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A tag for questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If it's not a bug, feature-request or request for assistance, it is probably a discussion.

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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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Should questions where the OP reports they find the solution, but doesn't add the solution as answer be closed as too localized?

Insert images with Media. https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/1680/drupal-not-recognizing-updated-theme In the first question, the OP updates the question one hour later the question was ...
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Usage of the “filter” tag

What should filter be used for? This term has two distinct meanings in Drupal. One refers to content filters (hook_filter()), and the administrative side of this for non-technical people. The other ...
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Should we keep three different tags for Views, or should we merge all the tags, and use just one?

Looking at the questions about Views, I see there are 133 questions tagged views, 39 questions tagged views-2, and 35 questions tagged views-3. I doubt that all the questions tagged views are ...
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Are there questions that could use the tag “vocabulary” without referring to taxonomy terms?

We have both vocabulary and taxonomy. Are there cases where vocabulary is not referring to the "container" of taxonomy terms, for which taxonomy could be used?
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Where is a good place to ask questions about Drupal AND Drupal modules?

Can anybody recommend a site for questions/ help with Drupal and Drupal modules? Something like Drupal Answers? I'm aware of the official Drupal forum, but it's like an echo chamber, unfortunately. I'...
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What is the difference between Drupal Answers and Stack Overflow?

I've only just noticed the existence of Drupal Answers. In what way is Drupal Answers not redundant with questions on Stack Overflow with the Drupal tag? I mean, I realize that some "traditional" ...
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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 ...
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Can I ask a module or theme question on Drupal Answers?

Can I ask questions about non-default Drupal core modules or themes, on Drupal Answers?
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Do we need the tag “windows”?

Do we need to tag questions with windows? Is there any reason to tag questions with that tag? I can imagine users adding linux, osx, or windows-7 and then describing something that is not specific ...
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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 ...
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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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Can we add drupal.org username as a profile field?

This would enable a simple 1:1 mapping of Drupal.org accounts and Drupal Answers accounts, allowing for some cool integration projects down the road. For example it would allow Certifed to Rock to ...
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Would it be better if people with little English writing skills use Google translation?

There are a lot of people who use Drupal whose English writing skills are poor. I feel bad writing this because I have no language skills at all even in my own native English. However, I have a ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for recommendations for Drupal hosting?

Is it appropriate to ask for recommendations for Drupal hosting? I'm unhappy with some of the changes my current provider has made to my account and I am starting to look for a new place for my sites.
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Module tagging name length

If you all choose to allow questions about specific modules, you probably have to agree on a common way to tag them. I see that taxonomy-access.module, update.module and others of the format name#....
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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 ...
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Is there a way to promote drupal.SE on questions about Drupal on SO?

I notice that there are Drupal questions that are being asked on SO. I understand that some users prefer to not ask a question on a site that is still in beta, but maybe there are also users who don't ...
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Which tags should be used for a questions about CCK fields?

When a question is about CCK fields, should the question be tagged with cck and fields, or just with cck? Should we consider fields only for Drupal 7?
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What is the difference between “sql-query” and “db-api”?

What is the difference between sql-query and db-api? Are there any cases where a question is about a SQL query, but it is not about the database API? Should both the tags be kept, or should db-api ...
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Do we need the tag “php”? If we need it, which other tags should we use?

Do we need php? If we need it, which other tags should be have? I guess that if we keep php, then we should also have javascript, and html. Aren't there any better tags we should use?
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“Drupal-X” tags versus “version-x” tags [closed]

Should we use, for example, drupal-6 or version-6?
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Should module specific questions be posted here?

A module specific question, such as How can I tell Drush in which folder should a module be copied? is absolutely appropriate to be posted at drupal.org in the module issue queue. I don't think such ...
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Does this question seem too subjective?

The question Apache Solr Geo Integration, Simple Geo, or Localsolr seems too subjective, as it asks "which one would you take for indexing locations and geo searches?"
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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.
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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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What should we do with duplicate questions on SO and here

I spotted the first question being posted on SO and here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5270761/show-related-taxonomy-list-if-created Show related Taxonomy list if created What should we do ...
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What are the rules for migrating content from Stack Overflow?

The first question from Stack Overflow has been migrated. This makes me wonder what are the rules for migrating content from Stack Overflow to here. I started answering Drupal questions on SO when ...
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How do we maintain/improve tone of site?

I'm a little unsure about how strict we should be in regards to what questions we think are appropriate and which questions are not. I kind of think if we start closing questions that are not ...
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Is it appropriate to plug drupal.stackexchange.com on stackoverflow.com?

This question might be irrelevant while drupal.stackexchange.com is still in beta, but, given that 75% of my website work is in Drupal, I'm especially excited to see this site in beta and really want ...
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Accepting answers?

I've noticed that there are 96 questions at time of writing but only a handful it seems have accepted answers. Is this a problem?
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Avoiding easy questions

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 ...