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Are questions about the reasons behind a decision on-topic?

I want to understand why Automattic developers decide to only allow a handful of tag in comment section, or making it more intuitive. Is that on-topic? This doesn't seem to be addressed in What topics ...
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Scope differentiation between WPSE and SO

Back on Stack Overflow, lately I've been seeing more comments from users trying to steer questions to WPSE, even in cases where I tend to think these questions wouldn't really be successful here. For ...
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Proposal: Questions about programmatically interacting with third-party plugins (API) should be on topic

Currently, third-party plugins are considered off-topic for this site. There are solid historical reasons for this which make sense once understood. In all likelihood, third-party support questions ...
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Are question about unworkable JS code on WP on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here?, I think asking about unworkable JS code on WP is not off-topic, because the code should work in principle. But to make sure, is it on-topic? Below is the draft....
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Is wp-cli now officially on-topic?

I doubt this will be controversial, but I figured someone should ask what the community consensus would now be. :) Our current position on wp-cli is probably well summed up in this post by Rarst: ...
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What if … third party specific questions would be on topic?

Think We as community (that includes you, the reader) have the stance that 3rd party/non-core plugin and theme specific questions are off topic on our site. That rule excludes three parts: Plugins ...
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Are plugins planned to be added to core in or out of the scope of WPSE?

From my point of view, plugins developed as "feature as plugin" that are not included in the current version of the core and are planned to be added to the core at some point in the future, are out of ...
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Questions Related to WordPress Plugins

I recently asked a question related to a certain WordPress setup, and was put on-hold with a statement that this is a third party question that is out of scope. I think this should be changed. ...
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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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WPSE Scope: WordPress Development, Administration, and Use

So, let's try to hash this scope question out, once and for all. Clearly, WordPress development questions are in scope, and easily defined/identified. The real questions are: What is the difference/...
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Line between user support and WPSE scope

Hey look: another scope question! Reference: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/40389/wordpress-updates-not-working-why This one, IMHO, looks like a user support question; but, part of me ...
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Allowing Migration of Out-of-Scope Questions

Thought I would bring this discussion to Meta. This question was approved to be migrated from programmers.se to WPSE: Proper way to create / manage gettext (.po, .pot) files? While the question ...
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Should we answer questions about theme reviews?

We had one user asking two questions (1, 2) about the rejection of their theme by the WP.org reviewers. Should we answer these questions? Chip Bennett, leader of the theme reviewers and active member ...
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Are we accepting framework/theme specific questions?

As the title suggests. Prompted by this question: Create a Widget Area in the Navigation Bar for the Genesis Theme Framework? In my opinion framework specific questions or questions specific to a ...
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Are questions about the plugin directory welcome?

Yesterday we closed a question about the plugin directory, while last week we answered one. John P Bloch commented "If you have a problem with a WordPress.org plugin repository, I suggest you ask the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...