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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Update our FAQ and abandon theme/plugin recommendations

We've had the discussion about what is on-/offtopic in chat and different other channels often enough. And we know one thing for sure: Plugin/Theme recommendations are (almost mostly) »shopping ...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Design for the official WordPress.SE site

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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Are WordPress.com questions welcome?

This was discussed in the definition phase of this site, and now again when we are defining the FAQ. Since discussing it in the comments might be a bit limiting, I pose it as a separate question: ...
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★ A better name for our site ★

Currently our question header states WORDPRESS ANSWERS but in our FAQ, filed under "How to ask", we can find the following important bit of text: What topics can I ask about here? ...
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Why [wordpress] tag on WordPress Answers?

Is there any special reason for its existence? I can't think of any use for it. What do you think? Am I missing something? https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/wordpress
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♥ Summer clean up ♥

A user just pointed me at our sidebar. It shows related questions and she wrote the following, complaining why her plugin recommendation-question was closed as off topic. ok, I dont want to sound ...
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Tag for WordPress 3

There should possibly be a tag to represent questions that that relate to functionality added or heavily expanded on in WordPress 3. What should we settle on? Personally I would go for [wordpress-3] ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Tag soup clean up

The following list contains tags for which I cannot see any practical use. They are way too vague, probably just meta tags. What should we do with those tags? body bulk-import – we have also bulk and ...
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Is MikeSchinkel a company?

Based on his activity, I have come to the conclusion that MikeSchinkel must be the anonymous facade of a company. It must consist of at least: One developer thinking up the solutions One UI person ...
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Our wooes and future of platform plugins at WPSE

I think that after fair amount of time (well over a year) and discussion it is clear that "Woo issue" is not going away. However after spinning it in my head for a while I think we might be having ...
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How do we keep low quality questions from polluting this site?

Stack Overflow is so successful because hardcore programmers and IT professionals ask and answer hard challenging questions that are interesting to their community. If someone came in and asked a ...
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A guide to moderating wordpress.stackexchange yourself - close voting

Ninefingers posted this incredible useful text over at meta.crypto.stackexchange.com. I’ll just copy it.
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This site versus [wordpress] on Stack Overflow

Which questions belong on WordPress Answers but not on SO? Which questions belong on SO with a [wordpress] tag but not on WordPress Answers? How can we keep the experts here instead of on Stack ...
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WPA Community Blog

I saw on Twitter (1, 2) that there would be some interest in expanding Blog Overflow to include WPA. :) I originally intended it to be a place for a WordPress Answers community blog but got ...
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Adopt a tag! Help to keep our site clean

Our tags are a mess: many questions are tagged wrongly, and many tags are too similar or meaningless. Some time ago, I cleaned up the tags wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Since then I check those ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

We need to come up with things specific to WordPress that need to be mentioned in the faq. If you look at SuperUser's FAQ, you will notice that it lists things that are on topic and things that are ...
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Site Name - The (Unfortunate) Sequel

EDIT: Let's try this again (again). We're about community, and this one's been passionate about its needs. Please go check out the third (and hopefully final) chapter in the naming trilogy. Both the ...
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Make WooCommerce questions off topic

Let's move on We already had one meta question by Tom J. Nowell asking how we should deal with the woocommerce questions. It had quite some traction and support. Now I'm polling if we should update ...
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Site Name: The Final Chapter

UPDATE: The new name is live in the header image!! It'll be updated in various text sections shortly. Original post follows. Let's be honest, Empire was awesome, but the middle part of a Trilogy ...
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When and how should I edit questions and answers?

From the first day on I can edit other peoples questions and answers. What is a good edit? Why and when should I do it?
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Convince plugin authors to do their support here

Looking at the top 1000 plugin authors, how many of them have no good support mechanism and would like to "move" to the WordPress Stack Exchange to do most of their support? This would mean more ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Lots of Questions, LOTS of Good Answers, but not as many Active Users?

I dropped by Area 51 and noticed that there were some stats added to show how sites in beta are doing. WP does fine on mosts stats but completely drops the ball at number of active users. Twice ...
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Proposal for “Canonical Question and Answer” to address “Duplicate Post” issues

I know we've already had a question about duplicate posts on meta about it (the irony! :) but that question doesn't address the issue in exactly the same way I am wanting to address it: How to Deal ...
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Should we close outdated, abandoned questions?

Every now and then, someone asks a question specific to a particular version of WordPress. Many times, these questions are asked on Stack Overflow and migrated here ... the OP doesn't follow the ...
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What WordPress-specific information should we have in the FAQs?

There are bound to be questions that come up again and again ... some are basic how-to question (How do I submit my plug-in to the repository?) and some are more obscure question about the nature of ...
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QueryPosts.com lives

Long long time ago, on a meta right here - there were ideas about custom domain for the WPSE. Then the whole custom domain thing was scrapped and for that long time leading domain choice of queryposts....
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Let's get the unanswered rate under control

I'm relatively new as an active user here, so I'm still in the honeymoon phase where tackling 20,000 unanswered questions looks like fun. So, I thought I'd get together some ideas/tips/motivation to ...
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Are we doomed to mirror lack of experts in larger WP ecosystem?

Our answered rate is plummeting more and more obviously. I had trouble coming up with explanation, until I discovered in extended stats one metric that seems to correlate with it - how many new active ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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How can we better promote this site and attract more users?

I think we can all agree that this site is slowly becoming a great WordPress resource and I find it much more rewarding answering questions here than on the WordPress.org Support Forums. Some ...
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Welcome to The New Year WPSE, Here's Some 2015 Stats!

Traffic During 2015 WPSE had 21.6 million page views with an average of 434,000 views a month! Questions and Answers The highest voted question with 40 votes, highest voted answer with 60 votes, ...
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GPL, Copyright, and Code Snippets

About a week ago, I answered my own question on the WP Hackers mailing list by posting some drop-in PHP code (to be used either in a plug-in or a functions.php file). Today, I find out that someone ...
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Why are there minor.revision version numbers in tags?

I noticed there is a tag for wordpress-3.0.1 as well as wordpress-3. Is there any good reason for this really? Perhaps wordpress-3.0 and wordpress-3.1 but surely not down to the revision level?
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WooCommerce dumping its support here in a direct menu link

As of 2013-09-30 13:22:00Z the menu link at Woo site iscompletely removed. Related post: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/q/115966/12615 There, we come to know on the OP words that That's ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see the new design is live, which means WordPress.se has been officially launched, and is no longer a Beta site! Congratulations! Also thank you for the feedback on the design. I ...
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Old newsletter design

I just got our newsletter and discovered that it still has the old design and the even older name, besides the new name in the subject: Subject: WordPress Development Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, ...
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Hard Questions vs. Easy Questions?

How does StackExchange's mechanism address the difference between hard and easy questions? Honestly I want to participate in order to gain reputation but I'm seeing a big difference between the effort ...
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Good WordPress blogs for promoting this site?

What are the best WordPress blogs, that attract a wide and smart audience, which we would like to see participate on WordPress Answers? This is related to the blog proposal, I think we can realize ...
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Should we drop WordPress.com questions from the site?

In the past I supported answering WordPress.com questions here on WordPress Answers. However, now that we've lived with it a while I think our real value add has been to support the higher end users ...
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Automated down votes?

Two of my questions, each unanswered after eight months, were down voted within a minute of each other last night. I don't dispute the merits (or lack thereof) for down voting these questions. The ...
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A (syndicated) blog with the best of WPA?

When I read some of the answers on this site, they are practically independent articles on great WordPress programming. I think we can easily re-use their content to get a "best-of WordPress Answers" ...
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Fixing the new design

Many of you had concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community! So first, let's list what we need to fix: Color ...
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Why does stackoverflow have such an active WordPress tag?

The WordPress tag on stack is pretty active, and it also has some interesting questions that are sometimes technical. March 2012 Stat Compare (data.stackexchange.com) 461 Post where tagged WordPress ...
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Most Useful Answers: List Plugins, or Describe Methods?

I have seen several questions on WPSE that, in essence, solicit answers as follows: Use X Plugin Use Y Plugin Use Z Plugin (Reference this meta question for a discussion of just one of such ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is it possible to black-list/ban the [plugin-recommendation] tag?

I know removing it's not possible. But can it be blocked from being used? Case in question (check the edit history): How to add style to a string of text throughout WordPress website? Relevant meta: ...
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Are we permanently banning the [wordpress-x.x.x] tags?

First, let me be clear -- I am absolutely no fan of version tags. I think they're so dangerous that I am on the verge of banning them from the network on all SE 2.0 sites: https://drupal.meta....