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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...