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Can I use the code I found in a question for my Drupal site?

Can I use the code shown in the answer for How can I add a CSS class to the body tag based on the current path alias? in a Drupal site?
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How do I edit posts containing links that don't work anymore, or not being updated about a module being available for a Drupal version?

I have seen some old posts where: The given links are not working The posts say a module is not available for a given Drupal version, but the module is now available for that version How can I edit/...
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I've got -1 point on an answer of other person

I've got -1 point from an answer I didn't write. Is that a bug?
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Disputed "Not an answer" flag?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" after reading the guidance linked to from the help section. I felt the answer could certainly be flagged based on this criterion: A user wants to reply to ...
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How there are so many late answers in queue for review?

Today i have seen there are so many late answers in queue which is answered long time before. How it is possible?
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What to do if an accepted answer is not an answer?

I wanted to ask a question about something and firstly searched and found a similar question. But there is a problem: the accepted answer is not an answer that meets the needs. I didn't understand how ...
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Is it OK to post the same answer on multiple questions?

I have seen some very similar questions to the site, and have an answer that I think will help future readers. Is it OK to post the exact same answer to all of these questions?
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Should I delete an accepted answer that is no longer correct?

My answer https://drupal.stackexchange.com/a/801/226 was accepted back in 2011. It was correct when I wrote it, but as software has evolved, it is now spreading false information. I am still ...
marcvangend's user avatar
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Is it valid to post answers from other user's comments?

For some posts, the answer might be very short or a single line answer. so sometimes users post them in comments instead of as answer. For example, Have a look at this Question. Bala left a comment ...
Krishna Mohan's user avatar
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User answer a question but ask another question in the answer. What to do in those cases?

I have recently review a user which answer a late question. However, he answer but he ask another question in his answer. Are there any guidelines about how to treat those cases? Thank you
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Getting notification when an answer is updated

Is it normal that I don't get a notification in my inbox when someone updated his/her answer (that means an edit has been made) on one of my questions? If yes, wouldn't this be a nice feature? I'd ...
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Can I post the answer for old question which already has an answer in recent post?

I've posted an answer for this Question, Today I found the same question with no answer here (this question is too old). So can I post my answer here too? or is it fine to post the link to the ...
Krishna Mohan's user avatar
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IS it okay to link to books you have to buy in an answer?

I just left an answer here that suggest the use of a book that you should (although there are other ways to get a copy) buy. Is it okay to point people to solutions that are commercial? Especially as ...
Russell Ormes's user avatar
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Automatic vote-up when answer is marked as accepted

I often see replies that are being marked as answer without a vote-up. As I consider accepted answers as useful, I was wondering whether it would be possible to implement an automatic vote-up when an ...
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What to do with question that was supposed to be self-answered, but stalled?

https://drupal.stackexchange.com/q/99961/16495 Due to huge workload and personal issues I wasn't able to write good answer yet. And I will not be able to do so tomorrow. Should I leave it be? I admit ...
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Should I post my answer as answer or comment?

If I have a possible solution for someone's question that worked for me when I had a similar issue, but I am not sure if my solution would work for that person. In that case, should I post it as an ...
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Nice answer badge

I was checking the "Badges" list in Drupal Answers and I found there is a "Nice Answer" badge for answers with a score of 10 or more. The meaning of score is not clear. When someone up-votes an ...
Jayendra Kainthola's user avatar
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Is it possible to make images clickable to show the full image file?

When adding screenshots they get downsized to max 630px, sometimes rendering the text unreadable. Right clicking and opening the image in a new tab reveals the image in original size. Is it possible ...
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How to answer a question, if good answer would be a whole copy of a post from Drupal.org?

So, there is this little question. Answer to it is here on Drupal.org. This post is to short to make any excerpt from it, and copying it whole might be a copyright violation. Rewording it to obscure ...
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Are duplicated answers OK?

Are answers that are exact / almost exact duplicates OK? And answers that are partial duplicates (all of new answer is just a subset of older one) OK? I don't mean situation when both answers are few ...
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Can we please discourage comments and answers that reference "What I found in google?"

In browsing the questions that still need answers, I am frequently coming across comments and answers that say something like, "You know, if you would have just searched google, you would have found ...
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Related questions

I'm new to this site. Often I have a question related to an earlier one, or one needing clarification. I'd like to add that to the existing thread rather than starting a new one, but a window pops ...
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Replace the text area used to answer a question with a "Add your answer" button for users with a reputation of 1

Recently, I noticed that the number of users with a reputation of 1 who writes as answer a request for more information (mostly related to their Drupal site), or a completely different question became ...
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Adding graphics to other peoples answers

There have been a few times I've seen a fantastic answer here on drupal.stackexchange and thought the inclusion of a graphic (an example or reference) would make for a much more readable answer. I ...
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How can I attach pictures to a post?

I need to include a picture in my post. How can I do this? Is there a preferred method, on Drupal Answers?
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Post preview doesn't correctly render ### strings

When editing this tag wiki, I noticed the preview doesn't correctly render ### Features. This is how the wiki page is then rendered.
apaderno's user avatar
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In which way does this post answer the question?

I was looking for the questions using integration, and found Forum CMS for Drupal user? which has this answer. That post doesn't answer the question, which is about modules handling a forum, or a Wiki-...
apaderno's user avatar
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Why do new users keep writing as answer something that should be a comment? What should I do in these cases?

I noticed that new users keep writing as answer something that doesn't answer the question being asked; most of the times the user is asking more information about a given answer, or a completely ...
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The answer shown is not its current revision

I was looking at a question, and I noticed that one of its answers started with greetings. I clicked on the "edit" link, but with my surprise the greetings were not present. Looking at the ...
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Should there be/is there a "standard" for formatting internal Drupal URLs in questions and answers?

In questions and answers fully qualified links (e.g. http://example.com/) are automatically formatted and converted to a link which is great. When asking/answering Drupal questions there's often ...
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When is an answer more suitable as comment than an answer?

I am referring to this answer, but the question is valid for any similar answer. The content of the answer is the following one: form_set_error() should be called inside your hook_validate() ...
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How can an answer starting with "I think" and containing just a line be an answer?

I am referring to this answer: I think there is view alter that you can use. How can this is be an answer? I am not objecting that is correct, or not; I am objecting that doesn't answer to what ...
apaderno's user avatar
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Is this spam or just not an answer?

This answer (the link is for 10k users) puzzles me: I first flagged it as not an answer but then looking at the user profile, I saw that just the website is filled (but without a correct link), so I ...
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Is it considered bad behavior to reuse an answer for many questions?

I answered how to default value to select list CCK with form_alter earlier, and noticed in the related section a bunch of questions following the same patter regarding CCK and hook_form_alter(). So I ...
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How should questions that just suggest to read a tutorial on an external site be considered?

There is a user that in his answers keeps to suggest tutorials that are all hosted on the same site. He replied to five different questions, and in all of them there is a link to the same website; one ...
apaderno's user avatar
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What is the purpose of this answer?

The answer given from soos to Allow comment homepage URLs without http:// is suggesting what already reported in an answer given four months before; the only difference is that, apart being less ...
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Is adding two answers playing the system?

Adding two different answers to me has a meaning when the answers are both CW, as in the case I am answering a question that is a CW. Does it make sense to add two different answers, in other cases? ...
apaderno's user avatar
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Are we being too permissive on the kind of answers being posted?

I noticed that in some cases, there are answers that are not answers. Trade-offs between Job Queue vs. Drupal Queue The question is asking what is the difference between two modules that have the ...
apaderno's user avatar
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When answering, what kind of examples and references can I use on this site?

When I answer a question I wonder what kind of examples and references I should use and, more importantly, shouldn't use on the site. Should I post links to my own website of where I did X, or should ...
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How does this answer really answer the question?

Views not updating? The answer seems to better suit a comment: It points to a forum post that, as admitted from the OP, doesn't report any solution for the issue It suggests opening an issue report ...
apaderno's user avatar
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How can I track the answers posted by others to questions I answered?

I really like to follow up on the questions I answered to see if others have better answers or to later improve mine, if an answer gives me new clues to rewrite it. The inbox only shows comments made ...
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Recommending people or companies in answers

A few times I have seen questions, where I really think that the OP could do with some outside help (This example Transition plan for PHP5 abomination to Drupal). And I have an idea of who may be ...
Jeremy French's user avatar
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Should you voluntarily delete your own answer if it is incorrect or inferior?

I'm personally in favor of retaining all history, even bad answers, as they make good answers look even better. But for the purposes of keeping the site helpful and informative, should answers be ...
tim.plunkett's user avatar
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Code review in answers

This question Table 'watchdog' was not locked with LOCK TABLES on custom module has some good answers, but the top voted answer and comments as well as being a valid answer veer into coding ...
Jeremy French's user avatar
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What should we do with answers that contains just a link?

I have noticed that recently some answers just contain a link to a project page; the user doesn't even report what the project does, nor why does he think the module suits the needs of the user asking ...
apaderno's user avatar
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The answer is not really an answer

This answer, written by who asked the question, is not really an answer, but it should be an edit of the question.
apaderno's user avatar
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Encouraging multiple solutions to be given in multiple answers?

As the site grows, I think there will be a lot of Drupal development/theming how-tos which in the Drupal world may result in "try one of these # modules" as we see in the (currenly) #1 answer for How ...
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