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Currently the about page (https://joomla.stackexchange.com/about) includes the following:

Ask about...

  • Specific programming problems
  • Software algorithms
  • Coding techniques
  • Software development tools

Don't ask about...

  • Questions you haven't tried to find an answer for (show your work!)
  • Product or service recommendations or comparisons
  • Requests for lists of things, polls, opinions, discussions, etc.
  • Anything not directly related to writing computer programs

Essentially, what kind of Questions do we want here? Is there something that needs to be added? Something that should be removed?

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We could change that to:

Ask about...

  • Specific Joomla Framework problems
  • Joomla CMS installation, usage and customisation issues
  • Questions about Joomla extensions

Don't ask about...

  • Questions you haven't tried to find an answer for (show your work!)
  • Product or service recommendations or comparisons
  • Requests for lists of things, polls, opinions, discussions, etc.
  • Anything not directly related to Joomla

I've included three DO's I think we should have.

The only DONT that I think needs changing is the last one, since we need to accommodate non-programmers on the CMS side. Also, are plugins and extensions in scope for this?

I'm just taking a shot at this, other suggestions are welcome.

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    I would change do #2 to something like "Joomla CMS installation, usage and customisation issues". On do #3, you don't need to say "plugin", because it is an extension. – Andrew Eddie Apr 22 '14 at 22:02
  • Thanks, I've updated them – ContextSwitch Apr 23 '14 at 13:17
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We'll need to include something about promoting commercial extensions and denigrating one extension over another unless specific features are mentioned. Regarding the sh404 question : "use this it's free and better!" is not adequate but "The extension I use fixes the canonical url problem" is valid.

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I think there might be some dispute about asking about Joomla Extensions. I've seen so many people asking how to do this with that extension (even with commercial extensions), however I always say to the user that they should contact the developer as it should be the done thing. Having said that, I know some developers:

  1. Charge for support.
  2. Don't provide support.
  3. Take a long time to reply or sometimes not at all.

So I think Questions about Joomla extensions should be discussed a little further.

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