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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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Are Product Recommendation questions on topic?

Most SE sites I participate in have sections in the help documentation and close options to make "product recommendations" off topic for the site. These sorts of questions are often opinion based and ...
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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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VSTS has been renamed to Azure Devops

The meta.SO has already addressed the proposed resolutions, but I think the outcome should be reflected here to avoid confusion. https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/373920/vsts-has-been-renamed-...
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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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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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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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Assessing DevOps & Data Science and vice versa topicality

First, to review the definitions from Wikipedia. DevOps - DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The main ...
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Is this Q&A in scope of this stackexchange?

Is this Q&A in scope of this stackexchange site? On one hand it could be the case as, but on the other hand it is really about how to create a graph based on database records. From the latter ...
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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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How to check what was the previous tag and why it has been removed?

I am sure that back in the day I added tags to the following questions: https://devops.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/untagged It looks like that these have been removed as they have only the ...
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Is it acceptable to post someone else comment as an answer to increase the percentage of answered questions?

So now and then, I check the unanswered tab to see whether there are unanswered questions. A couple of them contain comments that include an answer. For some of the Q&As I have asked the person ...
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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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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 this a question that would be better suited as a community wiki? [duplicate]

Regarding the question: What are must-read books for DevOps engineer to become a true expert? I see its being down voted, and I can understand why. However, I personally feel like this would be a ...
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Please Add a VSO Tag

Should there be a tag for VSO. My organization exclusively uses the Microsoft stack and so I have questions I would like to tag with VSO to indicate that I'm using Visual Studio Online, as opposed to ...
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Disagreement with the closure of "can you use DTR and UCP with Docker EE basic?"

Earlier today I asked the question Can you use DTR and UCP with Docker EE basic? I can see why it'd be a grey area on this site. But without an on topic or don't ask page, I can't see what this site ...
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Would it be possible to close questions because of insufficient research effort?

On serverfault it is possible to close questions due to insufficient research: Requests for product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they attract low quality, ...
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Could someone add k8s as a synonym of kubernetes?

I tried to add a synonym, but only admins are allowed to do that.
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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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Request for application tags (Flask/Redis)

I have a question about my DevOps stack exchange post: Should worker processes of web applications be placed in separate containers? Flask and Redis constitute important aspects of the question which ...
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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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Should this question not be protected?

In my opinion this question should be protected as this is a high valued one and the other answers hardly add any value.
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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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Is RPA (Robotic Process Automation) a topic for DevOps? (and so on-topic here)

It seems like that automation is possible not only through intelligent scripts but through software robots as well. They call it robotic process automation. Robotic process automation (or RPA) is an ...
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What to do with Questions that remain unanswered while they have already been answered?

Although the user indicated that this question has been answered and was asked to post an answer this question keeps on returning into the unanswered tab. How to prevent that this list is growing and ...
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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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Are questions that are related to raspberry pi in scope of devops?

Are questions that are related to raspberry pi like this one in scope of the devops stackexchange site?
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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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According to the review bar there should be a number of posts that require review, but that does not seem to be the case

According to the review bar there should be a number of posts that require review, but that does not seem to be the case. When I click on 7 then an overview of posts is shown, but none of them ...
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Could someone remove the meme tag?

When to use the tag "meme"? The meme tage has been removed from the questions. Could someone remove this tag?
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When to use the tag "meme"?

Some questions contain the meme tag. What does this tag mean?
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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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About badges for recurring visits and mobile application

About the enthusiast and fanatic badges that you obtain visiting this site daily, doas anyone know if the visits made using the mobile application counts like a visit?
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Add an off-topic close reason for generic programming questions

Currently, when flagging or voting to close a question as off-topic, you see two options: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While ...
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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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How does people directly get above 100 rep immediately?

I have seen some users here that are new and haven't posted anything that is, no user activity. How come these people have reputation of above 100 without doing anything. I found this while I was ...
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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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Are questions on Developer Experience off-topic on DevOps?

Is Developer Experience (as related to the culture DevOps facet I suppose?) off-topic here? Examples: Would the strategy/methodology to qualify the level of Developer Experience significantly differ ...
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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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