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Why can't I delete this question?

When I try to delete How do I add a patch to patches in composer.json from the command line? I get a "You cannot delete this question as others have invested time and effort into answering it.&...
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How can I see the questions and answers I've voted on?

Often I'll find that I need to find a question I'd recently looked at and voted on, but can't quite remember the title. Since I voted on it, and I can't vote twice, I know there's a record of which ...
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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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Order of html title attribute

Anyone else find it a bit weird that tags are placed first in the html title attribute. for example I've seen quite a few start: 6 - Some question here 7 - Another question here When I have a load ...
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Does my question about EntityFieldQuery and destruction of it's instances belong on StackOverflow?

I posted a question about the EF API : Do I need to manually destroy the EntityFieldQuery object? - and one the commentators claimed this does not belong on the Drupal site. Since it is a user with ...
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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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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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
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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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Automatically link function names to api.drupal.org

Is it possible to automatically turn core function names into links to api.drupal.org? For instance: 'hook_node_load' would become 'hook_node_load'. If it's possible at all, would you consider it ...
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Use of 404 pages for users without permission mean links appear to be broken

Issue: Some pages return a 404 'Page not found' when, actually, they're there but a user doesn't have access. It's very confusing that these links appear in these 'help for newbies'-type pages, and ...
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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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Why not let users pay for bounties?

Here is my crazy idea of the day: The bounty feature is great to get better answers or to solve tricky problems. New Drupal users won't have the skills (or time and patience) to contribute enough on ...
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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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1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Does Drupal Answers use Drupal?

Is Drupal Answers a Drupal site, or is it created using other software?
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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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Differences between "updates," "upgrade," and "version-upgrade"

The upgrade documentation at https://drupal.org/upgrade states that an upgrade consists of changing the major version while an update is changing the minor version of Drupal. Excerpt: What's the ...
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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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Burninate "Custom" tag

There already was a request to Burninate the "custom-module" tag and now I see it's rebirth as custom. custom-module doesn't have any meaning because: A question tagged custom-module would ...
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Please exclude version tags from title bar

I mean questions like this - there is nothing wrong with it being tagged 7, but this isn't great: The same will appear in Google results etc. I believe commerce would be more relevant for this ...
2 votes
1 answer
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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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Help Save the DVT!

Drupal Version Tags (= DVT ) are the tags such as 6, 7, 8. If you haven't heard about the guidance from the moderators about using Drupal version tags in questions, read what's written in the ...
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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 ...
4 votes
0 answers
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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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
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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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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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Is it possible to delete a user profile only on the meta site?

Can users delete their user profile on a meta site and keep it on the parent site?
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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 ...
4 votes
2 answers
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Do we have "Canonical questions", on DA?

I noticed recently that Why is Linux reporting “free” memory strangely? is marked as a Canonical question. CQs seem like an excellent idea, but my digging around on the serverfault and stackoverflow ...
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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 ...
5 votes
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Expand the content of the "How to Ask" block

The content of the How to Ask block that is currently shown is the following one: Is your question about the Drupal CMS? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Remember to ...
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Burninate the "custom-module" tag

"Custom module" is, in Drupal jargon, a module that is developed for a specific website, and that is not generic enough to be generally used in other sites. An example of custom module is the Drupal....
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Is there a way to automatically ignore other user?

Let's assume there is one user. His posts makes moderators disagree in comments. He sometimes edit his questions so that original meaning is totally lost, and so on. I don't want put myself between ...
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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 ...
23 votes
2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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)....
17 votes
5 answers
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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 ...
30 votes
1 answer
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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....
4 votes
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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 ...
7 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
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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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