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Most of the time the reason is that the user doesn't have the time to write a complete answer, and leaves a comment to give an hint to who could answer. Other times, the comment is really a guess, and an invite for the OP to add more details.


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I have no objection to you being militant about closing poor quality questions. In fact, I've had a general feeling for a long time that the quality has been heading downwards, and it largely has made me unmotivated to answer questions. Being militant about the problem may be necessary in it self, but unfortunately I don't know if it will help. This ...


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Moderators are allowed to close questions that are blatantly off-topic, or blatant cases of questions for which a closing reason is valid. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to avoid low quality questions are asked. Even if the FAQ clearly states which questions should be asked, and we have questions tagged faq that guide the users about how to write a ...


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We don't want to get rid of any of the CiviCRM questions. If and when the Area 51 proposal gets approved, and passes beta, we can consider selective migration of questions to there. Until then, I don't have problems with these unless they are so specific to CiviCRM to not be beneficial outside the CiviCRM community.


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You would need to ask the people who are choosing which sites to spam for their motivation, to get any sort of realistic answer. We can't tell you here, unfortunately, we simply don't know who these spammers are, never mind why they may or may not choose to spam one site over another. Maybe they like blue things. Maybe they like things starting with the ...


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I vote for not supporting Backdrop questions in here just because at some point Backdrop will very fairly different from Drupal 7. Since their philosophy and organisation are distinct, it is going to be a different CMS. We currently have a major different between Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 adding Backdrop support into Drupal Answers is technically supporting a ...


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Yes, Drupal Answers wants to participate in Winter Bash 2016! (Santa hat source)


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TL;DR Yes, it can happen, and there certainly wasn't anything wrong at all with the way you originally posted the question. It was clear, well reasoned, well supported with references and showed an abundance of research effort. In general though, I think the benefits of a collaboratively edited site outweigh the potential problems, which can be largely ...


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If the answer really is just Use module [X][1]. [1]: [appropriate link] Then yes, that should be flagged as Very Low Quality because, well, it is very low quality. Linking to a module as an answer is itself not a problem, though. The most important part, IMO, is that the answer explains how the module will solve the OP's problem. In many cases the ...


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+1 on kiamlaluno and to add to this, I think it might be because they are frightened of being down-voted if they believe they have something useful to say but aren't sure if it's a full answer. With comments, one can't be downvoted.


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Yes, it's perfectly ok for one user to post more than one answer to a single question. It's by design, not a bug. A single user may have cause to answer a question 2, 3, 4 or theoretically even more times if they have several different solutions. If/when that happens, you wouldn't want all n different answers to be included in a single one, as it would ...


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Yes that definitely strikes an agressive note for new users; I'm sure the commenters have the best intentions but it seems over the top. Feel free to flag these duplicate comments (or the post they're attached to) and they'll get removed. Sometimes a moderator might leave a duplicate(ish) comment on a post before it's deleted, as mod comments will still ...


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Yes, if people are vandalising their (or anyone else's) posts, please roll back the changes. If it's an isolated incident I wouldn't bother flagging for mod attention, but if you've seen it happen more than once with the same user, then please flag one of their posts so we can have a look If a user has mistakenly included confidential info in a post, they ...


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Refunding the bounty, and closing the question is what I would do in this case. I agree the question is not constructive, but it is also too broad. The actually asked questions are more than one, and almost all of them are equally not constructive. Refunding the bounty, in this case is an action that is in favor of the OP, apart from being the only way to ...


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TL;DR Questions that arise during module or theme development and maintenance should be considered on topic no matter if there is a bug report or not. Only questions about module bug in usage should be redirected to issue queue. As I see it, if OP would try to fix a bug in a module and encountered a problem during the coding, it would be perfectly on topic. ...


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If we ask a new question for the same problem, then it would be duplicate question. It certainly would be - please don't do that, it'll just get deleted :) The length of time is irrelevant, if you duplicate a question of your own from 6 months ago it will still be closed/deleted. If your question is not receiving the attention you think it should be there ...


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First of all, welcome :) I have to disagree with it being a "pain" to earn enough reputation to participate in the ways you're suggesting. You need a tiny 15 reputation points to upvote, and a similarly tiny 50 points to post comments. These miniscule requirements ensure that you are initially able to contribute positively to the site. It stops people ...


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Current Drupal Answers bounties http://stack-exchange-dynamic-ads.herokuapp.com/drupal.stackexchange.com/bounty.png


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This is a Q+A site. We are building a repository of knowledge about Drupal, and we want that knowledge to be displayed in a high quality, useful format. What this means is that questions need to be well thought out, descriptive, comprehensive, and structured in a way that will be useful to future visitors who have the same problem. To help with this, we ...


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The main issue we face is the possibility of having questions that essentially are just asking about the same topic, but a different Drupal version. This dilutes the questions we already have, and it is a possible way for users to game the system in order to gain reputation. - mpdonadio ♦ Asking a question that gives you a different answer is not ...


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Are questions asked by proprietary coders unwelcome here? No, absolutely not. I didn't phrase my comment as well as I could have done and might well have given that impression, my apologies if that's the case. The issue I was trying to address is that your question alludes to a problem with custom code, but provides no code example to work with. This ...


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If the question is along the lines of This is my configuration, does it look ok for a Drupal site? then it's definitely not on-topic for Drupal Answers (and probably not for Serverfault to be honest, the only site on the SE network that allows questions asking for reviews of their work is Code Review). It's just my opinion but I don't think server ...


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No that edit was not appropriate, I've rolled it back. Editing code for formatting reasons is ok, but changing the meaning of someone else's code is not the right thing to do, even if you think/know it's incorrect. If the code is incorrect, the correct action to take is to leave a comment stating why, and optionally downvote the answer until it's remedied. ...


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Borrowing from the new Stack Overflow reasons, I really like this one: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell us what you've tried to do, why it didn't work, and how it should work. That would stop the zero-effort "I want this, how do I do?" questions from proliferating. Plus we already know it's a valid ...


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I have seen the same thing happen when I review on SO, so I don't think this is limited to just here. If you are using the Review links, people should be using the auto-comments that get created. If a reason exists, then people should be using the No Comment needed option, as leaving the same comment over-and-over again is just piling on. You could ...


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As far as I know opinion/policy hasn't changed since Numeric version tags considered...OK, so barring some sort of new discussion on the subject I'd say they're fine. Even encouraged perhaps, depending on your point of view. This is just my personal opinion, but I prefer that people do add version number tags rather than including them in the body text. ...


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I think we are ready, even though there are things that still needs to be fixed in Drupal 8. As my question shows, there are things that were possible in Drupal 7 that are not still possible in Drupal 8. That doesn't mean a question about Drupal 8 should not be asked, even if a definitive answer could be given only months after the question is asked. I ...


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