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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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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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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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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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Markdown for Drupal reference

It would be very helpful to have specific Markdown for creating links directly to the Drupal Reference http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal, especially when you are asking/answering a question that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2012

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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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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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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Calling for action: Help improving our tag wikis

Some of our tag wikis need to be improved, and they need the help of the community. Before to describe the task, I will give a description of what a tag wiki is. Each tag, such as views, has a page ...
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When is it appropriate to use tag 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9?

There are various flavors of questions about using Drupal release tags, more specifically these tags: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. However I continue to struggle with when it is appropriate to actually use any ...
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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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Add “general reference” as reason to close a question

In English Language and Usage is possible to close a question because it is a "general reference." That closing reason would apply for Drupal Answers too.
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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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Add Stack Overflow as migration path

The voting-to-close dialog actually allows to only migrate a question on the meta site for Drupal Answers. It should allow to vote to migrate a question to Stack Overflow, for those questions that are ...
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Lots of question related to weight lose, fatty tissue etc in daily. Is it added intentionally?

I think some people are intentionally add question related weight lose, fatty tissue etc. Which is like a spam !!!!
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Design for Drupal Answers [closed]

I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites ...
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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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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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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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How to contact a user to let them know their suggested edits are partially wrong

I've seen a lot of suggested edits in the queue over the last week (all from the same person) that have removed the term 'Drupal 7' from the post body and instead added it the 7 tag. And we all know ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Same POST in two reviews

If a new user POST an answer for old POST (Question),that will be shown under both First Posts and Late Answers. So I can review the same post twice (once for First Posts and once for Late Answers). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is the “Strunk & White” badge not given anymore?

I have noticed that Laxman13 has gained the "Strunk & White" badge, but googletorp, with more than 80 edits, didn't get it. Why? Is the badge not assigned anymore? The reason I am asking is that ...
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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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