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Questions tagged [questions]

This tag for questions about, well, questions: how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, and so forth.

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How to show I did search on old questions and can't find help before asking new question?

My question How to debug Drush command with xdebug in vscode? has been marked as [duplicate] which really upset me. In the question, I did mention I have studied the answer in similar question but it ...
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Drupal 8 backbone topic?

Can I ask questions about backbone.js in Drupal 8, for example "How can I create a model backbone with data from drupalSetting?" or "Best practice to create and use namespace.js in Backbone"?
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Do we allow users asking a simple question and answer it immediately after?

I got this question because I noticed some questions (e.g. How can I get the field settings in a field preprocess hook?) are really obvious to someone for answering, and the answer has been provided ...
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What does “close (1)” describe in questions?

I asked How to use hook_form_search_block_form_alter? a while ago, and I found it says close (1) as shown in following image. If I hover on that, it shows 4 more votes are needed to close this ...
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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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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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How do I proceed if I cannot make sense of the reason to close the question?

I'm new to Drupal, but reasonably experienced with stackoverflow. I have a very specific question (change font size for displayed code), namely how to change Drupal configuration to achieve a ...
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What does the orange striping in unanswered questions mean?

Sorry to be such a newb, but I'm acclimatizing to this place :) In unanswered questions, some questions are striped with orange and others not. I can't (easily) see why that is. Why 'tis it?
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How does a new user (on Drupal Answers) ask a question which involves lots of detail?

I'm trying to pose questions with sufficient detail. I deleted my first try. My second try is below but you see I haven't sufficient privilege to post links or pictures: Need help with Views and ...
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Is it valid to crosspost the same question by offering bounties?

I've placed bounty on this question. For some reason this question has not received enough attention. Can I ask the same on Stack Overflow by offering bounty on it? I know it's not valid to ask the ...
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Limit of answers per day

Is there any limit to the answers that a single user may give in one day? As far as I know and I am aware of the reputation limit per day, there is no restriction to the number of answers that a user ...
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Can questions about Acquia Dev Desktop be asked here?

I'm not sure; therefore I first ask here: Are questions about Acquia Dev Desktop allowed in Drupal Answers? If not, could you please explain why?
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Do we want to handle questions about Backdrop?

Should Drupal Answers be welcoming to questions about Backdrop CMS. From their docs: Backdrop CMS started its existence as an offshoot or fork of Drupal. Although Backdrop originates from a ...
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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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Why is my question here considered a bug report?

I asked https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/183535/drush-cant-decompress-a-tmp-gz-file as help request and I've no idea if I myself did something wrong (say, installed something wrong) so it ...
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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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Is there anything I can do to make my question answered?

I asked a question but no one answered it yet. Is there anything I should do, or is my question ambiguous? Please guide me on asking the right question.
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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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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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why dont answer my question newly

I put some question and one of set 200 boundary for one of them,I know some of users really can help me but dont answer my question while they are spend time and answer newbie user question,why ...
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Is it ok to show my solution and ask if it is a good Drupal aproach?

I am new to drupal and am building an app for my brother's business as a test case to help me learn. I just built a solution to opening an add content form and pre-populating some fields depending ...
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How to deal with questions for which the correct answer is simply “no”?

I encountered How can I set Dkim in phpmailer? recently. The correct answer is simply: You can't. Oh, of course I might quote some parts of feature request on Drupal.org and describe with detail ...
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Should I ask a question about changing the way module works, if I'm preparing to hack it?

Related: Can a question about a module bug ever become on topic for Drupal Answers? I need a module to work a bit different than it does now. And I will force it to do so, But I wanted to ask first, ...
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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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What is the difference between “closed” and “on hold”?

I've noticed that some questions are "closed" (e.g.: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/82099/styling-pdf-download-link-field), while others are "on hold" (e.g. https://drupal.stackexchange....
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Can we restrict users with unresolved number of question?

Many times I see some users asking lots of question without accepting answer for old questions. So why can't we have restriction for number of question for a user just like we have for flag(I think so)...
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How should a problem related to the one asked in another question be asked?

If someone has a problem that is related to what asked in another question, with some minor changes in code or requirements, how can he ask about that? If he asks in comments, he will rarely get ...
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Is ok to ask what type of modules can help you accomplish a feature?

I was reading the FAQ but it does not say if I can ask or no about what modules can be useful to implement a feature or behaviour. I love this site because I spent days doing research about how to ...
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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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Is there any other point about the questions not to ask on DA that should be added?

The FAQ actually lists the following points, about the questions that are not welcome here: Comparison between Drupal and other CMS's, blog software, or similar software Requests for tutorials, and ...
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Are questions asking for 'lists' ok?

https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/16912 was asked this time last year, one of the community members raised the concern that these sorts of questions might not be a good fit. I haven't found ...
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what it means to have a flag disputed?

In my profile, in flags history. What it means when you flag an answer or a question and the flag has the state disputed?
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Is it acceptable to ask questions about Drupal 8 after feature freeze?

On December first February 18, 2013, Drupal 8 enters feature freeze. It means no new features will be added after that date. Is acceptable to ask questions about Drupal 8, after that date? If it is ...
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should I flag newbies?

Sometimes I feel I should no flag newbies or new users. Should I comment instead and ask them to explain better? ...or should I leave this to the moderators?
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Is it okay to ask a question like this one:

I'm pretty new to using meta on any of the stackexchange sites. Do the meta sites have the same rigorous standards about what is okay to ask? Is it okay to ask questions that are about something ...
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Can I ask a question about Drupal's third-party module that is not technical?

Recently, I have started working on a commerce payment module (Commerce Pasargad). Now I am looking for a way to put it in Drupal Commerce Free Extensions page, but I didn't find any, so far. Can 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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Overly-broad questions that would be useful to Drupal developers, and have a good answer

Re: What tools do I need to automate my Drupal workflow? This question is obviously not a good fit for the site, as defined by the FAQ, as it's very broad in nature. However, I'm sure nearly any ...
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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.
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Is this question on-topic?

I am referring to https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/30811/bounty-examples-of-og-privacy-policies-for-various-role-scenarios#comment30593_30811 The same question has been asked by the OP on ...
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Is it OK to consult community against suspected Drupal bugs?

I mean situations where I am pretty sure I found a bug in core or a contributed module, but I want to get confirmation before I file an issue to the project or apply a time-costly workaround. While ...
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What should be done with questions that give the link for the code instead of showing it?

There are some questions that don't show the code for which the question is being asked, but give a link to the code. What should be done with these questions?
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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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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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Is “How do I copy (part of) site X”, an appropriate type of question?

Questions like the following ones are, in my opinion, not appropriate to ask at all. How do I create a slideshow like this one: [LINK TO ARBITRARY SITE]? How do I create [RANDOM BEHAVIOUR] like [...
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Isn't it appropriate to ask for support on Drupal Answers and project page at the same time?

Every now and then I'm in the middle of a really intense and timely development session, and - as you already guessed - often bump into strange, unexpected behaviors of third-party modules. This ...
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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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Can a moderator moves a question with an open bounty?

This question Xapian vs ApacheSolr clearly doesn't belong here and should be moved to SO but there's an open bounty. Can a moderator move it to SO ? I think the user would have better answers there.
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Should not we insist for more scoped questions?

I take https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/16699/what-are-some-of-the-key-changes-to-drupal-code-for-d6-vs-d7-modules as example, but this question is valid for other questions. The FAQ ...
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Are questions about comparing Drupal with another CMS more suited for Stack Overflow?

If I have a question about comparing Drupal with another CMS, or PHP software used to create the content of a web site, should I ask it on Drupal Answers, or on Stack Overflow? My thought is that it ...