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Are SharePoint.SE users lazy voters?

Since I just found the "Unsung Hero" badge in my profile, I had a little peruse of answers, votes, accepts, etc. in my various other accounts and I'm starting to build a theory: Compared to the other ...
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Version tags considered harmful

We've noticed that a huge percentage of questions are tagged sharepoint-2007 or sharepoint-2010. This is a dangerous pattern for your community to fall into. Here's why: Version tags are redundant. ...
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Numeric version tags considered … OK

As a followup to Version tags considered harmful TL;DR -- my main point in that post: The danger of version tags is that they become de-facto requirements -- crutches to avoid thinking about what ...
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When should we allow questions about products that don't belong to a SharePoint SKU?

In what circumstances (if at all) should we allow questions about products that either run on the SharePoint platform or integrate with SharePoint in some way, but aren't a SharePoint SKU? List of ...
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SharePoint Overflow joins the Stack Exchange 2.0 family

SharePoint Overflow users, welcome to Stack Exchange 2.0 The SharePoint Overflow site has been converted into the Stack Exchange 2.0 family of sites. A few things may look a little bit weird; here's ...
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Should we tag questions with a SharePoint version?

In SharePoint Overflow 1.0, there was some encouragement to tag questions with a version, e.g. sharepoint-2010 or sharepoint-2007. This can be great to help answer a question, or for people that only ...
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What SharePoint SKUs are on-topic here?

I've noticed confusion around tagging the various SharePoint products which led me to think about what's on topic here. For example, just listing recent versions: SharePoint Foundation 2010 ...
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What does “we will re-add some of the best quality content from the old site” mean?

In "SharePoint Overflow joins the Stack Exchange 2.0 family", it is stated that "we will re-add some of the best quality content from the old site". Perhaps it isn't phrased accurately, but this ...
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Most wanted hitlist of unanswered questions?

Since we want to bring our answer rate up, and we have a great many good questions that could really do with an answer; it occurred to me that we could pro-actively single out a particularly promising ...
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How do I use tags?

I've created this question for us to document guidance around tagging. We have a lot of old tags migrated in from SharePoint Overflow 1.0 that should be sorted through, and need to set the appropriate ...
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What chat events could we run?

One of the features of chat is the ability to schedule a particular time for an 'event' that we can advertise on the site and get people interested! Would people like to do this? If so, what topics ...
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How can we improve our “answered” site statistics?

With the old SharePoint Overflow content migrated to this site, our "answered" site statistic has dropped from about 84% (already low) to just 72% at time of writing. From the Stack Exchange blog: ...
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Site Design Ideas

We're getting ready to start on the final theme design for Sharepoint.stackexchange.com Since this is the brainstorming phase, I don't have any designs to show. You guys are the Sharepoint experts, ...
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SharePoint questions on StackOverflow?

Great job with the site! I think my F5 key is almost worn out... I've read the welcome message about starting with a clean slate. I'm assuming this also applies to the SharePoint questions on ...
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Questions which have no answer

Perhaps related to the question of improving answered question statistics, what does one do about a question that doesn't have an answer? I.e. it isn't possible within SharePoint? Example - I asked a ...
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Have any tips for editing questions?

With more users gaining rep to suggest and make edits, I thought it would be useful to gather some tips for editing questions. Our questions should be viewed like nuggets of gold - they are what keep ...
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Migrate SharePoint questions from other Stack Exchange sites here?

Sharepoint.stackexchange (formerly Sharepointoverflow.com) is out of public beta, and we should be able to move or migrate questions from Stack Overflow or Server Fault, etc. to here, but I don't see ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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How can we make users include more details and ask better questions?

We have an annoying recurring problem that I believe compels the level of our response options at this community down. Amazingly often, in fact every day I see new questions that omits many details ...
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Policy for minor edits that only remove “Thanks”

Was wondering what is the policy on SharePoint exchange for reviewing edits that only delete "thank you" or similar greetings/thanks in a question. On the main site the common view that is to reject ...
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Are programming questions off-topic in SharePoint SE?

Should questions about creating webparts or modifying the code in server files be relegated to Programmers or StackOverflow?
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Why do I need so many reputation points to create a comment?

Someone needs 50 reputation points to comment, but no points to create an answer... I don't understand this difference. I have a similar problem than this, and I want to make a comment explaining my ...
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How to get more votes on answers to my question?

I recently asked a question regarding best practices in SharePoint 2013. Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type The two answers cover the options that we were considering, but ...
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Is it OK to ask a question you intend to answer immediately?

From previous discussions, we've found that posting answers to your own question is perfectly OK. Specifically, I'm wondering about a more "blog post" type Q&A and what the SharePoint.SE ...
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Cleaning the Archives

It's always nice to start the year with a nice cleaning excercise. And we have collected a lot of things to clean up over the years. Currently we have 31'216 questions in stock. That is an amazing ...
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What is the abbreviation for this site

SPO? Or would that clash with SharePoint Online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPO
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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answer later feature

Often, I don't want to save a question as favorite, but I do want to keep track of it, as I might want to answer when I have more availability. What is the best way to do this, or could/should this ...
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What are some ideas for promoting our chat room?

We have a chat room that people don't seem to visit much, yet it could really encourage participation in the site. What do you think we can do to improve chat participation and get more of a ...
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why cant we see who down/upvoted you?

I would like to know why you dont have that option, as i belive someone is going around downvoting my answers that i know shouldnt be downvoted, surely you should have the option to see who downvoted ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Design for SharePoint Stack Exchange

I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites ...
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Users not marking answers,voting, or commenting?

Often I regret spending the time to answer a question because the user who asked the question goes missing. No, comments/replies, up/downvotes, no marking as answer or anything. Should there be a ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Posting answers to your own question

I notice quite a few of the unanswerred questions actually do have an answer. But it is buried in the comments. One pattern is where the poster asks a question, has a discussion in the question ...
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Do we want hats?

Last year SP.SE participated in Winter Bash, which lets our users earn and wear hats on their user profile image. You earn hats through participation in asking questions, answering questions, getting ...
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Are You Voting?

The usefulness of this site to the SharePoint community is going to critically depend upon people voting. That is not just accepting an answer to a question which you asked, more importantly it ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report! - May 2017

Welcome Our SharePoint Stack Exchange Valued Contributors. We would like to share with you the Most Active Contributors Report over the last month! This report includes the following awards: ...
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A fair share of posts are being flagged for questionable reasons every day - we are killing the community

I'm slowly losing my mind with the peer reviewers of SP.SE. I have been reviewing SP.SE's flagged posts for at least 2,5 years and the last 6 months or so have been just ridiculous. Completely valid ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: Imagine you've just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What ...
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Enforcing community wiki content

Already quite a few posts has surfaced that should be made community wiki content. Classics like "where do i find material for taking SharePoint certification" etc that has many objective answers are ...
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Respecting the newcomer Rep and Privilege limitations when considering to downvote

Guys, I think it would be fair if we all respected that newcomers have certain limitations in the privileges that impedes their following such rules as asking helpful questions as comments (unless a ...
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Should we require or avoid Community Wiki for Poll questions with hardly a single definitive answer but rather many additive?

Originally asked as "Is it bad to post separate partial answers and invite people to vote on them separately?" One moderator recently deleted two relevant answers I posted to my own question "What ...
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20K celebrations or do we want to cleanup those unanswered questions?

Party time when we hit 20.000 ?? Can't we make 2016 the Cleanup year? I hate it when I hit posts with no answers. I say start with these 6461 posts with no upvotes, no answers: https://sharepoint....
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SharePoint Stack Exchange Top User Swag

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 730 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll ...
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Does the StackExchange community certify the active and ranked people per month and quarter as a type of encouragement?

I'm a new user of this great community and I'm proud of my experience with it so I'm working on it at least 8 hours per day to learn from the mistakes of others, trying to help them based on my humble ...
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Hard Time Getting Both Answers and Votes

Recently, I've asked several questions. I've made sure to explain myself clearly, providing both code samples and trying to be exact on the nature of the problem and the kind of answer I am looking ...
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Did i misunderstand anything when flagging this answer?

I recently flagged an answer that were really poor, consisting of a one-liner with no real context more than a pointer and a link. The answer were something similar to this: "You can use XXX to ...
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Like hats? You can have one by celebrating the holiday season with StackExhange!

Last year, on our Gaming site, we hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain actions would trigger ...
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What should be done about answers that are just links?

If you come across an answer that is just a link (no explanation, description of the link's content etc) what should be done? It didn't seem to fit under any of the flags...

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