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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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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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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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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 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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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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Winter Bash 2012 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A call to provide explanations for a down-voted question

Someone is voting down questions without an explanation. Very few questions are down-voted on this site and I am in favor of that. Inappropriate questions are flagged and addressed quickly by ...
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Winter Bash 2020 [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 ...
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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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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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Community-related closing reasons for 2020

It is time we reevaluate the community-related closing reasons (previously called custom closing reasons) that Drupal Answers is using. Right now, we have two custom reasons. Questions on programming,...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Avoiding easy questions [closed]

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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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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Same post in two review queues

If a new user posts an answer for an old question,that will be shown under both the First Posts and the Late Answers review queues, so I can review the same post twice. Is this by design, or a bug?
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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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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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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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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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