The SE Twitter Bot will send out an tweet from @StackDrupal every few hours based on a magic algorithm.

Right now, the tweet will get the hashtag for the most popular tag on the post. Very often, it is something meaningless for this site, like #views, #images, or #fields.

There is a proposal on the Meta StackExchange site to allow per-site hashtags.

Do we want our own hashtag? What should it be?

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    Personally, I think everything from @StackDrupal should have the #drupal hashtag.
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Sep 13, 2014 at 0:20
  • FYI: current support for this forces the tag you choose to override any tag that might be applied based on the question tags. Sometimes, this makes sense: if the automatic tags are pretty generic, they're not really adding much context. But... It's all or nothing, so...
    – Shog9
    Sep 13, 2014 at 0:23
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    @Shog9 Looking at @StackDrupal with its #images and #fields, I'd say #drupal probably makes more sense.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Sep 13, 2014 at 0:25
  • I think #drupal is a bit too spammy and general, and I would probably block @StackDrupal on twitter so I wouldn't see it.
    – mradcliffe
    Aug 1, 2018 at 12:44
  • @mradcliffe – Why would you consider this spammy? Posting something about Drupal and adding #Drupal doesn't seem a bit spammy I think. It seems as if a hashtag is actually used as intended.
    – leymannx
    Aug 11, 2018 at 10:44
  • I would prefer not to get questions/answers spammed at me on twitter as I follow #Drupal since I prefer organic tweets by humans rather than curated content by bots. However it should be pretty easy to just block @StackDrupal so it's probably not a problem. I'll probably do that.
    – mradcliffe
    Aug 11, 2018 at 15:34

1 Answer 1


Searched exactly that question!

Yes, there should always be at least this one hashtag:


By that we may raise the probability to get spoiled into the timelines of those people this whole site is relevant for. Without the #Drupal hashtag these tweets most likely will just run through without anybody noticing them. As #Drupal already is a widely accepted hashtag, we should go for it.

Look at the screenshot below. This tweet got tagged #blocks. But who on Twitter to reach with that tag? It's an in-site relevant tag. But outside of Drupal Answers this tag does have zero relevance. If it at least would have been #react that would be different. All tweets from here really must use #Drupal as this is what this tweet in a broader context is about. Upvote if you agree.

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