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Rename wordpress.stackexchange to wordpresscore.stackexchange

"Wordpress" is too broad of a term when it comes to asking for help. Wordpress themselves segregate their coding standards based on VIP, CORE etc. This exchange should reflect this. I suggest we push ...
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Are questions about the reasons behind a decision on-topic?

I want to understand why Automattic developers decide to only allow a handful of tag in comment section, or making it more intuitive. Is that on-topic? This doesn't seem to be addressed in What topics ...
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Should questions about error 500 be duplicated to a canonical debugging question?

In a comment in How to make localized questions on debugging on-topic?, I'm suggested that the standard process to debug is to: disable all the plugins, switch to the default theme, then enable ...
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How to make localized questions on debugging on-topic?

The question Error 500 while updating plugins is put on hold for this reason: Questions that are too localized (such as syntax errors, code with restricted access, hacked sites, hosting or support ...
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Are woocommerce questions not allowed wordpress.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

One of my questions was put on hold here. stating that woocommerce questions are off-topic. But there are many questions(not asked by me) that were allowed. Take this for example If the above is ...
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How should I ask for best practices (or should I not ask)?

I would quite like to get advice on how to go about creating a theme that is as light and as fast as possible. Basically avoiding things that slow a theme down. I assume there are best practices and ...
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Meta vs Regular WP Dev community?

I'm only just now regularly getting into the dev communities for networking & progression of my learning. That having been said, excuse my ignorance; what is the difference if any between the ...
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How active is WPSE these days?

I've been wondering how active WPSE is now. Is it as active as this time last year, more active, or less active? Is there any way for me to find out?
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So, is WooCommerce on-topic now? I'm confused

After being told that categorically third-party plugins are off-topic I'm seeing a lot of WooCommerce questions getting bumped back to the front page by "community". Either the masters are no longer ...
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Scope differentiation between WPSE and SO

Back on Stack Overflow, lately I've been seeing more comments from users trying to steer questions to WPSE, even in cases where I tend to think these questions wouldn't really be successful here. For ...
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Let's talk about beefing up our help center

I've been looking at our Help Centre, especially the "how to ask good questions" page. Given that we direct new users to read it, shouldn't this be the very best it can? I'd like to help expand the ...
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Quest: Upvote good and under appreciated questions and/or answers

There are far too many (IMHO) solid answers without so much as a single vote. Likewise, many a decent example of a question with too few upvotes. The voting system is there so we can show people what ...
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Getting questions answered in less than a year

We tell users that WPSE will probably get better more WordPress oriented answers than SO but this, this, this, also this, this one too, and this are all zero answer questions on the first page of the ...
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Is our question guidance documentation broken?

According to our help page, only three things are on topic. Theme and plugin development (unless it isn't, see exceptions list) Development and management best practices (unless it is too generic) ...
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Would the community get behind a WordPress Hackers SE for otherwise off-topic questions?

It would seem that the consensus is "no" to having programmatical interactions with third-party plugins as on-topic. The grounds for this answer seem to be that knowledge of said plugins would be ...
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Proposal: Questions about programmatically interacting with third-party plugins (API) should be on topic

Currently, third-party plugins are considered off-topic for this site. There are solid historical reasons for this which make sense once understood. In all likelihood, third-party support questions ...
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Start over. Zero out reputations on this forum

I propose that this forum's reputation scores be zeroed out. SE could still post your old reps so that you could use it to apply for jobs, but we could start over in terms of leadership and moderation....
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Is the “off topic” debate on this forum a SE executive rule, or can the mods overturn the rule if they want to?

Woocommerce, Jetpack etc... These are WordPress features that Automattic simply spins off as separate products. The decision to put them in different brands is simply a marketing device. It's one ...
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How can we have totally new moderation leadership and rules?

I've been a WP pro for 10 years. I have never heard - even one time - a person verbally say something good about this site. It is pretty much universally reviled as being the domain of downvote cops ...
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How can I ask new users to upvote or accept answer?

I decided a few weeks ago to answer questions on the WordPress stack exchange. I specially answer questions from beginners, but it seems they never accept, upvote or respond to the answers I post. I ...
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This (seemingly simple) question has no answers. Did I ask it badly? I'd like some advice

When I first joined this SE, I struggled to get answers to anything. I think I'm most of the way over the learning curve and getting solid insights here (as I do everywhere else because SE has amazing ...
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Should these comments from ~ 7 years ago be tidied up?

I came across a useful answer on a question today and while I was there, I read some of the comments underneath. One of them, a reply from the OP, seemed particularly fitting for the 'It's no longer ...
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Are plugins hosted on wordpress.org considered third-party?

Following an interesting discussion in the comments under How can I set cookies on my posts so that I can get view count of that post I'd like to know if plugins hosted on wordpress.org are considered ...
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Why the wordpress development stackexchange group continue to be so full of useless cops?

I'm here since several years now. I pointed out several times how useless is to be so restrictives about 'offtopic' plugins questions. Wordpress plugin questions are not off topic here, they really ...
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Is there a chat room for Wordpress.stackexchange.com?

Some stackexchange sites like StackOverflow have chat page. Does WordPress.stackexchange.com have something similar?
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Is it okay to ask this question about best implementtion method?

I have read the docs regarding Asking a good question. I understand that questions should be "answerable". Yet, I have a question and I'm not sure how it will go down. A copy of the question post is ...
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Is WP-CLI on-topic or off-topic?

In an unrelated answer to an unrelated question one of our diamond mods stated that questions and answers about WP-CLI are off-topic. For example this one: wp-cli silently fails with error code 255 I ...
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How to handle serial downvote from diamond mod

Yesterday there came this question: Gulp in Bootstrap child theme. I flagged it for being off-topic and provided a helpful link in the comments. One of our diamond mods provided an answer to it. I ...
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Review tasks and Plugin promotion

I was completing some review tasks for both Late Answers and Low Quality Posts. The same user's answers were coming up in both queues, so I looked at their profile (as they are a new user) and it ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

WordPress Development's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank ...
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How do we nominate other users as moderators?

I understand that the 2019 Moderator Election is currently in the nomination phase, but the only information I found related to nominating relates to self-nomination. How do we nominate other users ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

WordPress Development is scheduled for an election next week, April 1st. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Can questions be asked in another language alongside English?

I couldn't find anything in the help center here about this and I was wondering if it was against the rules or not for people to post questions in a foreign language? What about if they posted in ...
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What's the best way to provide quality answers?

I'm looking for some advice on providing good quality answers without reinventing the wheel every time. I have noticed a lot of solutions require the question author read and understand documentation ...
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Cannot accept answer?

A user commented I am very grateful, it works correctly but I can not give you a public score for not having 15 points on my profile. On my answer here. Is this correct, or are they ...
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Spelling on “Help Center > Asking”

On Help Center > Asking there is: try StackOverflow ... administration - try ServerFault ... try WebApps That should be: try Stack Overflow ... administration - try Server Fault ... try Web ...
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Is there a sister / referred forum for more general “process” questions?

I know opinion based questions are not reasonable here, and definitely understand why. My question is do we have a different site that I could go to in order to get opinions on a development of a ...
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Line numbers removed from answer

I provided an answer here that included line numbers, such as: 1 <?php 2 3 apply_filters( 'the_content', function( $c ) { 4 // blah 5 } ); I came in today to find a message about an ...
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I was banned from asking although I have a positive score here

Today I wanted to ask a question, it turns out that I was banned from asking and the only way to regain the ability to ask again is to improve my existing questions. I have a positive score here, ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Misplaced “Tools” link on the Review page

The "Tools" link on the "Review" page has been misplaced for some days or even weeks now. It was on the left side before and looked just like the "Review" link, and now it is on the far right side and ...
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Looking Back at 2018 - Numbers and Info!

Welcome to a new year! Shoutout to all of those who participated this past year one way or another. Your contributions continue to make this site a great resource for WordPress information. Previous ...
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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, ...
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end “shopp”ing: eliminate the tag "plugin-shopp'

I propose the tag "plugin-shopp" to be eliminated (I don't know if you can use here on this Meta the term "burninate" like on Stackoverflow). The tag's wiki says it is off-topic. It has currently 1 ...
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What is short-url/address for wordpress.stackexchange.com?

With what short-url can we access this website (rather than typing wordpress.stackexchange.com in address bar) ? Any official short-link there?
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Improving a question closed as duplicate

I have a question which was closed as a duplicate. As I see it, the accepted duplicated asks the how, whereas my question is about the why. I've tried to improve the question a bit. Is it still a ...
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Am I not understanding the “Unsung Hero” badge?

I was at first hesitant to ask this question, but I did see a related (yet much older) one here in meta: Is there a bug with Strunk & White badge or am I not understanding it?. However, if I turn ...
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Let's kill “best-practices”

Whenever I see the tag best-practices, I wonder what it is good for. No one is ever asking for a mediocre or even worst practice. We expect all answers to show the best way to solve an issue. It ...

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