Derek Hogue
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ExpressionEngine SE — Not ready for public launch
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Thinking on this: many of the committers to this site on Area 51 were EE pros. People who build several EE sites a year, and probably have been for many years. Since it's only the committers who can ...

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Do we/Stack Exchange need to be talking to EllisLab about getting permission to use the ExpressionEngine name?
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I think we should move ahead with expressionengine.stackexchange.com. ExpressionEngine is the name of the product about which we will answer questions. Obsfucating that under some clever wordplay ...

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Are MojoMotor questions on or off topic?
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I would say that MojoMotor questions are off-topic. Just because EllisLab makes it, doesn't mean it's relevant to EE users. Similarly, I don't think pure CodeIgniter questions are relevant here either ...

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Are requests for add-on recommendations within the scope of this site, and should they be?
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10 votes

I feel like these two questions you mention are actually fine, because they are specific and answerable. They're not asking for a discussion, but looking to solve a problem they have. They're also not ...

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Are questions about best practices on or off topic?
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So long as they are answerable questions that would be of broad benefit to the EE community, I say yes. Example: I'm building a website the requires the sale of magazine subscriptions. Subscribers ...

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Design for ExpressionEngine StackExchange
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Thanks Stéphane! Overall I love this look. I do find the logo a little disorienting though. It feels as though it's meant as a translucent 3D representation of a cube, with one E on one face, and the ...

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Where to ask opinion-based questions?
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I think the weekly EE Help Chat would be a great place for these kinds of questions. But having said that, I think "What is the advantage to using several embeds vs putting all of your code in each ...

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Should we edit titles for clarity when a question relates to a specific add-on?
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I agree, and edit titles in this manner often.

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How to deal with product version numbers?
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So is there a way in StackExchange to create some sort of version subcategories/ subsections? Nope. I see that many folks have been use the ee2 tag. Tags are likely the best way to do this. Perhaps ...

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What types of product (add-on) support questions should be allowed?
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I've been thinking a lot about this idea of using the EE SE site for official add-on support, so I'm glad you got this started as a discussion. First, let's consider this guidance from the email we ...

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Bug reports as questions
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I agree, the wealth of these questions irritate me. I have from the beginning been of the opinion that developers proffering EESE as their official support route is a bad idea, and will ultimately ...

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Are we going to allow pure HTML/CSS questions?
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I don't see why not. It's highly doubtful that we'll end up with a deluge of pure HTML/CSS questions to muddy the waters. Such questions would also invariably include code samples (and should if they ...

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ExpressionEngine updated site theme is ready for testing!
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Looks great! Only issue I see so far: the custom icons used our eyebrow badges are crowding the counts, as they are larger than the standard "dot" icons.

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Synonym with categories with channel-categories with category
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Good suggestion - just merged these now and created synonyms as well.

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Is this site supposed to be a helpful resource for questions and answers?
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To answer your question - yes, it is indeed meant to be a helpful resource for ExpressionEngine questions and answers. I'm sorry you're put off by Anna's interaction with you. Sometimes, when comment ...

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Should you change the title of the question when the problem has become more clear?
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Yes, most-definitely. More clarity is always better.

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How to link to a specific answer?
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Yup - just click the "share" link below the answer - you'll get a permalink to that answer.

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Tags: config vs configuration
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Good catch, just merged these and created a synonym, and added a wiki description as well.

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Following A Question Via Email
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Visit your user preferences, there's an option there.

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How to handle questions posted on S.O. and then on EE S.E
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2 votes

I'd say that #4 is your best bet - flag it on Stack Overflow and add a note indicating that it should be moved to ExpressionEngine Answers - it will likely be dealt with pretty quickly.

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An Idea for Debug Output
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Nice job Andrew, I can see this being really useful. My only concern would be that we should ask people to be judicious in using the full array of options, as I could see it leading to many questions ...

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What to do about questions that are identified as bug in EE or addon?
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I agree that we should close these with a comment asking people to send bug reports directly to developers or EllisLab (as the case may be) in order to discourage bug reporting here.

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Should we delete questions which need more details and the OP has abandoned us
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Agreed - they're not helping anyone by sitting there unanswered, especially in the case of very specific use-case questions.

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Linking to other answers as answers
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A good question Mark. I just did a bit of reading on this issue on the SO Meta site, and it seems as though the general thinking is that if an answer on another question fully answers the current ...

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