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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can the Case and CiviCase tags be synonymized?

If that's even a real word. I don't have enough points to suggest this directly on the synonyms page.
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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a way for new CiviCRM.StackExchange users to be able to comment right away instead of waiting for 50pts?

Is there a way for new CiviCRM StackExchange users to be able to comment right away instead of waiting for 50pts?
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to highlight special users in our stack exchange site

We have a couple of programmes for people that donate time and money to CiviCRM. We'd like to be able to recognise these people when they come to stack exchange. Is there any way recognise arbitrary ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I find favorite questions

I marked a question as "favorite" using the star icon on the left. I now want to go back to it but can't work out how to list my favorite questions. Can't find anything in help either!
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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 ...
Chris Burgess's user avatar
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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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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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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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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 ...
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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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 ...
michaelmcandrew's user avatar
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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 ...
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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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 ...
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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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Why is my avatar not appearing?

When I upload my avatar (image below), it appears briefly, but an hour or two later it goes solid black. Why is this?
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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how to contact a user

Is there a way of sending a message to a particular user? The only way I can see is to tag them in a question. This is good if you are wanting the discussion to be general but would not always be ...
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Links to open in new tab or window?

Is there a way for all posted links and duplicate suggestion links in the CiviCRM stack exchange site to open up in a new browser window. It would be nice not to lose the original question when ...
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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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Why does the number of items in my review queue not add up?

See screenshot below. My review queue notification says "14" but I only have 9 posts to review. It's pretty consistently overcounting by 3-5. Why might this be?
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