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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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Could someone create a `software recommendation` tag?

DevOps is about culture but is also about tools , I think this site needs to contains questions like "What devOps tools are available for ... ". Exemple from AskUbuntu.com A software recommendation ...
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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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Could someone create a `docker-compose` tag?

The question at "Why is one not allowed to use a Boolean in a docker-compose.yml?" is about docker-compose but there is not such a tag.
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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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Help promote this site for Drupal related DevOps topics?

There is a question on meta.drupal.SE about "Community Promotion Ads - 2017". Here is one of the answers over there (disclosure: it's mine), to recommend devops.SE for Questions related to "DevOps ...
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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 ...
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Opinions or not opinions?

During the (multiple) definition phases we discussed (quite) a bit about how opinionated answers would be accepted or received by this community. Was a consensus reached about this topic? Not aware ...
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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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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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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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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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AWS tag should be alias to amazon-web-services

There are two tags: aws and amazon-web-services. I think aws should be synonym of amazon-web-services (similar as on other sites). Is that right?
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What is the best way to close a question that is fully answerable with a single google search?

Some questions being asked could likely be answered with a quick google search, or just looking for the correct plugin. Is there a clear way we can mark a question to be closed while providing the ...
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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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Are questions about configuring some feature in some software on-topic (or not)? [duplicate]

I see several questions, related to "How to configure this software, this feature?". Should such questions be considered as off-topic (and closed), or not? I understand we want to concentrate here ...
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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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Shouldn't we rather answer/vote on answers instead of downvoting questions on devops.meta?

IMHO we should resist the urge of quickly downvoting questions on devops.meta and instead answer or vote on answers - so that the results of the respective discussions (if valuable, of course) remain ...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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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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Is uploading images on DevOps broken?

I just tried to upload an image in a question on meta.devops but it failed with: Failed to upload image; an error occured at imgur | Close Is there something specific that needs to be set up for a ...
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