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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 ...
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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 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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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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Can we use swearwords here for illustration?

In the question Automated word filter - Block or Edit the content?, both the OP and one of the answers seem to deliberately avoid swearwords. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Since this ...
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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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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 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 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 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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Am I allowed to discuss SE moderator tools here? [duplicate]

As an SE moderator, I'm not suppose to disclose the specifics of the mod tools. That said, if I have a general question about them, is that allowed?
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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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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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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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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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