Mark Cassidy
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?
31 votes

Notes: I have known (of) Dmytro for quite some time, during his and my active participation on Stack Overflow. His Stack Overflow record can be found here: https://stackoverflow.com/users/236660/...

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Extending the private beta to 10/18 — NOW OPEN!
29 votes

This is much appreciated Robert, thank you. What you're seeing is the result of a dedicated community. As I mentioned elsewhere; I believe many of us were awaiting the Public Beta to really drive ...

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Sitecore will be closing on Friday, October 7th
26 votes

Well Robert, we're going to have to agree to disagree on this. While you don't believe the site can actually make it; I strongly disagree. You're asking for "organic growth" while the site exists in ...

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How granular should we get when tagging the Sitecore version
12 votes

I've been removing a lot of Sitecore 8.1 tags earlier today, as none of the questions involved - in my opinion - were specific to the actual version. I'm a bit worried we'll end up in a situation ...

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Is the Sitecore Gold badge "Fanatic" recursive?
Accepted answer
7 votes

Not sure what you mean by "Recursive". But I assume you mean, if you get one more Gold Medal once you reach 200? To that, the answer is "No". Is the "Fanatic" badge awarded multiple times? ...

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What is Sock Puppets / Sock Puppet Voting?
6 votes

What is a Sock Puppet It's not literally one of these, cute as he may be. In context of this community, this is a Sock Puppet: a false online identity, typically created by a person or group in ...

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When inserting an error message or exception stack trace, how should I format it?
6 votes

First of all, never as an image or screenshot We build this site for the community, so others can draw benefit from the questions and answers and solutions on the site. For that, everyone needs to be ...

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Add habitat tag?
6 votes

Yah. This was rooted in a judgment call we made a while back, where we foresaw that Habitat discussion would die out - given it's only a demo site. For some reason it hasn't :P I have removed the ...

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When do we expect sitecore.stackexchange.com to come out of public beta and goes fully public?
Accepted answer
5 votes

There are many factors that come into play. I think, first and foremost, we need more of a userbase with higher reputation scores. Enough so that we can hold a proper moderator election. While there ...

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Sitecore Community vs Sitecore StackExchange
4 votes

Zachary says pretty much everything I would comment on this matter. But I will try to exemplify what SSE is meant to be, and why it differs significantly from traditional "forum" sites like ...

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What are community edits and what is their purpose?
4 votes

What are community edits? This is a community site, and as such - posts on this site are the shared responsibility of the community at large. It is important you realise the difference from say a more ...

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How should we deal with questions on security vulnerabilities?
4 votes

Here's what I think. I believe that questions around Security Patches in general are completely on topic for this site I do believe any professional should show some restraint in discussing the ...

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Tag discussion: "best-practices"
4 votes

I'm on board for a best-practices approach. While a question on this tag would always be open to some form of subjective interpretation, it often is a valid question - especially with the rapid pace ...

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Why has the Sitecore proposal been in Beta for over 890 days?
3 votes

A simple question with no simple answers :-) For starters, see the discussion here: Should we rename or remove the "beta" label? But the general indicators are: 1) Needs to have a healthy ...

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Why was my answer converted to a comment? What is a link-only answer?
3 votes

This is not a "support" site. This may come as a surprise, as our question-and-answer database is all about supporting our users and community. And we do, obviously :-) But we are not a "support" ...

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Tags: content-search vs search
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3 votes

I think search is too non-specific. It would be covered by either the solr or lucene tags. content-search is a specific technology however; basically whenever using Sitecore's abstraction layer to ...

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Could we consider having a "Code Review" tag?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Without putting words in Matthews mouth; I'm almost certain it was implied that this would be more like a "is this code the right approach for an item:saved handler, or am I missing something?" type ...

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What about StackOverflow questions?
3 votes

Excellent question; many have approached today asking variations of the same thing. For right now; what you did seems to be the ideal. We're in Closed Beta, and we can't really do much else. Later ...

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Tag for Sitecore Powershell Extensions?
3 votes

I'd actually go with powershell. It's obviously going to be about SPE in the context of this site. We can then set SPE as a known synonym for the tag. It basically means, SE will autocorrect people ...

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Tag for Sitecore Powershell Extensions?
3 votes

I'd say SPE. It's the acronym it's known under, and also how the authors themselves refer to it. I'd avoid spelliing out "sitecore-powershell-extensions" since we're now on a Sitecore specific Stack ...

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Can we get notified by email on Sitecore Stack Exchange?
2 votes

Sure you can. Go to your profile, then "Edit Profile & Settings". Then look for the "Inbox".

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Tag Redux: `package`, `package-install`, and `package-designer` should we simplify?
2 votes

I agree, something needs to be done. package is not a tag I can envision someone would search by or set up an alert for. I guess package related problems would fall under one of two categories. ...

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Should support questions be asked on SE?
2 votes

They're valid. In essence; pretty much any question we see coming through here - could also have been directed to Sitecore Support. Often so; many of the errors people experience (including the two ...

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Can we add sites to Migration List?
1 votes

I checked up on this a while back. Word then was, we can't really do much of anything with this as long as we're in Beta. This also applies the other way; like from StackOverflow to here. The below ...

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Should we add a new custom Vote to Close reason? - "assembly handling when upgrading"
1 votes

I still want to help these people however. Given the broad troubleshooting nature of questions like these, is it viable to perhaps cook up a list of troubleshooting steps they should always take? Am ...

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Asking multiple separate topics in one question
1 votes

I agree, in case anyone is wondering. And I like the distinction being identified here, between multi-topic and multi-part questions - very astute :-) But I also see 2 people venturing forth to ...

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What happened to the community events that were announced?
1 votes

This has now been resolved. The TL;DR of it is; we do not want to use this feature as a facility to advertise just anything - it has to be pure community events. I think we all have a pretty good ...

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Tag deletion request: field
1 votes

I've removed these tags manually.

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"What is a pipeline?" and some other are not good fit for this site
1 votes

As Pete points out; there is some debate behind this. We're basically soliciting community input on this whole thing - and we realise it is not without controversy. I suggest you "Vote to close" on ...

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What is considered a standard in this community?
1 votes

First of; I'm not necessarily sure standards is the correct label for this tag. @Richard Seal took initiative for it, and I just proceeded to tag up all the questions here on Meta that dealt with the ...

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