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How should I refer to third-modules installed on my site?

When referring to the modules installed on my Drupal site, how should I refer to them? Should I use the short name used from the module, or something else?
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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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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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Should questions where the OP reports they find the solution, but doesn't add the solution as answer be closed as too localized?

Insert images with Media. https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/1680/drupal-not-recognizing-updated-theme In the first question, the OP updates the question one hour later the question was ...
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Usage of the “filter” tag

What should filter be used for? This term has two distinct meanings in Drupal. One refers to content filters (hook_filter()), and the administrative side of this for non-technical people. The other ...
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Should we keep three different tags for Views, or should we merge all the tags, and use just one?

Looking at the questions about Views, I see there are 133 questions tagged views, 39 questions tagged views-2, and 35 questions tagged views-3. I doubt that all the questions tagged views are ...
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Drupal resource links

What are the links to Drupal resources that can help in understanding how Drupal works, and how to develop a Drupal project?
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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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Are there questions that could use the tag “vocabulary” without referring to taxonomy terms?

We have both vocabulary and taxonomy. Are there cases where vocabulary is not referring to the "container" of taxonomy terms, for which taxonomy could be used?
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Where is a good place to ask questions about Drupal AND Drupal modules?

Can anybody recommend a site for questions/ help with Drupal and Drupal modules? Something like Drupal Answers? I'm aware of the official Drupal forum, but it's like an echo chamber, unfortunately. I'...
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“Drupal” in question titles?

Sometimes I see questions containing Drupal and the Drupal version in the title. Should I edit it out?
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What is the difference between Drupal Answers and Stack Overflow?

I've only just noticed the existence of Drupal Answers. In what way is Drupal Answers not redundant with questions on Stack Overflow with the Drupal tag? I mean, I realize that some "traditional" ...
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Should you voluntarily delete your own answer if it is incorrect or inferior?

I'm personally in favor of retaining all history, even bad answers, as they make good answers look even better. But for the purposes of keeping the site helpful and informative, should answers be ...
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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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Can I ask a module or theme question on Drupal Answers?

Can I ask questions about non-default Drupal core modules or themes, on Drupal Answers?
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When does a question stop to be specific for Drupal?

When does a question stop to be Drupal specific? A question that is about an error reported by Firebug about the document type is a Drupal specific question, or is it a general question? What is ...
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Do we need the tag “windows”?

Do we need to tag questions with windows? Is there any reason to tag questions with that tag? I can imagine users adding linux, osx, or windows-7 and then describing something that is not specific ...
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Code review in answers

This question Table 'watchdog' was not locked with LOCK TABLES on custom module has some good answers, but the top voted answer and comments as well as being a valid answer veer into coding ...
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What is the purpose of the “change-control” tag?

I have noticed there are some questions tagged change-control, but I don't understand what the purpose of the tag would be. May anybody enlighten me? What should the wiki page of that tag report?
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Email titled “Top new Drupal Answers - Stack Exchange users for the week of Apr 18 2011” contains broken link.

Hello, Congratulations -- you are one of the top new Drupal Answers - Stack Exchange users for the week of Apr 18 2011! http://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/drupal/2011-04-18
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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 ...
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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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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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Would it be better if people with little English writing skills use Google translation?

There are a lot of people who use Drupal whose English writing skills are poor. I feel bad writing this because I have no language skills at all even in my own native English. However, I have a ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for recommendations for Drupal hosting?

Is it appropriate to ask for recommendations for Drupal hosting? I'm unhappy with some of the changes my current provider has made to my account and I am starting to look for a new place for my sites.
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Module tagging name length

If you all choose to allow questions about specific modules, you probably have to agree on a common way to tag them. I see that taxonomy-access.module, update.module and others of the format name#....
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Unable to view all of “How do I dismiss” (vertical page size)

I have a problem with the "Administration tools > flags" page. I clicked on "How do I dismiss?", and tried to scroll down the page to read all the text, but when I did it, the page have been scrolled ...
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How to subscribe to a Q&A?

I can't seem to find a way to subscribe to a Q&A to get notified about new answers. I know I can "favorite" a question but that doesn't notify me of updates.
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It is not possible to edit a tag Wiki, nor create one

I was trying to add a Wiki page to a tag here on meta, but I have problems to create it: when I click on the button to create it, nothing happens. I also tried to edit an existing tag Wiki, but again ...
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Block the “cms” tag

Questions migrated from other SE sites are sometimes tagged cms. As drupal.SE is about Drupal, which a CMS, that tag should be blocked.
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What should we do with answers that contains just a link?

I have noticed that recently some answers just contain a link to a project page; the user doesn't even report what the project does, nor why does he think the module suits the needs of the user asking ...
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Are votes for a question migrated together the question?

Suppose that a user with an account on both Stack Overflow and Drupal Answers ask a question on SO, which gets 5 votes, and which is then migrated to DA where it gets 5 votes further. Does the user ...
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Is there a way to promote drupal.SE on questions about Drupal on SO?

I notice that there are Drupal questions that are being asked on SO. I understand that some users prefer to not ask a question on a site that is still in beta, but maybe there are also users who don't ...
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Which tags should be used for a questions about CCK fields?

When a question is about CCK fields, should the question be tagged with cck and fields, or just with cck? Should we consider fields only for Drupal 7?
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Revert the tag drupal-x -> version-x tag synonyms

In “Drupal-X” tags versus “version-x” tags, the question was brought up whether core version tags should take the form of drupal-7 or version-7. Despite the top-voted answer being that it should be ...
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What is the difference between “sql-query” and “db-api”?

What is the difference between sql-query and db-api? Are there any cases where a question is about a SQL query, but it is not about the database API? Should both the tags be kept, or should db-api ...
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Block the “drupal” tag

On a site about Drupal, drupal doesn't have any meaning. The tag is used on SO questions, but when the question is migrated on drupal.SE, it should be removed.
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Do we need the tag “php”? If we need it, which other tags should we use?

Do we need php? If we need it, which other tags should be have? I guess that if we keep php, then we should also have javascript, and html. Aren't there any better tags we should use?
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“Drupal-X” tags versus “version-x” tags [closed]

Should we use, for example, drupal-6 or version-6?
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Should module specific questions be posted here?

A module specific question, such as How can I tell Drush in which folder should a module be copied? is absolutely appropriate to be posted at drupal.org in the module issue queue. I don't think such ...
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Does this question seem too subjective?

The question Apache Solr Geo Integration, Simple Geo, or Localsolr seems too subjective, as it asks "which one would you take for indexing locations and geo searches?"
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Why is my site reputation reported to be lower than the reputation I have (excluding the 100 points bonus)

On Area 51, my site reputation is reported to be 898, while from my drupal.SE account page I get it is 1077. The difference between 1077 and 1178 (my actual reputation) is the 101 bonus points I get ...
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The answer is not really an answer

This answer, written by who asked the question, is not really an answer, but it should be an edit of the question.
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Encouraging multiple solutions to be given in multiple answers?

As the site grows, I think there will be a lot of Drupal development/theming how-tos which in the Drupal world may result in "try one of these # modules" as we see in the (currenly) #1 answer for How ...
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What should we do with duplicate questions on SO and here

I spotted the first question being posted on SO and here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5270761/show-related-taxonomy-list-if-created Show related Taxonomy list if created What should we do ...
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The “drupal” tag [closed]

I just noticed a few questions had been tagged with "drupal." This really seems pointless to tag a question with drupal, since all questions that can't be tagged with "drupal" would be off-topic. I ...
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What are the rules for migrating content from Stack Overflow?

The first question from Stack Overflow has been migrated. This makes me wonder what are the rules for migrating content from Stack Overflow to here. I started answering Drupal questions on SO when ...
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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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Did anybody verify if including the word “Drupal” in the name of drupal.SE is under an automatic license?

Websites have some limitations on the usage of the word "Drupal" in their name (I believe it applies also to the domain name). Drupal trademark and policy describes exactly in which cases an automatic ...

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