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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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Spring 20 update to Lightning Web Components - Benefits and Support community wiki

For transparency and to invite review, I just updated the community wiki answer for the question Lightning Web Components - Benefits and Support. Main changes: Verified the "supported" versus "...
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Edit Incorrectly Rejected - code doesn't work

I proposed an edit for this answer on the grounds that the code doesn't run: How to query the count of child records in soql Code in original answer: Select count(Id) totalChilds, Account__c ...
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What should we do with out-of-date questions?

Inspired by a What should we do with out-of-date answers question I wanted to ask what should be done with questions which are out-of-date? 2 years ago I asked a question which eventually has been ...
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What should we do with out-of-date answers

So @sfdcfox's answer here got flagged because it's not longer accurate: Can you select what release your scratch orgs are on Part of me thinks I should just delete it, so that the correct ...
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What do we count as being a “code review” question?

Might've gotten a bit ahead of myself on my previous meta. It'd be helpful to have some guidelines to determine if a given question is or is not a code-review question. The intent here is to start ...
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Do we want to accept code reviews here on SFSE, or push to use Codereview.se?

The most recent discussion we had on code review questions was Appropriate Code Review Posts, and the general feel I got from that was "Code review is generally off-topic here, and there is codereview....
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Is copying someone else's comment template for new users considered as mean/bad practice?

Recently I've started reviewing the First Posts queue and very often there's the same thing to say to a new user which is asking to take a tour, read how to ask a question etc. So one time I saw a ...
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2019: 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, ...
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Congrats sfdcfox on reaching 300k rep

100k, 200k and now 300k. Such an amazing feat. Heartily congrats Brian and thanks for your amazing help in making SFSE a great success. I can't count how many times you have helped me in reaching a ...
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Modification to question is not clearly tracked

Today (18th Dec 2019), I've noticed that a 2-year old question was modified by a non-moderator user but I could not clearly see what was actually edited. From home, the question is indicated to have ...
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Improving our Help Center

This is another follow up to Let's talk about closure. Our on topic Help page has not been substantively revised in many years. As the one (I believe) Help page that we have the ability to write, it'...
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Edited answer when I was not logged

I edited a answer when i was not logged with my credetials. There's any way to get credit for it? Thanks in advance.
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Revising our Question Close Reasons

This is a follow-up to Let's talk about closure to talk specifically about closure reasons and messaging. (This topic was previously discussed here). Over the last 90 days, we’ve closed 17.5% of ...
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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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Salesforce MVP Nominations -2019

Public service announcement: The MVP nominations are open from now until December 9th, 2019. Feel free to nominate those who have made an exceptional contribution to the SFSE community. That could ...
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Question title heading outside of design box?

I am not active member of salesforce but active spam hunter. One of our bot caught this question which draw my attention. Long title with out space (In this case it's gibberish) heading out of design ...
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Can we get a spammer's profile details removed?

This particular user, account created today, was set up solely to spam (in my opinion at least). Their one and only post so far was already deleted by our moderator(s), but links remain on their ...
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Dreamforce 2019 meetup

Last year we had a small meetup for our SFSE Dreamforce Attendees, this is something that has also been organized in the past couple of years as well. Any community members assisting Dreamforce this ...
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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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We're the 25th most visited site on the network [duplicate]

I know this isn't a question, and barely a discussion topic, but I'd like to call out that we're the #25 site in terms of traffic on the network, sitting at 60k visits per day. When it comes to ...
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Congrats Keith C!

Congrats Keith C with 100k reputation! I can say personally, that I have found a lot of solutions of my sf problems from Keith's answers! Thanks for your dedication!
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What is the process for deciding whether to delete a question versus putting a question 'On Hold'

I ask this because I have just noticed a question was deleted by a moderator and it was my first time seeing this. Usually the question would be put 'On Hold' or 'Closed.' Take these two examples: A ...
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Why do you allow moderators to hold/close questions they cannot answer?

What is the point of having a question and answer forum if people cannot ask questions without them being frozen for no good reason by contributors clearly gaming the system rather than actually ...
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Users adding answers to old questions

As part of suggested edits queue i got an answer to this question which is more than 2 years old and has an accepted answer. What do we do in these cases to - accept or reject?
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Community outreach to Salesforce tags in Stack Overflow

I've noticed a lot of people are still(newer people) using the Stack Overflow site to ask salesforce questions and often times they go unanswered. Is there anything that can be done to make this ...
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Can you make a tag mandatory to set?

I recently asked if an automation can be implemented which would add certain tags if other specific tags have been set. Since it is not possible to implement I have a different approach i would like ...
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Automated tag additions

Recently I started to edit the tags of questions because they often miss crucial parts like [marketing-cloud]. Is there an option to set these kind of attributes automated? Some examples where you ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Salesforce's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Congratz David Reed on your MVPship!

Congratulations are in order from the community =) Keep up the good work!
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TrailheaDX 2019

Last time that I went to Dreamforce was 2017 and I totally missed that there was a SFSE meetup. Anyway I'm coming back to town for TDX 2019. Might there be enough interest to do something at TDX?
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A diamond's goodbye

In a few hours our 2019 moderator election will conclude a new moderator to join the team, and I will step aside. It's been 4.5 years since I was elected and a lot has happened since then. We've ...
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Cleaning up duplicate posts

Recently, I noticed that some post from deleted users remain active on the site, I was wondering if some should be cleaned up. Most notably those who are clearly duplicate questions (or questions that ...
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Old user producing low quality answers? What can we do?

There is this user who looks like he has been around for the last couple of years, and in last few days he has been constantly producing low-quality answers, which are being downvoted by all. The ...

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