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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a minimum reputation requirement for asking questions?

At least two members of the private beta who'd like to participate mentioned getting a message: You must have at least 5 reputation on ExpressionEngine to ask a question. Is this indeed the case?...
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EE template specific syntax highlighting?

Is it possible to create a syntax highlighting ruleset for EE template code snippets? I couldn't find any documentation that described at what point in the community's lifetime that such features ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add #eecms Hashtag to Default Twitter Share Link?

In order to give questions more exposure and to connect the Stack Exchange site to the community on Twitter, should we add the #eecms hashtag to the default message that is auto-generated from the "...
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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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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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Tag Synonyms - how to create them

There's an option for tag synonyms but I can't seem to figure out how to create the first one. For example it would be good to have msm == multi-site-manager (both of these tags exist) I'm sure that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where to direct people for support if they can't log in to beta despite being committers?

I've spoken to a number of people (there are more besides) on Twitter who committed to the proposal but have found that they are unable to log in due to StackExchange's Byzantine/Kafkaesque login ...
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Can we change what displays in the “How To Format” help box?

On Stack Overflow the "How To Format" box to the left of the Ask Question screen has a few extra helpful hints, such as: indent code by 4 spaces The ExpressionEngine site doesn't have that. I ...
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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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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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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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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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At what point will questions get moved over from the main Stack Overflow site?

There's a lot of good EE questions over there. Once the site goes to public beta, will those get moved over here? I have no idea how that works.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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90 Day Beta Review

Now that the ExpressionEngine StackExchange site has hit 90 days of public beta, can we can get feedback on the site from the folks who decide if a site is launched? What are we doing well? What do we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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