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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Editing questions and answers for typos and grammer

My native language is not English, but sometimes there are Q&A's that are screaming for editing. I know that on SF and SU, there are requests to NOT edit Q&A for single or few spelling errors....
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Answers that aren't based on knowledge - but on a hunch: - how to relate to them

From time to time someone thinks he knows the answer, and gives a non-based one, or one that lacks research (just like some of the answers) There are some examples for it already on SFSE, and I want ...
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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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Etiquette for Updating Answers

What's the best way to handle a situation where you post a thorough answer, and then someone else posts an answer that basically says "What he said, but here's another relevant detail." For example, ...
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What does the 'salesforce-instance' tag mean?

I've seen a few questions tagged salesforce-instance. I can't think that this tag is necessary or desirable - it seems to be as redundant as salesforce.com. Any thoughts before I go deleting tags ...
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Handling very low quality posts?

I've seen a number of very, very low quality and low effort posts appearing on this site recently and I wanted to ask what the best practice around these is? Should we be editing these until they're ...
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Mission: Be the Vox Populi (badge and all)

My name is Laura; I work at Stack Exchange, and I am excited to see you all here. I want to help this community grow and help you all get to know how Stack Exchange works if this is your first time ...
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Accepting Partial Answers

What is the best response to an answer that only answers part of a question, but answers that part excellently? Take a look at this question of mine. At of 8/29/2012, there is an accurate & ...
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Are questions about Apps in the App-exchange off-topic?

As we start to get more questions, and either they will be like: Has anyone tried _______________ fromr StackExchange? Can anyone suggest of a free/paid app that does __________ ? How are we going ...
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What is the proper way to Re-answer?

I answered this question Adding users via Data Loader and activating them in one step and after some more investigating, I found another possible solution. Both my methods do NOT actually answer the ...
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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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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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What happens when an answer which is not correct is accepted as an answer

Take a look at this question The accepted answer is probably not the right answer to the question (probably not the wrong answer) as Jon corrected on the comments. What should one do when we for ...
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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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Migrating from SO to here

I started a meta Q on SO, regarding migrating questions to here. I think that we need to support this transition. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/144078/when-to-start-and-migrate-salesforce-...
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New TAG: Office-connect

Office-Connect is a needed tag. this leads me to a question : do we need a TAG for every external APP by salesforce? (some are already existing)
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Vote UP Vote UP Vote UP

Trying to push this up -- As the site is still in beta, I think that we need to vote up more and increase the number of users with privileges. I am not asking to vote up on any question, or comment,...
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How much support for other SF offerings?

Having noticed questions tagged as "salesforce.com", I'm wondering how the other offerings fit in on this site. I think integration questions are welcome, but what about questions solely about the ...
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Do we need a salesforce.com tag?

I see five questions tagged with "salesforce.com." Since this site is dedicated to Salesforce, is it really necessary? I would suggest that SFDC just be the default and that perhaps we only tag the ...
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What's this tag: Data?

What's the point of the data? Can't really understand it's meaning. Maybe consider to delete? Since the word "data" - is very general and broad, I think it needs some moderation. Maybe add some ...
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Downvoting in general

I've just noticed this question currently has a score of -1. I'm not sure why, but as an beta site we need to be wary of downvote trends. The question isn't mine, but I'm concerned. The question ...
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Is it appropriate to drive traffic here from Stack Overflow?

This is a question about Stack Exchange etiquette in relationship to salesforce.stackexchange.com being in the public beta stage. As new salesforce related questions show up at Stack Overflow, is it ...
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managing conversational answers

I've noticed on a number of questions that people have posted comments or more conversational replies as answers, which feels like its wandering towards a forum feel. How can we nudge these in the ...
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ideas.salesforce.com - How do we relate to it?

SF has it's ideas site (I have a feeling everyone here had to visit there at least once). Is there a way that in answers that we answer here, there will be some special link to SF ideas links? (like ...
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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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Question with an immediate answer

I came across Most API call efficient way to retrieve all attachment bodies and there was a secondary question that came out of answers that I had a possible solution for. So I asked the question ...
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How to get more questions, even if you know it all already

As has been previously highlighted, this site needs more good questions. This is a problem, as good questions do two things: They tell visitors that this is the site for them. Look! That's exactly ...
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How is salesforce.stackexchange.com different from the Salesforce Discussion Boards and Salesforce Answers?

How is salesforce.stackexchange.com different from the Salesforce Discussion Boards (boards.developerforce.com) and Salesforce Answers (success.salesforce.com)? Everyone working on this site is ...
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Question Style Guidlines

Another post brought this question to mind: what should we do vs. what can be done to ensure high quality questions? Not in terms of content, but in terms using Salesforce nomenclature, complete ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

Based on the 7 Essential Meta Questions we should address what the elevator pitch is for the Salesforce StackExchange site. I'm thinking it's something along the lines of how I've been promoting the ...
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Private Beta to be Extended - the Aim for Content

For those who don't know me, I'm Grace Note, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. The Community Team has been looking at the Salesforce Private Beta over the course of the week, and we saw various ...
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Getting questions marked as answered

There seem to be a bunch of questions posted that have pretty good answers, but the asker hasn't yet accepted any. What is the best way to bump the asker to accept one?
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Salesforce administration questions

I'm thinking about a question along the lines of "how do you administer x in Salesforce?" or "what tools/tips do you recommend for administering x in Salesforce?" but worry they are too generic and ...
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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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apex-* tags discussion

The question API Tags got me thinking. What is the organisation of *apex-** tags going to look like. Not surprisingly the apex tag already exists, but what about more specific tags, here are some ...
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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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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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