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Numeric version tags considered ... OK

As a followup to Version tags considered harmful TL;DR -- my main point in that post: The danger of version tags is that they become de-facto requirements -- crutches to avoid thinking about what ...
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Version tags considered harmful

We've noticed that a huge percentage of questions are tagged drupal-6 or drupal-7. This is a dangerous pattern for your community to fall into. Here's why: Version tags are redundant. The site is ...
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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 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 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 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 2012 [duplicate]

Last year, on the Gaming site, there was an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain actions would trigger the ...
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Custom off-Topic reasons for Drupal Anwers

As some of you may be aware there are upcoming new changes to how questions will be closed. Read the blog post for some more information. One of the new changes is the following: Off-topic ...
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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 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Very poor quality questions everywhere (like panels everywhere but without the magical feeling...)

The quality of questions asked by new (and some not-so-new) users seems to have taken a dramatic downturn in the last week or so. Looking at the front page right now I've already closed about 4 of ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Can a question about a module bug ever become on topic for Drupal Answers?

I refer to this question: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/80033/please-help-understanding-subdomains-module In one form or another I think this is the 3rd/4th/5th version of this question ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Version Tags in 2017 and onward

In How do we want to handle questions with radically different answers for Drupal 7 (and lower) and Drupal 8 (and higher)?, we solicited thoughts on how we as a community want to handle the fact that ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will ...
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Suggestion for canonical question on hook_menu

Related to this discussion Do we have "Canonical questions", on DA?. I took some time out to write this fairly long answer Q/A: How should I implement hook_menu()? My hope is that the ...
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Watch out for bad edits!

Recently I see a lot of bad edits, and worse, I see them accepted. Examples are: placing code in bold marks, instead of code marks placing module names in code marks Formatting lists as code blocks ...
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A call to provide explanations for a down-voted question

Someone is voting down questions without an explanation. Very few questions are down-voted on this site and I am in favor of that. Inappropriate questions are flagged and addressed quickly by ...
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Birds of a feather in Münich? [closed]

I think it would be really cool if this little corner of the Drupal community would gather up and meet every now and then, and since we have our Cons and Camps, that seems like a perfect opportunity. ...
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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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Is it ok to post two answers for a question?

Please see this example: "Add Block to Content but set it to appear after the node content?". This question has two answers posted by the same user. Is it good to post 'n' number of answers? I think ...
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Community-related closing reasons for 2020

It is time we reevaluate the community-related closing reasons (previously called custom closing reasons) that Drupal Answers is using. Right now, we have two custom reasons. Questions on programming,...
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Version tags - the sequel

I know we have many questions about this already, but I just wanted to get/discuss version tags again. With Drupal 8 around the corner, we are looking at having three separate versions of Drupal ...
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What is the rationale behind this instruction in the 7 tag wiki?

In the tag wiki for 7 there is a comment at the bottom: Version tags should be used only when strictly necessary, and not used just to report "I am using Drupal 7 in my site." While I understand the ...
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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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Avoiding easy questions [closed]

One of the main types of questions that inevitably overwhelms a Stack Exchange site during private beta are the easy, "soft" questions: How do I do this really basic task, like reset someone's ...
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Why my reputation decrease without any message?

My reputation decrease by -2 without any message and I checked this Post, it show the message removed for the deleted or closed post. But I'm not getting any message for the lost reputation. How can I ...
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Chat room practically abandoned, make an effort to revive it?

I don't spend much time in the chat room, and scrolling back the history, I get the impression that neither does anyone else. I think it's a bit unfortunate, because it could probably be a good ...
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Questions that lack any research effort

Referring to this question specifically: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/83187/unable-to-add-placeholder-for-date-field The question is completely pointless; the answer is in the 2nd ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can adding version tags be mandatory?

I have seen a lot of questions lately that will have different answers, depending on whether the user is running Drupal 6 or Drupal 7. Very often the first comment is "What version of Drupal?" Is ...
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Why new orange notification Icon without queue?

I noticed today the new orange notification icon; when I clicked it, it navigated to the suggested edit review queue, but the review queue is empty. Is this normal?
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Why does nobody vote around here? (And why they need to.)

I just had a look around while waiting for some attention on my own question. As a heavy user on other SE sites I have this observation to make about the state of questions here: Nobody seems to be ...
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Show pop up to users who downvote spam question to flag it as spam

I lost track of the count of spam posts that came in today morning. One thing which I noticed was that as usual there were 8 or 9 downvotes to all of these questions instead if they were flagged they ...
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Why do a lot of people seem to "answer" a question in the comments section?

I'm fairly new to participating here (though I've been referring to Drupal Answers for a while now for Drupal help), so forgive me if the reason is pretty obvious and I just haven't picked up on it ...
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Drupal.SE's Birthday Celebration

Did you know Drupal’s anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 30 August? Congratulations! How about a contest or some other fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&...
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How do we want to handle questions with radically different answers for Drupal 7 (and lower) and Drupal 8 (and higher)?

Currently, we are starting to see questions that could potentially be duplicates. A recent example is Which tables are safe to clear (truncate)? which is a potential duplicate of Which tables are ...
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Call to action: Review and Vote to Close and/or Edit

A few months ago, the diamond moderators made a decision (citation needed) to back off a little bit on unilaterally closing questions. We did this to Encourage community moderation To not impose our ...
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Questions that contain nothing but a request for code

We've had a lot of these recently, even a few today. I'll get straight to the point: It's my opinion that any question that simply requests we write code for the asker, and that shows zero research ...
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Second 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we might be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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twig tag should be independent tag

I think that making the twig tag as synonym of theming is not suitable. There are many issues related to twig as it is, not related to the theming concepts of drupal 8.
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Make the off topic closing reasons more friendly

As per How to marry the conflicting philosophies? we can "control all of the "off topic because..." close reasons" and as that answer asks, we should be more friendly. So: let's come up with better ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Where are people asking for Drupal help aside from here? Where do the "Elite" Drupalers go? [closed]

I've been noticing, many of the top 1% of Drupalers on this stackexchange board with a score of 10k+ don't have many questions, but mostly just answer other people's questions. I understand they are ...
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