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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Why wouldn't we reset all the votes on the question that is marked as dup?

Sometimes when I see new question in our community I have strong feeling that I already saw the similar one before. I start searching and quite often it turns out that there are literally dozens of ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitions for electricity counter

I have task to build equivalence classes, and boundary values based on given information To calculate the electricity cost user should enter an old and a new values of electricity counter and press “...
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How do I notify others on comment?

How do I notify others on a comment? @is not loading names? Tried many times.
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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What topics can I ask about

I asked a question which was subsequently deleted. While it was open, I didn't receive the basic courtesy of a response to my comment asking why it was off topic. That narked me slightly, since I ...
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Has deleted user been involved in voting fraud?

I've lost 115 reputation points because the user who had cast votes to my questions and answers has been removed. I can see it impacted also other users, losing even 400 points. Reputation points ...
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What coding error questions should be offtopic and which shouldn't be?

We had some discussion about if this question is offtopic: How to read data from multiple excel sheets, where each sheet has Unique Column count - Selenium(Java) I think it is offtopic because it is ...
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What's the value in closing old questions?

There have been a few of these lately... where questions are being closed (or are in the process of being closed) but are often over a year old or have accepted answers. For example, this question. ...
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How can I get help with testing conundrums and mocking/unit-testing newbie ignorance

I had a longer question written up that was similar to this, but included my real question. But I wanted to start more conservatively in finding the correct forum for it... Where should one ask ...
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Justification for re-opening

When we vote for closure we put some justification of why we think this particular question is worth closing. However when one votes for re-opening it seems the process is different. For example I can ...
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Are non-English questions allowed on this site?

Are non-English questions allowed on SQA? I have not seen anything in the help pages or the tour for SQA. I know that Stack Overflow treats non-English as off topic with a reason of unclear what you ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions about IDE configuration for a test framework on-topic?

There are a number of general tasks a test IDE should be capable of, like: launching test cases/ test suites debugging test cases possibility to easily maintain and manage test suites refactor ...
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Do we have a canonical answer to why the Page Object pattern is important?

The nearest I could find was What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important? ... which is over 6 years old and has less than 500 views. Is there a better one to refer to, or could some ...
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Should moderators report on their own or take any actions when they see abnormal up-voating targeted towards them

As it is stated in community FAQ: When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a short period of time, the system considers these votes to be invalid and removes ...
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Red circle in the review queue

Does anyone know why the Low Quality Posts in the Review Queues dropdown has a red circle next to it, when there isn't anything in the queue to review? What is the red circle supposed to represent?
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How can a string of clearly malicious edit rejections be dealt with?

In every case, the question is improved by using proper English grammar and spelling, in once case it was formating code correctly and removing a bunch of superfluous imports. All rejected by the ...
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Using stack overflow to generate a knowledge base for openQA

There is this tool called openQA which is open source and is used by SUSE, openSUSE, Fedora and to some extent by Debian to test distributions as an automated testing tool, you can think of it as ...
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What is wrong with this suggested edit?

I have been editing questions on other sites for quite a few years, and I just had this one rejected, I would like to know why it was rejected. https://sqa.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/...
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Does the community policy allow having several accounts for a single user?

I wonder if a policy allows a user register several accounts in stack exchange? Isn't it treated as a reputation cheating mechanism?
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How to prevent users from making meaningless edits

This question was raised about a year ago, but it seems to have gotten worse again lately. A handful of users are making some really meaningless edits such as; formatting single words, removing ...
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Lowering the privileges threshold depending on popularity of site

I've been using SO and SQA for a while now and, in my opinion, believe the active participation in SQA is somewhat lacking. By this I mean voting questions and answers accordingly in order to see ...
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Why not to let the community decide if the answer is correct?

There are thousands of open questions here and they are bumped to the top sometimes. However the big part of them are abandoned so they will never be resolved unless the community vote for their ...
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Why do QA community members ignore down-voting feature

One day I came to the QA stackexchange community from SO and what I noticed after certain time has passed that (except of the QA community is less agile than SO) people here ignore voting the ...
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Why do my questions get downvoted?

Someone is going through my questions serially down-voting several in a row with no comment and explanation. Given this is a well-known pattern could the down-voters please take the time to say why . ...
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How do I know which answer to choose?

I recently asked this question: Whose responsibility is it to design test cases?. On its face, it seems like a question with a definitive answer (eg. "The responsibility lies with ..."). The thing is,...
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Handling questions about Jenkins/CI

It seems like many of the questions tagged Jenkins (or git for that matter, but that might be a separate question) that come through really aren't about testing, but "how do I solve this problem in ...
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Handling questions about selenium for web-scraping

Recently, this question was asked on the SQA site: python selenium webdriver. It is about all a Python script that uses Selenium to extract some data from a website. But, even though Selenium is used ...
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Can we get StackOverflow's stock off-topic reason about debugging help?

I think StackOverflow's stock off-topic close reason of: Questions seeking debugging help ("why isn't this code working?") must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the ...
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Are questions about site monitoring appropriate for this site?

I've flagged Keep a check on 404s for moderator attention, but I can't decide myself it if's appropriate for SQA or not. So, meta. Basically, the person wants to know how best to long-term monitor a ...
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How can we reduce the number of “cannot find element” questions

SQA seems repetitively full of "here is my code, why does it error" style questions. I think to improve the quality of SQA as a resource we need to move the focus away from these specific questions. ...
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How should we deal with questions about definitions?

I just voted to close What is the difference between delete and block user from a list?; since closing questions is apparently a sensitive issue, I thought I should bring it up for discussion. This ...
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How do we get better at closing/reopening questions?

A while back, Niels van Reijmersdal asked a question about the closing police. Since then, they've gotten the more negative title of the "closing mafia". I've just gotten enough rep to help review ...
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What will be the actions taken over 'Unanswered' questions?

I have seen there are a number of questions available who do not have a single answer; even though they are fully related to the 'Software Quality Assurance & Testing' on SQA-Beta site. Most of ...
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Why do we even have a “Test” tag?

Even the description of the test tag says not to use it, yet there are 40+ questions with this tag. Many look like they are from newbie users that aren't reading tag descriptions anyway, though it ...
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Where can I check who has downvoted to my question/answer?

Is there any way to see on SQA site to check who is upvoting or downvoting to my questions/answers? For example, on Facebook, you can easily find out who has liked/shared your posts.
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How long would the SQA public beta last?

It looks like SQA site is 2266 days in public beta as of today. How long would it stay in beta and what should happen to help it get out of beta?
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Flagging too chatty/not constructive comments

Recently, I've been going through exiting topics on the SQA site cleaning things up along the way - marking "thank you", "it works", "you are welcome" or "good answer" type of comments as "not ...
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People making trivial edits for points/badges flood the front page of SQA with old answered posts

I have noticed several users going through old questions and making very minor changes to the questions, and every single answer, where edits could be as simple as removing a space or adding code ...
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Proposal: Merge tags: manual-testing and manual

By far https://sqa.stackexchange.com/tags/manual-testing/info (588 questions) is more common than https://sqa.stackexchange.com/tags/manual/info (16 questions). Seems like the latter should be merged ...
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Unit-testing questions on-topic?

There is a large overlap in test automation question over stackoverflow.com (SO), Software Engineering.SE (SE.SE) and SQA.SE. Selenium, unit-testing, TDD, BDD and other test-automation topics ...
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Tag [boundaryvalueanalysis] was created instead of [boundary-value-analysis]

Tag [boundaryvalueanalysis] was created instead of [boundary-value-analysis] The first one is hard to read, and is not in written in common style here (with dash) The question it was used in ...
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Closing questions procedure

Some are leaving comments about the closing police. I also think some people are closing questions to fast, sometimes with good reasons, but these are not always clear. Questions are being closed as ...
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Is infrastructure testing on-topic on SQA?

Are the questions on configuration and infrastructure testing on topic on SQA? For example questions related to tools like: Serverspec, Chef InSpec, Molecule, KitchenCI. Such questions are rather ...
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Housekeeping/Activity boosting activities

Would anyone be interested in doing a Housekeeping (Answering/Editing/Closing unanswered/low vote questions) or Activity pushing events in the next few weeks? I figured with the start of the new ...
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Winter Bash 2016 : Not Getting received 011-Hat for “Collect 11 hats” action

Not getting received 011 Hat for "Collect 11 hats" action, even though I have already collected 12 hats for SQA site. Is this valid bug with SQA beta site or there is something new steps to collect ...
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Re: The duplicate question must exist on Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange

Here's a question on SQA: What is the difference between jUnit & TestNG? that seems a duplicate of the Stackoverflow question with already tons of answers and many upvotes. However, when I marked ...
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Should we have handled http://sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/23754/sample-applications-for-practicing-api-testing differently?

The Op of Sample applications for practicing API Testing believes their question was treated unfairly, and that the community is too fast to close questions. I thought we had already established a ...