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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 ...
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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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How can we improve our site tour?

Our site tour is currently generic, using the audience and topic description from Area 51 without customization. I also noticed that the on-topic list there includes "Specific issues with building, ...
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community-building tag

Now that our community is named Community Building, we ought to revisit the community-building tag. (SE doesn't even allow creating a tag that matches a site's name; this is only able to exist ...
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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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What are the differences between a 10k user with “moderation tools” and a community mod?

I'm working on putting together an analysis of the governance structures of several communities that operate largely on self-governance, as we look for ideas on how to turn more of the running of our ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the scope of this site?

There are a number of discussions indicating the scope of this site is wider than it seems. Should we change our name [Redux] Should we change our name to make implicit that our scope goes beyond ...
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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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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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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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How can I remove my account?

I accidentally signed up for Moderators Beta - I was just trying to log into another site. How can I delete my account if I no longer want it?
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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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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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Is this place going to be another form of meta.se? [duplicate]

I find myself asking questions regarding the ettiquite of editing, close votes, etc for Stack Exchange, which is already ontopic at each of the stack exchange's metas, as well as on meta.stackexchange ...
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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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tagging questions from the users' perspective

If questions from the users' perspective are acceptable, how should they be tagged? I was about to ask a question from a user's perspective and there doesn't appear to be a tag for that yet. I was ...
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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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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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Can we kill [bad-moderation]?

The tag bad-moderation sounds vague and judgemental. What exactly about what happened is "bad"? Shouldn't a tag for that be used instead (like bias, in use on at least one of these questions)? In ...
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Merge [rules] into [policies]?

policies currently has two questions and rules has four. These don't seem sufficiently distinct to me. Can we either clarify the difference (via tag wikis, please) or merge them (and create a ...
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What's the use and meaning of the [moderator-relationship] tag?

I'll put it right out there: I don't think this is a useful tag. I think its meaning is unclear and I can't imagine ever wanting or needing to use it to filter questions. That being said, what does ...
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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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Where is the line between product development and community development?

The site is "for people building, administering, managing and cultivating digital communities." Part of building and cultivating a community includes how to grow and develop the community, but this ...
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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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What should our logo and site design look like?

I haven't seen it asked yet, but question #6 on the 7 Essential Metal Questions of Every Beta What should our logo and site design look like? This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit ...
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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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Should these two tags be merged?

Currently we have a law tag and a copyright tag, currently the law tag is being used to ask about content copyright, and the same is the case with the other tag, to me both don't need to be on here ...
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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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Should we handle business decision questions?

This question How can I cover costs without enraging the community? doesn't seem to me to be about site moderation. This seems to be more of a business model question. Is this on-topic here? Note, ...
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Merge chat-rooms and irc-tags

I don't think, we need a real distinction between general chat-rooms and irc-chats. Both work different, but IRC is technology how to set up chats but the kind of IRC chat is not so different to other ...
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Should we come up with tag standards?

When providing an answer to this question, I noticed that we have a variety of tagging methods going on. Some examples I found: moderation-bullying vs moderator-selection. Should we be using a common ...
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How do we promote our site?

Currently, we have a strong user base with a very high number of Stack Exchange moderators. However this site is not intended just for covering moderation issues relating to the Stack Exchange network....
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Should tags contain the word 'moderator'?

It seems to me that tags like moderator-selection can be renamed simply to selection without being ambiguous, and avoiding redundancy. Similarly, moderator-teams can become teams, moderator-elections ...
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Should we handle "How To deal with" Questions?

I've only been looking at the questions on the main site for a few minutes, but an awful lot of them seem to be geared toward discussion - aka "opinion-based" questions. Most of them start with "How ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Should we accept questions asking for advice on pending moderation actions?

Normally I'd wait for an example question to pop up before starting this sort of scoping discussion on meta, but in this case it might be in our best interest to set a policy beforehand. This site is ...
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Should we have a "this is a request for external resources" close reason?

This question about finding anti-spam tools for a smaller system has just been posted: How do I identify spammers? I've voted to close, with a custom reason, that it's off topic because it's a ...