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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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Inaccurate close reason

When opening the close dialog and selecting "off-topic", this is one of the close reasons: This question does not appear to be about building, administering, managing and cultivating digital ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Support following users

I suggest that users be able to follow other users so they can see useful, and or fun things that user posts.
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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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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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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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Why can't I propose an edit on this question?

I wanted to edit the tags on this question, which is open, not locked, and not community wiki. I have under 1k rep so (now that we're in public beta) I know my edit would have to be reviewed. That's ...
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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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