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Should we try to avoid a Stack Exchange bias?

Only a few questions have been posted so far, but already several have references to Stack Exchange. Obviously, many of the users on the private beta are Stack Exchange moderators, so I expect we will ...
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Who moderates the moderators? These guys!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the unofficial pro-tem moderator nominations meta post! Throughout the beta, we need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, ...
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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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Should we restrict to only digital communities?

Our "elevator pitch" statement is: building, administering, managing and cultivating digital communities Should we be limited to only digital communities, or can we also ask about offline (non-...
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Who should be the Moderators moderators? [duplicate]

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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Should we change our name [Redux]

In previous conversations, the community has mentioned that the scope of our site appears to be restricted because of our name. In these conversations there have been a few suggested alternative names:...
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Is our "apparent" scope too narrow? How do we grow this site?

Back in August our top user asked how do we step off this plateau? Now here we are, six weeks later: 68 days in beta 0.6 questions/day views/day hovering around 50 This is not good. They probably ...
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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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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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Should we accept questions about moderation issues from users' points of view?

The current wave of questions seems to deal mainly with discussing how a moderator can/should act in situations requiring moderation, for example conflicts. But of course, users are also involved in ...
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Changing the name of Moderators SE: the saga continues

I'm Pops, one of the Community Managers at Stack Exchange. A little while ago, the team got together to talk about your request for a change of this site's name. What we've heard from you is that you ...
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How do we step off this plateau we've reached and climb the next mountain?

We've been in public beta for a couple weeks now. I'm noticing a trend: Few questions. We started strong in the private beta, but we are currently at less than 1 new question per day, according to the ...
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Should we change our name to make implicit that our scope goes beyond mere moderation?

On chat per a moments ago, we were having a discussion about the choice of "Moderators" as our site name, and what implications does this have to our scope. Right now, the name implies that this site ...
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What are we going to do about the amount of discussion?

I've been watching this beta today, and reading the various questions that have come up, and I have noticed a troubling pattern. Many of the questions are attracting a number of different answers, ...
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Does CommunityBuilding.SE want to participate in Winter Bash 2014?

The year is drawing to a close and Stack Exchange is planning another Winter Bash (Winter 2013's link). We, as a community, get to decide if we'd like to participate in this event. This event will ...
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What should our chat room's name be?

Right now the chat room is just called "Moderators". Can we come up with something a little more clever than that?
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Should we use this site or meta.stackexchange to discuss issues with moderator tools?

Should we use this site or meta.stackexchange to discuss issues with moderator tools? Here the presumption is that the questions will be targeted and will not generally be challenged by non-...
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Community Building: Topic challenge ideas thread

Jon Ericson recently posted a Meta discussion about how boost the amount of questions on the site, and promote activity in topics that may otherwise receive only a small amount of attention. I've seen ...
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Can we use swearwords here for illustration?

In the question Automated word filter - Block or Edit the content?, both the OP and one of the answers seem to deliberately avoid swearwords. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Since this ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Which other SE sites are our natural affinities?

This answer rightly points out that part of what makes SE work is the multi-site aspect: experienced users on one SE site will naturally start looking at others too, and instead of 130 isolated ...
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What should we call our chat room? [Redux]

Our chat room is currently named "The Ban Hammer", which makes sense for a site called Moderators. But our name has caught up to our scope (thanks Pops!) and this chat-room name doesn't fit as well ...
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Are questions asking for information about top techniques used by major sites on topic?

This question was recently closed as primarily opinion based and too broad, however it does not appear to be either of those. The question is asking for clearly defined and measurable information ...
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Is the History of Moderation on topic?

This question refers to the rule "Don't Feed the Trolls". I want to know where this phrase originated (I know where I saw it first but I'm curious if that came from) Would a question like this be on ...
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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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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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How to deal with SE-centric answers?

I've seen that several of recent questions, which are generic, are attracting answers that strictly follows the Stack Exchange paradigm. I'm not saying that the answer is inherently bad, but gives the ...
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Are mailing lists on-topic?

Most online communities these days are web-based, and support editing and deleting community content (among other things). Before web fora there were (and still are) mailing lists, which can also ...
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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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merge [punishment-severity] into [disciplinary-actions]?

The punishment-severity tag has 5 questions and the following wiki excerpt (no wiki): Questions about weighting the severity of a punitive action against a user. The disciplinary-actions tag has 3 ...
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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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Please welcome your newest pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. As many of you know, one of your pro tem moderators recently left the team. I'm happy to announce that a great new pro tem mod has stepped up to fill ...
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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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What tagging guidelines do we want to establish?

Now that we have gathered some questions (and are closing in on the one-week-mark), it's time to evaluate the tags we have created. Some statistics (as of writing): We have created a total of 93 ...
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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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Should we encourage posters to at least state their background?

Here's what I see: In general, the current (spoken) opinions (link) seem to be that we should try and avoid a Stack Exchange bias, though most of the users here are moderators of Stack Exchange sites,...
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I'd like to ask a question about facebook group moderation

I'd like to ask a question about facebook group moderation concerns regarding minors. I'm concerned about where to draw the line for due diligence responsibility protecting minors in my moderator/...
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Topic Challenge: Non Digital Communities

I made a post seeking topic ideas for the challenge. Our inaugural challenge will be related to "Non-digital Communities". The goal of this topic is to build our base of questions related to ...
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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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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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99% of questions answered?

I was looking at the initial proposal for Moderators.SE on Area 51 and I saw the statistics. 1 question per day, 99% answered, .. wait, what? 99.9% answered? Oh no! There are no questions for me to ...
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Are "communication standards" questions on topic?

Referring to this question about "txt speak", is this on topic on Moderators? If not, is there a more appropriate Stack Exchange site that we could direct this type of question toward?
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Are questions about how to use moderator software / systems on-topic?

An answer to a question popped up recently that gave instructions on how to configure certain settings on PHPBB. https://communitybuilding.stackexchange.com/a/378/148 So, to preempt "How do I ...
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Are questions about legal issues off-topic?

The question What are the possible repercussions of either removing or ignoring potential copyright infringement on a site I moderate? was closed with the custom off-topic reason This question ...
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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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Are questions about setting up, or the design of, a system of moderation considered on-topic?

The question How do you moderate the moderators? Sounds to me more like it's asking how to set up a system of moderation than how to act as a moderator. Let's say a question like: "I have a ...
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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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Topic Challenge: New Users

It's time for another Community Building Challenge! Our winner this time is new-users. The idea behind this challenge is to expand the type of questions this tag covers. As it currently stands, the ...