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You can post a new question explaining you tried what described in an answer given to another question (with a link to that question, if it helps to understand better your question), and what exactly didn't work for you, the difference between what you obtained and what described in the answer, what you expected reading that answer, or what wanted to obtain. ...


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I'm Grace Note, I'm a Community Manager for Stack Exchange. I'm also very much not a Drupal user, so I won't have close familiarity with the exact nuances of particular subjects within Drupal. One thing that was mentioned in the comments that I'd like to make sure doesn't get missed is a blog article written long ago about "Good" subjective versus "Bad" ...


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I think perhaps the rules should be relaxed. HOWEVER seeing as how there is not likely to be a definitive right or wrong answer for questions such as these perhaps we should require them to be answered as a Community Wiki? At least that way if there is incorrect information (that has a source to back up the correction) then it'll be easier for other to ...


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Are we (the mods) enforcing the rules too rigidly? There is a thin line between a good non-constructive question and a bad one. I understand that in the beginning of a SE site the Rules can be relaxed, as I see it, this is not the case for this site, so I don't think relaxing the rules will help this site grow quality content but the other way around. If ...


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This reminds me of the tagging discussion... namely, that you tag based on the question itself, not on the answers you imagine it will garner. (Used to justify removing the form-api tag from questions about things that would most likely be accomplished using the form API but that are not about the form API directly). It is not so much a matter of how ...


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One reason to consider relaxing the rules a little, is simply that there is no great alternative place to ask such questions. I wanted to ask a general question that required more of an opinion on best practices rather than a clear answer some time ago. I knew that it would be closed as off-topic here, and as I considered what my alternatives are and where ...


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When a question is voted to be closed, and it gets the necessary number of votes, it is first shown as on hold for five days, and then it is shown as closed. The only exceptions are questions closed as duplicates, which are always shown as duplicate. On hold is used to make users understand that the status is not definitive, and the question can still be re-...


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When a question is closed, it means that in its current form the question is not a good question. It doesn't mean the question cannot be made better, and it will be never re-opened. Quite the opposite, the question can be edited to make it clear, or to make it a better suit for the site. The question is immediately closed (as quick as possible) simply to ...


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Questions about Drush are on-topic on Drupal Answers, but that question is more about how to set up a remote shell to make it find a particular executable. In fact, the proposed solution is valid anytime a non interactive shell is used, and an executable put in a custom path needs to be used. It is true that the FAQ says that server administration/...


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Personally I thought the question was a bit vague/ambiguous, that's why I voted for "not a real question". The fact that the question relies on a slideshow held on an external site also means it only stays useful if that external site continues to host that page (which this site has no control over). As you said a bit more context would have been nice, but ...


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Main practical difference is that during on hold period each edit by OP sends question to the reopen review queue. After that it must be done by moderator or someone who will actually vote to reopen. See this stacoverflow meta post.


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I think that every answer is in part subjective, there's nothing 100% objective. Personally, I would drop the Non-constructive words. Something that has an element of discussion/debate or expects an answer that is not 100% objective can be constructive, and can be useful. Another thing is if the question is more or less appropriate for Drupal Answers. But ...


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To me, the question was essentially about the meaning of implicit, and explicit, and not in the specific context. The fact it didn't have any context, except the link to the external site, which could be lost anytime the link would return a 404, or 403 error page, lead me to think the question was not constructive, and too generic. I noticed the question ...


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That is the default behavior, as reported in the accepted answer of Allow diamond moderators to reverse question migrations? All migrated answers are deleted and locked on the destination site The migrated questions are locked on the destination site The only answer that was not deleted was written in the destination site, not migrated. The fact it has ...


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Kiamlaluno alludes to this as well, but I think the particular problem here is that the question in absolutely no way ties the problem to Drupal. When a question with so little information is posted, for all we know, the author hasn't even tried to install drush on the target machine, and just expects it to be present. There is nothing explaning why the ...


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