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Should a tag be created for block themes?

There is currently no block-themes tag. Would it be good to create one, or is it better use the combination of theme-development and block-editor, or simply theme-development by itself? Just my own ...
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Update Community Specific Closure Dialogue Links from HTTP to HTTPS

All currently active Community Specific closure reasons use links that are http and not https. For example (non HTTPS links indicated with code formatting): Questions that are too localized (such as ...
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Is our question guidance documentation broken?

According to our help page, only three things are on topic. Theme and plugin development (unless it isn't, see exceptions list) Development and management best practices (unless it is too generic) ...
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How can we have totally new moderation leadership and rules?

I've been a WP pro for 10 years. I have never heard - even one time - a person verbally say something good about this site. It is pretty much universally reviled as being the domain of downvote cops ...
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Is the "off topic" debate on this forum a SE executive rule, or can the mods overturn the rule if they want to?

Woocommerce, Jetpack etc... These are WordPress features that Automattic simply spins off as separate products. The decision to put them in different brands is simply a marketing device. It's one ...
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Start over. Zero out reputations on this forum

I propose that this forum's reputation scores be zeroed out. SE could still post your old reps so that you could use it to apply for jobs, but we could start over in terms of leadership and moderation....
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Is there a way to mark an answer in draft status so that the contributor can easily reference it?

I have a question about my WordPress Development Stack Exchange post: Pull the category name in category.php out of the loop It would seem that having the ability to mark a question or an answer in ...
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Do we need more entries in "This question belongs on another site..."?

Some of the questions I vote to close are under the "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" category. Currently I only have 3 entries to choose from: wordpress.meta....
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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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I think we need an ability to subscribe to a question

Right now when i see a question that needs more details, i ask the OP about adding some more details to the question, and he will probably add some extra details and then respond to me using @ in the ...
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Can we add "no research" flag, or this can be achieved otherwise?

I saw questions with no or almost no research effort. Can we add "no research" flag on those questions?
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Change reject edit message

no improvement whatsoever This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or ...
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Allow comments for low reputation accounts

Does somebody see any legitimate reason to avoid low reputation accounts to comment OP's question ? I personally don't see any problem if StackExchange allows already low rep accounts to post answers. ...
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How are older questions with an answer not accepted resolved?

For example, this question was originally solved by the OP, which they put within their question. I took the liberty to separate that as an answer. Since this question has been essentially resolved, ...
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Is there any shortlink for WordPress Development?

A user profile URL in WordPress Development is too long for sharing: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/users/[userid]/[username] I know it can be shortened up to the user id: http://wordpress....
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Auto comment on off-topic questions

Background With reputation over 3000 a user can cast vote whether to Close or ReOpen a question. I think the reputation, for a user, is well-enough understanding the site. Scenario In a systematic way,...
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Should we reorganize the Off Topic review section?

Currently, when we flag questions for closing because they are off topic, there are five possibilities to choose from. These five also lead to messages under the closed question. As a reminder: There ...
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Mention users in post

I was just wondering that when someone mention username in post like here does user get notification about this? Or mentioning with link do that ? I got mentioned few times but I never got any ...
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Is there a way to receive notifications from specific questions updates?

Sometimes, there are questions that let you really curious about what will be the final solution (if there is finally a solution). And I wonder if there is any way to subscribe to that question, and ...
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WordPress mini-logo looks like Wikipedia's "W"

I'm a regular stackexchanger of other sites, and I just want to let you guys know that the 'W' of your mini-logo that appears under the "Hot Network Questions" looks an awful like Wikipedia's "W" (and ...
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Can we make a page saying primary debugging in WordPress

Can we make a page saying the primary way of debugging in WordPress in brief? The disabling of all the plugins, The switching to a default theme, The turning of WP_DEBUG on, Then the enabling of ...
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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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Cut out off-topic questions - an idea

Scenario: On site review CLOSE VOTES everyday we deal with a lo-ooo-t of Third Party plugin/theme/product-specific questions. Most of the questions are closed because they are not in the scope of ...
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Migrating WordPress related posts from StackOverflow

I just read Question like this on StackOverflow: WordPress: How do I get all the registered functions for 'the_content' filter - StackOverflow and there are plenty of them, at least, on the #...
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stackoverflow tag?

A new question was just asked which is tagged with the tag stackoverflow so I visited the tag page, which has 12 questions. My question is, why do we have this tag. I don't see any relevance or need ...
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Better sample questions for our tour

Today, we noticed that our tour page showed a question about WooCommerce, tagged plugin-recommendation. Well … We can change the question and use one of a fixed list. But all questions in that list ...
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Enhanced sidebar: question-related information

The sidebar on WPSE is already providing a lot of helpful links and related questions. Nevertheless I would find it helpful to have some more question-related information (like the linked section). ...
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How to welcome new users on WPSE

Again and again there are people who are new, haven't read the FAQ and post off-topic or badly researched questions. I am not here to complain but to find the best way to help them while not telling ...
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Automatic information for Off-Topic/Low-Quality seeming questions

I do not know if other SE-sites have the same amount of Off-Topic questions, but I sometimes get really frustrated browsing through the questions. Just like the section "Questions that may already ...
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Get Updates on Favorited Questions

I'm not sure if this is a Stackexchange thing or a WP Meta question exactly but I was wondering why, whenever you favorite (click the star) on a question, you don't get alerts / notifications whenever ...
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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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Uncapitalized automatic comment for close-as-duplicate vote

Anyone else noticed the not capitalized automatic comment when voting a question to be closed as duplicate? possible duplicate of Title of the Original Question Here. Would it be too much to ask ...
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How to suggest a new tag name but with less reputation

I was thinking to suggest a tag name in the WP Answers community but it seems like I don't have the privilege to do that. So if I have some tag that I think is good enough to be added, where can I ...
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Can we gift users rep for answering a question that should be deleted?

A short while back I asked a ridiculously simple question and it was marked as "On Hold - Off Topic". Looking at it I realized I should have known the answer, but as I tried to make clear I was having ...
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Removing unanswered questions

Often, we come across questions that do not have answers or more than a few comments for the question. Sometimes it seems like they are abandoned even by the user who asked the question. So in those ...
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Buggy behavior when turning ignored tag into synonym of favorited tag

I just wondered why some plugin-related questions were grayed out, while I even chose <plugins> one of my favorite tags. I then took a look at the favorite and ignored tags, and found <...
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Why there is no "minor edit" checkbox like on other wikis?

Most of the wikis I've used have "minor edit" checkbox which you can check when you're editing post. When you check it, the edited post doesn't come back on front page after this edit. Here we ...
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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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Can we have non-generic help shorthand links?

The existing shorthand links are very useful when answering or to be exact mostly commenting to help mainly new users to improve their questions or show them the way to get into how WPSE works. But I ...
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Comment Shorthand Links Too Deeplinked

Re: this help resource: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/editing-help#comment-formatting These shorthand links are incredibly useful, but the page is nearly impossible to find.: Help -> Our ...
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Can we implement a "Your Open Questions" section on the sidebar?

When a user is logged in, can we implement a sidebar widget displaying his/her Open Questions for quick browsing or attention? +-------------------------------------+ | YOUR OPEN QUESTIONS ...
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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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Upvoting ♥: Lower comment upvote timeout

stuff, I honestly read fast. And I understand English quite well. Please lower the 5sec. timeout. I know when I want to upvote a comment. Please lower it at least for "trusted" users. If you already ...
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Bot for "WordPress" [duplicate]

With much edit experiences, I've seen a common mistake by all the newbie is typing "WordPress" as "Wordpress" or "wordpress". Is it feasible that we have a bot account to correct only the mistakes in ...
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Why not a direct link to "Community Wiki"?

Question like: Where can I find just Community Wiki questions? is always fascinating. When we have a different area or type of Q&A with more elaborative works, then why not we put a simple link ...
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Self-resolved narrow-scope Questions need to close permanently

A question like THIS is not irrelevant no unwelcoming too. But when the Question-asker himself/herself solved the problem and such a condition can never happen to anybody. And if happen, he/she can ...
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What if Upvote on Comments raising reputation?

If I'm not wrong, I've seen somewhere (can't remember, where) that, an upvote on comment raises the reputation with +2. If it's never implemented, that can be implemented, because: There are many ...
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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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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 ...