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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 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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+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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Speaking mostly as a site user and not an overlord a moderator, I think we can allow a few of these as test cases under a few conditions. The question needs to be made somewhat generic to allow it to be of use for future users. The question needs to be of small enough scope so that an answer can be concise, yet complete. They aren't pure code-review type ...


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Absolutely, but you need to add the link manually as the toolbar doesn't have that functionality. Taken from What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?, the syntax looks like this: [![alt text][2]][1] [1]: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/44330/jason-s [2]: http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/dd57e..dfd07?s=128&d=identicon&r=PG (...


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why behavior inimically to my questions ? I'm sorry, but that's utter nonsense. If you have some proof that people are acting in an aggressive manner towards you, please provide it, or flag for moderator involvement. Don't blindly presume that because your question hasn't been answered, that you're somehow being victimised. These sort of false accusations ...


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Many questions about Drupal don't have a "correct" answer. More often than not when I ask questions of those more experienced than me about an issue with Drupal in person, their answer starts off with, "it depends". A lot of the questions asked on Drupal Answers require detailed knowledge of the poster's site architecture and substantial background on ...


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There are regularly (every month or two) questions that are basically "Write my code for me". Perhaps it could be incorporated somehow that requests for pointers are welcome, but this is not a "freelancer forum"?


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It will vary by question, but "no" answers are perfectly acceptable. Explain why it can't be done. Suggest alternate solutions. If possible, outline how a patch could be done.


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I've sometimes will comment an OP's question, because it is not sure that I have the correct answer. So the comment will be 'Have you looked here ...', 'Have you tried this ...' and similar. When then it is clearer that I'm on he right track, I maybe find the time to make a full feldged answer.


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You mean the yellow / orange background on some questions? That indicates this question has one of your favorite tags on it.


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I am not a moderator, but I do hang out in the review queue from time to time. So let me sketch you the perspective of a reviewer (Drupal police as you stated). And just to be sure, I did not review any of your questions. We try to keep the site as clean and as relevant as possible. This Q&A, not a forum. There is no such things as threads and follow-up ...


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Significant percentage of downvoted or deleted answers will get user an answer ban. So the most important limit is not by reputation. It comes from your actions. "Off topic answers" are not answers, please point that in comment and flag as "not an answer". Bad answers should be simply downvoted, and misleading ones - commented and downvoted. More people ...


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AFAIK you can post all the answers that you want. But if you find a bad answer you can flag it as very low quality


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As far as I know, new users (those <10 reputation) have some restrictions. What are the new user restrictions? New users cannot: post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user profile contribute answers to protected questions ask or answer questions too rapidly You can find more info on https://drupal.stackexchange.com/help/...


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I closed it per my comment: It's an error message you're getting on a stock installation of Drupal, after you've followed all instructions to install and use Drush? That's got to be a bug, or at the very least a feature request for a more descriptive error message. We can't guess from here why Drush can't decompress that file. Maybe you don't have gzip ...


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If you think the user is answering the question, and then asking another question, suggest an edit (or edit the answer when you have the privilege of editing any post) to remove the question in the answer. If the user is really describing their cases, and then asking a different/related question, then the post should be flagged as "not an answer."


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The important thing is to ask about one specific thing per question. "How do I change x module to do this?" probably wouldn't be appropriate, because it sounds like there would be multiple different disciplines involved. But asking something specific about the code you're already writing is fine - in fact, that's your suggestion from the linked question :P ...


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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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If the question revolves around the integration of backbone and Drupal, it's perfectly valid to ask the question here. If the question was about doing something in Backbone, you should go to StackOverflow instead. Example of OK question. How can provide data for a Backbone model from the drupalSettings global JS object I am building a single page ...


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I maintain that it's a duplicate. We don't need a different question for getting xdebug working in every possible IDE or environment, we need the generic steps for all IDEs and environments, which we have. From there, each user can apply the knowledge to the software they've chosen to use, with whatever caveats/additional steps come with that decision. It ...


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When a question is closed, keep in mind that closure doesn't not always mean the end of a question. We are also limited with our close reasons. Often, a question needs to be closed, but the stock choices aren't perfect matches. For your current question, that is the case. Personally, I would have closed this question with the Needs details or clarity or ...


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What asked in comments should be something relative to the post: For example, if the user who wrote the post was not clear or wrote something wrong, that should be said in comments. In the latter case, it could be a new answer, as far as the user who writes it doesn't limit the answer to "What wrote by @username is wrong." but it also adds what the correct ...


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As long as your question describes exactly what features you are looking for, and the description is not too vague, the question is acceptable. If then you also say which modules you already tried, and for which reason they didn't suit your needs, that is even better. The only limit the FAQ puts is not asking which module should be used to implement a ...


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A variant of the "Building a site from scratch" questions are ones like https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/54836/which-theme-will-be-good-for-making-dating-website-like-match-com I think these make need to be addressed, either by rewording as Building a site from scratch, or copying another site in Drupal or as a sepate item Building a site from ...


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Posting the same question on two Stack Exchange sites without tailoring it for the site is something Stack Exchange suggest not to do. If you are going to ask the same exact question, I would delete the question on Drupal Answers, but you can do that only after the bounty expired. Until the bounty is still active, the question cannot be closed nor deleted.


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Programming questions are allowed, as long as are about Drupal and require specific Drupal knowledge to answer them. This means that a programming question is off-topic, even if it is about Drupal code, if: The question is about code that is passing the wrong parameter to a PHP function not implemented by Drupal core or any third-party module The question ...


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Questions about PHP notices are of two kinds: Questions asking what they did wrong when using/setting up a module Since a PHP notice is a warning about code doing something wrong, there isn't anything the user did wrong. It's the code that needs to be re-written to initialize the variable it uses, check the variables it uses have the expected/correct type, ...


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