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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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How should we approach questions about a user's rant against a moderation action?

Although this site mainly caters to moderators, anyone is still free to contribute. A non-moderator may even have some good questions to ask. However, this may not always be the case. What if some ...
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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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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 ...