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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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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,...
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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I noticed that the First Posts review has been replaced by First Answers and First Questions reviews.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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Moving Stack Overflow Feed In Loop Chat

Right now the stack overflow blog feeds into our stacks chat channel as messages, but they're big, rarely relevant, and drown out chat: So I've moved them to the ticker in the top left, are people ...
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Why does "Community" make old questions active again?

This is something I've noticed and wondered about for awhile. I see that the user "Community", which from what I understand is basically an automatic bot that scraps the site, sometimes makes ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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WordCamp Asia 2020 - February 21-23

WordCamp Asia 2020 ( Cancelled ) WordCamp Asia has unfortunately been cancelled due to health concerns. A post by Matt Mullenweg explains... I've arrived at the difficult decision to cancel the ...
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2019: 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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Rename wordpress.com tag

Questions tagged wordpress.com are off-topic, but people regularly miss-tag their questions believing it's a WordPress question therefore wordpress.com, not realising wordpress.com is a hosted service....
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Backing up in review queues

When reviewing questions in the queue, most specifically close votes, what happens if a mistake is made? I was reviewing a particular question that I fully intended to vote to close (it was clearly a ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I all of a sudden have this issue after the update to 5.3 today. After changing the sizes on all (thumbnail, medium, & large), my images are still being scaled down. The aspect ratio is the same ...
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How to ask off-topic questions: just award a bounty

Just saw this question WooCommerce Tax Filter Not Fired. It is about WooCommerce, so I quickly wanted to vote-close it as off topic but got a notice: This question has an open bounty and cannot be ...
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Modifying the "How to Ask" Box

Whenever asking a new question on the main site the users are presented with a simple box of information in the sidebar: Is your question about WordPress? We prefer questions that can be ...
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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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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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