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Is it bad form to ask questions about problems I don't have?

While developing a Drupal site, I resolved many problems, and I think the solutions I adopted could be helpful to other users too. I was thinking of asking questions on Drupal Answers, for which I ...
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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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What should I do when I see spam posts?

I found a post that I consider merely spam. What should I do? Should I down-vote the spam, remove the spam link, or post a question on the meta site to ask them to delete the spam?
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What should I do when an answer has been added as comment?

I have found a question without an answer, but there is a comment that answers it. What should be done in such cases?
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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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How do I bump a question?

How do I bump a question, here? Is there any suggested way, or a preferable way? When is it appropriate to bump a question?
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Does Drupal Answers use Drupal?

Does Drupal Answers use Drupal, or other software?
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Is it possible to pull Drupal questions from StackOverflow to Drupal Answers?

Given that there is a large number of questions on Stack Overflow related to Drupal, could we pull some of the good ones over to Drupal Answers? Otherwise, you're going down that redundancy path, ...
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Which terminology and abbreviations are used in Drupal?

Which terms (and abbreviations), used in Drupal, can I find in posts on Drupal Answers? What do they mean?
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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 do I use the @ sign in comments?

I would like to use @dev @prod in comments sometimes. @dev is not a user, it is a drush server alias. I got the following error message: Only one additional @user can be notified; the post owner ...
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How do you know when a bounty has been awarded?

Is it possible to know when a bounty has been awarded from an answer? Is there any graphic element that shows which answer has received the bounty?
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How do I request two accounts to be merged?

I have created another account by mistake. How do I request the accounts to be merged?
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How can I flag every comment given to a post as obsolete without to flag each of them?

A question I asked has some comments that should be deleted because they are based on one of the previous revisions of the question. How can I flag them as obsolete without to flag each of them?
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Can the Community user really suggest edits?

For example, in How do I hide a field after login? you will notice that the Community user is shown as the user who edited the question. The revision page shows an edit summary too specific to be ...
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I asked a question about Drupal programming, but it was closed as off-topic. Why?

I have asked a question about an issue I had while developing code for a Drupal module, but the question was closed as off-topic. Still, questions about programming are allowed. Why was my question ...
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Where can I ask a question about finding modules that meet certain requirements?

I have a list of requirements for a module, but I don't know which modules meet these criteria. Is this question appropriate on Drupal Answers? Where should I ask about it?
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Are tags allowed in question's titles?

Is it fine to write a title like the following ones? Views: How do I create a list of OG groups for which the current user has edit privileges? Views/jQuery/jCarousel/Galleria/Colorbox - best ...
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“Drupal” in question titles?

Sometimes I see questions containing Drupal and the Drupal version in the title. Should I edit it out?
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Are tags automatically removed?

I noticed that one of the tags I used in my question has been removed. Are there cases where tags automatically removed?
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What information should be given when asking a question?

What information should be necessarily given when asking a question? What other information could help?
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What should I do when I put sensitive information in a post, and I need to remove them?

I have written sensitive information (e.g. email address, password) in a post I wrote on Drupal Answers. What can I do to remove that information from the post I created? Is it enough I edit the post ...
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Why was my “very low quality” flag declined?

I flagged this answer as "very low quality" (which it is). The content of the question is the following: So, I'm looking to create a search page with similar functionality to this one, where you ...
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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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What is considered a good post edit?

Is there any suggestions about what it is considering good editing in posts? What kind of things should I not edit?
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What information should I provide in my answers?

Is there any information that I have to necessarily provide when I answer to a question? What information do you suggest to provide?
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How should I refer to third-modules installed on my site?

When referring to the modules installed on my Drupal site, how should I refer to them? Should I use the short name used from the module, or something else?
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Drupal resource links

What are the links to Drupal resources that can help in understanding how Drupal works, and how to develop a Drupal project?
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Do moderators see which user has raised a flag?

When a user flags a post for moderator attention, do the moderators see the name of the user who raised the flag?
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What happened with 10k tools?

Back when I just got my reputation over 10k, my tools used to show me various things, for example the automatic flag raised for duplicate answers, which I don't see anymore. Was it a deliberate ...
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How can the Community user close questions?

How can the Community user close questions? I know it performs various tasks, but this is the first time I've seen this particular action.
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Why are questions about PHP notices caused by a module off-topic?

Why are questions about PHP notices off-topic for Drupal Answers? Is there a way to make them on-topic?
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I see a question with poorly formatted code. Should I fix it?

I have seen a question that has some poorly formatted code in it. Should I edit it to fix the formatting?
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Do I get the bounty, if I answer my own question?

I just wanted to know if the bounty goes away to other users. If my answer is best voted, to whom the bounty will go?
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What is the “untagged” tag?

I see there are some questions tagged untagged. What does the tag mean? What should I do when I find questions tagged with that tag?
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When editing a post, should I Americanize spelling?

I am editing a post, and cleaning up general formatting, spelling, and grammar. Is is OK to also Americanize spelling (eg, change "behaviour" to "behavior")?
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How do @-references work?

In comments, it is possible to use @-references to get the attention of a user. Which users can be referred using @ followed by the username? Are there users that are automatically notified of a ...
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When should I flag an answer as “not an answer”?

I flagged an answer as "not an answer," but my flag was declined saying that the flag should not be used for a wrong answer. In which cases should an answer be flagged as "not an answer"?
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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 do I delete all answers and comments I've made?

I would like to delete everything I have contributed to this site. Is there an easy way to do this en masse, or do I have to go through and delete everything manually?
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What to do when we see cross-posts from Stack Overflow?

Periodically I see an exact duplicate that has been posted on Stack Overflow, and then here. Should these be flagged as exact duplicates?
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What should I do when my question is closed?

I asked a question, but it has been closed because it was considered not a good question for the site. What can I do? Does closing my questions mean I am not welcome to ask questions?
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“User was removed” message in reputation log

What kind of system event is that which results in my reputation decreased with a message: "-10 User was removed"
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My flag for closing a question has been declined, but the question is now closed. What happened?

I flagged a question to close it, and my flag has been declined. The question has been closed the same. How can my flag not be useful, if the question has been closed?
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How can the Community user approve suggested edits?

I see that the Community user is not a real person, but only a background process. I was just curious to know that how can a process decide whether the suggested edit by the user should be approved/...
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If a moderator comments on a post, does that mean the moderator is going to do anything about the post, and the community doesn't need to do anything?

I have seen a comment left from a moderator about a question being asked; I agree with what the moderator said about the question being off-topic. Do I need to do anything, or will the moderator take ...
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I have offered a bounty for my question that has not assigned to any answer. Why?

I offered a bounty for a question I asked, I accepted an answer, but the bounty has not been assigned to any answer. What happened?
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Can I change the bounty value?

Let's say I set a bounty for 50, and I don't any answer at all. Will I be able to change the bounty value from 50 to 100?
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How do I propose a FAQ question in the meta site?

I want to create a question that I think would be useful if added to the ones tagged faq. What should I do?
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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 ...