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How can we have totally new moderation leadership and rules?

I think you are misunderstanding our model: moderators are not leaders. They are exception handlers and bound to the scope set by the community. If you think one ore more moderators have overstepped, ...
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Is there any shortlink for WordPress Development?

There is a short URL for root of the site: s.tk/wp Alas, it doesn't process anything nested. /users/[userid] can be further shortened to /u/[userid] but it doesn't help much with bulky domain.
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Start over. Zero out reputations on this forum

I've never heard of or seen any Stack Exchange website where the entire userbase reputation had been reset to zero. That being said, you could bring up this proposition to the Stack Exchange Meta. I ...
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Should we reorganize the Off Topic review section?

We can customize only the first three messages, and there is a character limit. That's why they are so broad. See our public discussion in the chat about that. Yes, they should be better. The third ...
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How are older questions with an answer not accepted resolved?

As soon as an answer is upvoted, the question does not count anymore as "unanswered". So please continue answering these questions, the upvotes will come over time. :)
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Can we add "no research" flag, or this can be achieved otherwise?

That's hardly achieving anything in site's mechanics. If you think question is especially lacking in quality — downvote: When should I vote down? Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an ...
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Mention users in post

The rules for mentions are described in How do comment @replies work?. In a nutshell: mentions work in comments, for people already involved in discussion. When mentions are used in questions/...
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Change reject edit message

I agree, the current message sounds daunting and harsh to a point where it might as well say "why the heck did you even consider this?" The objective here is to not downright discourage the user from ...
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I think we need an ability to subscribe to a question

There is a userscript for the Stack Exchange websites that adds that feature: It has a lot of additional options, and in my experience also some bugs … but I think it's worth a try. A workaround ...
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Allow comments for low reputation accounts

The simple reason is that spammers would abuse this and cleaning up comments is hard. Also there are less mechanics involved, which are already in place for answers. Anyway, your question is better ...
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Change reject edit message

It appears this message is not set by WPSE admins but by StackExchange in general. It's wording has been discussed at length in meta, without any consequences.
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Is there a way to receive notifications from specific questions updates?

You can favorite questions (star icon under voting arrows) and there is your favorites tab in your profile. Though I don't think there is proactive option to have it email you or something, so you ...
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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?

John, I am a mod at Money.SE. Those at a higher level have helped me and my fellow mods when we’ve had attacks or spam problems. Short of those kinds of things, they do not dictate our On/Off topic ...
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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?

3rd Party Plugins being off topic has been a hot button for years. Every time it's discussed on meta (which is usually once a year) there is a bundle of problems that come up which don't have optimal ...
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Is our question guidance documentation broken?

Regarding the 3rd party section of the on-topic guide. The problem, or how it seems to me, is that the on-topic questions get flooded by (non-coder) site owners posting their support (and "customize-...
Antti Koskinen's user avatar
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Is our question guidance documentation broken?

TL;DR | Most things off-topic are better answered by experts in their specific Stack. Propose and promote the change you want to see in the community. I understand the frustration regarding what's ...
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Update Community Specific Closure Dialogue Links from HTTP to HTTPS

Previously, the Help Center links in all the close reasons were absolute links, with URLs starting with http://. I've changed them to be relative links instead (e.g. /help/on-topic), which should ...
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Update Community Specific Closure Dialogue Links from HTTP to HTTPS

I've changed the http to https in the on-topic Help Center article ("What topics can I ask about here?"), amongst other changes to clarify another question that was asked.
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Should a tag be created for block themes?

Yes, I think this should be a tag
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Is there a way to mark an answer in draft status so that the contributor can easily reference it?

There is no such feature and it would probably overcomplicate things, as well as incentivize wrong behaviors (creating drafts just to "stake" being first to answer and so on). If you feel ...
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