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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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Dealing with WooThemes/Commerce Questions

If someone asks a question dealing with plugin X or Y, the default response is to ask if they've been to the support forums of plugin X or Y, as clearly those are the best places to get the answer. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Tag for off-topic subject: wordpress.com

So, we've stated explicitly that wordpress.com (use, setup, features, account, support) is off topic. Yet, we have almost 200 questions tagged <wordpress.com>. Should these posts be auto-...
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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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Should we always default to related Meta.SO answers to our own Meta questions?

Often, a question is asked here in Meta, and the initial answer begins with, "this question was asked on Meta.SO, and the accepted answer was..." (with a link to the referenced question. I question ...
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Should we increase participation on meta?

In a discussion about community vs. moderator decisions, MikeSchinkel made a valid point: "We don't currently have enough people here to get a valid consensus; mostly it's the 3 moderators and you and ...
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How important are tag wikis?

I think they are good thing to have, but as for their prominence they seem way on outskirts of the site. How important (visited, useful) they are to the site? How much effort should be spend on ...
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Are Amazon affiliate codes appropriate?

If someone asks a question and the legitimate answer is to list books like I did here is it appropriate to include an Amazon affiliate code or not?
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Asking questions re: plugin development critiquing

Is it considered off-topic in WP.se to post plugins we've created (or are creating) and ask for critiques, feature recommendations, likelihood of demand, etc.? I'm talking about plugins that haven't ...
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Extend FAQ to deny support for stolen/not-paid commercial plugins & themes

Note: I'm using the term »Software« for plugins & themes. Sadly we've lots of Qs like this one which ask for support for commercial »Software«. Most paid »Software« has support included or at a ...
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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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Problem WordPress StackExchange Email Notifications

I seem to receive email notifications from this forum a day or more late. Is this a problem with the StackExchange system, or is there a setting in my profile somewhere that sets a delay for email ...
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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 ...