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Etiquette of asking an old question again

Don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I have a question that was asked by someone else back in 2015 How to bulk renew membership. There have been some suggestions that would not be answers ...
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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, ...
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Close questions as no longer relevant

I came across this question today. It's marked as off-topic because: "This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very ...
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CiviCRM Version Tags

Currently CiviCRM.SE doesn't seem to have a policy on 5.x version tags. As questions are now using these tags we should determine what the 5.x tags should look like and what to do with the existing ...
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Additional Moderator Needed

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, I need to appoint another provisional Moderators to help moderate this site. Please ...
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Tags and tag synonyms for Drupal/Backdrop

Given the tight similarities between Drupal 7 and Backdrop, some tags that are currently prefixed with drupal- may now be applicable to both CMSs. I'm thinking in particular of a question/answer I ...
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How to help SE content find its way into our documentation

How can we facilitate the flow of useful content from Stack Exchange into CiviCRM's documentation? This conversation began in civicrm-docs#32. Docs-worthy content Examples: disabling households ...
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Tag for switching/moving to CiviCRM from other systems?

I just asked questions about moving to CiviCRM from a different CRM system. I tagged them with migration now, but the tag description is targeted at something else: Moving CiviCRM from one server ...
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How can we improve “How to ask” help text?

Currently the "ask" page says, How To Ask Is your question about CiviCRM? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Provide details. Share your research. No ...
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Slack for civicrm?

I think we can have a slack org setup for civicrm. This will not allow only developers to communicate better bet also help in communications for GSOC students. I understand while the same can be done ...
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What are the limits to self-promotion on CiviCRM.StackExchange.com?

A couple of senior community members recently indicated concern about self-promotion by a newer consultant here on our CiviCRM Stack Exchange site. This goes against the ethos and culture we've ...
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Where should we discuss about features?

SE aim is to have questions that have a "correct" answers. We still need a place for questions to discuss about a new feature, a GSoC project... Where should we do that? use a mailing list? the forum? ...
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GSoC: How can we use SE better for this year edition?

We have already a GSoC tag and (most) students are using it, hopefully. Is it possible and useful to identify the GSoC students (eg a special hat), or ask them to add it to their name, or... The idea ...
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What to do with “do my homework” questions?

There have been a couple of questions on CiviCRM.SE recently which feel a little more "do my homework"-ish than usual. Examples - How to migrate Raisers edge data to CiviCRM? https://civicrm....
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Compatibility tag

The wording of the Compatibility tag seems to be describing the compatibility of servers and CMS's. I could not find a tag that seems to be defined for compatibility of extensions to CiviCRM version. ...
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How to handle a user that consistently gives bad advice?

There's a user (Prem Patel) who has answered several questions very poorly. The main issue is that they seem to be giving CiviCRM-specific but incorrect advice - for instance, to check ConfigAndLog ...
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If you had a t-shirt and on that t-shirt were printed some part of the civicrm codebase, what part would it be?

Serious question - the most popular answer will most likely make it onto one. Think hard, people, and feel free to make other thoughts and suggestions too...
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What should we include in the page on civicrm.org that links here?

I just created a page on civicrm.org https://civicrm.org/ask-a-question. Do you have any suggested edits? My thoughts are that we should keep the intro. i.e. the text before the 'Ask a question' link ...
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Following up on questions that first appeared in forum.civicrm.org

Sometimes I see a thread in the old forum.civicrm.org forum that may need follow-up but that site is now being deprecated. What is the best way to continue the discussion? For example, I have a ...
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Where can I find best practices for helping people on civicrm.stackexchange.com?

Is there some sort of place where we can compile a list of commonly-used links, responses to common issues, etc.?
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Should we get people to edit own question instead of commenting

On the forums, topics had posts that were sequential in time, but IMO the stack exchange idea is to edit both question and answers to make them the best they can be. I have seen several cases where I ...
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Community Ads for CiviCRM

As a beta site we cannot host our own ads. But we can post ads on other sites. Good targets would be the Drupal and WP sites (not Joomla they are still in beta). Please post below ideas for image ads ...
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What are helpful pieces of information to have when answering a CiviCRM SE question?

We often find ourselves asking for the same information from people asking questions - Civi version, CMS software, etc. Many applications have a "Troubleshooting Info" page that collects all this ...
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Using CiviCRM version number as a tag

I notice some question askers have been using the version number as a tag (e.g. 4.6.2) -- is that recommended, or is it better to just list it in the question itself?
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How do closed and deleted questions affect our site stats?

How do closed and deleted questions affect our % Answered ratio? When should we vote to close?
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How should we name tags - following CiviCRM components or general concepts?

We are getting some tags that should probably become synomyms, like contributions and civicontribute or civimember and memberships. Another meta question already discusses whether we should merge ...
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What is the best place to ask about buggy behavior?

I'm not sure whether I should be using civicrm.stackexchange.com, or the Forum, for this sort of situation. In this case, we're trying to get the new A/B emailing functionality to work, and it's ...
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How to improve our answer ratio

According to our stats, this beta is doing well in almost every respect. We have a good number of questions, they are almost all getting answered, and our user and visitor numbers are growing steadily....
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What's the best way to encourage askers to mark answers?

A simple question: What's the best way to encourage askers to mark accepted answers to their question? Of course, some truly have not been resolved. For some, the original question was resolved ...
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Merging tags or creating synonyms

Should we start merging similar tags (like events and civievent), or keep all of the similar versions and set them up as synonyms with the "main" tag?
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Please welcome your new moderators!

Throughout the beta, we need members from this 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 ...
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Thoughts on “this isn't part of CiviCRM. you should code it and submit a patch” as an answer?

This kind of response has been popping up a bit more frequently, as well as "X isn't a feature, but you could sponsor the creation of it". These responses often get upvotes or are accepted, but in my ...
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Voting on the main site

I have been thinking for a while that there is not much voting happening on the beta site. (Says she who has only cast 7 votes and would dearly like to retract the unjust down vote she cast). Is ...
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What would be best as the first free CiviCRM ad on StackExchange? [duplicate]

StackExchange allows us to define our own ads: The goal is to help visitors find out about the cool stuff your community is doing and help promote activities they find important. And it’s all ...
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Should CiviCRM version and CMS & version be required when asking a question?

On the forums most people include the CiviCRM version and the CMS and version in their forum profile. I find this very useful even though people sometimes forget to update it and it is of limited ...
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Is there a document defining the scope of this site?

Earlier today moderator Robert Cartaino edited a post, commenting that Feature requests for CiviCRM are off topic here. I happen to agree with him, but my question is (especially since he is not a ...
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What's the “community wiki” checkbox used for?

I was just answering on question on the main site and noticed a tiny checkbox below the post box - [ ] community wiki. Wondering what that's used for?
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How can we use SE for the GSOC?

Would it be useful to try directing the (potential) students here to ask questions/show they can answer? Can be either to show they know something about civi, to show they can ask questions, to ...
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How should we direct people here from forum.civicrm.org?

I have put up a notice on forum.civicrm.org saying Have a question about CiviCRM? Get it answered quickly at our new Stack Exchange Q+A site This forum is being deprecated for all questions and ...
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Promoting Stack Exchange at CiviCon

I realize that the CiviCon schedule is almost finalized - and there's not a single reference on the schedule to Stack Exchange. There's one last lightning talk session not claimed - does anyone want ...
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What happens to our data if we don't exit beta?

I think as a community, we're in a bit of a tight spot with regard to Stack Exchange. If we don't redirect users to this site from the existing support forums, we'll never meet the daily site visit ...
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How to not discourage people asking “wrong” questions?

Stack Exchange is/should be different than the CiviCRM forum. Some questions will necessarily be discouraged from the SE users, following the dynamics of SE. (In the forums practically no questions ...
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Why not use the CiviCRM emblem/icon?

I notice this SE has a generic "comment bubble" icon with "cc" in it. What's that stand for? Closed Captioning? [joke] I think this baby would look sweet as the icon for this StackExchange: Why not ...
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What can we do to give ourselves the best chance of getting out of Beta?

I know we have just started, but over the last few months I have read of a few sites stuck in Beta and I want to make sure we aren't one of them.
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Programmer vs. User

In the initial email we received when launching the private beta, this Q&A was included: Q: What else? A: Remember, you get the site you build! Ask difficult, specific questions — the kind of ...
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CiviCRM StackExchange vs. CiviCRM forum

Now that we have this lovely StackExchange site, is the forum still relevant? If so, how do I choose between using the forum and using StackExchange?
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How will we handle various mail related tags?

We just launched and we already have three: mail email civimail Civi is wide enough that these need not be duplicates, as it also handles snail mail and non-civimail mailing. This however is not so ...