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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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Will the REST API kill us with language

Not sure if you are referring to this website or to the web in general. In first case, this is a Q&A website about WordPress, not PHP. If there's anything that's not about PHP, but about ...
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How do we nominate other users as moderators?

People can only nominate themselves. You cannot assume that someone else is willing to invest a lot of time for that. And you really don't want to "spam" someone with a nomination who then has to opt ...
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How do I see my own questions/answers that I deleted?

This may be a 10k+ user ability but give it a try... Go to your user profile for WPSE. Click on the "Activity" tab Below your reputation chart is a list of tabs, click "questions" At the veryyyy ...
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Do all moderators stand for re-election?

Current moderators stay as they are, we are on the hook until we make decision to retire or are removed (typically for inactivity). As per election page there are two new positions to be filled with ...
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Is there something like jsfiddle or codepen for wordpress?

Cloud9 provides sandboxes for WordPress theme and plugin development (and also a lot of other services); public workspaces are available for free by the way. It's easy to setup different workspaces ...
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Is there something like jsfiddle or codepen for wordpress?

Unfortunately to my knowledge there is no such service for WordPress. The volume and complexity of WP core is probably making it impractical to create and securely run one like it. So questions here ...
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Older flags still "waiting for review" while newer ones were recently "approved", why?

Flags that are pseudo close votes go to the close vote review queue, not to the moderator desk. And there they stay, until someone resolves the post in question. Here are the flags that will go ...
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Am I not understanding the "Unsung Hero" badge?

The requirements of the Unsung Hero Badge is as follows: More than 10 of your answers are zero score accepted answers AND Must be 25% of your total answers So of all the answers you've posted, 25% ...
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Where can I add new WPSE tags?

Well I kind of found out while I was posting the question. I'd written the tag name I wanted in an edit to a question, which has been approved and once the tag was accepted then I could get to edit ...
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Can I post a project to find a freelancer developer to do it?

Like Stack Overflow and all the other Stack Exchanges; this site handles Question/Answer formats in which one person asks a WordPress specific question and others volunteer answers. This is not the ...
Howdy_McGee's user avatar
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Why did I just encounter captcha?

I wouldn't be able to tell you why it happened but I do know it's a Stack Exchange system that we have no control over. I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it happens multiple times / regularly. ...
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Why does "Community" make old questions active again?

The Community Bot has a few functions. One of these is bumping old topics which do not have any accepted answers. Accepted answers count as any answer that has a positive score ( not necessarily a ...
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Line numbers removed from answer

Usually when code is posted as answers it's as direct and to the point as possible. Like many code-related Stack Exchange sites users come into the answers and copy / paste the solution. To copy / ...
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What is short-url/address for wordpress.stackexchange.com?

Looks like Stack Exchange has a shortened URL for most sites. A list of them can be found on this meta answer: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/109802/322985 Ours is: http://s.tk/wp
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Are Questions on Settings Adjustments in WordPress Core or Third Party Themes and Plugins Allowed?

Note that since settings/configuration was never defined by the asker and no examples were given, I've written by answer using these definitions: settings, options available via the user interface, e....
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"Watch for hidden gems" - What does this mean in the reviews?

"Hidden gems is an idiom which means something which is extremely outstanding and not many people may know about" See https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/237652/whats-an-alternative-for-...
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Older flags still "waiting for review" while newer ones were recently "approved", why?

Flags get approved in two ways: by sufficient ordinary reviewers or people with close review rights. So if there are plenty of people with ordinary review rights active on a day, you may see your ...
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Where can I add new WPSE tags?

As you found out, new tags are created by using them. But every new tag must be useful for our site. Creating a tag for something that's off-topic is against that idea. Please remove this tag or open ...
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No Answer should recieve my bounty

Your problem is, that you did hide the really valuable and important information in the comments. You thought, that the warning and the error is unrelated and does not belong in the question — and you ...
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How do I select which answer to accept in this instance?

Which solution is superior? Faye answers your question better, but Kaiser solves your problem better. At the end of the day, you're judging the answers by how they solve your problem, but you didn't ...
Tom J Nowell's user avatar
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Where is the best place to report a common type of IA defect (might not be under SE)?

Twenty Seventeen is considered to be part of WordPress core. While the theme itself has been developed on GitHub, the proper channel for reporting issues in it is same as WordPress core — https://...
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How can I get out of a question ban?

The Stack Overflow article is pretty much all we can say, as a moderator even I don't know the specific criteria that trigger the system to give people question bans. Afterall SE don't want people ...
Tom J Nowell's user avatar
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Whether to comment or answer

The question has since been closed as a duplicate. If you run across a question that you've seen elsewhere on the site, you can use the flag option to bring it to the communities attention and others ...
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Can I ask wordpress plugin recommend question on this site?

Sorry, but no, asking for a plugin or theme recommendation is off-topic here. See Update our FAQ and abandon theme/plugin recommendations You might have some luck on the wordpress.org support forum.
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Why do I get a message saying, I am in danger of been blocked from asking questions, if I only asked 1 or 2 questions for the first time in months

Because automation. We don't know the specifics of how it works, if we did people would game it, but it looks like your actions aren't considered ideal. If I look at your profile there are a few ...
Tom J Nowell's user avatar
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Is question about WordPress.org site is on topic here?

I guess that you can ask how that information is getting displayed in wordpress admin, and therefor it will be ok, but generally questions about wordpress.org site itself are off-topic.
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My flag for deleting my question was declined - Why?

In theory, nothing is actually ever deleted and I assume even mods do not have that power, and only SE stuff can actually do that. Deleted questions and deleted answers keep living, they are just ...
Mark Kaplun's user avatar
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Scope differentiation between WPSE and SO

I think in those cases, just because WordPress was mentioned or is tangentially involved somehow doesn't mean it fits into this stacks scope. It should be enough to point that out to the person ...
Tom J Nowell's user avatar
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Let's talk about beefing up our help center

In all honesty, I think it already does what it's supposed to because most new users don't want to be told how to ask questions. What I will say is that it might be a good idea to throw community ...
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