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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 '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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Should this site cater to those trying to build community platforms?

For example: If you're building software for chat, should you be able to ask on [moderators] about "how can I recognize that a person is likely coming from the same computer on an IP range to block ...
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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 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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Should we encourage asking targeted questions about specific networks?

For example, how-to on reddit features. I know this devolves into asking a lot of SE questions, as this is an SE site, but there's going to be plenty of times where some well-known community has ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Do we need separate tags for different sites?

I mostly moderate on SE and a little on another site, so I'm not entirely sure how moderation varies from site to site. Nonetheless, should we have separate tags for the "most common" sites in which ...
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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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Community Building doesn't exist in Data Explorer

"Community Building" doesn't exist in the data explorer. Instead it is still listed as "Moderators" Other (seemingly) related issues: Meta posts don't load from mobile apps Meta post oneboxes look ...
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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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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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Since the rename, posts from the feeds user don't have the same styling or all the elements

Adding on the previous bug reports, the Feeds user that posts recent Meta topics to The Town Hall, don't have the same styling or all the elements of previous posts. Example of how it looks now: ...
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Posts/comments don't onebox in chat

Some more remnants of the chaos Moderators SE → Community Building SE rename are still coming up, mainly for Meta CB. For example, there is an issue loading meta posts on the mobile app. Something ...
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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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What is the core mission of moderators.stackexchange.com?

What is the core mission of this site?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019: 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community Building missing from network profile

With the name change, Community Building fell off the "accounts" list on my network profile: I know Pops said there are a lot of places to update for a name change. Looks like this one got missed. ...
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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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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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