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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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Link function names to codex

It would be really easy if function names would automagically be linked to the codex, the function reference or the Trac browser. If someone could create a solution that does this via Javascript, we ...
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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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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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Give moderators ability to set delayed close on questions with insufficient details

I find myself wasting a lot of (moderating) time on questions that are valid, but don't have sufficient details and are hard (short of lucky guess) to try and answer. I need to leave comment asking ...
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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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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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Make WordPress.com more prominent OpenID option

In interface for OpenID login into the site, WordPress.com login option is buried in second tier services. It would make sense for our stack if it was displayed more prominently as first tier option.
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Links to Codex pages

This is a similar request to this question, (which suggests a feature which would be just as useful). When questions/answers are linked to, it appears on the right side-bar under a title 'linked'. I ...
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Allow users with "vote to close" privileges access to the review/close tab

The new review section is very helpful for identifying questions and answers that might otherwise go unnoticed by higher rep users. It would be more helpful if users with "vote to close" privileges ...
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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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StackOverflow migration option

On StackOverflow, there are multiple migration options when you want to flag a post as off topic: On WP.SE, we only have the option for our meta. We get a lot questions that are not specific to ...
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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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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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Magic Links specific for WordPress Answers

In comments, I'm constantly using the Magic Links: [faq], [ask], [answer] and [about], this last one being quite nice given the About Page 2.0. Would it be possible to have a couple of WordPress ...
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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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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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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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How to Deal with Duplicate Questions?

Related to: Question/Answer Freshness as WordPress Evolves? I see a problem with people asking questions which have already been asked and answered. This seems to happen regularly as a number of new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are low-rep edits inappropriate as discussional tool?

Since while back it's actually easier for new users to edit than leave a comment. Just now I encountered case where edit was not correcting or adding information to the answer, but was counter-...
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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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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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Can we remove tag and title edits from "recent activity"?

Generally speaking, tag-soup cleanup is beneficial and encouraged, right? Well, one downside to such effort is that questions that undergo such cleanup are considered recently active by the system, ...
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Should we extend version tags ban?

We had banned wordress-[version] tags, but had cautiously left possibility of [version] tags for cases where they are really required. I was not keeping an eye on those and it seems we just got a ...
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Visual indicator for "moved", "closed" and "migrated" Qs

Could we please have some sort of colored background for the Q-states I mentioned in the title? Maybe… orange for "moved" red for "closed" and blue for "migrated" Currently they look like if ...
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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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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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Add Requested Debug Information to FAQ

Reference this question: Where do I get "Bug Information" to add to a question? We do often ask people to indicate the debugging steps they have taken. This is a reasonable request, as it ...
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Please add quick tag edit to question list

When reading through a list of questions, I often see tags that really don't belong to the question. In fact, nearly every second question has tags attached that don't belong there. I really like the ...
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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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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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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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Font size, color and line height usability issues with new design.

Our typography could be improved for better legibility I really like the new design and when it was first implemented I didn't really pay that much attention to some of the finer details like line ...
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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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Please add zombie features

For the sake of all us, who love zombie movies: Please add a »28 hours later…« feature. Wouldn't that look much nicer, than »1 day later« ? I even added some blood in MS Paint to illustrate this.
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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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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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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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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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Please make WPSE keyboard accessible

I cannot reach the comment tools without a mouse. Why? The only way to make those visible is on :hover. Since I had to fight all the day with WordPress’ broken new menus I don’t want to use a mouse (...
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Improvements for the UI

As known, there's a high rate of unanswered Qs. Maybe the following improvements help lowering their number: Show accept rate in "Questions" list view: Would make it much easier to search for people ...
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Top Users by Tag (suggestion for StackExchange)

I love the fact the Users sort shows the people with the highest reputation but I think it would be super helpful to have top users by tags too. That way more people could standout for their efforts ...
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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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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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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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