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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Questions about extensions

Is it appropriate to ask questions about specific third-party extensions? Or if there are extensions out there that do 'X'? Also, what about people's experiences with particular extensions?
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Magento Site Design

My name is Joshua and I'm a product designer at Stack Overflow. First off, congratulations on your community moving out of beta! Graduation and Your Site Design Graduation comes with a few perks. One ...
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Let's make this fun(-ish)

Since I cannot ask this on the main website because it will not be a question with much value for many readers, I decided to post it here. What are the funny/useless/strange/... pieces of code you ...
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Could you support my documentation beta Magento proposal?

Note: You have to be on the Documentation beta in order to contribute. I have posted a proposal on the Stack Overflow Documentation Beta site for the creation of Magento documentation. I've been ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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What are the requirements for this beta to graduate?

From time to time I take a look at this website's statistics on Area51. I see that most of the criteria is set to 'Good' & 'Excelent'. The only one that 'Needs work' is the answer percentage. What ...
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How should we manage magento versions?

Currently there are some tags ce-1.7, ce-1.7.22, ee-1.12 and so on. I think it would make sense to limit this to the second-point releases as the last-point releases (such as 1.7.0.2) usually do not ...
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Mass Edit functionality

Do we have mass edit functionality? or is there way I can unlock that, every morning when I search some of the spelling they appears with new post like https://magento.stackexchange.com/search?q=...
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Funny / Useless / Horrible code from Magento Extensions

Since Let's make this fun(-ish) turned out to be a real success and after a discussion from last week on Twitter, WE decided (there are more of us) that was a nice idea to continue "the fun" with ...
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Cleaning up magento.stackexchange.com: Join #magestackday!

It's time to clean up our loved Magento Stackexchange site! On 7. + 8. November we will do an online "hackathon" (more a magestackoverflow-athon, official on twitter: #magestackday) dedicated to ...
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It's election and graduation eve!

First things first: CONGRATULATIONS, MAGENTO STACK EXCHANGE IS GRADUATING! A few weeks ago, I quietly dropped a comment on the 2015 moderator nomination post to say that we on the SE team wouldn't be ...
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barely any upvotes compared to other SEs

On many other stack exchanges points are easy to come by. Scrolling down the first few pages of questions on this one, however, shows an extremely small amount of 'up-votes'. Why is this? How can ...
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Let's promote a Healthy(-ier) Beta

See http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/48872/magento Ahead of the "Let's get critical" monthly site review, we need to get out there and promote a healthier beta. Right now we're falling ...
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User/Application Questions

This is a statement-y Meta question. When I initiated the Magento SE proposal I was contacted by Stack and warned that the proposal might get closed. This was due to the large number of Magento ...
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How should the logo of Magento.Stackexchange look like?

Should and can we include the official Magento logo? Or something derived? Feel free to submit suggestions.
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What is "on-topic"?

The current What topics can I ask about here? page is lacking. Magento Stack Exchange is for users of and developers working with the Magento e-Commerce platform. There have been several discussions ...
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How shall we treat Magmi related questions?

Off-topic or not? With some arguments please.
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Usage of the magento-1 tag if no version is specified in question

Since Magento 2 is out a great number of new questions is about Magento 2 and we need a way to distinguish general Magento 1 questions from general Magento 2 questions (as already discussed in Magento ...
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The quality of MageOverflow

Since the magento forum went on read only mode and all (most of) the traffic was redirected here the quality of questions and some answers really dropped. Some of us really worked to get the answer ...
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What to do with questions & answers regarding free extensions?

Ref: Is there any free extension available for designing products label or cover in magento? OP asks specifically for a free extension, but "answers": so far are paid extensions only. I deleted the ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Moderators Needed [closed]

Every site needs people to handle moderation duties. While most of this can be done by folks using the site, there are a few tasks that require special privileges: Even with active community self-...
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Do We Really Need Third Party Extension Related Tags?

We have some third party related to tags in our systems. Some examples are below: ecomdev-phpunit fooman-extensionfishpigfiregentoultimate-module-creatoraheadworks-ajaxcartproavs-fastsimpleimport ...
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Are Magento 2.0 questions allowed? [closed]

I know that Magento 2.0 is still under development and it doesn't have even an alpha release yet. Are we allowed to ask questions about it or we should limit to the released versions 1.x? I know that ...
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How do we prevent, discourage, or punish users for making pointless edits to questions?

One of my questions was recently edited by a user. The edit did not improve the question at all. The claimed reason for editing was "Spell Correction" [sic] but in fact the edit actually introduced ...
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promoting of your own content

So far I haven't see any guidelines on how we want to deal with promoting your own content. Some questions that come to mind are: Any etiquette we should follow? Is it OK to link to your own blog to ...
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Purpose of obsolete flag for comments

What is the purpose of the obsolete flag for comments ? Does that refer to dead links ?
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Does magento-1 tag make any sense? [duplicate]

Does magento-1 tag make any sense? Would it be better to use ce-x.x.x.x and ee-x.x.x.x instead? This can avoid further clarification requests.
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The Magento Facts

The holidays are close. This is the time when we should forget about work and try to be joyful. Actually we should always be joyful. So let's list here some "Magento Facts". The facts can be about ...
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Join us for #MageStackDay on Feburary 3rd and 4th 2017

We're back! The MageStackDay #6 will happen on February 3rd & 4th! MageStackDay is an online hackathon dedicated to answering, closing and cleaning up questions on magento.stackexchange.com. The ...
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Teaching magento flow

I am working with magento from last few years and now I got chance to teach magento to few of my juniors. I know most of the stuffs regarding it but I am looking for perfect teaching steps so that my ...
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What should I flag and what I shouldn't flag

I'm writing this post because lately I've been declining a lot of flags from different people and maybe this website needs a better explanation of what should be flagged or not. The other purpose of ...
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Request for MageStackDay IV: Tag Cleanup

Hi, it's me, the tag janitor. As the next MageStackDay is coming, I'd love to see a new section next to voting, answering and closing: tag cleanup. IMHO the site has a problem with overspecific and ...
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Magento version tag spamming / General "Magento 1" questions

I am recently seeing an increased amount of questions tagged like magento-1.7, magento-1.8, magento-1.9. (all of them!) These questions fall into two categories: Questions that specify the actually ...
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"What did you do before posting"

The site is gaining traction - awesome, but a big proportion of new questions are people just treating Magento.SE as their personal development team for debugging their store. We're here to help - ...
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Enterprise Edition Code in Examples

I have seen, on occasion, a few snippets from EE-only modules slip into answers. I have even very nearly been guilty of it myself. What is the policy for flagging these other than an edit to remove ...
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Should those profiting from answers be allowed to ask questions?

I'm struggling to find the comparative question from Meta Server Fault - but I believe there is a ruling down a similar vein as to this. Taking this question as an example. It begins with in a ...
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New site design!

Congratulations! As you can see, the new site design just went live. We have also themed the Twitter account and newsletter template for this site, and adjusted the privilege levels to higher ...
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Serial upvoting

This is not a question, it's a request to the user who serial upvoted my posts on April 24th 2019 and to other people who might do serial upvote/downvote on anyone else posts. Please stop this. This ...
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Let's review our guidelines for "off topic"

I've seen a rather high number number of off-topic flags that I have then marked as on-topic. In many cases I see close votes pile on in what could be interpreted as brigading. On topic? This ...
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Moderator Nomination - Round 2 [closed]

I assume that it is unusual for a Beta to have another round of Moderator Nomination, but we are not only some time old, we also have reached an impressive number of questions and users. And as the ...
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Flagging comments

I'm writing this as a notice to the person(s) that lately started flagging as obsolete a lot of comments that request the OP to mark an answers as accepted. Please stop that. Those comments are not ...
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Who should nominate him self as a candidate in elections?

I just saw that there is an election on our community & as we can see that many peoples are nominating their self as an aspirants in the election for the post of moderator. I also filled the ...
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Magmi off topic?

I want to know explicitly if questions that exist only within the scope of Magmi (such that they are only useful to users of Magmi) are off-topic, as a question I posted recently got put on hold as ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Magento is scheduled for an election next week, February 19th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to ...
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Should salutations be removed from questions?

While reviewing suggested edits I noticed that some users sometimes edit others posts and remove salutations like [Question text which follows the rules] ... Thanks! or [Question text ...
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What to do if peoples are working in a group, just to increase there profile reputation?

I have just seen on the MSE that some peoples are working in a group for just increasing their profile reputation. For example like person-1 asks a question & within 20-30 minutes person-2 gives ...
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Should remove "Thanks" in the question or not?

When editing a question, I try to keep "Thanks" in the content. Others try to remove it? What should we do in this case?
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Top bar too bright, my eyes are getting tired

First of all, this new design is really awesome. I would like to thank all of the team member who made it possible. I am creating this post because @Hynes suggested to New site design! This is ...
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