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Bi-annual Salesforce MVP Nominations are Open - Winter '17

Public service announcement: The MVP nominations are open from now until January 13th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Feel free to nominate (or renominate) those who have made an exceptional contribution to ...
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What's the motivation behind “off-topic because abandoned”?

I'm seeing a lot of questions in the queue of late up for closure as "off-topic because abandoned". All of the questions I've reviewed tagged like this did not have an answer marked as "accepted" and ...
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What is considered on-topic for Salesforce Stack Exchange?

I'm new to SFSE but I have been active on SO for some years now. I am following the guidelines that I am used to, but I'd like to know what are some of the main differences between us and SO in terms ...
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Community Support for sfdcfox

sfdcfox does a great deal for our community and is currently asking for some support in return. It sounds like in the process of helping others they now need some assistance themselves. Please see ...
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Our SFSE admins

I came across an old metadaddy post on the site today, and I noticed his ♦ moderator star was missing. He also was removed from the moderators page. Has he stepped down from his moderator position?
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Vote on Synonyms!

We have a number of suggested tag synonyms which are pending: Master Synonym code-coverage test-coverage code-coverage coverage visual-workflow flow salesforce1-app sf1 ...
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Irrelevant tags

Ok, so can anyone help me understand why tags like code are useful and can we get rid of them if not? I mean, its like going into a cooking class and being "What would you like to learn how to cook" ...
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If I got the answer in my question during on chat how to indicate to others?

to all If I get the answer in the chat room of the Salesforce in stack exchange then How I noticed to others to I get the answer for this question like best answer?
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Idea about creation of editable library or list of Lightning Salesforce Internal Errors which Salesforce Support refuses to list in Known Issues

When I started developing Lightning Applications, I have faced millions of Salesforce Internal Errors. I spent a lot of time trying to find the culprit of each of them by gack id but this was tough. ...
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Badge Disciplined

I was browsing through all of the badges here in stackexchange and came across this Badge named Disciplined which is Deleting own post with score of 3 or higher. And post is question or an answer? ...
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50,000+ Questions and counting… thats awesome

Just noticed our community has gone past 50,000+ questions... its great to see how this community is growing and how we help each other... Thanks to all the moderators and all the community members ...
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Should I post my comments as Answers?

I posted a comment something like "What you are trying to do, won't work and pointed to an answer to solve the problem" for Question - 1. Both OP and @Rao, suggested to me post the comment as answer. ...
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Tags trend in stack exchange

We have some trend analysis in stack overflow. Like this one: http://hewgill.com/~greg/stackoverflow/stack_overflow/tagtrend.html. And I can also see the overall count of questions based on each tag,...
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Can we please stop marking SFMC MobilePush SDK questions as off-topic in Salesforce StackExchange?

Example: Android Studio Warnings with SDK 4.6.1 [on hold] This item is relevant and clear. In fact, I know the answer to the user's question and it required no additional data, but it has been put ...
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Winter 17 : Lightning strikes again? [closed]

Are there any major enhancements/ ideas delivered in winter 17 related to Salesforce classic? I saw very few updates related to service cloud but nothing big on sales cloud / general customization for ...
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Ideas that every salesforce developer should vote for?

I've noticed that Ideas around improvements to the apex language don't seem to get the same up-vote exposure as some of the admin-based improvements. Thinking this might be a good place to ...
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Answering a question that ended up being a platform bug

I had a question from a few weeks ago, that I ended up opening a case about. I answered it quite simply and provided a link to the known issues page. I'm curious if this is the proper way to do this ...
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Moderator Election Term

Firstly, I'd like to recognize all SFSE moderators for their valued contribution to this valued community. I look forward to meeting them at the DF16 Dev Community Breakfast. My question is really ...
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Should I merge these two answers to a question?

After the discussion here previously I have split my answer to this question into 2 answers as they are using different tools and have a slightly different approach. What is the feeling on whether ...
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Question on Lightning Design System marked as off-topic

I do not understand why my question mCustomScrollbar not working when Locker Service is enabled in Salesforce-1 has been put on hold as "off-topic" by Tushar Sharma, Himanshu, Vigneshwaran G, dphil. ...
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Losing Reputation For What Seems Like No Reason

Recently I have noticed that my account will just lose like 2 reputation at a time. I will go into my Profile Overview and click on Reputation and look at the recent days and I can't find anything ...
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AMPscript, Apex and Visualforce syntax language hinting

I've just realized that you can format code blocks on SFSE by adding the following prefix and suffix: <!-- language: lang-or-tag-here --> insert code here <!-- end snippet --> Refer ...
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Down voting the very first question from a newcomer?

I have seen many times that a question asked by a new user is down-voted because of its quality. I think this is pretty discouraging for a person asking their first question. What if instead of down-...
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SFSE Users Presenting at DF 2016: When, What Topic & Where?

For those of you who are presenting at DF16, please share with us the title of your presentation, when your presentation is planned for and where it will be held (if you know). I'm confident our ...
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Is Salesforce Lightning == Microsoft's Windows 8?

Several of my clients have expressed concerns when we turned on the Lightning for them. Most common gripes I hear is that Lightning UI is clunky and slow when compared to Visualforce. Also the sales ...
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Points have been removed from dedicated users

I received a message from a moderator today informing me that I have been penalized for some members voting up my answers: We recently noticed a substantial number of votes on your account to or from ...
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How To Handle Tag Overlap?

I've been wondering about tag overlap lately. For example: Every soql post is about query, but not the other way around Every formula-field post is about formula, but not the other way around Every ...
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Promotional Bounty?

I've seen this behavior on some other exchanges, where users will offer a bounty on a question simply because the answer is good and deserves more rep. Here's one extreme example. Perhaps this ...
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Compress This Image - Compress This Image [duplicate]

Okay, I'm about to start flagging these posts as spam. These two came in within minutes of each other: https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/138405/how-can-i-compress-reduce-the-image-using-...
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Code Dump Answers

What should we do about answers that contain only code*? I include in this description answers where there is a token explanation that doesn't even come close to being comprehensive. Here is an ...
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Old questions not showing in the questions list?

Whenever I ask a question, if there is no activity on the question on first day, it is hard to find it in the Questions list. So if the question is lucky enough to be spotted by someone who can answer ...
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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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Why are questions grayed out?

I'm curious why some questions appear as grayed out, even though they are not [on hold]. Refer to screenshot below. I'd appreciate if someone could enlighten me.
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Who is trying to hack SFSE?

There is a considerable spam posts income suddenly in SFSE it seems. Well, not sure whether they are really spams or not. They do have Japanese or Korean like letters all over the post. Anyone noticed?...
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Duplicate questions, same user, which one to close?

The situation is pretty basic. A user asked a question during what I can only guess is a pretty slow time of day (well, night in my case). This one came in around 05:00 UTC +0. Frustrated with the ...
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Add an “outdated version” custom close reason

Related to: Close Question For Being Too Old? Let's add a custom close reason for questions on an outdated version of the Salesforce platform! (Not a question that is based on old-but-accessible ...
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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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Why aren't there any SF “anywhere remote” jobs?

I see many places needing SF Admins and developers but no one seems to be looking for remote admins or developers despite SF is in the cloud. I am not referring to the site where one bids for a job ...
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Is It Really Opinion-Based, Though?

One of my recent posts garnered a lot of attention. We had several new users join our exchange just to comment on it. In asking the above question, I wanted to know how a somewhat popular topic fits ...
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Coding Standards critique [duplicate]

I was wondering if SE would be the right forum for posting my code and asking for feedback if I am following the coding standards. Regards
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What are the measures to take if an answer is copied from other developer forums

I want to know what are the measures to take if anyone copied an answer from other developer forums and replied in stack exchange as there answer.Because few days back one person with huge reputation ...
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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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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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Unable to flag as duplicate

Help updating my Test Class for a trigger I created just showed up in the new users reveiw quene, and looks to be a near exact dupliate of Test class not covering line in trigger?, asked earlier today,...
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What's Acceptable? Accept Answer Solicitation Revisited

So after following one of the clickbaitiest hot network answers in some time, I found this comment by the author fairly justified for a couple reasons: @DhirendrasinhSisodiya If this answer ...
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Find questions without answers or comments and not on hold/closed?

I visit salesforce.stackexchange from time to time, but often only have a few minutes. I most often check out the Unanswered queue. Often I see questions that have no answers but great comments, and ...
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Documentation Strategy/Template?

This is more meta to Salesforce than to SFSE, but I'm curious. Do any of you have a rigorous documentation strategy that works well for you? Throughout my time as a developer, I have never really ...
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Congratulations to all new MVPS and Thanks for all who contribute to the success of this community

I want to take a moment to thank Salesforce and all contributors and moderators of this community. It's just pleasing to see some of the contributors of this community making to the new MVP list and ...
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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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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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