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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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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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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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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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Should we migrate obvious programming questions to Stack Overflow?

This question How to print struct variables in console? is really just a programming question, even those the data that is being printed looks pretty devopsy. But as we know, there are a zillion ...
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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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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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What kinds of question are on-topic here? (The Help Center is currently silent)

At the time of this writing, the /help/on-topic page for the main site seems to only contain cookie-cutter text about what other network sites might be suitable for questions that are off-topic here (...
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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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Proposal for mass-migration from StackOverflow?

I'm going to propose that we request for a mass-migration from StackOverflow here, specifically, any question which has one or more of these tags, and no other tags not listed here, [terraform] [...
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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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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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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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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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What tag should be used for tools that harden the platform like ChaosMonkey?

According to Wikipedia, ChoasMonkey is used to test resilience of IT infrastructure. What about creating a resilience or resilience-testing tag? Note: in the mean time this tag has been created and ...
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Reasons why users join the site but do no ask many questions?

My own experience is that I've started joining Q&A sites mostly to post questions. Though, I kept asking more questions. Therefore I wonder that we have quite many members, and still growing, but ...
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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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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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Risk assessment of getting closed during Beta?

I've come across a closed SE site for startups with the claim it was not active enough during Beta. Comparing it to our site stats (as of Jan 05 2020) gives an unpleasant feeling. Could we be ...
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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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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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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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So what topics can I ask about here?

There's a help page titled What topics can I ask about here? here. The page tells me: Not to ask questions that have already been asked That I can answer my own question That my question must be on ...
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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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DevOps job role's question got closed?

After the question about job role boundaries of a DevOps engineer has been closed, I'd like to share that I feel a strong disagreement and disharmony about that. Indeed, the question is not of a ...
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Can we create tag [ipfs]?

I'm becoming more active in the community and that comes from being atm working with IPFS and some other devops/sysadmin tools. Generally speaking I see tasks related with IPFS in Ethereum community ...
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Should [cicd] only be used when a question includes both CI and CD explicitly?

I came across this question about a GitHub action in a monorepo and it was tagged with cicd and continuous-integration. Because it involves GitHub actions, it naturally involves CI but not necessarily ...
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Merge DevOps into ServerFault? (polite for: close down DevOps SE and find the best SE for the freed Q/A?)

There are few questions from users >200 points on DevOps. There are on the whole 5000 questions, and new questions get few views and few answers. I thought using DevOps SE would be better for ...
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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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Please create tag for [aws-ssm]

May we have a tag created for [aws-ssm]? I asked a question relating to AWS Systems Manager here, but I can't create a tag without enough reputation. Ansible to get AWS SSM Parameter Store and fail on ...
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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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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

DevOps Stack Exchange's second pro-temp 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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I will be inactive for at least one month [closed]

I will be inactive for one month after reading this Q&A https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/392867/2777965 and perhaps I will leave SE.
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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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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 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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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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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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How does a beta StackExchange site become non-beta? [duplicate]

What are the parameters which are taken into consideration when deciding that a certain site is needed?
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What to do with questions that do not get any answers?

At the moment there are 391 questions without answers, see https://devops.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=mostvotes&filters=noanswers According to https://stackoverflow.com/help/no-one-answers ...
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What does the community think about requesting SO and SF to include DevOps to one of the migration options? [duplicate]

I created two Q&As to ask SO and SF to include DevOps to the migration options? Does DevOps community agree with this? I think that this could increase the the number of questions that are asked ...
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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 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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Tag suggestion: webhook

I was surprised to find there isn't a webhook tag on the DevOps site. Is this something that should be added? A webhook tag could apply to many existing questions, including: Jenkins GitHub ...

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