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Stop voting to put Drupal questions on hold as "Questions on programming, PHP, SQL, etc."

I see this more and more these days. There are questions like this - not so good ones, maybe should be put on hold, maybe not. Doesn't matter. It is a question about Drupal, Drupal-specific tools (...
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Vote to adopt drupal.stackexchange.org as official support forum on drupal.org

It is not really a question, but an FYI that there is a discussion about it on the new Drupal Association "idea" website, where users can vote about officially adopting Drupal Answers on Drupal.org. ...
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Drupal Answers Top User Swag [closed]

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are (as of July 2) on page 1 or page 2 of … https://drupal.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a ...
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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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It's bounty time - suggestions please! [closed]

I have a lot of unicorn points (aka reputation), and they're just sitting there doing nothing. I've come to the conclusion the best use of these points is to find questions that need answering, that ...
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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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Why does nobody vote around here? (And why they need to.)

I just had a look around while waiting for some attention on my own question. As a heavy user on other SE sites I have this observation to make about the state of questions here: Nobody seems to be ...
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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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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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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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New Design Launched [closed]

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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How do we maintain/improve tone of site?

I'm a little unsure about how strict we should be in regards to what questions we think are appropriate and which questions are not. I kind of think if we start closing questions that are not ...
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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 [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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Show pop up to users who downvote spam question to flag it as spam

I lost track of the count of spam posts that came in today morning. One thing which I noticed was that as usual there were 8 or 9 downvotes to all of these questions instead if they were flagged they ...
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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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2012 Community Moderator Election Results [closed]

Drupal's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
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Can anyone explain why Drupal Answers attracts more spam than any other SE site? [closed]

I am dying to know it. Maybe something in its name or logo...
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We need canonical questions for migrating DEV -> STAGING -> LIVE

I just closed another question that had to deal with migrating from DEV to STAGING to LIVE. I closed it as too broad because I couldn't find any of the decent target question for closing as dup. As ...
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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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Why was my rude/abusive flag declined?

Yesterday, I flagged two answers on this question as rude/abusive. Both answers were by the same user (now deleted), one of them contained gibberish of the 'cat-on-keyboard' type: [';'...
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Drupal.SE's Birthday Celebration

Did you know Drupal’s anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 30 August? Congratulations! How about a contest or some other fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&...
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Why do reviewers keep adding the same comment under posts?

When I review 'Low Quality Posts' or 'First posts' I frequently see questions that have pretty much the same comment from reviewers under it. And I mean - frequently. Here's just a random example: ...
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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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UPDATE: Site design updates are now live!

A majority of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We have moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so that it's ...
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Call to action: Flag any answer that is not an answer

There are many answers that don't really answer the question being asked, such as the following one, but you can easily find other when you look at the first posts in the review page, or in the low ...
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Please review close votes!

There are currently 261 questions waiting for review, as far as I could tell. Maybe my guess is off a little, but it seems consistent with 270 on the orange bar. There are many of us who can vote! ...
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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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Do we need to relax the rules?

Recently there have been a number of questions asked, and closed (some by me), as not constructive because there's an element of discussion/debate to the question. Some examples are: When to use ...
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Is it possible people are a bit 'trigger happy' with editing?

I feel like I am involved in an edit war. It's not the first time, but today has been particularly bad. Take my recent post for example: How can I alter the value of a Views filter and thus have the ...
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Can we add drupal.org username as a profile field?

This would enable a simple 1:1 mapping of Drupal.org accounts and Drupal Answers accounts, allowing for some cool integration projects down the road. For example it would allow Certifed to Rock to ...
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How do we want to handle questions with radically different answers for Drupal 7 (and lower) and Drupal 8 (and higher)?

Currently, we are starting to see questions that could potentially be duplicates. A recent example is Which tables are safe to clear (truncate)? which is a potential duplicate of Which tables are ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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How to get rid of all these CiviCRM questions?

Yes, CiviCRM is technically a Drupal module, but it's also a standalone application with its own community of users (who have some overlap with the Drupal community, but also WP and Joomla folks). So ...
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Allow "drupal-N" tags to be migrated from other sites

When a question is migrated from other sites, any tag that matches ^drupal-?\d+.*$ is removed. The problem is that Stack Overflow uses drupal-6, and drupal-7; as users on Stack Overflow are used to ...
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I found a CSS bug

The picture is self explanatory Link to Q: center content in panels
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New Close Reason

The moderators recently added a new close reason to the Off-Topic list: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar ...
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Call to action: Review and Vote to Close and/or Edit

A few months ago, the diamond moderators made a decision (citation needed) to back off a little bit on unilaterally closing questions. We did this to Encourage community moderation To not impose our ...
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How to deal with "very low quality", but technically valid, answers?

Every now and then, someone posts a short answer along the lines of Use module [X][1]. [1]: [appropriate link] I've done so myself at times. These answers are sometimes flagged as low quality,...
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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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Is it okay to use down-votes to attack another person?

I would like to assume the answer is no, but it bears asking. I just discovered that someone has systematically gone through every question I've asked on drupal.stackexchange.com, and every answer I'...
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Questions that contain nothing but a request for code

We've had a lot of these recently, even a few today. I'll get straight to the point: It's my opinion that any question that simply requests we write code for the asker, and that shows zero research ...
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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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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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Second 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we might be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Should Drupal Commerce questions be tagged 7?

Based on @Clive's comment here, I'd like to know more about how we're supposed to be tagging Commerce-related questions. My initial thought was that since Commerce is only for D7 and is not a ...
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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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Seeking guidance on when edits are "too minor"

My personal preference is not to edit a question for spelling and grammar as the difficulties the OP has with the English language actually give clues to the meaning of the question. On DA, where the ...
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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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