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How Can We Encourage Civility?

Only You Can Prevent Flame Wars Let's try to keep the tone civil in our comment threads.
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Dreamforce '14 - Let's Meet!

The last two years there has been a meet and greet for the Salesforce StackExchange community at Dreamforce (2012, 2013). We have just about 3 months until this year's Dreamforce, so I wanted to get a ...
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Dreamforce '16 - Let's Meet?

I've organized a meetup at Dreamforce the last few years. I won't be able to organize it this year. Anyone interested in organizing this year?
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Why aren't people voting?

I've been quite active these past few weeks and I've observed something that is troubling to me about this community, which is the lack of votes. I see questions get commented on by 3 or 4 people, ...
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Salesforce StackExchange Should No Longer Be In Beta

I think it is time to take this site out of beta and make it official already. As of this post, we have been in beta for 380 days. The stats support us getting out of beta. What do you think? How can ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This question was still not asked, and I think we need to start this discussion: I know the entire period is actually to define these issues, but let this be the central place, where we can ...
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Dreamforce '13 - Let's meet!

Stealing an idea from last year (StackExchange DreamForce meetup?), I was curious if there was any interest in meeting up this year again. I realize it is early still, too early to really get ...
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What to do with code dump questions / do my home work questions?

When new users come to the site I often see questions that are just a raw code dump with a question along the lines of "Please help make this work" or "What am I doing wrong". Little effort is given ...
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Dreamforce '15 Let's Meet!

The idea has been batted around a few times on Twitter. Let's do another get together at Dreamforce this year. Last year we did an early breakfast at Sears Fine Foods in Union Square. They have a big ...
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Is Salesforce StackExchange also too hostile for new user?

Yesterday Jay Hanlon VP of Stack Overflow addressed a very important issue regarding Welcome of new users to the platform. Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. My ...
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25th Most Visited SE Site on the network, still post counts are decreasing yearly?

Matt Lacey mentioned about We're the 25th most visited site on the network This made me curious to run a query regarding the number of posts made yearly. And to my surpise, it looks like that ...
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Responding to Trailhead Challenge Questions

I've noticed that we're beginning to get questions asking for help on solving Trailhead Challenges. I'm more than a bit uncomfortable giving the solutions to those questions for two reasons: There ...
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Is TIA/similar Acceptable In A Question?

I've seen some people edit out portions of questions such as: Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance. Should we actively remove this content? I suppose it's in the spirit of brevity ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time for the site's first new cycle of Community Promotion Ads! I know it hasn't been too ...
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A new logo for Salesforce Stack Exchange (revised version)

See previously: Let's pick a new logo for Salesforce Stack Exchange Our designers rounded up with the design team at Salesforce and after some back and forth this is what they came up with: An even ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Repetitive questions

I feel like I see the same questions all the time in the community I am most involved with (Salesforce). But I am sure it happens in all, or most. Most of the time I ignore them or flag them as ...
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StackExchange DreamForce meetup?

So this stack exchange is in a relatively uncommon situation where we have a built in annual conference. While I'm still not 100% sure if I'll be there or not I imagine a good amount of us will - is ...
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Badge Hammer - How To Use Responsibly?

With great power comes great responsibility. I recently joined the gold [apex] badge club, and I just wonder what sort of changes I need to make to my Close Vote strategy. I have read this post, but ...
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Trailhead - Where Do We Draw the Line?

So I was reading through this question and it made me wonder some more about what makes a Trailhead question off topic. Trailhead Apex Superbadge || INVALID_FIELD_FOR_INSERT_UPDATE, cannot specify Id ...
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What abbreviation should be used to refer to this site? SFSE

I've seen the abbreviation "SF" used in a couple different questions recently, both here as well as on Meta Stack Overflow (the network meta). At first, I though the poster was asking about Server ...
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What is the etiquette when it comes to questions answered in comments?

I see a user attracting downvotes in two places now: eg: Fetch License from sandbox eg: Error while trying Webservice A casual observer may see those answers as parroting of others' commentary, so ...
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How to encourage better questions?

Many questions on this site are things like this: This code is giving me a problem because it keeps saying $ERROR. What's wrong? Ridiculously long dump of code that doesn't help anyone see the ...
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How do we actually kill this tag?

One of our top four tags has the following description: This tag will be removed, do not use it. It's been that way for years. It's just about the least informative possible tag. And yet, at time ...
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Are questions about heroku on or off topic?

I can come up with reasons why and why not. Heroku is a Salesforce owned company that does have some integration with Salesforce, but it is still a separate platform.
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Test Code and Test classes - we need a wiki?

Plenty of Testcode/TestClasses/75%issues etc. I think it's time we start and build a wiki on: Why is my Testclass not ____...
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API Tags - soap, rest, etc. or soap-api, rest-api, etc?

This seems to be a good issue to nail down early... How do we tag questions about the respective apis? I propose abc-api, then we can use the bare abc tag for more general questions about that ...
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Let's talk about closure

We've had rumblings in a few quarters over the last few months that point to dissatisfaction in a slice of the community that seems significant enough to me to say "let's get it out here". That ...
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Duplicate question, almost exactly the same as another question

Are people trying to 'game' the system? I don't really understand why people do this, or what our response should be. I guess marking it as a duplicate is the only way to handle it. The person ...
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Appropriate Code Review Posts

This may be a stupid question with an obvious answer revolving around Code Review. I'm fully aware there's a Code Review SE Board but from what I've witnessed, the reviews on that board tend towards ...
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Why am I being downvoted for this question?

I have asked a functionality and design level question on the site and rapidly got downvoted for the same. I am not able to understand the reason for it. Thus, trying to get an explaination here. ...
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Posting of questions and answers

There are probably numerous problems/questions which at one time or another we've encountered and wished the answer existed on StackExchange (or similar) but ended up having to figure out/resolve ...
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Is this question a good candidate to downvote?

Is this question a candidate for downvote? I would think yes for following reasons I think is more a discussion question than a technical one with a specific problem This gives a chance for people ...
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Possible to have a sticky section?

I'm not sure if it's possible with StackExchange's current UI/model, but do you think it would be helpful for both new users and or existing users to have a list of common websites such as the ...
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possible dup account with similar/related questions/patterns

user4567570 Can we used same milestone(s) in a multiple entitlement processes [closed] Incompatible element type Time for collection of Datetime for BusinessHours Method does not exist or incorrect ...
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World's Greatest Util methods

For those of us who are regular contributors (especially on the Apex side), we've all benefited from the contributions of others to improve our own game. As such, from time-to-time, I've grabbed ...
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Is Salesforce the MOST Dreaded Tech of the year? Yes / No & Why?

I was going thru the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: Results and noticed that Salesforce was rated the Most Dreaded Tech tool for the Year. I didn't participate in the survey so not sure what ...
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Expecting end to end “Apex Code” as an Answer

I have been active here (on-off) since past 9 months now. Over the time, I see a lot of questions coming up that expect end to end apex code as an answer. I donot think writing apex code is a good ...
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Design for Salesforce Stack Exchange

I'm Jin; I work on the designs for Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site has its own representative branding that reflects its topic and culture, however, all sites ...
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Dreamforce 2017 Salesforce StackExchange Meetup?

Are we going to have a SFSE meetup at Dreamforce 2017? This attached pic is from the SFSE meetup at Dreamforce 2015 and remains one of my all time favorite DF memories. Hoping for an encore this year!...
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New Year's Resolution for 2014?

The New Year is approaching quickly and I thought it would be cool as a community to think of some New Year's Resolutions we can all push for together. Specifically, let's look at our stats: There ...
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Tips and Tricks for Asking a Good Question?

Some users have problems when it comes to asking a good question and the community usually has to jump in via the comments and help them get their questions answered by providing them tips for ...
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Official Slack Channel

With the growing popularity of Slack especially in its relationship to Salesforce, I'm curious if there has been talk or any interest in starting an official Salesforce community team essentially like ...
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Congrats sfdcfox!

I've just noticed @sfdcfox has just hit 100k rep here on SFSE! I can say personally he's helped myself amongst countless others and achieving that milestone doesn't come without great advice, answers ...
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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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Dealing With The “Drowning Programmer Syndrome”

Recently I've answered questions for users on the site whereupon answering the question, I discover much to my horror that they have managed to conceal a much greater lack of knowledge that it ...
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Dreamforce SFSE Speakers

Wondering who all from SFSE are speaking at Dreamforce 2014 and on what topics? I have 2 sessions - one for newbie developers and another one aimed at Salesforce1 mobile automation testing. Looking ...
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Dreamforce SFSE swag

To our community members who will be attending Dreamforce SFSE, I'd like to send you some salesforce.se swag to give out at the conference. I'm having the tshirts and stickers made right now. The turn ...
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Why doesn't Salesforce thank you if you discover a reproducible Internal Salesforce Error with a diagnosis?

I'm posting this on Meta as I'm not sure it belongs in the normal SFSE. After getting an Internal Salesforce Error in a complex bit of Apex V35 logic, I filed a Premier Support case as the underlying ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback and patience. If you're still seeing the ...