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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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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