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Marking Questions as Answered

The system already prompts the user to accept answers when warranted, so please do not continue to add additional notices to your posts or add comments prodding users to accept answers. While well ...
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How to make people aware of "Joomla.stackexchange.com"?

If a user posts on SE, you can suggest they use JSE instead and mentione that it's a dedicated Stack Exchange site for Joomla related questions. This will ensure they are aware of JSE and will most ...
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What do we do with questions that are old and have no answers

I believe that despite the question has received no attention (upvotes, comments, answers), if it is a good question, then we could upvote it and try to draw attention to it, or even answer it. I ...
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Why does Joomla have less activity on StackExchange?

It's understandable that people who have stake in technology choices (esp. considering the investment of time, energy and financial consequences) want definitive answers and a high-level of confidence ...
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Do we need to use the exclamation mark each time we refer to Joomla?

When referring to it on meta and the stackexchange site, it should't be necessary. Purely due to the fact that people coming on this site will know exactly what Joomla is, therefore the exclamation ...
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Are questions and answers too low quality

I would be much more worried about the quality of the answers than the quality of the questions. Simple questions, or questions that are fairly open ended, are not necessarily bad, since I think that ...
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"Please fix my code" kind of questions

I think it depends on how the question is worded. This is always how I decide whether I vote to close or not. A lot of the time, people say they have a code snippet (usually something they haven't ...
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How long does a SE site stay in public beta?

I'm Grace Note, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. There is no defined length of time that a site stays in public beta. The important thing to understand is that a long beta is not a sign of ...
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JSE Github Organisation

Right, I've created an organisation on Github, and added the first repository there: https://github.com/Joomla-StackExchange If any of you would like access, let me know your Github username and I'll ...
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Why does Joomla have less activity on StackExchange?

I'll split this into 2 sections: Reason for the question count on WP and Drupal being higher: The one thing you have to realise is that the majority of Joomla related question are asked on either ...
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Should Joomla version be required when asking or answering questions?

Yes, when referring to anything Joomla related, its always best to include the version in your question. I have seen a lot of people add the version specific tags and when answering the question, they ...
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Should Joomla version be required when asking or answering questions?

The only currently available way I can see to handle this is to implement appropriate tags. This seems to work OK on other Stack Exchange websites. Maybe there could be a "not-version-specific" tag ...
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Are edits okay while still in beta?

definitely Ok that answer would be a bit short ;-). I think its important to have correct spelling and good looking answers and questions ^^, we have many not native English speaker, like me, that ...
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Who are the moderators?

At this point, the answer is "no one" and "everyone" at the same time. Before explaining further, here are the boilerplate help sections from Stack Exchange: Where moderators will eventually be ...
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Low Quality Posts

IMO it's really about answer the question. If the supplied answer is only giving opinion like "don't use that, use this" and does nothing to answer the question, it's not a good answer and should be ...
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Congratulations on Some Milestones

Congratulations indeed. I can personally say that I've been helped (both directly and indirectly) by all three of these good folk. So thank you all.
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Talking about Tags

I can think of cases where both database and jdatabase would be appropriate. If a question is about a more general database question (maybe "how to join content data with data from my custom table"), ...
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What should the dos/don'ts contain?

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 ...
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Are extension recommendations on topic?

Let's take a step back for a moment, and look at what we, as a site, want to accomplish. Our job here is to solve problems for people who are working in Joomla. Sometimes, a problem is solved with an ...
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When linking to extensions in an answer should we point to JED?

Good question. Personally I always like to link to JED so that the users gets to see a little information about the extensions, along with user reviews and ratings. If the extension does not suit ...
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A new Joomla service - Site building on www.joomla.com.

I was quite happy they got this up and running as it's a nice handy thing to have. One thing we need to bare in mind when answering questions by user who are using the free joomla.com subdomain, is ...
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Are questions about configuring 3rd party Joomla extensions 'on-topic'?

I've seen this a lot and the first question I always ask is, have they read the extension documentation or contacted the support team. In my opinion, if they: have read the extension documentation ...
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How to judge a new question: flagging, vote to close, editing?

Searching in the StackExchange network, I came across this Meta Discussion: Close reasons cheat sheet. I found a simple flow chart, that can act as a brief and easy to follow manual. I slightly ...
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What should the format of tags be for different Joomla! versions?

I will try to form an answer that we could use in the help page... Suggested version tags cms-1.0 cms-1.5 cms-1.6 cms-1.7 cms-2.5 cms-3.x cms-3.1 cms-3.2 cms-3.3 cms-3.4 cms-3.5 fw-1.0 For mysql ...
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Are edits okay while still in beta?

Not only spelling can be improved, but some questions tend to have: an unclear title / question too much text describing the question / issue wrong tags flag questions you think need a moderator ...
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