?

Tensbai and I discussed this on chat already posting this here mainly to record the decision. The deployment tag uses the following definition of 'deployment': Use this tag for questions about ...
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What tag style should we follow for AWS products/services?

As of now, both the aws-* and amazon-* version of the tags are synonyms for each other. So, which one of them should we have as the master? Do we want the aws-* style tag or the amazon-* style tag?...
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Specific Contributors driving away Community Expansion

I've noticed that the majority of questions right now are being answered by the same couple people (I won't name names). I think this type of thing is counter-productive for developing a fledgling ...
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Which are the Community Ads for DevOps.SE on other SE sites?

Many mature/graduated StackExchange (SE) meta sites allow posting Community Ads for promoting other SE sites (or site proposals) dedicated to more or less related subject matters. What is the (...
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Should this site have Community Promotion Ads?

I'm a fan of what's called "Community promotion ads" on SE sites. Such as the currently active version of it on Drupal.SE. Checkout this link if you're not familiar with such ads, to understand the ...
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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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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/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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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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How best to promote the DevOps site?

I've started promoting this site via LinkedIn by writing a pulse post, please do feel free to re-use the words, images and text anywhere you feel it would benefit from it. How else should we promote ...
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We are in public beta!

we have graduated to public beta (So, yayy!) Congrats to the "beta" badge winners, and also to the ones who "fulfilled" their commitment from Area51. Also, please share the posts which you think ...
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Could existing SE sites help inspire what we might ask here?

I keep struggling (and trying) to better understand what kind of questions would be a good fit (on topic, scope, etc) for DevOps.SE (and I seem to notice from existing questions and comments from ...
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Radical cultural change with strict adherence to tradition?

It completely surprises me, how a group of very strict StackExchange traditionalists, who want to adhere to every single rules to the letter, are trying to start a discussion about a radical cultural ...
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Should WinOps be a tag?

Per Wikipedia: WinOps (a portmanteau of "Windows" and "DevOps") is a term used referring to the cultural movement of DevOps practices for a Microsoft-centric view. It emphasizes the use of the ...
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How to properly ask questions with geographical limitations?

How do you ask question about resources that could have a geographical limitations? For example questions on Conferences, Seminars, University programs, etc. Questions like that can either be viewed ...
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How can we encourage Constructive Criticism?

How can we encourage users to use Constructive Criticism? It seems that some of the users, encouraged or excused by the StackExchange rules are primarily focused on Destructive Criticism, which ...
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Is 'Develoment support' excluded from DevOps?

The Area 51 question at "On why having a DevOps q&a website would be useful for many" is, IMO, the reason-d'être (reason to exist) for DevOps.SE. Especially this passage in it is so true: ... ...
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How do meta discussions lead to decisions?

Meta questions tagged with discussion, is an interesting tool to have .... discussions! But, similar to real world discussions, they should lead to some conclusion/decision. Be it by going for the ...
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How to handle questions where the answers may depend on the platform (OS)?

Consider the various answers to these questions I asked already: How to implement a frozen test environment? How to avoid continuous integration-caused instabilities in test environments? ...
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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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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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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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Are DevOps related questions about Software Escrow on-topic (or not)?

Software Escrow (SE) is about getting a 3rd party involved, trusted by 2 parties, where pieces of software components (Artefacts?) get deposited, with al sorts of "strings attached". If you know a ...
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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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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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Is asking for an explanation of DevOps-related terminology on-topic?

This DevOps site is amazing (I think). It continues to surprise me how many questions or answers contain specific terminology (DevOps related) that to me fit in either of these categories: I don't ...
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What are the criteria for a high quality question title?

While using the collection of SE sites that I participate in, I've discovered various reasons about why the title of a question is, IMO, extremely important. Just consider the very first feature you ...
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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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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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Rename feature-flags to feature-toggles?

The feature-flags tag appears to be about Feature Flag Toggles, also called Feature Toggles. I suggest to call a cat a cat, and rename this tag to feature-toggles
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Reputation # for closing questions

It seems that there is a slight problem with having the ability to close questions enabled to everyone starting from reputation 1. Since this is still a beta, and there are relatively few active ...
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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 ...