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Great news regarding JSE

Great news! The Dacia Sandero.......(thought I would throw in that Top Gear joke) George Wilson was talking to Jessica Dunbar at the Joomla World Conference and it turns out Joomla will be endorsing ...
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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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JSE Github Organisation

So I've noticed having read back at a lot of answers, both my own and other, that we sometimes provide code that could be turned into a full plugin. An example being the answer I wrote a few minutes ...
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Current Joomla Beta Stats

The JSE Beta has decreased in activity a little over the last week or 2. The current stats are as follows: (live Area 51 stats can be found here) Questions per day is a little off and could be ...
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Should Joomla version be required when asking or answering questions?

I'm concerned that a lot of Joomla questions and answers are neglecting to specify the Joomla version. This can make information misleading, confusing or just plain wrong. The lack of version ...
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Why does Joomla have less activity on StackExchange?

As I've been creating Joomla websites for many clients for a couple of years. I need some kind of confidence to assure my clients that Joomla is still one of the top 10 CMSs of all time and is still ...
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Congratulations on Some Milestones

We have reached a milestone this week: congratulations to Lodder on 500 answers! Congratulations also to johanpw and FFrewin on ~ 300 answers each.
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SO Mods deleted my 'JSE comments', so I improved 'joomla' tags in return

So... this is what happened... Between 2016-02-26 and 2016-03-17 I have posted 97 comments to the most of new Stack Overflow Qs tagged 'joomla', as my humble response to well received Q here How to ...
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How to make people aware of “Joomla.stackexchange.com”?

672 days gone and we are still running in Beta. I have seen many other users asking questions on SO but not on JSE. It would be great if we could get those users on JSE so that we could improve ...
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6-month Status Update

Just thought I'd take a minute to highlight where we are with the Joomla Stack Exchange site after 6 months. (I believe the launch was around the 22nd of April.) This is actually the first time I've ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Joomla Stack Exchange's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Well, it's been a year

...and 1 day. Joomla Stack Exchange has come quite far and is getting much more popular. Questions per day There was a period where we were on 11 per day, which I was hoping would continue to stay as ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

OMG, I can't believe that Joomla Stack Exchange has never rolled out this feature before! Let's fix this oversight, right now and forever. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What do we do with questions that are old and have no answers

It's one of those days where I'm in the mood for a spring clean-up on JSE. Lets say there are some questions that are 6 months old, don't have any answers and don't have any upvotes. What action ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Joomla's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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How long does a SE site stay in public beta?

I just had a look at the stats at Area51, and compared the progress with other beta sites. But what is needed to get a site out of beta stage? I was surprised to see several pages with more than 1000 ...
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Do you also think that JSE members should vote more often?

I feel that we have very few actual voters on the site. Most members do not bother to vote too much. However voting in SE sites is essential. In my opinion, among other reasons (help good questions/...
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Are questions about configuring 3rd party Joomla extensions 'on-topic'?

If we are using a 3rd party Joomla extension and would like to post questions regarding the proper configuration of that 3rd party extension, is that considered 'on-topic' for the Joomla StackExchage ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Joomla 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 will ...
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Handling external Links

In Stack Overflow there is a consense that an answer should not only be a link to an external website, because websites, blogs or wikis may change or getting removed. So a minimum (at Stack Overflow) ...
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Important Notice for Joomla 3.4.4

This is off topic but important! Anyone that manages any sites on Joomla 3.4.4, please update to 3.4.5 if you haven't already, as this fixes a major security vulnerability.
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election (retry)

We recently held an election for moderator and nobody stepped up to nominate themselves. So we're going to try again in July. Summary: Joomla Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a ...
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Joomla 3.5 Feedback Survey

Maybe off-topic, but wanted to share with everyone. I guess feedback from users will help Joomla improve. The JUX team has a new survey specifically for Joomla 3.5. You can take the survey here: ...
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Joomla Stackoverflow Team

I've created a new Team (new beta feature on SO) for us Joomla users: https://stackoverflow.com/teams/128/joomla/join?auth=749c5b06-f018-4e96-baa0-b06b0bf79dbf
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Completely off-topic…but

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all had a great day.
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Do we need to use the exclamation mark each time we refer to Joomla?

I usually see Joomla's name with its exclamation mark Joomla! And I have seen many people using it each time they refer to Joomla. But is it really necessary? Especially in cases where the sentence ...
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Are extension recommendations on topic?

Would a questions that says "Could someone recommend anextension that does x, y, and z", be on topic? (ie the Software Recommendations site). These questions are off topic in stack overflow, would ...
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Are questions and answers too low quality

The invitation E-Mail included the following text: The first questions set the tone for the site. If you ask high quality, expert-level questions, you'll build a site that attracts the experts and ...
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Support for SchuWebExtensions on JSE

User svanschu asked if they could use JSE to provide support for their extensions. I would like to use this community to give support for my Joomla! extensions. http://extensions.schultschik.com This ...
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Why haven't I received any answer on my question?

What makes a good question on Joomla Stack Exchange? How can I help people answer my question?
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Tags with cms-X should to be renamed

We have been using the cms-X tags since the start, but I think we should consider changing them. While they are semantically ok, here are some issues I've found with them: some users tag questions ...
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Announcement: Monthly Joomla User Group Zoom Meetings

Every 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (0800 - 1000 UTC), Joomla Australia hosts a virtual Joomla users group meetup online. If you plan to attend, please ...
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Can JoomlaDay events offer “Not a Robot” badges to JSE users?

I want to do something cool at JoomlaDay Australia 2019 in Brisbane! StackOverflow has this tag: not-a-robot Can JSE have it too? Resources: https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/6381/not-a-robot ...
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It's that time of year again

Merry Christmas everyone! Been a good year on JSE :)
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Are edits okay while still in beta?

I'm kind of a beginner at Joomla! and can therefore not contribute much in terms of the currently accepted questions and answers. But I noticed that some spelling and grammar issues exist in some ...
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Topics and Questions I can ask about here! (Can you give us your feedback?)

@FFrewin has suggested that we improve the What topics can I ask about here wiki page as there is very little information on it. I know for sure that everyone will have different opinions on what ...
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Promote JSE using Community ads

I just read about Community Promotion Ads, and seeing that most Joomla-related questions still are posted on StackOverflow, would it be possible to create an ad and suggest it to StackOverflow (or ...
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What should the format of tags be for different Joomla! versions?

I think for these specific tags it might be better to come up with an agreed upon format rather than let everyone come up with it on the fly. Some quick examples being Joomla! 2, Joomla 2.5.x, J3, 2.5....
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Spamming the tag wiki

Not sure if any of your have noticed a certain user trying to edit tag wikis with spam. I've rejected both of them, however I'm going to assume that more more may be submitted. How are we to flag a ...
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SO [joomla tag] vs JSE

Have just been looking through a load of question on JSE and on the joomla tag on Stackoverflow and cannot get over the quality of question on SO. It's getting worse by the day which makes me glad we ...
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2020 Pro-Tem Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

Joomla Stack Exchange had an election last year, and it's time to start thinking about scheduling a new one. After discussing it with the current moderator team, and to bring the total number of ...
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Congratulations Aníbal Sánchez

Congratulations on your appointment to the Joomla! Community Leadership Team https://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/3071-new-members-for-community-leadership-team-2016.html
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Pull request for Joomla

Just though I'd mention that my request was accepted and will be put into Joomla 3.4.2 for JSE: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/6868 Yay
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Who are the moderators?

Should the PLT be moderators? Or should this be more community led (not excluding PLT though, since they are community members as well.)?
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When linking to extensions in an answer should we point to JED?

I was just wondering as many Joomla related questions can be answered with an extension, would it be better practice to link directly to the developers website or to that item in the JED providing it'...
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Low Quality Posts

While getting new privileges I got the option to "suggest post for deletion". For example this message: Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF Thats a good example, because I'm not sure if its good to ...
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What is the policy on Joomla SE for uploading installables?

I recently posted a question and got no interest or answers, and since then have created a simple class and installable component for the problem. It's nothing fancy, just a useful utility that would ...
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A new Joomla service - Site building on www.joomla.com.

I was messing around today and I had the idea to try what I would get at www.joomla.com. Then I discovered this new service I have never ever before heard of the Joomla.com. Thought you would also ...
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How to deal with “What have you tried?”

Admittedly, this is a slippery slope, but unless this site is only for Developers, the likelihood of "How can I..." questions is quite high. I'm not sure that there has been a lot of consideration ...
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How could we promote JSE when public beta starts?

We should have a plan for public beta start, like publish on the mailinglist? News article on joomla.org? post on the forum? get extension developers to mail there customers or write a news? extend ...