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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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Created a synonym, which needs some upvotes

We both have marketing-cloud-connect, as well as marketing-cloud-connector as tags in SFSE. I have suggested to have them as synonyms, or alternatively merging could be considered, as they are so ...
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Should we create questions with answers regarding current issues that may be temporary?

This came up only because of the current issues with CLI and rest deployments, noted here. Recently, we got a question that was appropriately closed as it really had no information other than an error ...
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Salesforce.SE shouldn't have SQL as Tag

SOQL is NOT SQL. The tag is misleading and shouldn't exist.
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What is this community forum all about?

Is it possible to get any help here at all? I really need some assistance and I can see that so many questions here stay unanswered.
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Can we create better resolution paths for questions about the Salesforce CLI (sfdx)?

A lot of users struggle with initial setup and configuration of the Salesforce CLI. Many problems fall into a small number of buckets, but the solutions to those buckets seem to often be heterogenous ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Plagiarism and sockpuppetry

I've recently had to extirpate two separate groups (one large, one rather small) of sock puppet users posting plagiarized questions and/or answers. The plagiarism was from Salesforce Stack Exchange, ...
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Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year 2021!

Last year is gone and was not that great for the world in general but I am grateful to be associated with this community. I love this community for being very active and encouraging and kind. It's ...
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Salesforce MVP nominations are open for 2020

The nomination period for the new class of Salesforce MVPs is now open. Submit nominations here Find out about the program and criteria here We have a number of amazing MVPs contributing here at ...
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Brian Fear AKA sfdcfox - New level of fame!

For those of you who have always wonder more about the man (@sfdcfox), there is a new Salesforce Developers YouTube video: Episode 5: Salesforce Stack Exchange with Brian Fear | Salesforce Developer ...
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FeatureRequest : javascript - Executable code like in stackoverflow

With the advent of LWC, Salesforce is adopting the JS more. And we're getting more JS/HTML related questions. Can we have a executable code snippets(like fiddler), which will show output in the answer ...
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tag-synonym proposal - visualstudiocode with vs-code on SalesforceStackExchange

Proposal to add vs-code as a synonyms with visualstudiocode for the SalesforceStackExchange.
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Undocumented syntax highlighting languages

I've just discovered that AMPscript (a scripting language for Salesforce Marketing Cloud) supports syntax highlighting in SFSE using the language tag lang-ampscript after the code fence (```). Where ...
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How do I bulkify queries for directly or indirectly related records?

(This is a first draft canonical Q&A, to be moved to the main SFSE later, as per the discussion on Query Bulkification Patterns looking for comments and input from other interested contributors.) ...
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Query Bulkification Patterns

I keep seeing lots of questions about how to bulkify queries (often in the context of a trigger) based on data from a collection of input objects. We are all aware of the typical approaches such as ...
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Duplicate questions with poor answers

A question was asked few days ago, which was quickly being marked as a duplicate, and eventually closed: Updating Subscriber(Contact) key in Marketing Cloud While I agree on a similar question having ...
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OK to ask questions related to tool setup for Salesforce dev?

I need some help getting IntelliJ and Azure DevOps repository connected for Salesforce dev. I cannot figure out how to connect the Azure DevOps to IntelliJ to add code to the repo. Is it OK to ask ...
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Webassessor account has been deleted from Salesforce side. How to escalate to higher level?

I wanted to register for new certification exam in webassessor but when I tried to login, it threw incorrect username and password error. I tried to reset password multiple times but I haven't ...
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Unifying bots and einstein-chatbot tags?

There are two tags - einstein-chatbot and bots which basically are about the same thing and users use them interchangeably. Why not unifying them?
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Edit Rejected - should incorrect statements be edited?

I proposed an edit for the following answer on the grounds that the TLDR; was incorrect. isNotBlank(inputString) vs isNotEmpty(inputString) Original statement in answer: TL;DR - If you want to return ...
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Updating tags after answer is provided

When answering a question on SFSE one might not be aware of exactly what tags are provided on the question, before after posting the answer. If a tag is added, after the answer is placed, will it ...
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Why was this question closed without explanation?

The question I asked here: Why is SystemModStamp missing updates? has been closed. The reason given is "not within this site's scope", but no further explanation is given. I'd like to know: ...
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Can we stop closing unit-test questions without actually reading them?

This recent question prompted me to answer the OP because the question actually involved a decent unit test (although, it needs some tweaking), the code itself was impossible to test. I don't think we ...
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How do I vote to reopen?

Per this help page, I can vote to reopen a question, as I have over 3000 rep, but I cannot see a way to do so. I do have the option to edit the question, but I don't think the question needs editing. ...
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What is the point of using this forum if every question I ask about LWC superbadge is closed before I can get an answer?

What is the point of using this forum if every question I ask about LWC superbadge is closed before I can get an answer ?
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On our new wave of trailhead questions (2020)

I've noticed the close queue lately having a lot of questions in it regarding trailhead challenges. Specifically, the LWC Superbadge. It's gotten to the point where I think we've seen questions on all ...
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MFA Security Question - Really Opinion Based?

In asking the below question regarding MFA authentication and what it prevents against in the context of Salesforce, I'm not sure I understand why this was marked as opinion based. Particularly ...
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Consensus on handling SQL related questions in Marketing Cloud

We see quite frequently questions appearing on SFSE, under Marketing-Cloud tag, which might equally belong on StackOverflow. Knowing how often SQL is needed in SFMC, I understand the need of having ...
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Why don't we see more self-answered questions?

As many of you know, I love this community and try and contribute where I can. My personal philosophy is that .. If I run into a problem using Salesforce Where the answer doesn't come to me through ...
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Why has my Fanatic badge's progress been rolled back even if I'm sure I visited the site every day?

On Monday 18th of May I was on my 99th day of site visiting streak. I'm pretty sure I visited the site the May 19th, I even have it logged in my web browser's history. Unfortunatelly on May 20th my ...
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Please edit or flag credentials/API tokens and PII in questions

While there's only so much we can do to protect posters from their own mistakes, we do not want SFSE to be a locus of any type of data breach or bad-actor activity. If you see a post that contains any ...
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Does this behavior seem fishy to anyone else?

User Didntstormarea51 (https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/users/71040/didntstormarea51) just posted 3 answers to questions that were a few years old in the past 5 hours. This by itself is not too ...
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How to create a custom filter in stack exchange to find all answered questions with Green ticks?

I am trying to create a custom filter in stack exchange to find all answered questions on a particular topic(that has green tick). I was able to filter by topic name. But how do I further filter on ...
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Dark theme for Salesforce Stack Exchange?

StackOverflow has recently added a really awesome dark theme. I was wondering if we can ask Salesforce Stack Exchange to also add that. Thanks! Btw for anyone who hasn't seen the Stack Overflow dark ...
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We're getting a new question-asking interface

Stack Exchange has announced that a new question-asking interface is going to roll out to the network on Tuesday. This experience adds some additional guidance to asking questions, particularly for ...

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