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2024 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Substrate and Polkadot has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election

The 2024 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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2024

Summary: Substrate and Polkadot Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 16th to bring in 2 more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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If you see something, say something: Low-quality generative AI answers

This is a gentle reminder that Stack Exchange does have a temporary ban on generative AI: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/421831/temporary-policy-generative-ai-e-g-chatgpt-is-banned As we ...
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When is the Community Moderator Election 2023?

I was wondering when the next Community Moderator Election will be held? Members have proven to be incredibly valuable in providing active support. The platform has grown, which also means more "...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to feature good questions on our StackExchange?

As a moderator, I would like to pin questions for a few days to a week that are super useful to the community such as this on: What is `codeSubstitutes` in the chain spec? Is there a way to mark ...
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What is the correct way to refer to polkadot js api?

I have noticed several different spellings of the polkadot js api: As a moderator I would like to know what the correct way to refer to this api is so that I can correct spelling mistakes such as this ...
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Could the edit character limit be lowered?

I would often like to add syntax highlighting to code blocks pasted in questions. But in most cases this consists solely of putting a single rust or json, which is less than the minimum number of ...
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What to do with non-reproducible unanswered questions?

As of time of writing this, there are 250+ stale, unanswered questions. It is fair to note that some of these unanswered questions are still genuine and valuable questions. They simply have not been ...
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Retrospective - (the good, the not so good, and the puzzling)

Our community is growing! We started our public beta in April and we now have ~2000 questions. As the Substrate/Polkadot ecosystem grows, so will this site. It is also worth noting that we currently ...
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Can we add support for diff syntax highlighting?

Can we add support for diff syntax highlighting? For example, the following should have syntax color highlighting: ```diff - spec_version: 9270, + spec_version: 9280, ```
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How should we proceed with the [substrate-node] tag?

As most of us know the substrate-node tag has been finding its way into many posts; often it is auto-suggested. This tag is redundant. It is like placing a programming tag on a Stack Overflow question....
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Pro-tips for Rust Development 🦀 (for Substrate builders)

Please add your pro-tips in the answers below! There are a few things you learn along the way when building in our ecosystem. A page that is focused on a few key things would help new users accelerate ...
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How can Substrate documentation best support the community?

The docs.substrate.io site—also known as the Developer Hub docs site—is undergoing some major renovation and refactoring. The goal of the changes is to provide a more narrative structure to the ...
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Code and Terminal Screenshots

There are quite some questions and answers with screenshots of code and compiler output. It seems to me that practice is suboptimal since it inhibits the searchability. Crawlers, presently, cannot ...
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Compile times on various machines for the parachain template

Substrate builds are resource intensive! Even with the rust toolchain getting better over time, it commonly takes 20+ minutes on mid-tier retail hardware (at the time of writing) to get Cumulus based ...
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Should we encourage or discourage social & community focused questions?

As a substrate dev, what are the most exciting podcasts you're listening to right now? is an illustrative example of such a post. This is opinion based, and at least as it stands now, as I see it, ...
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Better support for parachain-specific questions

As the ecosystem is expanding, I am starting to see more parachain-specific questions appear on SE. For example: How to use XCM/P with solidity? Moonbeam => Crust Network Storage Order How can we ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Substrate and Polkadot has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Delay in wrapping up 2022 election [duplicate]

We're experiencing some issues with wrapping up your first election, and are currently trying to assess what the root cause is. As far as we can tell, this is a problem on the OpaVote site, not with ...
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Rust questions in this SE?

Substrate and Polkadot is very rust centric. People working with those need to know Rust. That naturally leads to people asking questions that are mostly about Rust. To be clear, questions that are ...
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What is going on with the [substrate-node] tag?

It seems there is some kind of snowballing effect going on with users tagging their questions with substrate-node. It seems this may be a tag that is being suggested to the user, but then users are ...
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Should we start a new tag encouraging multiple answers to a fun problems to solve?

In an effort to make the community here a bit more fun, I propose that we use a new tag that would conform to a set of standards (maybe a complete template to start a new post) outlined in the ...
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Branding and logo

It's important to make the site very recognizable and have a distinctive look and feel. I imagine something following the design line of substrate.io should feel familiar to people making it look like ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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When will this site graduate out its "Public Beta" state?

It's great that the site has graduated to Public Beta, but what does that imply? When will it graduate out of its beta state? Are there new thresholds which we need to reach?
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Can there be support for `code` in question titles?

I find myself regularly writing or editing questions that have code in the title. It would be more legible if our Stack Exchange could support code formatting in the question titles. Is this possible?
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Site renaming, and next steps for defining target audience and scope

In this discussion surrounding whether the site should be renamed to Polkadot, y'all appear to have reached a consensus: that the site URL be kept, but the name changed to Substrate and Polkadot. With ...
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Should there be any follow up actions for unaccepted answers?

I have noticed that there are quite a few questions with an unaccepted answer. Should we follow up with any actions for these types of posts? I see two categories of unaccepted answers: User asks ...
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Leaving Private Beta, and Initial Pro-Tem Moderator Election!

Congratulations! You've met the participation and engagement expectations for an active private beta site, and will be moving into public beta on 21 April! While the gap between announcing that a site ...
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How does "Visits Per Day" get tracked?

We are one day before the StackExchange team will determine the fate of the Substrate StackExchange. For context, we launched on the same day as the Proof Assistants site (which is already in public ...
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Should we be encouraging parachain specific questions on this site?

It seems reasonable that statemint and encointer common good parachains' questions should be on this site. Should we be encouraging other parachain teams to ask questions and answers here? I know the ...
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What can we do to advertise to Asia devs about this site?

It's pretty clear that we get a steady stream of questions when Europe/Africa and the Americas are on-line, but so far we seem to get very few questions during the Asia working day. I can't believe ...
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Substrate private beta site does not show up in the Google search engine

It seems that the substrate.stackexchange.com website does not show up anywhere in Google search results when searching for "substrate stack exchange", "substrate stackexchange" ...
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Investigation of Commitment User to Beta User Turnaround

One of the criticisms that the moderators / staff of the StackExchange community seem to have brought up is the lack of turnaround between commitment sign ups and beta users. Specifically these ...
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Should we have multiple languages on this Stack Exchange site?

There are many non-English speaking people that use Substrate. Specifically Mandarin for the Chinese community may be a great way to connect with this sub-community that isn't as easy to connect with ...
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Is there a mechanism to mark an answer as out of date?

In Stack Overflow generally the correct answer is often the second most upvoted answer. This is because the first answer was right but things change. I'm already seeing here that I would like to ...
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What are sites where Substrate users look for Q&A? Can we highlight this StackExchange Beta there?

One place I can think of is substrate.dev. We could e.g. ask the maintainers to add a top bar there, highlighting that there is currently an ongoing StackExchange Beta and that users should post their ...
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Should we still answer a question if someone has voted to close it?

Is it really frowned upon to answer a question that is a bit vague? Do we do more harm than good or does providing an answer do no harm?
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How can we check the health status of our Stack Exchange community?

It's in the interest for our community to ensure that our Stack Exchange stays healthy. I'm wondering if there's a way for members to check its health status, by looking at things like number of ...
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Should general troubleshooting questions be allowed on the Substrate StackExchange?

I often see people writing very unspecific questions in the form of "I did this and an error occurred, here are some logs, please help me". Should these types of questions be allowed on this ...
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How should we deal with duplicate users?

Poor Bernard seems to have two profiles. Is there any way we can un-split his personality and merge the two profiles into one or should he just delete one of them?
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Is there such a thing as too many tags? How do I spot it?

Reading the tags docs: As a general rule, you should avoid creating new tags if possible, and new users are not allowed to create new tags. Even if you have sufficient reputation, you should only ...
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Are there no comments on this StackExchange?

I don't see any comments or commenting functionality. Is this by design or a limitation of the beta?
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Substrate's private beta will be extended until April 7th [duplicate]

As was outlined in this post, this site failed to meet the type of activity and engagement we expect successful and healthy communities to have met during their 2–4 weeks in the private beta phase. ...
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Closure Notice — Unfortunately, Substrate will NOT advance from private beta [duplicate]

UPDATE: Given the information uncovered in this answer and the comment discussion underneath it — particularly, the fact the the email we send to committers once the site enters private beta is ...
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Should we change the name of this site to Polkadot?

The original discussion for the Substrate site's finalized name was held here. There, we already had some discussion and conflict around the inclusion of "Polkadot" in the description of the ...
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Can we have Dark Mode?

A dark mode theme for substrate.stackexchange.com would be heyely appreciated! I know stackoverflow.com supports this and it has been a feature requested on stackexchange for some time. Thank you!
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