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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Permanently ban the "craft" tag

I propose we permanently ban the craft tag, for obvious reasons. The entire website is about Craft CMS, so applying a tag of "craft" does nothing to clarify what the question is really about. This ...
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Appropriate use of affiliate links?

The use of affiliate links in this answer has raised a flag. Specifically, the flag-raiser wrote: "I feel like affiliate links aren't appropriate here." So, are they appropriate? If this isn't a ...
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Should we ban the "learning-craft" tag?

For pretty much its entire existence, the learning-craft tag has been horribly misused... https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/learning-craft Of course, we're all "learning Craft"......
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Graduating the Craft CMS Beta

When do the SE powers that be recommend this stack becomes official and not a beta? It seems there's no "formal" process but looking at the numbers, we have to be close. According to Area 51, we ...
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Removing the "commerce" tag

A "commerce" tag was created a few days ago and all questions asked have been related to Craft Commerce. Can somebody delete the "commerce" tag so users are more inclined to use the "plugin-...
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Change list of reasons offered when voting to close a question?

When you vote to close a question you'll be offered a list of reasons. I wonder if it is possible to edit that list and if so, I'd like to start a discussion about some changes to it. This question ...
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How should we handle questions where someone added the answer to the question, and then seems to have disappeared?

I've seen a handful of questions that have been asked by someone, and then shortly after answered by that same person as an update, or by someone in a quick follow up comment. These questions have ...
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Craft 3 - Before launch

I just wrote this post about what to do with Craft 3 questions after launch... This thread is about how we should handle Craft 3 questions before launch. For starters, what is "launch"? Are we ...
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Craft 3 - After launch

This is a pretty big question, so all input is valuable (even if it's just a passing comment)... Craft 3 will include some notable architectural changes. For starters, it's built on Yii 2 (whereas ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Craft CMS Stack Exchange, 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 third party plugin support be allowed?

I'm just throwing this out there, I'm seeing a few posts related to support for specific plugins. Should these be handled on SE or by the third party developers website? Personally I think that ...
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Do we need the 'craft' tag?

https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/craft As the SE is about Craft I don't really think the tag is needed, but would be good to hear all your opinions on this.
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If the "bug" is on the user's side, should it be closed as a "bug report"?

This is something I've been thinking about for awhile, and finally prompted to officialy ask it because of this question... It's fairly common for someone to post to SE saying, "Standard feature ABC ...
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When is it appropriate to close a question that appears like it will never be answered?

In a quest to answer all unanswered questions on Craft CMS Stack Exchange, I'm reading some fairly ambiguous questions. They definitely qualify as questions, so the issue is not that they are off-...
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Should plugin bug reports and issues be closed as off-topic?

RedactorStyles Plugin Not Working This question is specifically about a 3rd party plugin to Craft, is not about Craft itself and can only really be fixed/addressed by the plugin owner. So is the ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Craft CMS Stack Exchange, 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 [live-view] should be renamed to [live-preview]?

live-view is not a thing. live-preview is a thing! Let's rename it properly.
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Should [fieldlayoutdesigner] be renamed to [field-layout-designer]?

For readability and tradition :) Should fieldlayoutdesigner be renamed to field-layout-designer?
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Remove 'characters remaining' limit when editing questions and answers?

I'm not sure if we have control over this setting, but what are your thoughts on removing the 'characters remaining' limit when editing questions and answers? Sometimes when browsing the SE, I see ...
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Is it conventional to delete salutations & signatures in StackExchange questions?

Regarding this edit, I'm wondering if it's an adopted convention to exclude any friendly greetings or signatures in a question: https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/posts/4344/revisions
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Is Craft a good fit for my project?

This seems to come up from time to time, and I'm on the fence as to whether it's an acceptable question. Here's the most recent example... Is Craft a good fit for a project w/ social network features?...
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Is it appropriate to share tips that we have learned that might benifit others?

I was wondering if it would it be appropriate at times to ask and then answer your own questions as a means to share tips that you have learned that might benefit others? Or if this would just end up ...
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Get rid of the "twig" and "template" tags?

With now more than 2 month in beta, this Stack Exchange site has over 750 questions. Let's subtract all the questions which are tagged "plugin-development" (there are 130 of them) and we have 620 ...
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Make some posts Community Wiki

There are some posts that don't really fit the Q/A format of Stack Exchange and because of this could be considered off-topic. I really don't want them to be closed (like in this recent case), that's ...
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What is the best place to put a feature request?

I was wondering if you would like to have feature requests posted in Stack Exchange. For example, I searched for a feature request in SE to mass delete entries in the back end. There are several ...
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Should any automatic syntax highlighting be applied to Twig examples?

Since Twig syntax highlighting is a myth, should we have twig tagged posts adhere to some other auto-highlighting syntax? The best options would probably be either html (which could lead to weird ...
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Twig syntax highlighting is a myth*

TL;DR There is no such thing as Twig syntax highlighting on Stack Exchange. If you want to contribute to the development yourself, join the Google Code Prettify project. * Prove me wrong, and I will ...
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When to down-vote answers?

I'm not clear on when the down-voting feature should be used. From: https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down What are the alternatives to down-voting? The up-vote ...
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Temporary removal of twig syntax highlighting?

Twig syntax highlighting in code blocks is a mess. Many things just don't work (see first bug report and examples below) and make reading code less clear than without highlights. Please remove the ...
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Bug in syntax highlighting

Shog9 enabled syntax highlighting some time ago. Wonderful. But seems like it highlights comments wrongly - as if they start with #: {% if 1==1 %} {# do something #} {% elseif %} {# something ...
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Should "best practice" and "best way" questions be considered primarily opinion-based or too broad?

First, I don't think that these questions suit Craft CMS. Questions, recommending best way of solving problem or best practice of using something are: primarily opinion-based Many good questions ...
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How do we want to handle "plugins" & "plugin-dev" tags?

Right now, "plugin-dev" is the most-utilized tag for Stack Exchange questions. We've agreed that the topic is welcome on Stack Exchange, how to tag specific plugins making them easy to follow, and I ...
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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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Special treatment for "plugin-dev" tag?

Is it possible to style the "plugin-dev" tag differently to all the other tags, as an indicator to differentiate the question types. I consider plugin development to be an "advanced" topic, with ...
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Are plugin design questions appropriate for this site?

I'd like to create a plugin to answer this question, partly because it'd be useful to someone else and a way for me to learn to play with a simple model via plugin. We all agree that plugin ...
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How do I submit a bug/issue with Craft?

I've come across some issues in the past and I would like to submit them for review. However, I've Google'd etc and can't find the right place to do this - anyone?
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Current favicon looks like flag of Turkey

I just noticed this in the sidebar: Now compare with Turkey flag: So I was wondering "New site for Turkey, eh?" Can the favicon please be changed? Either plain "C" or other background, not ...
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Tag to request P&T's attention

Of course the P&T team can't check in on every question asked here, but some question need special attention by the team. Questions like these for example: Cache invalidation to automatically ...
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Protocol for discussing a specific plugin

It's been generally established that Craft SE is a perfect place to talk about plugins and plugin development. It seems only reasonable that in the near future, people will be posting questions ...
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Now that the SE is in public does it make sense to push questions at G+ to answers here?

I'm wondering if it would be in bad form to answer G+ questions here, and then respond in G+ with a link to the SE thread? Basically, does it now make sense to attempt to redirect the G+ participants ...
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Is there a way to turn on Twig syntax colors on the Beta site?

I only ask be cause my SE app on my phone colorizes Twig syntax nicely, and I think that it would probably be a good idea to turn it on the main website if possible.
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Twig Questions vs. Craft Questions

I notice that several questions being asked are more general twig questions than craft specific. Since twig is used as Craft's templating language I don't necessarily think these questions are ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

When we make it out of beta our site will receive a new logo and site design. According to The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta (#6) we can offer suggestions all the way down to finished ...
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Should plugin-development also be discussed here?

Personally, I'd love to see plugin-development related questions over here. But I can also see the possibility, that to many of those questions could scare away non-technical visitors, if they start ...
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Should bug reports be closed as off-topic?

It sounds like from Brandon's comment here that bug reports should be submitted directly to Craft Support. ...please contact us directly when you run into bugs such as PHP/MySQL errors. ...
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Is there anything wrong with re-asking and re-answering questions from Google+?

I've never participated in a private Stack Exchange beta, and I'm wondering if it's good form to seed the site with earlier questions. Some could overlap with the documentation, like "How can I work ...
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