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I have resigned as moderator

Thank you for all the work you have done for us! When I became a moderator and got a look at the history behind the scenes, I realized how much and how lonely you have been working. Very impressive! ...
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Benefits of asking on Wordpress Stackexchange instead of Stackoverflow?

If i post the same question here and on stack overflow (with the 'wordpress' tag), the one on stack overflow is much more likely to be answered. Let's compare: WPSE has 70,983 questions with 18,827 ...
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Can I ask a question about a wordpress plugin?

If you are struggling with plugin code and it is open source, you can ask questions about parts of the code, pasting code parts in the questions and describing in what and why you are struggling with ...
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Is WP-CLI on-topic or off-topic?

As we need a canonical answer to this question I'm going to provide my own matching the comments under the question and ready to receive votes. WP-CLI is on topic. It has its own landing page on ...
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Did changing the site's name reduce the number of bad questions from new users?

I'm writing this as an answer and not in the question itself because I'd love to see some counter-evidence. You see, I'm skeptical that name changes will make any difference to the way sites are used. ...
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Is WooCommerce off topic?

3rd party questions are off topic in general. WooCommerce (and Woo products in general) are 3rd party software and not automatically on topic, just because the company acquiring them just so happens ...
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Understand why suggested edit was rejected so as to learn

My fault. Sorry! I have seen that it was tag-only edit, and usually we expect a little bit more from a suggested edit. But … the post is good otherwise, there isn't anything else that needs ...
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How can I ask new users to upvote or accept answer?

New users may not realise they should mark answers as accepted if they accept them, some users don't see the ticket button, some think this isn't a QA site at all but a discussion forum So: If a ...
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Should we clarify the Tour to add 3rd party themes/plugins to the off-topic list?

Agreed, we should probably review and equalize with that list with https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic Will do later, unless any cons come up in discussion. :) And done.
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Plugin related questions has always been a hot topic. What are your opinions on the matter? Questions can cause issues no matter they are plugin-specific or not. There are questions related to the ...
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How do you get reputation points?

You get reputation points for asking a good question and for giving good answers. This you can do immediately after creating an account. Once you've done some contributions you gain the privilege of ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Plugin related questions has always been a hot topic. What are your opinions on the matter? Making third-party plugin questions on-topic or off-topic has been the center of debate ever since this ...
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WordPress Development's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Trademark Problems I really like this graphic, but it has a WP logo in it, and we do not have permission to use that logo: We had this issue in the previous redesign with a W logo in a circle. ...
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Appropriate content

While WP CLI is not explicitly on topic, we tend to allow questions about it because of it's unique role as related to WP project and infrastructure. That said your question is quite specific to WP ...
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Appropriate content

You ran into the rolling rate limit. It's a bit of a roadblock designed to make sure you understand the purpose of the site before you ask any more questions. Taking a moment to ask here on meta is a ...
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Benefits of asking on Wordpress Stackexchange instead of Stackoverflow?

Adding to @Rarst's great answer I'd also say that (from my purely subjective) experience the quality here is much better. Just the fact that a question is answered doesn't mean the answer is correct, ...
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Why is WordPress still a tag on stackoverflow as well?

Why is WordPress still a tag on stackoverflow as well? Because SO community considers it in scope at their stack. It’s their stack and their decision how to deal with WP as a topic. Why would I ...
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Can questions be asked in another language alongside English?

The official language of StackExchange sites are English. Therefore, only questions that are written in English are valid, same applies to the answers and comments. You already mentioned this. ...
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What is the policy on moderator elections?

Moderator privileges are not time-limited. I threw a fit when I learned, I thought I will do one year and will be done, lol. New elections are generally held when there aren't sufficient quantity of ...
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Let's get the unanswered rate under control

Update answer below with the following: date of update (Date) # questions with no upvoted or accepted answers (NoVotes) can also be useful to sort by your favourite tags or by top voted # questions ...
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What did I do wrong with this answer?

I didn't downvote your answer but I would imagine because all you posted was links to something off-site. Link only answers are frowned upon and rot over time because links go bad. Answers should be ...
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