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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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ExpressionEngine updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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suggestion for tag removal

Im not sure where to ask this, or whom to address it to, so I hope this question is within site protocol. I would like to suggest the removal of tag: carthrob. The tag Cartthrob exists for tagging ...
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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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Expression Engine Documentation on Stackoverflow Documentation project

I notice when I visited SO just now I was invited to be the first to commit to the Stackoverflow Documentation project for EE. https://stackoverflow.com/documentation/expressionengine/commit I ...
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Is ExpressionEngine SE still alive?

I feel that ExpressionEngine SE is dying. Here's a screenshot of the homepage: As you can see, almost everything is just bumped by community. Even the meta here is dead. If fact, at this point of ...
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ExpressionEngine® Answers — Top User Swag!

This has been shipped today! Enjoy your swag, everyone :) If you still don't have yours and think you should have it by now, please send me an e-mail so I can look into it instead of leaving a ...
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What are the thoughts and/or rules on posting a solution to an issue with a site?

If you have an issue with a particular function or can't find a solution and eventually come up with a solution and think it may be helpful to other users, is it okay to post the problem and reply the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Edits for edits sake?

How much of an edit should be allowed when it seems the proposed editor is ripping the personality out of a post, or adding correct punctuation and grammar? These edit for example: https://...
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Tags: config vs configuration

I notice that there is a tag "config" as well as a tag "configuration". Neither has a wiki summary. If these tags are meant to be distinct perhaps someone can add a wiki summary that explains the ...
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Why can't a new user accept an answer on their question for 2 days?

Just a quick note, I regularly encourage Answer acceptance and up-voting in comments on good answers and questions (however I still eeem a long way off Vox Populi [sad-face] ), however it has just ...
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Are we going to sail past 2000 unanswered questions?

Sorry if I've abused the Meta board somewhat. I was just browsing unanswered today and noted that we're up to 1,934 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers, with 1,417 questions with no answers. ...
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Synonym with categories with channel-categories with category

The three versions of "Categories" need to be linked with each other. If possible all questions tagged with "category" or "channel-categories" should either have "categories" added as a tag or have ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

ExpressionEngine Answers's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

Congratulations on receiving a new design! Included with your new design is the Community Promotion Ads system. We're barely weeks into a brand new year, so little time lost in this yearly cycle ...
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Site graduated! New design launched

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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Design for ExpressionEngine StackExchange

Edit: The logo has been updated according to this comment. Graduation and Your Site Design Graduation comes with a few perks. I have already begun work on your site's design, which will give you ...
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How do you bookmark a thread on EE Answers? (watch or follow)

As per the title of this question. Simply saving an interesting thread for later - how does that work on this Q&A site?
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love ExpressionEngine® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Synonym Safecracker with Channel Form

We currently have 2 tags, "safecracker" and "channel-form" which I think should be made a synonym as people who've only recently come across ExpressionEngine will probably know the feature as Channel ...
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Following A Question Via Email

This might be completely off-topic I know, but is there a way to follow specific questions on here via email?
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How to handle questions posted on S.O. and then on EE S.E

Whenever I see a strictly-EE-question posted on StackOverflow I suggest that the asker repost it here in our EE beta SE. For example today this question sat ignored for two hours in SO but was ...
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Advice needed on how to deal with poorly written questions asked by non native English speakers

Lately there seems to be an influx of really poorly phrased questions that appear to be written by people for whom English is a second (or third, or fourth) language. Obviously we don't want to ...
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An Idea for Debug Output

I have written a simple ExpressionEngine add-on that I think may help us better help people asking for help here. Something I've noticed when trying to answer questions is that people often don't ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love ExpressionEngine® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Etiquette on answering questions by offering custom dev services

Wondering what people think of answers like these recent ones from new-ish user Chris: https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/a/18377/55 https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/a/18378/55 ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love ExpressionEngine® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What should I do with a question that becomes a troubleshooting thread and doesn't resolve neatly?

For some reason this keeps happening on the EE Stack Exchange, but rarely (if ever) on Stack Overflow: I get stuck on something and pose a question that will hopefully solicit perspectives that lead ...
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New reason to close a question? “Refers to previous product version for which there is now a fix.”

I'm not trying to gain cheap reputation points, but I've been walking through some of the unanswered questions and noticed a trend: a lot of them are irrelevant now. They are irrelevant because they ...
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How do we increase the number of questions answered?

[This is similar in nature to Adrian's question/bulletin How can we encourage more voting? Only more focused on voting on answers.] I've been on a personal quest to get this site's percentage of ...
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Is this site supposed to be a helpful resource for questions and answers?

Is this site supposed to be a helpful resource for ExpressionEngine questions and answers? The reason I ask is that I have a fair amount of experience at Stack Overflow and WordPress Answers (and ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love ExpressionEngine® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How can we encourage more voting?

So, over the past 6 months, our daily questions have remained fairly stable, and our overall traffic is up, but the number of votes cast has been slowly declining. This graph illustrates the problem: ...
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Where to ask opinion-based questions?

I know that the various stackexchange sites are primarily Q&A, and any subjective questions should be kept in chat. But the EE stackexchange chat is kind of dead, and I have some questions on why ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love ExpressionEngine® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Closing old or self-answered questions

Is there a protocol for closing old or self-answered questions? When you walk through many of the unanswered questions there are some that have been resolved without an answer ever being provided. For ...
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Should we edit titles for clarity when a question relates to a specific add-on?

Take this question as an example; How can I increase the number of custom Order Fields in Expresso Store? The question relates very specifically to Espresso:Store. I know there is a tag showing ...
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Vote to Close or Flag

What's the preferred way to initiate removal of an off-topic question? In the past I've flagged those, and a moderator will follow up and take an off-topic question down. I used the Close option ...
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Should you change the title of the question when the problem has become more clear?

I asked a question yesterday. I was trying to be as specific as possible but today I found out that the question I was asking was incomplete. Is it a good idea to change the title of my question?
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Added new section to FAQ detailing what to include in a question

I added a new section called "WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR QUESTION" in the "What kind of questions can I ask here?" FAQ. Feel free to edit as you see fit: https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/faq#...
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Linking to other answers as answers

Wondering about everyone's take on the following scenario: Better workflow for ongoing site development That question has been asked in various forms, numerous times. I've answered it uniquely twice,...
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Help improve our FAQ page

I've just made some changes to our FAQ page, to help new users understand what this site is about. I've also tried to clarify our stance on bug reports. If you want to suggest any changes to our FAQ ...
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What to do about questions that are identified as bug in EE or addon?

What should we do about questions that are clearly identified as bugs in EE or an addon? EXAMPLES: Matrix 2.5.3 thousands_sep and decimals Safecracker and RTE: html is double encoded or something? ...
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Bug reports as questions

Courtesy of the 'What types of support questions should be allowed?' thread: Technical Support Only Stack Exchange should only be ONE of the support options listed on the product's main site. ...