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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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What should the name of our main chatroom be called?

Every Stack Exchange site (Not all) main chatroom has a unique name that is related to the main site itself. for Example: SuperUser: Root Acess Gaming: The Bridge IOT: Chat of Things Unix & ...
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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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Shouldn't we vote Q's & A's more?

I don't think much upvoting is happening right now. Of course there are only around 80 questions at the moment, but if you look at Badges page statistics, it's not quite positive: Of 400 users, only ...
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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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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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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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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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Enable syntax highlighting

I'm trying to add some language hints for syntax highlighting to a post, but they don't appear to work. According to @JeremyBanks, syntax highlighting is not enabled on this site. On Stack Overflow, ...
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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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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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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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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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Burninate [continous-integration]?

IMHO we should burninate continous-integration (typo) to prevent its proliferation, correct one is continuous-integration It only covers one (on-hold) question presently.
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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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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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Do we want to "set the tone" with "jenkins" questions?

Seems to me that the huge explosion of questions about jenkins is not really the tone for DevOps.
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Are questions about ECS a good fit?

I'm quite knowledgeable about using Amazon ECS (container hosting solution) and I'd be able to write questions and answers (if required). What is your opinion on such questions? Would they be a good ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can we do to have more debates about devops.se policies?

Lately the engagement on meta.devops.se has been quite low, the last question where I would have hoped to see other feedback than mine is What is the cross posting policy on DevOps?. It only gathered ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is self-answering questions by linking to your own company website allowed?

A user has recently answered 2 of his questions by writing about the CI-software he sells and linking to his company website. One answer contains a disclaimer that he is the owner, the other answer ...
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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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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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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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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 (...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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posting scripts for the community

I have a powershell script that is useful for interfacing VSO builds/releases with jenkins. Is this something I can contribute to the community via a wiki or should I post this elsewhere?
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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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Tag synonym request: container vs containers

I do not have enough rep in either containers or container to create a tag alias, but IMHO it would be needed, hence this request. If this gets agreement it would be worthy to get it done earlier ...
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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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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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How can we improve our How to Ask page?

I've been crawling in the unanswered questions page for some cleaning and I did close a bunch of questions as unclear what you're asking. The notice for this close reason links to How to Ask and I ...
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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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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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