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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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Is it OK to edit a question by only adding a tag + very small formatting change?

I answered this question and thought it'd be better if I add headers tag, as it's clearly about HTTP headers. While editing, I also made the following minor changes: http --> `HTTP` - because ...
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is the following question appropriate for WPSE

I have a question that I would like to ask on WPSE, but fear that it leans towards the "Bad Subjective" end of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective spectrum. So, I thought I'd ask here whether it would be ...
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What to do with a late answer which is identicall to the accepted asnwer?

I am new to review system and in general I find it difficult to make the right choice. I came up to a situation where a new user post his/her first answer. The answer was identical to the accepted ...
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Can I ask a question about a wordpress plugin?

The plugin has zero documentation. I need to figure out how it stores information so I can program a way to extract data from it that it's storing. It doesn't even have a page just a github which it ...
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Why my flag for moderator attention for a post was declined?

I flagged this question for moderator attention as I thought it to be off topic based on this Help Center article. More specifically, the following point: generic server configuration and ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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I have resigned as moderator

A year after I was elected as moderator it turned out it was not for a year. I was stretched thin and threw a fit in the mod room. :) Still somehow I went on to serve as a mod for nearly five years ...
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Will the REST API kill us with language

I see a lot of crazy stuff lately that doesn't look like PHP. I assume it's because we now accept calls outside via JSON. What is acceptable anymore?
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Happy Late New Year! Here's Some 2016 Numbers!

Happy Late New Year everyone! Had to wait for Hats to finish so we knew who the true winners are :) 2015 "stats" for comparison. Traffic In 2016 The WordPress Stack Exchange had 23.3 million page ...
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How can a low-reputation users deal with duplicate questions?

I discovered that my question has been asked nearly 20 times (literally) since 2010. I spent an hour reading and categorizing the questions and found 4 distinct approaches. No question covers more ...
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A tag for priority

I just asked this question about dependencies and priority of a hook. Although there is a tag for wp-dependencies, there is none that refers to the parameter priority. I think this is an important ...
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Is wp-cli now officially on-topic?

I doubt this will be controversial, but I figured someone should ask what the community consensus would now be. :) Our current position on wp-cli is probably well summed up in this post by Rarst: ...
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Answering questions from the comments

What would be the best practice? You answered the question and then in the comments section of your answer you see another non-related question. What do you recommend to do? I would define a non-...
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Can we add “no research” flag, or this can be achieved otherwise?

I saw questions with no or almost no research effort. Can we add "no research" flag on those questions?
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Is there a WordPress document on how to set up on this page?

Is there a clear answer to a question that asks "how to install WordPress?" or is that kind of question on-topic here?
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What happened to the “hot” button on the questions menu?

I only just started using this forum, but I am confused. I liked that there was a button on the question page for "hot" questions (alongside other kinds, like "active" and "featured) here: https://...
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Benefits of asking on Wordpress Stackexchange instead of Stackoverflow?

In related questions, people agree that all WP-related questions should go into this forum, not stack overflow. But the fact is that there are 100k 'wordpress' tagged questions there, with more ...
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Can I ask non-development and how to question here?

I have non-developer questions in the following area: WordPress security WordPress Maintenance WordPress How to I wonder if this forum is the right place to ask. If not, where should I post ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication

I just noticed that we're involved in the Project Reduplication of Deduplication initiative, along with only 10 other sites! Open to close voters only, you can now help Stack Exchange and the ...
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Appropriate content

I've just had my account blocked from asking question for 2 days due to a post which got down-voted (about making WP CLI work properly on Windows). I'm confused. I was told in a comment that WP CLI ...
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Encourage the newcomers

I would like to ask is if is a good practice to encourage the newcomers. This would be: simple pointers, to analyze more and improve the question quality provide links to some rules words of ...
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Restrict the scope of the tag “wordpress-version”

We have banned the wordpress-$number tags a long time ago. Unfortunately, many askers are using the tag wordpress-version now as a replacement. Most of these questions are not about versioning, they ...
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Allow comments for low reputation accounts

Does somebody see any legitimate reason to avoid low reputation accounts to comment OP's question ? I personally don't see any problem if StackExchange allows already low rep accounts to post answers. ...
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Are philosophical code-related questions allowed/welcomed?

I've only recently started making plugins and themes for WordPress. So far, I've been able to find most things by doing a google search, and getting the plugin to do what was intended has not been a ...
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How should I word my previous question

I have a question regarding my question being flagged for being off topic. I was asking where I should put a piece of code into my wordpress theme, and it was locked for generic code. I was not ...
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How should I ask a follow up question about an answer from someone else's post?

I have a question which has already been asked by someone else in a previous post. An answer was given in that post (by @Tim Malone), and I have attempted to implement it. But it is not working as ...
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Thanks for Participating in the 2016 Community Day

Thanks for participating! Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in Community Day! It looks like we answered around 42~ questions and closed around 111~ off-topic questions which pushes our ...
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WPSE Community Day!

Thanks to the positive responses to holding Community Activities we've decided to get the ball rolling and start things off with some local site maintenance. Maybe not the most interesting of events ...
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How are older questions with an answer not accepted resolved?

For example, this question was originally solved by the OP, which they put within their question. I took the liberty to separate that as an answer. Since this question has been essentially resolved,...
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Why are my flags for comments being declined?

I was under the impression a comment was temporary. That said comments that do not add value to a question or answer that are of age, typically longer than 6 months old are to be flagged for removal. ...
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Monthly Community Activities!

Some other Stackexchanges run weekly / monthly Community Activities and we thought it may be a cool idea to try out here. There isn't necessarily a schedule involved yet but we want to crowd source ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

WordPress Development's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Can we migrate plugin suggestion requests instead of closing?

My understanding on the migration policy from site-to-site is the site that a Q&A would be migrated to must be graduated and the question can not be older then a few months. That said, when we ...
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2016 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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Please reconsider what is an acceptable question

Per What topics can I ask about here it is not acceptable to ask: questions concerning third party plugins and themes This restriction should be reconsidered for these reasons. Plugins ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This is like what we've done during the previous election. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Link only answers from mods caries more weight

I was flabbergasted to see that a mod undeleted his answer which was deleted by another mod as poor quality due to the answer being a link only answer. IMHO, this answer is nothing better than the ...
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Complete reference for scheduling

I see there are many questions and answers about scheduling. So I decided to create some sort of reference question that explains every bit of scheduling in WordPress. Is it even correct to create a ...
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What did I do wrong with this answer?

I really don't take "down votes" personally but do try to use them to learn how I can improve. I'm relatively new here and want to give back a bit to other new members when I can help answer a ...
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Do we need an iframe tag?

Following up on this little discussion with @toscho in chat I went through the first 50 most relevant of 800 questions that contain the word 'iframe' and found there a actually quite some questions ...
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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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What naming convention should we use for tags?

As some of you have noticed I am busy cleaning up the tag database, removing meaningless ones like showcase and challenge, retagging the relevant posts. In the process @toscho and I ran into a bit of ...
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Should we reorganize the Off Topic review section?

Currently, when we flag questions for closing because they are off topic, there are five possibilities to choose from. These five also lead to messages under the closed question. As a reminder: There ...
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Excluding Meta-Commentary From Tag Wikis

Thanks to some very helpful users, our tag wiki is becoming more and more populated with informative descriptions. A trend I've been noticing though is adding terms like off-topic to certain wiki ...
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Mention users in post

I was just wondering that when someone mention username in post like here does user get notification about this? Or mentioning with link do that ? I got mentioned few times but I never got any ...
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What is the policy on moderator elections?

While browsing through all the site's possibilities I found that there seem to be irregular moderator elections. Last time was 2014. This makes me wonder if there is any policy: how often are there ...
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Giving the site design an overhaul

Many of the recently graduated StackExchange sites have attractive designs. Here at Wordpress.SE, while not as plain as the beta sites, we don't have a whole lot of branding. Knowing how easily I am ...
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Script that downloads, installs and activates WordPress plugins!

I've been working on a script that automatically downloads, installs and activates WordPress plugins. I wanted to share it with fellow users. Here's the solution I came up with: HTML: <input type=...
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On or Off topic: Is wordpress good for such a type of site

I'm wondering if a question like this would be on topic, or would be better suited elsewhere: I want to make a site that has this and does this. Is Wordpress a good or okay choice for this?