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Encouraging code sharing

Sometime you come across someone who has been trying to figure out a problem and search throughout the Joomla Docs but not found anything. They sometimes end up figuring out the problem for themselves....
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Handling introductory questions

Note: a similar discussion is being held here but I felt my question might be hijacking that discussion. I am sure (or I hope) I am not the only Joomla.SE enthusiast that is only beginning to climb ...
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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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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 ...
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conditions to move out off beta state

I understand beta version is ment to find out if this site is worth casting. But what are the main points that will be evaluated to decide wether or not this site will : go to public beta version ...
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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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Handling private information

Another of my newest concerns is handling private user information when accidentally pasted into the code part of a question or answer. Can we proactively edit that? I tried but it requires "peer ...
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How to handle comparative questions (this vs that cms)?

I know that generally comparison questions are seen as primarily opinion based and people are very quick to dismiss them. However, as a long time pro, I can see circumstances where such comparisons ...
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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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Can SE replace the General Development List?

Given that the intention of the General dev list is for developers using the Joomla CMS to get help with problems, is it possible to deprecate that list and use SX instead?
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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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Can meta.joomla be used for appraising feature requests?

Just thinking out of the box. The ideas site (ideas.joomla.org) has sort of died. Would meta be a suitable place to people to be able to log feature requests for the CMS, Framework, possible even the ...
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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 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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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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How do we make the hoops people need to jump through clear?

My first experience of SX/SO was terrible. I wanted to help get my points up to help the Area51, but I was constantly dogged by hoops I had to jump through - couldn't comment until my reputation was X,...
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What should the dos/don'ts contain?

Currently the about page (https://joomla.stackexchange.com/about) includes the following: Ask about... Specific programming problems Software algorithms Coding techniques Software development tools ...
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Marking Questions as Answered

How can we encourage askers to select an answer for their question? Having answered questions is key to a successful beta - but if the askers aren't selecting from the available answers, it won't ...
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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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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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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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What should the custom design for this SE network be?

Can we commission someone to build it? What does SE allow? It'd be great to get a list of recent launched SE sites opinion and description of the process so we're not shooting in the dark.
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Talking about Tags

What should be the wording of tags we are using for the Joomla StackExchange? I saw tags like "jdatabase" and "mysql" for a generic SQL Query question. In my opinion it should be "database" and "sql"...

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