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WPSE Scope: WordPress Development, Administration, and Use

So, let's try to hash this scope question out, once and for all. Clearly, WordPress development questions are in scope, and easily defined/identified. The real questions are: What is the difference/...
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How should we tag questions about the rewrite system?

We currently have four seven 10 tags that can cover the WP_Rewrite system: rewrite with 11 questions mod-rewrite with 10 questions htaccess with 1 questions .htaccess with 22 question permalinks with ...
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Why wordpress questions are not part of stackoverflow?

This is actually some kind of meta-question, but I couldn't find any other dedicated place to submit it, so it's here. I am just wondering: Why PHP->WD development questions are part of ...
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How to draw more attention to my question

I submitted a question 9 days ago. It has had 12 views in 9 days. How can I gain more views for my question if I don't have enough rep to post a bounty? Thanks.
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Questions Related to WordPress Plugins

I recently asked a question related to a certain WordPress setup, and was put on-hold with a statement that this is a third party question that is out of scope. I think this should be changed. ...
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Is there way to ask even opinion based or non programming question but if it is useful for WordPress Developers?

Generally opinion based questions and most non programming question are off topic here. Is there way to ask even opinion based or non programming question but if it is useful for WordPress Developers. ...
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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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Please keep comment explosions in check — rule of third comment

This was Nth time I got summoned to handle giant ugly devolved comment thread. So I feel some things need to be said (and discussed if anyone feels like it). I am very glad that we get more and more ...
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Could we get question block considered to be enabled for our stack?

We get a number of quite hardcore "help vampires" here, and I feel these users really get on peoples' nerves. Given that suspension is quite an extreme measure, we mods are hesitant to use this ...
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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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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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Are Commercial Themes/Plugins Too Localized?

For example: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/82571/how-to-restore-post-titles-on-archive-pages-after-moving-titles-above-content-si Looking at the code posted in the question, I really ...
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Are plugins planned to be added to core in or out of the scope of WPSE?

From my point of view, plugins developed as "feature as plugin" that are not included in the current version of the core and are planned to be added to the core at some point in the future, are out of ...
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Can we grant Gabriel 2K rep so his/her/its most excellent editing doesn't need approval?

@Gabriel does amazing work editing questions into shape - but I'm tired of approving his/her/its edits - is it possible for Someone to grant it/her/him the necessary rep so it's automatic??
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Adding tags should have a min. cap of 5k+

Currently we have a min. of 300 rep points, which is imo too low. In nearly every Q someone starts getting "creative" and adds a tag. Examples: headlineslider, flickr-slideshow-plugin, etc. This is ...
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What ever happened to the WPSE blog?

This was brought up a while back, WPA Community Blog, I think it's a great idea. I did not even know about stack blogs until I read the post today from thier "official" one. I don't really have a ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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What do we do with "hack core" answers?

Had an answer flagged today because it recommended hacking core. I will never recommend anyone hack core, and many members of the community have joined me in reiterating the reasons why it's a bad ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Should we email derelict drive by users ? With stats now

I think one of the reason we have so many unanswered questions is because vagrant users come by --> ask a question --> get answer and never bother to come back and understand/ know how to vote ( or ...
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For who's looking for plugin recommendation, should we suggest them to ask in Software Recomendation?

I just ask in the meta of Software Recommendation about the on-topic-ness of Wordpress' plugins, and their answer is yes. So should we suggest who are seeking for a recommendation of plugins to ask in ...
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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore

This community needs to contribute some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination should be a ...
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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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Should WordPress Answers be a "Solve my Specific Problem" site?

I just noticed a question that was about specific issues that one user was having with their code. The question pasted lots of their own code to which one user tried to help them and then the user ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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Commercial, non-GPL code: flag & support

The related Q In this Question on WPSE/WA the author asks a question related to the "PRO" version of a commercial plugin. The Problem The Problem that I have with the Q is that the "PRO" version ...
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New Profile Design

It seems like many of the other Stack Exchanges have adopted the new profile design ( Stack Exchange, Workplace, Arqade, Webmasters, etc. I think it's a pretty cool design and was wondering why we're ...
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What should our question title guidelines be?

Mike Schinkel made an excellent point on a question of mine recently regarding its wording. It didn't accurately describe the exact nature of the question, and rewording it has increased its value. I'...
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Moderated answer and the FAQ

Okay, so I had an answer on this question here. In that answer I referenced Chip's answer. The reason I mentioned his answer is because one of those plugins (Role Scoper) is a fine alternative if ...
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Why keep plugin-specific tags when all plugin-specific questions are considered off-topic?

There's several threads which seem to justify why Q&As for specific plugins / themes are harmful to WPSE, but all of the tags regarding specific plugins are still in circulation - is it not worth ...
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What to do with wrong answers marked as solution?

I more and more often get some answers marked as solution that maybe (or surely) not the solution for the problem. This happens to appear mostly on older answers. My current guess: It's users ...
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Tags are getting out of control - sky is the limit

The current situation Currently we got a rough number of 900+ tags. Which is much too much. Even with having this filter, it's more than anyone could search, as we have different variations of the ...
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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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Shouldn't notifications methods have some prominence in the FAQ?

Having the SENotifier installed, sometimes I reply in almost real time to comments made in Q&A. And feel it's a pity the other party haven't got an instant notification, so the problem gets solved ...
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Question about hacking core.

Reading this question on meta, I thought it would be a good idea to have a question about altering core, that can be referenced. The idea is not have answers simply saying this is bad, but I was ...
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Closing topics from new people

I was going through WPSE this morning doing my best to answer what I can and I came accross a few closed questions, mostly for off topic. Let me get this out of the way, I do agree with the scope as ...
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What to do with retaliatory down-voting

This might just be me over-reacting, so I wanted to post it up here quickly to see what everyone else thinks. From time to time, we might see what's regarded as a "bad" answer to a question. ...
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Why did the old questions get more upvotes?

Looking at the archives I just noticed that the early questions got much more upvotes than the newer. Why? I understand that the old questions had more time to get votes and that the majority of the ...
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Do more questions need to be closed?

Am I the only one that thinks the site quality would be higher if more questions would be closed? ps. I don't mean to offend the mods, it's a lot of work to manage, just wanted to get some input.
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What do we do with questions that have an answer in the question comments?

Take this question for example: Custom Permalinks for Blog Posts Only The first comment basically is the right answer. The question author goes on to comment to say if he does that it breaks a ...
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Graduate the site when 3.1 is released?

We are now almost at day 90 of our beta period, at there are no signs that this site will be shut down. Other sites "graduated" to a full site around days 90-110, depending on the pressure on Jin, the ...
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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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What Software does MikeSchinkel use to create his stunning screen shots and is it available for Windows?

I'm sure everyone has seen answers similar to this one by MikeSchinkel that contain stunning screen shots with drop shadows, nice clear bold text and non squiggly red circles. My screenshots never ...
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Should commercially promotional usernames be allowed?

I'm specifically referring to the user NetConstructor.com (although this may apply to others as well). They (he? she? it?) seem to be making a decent contribution, but judging by their username and ...
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Ethically ambiguous quesitons/answers?

There are two (so far) distinct topics that came up several times already and make me wary: scraping and syndicating of sites; PHP backdoors and kill switches. Both can have perfectly legit uses and ...
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Who (gets to) edit the FAQ?

Who gets to edit the FAQ? The FAQ currently says: If your question is about … Programming, ask on Stack Overflow. Networking, servers, or maintaining other people's PCs and contains no ...