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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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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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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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Book Recommendation Question

the question itself is quite broad Exactly. I have been repeatedly telling in chat and the site that Devops is a huge domain. So, there are hundreds of books which can be potential answers for this ...
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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 ...
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Are questions about configuring some feature in some software on-topic (or not)?

Absolutely. Software is a core component of devops - if this exchange is to be relevant to devops practitioners, we need to welcome software questions with open arms. Sure, "How do I copy files using ...
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Are questions about configuring some feature in some software on-topic (or not)?

I assume this will depend on the software and the question. Personally, I would let this space grow a bit more before we start closing those questions. Some tools, I believe, belong here more than in ...
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Is asking for an explanation of DevOps-related terminology on-topic?

I'm glad you've brought this up. There are two aspects I see about these questions: Are they on-topic? Yes, I think so. It'd be hard for me to argue that questions about serverless computing, feature ...
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Is asking for an explanation of DevOps-related terminology on-topic?

IMHO yes, they should be on-topic. I'll try to present my reasoning. They are DevOps-related to start with, which is what this site is about. There may be gazillions of answers out there, maybe a ...
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What is/should be our take about code-debugging questions?

In my opinion, it depends, on the code. If the code in question is about building an extension for one of the many DevOps tools that are on-topic and the problem at hand appears to be as a result of ...
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So what topics can I ask about here?

Quoting the tour: DevOps Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for software engineers working on automated testing, continuous delivery, service integration and monitoring, and building SDLC ...
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Book Recommendation Question

I don't think book recommendation are something to have, answers will become outdated and so we will keep outdated content. There's a large Q/A about this on meta.se, the problem has already be tried ...
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Can I ask a question about debugging problems in common DevOps tools?

I don't see why it will be off-topic on this site. Docker is well on-topic here, and is also a major Devops-related technology out there. (Psst, we already have 12 Docker-related posts and 9 ...
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Are DevOps related questions about Software Escrow on-topic (or not)?

As for any pay only software, with some luck someone with enough expertise may be able to answer your question. As long as the question describe a real problem with enough details and background I ...
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Are DevOps related SW recommendations on-topic (or not)?

No matter how much "I" would like such questions to be considered as NOT off-topic (= on-topic?), looking at it with a perspective like "Building a repository of high quality Questions and Answers", ...
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Are DevOps related SW recommendations on-topic (or not)?

I don't think a blanket correct answer to this question exists. Some argue that such questions are simply not a good fit for Q&A sites. That'd be a blanket statement. The very existence of ...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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Should debugging CI/CD problems caused by coding errors in the software product itself be on-topic?

Main problems with debugging questions are: They usually need a talk to narrow down the problem They're likely to become Chameleon Questions where solving first problem surface another and doesn't ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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What kinds of question are on-topic here? (The Help Center is currently silent)

The definition of the site is as cut and dry as the definition of devops. Which is to say, not very. It's probably easier to say what devops isn't. It is isn't logging in and fixing something. What ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Book Recommendation Question

I've struggled with this question and questions like it here on DevOps StackExchange. On one hand, this is exactly the kind of question that people new to DevOps will come here seeking to answer. On ...
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Are Product Recommendation questions on topic?

As far as I can tell we don't have a fixed policy, some questions may have definitive answers ("Which product may I use for configuration management on a sshless machines ?" for exemple have a closed ...
Tensibai's user avatar
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What is/should be our take about code-debugging questions?

I'd recommend asking separate specific meta questions (ideally referencing this Q&A for context and inter-linking) about each particular case, especially for the borderline ones, for example ...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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Is asking for an explanation of DevOps-related terminology on-topic?

I tend to be in favor of two kinds of terminology-related questions. The first are comparison questions. These are where there are two (or sometimes three) terms that, to someone reading their ...
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