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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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Flag for my own reference?

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this but I'll ask :) Is it possible to flag questions for your own reference? Not the star thing. What I'd like to do is be able to flag a question that I ...
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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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Home page changes

Is it possible to change what appears on the home page? Seems to me the very first thing we should see is a list of all questions with the newest ones at the top. Right now you have to go hunting for ...
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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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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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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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Does StackExchange support Remember Me on login?

I log in with a StackExchange account. I've been hitting the Questions board pretty frequently on my iPhone and find that it logs me out just as frequently. So I go into 1Password, copy my password, ...
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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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Formatting issue on community message

The CSS line-height on #system-message, which styles the community message, needs to be increased or removed:
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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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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'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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Answered questions showing up in “Unanswered” list

I've noticed there are often questions with posted answers showing in the "unanswered" list of questions. Does anyone know why this is?
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Rep for Editing?

Do we get rep added to our profile for editing questions/answers on the Beta site? I see +2 rep points on Stack Overflow when I make edits but no here on the EE site. My profile tab for Revisions ...
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Captcha when logged in

I'm logged in and just submitted an answer to a question on the main site... I was redirected to a Captcha screen asking if I was human. My issue on this page is the screen didn't show the actual ...
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Question Unvisited/Visited Link colors

Something I'm not liking about the main and beta sites... In the question list the unvisited link colors are a lighter color while the visiting links are a darker color. My brain isn't making the ...
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How to make hard break/return in an answer?

Is it possible to make a hard break/return in an answer? I've tried the normal keyboard shortcut of SHIFT+ENTER which shows the return correctly in the WYSIWYG textarea but not in the answer preview.
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Suggest changing “share” to “permalink” on answers

The "share" link under each answer doesn't adequately communicate to users that this is the permalink URL. I suggest changing "share" to "permalink" for the answer links only. The "Share" link under ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

Is there a way to link directly to a specific answer? I can't see an obvious way but perhaps I'm overlooking the functionality. If this doesn't exist, it would be a "nice to have" on the site.
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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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Reputation discrepancy

I know we shouldn't really be too worried about reputation but I was curious as to why there is a discrepancy between the reputation listed in the user profile for many members (not all) and the ...
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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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404 on Election Page URL

There are several "Election" links on the badges page which are currently throwing 404 errors: https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/badges Two of the links are noted in the image below. There ...
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We were all robbed of the “Beta” badge!

There's a "Beta" badge for "Actively participated in the private beta"... but it looks like no one was awarded the badge when the public beta launched: https://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/...
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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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Should we channel our Ellislab 'support announcement' disappointment into the making the Stack Exchange work?

This morning I tweeted: If as many devs contributed to SE as commented on EL’s changes we would have no worries about #eecms support. Why don't we have a considered conversation on Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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