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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why was this 'too chatty' comment flag declined?

I happened to come across this answer: Add a randomised body class. I noticed that it had a comment that said, simply, This looks perfect, thanks! So I flagged this as 'too chatty'. When you go ...
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Please explain the review queue number to me

I'm puzzled by the number displayed in the top bar of the site which purports to show the number of items in the review queue. For me it rarely indicates how many things are actually needing review. ...
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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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Need option to see larger versions of images in questions

An image included in a question is not helpful because you can't enlarge it to see the detail. The image in this question is a perfect example: How i can display article filter by age in ee2? Can ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Status of our beta

Can we can get feedback on how our site is doing from the folks who decide if a site is launched out of beta? We've been at this for ~1.5 years now as a community. Surely, "beta" phase has some end ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mis-alignment of badge count on user cards (CSS “bug”)

This is a pretty minor CSS "bug" but thought I'd mention it. Apologies for splitting hairs here, but the rest of the site's formatting and styling is so crystal-clear this little detail ends up being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's with the edit spam lately?

Whenever I login to EESE (admittedly not as often as I should lately) I almost always see a notice in my inbox that leads to one of my questions that was edited, clearly by a spambot. I don't have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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