jkraybill
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Is Salesforce the MOST Dreaded Tech of the year? Yes / No & Why?
40 votes

First, I agree with @kibitzer that the survey itself is likely to have suffered from significant selection bias, in that the respondents were gathered based on ads on Stackoverflow. I'd bet the ...

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Is "Please Upvote" acceptable in answer? If not, what is correct remediation?
18 votes

In this thread a couple years ago on meta.stackexchange, the accepted answer stated: Not in the answer. The answer is reserved for... answering the question. Any other content in an answer is ...

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How do we improve the signal to noise ratio?
14 votes

Every anonymous online community I've ever been part of has had an inverse relationship of number of participants to quality of community; that is to say, I've never seen an exception to the rule that ...

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How would you handle this situation?
13 votes

People get offended all the time in bulletin boards. I've adapted by always making my posts as factual as possible and trying to avoid criticizing question-askers for being wrong (I'll happily ...

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Badges; aspirational or unattainable?
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12 votes

SFSE has significantly less activity than some of the other big sites, so you would expect to see a lower award rate especially for the badges that scale with community activity. I like the idea of ...

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Use of SFSE for questions about products developed on top of Salesforce
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11 votes

Fellow ISV here, so possibly biased, but I say a conservative yes - ONLY as long as the question is noteworthy and likely to get an answer from a random in the community here (as opposed to just the ...

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Dealing With The "Drowning Programmer Syndrome"
7 votes

This is sadly a pretty ubiquitous problem in online help forums of all kinds -- as the popularity of the underlying technology and the membership of the community increases, the noise:signal ratio ...

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Anybody using codereview.stackexchange?
7 votes

Given the fairly low volume of questions on this site, and the fact that most people here (myself included) don't follow codereview, I'd be totally up for simply accepting/allowing code review ...

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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?
7 votes

The pitch I use is "it's like developer.force.com or success.salesforce.com... but with good questions and correct answers." Honestly the thing we should be worried about is getting as popular as the ...

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What to do with code dump questions / do my home work questions?
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6 votes

I agree with crmprogdev's comment; it would be nice to have some copy-n-pastable text that we all agree is appropriate for users who are asking for their homework to be done. Something like Hi (...

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Does this question (about diff tools) belong on SFSE
5 votes

Yep, agreed, it's a totally appropriate question for the main site. The only potential knock on it could be that it's not Salesforce-centric enough, since a diff tool isn't a Salesforce need per se, ...

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Recommendation on great Code Comparing Tools
4 votes

I agree that this is a 100% appropriate question for the main site, but since it's here I'll answer :) I'm a mostly Windows user. I use the Eclipse diff tool for comparing individual files between ...

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Editing questions and answers for typos and grammer
4 votes

I would say: style-only edits should be avoided, but obvious grammar and typos (such as the title of this question :) are fair game. I don't see how anyone can argue with correcting misspellings or ...

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Handling very low quality posts?
3 votes

I think downvoting plus commenting on why is effective. There's actually a real success story on this board. I won't name names, but it was someone who started posting fairly dumb questions on the ...

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API Tags - soap, rest, etc. or soap-api, rest-api, etc?
3 votes

I think the fact that this needed a question means the proposed scheme is too complicated. I would propose just tagging "api" plus whatever the subject matter is - could be the type of API ("rest"), ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
2 votes

Other than yourself, and existing moderators, who of the other nominees is most worthy of a moderator position? Is it possible to prevent degradation of quality in questions and answers as the ...

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When should I edit an answer and when should I post a second answer?
2 votes

Since it's your own answer, I'd say edit away, or delete your old answer and post a new one. When it comes to editing other people's answers, I try to be as conservative as possible and only correct ...

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Questions relating to fixed issues?
1 votes

I'd vote for editing prominently with a note when/how it was permanently fixed, and then closing it for discussion if it is unequivocally wrong for any further answers to be posted to it.

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