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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I've been a moderator at Salesforce Stack Exchange for more than four years now. It's been a really lovely time, and I remain incredibly honored by the community's decision to elect me as one of its ...
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Salesforce MVP Class of 2024 Nominations Are Open

You can now nominate who you believe should become Salesforce MVP in 2024. Find more information about the MVP programme Or go directly to the nomination page Many here on SFSE are already MVPs, and ...
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Should we be trying to steer questions here from Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow continues to get a decent number of Salesforce questions, probably because it is better known. For example, there have been over a dozen new questions just this week. Some are getting ...
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Automate detection of obvious loan shark spam?

We have seem a spate of loan shark spam postings. Is there a way to detect these and invite users to mark them as likely spam, promoting spam flagging over down voting?
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GPT policy and GPT detectors

Stack Overflow has issued guidance to moderators across the network to not use GPT detectors to support content moderation. The TL;DR (as this guidance has not yet been shared publicly) is that GPT ...
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Should we have a Salesforce-support tag?

I want to understand the StackExchange community member's thoughts on having a tag for questions that would need Salesforce support's intervention. Currently, a few of us are already monitoring ...
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Data Cloud, CDP, Salesforce CDP, Genie tag alignment

There aren't a ton of questions yet, but I'd like to propose a structure to connect and rationalize tags around Salesforce Data Cloud. There are already three tags competing for which is the best tag: ...
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Ongoing spam wave

You might have noticed we have a bit of a spam wave going on at the moment. The mods are getting it cleaned up. Thank you for all of your work flagging! Please keep in mind, with spam users, the best ...
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Should we disallow chatGPT answers?

I'm seeing an uptick in "answers" that I suspect have been generated by chatGPT (or another similar tool). The most recent example being this answer from a user who signed up in the past ...
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Merging three tags for same SFMC feature

Currently three tags exist, which basically relate to the same Marketing Cloud related feature: einstein-recommendations, predictive-intelligence and personalization-builder Preferably, I see a ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Congratulations, and thanks, to Daniel Ballinger for reaching 100,000 reputation!

100,000 is such a nice, round numberin base 10, at least. Let's take this opportunity to celebrate Daniel Ballinger for more than a decade of contributions here on SFSE, for his impact and expertise ...
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Salesforce MVP Nominations 2022 - 2023

Salesforce MVP 2023 Nominations Are Open Nominations for the Salesforce MVP Class of 2023 are now open. Feel free to nominate those who have made an exceptional contribution to the SFSE community. ...
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Approve, improve or reject question edits with significant code beautifying

Editing questions, apparently a lot of contributors improve readability of code samples, not only correcting whitespace. Their edits make use of their domain knowledge. E.g. upper and lower case in ...
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Shouldn't Stack Exchange reputation caps be reduced for upvote?

well I'm taking your time now to ask a random question just so I get reputation points allowing to upvote a solution that I just found. I still want to do this in order to show other people having ...
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Who's speaking at / attending Dreamforce this year?

I have a talk on the agenda for the first time in a while so I'll be in attendance this year. Who else is going or presenting? Hoping to see some SFSE faces!
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Trailhead Links on our SFSE profiles?

Hi Stack Exchange Admins! I am wondering if we can configure custom links to add to our profiles? I know not if this it possible, of course. But it might be cool to be able to link out to our active ...
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Reversing OP's destructive edits

I just read a new user question in which the user asked a good question (good description of issue) but included no code. When asked in a comment, they added code. An answer was added as a comment, ...
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Rectangle displayed only on Outlook email [closed]

We are developing an email which is displayed properly on all the clients browsers. For Outlook we are using ghost tables as here: <!--[if mso]> <table width="100%" valign="...
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Why are close votes not allowed on bounties?

Why are close votes not allowed on bounties (at the least for duplicate questions)? Is this just by design or is there a specific reason behind this? For example, take a look at this bounty [there is/...
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Canonical Q&A for Trailhead Module & SuperBadge Challenge related queries

What are your thoughts on creating a canonical question & answer for all queries related to Trailhead Module challenges or Superbadge challenges? Questions related to superbadge challenges are ...
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Prompting the OP to upvote on an idea on Salesforce IdeaExchange

Is asking the OP to consider upvoting an idea in Salesforce Idea Exchange (provided the idea is relevant to the feature the OP is looking for) an acceptable comment? For example, see comment in this ...
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We are not Reddit or Stack Overflow

I've done a lot of First Question reviews since a got my 500 rep around the end of 2021. In the past few (plus or minus) weeks I have noticed a much higher than usual rate of anonymous downvotes on ...
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Redundant tag for Marketing Cloud

I have found several questions tagged with [salesforce-sfmc], which should have been tagged with [marketing-cloud]. Can you please merge these two? Thanks!
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Automatically flag answers which contain a specific link?

I have seen so many "answers" in the past year or so that come from newly created users and which are just links to the BOFC app. Answers like this one from this user. I don't know if these ...
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Tag Synonyms: [email-to-case] and [email2case]

Can we create a synonym link between [email-to-case] (125 questions) and [email2case] (303 questions)? I lack the 5 answer points in either tag to use the official suggestion mechanism, but it seems ...
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What should we do about the [help] tag?

We seem to have a new problem tag that newbies are throwing on a high percentage of posts: help. It's decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio, and I find it annoying, but I'm not sure how to best handle ...
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Should we encourage Salesforce employees to call out that fact in their profile?

Somewhat similar in scope as Can we have verified Salesforce employees? though that was asking for community-assignable flair (which Stackexchange doesn't offer at time of writing). I came across this ...
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Tags and replacement of terminology

As you all know, Salesforce does sometimes change terminology on us. Frequently tags on the site are named after their terminology and thus really need to be updated to the new terminology. A good ...
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Old new contributor?

Out of curiosity, nothing urgent. I have spotted, over last couple of months, few poor quality questions from same user, having an alias quite easy to remember. I seem to remember having answered few ...
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Stay Safe Ukrainian Community Members - Reach out for help if needed

I know we have many Ukrainians that participate on this forum, if you are currently within any of the areas affected by the ongoing violence, I hope you are safe. @Mariia Illarionova @Oleksandr ...
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Salesforce Hot Network Question

Has at any time a question on Salesforce Stack Exchange made it into the list of Hot Network Questions? I very much doubt it - but if so, what question was this?
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Anyone else finding the refreshed UX a bad experience on mobile

Accessing the question list I now see a huge header and 2 questions, where the votes and answer counts are (for me) less obvious and visible and where tags are more prominent. The previous arrangement ...
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Shout out to Derek F

Not exactly a question but I continue to be astonished by the amount of patience, detail, empathy, and instruction Derek F gives in his answers to relative newbie Apex developers Here's an example but ...
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Posting a Q&A on how to use MFA for shared accounts that "perhaps" violates SFDC TOS

I'm ambivalent about this one and seek guidance: Let's say you have some service account user seats in your org and multiple people need to occasionally login to these. Let's further say that Login As ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Happy 2022 Everyone!

Last year was not an easy one, specially considering the circumstances revolving around Covid, and who knows what awaits us for this upcoming year. The community keeps growing, questions keep coming, ...
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How the Sausage is Made: Would you please elaborate on why this question was closed?

I am not necessarily asking for a reconsideration, and I am not asking because I had an accepted answer (probably because I did have an accepted answer and looked at it again after a comment was added ...
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Should we make this question Canonical-QA?

I saw a duplicate today asking: Why doesn't the following work? SObject record; // assigned elsewhere if (record.Some_Checkbox__c) { ... } It took me a little while to find a good Q&A, even ...
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Why there is no badge available to say "Well formatted question" in SFSE?

I am just reviewing the badges from SFSE site. But I can't find no badge is available and awarded for "Well formatted Question"/ "Good Format Question". So does anyone know why? ...
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Should this site be less technically focused?

This site is currently set up to be a source of technical answers to technical questions. ie. We close out questions that are broad in nature, or contain many questions, or don't show any attempt by ...
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Is it OK to ask a quesiton where to find a CI/DC DevOps process for Salesforce only utilizing Salesforce, GitHub, and a free automation tool?

I'm putting together some DevOps process options that include version control and CI/CD. They want to see options that include 3rd party tools that charge fees (such as Gearset), and "free" ...
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Answering questions that do not meet posted site requirements

Part of what gives me the make up to be a developer is following decorum, rules and logic. So it logically follows (see what I did there?) that I try to do that with SFSE. But, being a developer, I ...
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Salesforce documentation URL structure change (July 2021)

Just pulled up some documentation for the String class again today (perhaps I'll eventually commit the entire contents to memory, but today is not that day), and noticed that Salesforce is rolling out ...
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Announcing a site sponsorship for Salesforce Stack Exchange

We're excited to announce that Gearset will be sponsoring the Salesforce Stack Exchange site for the upcoming year, as a part of our site sponsorship program and after successful experiences on both ...
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Was this question closed for the wrong reason?

[This is my first Meta post, so please be gentle....] The following question was closed as being Off-topic (as viewed when on the main question page) and "Not suitable for this site" (as ...
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Decline in good Marketing Cloud questions?

I have found myself providing quite fewer answers to Marketing Cloud questions compared to 3-4 months ago. I initially blamed it on my own laziness, but on the other hand, when going though the tagged ...
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On question bans and alternate accounts

The Stack Exchange platform has a number of built-in mechanisms that aim to protect communities like ours from low-quality participation. One of them is the question ban. When a user asks enough ...
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Is it OK to create a tag whose primary purpose is to facilitate an official Salesforce tech enablement event?

My name is Vivek M. Chawla. I'm a Principal ISV Platform Expert at Salesforce and have been a member of the Salesforce StackExchange community since the beginning. I have a novel idea (at least it's ...
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