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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 to also run hosted WordPress installations as a service. As mod colleague @Tom J Nowell, who works for Automattic at the moment, pointed out, there's a ...


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It is not about "related", it is about "specific". Easy example is JS/CSS questions which can be asked about any other platform. More complex is theme/plugins questions. If it is possible to give a generic wordpress answer it is cool, but if the question is specific to that theme or plugin than it is not specific to wordpress, but specific to the theme/...


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I think what we should consider off topic and on topic should be decided by the context of the question itself. We should have some kind of grey area. For me, the big issue with third party plugins and themes related questions are the quality of the questions. As @birgire stated, we do get quite a number of questions per day regarding Woocommerce, which ...


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Moderation is done by the users of a stack exchange, it's a set of privileges you earn as you gain certain levels of reputation, it works the same way on stack overflow. The people who closed that question as off topic weren't moderators, and elected moderators mainly deal with harassment, spam, and edge cases. Moderators have the diamond next to their ...


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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, contact the community managers. That's the Contact link in the footer of every page. In any case, be specific. General statements about the community without ...


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No, there was no major clean-up. Of your five deleted answers … two were deleted by yourself (this and this), one was deleted when the asker deleted the question, and two were deleted by me. This was really just a comment, and this was a bare link to the duplicate.


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Flags usually take 5 people to sign off on them before action actually happens. This is so multiple members of the community can agree that a question needs to be closed or can be revised to bring it on topic. Exchanges like Stack Overflow has a ridiculous amount of users since it's the "catch all" of developmental questions which means there's more user ...


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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 egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post [...] https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down


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I had a look at this and was on the fence whether it should be moved or not. Ultimately, I left it be as it had to do with the WordPress user login. While at a glance it does look like generic HTAccess configuration, after reading the question it is specifically aimed at HTAcess for WordPress accounts + whitelisted IPs. I don't think you're necessarily ...


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If you think your question was closed for invalid reason, than there's a tool for that: reopen. left hand side Another option would be to read through the FAQ to see what's »on topic«. About the official WP.org forum: This is a conventional forum, where not all tools that are present here can be used there too. So close voting isn't possible. The ...


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I don't see how your question is specific to WordPress. Both the handling PHP tags and issues unwanted whitespace can cause are generic issues. How can I report it or who should I talk to? In a sense you already did by posting here. If you want to contact higher powers directly/privately there is always contact us link in footer with directions including ...


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The close as duplicate flag is treated like a normal close vote: it doesn't land on the mod's table, but in the normal close vote queue. And there it stays a few days until it's resolved.


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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 list. Each stack has its own personality and its own tolerance for the gray area. On our stack, there are questions that may be on the edge of “close as opinion ...


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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 solutions. Some (not all) of these issues that come to mind are: How do we separate premium plugins from free repository plugins? How do we separate premium ...


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I have cleaned it up. You kinda asked for it (lesson learned I hope), but the response you got for it did not contribute to improving your question. Your last edit seems perfectly reasonably formulated to me and better explanation why you want it that way, than original form of it.


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