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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. ...
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Updating your question with the answer

If you discover the answer to your question, you shouldn’t be updating the actual question with the answer, right? Asking in regards to Module tag pair not working What’s the protocol here? Edit the ...
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Are requests for add-on recommendations within the scope of this site, and should they be?

I've noticed a couple of questions like these two recently, where the questioner is asking for add-on recommendations. I didn't find anything in the FAQ that seemed to discourage this type of ...
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Should we delete questions which will be of little help?

Some questions turn out to be solved quickly by the OP because they made a silly mistake. Others turn out to be completely unrelated to EE. Often, these go "unanswered", as the the OP doesn't want to ...
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Should we delete questions which need more details and the OP has abandoned us

Looking at this question: https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/questions/1674/expresso-store-region-country-drop-down-menus We need more information to answer this question. Therefore, it's ...
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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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What's the Protocol around Answering Your Own Question?

I posted a question on StackExchange, but still required assistance from Ellis Lab. They provided me with a solution, that may work for others but doesn't work for me. I posted that solution, but I'm ...
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Can you receive instant email notifications from Stack Exchange?

Is there any way to receive instant email notifications when there are replies to your questions? I've only figured out how to receive digest emails after a certain number of hours. I saw Natetronn's ...
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Should I mark an answer that doesn't actually solve the issue (turned out impossible), but has the best debugging info?

I have a dilemma: I have two questions that Tom did a heroic job of trying to answer, including some really useful steps for debugging the issue in a standard case where this kind of issue arose. ...
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Help elect our provisional moderators [closed]

According to The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta we should be having a discussion about who our provisional moderators should be. The primary job of a moderator is to look at every flagged ...
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Vote early, vote often

We currently have far more users who have posted an answer or a question than have ever voted, despite voting being easier and less time consuming than contributing a question/answer. If we want this ...
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Should we ask lazy questions?

How should we approach questions which in general could be found using a Google search or similar? These questions might take 15 mins to find though, would probably be answered here off the top of ...
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What can we do to ensure people accept answers?

We currently seem to have several questions will good and relatively highly voted answers, but without any accepted answers. What can we do to encourage people to actually accept answers to questions?...
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How to deal with product version numbers?

This is not an obvious issue at the time of launching this Q&A site, but how do you / we plan on dealing with ExpressionEngine version numbers? For over a dozen years, nearly all of our ...
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Meeting the traffic and rep requirements - should we be worried?

It's going to take time to meet the rep requirements. We are moving in the right direction everyday though, should we keep urging everyone who committed (in the commitment stage) to meet 200+ rep ...
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Are questions about best practices on or off topic?

I've already seen it on StackOverflow where someone just wants to know the best practice for something vague and that person gets publicly shamed for asking a subjective question. Much of what EE ...
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Is there a good way to make it easy for users to see questions about core versus addons?

One thing I've noticed during this beta is that I'm seeing a lot of questions related to addons, which I think is great, but also makes the site slightly less usable for those who try to run as close ...
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Name of the site?

Any ideas for a site name (not the domain name, which I think should stay as expressionengine.stackexchange.com)? For example, the WordPress StackExchange is called WordPress Answers and the Drupal ...
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Do we/Stack Exchange need to be talking to EllisLab about getting permission to use the ExpressionEngine name?

Do we/Stack Exchange need to be talking to EllisLab about getting permission to use the ExpressionEngine name? I think I'm right that previously they have asked community sites not to directly include ...
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Are MojoMotor questions on or off topic?

Note for Moderators: ExpressionEngine has a sister product called MojoMotor, which though much more lightweight, shares it's CodeIgniter DNA (and a very similar templating syntax) with EE, and allows ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

EE has always had a great following among designers, with some really beautiful sites built on top of it, who fancies stepping up and contributing a logo/some design ideas for this site? I can't think ...
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What do y'all think of this support page?

Ok, since Robert made it clear we need to get as much participation on here as possible, I've gone ahead and made changes to our support page to point people to this site (previously it mentioned the ...
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Extremely minor tagging nitpick

Can we try to separate words in tags with hyphens? I see a 'bestpractice' and a 'globalvariables' tag already being used; to my mind, those should be 'best-practice' and 'global-variables'. Yes? No? ...
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Question suggestions

Since we need to build up a collection of good questions it would be interesting to get some feedback as to what people perceive as being "expert" questions. Whilst I'm not sure I'm an "expert" I do ...
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Have you seen the Stack Notifier Apps?

Have you all seen these Stack Notifier Apps? There are quite a few out there. Here are a couple which might come in handy. These are a good way to get notified when you receive a notice in SE: Mac ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

To quote the 7 essential meta questions: Much of the FAQ will be somewhat boilerplate: “be nice,” “how to create an account,” “how to ask questions” — it’s all pretty static. Even the sections ...
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How committed are we and what's it going to take?

If you haven't read this announcement from one of the moderators please do! How committed are we as a group to see this thing push out of private beta, into public beta and finally on to launch? I ...
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How do we promote our site?

We clearly need to do some promotion to get this site launched as Robert Cartaino has stated in this thread. During the build up to public beta there were at least four blog posts on the importance of ...
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ExpressionEngine SE — Not ready for public launch

UPDATE Nice job, everyone! We've gone live and are now open to the public — Enjoy! We've got a lot of work to do here. The purpose of a private beta is to prepare the site for opening day. ...
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ExpressionEngine and the case of two right answers

I'm sure this has been asked on other sites before though, I will ask it just the same here as it relates to ExpressionEngine quite a bit: Questioners have the ability to set which answer they think ...
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Are we going to allow questions of the format: “Why/how is ExpressionEngine better than <insert other CMS name here>?”

Given the somewhat tribal nature of developer's loyalty to their preferred CMS(es), how should we handle the likely questions asking about comparing EE to other solutions? I'm genuinely ambivalent ...
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Should we be directing official add-on support here?

Related to this question: What types of product (add-on) support questions should be allowed? The question of whether developers should be allowed (or even encouraged) to provide official add-on ...
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Are we going to allow pure HTML/CSS questions?

Related to this question, I suggested that one of the questions I think should be "on-topic" is: I'm having a problem with css inside my channel entries loop I believe that any (specific, ...
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What types of product (add-on) support questions should be allowed?

This question is not about whether add-ons should be discussed on our Stack Exchange site (I think we probably all agree they should!). It is more about the type of questions. It seems like the push, ...
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Which Tags should be available?

I noticed I wasn't able to tag a question as "add-on" and was forced to use "addon" instead. In ExpressionEngine we use add-on (with a dash/hyphen) and seems like it would be nice to stick with that ...

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