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What is the [participation] tag meant to describe, and how is it different from [user-engagement] or other tags?

The participation tag has no tag wiki at the moment, but it currently appears on 23 questions. It seems to relate to participation in a community by members of that community in a very broad sense, ...
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Is self-promotion on-topic?

I've seen a few questions that don't seem to be about building communities but, rather, are about building readers or customers or are about making a stronger personal presence on social media. I ...
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Is this group dead?

There doesn't seem to be much activity in this group. Not sure what is happening in the background or whether moderators or interested people have left or something. Just wondering.
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Are questions about creators on-topic?

I am a creator of a project and I want to ask a basic question: how to give it free to everyone and still have a sustainable living from it. I suppose "give it to everyone" can be understood as "...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Community Building's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Community Building Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 15 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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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, ...
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Is this 'technical' question about syncing on-line content on-topic?

The question Strategies for keeping multiple platforms in sync? is about syncing between social media platforms. Answers could include not just technical solutions, but also workflows (it is asking ...
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Is there anything in place to attract back past members of *this* community?

It seems this site is down, maybe short of questions. I have a few question to ask here. I've started with one question at first. But how people could be notified of that question, if noone anymore ...
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Are questions about managing virtual personae on-topic here?

In this question on Meta SuperUser the OP wonders if his SuperUser question on Best Practices for managing virtual personae is in the right place. I was wondering: would the question be on topic on ...
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Can I ask about how to advertise for a community event?

I've been asked to help with advertising a food festival at a community religious institution on social media. I've got a question about ways we can approach that optimally, but wasn't sure whether ...
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Do you want to cover your head with festive headwear?

It's almost winter time (for those in the Northern hemisphere) and with that comes festive head wear. Winter Bash 2016 will run from 19 December 2016 up to and including 08 January 2017. Leader ...
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Can i post a helpful tip for other Communitys?

I want to ask something, I posted a question which a answered myself. The question was "What Online-Community Roles can I have/will be essential/needed?"(just my expression) So I answered it myself ...
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How do we build the Community Building community?

Our small community here on Stack Exchange has some excellent content and some knowledgable, helpful users. But we're not thriving, and have been struggling for a while. I really, really don't want ...
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Are “physical communities” different from “local communities”? Do we need disambiguation of terms perhaps?

I like this question: How to organize a solution to a problem in my local community? I'd love to see us talk more about local community and neighborhood organizing. In this case the questioner is ...
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What causes “-1” to reputation score in questions that are trending in downvotes?

I've noticed a few times that I'm getting -1 to my reputation score particularly related to questions and answers that are trending negatively in down votes. In these cases, I have commented on the ...
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How can we get more questions like the one about villages monitoring well water levels?

How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their wells? Really super interesting question, and a way I think we might want to figure out how to increase our community's scope and ...
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Tags: negative-attention, backlash, and mistakes

I just created negative-attention for the two Streisand-effect questions (1, 2). I looked at our tags first and saw mistakes and backlash. Neither has a wiki, and the questions on each seemed ...
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What can we do to increase questions and traffic? (6 days since last question)

It's been almost a week now since someone has asked a question. I think this site is a good concept and I've enjoyed the questions. I'm not sure what we all should be doing to help.
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Is moderation of debates in scope?

Having listened to some debates (if it matters, a specific example would be "Intelligence Squared" podcast in UK or US), I have some question about them, including moderation involved. However, ...
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Let's make some ads for other sites, 2016 edition

Last year we made some community-promotion ads to run on other sites. I don't know how successful they've been in drawing traffic (obviously we still have growth challenges here), but it seems to me ...
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Do you hate hats?

It's that time of year again - WinterBash. This event will run from 14 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. Individual users who don’t want to participate, don’t want to see hats, and/or are generally ...
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Best of CommunityBuilding

This is a place to collect CommunityBuilding success stories! Did CommunityBuilding help you solve some real problems you faced in the context of your own online or real-world community? Are there ...
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How big should audiences be?

Let's take a look at these two questions. https://communitybuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/1254/what-topics-do-academians-tend-to-be-attracted Is there a better platform for online communities ...
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Is asking about the audience issue in blogging on-topic?

I want to ask this question: Which donating service should I use for my blog? Moreover, I want to have an opinion about my claim makes in the proposal of Blogging. I'm sorry that I didn't ask you ...
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It's been a year!

Congratulations everyone. We've made it a year! In that year, we've had over 300 questions and more than double that many answers. We've provided answers to nearly every question on that site. Only a ...
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Remove the tag [forum-software]?

The help center's list of topics specifically excludes the technical platform/software - it says If yours is a digital community, please avoid asking questions about a technical feature of your ...
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Proposal for community curated resource questions

Community Building is an inexact science. There are helpful resources scattered throughout the internet, books and personal experiences. I'm proposing that we allow a few, predefined questions where ...
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Make [users] into [members]

It was suggested in the chatroom that many of our users tags should be renamed to members. I feel, "members" makes sense, especially as we consider all the areas we cover for community building. ...
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Drop “users” from some tags

I think there are a subset of tags that we can make easier to use by dropping the "users" portion of the tag. I propose the following: user-retention be renamed to retention (16 existing questions) ...
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Let's talk about our tags again

This may turn into a series of Meta posts. This is part 1. The first round of tag improvements took place back in February. One of the responses from that discussion mentioned that our tagging ...
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I'm not a fan of [discussion], are there alternatives we could use?

I'm not a huge fan of the discussion tag. There are only three questions tagged with it. Is the idea of crowd-sourcing moderation duties a reason to prevent automated processes from helping?: This is ...
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Are questions about how to setup a community considered off-topic?

I have a question about how to setup a community. It's not so much about managing or moderating a community, but rather about the best way to 'create' a community. Are these kinds of questions ...
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Why we're stuck growing

So, I was wandering the site last days, weeks, months. I've seen many questions regarding building or managing communities, I've seen many answers which are helpful, I've seen the same users over and ...
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Why Hasn't This Site Been Merged or Closed?

The stats for this site don't look very good: after 235 days in beta, this site has .3 questions a day (that's one question every 3.3 days) and 27 visits a day. These numbers may not improve: while we ...
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Shopping questions on Community Building?

In the context of How to leverage reputation systems of other communities to encourage participation in your own, related to this meta question: Should this site cater to those trying to build ...
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Topic Challenge: Transitions

It's time for another Community Building Challenge! After a couple months without a challenge, I think it's time to have another one. This challenge will revolve around transitions. No community ...
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Should we change the short introduction of this site?

In the list of all site of SE, there is a one-sentence introduction of this site: Q&A for community managers, administrators, and moderators I just have joined this site yesterday, so I don't ...
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Is asking about how to get information from a specific site effectively on-topic here?

An example question: Do I need to pay money to attracting people interact with me in language exchange sites? I'm a trivial user on the internet, who are not a mod or admin in any site except my blog....
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Are civics questions on topic? Do we cover government?

Recently a question was asked about law enforcement techniques that could be applied to cities and small nations. Are such questions about civics and government on topic?
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What is our tagging philosophy?

Tag taxonomy is hard, and no new site I've been part of has gotten it right on the first try. That's normal. We've now been in beta for a few months and have started to build up a hodge-podge of ...
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Let's talk about tag wikis

According to SEDE, we have 104 unique tags for our 244 questions. Almost one out of five of the questions is tagged with user-behavior and almost one out of seven is tagged with problem-users. Only ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Community Building Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Specific off topic close question for technical questions?

Even though technical implementation questions are off topic, we still have a few questions that deal with technical aspects. (List of all closed questions that aren't duplicates) Mods can add a ...
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Are site promotion questions on-topic here?

I'm a moderator on a site, and we have a specific (albeit common) demographic that's sorely lacking, and we'd like to attract that demographic to our user-base, obviously in a tasteful and ...
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Which specific questions should we promote on other SE sites?

This answer on the question about submitting community ads on other (graduated) Stack Exchange sites suggests promoting individual questions: We can probably get away with something non-picturey (...
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The help center adventure continues (Proposed: slight tour change, help center change)

(Continuation of How can we improve our site tour?) Our tour has been recently updated and it looks great! However, our help center is less than ideal with its default template being applied. What ...
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How 'bout some ads to submit to other sites?

Stack Exchange sites that have graduated can add community ads to the rotation of ads shown on the front page (that place where you sometimes see ads for random other SE sites). These ads are voted ...