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Should we downvote (on meta)?

The Stack Exchange system lets you upvote answers you like, and downvote answers you don't like. I think nobody has a problem with upvotes, they feel like a pat on the back for good work. However, ...
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How will the WordPress Foundation's new Trademark Policy affect this site?

In case anyone missed it Matt just announced that the WordPress trademark has been transfered to The WordPress Foundation. My question is how will the new trademark policy affect the name of this ...
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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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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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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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Should we place '@' before each username?

I noticed that some of us prepend every user name, in questions, answers or comments, with an @. In comments, this notifies the first user mentioned, so one @ is useful. I'm not so sure about the ...
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Should questions that need to be edited be flagged for a moderator?

If users without enough reputation points to edit a question see a question that needs to be edited should they flag the question for a moderator to edit? In this question which originally contained ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Should we allow general PHP/CSS/HTML questions if they're contextually related to WordPress?

Sometimes, people will find their way to WordPress Answers and will ask questions that are only tangentially related to WordPress. "I'm having trouble using ____ PHP function in my functions.php file!...
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Should we Ask for Reasonable Consistency in Style for Things like "WordPress" (vs. wordpress, Wordpress), etc.?

Question: Should we publish style guidelines for the site and when not followed make edits or should we let people choose to write in whatever style they prefer including non-standard casing of ...
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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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Question/Answer Freshness as WordPress Evolves?

I wanted to bring up the topic of the questions and answers as they relate to specific WordPress releases. Since we're discussing a specific product rather than a topic, our information has a greater ...
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When will our pro tem moderators be put in place?

A thread was started to nominate temporary moderators. It received a (fairly small) bit of attention, but now that we've nominated and voted (however little) on them, how are they given moderator ...
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Are any affiliate links appropriate/allowed?

I recently answered a question, and included a (fully disclosed) affiliate link in my answer. Prior to doing so, I checked the FAQ here, and found nothing, so I checked the main SO FAQ, and found a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tag renaming from plugin-reccomendation to plugin-rec

Like it has already done on other stack sites with webapp-rec and game-rec I would like to suggest use plugin-rec instead of long form plugin-reccomendation. What do you think?
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Placing own code snippets as questions

Should we encourage people to show off interesting code snippets here? With the flexible nature of WordPress, you sometimes can do nice things with a few lines of code. Currently, we one see them if ...
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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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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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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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How should we tag questions about specific plugins or themes?

If I have a question about the TwentyTen theme, or the WordPress.com Stats plugin, should I label them [themes] [twenty-ten] and [plugins] [stats], or [theme-twenty-ten] and [plugin-stats]? I like the ...
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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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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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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: Wrong ...

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