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What is off-topic for the DevOps

Don't anticipate problems. This site is only 45 minutes old and we've already started a thread to decide what posts should be closed here. I can understand the desire to get to work trying to ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

I nominate Tensibai for Moderator Pro Tempore. Tensibai has been quite active here since the start, both on the main site (with 27 answers and 2 questions) and in meta (12 answers and 2 questions). ...
THelper's user avatar
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Defining site on-topic scope in help center?

Not yet. The scope of the site is still in flux; establishing what sorts of questions "work" here is something that time and experience does a far better job of than anything else. For now, ...
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What should the name of our main chatroom be called?

I think we can all agree: ChatOps :)
Dave Swersky's user avatar
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Should we start moving on-topic questions from SO and Serverfault to here?

Unless dev ops questions are explicitly deemed off topic on those sites, we have no cause or right to remove content from another site… along with the reputation/ownership that goes with it. ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Should we start moving on-topic questions from SO and Serverfault to here?

No. Sites can, and do, exist with overlapping scope. Migrating here, especially at this early state, is premature. We should let this site grow on it's own content.
Andy's user avatar
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Why are people restricting broad questions on culture and process?

People (moderators have a diamond next their names) are not moderating culture or process question per se. They are moderating too broad questions. There's is reasons for this, a question aimed at ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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Shouldn't we vote Q's & A's more?

I'd revise your statement slightly: shouldn't we vote on questions and answers more? [in either direction!] The oft-quoted blog post for this is Vote Early, Vote Often, and the advice really is ...
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How can I improve a question about comparing technical solutions?

Stack Exchange works really well when you ask very specific questions about a problem you encountered in your day to day work — something that can be at least somewhat definitively answered as ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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What is the best way to close a question that is fully answerable with a single google search?

Be careful about rubber-stamping questions with vague statements like "this can be found in a Google search" or summary accusations like "lazy question" or "not enough ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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What is the best way to close a question that is fully answerable with a single google search?

Lazyness on the question or its answer being on a google search means the question should be downvoted (not useful), not that it should be closed. RTFM/Not enough research/lmgtfy reasons have been ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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Do we want to "set the tone" with "jenkins" questions?

As long as the questions show good research and some level of expterise, I don't see the problem. Though the rate at which the questions are being asked would seem to indicate that they aren't as ...
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Do we want to "set the tone" with "jenkins" questions?

I don't feel so, Jenkins is widely used as an orchestration and build tool. That sounds perfectly on topic. The beta just opened, it sounds logical an influx on question about widely use tools come ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats you both :) You'll have more l'attitude to continue the good work you've been doing on moderating this site. Take some time to get accustomed to the TL, the place is a bit shaking lately ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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Burninate [continous-integration]?

Burnination requests are not necessary when the tag is an obvious misspelling and the number of questions is small. Simply edit the question to fix the tag, and at night an automated clean-up script ...
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Are DevOps related SW recommendations on-topic (or not)?

There are three potential pitfalls with these questions: No actual problem to be solved. This is a show-stopper: if there's no problem to be solved, then how does anyone know if they have a solution? ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Specific Contributors driving away Community Expansion

As one of the early users of the site, and the person who has seen the largest increase in reputation in the last week I am making the assumption that you consider me to be one of these problem users. ...
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Close reason as belongs to ServerFault and SuperUser

We can't setup migration path during beta phase but diamond moderators can migrate a question to any site. I assume the proper path would be to VTC with a custom reason and flag for moderator ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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Time to step down and let this be

You will be sorely missed. I'm sorry the volume of clueless questions has worn you out. That's totally understandable. Hopefully we can bring out more of what you were hoping for in the community. ...
chicks's user avatar
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Are questions about ECS a good fit?

As long the question is clear and helpful for others and it's not too broad, you're welcome to post your own self-answered questions. See: How to ask and self-answer a correct, high quality Q&A ...
kenorb's user avatar
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Is self-answering questions by linking to your own company website allowed?

Well, if we go by the Stack Exchange definition of spam, neither of them qualify (and spam flags on those posts would likely be declined): Spam is an unsolicited commercial advertisement. We've all ...
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Rename feature-flags to feature-toggles?

They could also both exist, as synonym tags: What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work? If we have to choose one of them (as the main and/or only tag) my vote goes with your feature-...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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Do we need a question to define what is behind the term "DevOps"?

I tend to agree, although there are some reservations which need clear answers to really make it work well. For example, when eventually a question like "What does a DevOps engineer do all day?" ...
Evgeny Zislis's user avatar
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Should we allow or ban version tags?

Jenkins 2 bring a far different approach than previous Jenkins release did, I think Jenkins 1.x is still there for a while as porting jobs is not that easy. So for this specific case I'd vote yes ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Notes: I think I would be a good choice because I have experience with maintaining, and help maintain several sites. This also includes several private beta SE-sites (where I have also fulfilled my ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

About He often helps improving questions/answers on drupal.SE, via actions such as: Add comments to clarify questions. Edit question tags to correct the tagging. Edit posts to fix typos/grammar, or ...
Adrian Cid Almaguer's user avatar
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Should WinOps be a tag?

As this is already a devops-related site, having a tag named windows should specifically mean the same thing as Winops (acc to the definition in your question). Also, it would be more easy (and less ...
Dawny33's user avatar
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Should this site have Community Promotion Ads?

Unfortunately, Community Ads on this site aren't available until graduation. In keeping with your feedback, we’re considering laying out the mechanics of graduation a little differently in the coming ...
Aurora0001's user avatar
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What is off-topic for the DevOps

I assume I can extract from my answer on Area51: While a question is on topic here or not would be quite easy to guess, for how I see it it would be question about near anything as long as it's ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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