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Let's get the unanswered rate under control

I'm relatively new as an active user here, so I'm still in the honeymoon phase where tackling 20,000 unanswered questions looks like fun. So, I thought I'd get together some ideas/tips/motivation to ...
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What naming convention should we use for tags?

As some of you have noticed I am busy cleaning up the tag database, removing meaningless ones like showcase and challenge, retagging the relevant posts. In the process @toscho and I ran into a bit of ...
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Should we reorganize the Off Topic review section?

Currently, when we flag questions for closing because they are off topic, there are five possibilities to choose from. These five also lead to messages under the closed question. As a reminder: ...
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Excluding Meta-Commentary From Tag Wikis

Thanks to some very helpful users, our tag wiki is becoming more and more populated with informative descriptions. A trend I've been noticing though is adding terms like off-topic to certain wiki ...
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Mention users in post

I was just wondering that when someone mention username in post like here does user get notification about this? Or mentioning with link do that ? I got mentioned few times but I never got any ...
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What is the policy on moderator elections?

While browsing through all the site's possibilities I found that there seem to be irregular moderator elections. Last time was 2014. This makes me wonder if there is any policy: how often are there ...
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Giving the site design an overhaul

Many of the recently graduated StackExchange sites have attractive designs. Here at Wordpress.SE, while not as plain as the beta sites, we don't have a whole lot of branding. Knowing how easily I am ...
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Script that downloads, installs and activates WordPress plugins!

I've been working on a script that automatically downloads, installs and activates WordPress plugins. I wanted to share it with fellow users. Here's the solution I came up with: HTML: <input type=...
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On or Off topic: Is wordpress good for such a type of site

I'm wondering if a question like this would be on topic, or would be better suited elsewhere: I want to make a site that has this and does this. Is Wordpress a good or okay choice for this?
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Should we clarify the Tour to add 3rd party themes/plugins to the off-topic list?

I've noticed I tend to be flagging a lot of plugin questions as off-topic (often Woocommerce related). In What topics can I ask about here?, we clearly state: Note that we do not handle questions:...
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Is there something like jsfiddle or codepen for wordpress?

Starting to learn WordPress theme development and being used to show jsfiddle or codepen links illustrating the problem with static sites. How is this done on wordpress.stackexchange.com please? Is ...
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Are the submission rules/guidelines for this forum posted anywhere?

A question of mine in this forum was edited by a moderator. A couple of the edits seem a bit non-standard. So I would like to know if there is some reference I can consult before posting, so I know ...
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Can code snippets on WP SE be used in a distributable WP project?

I've been trying to get my ahead around open-source software licensing (which I probably should have done much earlier than I am!) From what I can tell, because posts made on WP SE are automatically ...
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Did changing the site's name reduce the number of bad questions from new users?

A few years ago, this site was called WordPress Answers. After much negotiation, the Community team agreed to rename it to WordPress Development. That change occurred around March 1, 2014, so it's ...
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Why is there no tag for WAMP?

I was surprised to find no defined tag for the WAMP stack. Is it considered off-topic? There exists a tag for XAMPP, though.
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Is WooCommerce off topic?

I kinda hate to ask this question again, but are WooCommerce questions off-topic/out of scope? I try to hit the review questions whenever I visit and while the questions may be well formed and even ...
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Can someone ask questions about a particular website for WordPress theme testing?

I want to ask how can one do WordPress theme testing using WPTest. I have read that specific plugin issues will not be covered so I am wondering if it fits or not. Thanks
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Minimal Working Example (MWE)

Simple idea/question: Should or could we make a minimal working example a prerequisite? Like it e.g. is common in the LaTeX world/community. It surely isn't the same for our area, but to generalize ...
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Why does the Twitter tag exist?

One of the questions that recently popped up on the homepage had only one tag - twitter According to the Help Center, only the following topics are allowed: WordPress Stack Exchange is for ...
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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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Old design for newsletter

I just got our newsletter and discovered that it still has the old design and the even older name, besides the new name in the subject: Subject: WordPress Development Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, ...
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Welcome to The New Year WPSE, Here's Some 2015 Stats!

Traffic During 2015 WPSE had 21.6 million page views with an average of 434,000 views a month! Questions and Answers The highest voted question with 40 votes, highest voted answer with 60 votes, ...
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Auto comment on off-topic questions

Background With reputation over 3000 a user can cast vote whether to Close or ReOpen a question. I think the reputation, for a user, is well-enough understanding the site. Scenario In a systematic ...
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Support for generic CSS and JS issues

Why are we supporting generic CSS and JS issues when such questions are closed (and deleted) on Stackoverflow due to really bad quality. A styling issue (CSS) question was asked on SO, received 7 ...
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How to deal with people who are not willing to research for harder questions?

I am currently kind of struggling with how to react to people who obviously put no real effort in trying to find a solution for themselves. I find myself to get more and more uncomfortable about those ...
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Fixing the new design

Many of you had concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community! So first, let's list what we need to fix: Color ...
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Design update is now live

I'm addressing concerns here: Fixing the new design EDIT: I realize many of you have concerns about the change in logo and color scheme; I had good reason to adjust both of these, but did my best ...
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why do i need 50 reputations minimum to post comments on questions?

I was trying to help someone out earlier and I needed more information on the issue at hand. When I clicked on add a comment I was alerted that I need a minimum of 50reps to add a comment. I do not ...
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For who's looking for plugin recommendation, should we suggest them to ask in Software Recomendation?

I just ask in the meta of Software Recommendation about the on-topic-ness of Wordpress' plugins, and their answer is yes. So should we suggest who are seeking for a recommendation of plugins to ask in ...
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Can we grant Gabriel 2K rep so his/her/its most excellent editing doesn't need approval?

@Gabriel does amazing work editing questions into shape - but I'm tired of approving his/her/its edits - is it possible for Someone to grant it/her/him the necessary rep so it's automatic??
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Is there any point in close voting questions as off-topic?

By looking at the woocommerce tag It doesn't seems like closing woocommerce related questions removes them from the site as the oldest was closed two years ago and it is still around - Woocommerce Add ...
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UPDATE: A design update is coming!

UPDATE While I was converting the site to the new framework, as I said in this post, I also decided to refresh the design and layout. I'm aiming for a cleaner and more modern look which match the ...
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1answer
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Is WP SE an appropriate place to ask for plugin recommendations? [duplicate]

I need some suggestions for an ecommerce plugin that will allow users to register and seller and/or buyer to sell/buy digital products. The seller will be given time to produce the digital product and ...
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Why is my question getting voted down?

I'm a long-time user of WP StackExchange - and I'm legitimately curious why my question is getting voted down with no comments indicating why. Did I not provide enough information? Perhaps I didn't ...
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New overall design for Wordpress.SE

I'm using Wordpress.SE a lot in the moment and every time I visit the site I ask myself where I'm actually at. Sure, this is very subjective but in my opinion the design of the site does not reflect ...
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New Profile Design

It seems like many of the other Stack Exchanges have adopted the new profile design ( Stack Exchange, Workplace, Arqade, Webmasters, etc. I think it's a pretty cool design and was wondering why we're ...
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Feature request: Stack Snippet

It is possible to get the feature Stack Snippet also on WPSE? At first I think is the default much helpful for snippets with html, css, javascript. Perhaps is enhancement to work with a WordPress ...
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Increase Number of Close Votes

If possible, it would be nice to see the the increase of close votes from 20 to something like 35-40. It seems like there are an abundance of Close Votes Reviews and once I hit 20 ( which is the queue ...
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New here, can I get some forgiveness for this mistake please?

I am new to this site and it is not the easiest to figure out. Someone was trying to help me on a question I asked (my very first post) and finally helped me by pointing me to a different thread of ...
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Question in Stackoverflow about Wordpress,

Should I move my question to this forum? And if so what is the right way to go about doing that?
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Should typo fix edits be rejected?

This informal survey suggests that 60+ of WordPress users would not trust a WordPress company that misspells WordPress. With this edit I corrected "wordpress" and "Wordpress", plus a rather grating ...
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What is WP.SE's definition of more/less accurate answer?

I just had my first rejected edit and would like to understand what constitutes acceptable and not acceptable editing so in the future I don't waste my time making such edits nor waste someone else's ...
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No more concensus about what is on and off topic

This is becoming a joke. Exactly what is happening with our policy. This is the second time that @toscho leaves 95% of questions open that we close vote. (Those of you with 10K+ reputation can check ...
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What are first party plugins?

The question arose - in The Loop chat - because Automattic now acquired Woocommerce. Personally I don't think that this makes Woocommerce a first party plugin. We don't consider all those other ...
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Customizer on the rise - JS Acceptable?

With Themes Requiring Customizer over Theme Options I imagine we'll see a rise in JavaScript and customizer related questions. My question is, how tolerant should we be of JavaScript Questions? ...
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Why do you allow bullying by Thomas Shultz and his gang on these forums?

I don't appreciate being bullied by a group of people who support Thomas Shultz ( and each other ) because i down vote low quality answers by them. And i don't appreciate this gang ( because thats ...
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Voting to migrate proposal

I know it is still very early days, but as some of you know, someone has eventually taken that next step to propose a stack for woocommerce questions. As we all know, we get bombarded with a lot of ...
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Is it harder to get upvotes on WPSE than other SE sites?

It seems to me that it is 'harder' than on other Stack Exchange sites to get up votes on WPSE. Certainly if I compare it to UXSE that I also frequent. This is similar to the 'Why are questions not ...
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asking for a framework that allows to [cut]

I'm searching a framework that allows to... [cut]. I fear that such a question would be closed on stackexchange wordpress. Where can I ask it and hope to receive some useful answers? Thank you.
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Speaking of 3rd partyies is OT but there are 1,5 million pages in SE speaking of 3rd parties

3rd party services (such as Google) are off topic on this site. Speaking of them is stated clearly as one of the reasons available for closing a question. See: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/help/...