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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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Woo Tags Gone - Where to Ask Questions?

It looks like you guys have stopped supporting WooCommernce tags, and Woo Support doesn't seem to want to help unless you're a paying customer - so where's a good place to ask WooCommerce centered ...
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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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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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Can we have wireframes? Like on UX.SE?

One thing I really like on UX.SE is that you can add a quick sketch to your question or answer that shows what you thought about, what to expect, etc. In WordPress we often have that need, but need ...
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A dynamic community promotion ad for the current bounties

Apple folks were so kind as to share the following dynamic ad: Number live as of NOW at WPSE, UTC 2013-11-24 at 1:33 Yes, just go to any Stack Exchange site, open any post and paste the following as ...
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Why not all the Questions closely related to WordPress in StackOverflow migrated to WPSE? [duplicate]

As now on Bangladesh time 20:25, the topic/tag #WordPress in StackOveflow generates 39,820 threads. Why not they are migrated to WordPress.StackExchange.com to let them shed some light, not from ...
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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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What's the Questions Asked to Accepted Answer Ratio?

Usually on the front page I see most questions with definitive answers but some will never get accepted. I was just curious how many question we have versus how many accept answers.
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What to do with url-rewriting tag

For the initiative adopt a tag I decided to adopt <url-rewriting> and related tags. I've started yesterday tasting the territory and, really, it's a mess. I'm asking here to decide a rule I've ...
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If a WordPress site were a house, how would you define each component?

Several languages comprise a WordPress site. If you were to describe to someone using the analogy of a house, how would you describe each of these components? HTML CSS PHP SQL Javascript WordPress ...
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Why are old questions on the front page?

After answering a few questions recently I noticed that they were months, if not years, old.. which tends to mean that the likelihood of an answer ever being accepted is slim. Not that it is the end ...
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New Tag: Canonical

I just added a new tag: <canonical> The purpose is (hopefully) self-explanatory: to make it easier to find "canonical" questions/answers when linking duplicates or pointing users to best-...
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Rename the advanced-custom-fields tag?

I've been browsing topics on Advanced Custom Fields, and I notice the tag does not follow the trend of prefixing plugin-, as other plugins tags have done. Should we rename advanced-custom-fields to ...
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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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So… what exactly *is* on topic now? FAQ needs improvements

Similar, but not quite the same as this recent thread: Hidden on topic page. And of interest to me first hand, since my first two interactions with WPSE in years was actually two Qs asking for plugin ...
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Do we have a canonical WP_DEBUG post?

I've edited the title of the Q WordPress is giving errors after activating WP_DEBUG to something that I think is a potential Google search query. It was WordPress Error Need Help. I've just noticed a ...
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Querying all WPSE plugins

I'd expect that the search phrase "Plugin Name" produced a lot more of results: If we try to restrict by answers, "Plugin Name" is:a, there are even less results: 17. Why is that? My intention ...
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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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WPSE Scope: Minimum Competency Requirement

We often encounter questions (or comments/edits to questions) that are nothing more than PHP syntax errors that have not been properly debugged. (e.g. "I tried that, and my site went blank"). Here's ...
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What to do with misspelled tag names?

There are currently three questions with the tag cross-plattform. This should be spelled cross-platform, but that tag doesn't currently exist. What is the best way to handle this situation? I don't ...
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What is appropriate form for company employees to be involved on WPSE?

I got a private inquiry from hosting provider about having their employees involved with monitoring and answering hosting-related questions on WPSE. What are the appropriate way for employees to be ...
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Captial P dangit [closed]

...or why everybody who was against it failed. When Google agrees to even modify the string to fit the brands spelling, then you know it's too late.
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Closing behavior

During the last couple weeks I came across a considerable amount of questions that have been close-voted due to not being specific to WordPress. Approximately 9 out of 10 times I agreed in that the ...
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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 user - couldn't capable of commenting but can post answer

Particular to this thread, new user Manish couldn't comment due to his low reputation, but he had something to say about the question. So he posted an Answer like a comment. Moderation: Generically ...
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Why is Monday such a bad day for questions?

I guess everybody is aware of the type of questions we get on Mondays. Why's that? There must be some serious (scientifically founded) explanation to that.       &...
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How to unflag a wrongly flagged Answer or Question?

I wrongly flagged an Answer as "Not an answer". I know it's wrongly flagged, and will be declined. I found it in my flagged statistics. But can't unflag the Answer again. So, How to unflag a wrongly ...
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What if more than one answers are accptable?

We have one answer to be marked as Accepted now. In many cases there are two or more answers can be acceptable. Suppose a problem that can be solved either by the code-solution "A" or by the code-...
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Down vote is taking reputation down - why would I then?

Down voting are important- I know. Why? Because it'll let the moderators identify a bad question. Because it'll discourage the users posting bad questions. But where my reputation is earned with ...
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How to proceed on similar, but not necessarily 100% equal questions?

There are many questions that are more or less equal to ones asked before. Those often can be solved by the answers given on the alike questions. I'm wondering what is the right way to handle that. a)...
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Announcing WPSE-Question - how to encourage users to create plugins for questions

I recently answered a question on WPSE that the author was kind enough to bundle as a plugin. I realized that there was no way I would have gone through the trouble of answering this if that was not ...
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How to reply to declined flags?

I recently flagged a question and the flag was declined without explanation. The flagged question was clearly, from my point of view, a "do the job for me" question. Is there any way to reply to de ...
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What does it mean with 1+ Helpful flags in a person's own profile?

When I'm viewing a user's profile (i.e.: kingkool68), even a Moderator's profile (like Rarst), it's not there. But when in my profile I can see: helpful flags 21 Eventually I got that, it's the ...
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What determines whether or not a question is tweeted?

Out of sheer curiosity, I am wondering about the WordPress Answers Twitter account. What determines whether a question gets tweeted or not? I see that a tweet goes out roughly once every three hours....
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What do we do with questions that are PEBCAK

I see a bunch of questions where "Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard", and the user figures this out. Do we close as too localized ? Example: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Is this really a duplicate?

Yesterday, this question was asked: How to pass arguments to add_action() After I answered it, the question was marked as a duplicate to this one: Passing a parameter to filter and action functions ...
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Faving multiple chat messages

As some might know, we have LoopChat, which often features hilarious quotes. All those were extracted from our favs list - the "starred messages". But often "starred"/faved quotes get out of context ...
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Why is voting on questions and answers anonymous?

Wordpress Answers requires users to sign-in before answering a question or leaving a comment. But voting on questions is anonymous. Why is that?
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Would requiring new users to take a quiz on the FAQ improve question quality?

Was reading some of the other threads on question quality (I kind of like the idea about a mandatory advice page) and another on making WooCommerce questions off-topic (I like WooCommerce and ...
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What about putting a link to the wordpress survey on the site?

As many of you know the 2013 wordpress survey is now available here. I feel that it is important to take some time to answer as it can improve the software, I also see it as a way of giving back. I ...
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Deleted duplicate Question with valuable content

I've just learned that we can't vote to undelete if a mod deleted a Question: How do I rename the wp-admin folder with the admin_url filter? It's marked as duplicate of this one. But, ...
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What Off-Topic Close Reasons do we need?

Right now, we can use three custom off-topic reasons. This is what we have: Theme or plugin recommendation requests are off-topic as they're rarely helpful to others. For more information, visit meta....
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The namespace WPSE

I suggest the namespace WPSE for the code snippets we use in our answers. Namespaces are a feature of PHP 5.3; WordPress core requires just PHP 5.2.4 currently. But even PHP 5.3 development has ...
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Improving cooperative efforts to improve our answer rate

If you all are interested, I think we should find a way to combine efforts in answering questions by creating an indicator that "[screenname] is currently answering this question." Reducing ...
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Vote! The Great Chat Room Rename Project

It's been quite a while since our chat room started ( WordPress Answers Chat ) and it seems it was named near randomly Because it's what Mark called it when he imported it I believe Thomas ...
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Completeness of Answers

I had a general question that's come from comments on my answers from experienced users on the site, see User defined password at registration - registration email sends auto generated pass and Using ...
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Mark unwanted tags (such as plugin-recommendation)

In a comment to a plugin-recommendation tagged question @toscho advised a user of reading the tag's description when/before using it. This is, of course, a good advise. However, let's be honest, who ...
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Using comments to vet answers

Please refer to the comments thread in this question: Custom post type single-{custom}.php not working Visit the permalinks page (which will flush it) and check again. – vancoder 17 hours ago ...
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What does the “customization” tag represent?

I thought I'd spend some time filling in missing tag wiki information and came across the "customization" tag. Based on usage, I can't work out what is is supposed to represent. https://wordpress....
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Link resized images to their full-size version

The Facts Images inside questions/answers are resized to fit within the container width. Yet they are stored as is, meaning with their original resolution, for instance. The Question Why not ...