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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, although ...
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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 ...
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Spammers, Unregistered Users, User Names

Within the last half hour, there was some spamming on WPSE. The post were created by different unregistered users sharing the same name AirMaxUK. So far, all posts have been removed, one of the ...
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Why is WordPress Answers so unfriendly as compared to StackOverflow etc.?

I've only asked three questions here on WordPress Answers. I won't be asking any more. In fairness to the WordPress Answers Community, I'm stating why. In Area 51, StackOverflow, etc., I've gotten ...
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Make WooCommerce questions off topic

Let's move on We already had one meta question by Tom J. Nowell asking how we should deal with the woocommerce questions. It had quite some traction and support. Now I'm polling if we should update ...
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What about answers consisting (almost) only of a link to an external website? - or - 'How do I answer' section for the faq

I was wondering about (how to deal with) answers like Had the same problem. Here (random [external] link) is the solution. Firstly, I do not question the answerer's intention of helping others. ...
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Is it possible to black-list/ban the [plugin-recommendation] tag?

I know removing it's not possible. But can it be blocked from being used? Case in question (check the edit history): How to add style to a string of text throughout WordPress website? Relevant meta: ...
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I have a new plugin I'd like to share, what's the best way to do so?

I published a new plugin to the plugins repo that I'm rather proud of and think it will be extremely helpful to developers, and I want to share it with the WPSE community. Is there an appropriate way ...
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Users Answering Already Asked-Answered Questions Rather Than Community Moderating Them

For example: Resize uploaded images This was yet another variation on the "how do I regenerate my thumbnails?" question. It's been asked and answered ad nauseum, and I'm sure it will end up getting ...
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Please stop designing SE on Mac 720 inch displays

Most of the time, when I code, I work on a non-HD, non-retina, non-glitter, non-shiny, non-Mac Laptop. And honestly, how would I read the content when there's no space left for content?
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Alternative Format Options

At first: the possibilities to format a question or answer is fine. I like the markdown style, also the buttons to use it via click. But we use not only clients, there have all keys for format a post....
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Why so trigger happy on the Close button?

I've been involved with several other stack exchange communities but this one seems to close more questions, and quicker than others do. I'm not trying to spark any wars here but I am genuinely ...
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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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Yet Another Improperly Migrated Question

To wit: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/82306/images-appear-broken-due-to-timthumb-resizing I know that WPSE mods discuss migrations with other sites' mods before migrating questions to ...
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closed as not a real question? [closed]

On all the stack exchange sites I've seen "closed as not a real question" being way overused.... I found this question just a little while ago... I not only clearly understood what was being asked, ...
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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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What is a “Beginner” question and what is “Too Trivial”?

The WP community as a whole is fairly quick to abandon or close down questions it views as too-basic to address. Our site has been criticized as being somewhat hostile to "noobs" asking incredibly ...
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Should we retag basted on answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Retagging Questions Based on Answers If a question has an accepted answer that introduces a new topic to the question, should the question be retagged to accommodate this new ...
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My question was closed on wordpress.se

I am curious if anyone can explain how my question can be considered off-topic? Please also read the comments below it. Also, please don't just copy/paste from the faq, tell me how a specific part of ...
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How can celebrate the release Wordpress 3.5

3.5 includes a new default theme, Twenty Twelve, which has a very clean and New change is a completely re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries. What can we do to show our ...
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Prefixing function names

I have noticed that many people around the site, when writing PHP functions as part of an answer, prefix it with something like wpse_101042. I assume that this is to prevent duplicate function name ...
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What Christmas 'Easter Eggs' are On The Site?

The obvious stack exchange one being Winter Bash, but what other things might be hidden on the site?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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What type of machine is Toscho?

I think the poster in these comments might be on to something ( https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/75359/how-to-make-recent-posts-shortcode-carousel-posts-with-navigation ) when he alluded ...
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Asking Grammatical Questions on WPSE

Can someone please stop this insanity: What is the Plural of WordPress? It is out of scope as defined in the FAQ. It is not constructive, because it solicits opinion and extended discussion. IMHO, ...
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With shopping questions off-topic now, should the associated tags be removed as well?

After the recent change to the scope & FAQ of this stack, should the associated tags possibly be removed as well? plugin-recommendation (478 questions) theme-recommendation (19 questions) hosting-...
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Questions specifically asking for a solution “without a plugin”

Reference these search results: "without plugin" (27 results) "without a plugin" (84 results) "without using a plugin" (27 results) While admitting up-front that this isn't a huge problem, it is a ...
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Why was a question directly pertinent to Wordpress migrated off the site?

This issue is directly pertinent to Wordpress as it has to do with TwentyTwelve and will affect anyone using TwentyTwelve either now or on WP 3.5. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13282955/super-...
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Answers getting posted as comments

When browsing through the Unanswered Questions section of WordPress SE, I come across an overwhelming amount of supposedly 'unanswered' questions, which have actually have a perfectly reasonable ...
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Does Wordpress Answers also support BuddyPress and bbPress?

With some of the changes in the FAQ regarding plugins are we or do we offer support for bbPress and BuddyPress? As they both were recently switched to plugins for WordPress CMS. Reason for asking is ...
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Does this Topic need a Wiki or something? »What's the best way to move WordPress?« & »I moved WordPress and having problems?«

Just wondering if there is a better way to deal / manage questions about moving WordPress or users having problems with WordPress after they moved it from Localhost to new location. It seems to me ...
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Why is it so difficult to ask a simple question?

I'm sure this will get booted off the site also, but here it goes. There are plenty of options in getting help and answers to questions on the internet. The stackexchange network is a great idea, but ...
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Why was a question on theme terminology closed?

https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/67689/name-for-dates-stylized-to-the-left-on-main-page I don't know why my question was closed. It fits within the FAQ as being related to theme ...
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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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Cheaters detected

Two guys MONIRUL ISLAM and MD TOUFIQUL ISLAM are cheating by promoting each other. Take a look at their questions and answers: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/67601/i-want-to-add-a-...
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Plugin recommendation questions are off topic, but what about plugin recommendations as answers answers?

So we all know that links to a solution are lame. Links go away, so proper answers should summarize their content to future visitors. Today, I stumbled on this, which asks the same question as here. ...
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Let there be blog

It's been ridiculous for stack about WordPress to not actually have a community blog. I cited dire lack of human resources in the past, but we are slowly pushing past that. Also I am on sabbatical. I ...
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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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Isn't WordPress Answers meant to house all wordpress questions?

I am having a hard time understanding the policies of this site. According to this: This site versus [wordpress] on Stack Overflow this site's purpose and mandate is to be "the place" for Wordpress ...
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Update our FAQ and abandon theme/plugin recommendations

We've had the discussion about what is on-/offtopic in chat and different other channels often enough. And we know one thing for sure: Plugin/Theme recommendations are (almost mostly) »shopping ...
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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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Synonymize Update to Updates

I just noticed there's a updates tag and a update tag, both with similar question counts and (best I can tell, I'm not a Wordpress guy) identical meanings. Neither has a tag wiki either. Should these ...

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