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Is this question too similar to another to ask? How should I handle a situation like this?

I asked this question: How to check if an entity bundle has a field?, but soon realized there was another very similar question: Get all fields defined in a bundle. I ended up answering my own ...
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Adopt a question - offer a bounty to encourage participation?

One of the first things I did upon joining this site today was to go through the unanswered section (hoping I'd be able to answer one). I didn't end up finding one I felt I could answer, but I did ...
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What is the anatomy of a well formed question?

I've been ruminating on what is a 'good question' and I'm not yet totally convinced that Optimizing For Pearls, Not Sand neatly answers the question. I don't think a question being interesting defines ...
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Should I accept an answer that isn't 100% what I expected?

I have a relatively old question laying in DA, and I feel bad about it because I haven't accepted any answer yet. My dilemma is that I don't want to accept one of the answers as they're not exactly ...
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When are screenshots appropriate?

If anyone is guilty of overusing screenshots it's me. They are easy to generate, painless to upload and I use them with a vengeance in emails, on web pages, in forum posts and now on StackExchange. ...
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Election participation

Current election participation status is: Election closes in 3 days. 387 voters were eligible, 186 visited the site during the election, 115 visited the election page, and 60 voted This is about 15% ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Are we too tough on firstcommers and drupal starters?

beeing in open source software and pro bono support for quite a while myself, I got the feeling, that the mood in this drupal stackexchange feels too tough recently. It might just be me, but this is ...
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Should we allow answers by Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Language Learning Model (LLM) allowed on this site?

Drupal Answers has recently seen a number of answers which are likely to have been created by generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT or another LLM). Content aside, the time span in which they were posted, and ...
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Changing the avatar

I wanted to add an avatar to my profile here, but I don't feel like creating an account at this gravatar thing. Is that the only option for setting an avatar image on here? While trying to ask a ...
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Pantheon is now sponsoring Drupal Answers: Sorry there wasn’t a heads up

As you may have noticed Pantheon is now sponsoring Drupal Answers. We failed to give the prior heads-up that we typically do when a sponsorship is about to launch. We do have a process internally ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Shouldn't there be an HTML5 tag?

Apparently HTML5 isn't a tag. Should it be created?
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How to deal with versions

Due to the way Drupal 8+ operates, the vast majority of 8 applies just as well to Drupal 9 and Drupal 10 too but this might not be evident for newcomers. What do do here?
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What can be done to make Drupal Answers more useful to Drupal 8 users? [duplicate]

Drupal Answers is a great resource, but a lot of the archive is not relevant to Drupal 8. Searching for answers is troublesome, because much of the content is applies to earlier versions of Drupal ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Winter/Summer Bash 2022

It's that time of year again: On December 15, 2022, Winter/Summer Bash will start. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this year will be as fun as the previous years. For those that ...
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Links to drupalcontrib.org are no longer working

The site drupalcontrib.org, used in almost 800 posts (and 70 posts on Stack Overflow) is now used for selling steroids in the United Kingdom. From a quick search, it looks like some (but not all) of ...
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Why a concise question to understand what Drupal programmers aimed to do, per formal literature, is rejected?

Last week, I tried to publish the following question. What is Drupal designated for, for PHP (Drupal) programmers according to Drupal Association and/or Acquia? Drupal is the most functional/capable/...
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Should the policy on not asking module recommendations be re-evaluated?

In the page - https://drupal.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic There is a policy on asking recommendations on modules Questions asking for recommendations or suggestions on hosting, tools, modules, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Do we want to lower the close vote threshold?

Stack Overflow now has a 3 close vote threshold We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold on Stack Overflow from 5 to 3. Shog9 then made this comment Other sites can have whatever ...
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Winter Bash 2021 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again: On December 15, 2021, Winter Bash will start. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be as fun as the previous years. For those that don't ...
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Winter Bash 2013 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated in Winter Bash 2012. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges)....
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Winter Bash 2014 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated in Winter Bash 2013. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges)....
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Winter Bash 2015 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated in Winter Bash 2014. Hopefully, by adding this sentence, I can make this different enough to trick the system to not detect it as an exact ...
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Winter Bash 2016 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated in Winter Bash 2015. This is not a duplicate yet. Each year we have gauge interest. Once the event is over, we will close it as a duplicate....
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Winter Bash 2017 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated and enjoy most. Hopefully, There are more fun this year. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing ...
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Winter Bash 2018 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be as fun as previous years. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their gravatars by ...
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Winter Bash 2019 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be as fun as previous years. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their gravatars by ...
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Winter Bash 2020 [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be as fun as previous years. For those that don't remember, users earned "hats" for their ...
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When Winter Bash 2021 Start? [duplicate]

When Winter Bash 2021 will start. We are really excited to participate this great fun event. I love the "hat options" available in this event.
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How can we teach/animate the users to participate more on this site?

The answers to a previous question I asked make it clear that the users who actually read here on meta know what the problems are and how to fight them. To summarize: Vote, vote, vote! (A question ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Exchange recently changed the way answers are sorted on Stack Overflow, meaning that accepting an answer no longer pins it to the top (regardless of sorting method). It still has the green check-...
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How should we use the Tag Info wikis?

kiamlaluno and I began a discussion in a question that I think merits more consideration here. I have recently begun placing some basic information in the tag information field such as links or ...
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Can I add my question to an existing question?

I am having difficulties following some steps of an answer to an existing question. Can I add my question to an existing question? If not, how can I get clarifications.
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Should we accept Drupal DevOPs questions?

Generally, nowadays, it seems that Drupal dev-ops is an important topic. I think that, since Drupal dev-ops becomes such useful and save so much time, we should accept questions about Drupal dev-ops.
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Difference in moderation results

The moderation results for 2019 has just been published on 2019: a year in moderation. Comparing the data for this year with the data for last year, the difference is the following. Users suspended²: ...
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Are questions about drupal's git/forking mechanism on topic?

I posted a question about how to fork projects on drupal which has a vote-to-close on it, and now I'm wondering whether it's on topic. I actually checked the guidelines before posting it and convinced ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

Part of understanding the impact of three-vote closure is to understand what impact it's having on y'all. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an answer to this question and to tell us ...
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Do we want a gutenberg tag?

Just found a few questions being tagged gutenberg an hour ago. Not sure if this is needed as it also sounds a bit off-topic to me.
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Filter by answered/unanswered on user profile?

At the moment when you go onto your user profile > questions, you can sort by newest, votes, views etc. I think it would be really handy to have a filter for answered or unanswered. What do you think?...
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Is there no penalty for users who have large numbers of questions closed?

If a user has, say, asked more than 20 questions and more than half of those have been closed, shouldn't there be some sort of penalty (such as not being able to ask any new questions until some ...
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How can I ask a question about drupal.org?

I just created this question: Get more drupal.org project usage information but it is really about drupal.org and not drupal -is there a way to tag it appropriately?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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 ...
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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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Can we, and should we, handle abandoned questions?

Some questions will never recieve an answer, because they have been abandoned. One example is this one: 'Notify user of new account' checkbox to be selected as default The same goes for ...
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Unjustified downvotes, tag stinginess, and general site dysfunction

Several of my questions have been the target of multiple downvotes that I see as inappropriate and unjustified for certain questions. The latest example is this now perfectly valid question, which I'd ...
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Feedback on “Providing support via text forums” task (and related pages) on drupal.org's Contributor Guide

As part of the Getting Involved Guide refresh project on drupal.org, we created a “Support” contribution area section and moved a couple of tasks (Provide support on IRC and Provide support on the ...

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