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How to handle answers that look like AI generated?

A new user has posted couple of answers that look like to me that they were generated by AI. If I've understood correctly these kinds of answers are not ok here. What would be the appropriate way to ...
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Answers containing contact details

I found some answers containing contact details, such as email addresses. What are the moderation rules for them? Example 1
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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WooCommerce questions here and on SO: attempt to understand

Just want to ask: why WooCommerce questions are offtopic here, but absolutely OK at Stack Overflow? I would rather find more logical and expect a vice versa situation. According to this thread it is ...
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How has ChatGPT changed WP StackExchange?

Are there less complex WP questions being posted due to ChatGPT able to answer these? Are there more ChatGPT styled answers appearing? Has there been any other trends/changes since the release of ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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what site should I ask redirect questions?

I have a site I'm changing the domain and have questions regarding redirects. the site is wordpress but much of the redirect could be considered outside of wordpress. Where should I ask the question ...
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Are AI implementations allowed to use our content from this site without attribution?

Recently I was testing language models like ChatGPT with WordPress questions. It does well sometimes and doesn't do that well some other times. However, I've noticed, especially in the answers that it ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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When the question off-topic and not answerable without system access etc., can we offer our service?

Understanding that a particular question is off-topic while the OP is novice or need help, can we offer our service? Off-topic questions receive downvotes by moderators and mostly off-topic questions ...
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Why are WordPress open source free plugins questions not allowed in WordPress SE?

WordPress is an open source that's mainly well-known for the huge open source plugins ecosystem. I can understand, not supporting questions for paid plugins. But what about free open source plugins? ...
Álvaro Franz's user avatar
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Are Questions on Settings Adjustments in WordPress Core or Third Party Themes and Plugins Allowed?

I'm trying to find out how to display a line number next to my hundreds of posts in the back end so I can clearly see where I left off. Not sure if there is a plugin or if this would require coding. ...
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Why is WPSE the strictest SE community for accepting minor edits?

Every other community is happy to accept minor edits to grammar and wording that clarify questions (and often improve keywords). WPSE is the only community that regularly rejects my edits, and it's ...
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Update Community Specific Closure Dialogue Links from HTTP to HTTPS

All currently active Community Specific closure reasons use links that are http and not https. For example (non HTTPS links indicated with code formatting): Questions that are too localized (such as ...
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Should a tag be created for block themes?

There is currently no block-themes tag. Would it be good to create one, or is it better use the combination of theme-development and block-editor, or simply theme-development by itself? Just my own ...
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Why do I get a message saying, I am in danger of been blocked from asking questions, if I only asked 1 or 2 questions for the first time in months

Why do I get a message saying, that I am in danger of being blocked from asking questions, when I have only asked 1 or two questions, for the first time in months. In Stackoverflow, I also only asked ...
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Is it good practice to update screenshots of good old answers?

When commenting on this post I found another good post that partly answered the question. The related answer I found is - I believe - of good quality. However, it has an old screenshot that doesn't ...
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How can I know why I am blocked from doing questions in the wp development stack?

How can I know why I am blocked from doing questions in the wordpress development stack? When I have a question I make one, what is wrong with that? All the questions are just questions I have? So I ...
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No highlight for watched tags anymore?

I see the design of the WPSE homepage has changed—different display for question metadata on the side (eg # of answers, question score, etc). It also appears that the soft yellow highlighting of ...
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where do I ask questions about woocomerce code implementation and customization

I have some woocommerce related questions and I would like to send it to the comunity, it happens very often, can someone tell me the right place to make this questions
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why have I been banned from this account, my questions seem alright, and I even have 15 points. Is this a personal issue. who did this

I would like to know, who banned me from the account. I have not been rude or anything in my questions. Could this be a personal issue or something towards me. I have 15 points. So, I don't understand,...
Spencer Halstead's user avatar
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How to handle off-topic questions on the new First questions review queue?

I noticed that the First Posts review has been replaced by First Answers and First Questions reviews. I've reviewed a handful of first questions to see what the new queue is about. For on-topic ...
Antti Koskinen's user avatar
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Why Moderator will decide what is displayed in community forum?

I have just recently added a comment on a question that was something related to the problem I was facing. And then someone (so-called moderator) flagged the question saying it is like a commentary or ...
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Tag Gutenberg Questions with Popular Package Names?

How would y'all feel about tagging Gutenberg questions with some of the more popular package names? e.g. @wordpress/env @wordpress/data (synonym redux?) @wordpress/element (synonym react?) @wordpress/...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since none of ad proposals on this site made it past the score thresholds, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Searching for proper SE site to ask about suggesting proper B2B e-commerce template

I am searching for finding the proper SE site to ask this question: Searching for B2B WordPress template like Iranian divar.ir Website Thanks.
Soheil Paper's user avatar
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woocommerce-offtopic isn't working

In December Tom proposed changing the woocommerce tag to woocommerce-offtopic. After 3 months, I don't think this is helping. Without looking at any actual stats, I haven't noticed a meaningful ...
Jacob Peattie's user avatar
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Motion to have the close vote threshold lowered to 3

Related to the discussion How can we get more trusted users available to review close votes?, I motion that we should have the close vote threshold lowered from 5 to 3. With the lower threshold we ...
Antti Koskinen's user avatar
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Sites copying content from wordpress.stackexchange.com

I asked this question Why is there a listen port difference between docker image wordpress:5 and wordpress:5-fpm? then noticed the content had been copied to https://www.sebastianbuza.com/2021/03/18/...
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Is WP-Env on topic?

Normally I would declare this off topic, after all XAMPP or WAMP are off topic. But WP Env has been put into the official core repos, and given a very deliberate grey ambiguity by its developers as to ...
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How can we get more trusted users available to review close votes?

I've noticed that close votes seem to have an endless backlog. On other SEs, this does not seem to happen as engaged users that stick around end up with the 3k rep needed to review these questions. ...
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At what point will WooCommerce be considered relevant to WPSE?

There are still WPSE moderators aggressively closing or down-voting WooCommerce related questions, and various (vague) guidelines claiming that is is off-topic for this community. Why? WooCommerce is ...
Jesse Nickles's user avatar
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Are question about official theme's bug on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here?, questions concerning third party plugins and themes are off-topic. However, would official themes and plugins be so? Yes, because they are still distinct to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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wordpress.org tag

We have a tag for questions related to the wordpress.org site, e.g. the .org support forums etc, but people are using it to indicate they are using a self hosted site which is incorrect. Clearly the ...
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Renaming the WooCommerce Tag

Previously I suggested renaming the wordpress.com tag to wordpress.com-hosting. I consider that a successful change :) I suggest making the following additional rename: woocommerce to woocommerce-...
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Is BuddyPress Off Topic?

Is it off-topic? As a 1st party plugin I considered it on topic, however I see it being closed as a 3rd party plugin question, and there is no question to give an authoritative yes or no on the meta ...
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Spin off BuddyPress into its own SE?

BuddyPress is considered off-topic for WPSE. However, it is a big ecosystem in its own right and has a lot of third party development going on. Perhaps WPSE would be somewhat less overwhelmed if ...
Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt's user avatar
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How can we stop new users getting first questions closed without explanation?

It is no secret that I find WPSE the least pleasant SE going. I think it would go a long way to improving things if we found a way to make sure new user first posts that are closed are off offered a ...
Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt's user avatar
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Is it allowed to post a link when the solution provided works?

I asked a question that received an answer that worked. Am I allowed to post a link to my client's page, showing how the answer worked, in a comment, to the answer I upvoted, to help others who may be ...
Nora McDougall-Collins's user avatar
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Do WPSE editing guidelines align with the rest of Stack Exchange?

Hey folks and thanks for allowing me to contribute occasionally to this community! I have noticed recently that WPSE seems much pickier on accepting "edit" suggestions than other SE ...
Jesse Nickles's user avatar
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Is the linked answer spam or not?

Related to this previous meta question, Why were these spam flags declined? As I was going through the review queues, I flagged the newest answer to Export navigation menu as spam, but the flag was ...
Antti Koskinen's user avatar
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How do I select which answer to accept in this instance?

I have a question with two answers. The answer with the fewest votes directly addresses what I need to know to keep going but the most upvoted answer addresses further concerns that I would need after ...
Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt's user avatar
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How can I migrate this question?

I think this question that I asked ("How to reverse default [reverse-chronological] ordering of archive pages?") would be better asked on Superuser, with the words "Wordpress/Astra:" prepended to the ...
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Why were these spam flags declined?

From time to time I get flags wrong (I'm a fairly prolific flagger) but I was surprised to get two back-to-back declines from two of these Charcoal reports. The user was running around linking to ...
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Are we sending mixed messages with so many off topic tags?

I've been looking through all the tags that have posts (most having posts this year). There are very many that are automatically off-topic and more that it would be hard to make an on-topic post for. ...
Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt's user avatar
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Is it me or are most or all new questions "off topic"?

It could just be bad timing but it seems to me that almost all the new questions are third-party plugin or theme/CSS questions (all technically off-topic). What can we do about this and is there ...
Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt's user avatar
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First Post Review Display is Off

Anyone else seeing this? The First Posts review screen seems to be pulling in the header/footer into the review content. It doesn't appear to save, I just get "loading next item" forever after ...
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