There will be a video call meeting between us (moderators) and several Community Managers soon, and I'd like your feedback on things we should ask about. There is already a list of questions that will be discussed at the meetings and we can still add a few to the thread on the private team, but there will also be time during the meeting itself to discuss more things that weren't mentioned before.
Specifically, are there any topics you would like me to bring up or any specific questions you would like me to ask regarding anything to do with Stack Exchange? Feel free to include ideas specific to CGCC, but we must also remember that SE is going to prioritize decisions and topics that benefit the entire network rather than just one or a couple of sites, so if you have a way to extend some considerations to the whole network, that might get a better response (and I'll try to do the same with any questions specific to this site).
Of course, I can't guarantee I'll be able to ask all of them, and I can't promise I'll even consider them all; some I might silently decide to skip. However, this is a very valuable opportunity for moderators to directly discuss with community managers about things that matter to us and to relay things from the community up, rather than for them to relay things from the company down. Thus, I would like to know what the community does want relayed up, since the call is to talk about things that matter to us as moderators, and by extension to me, a large part of that is what matters to you.
Questions or topics should relate to things that are controlled by the network, the staff, etc (even if it's specific to this site, things like changing the help center, for example, are locked from us and so that is something necessary for the "higher ups" to consider that I can't do anything about); things relating to this site's moderation should just be posted on meta for this site's moderators to see.
Here are a couple examples of questions/topics that have already been brought up to give you a better sense of what we're looking for:
- Why are we still launching changes to the sites without discussing them with at least the mods first?
- Magic wand time: What would the CM team love to change? And is there anything you want to keep?
- In the light of recent events I'm wondering how the Stack Exchange Community-a-thon went.
Please post one topic/question per answer and vote on things you'd like discussed so I can get a better sense of how much the community wants each potential point of discussion to happen.
Finally, here's a question asked to us (moderators) that might help prompt some ideas that I'd be interested in seeing the community's answers to as well:
How can community managers better support you? We're not developers, so we can't fix bugs or implement feature requests. We are curious what non-technical support you would like to see from the Community Management Team. Should we write a community management course for moderators? Answer some questions on a child meta site? Adjust some site settings for your community? Please, tell us!