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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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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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Why the wordpress development stackexchange group continue to be so full of useless cops?

I'm here since several years now. I pointed out several times how useless is to be so restrictives about 'offtopic' plugins questions. Wordpress plugin questions are not off topic here, they really ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why are some flags pending far longer than others?

I do understand that WPSE is much smaller in scale than other networks and because of that has less moderators. Is this the (sole) reason why some flags are pending much longer than others? In ...
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Which are wordpress related questions and which are not?

I have found some questions was held which are really Wordpress related. I found some questions are put on hold due to plugins, API, etc.... I got several tags that are available in wordpress....
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Why my flag for moderator attention for a post was declined?

I flagged this question for moderator attention as I thought it to be off topic based on this Help Center article. More specifically, the following point: generic server configuration and ...
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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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Is WooCommerce off topic?

I kinda hate to ask this question again, but are WooCommerce questions off-topic/out of scope? I try to hit the review questions whenever I visit and while the questions may be well formed and even ...
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Flag count numbers are hard to read again

We had this problem some years ago, now it is back: the flag count in the moderator dashboard is barely readable. It is not just the contrast: the letter spacing and the pure font size are also too ...
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Did the community delete a bunch of old questions?

I was just curious about my stats and realized that some 25% of my accepted answers are not there anymore, while my reputation did not change. So my (simple) question is: Has there been a major ...
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How Can I Report Moderation Abuse?

I asked a WordPress specific question and it is closed suddenly. I would say it's an abuse of the moderator. How can I report it or who should I talk to? The page is this: https://wordpress....
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Moderation. Should I delete my question?

I asked this question handling login/logout redirects It was helpful and what I wanted and it will probably help someone else. However the comments have devolved and gone off-topic and not really ...
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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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Frustrated with Inability to Explain Why Moderated Answers were Deleted

This question is more to let StackExchange know my concern but if someone has any recommendations without StackExchange changing the way the site works I'd really like to hear them. I'm getting ...
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Nomination for Rarst to be a Moderator Pro Tem

At this point @Rarst has become probably the most active user on WordPress Answers and has been flagging more questions than anyone else. I would like StackExchange to consider a nomination of @Rarst ...
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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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What do we do with ask-and-answered questions?

I'm a big fan of continuing to research a problem after a question has been asked. It shows initiative on the part of the asker. At the same time, I find it incredibly annoying when people ask a ...
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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 ...