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Do we want this kind of content?

I have seen a few questions like this recently: two or three individuals agree an article that's been published somewhere, one of them asks a question, and then the others copy/paste the answer from ...
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A lot of TDD questions in one day - Is this normal?

In the last hours a lot of TDD questions was asked - the most of them from new users. I do not know, but it is not something abnormal? I am not against new questions or a lot of new questions in a ...
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Learning QTP question

So we now have this question [Good Beginner eLearning Training Videos & Tutorials for HP QTP?][1] Before all the spammers roll in, I think it would be nice to have a great, high quality protected ...
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Too few reviews?

I've just checked review statistics for SQA.SE and it looks very distressing. Nobody, including diamond moderators, have made more than circa 120 reviews, across all five categories. Is it okay? If ...
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Guidelines for downvoting a question vs closing a question

This morning I downvoted a question that I thought was too broad and lacked evidence that the author had done any research on their own. Subsequently someone asked me why I did not close the question ...
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Google +1 for questions

I see how Google +1 changes my search results and of my friends as it pushes those links ahead in the search results which I and my friends have +1ed. I see Twitter, FB options for sqa question but ...
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How can we move the QA related questions from other sites?

I have asked and answered a few questions regarding Selenium on Stackoverflow. I think we should move those to this site. When I flag questions and try to move the sqa site is not available for ...
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Are questions about hiring QA engineers appropriate?

I've had a lot of trouble finding good QA engineers — this is kinda a burning question for me, I need to hire someone right now! And if the answer is no, I'd really appreciate some suggestions about ...
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Should we exclude any how do i pass exam X or prepare for certification y types of questions

One thing that I think will be important is to try and keep the Q&A on this site of high value. One of the lowest value types of questions that I know of are interview prep types of questions for ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2021

Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on 20 September 2021, as your “graduation” election (as a result of having lost your beta label ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange is ...
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My reputation points are not copied from stackoverflow to SQA

I have Stackoverflow account since 2008. I created SQA account few days ago, and afterwards linked it to same OpenId which I use for Stackoverflow. However, now I have 2 accounts listed on my profile ...
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Merging testing.stackexchange

During the commitment process, Alan and Justin both mentioned that sqa absorbing the old testing.stackexchange.com site (which I believe is a SE1.0 site?) would be worth looking into. Alan is a ...
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The [testing] tag - do we need it?

The title pretty much says it all. Is the testing tag really necessary here? I think that would be like having a [software-development] tag on StackOverflow. Is there any benefit to it?
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How should Selenium and Selenium 2 related questions be tagged?

At Stackexchange there are two tags for selenium and selenium2 to distinguish between both versions. I think this is important because they are very different from each other. On the other hand ...
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ALM questions on SQA

The proposal for Visual Studio ALM was closed as a duplicate of SQA. Is this to mean we are to accept virtually any ALM question that comes up? If that proposal was closed as a duplicate of SQA, it ...
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Question about whether a question is appropriate

I'm not sure that this question is appropriate: it reads to me as though the person asking hasn't done their basic research - but I don't want to downvote or close since I'm pretty new to the whole ...
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How would we attract Selenium users to ask question on SQA site than on StackOveflow?

As we all know area51 selenium proposal was merged in to SQA forum. And there are already selenium tags on StackOveflow. Challenge would be to have Selenium questions coming to SQA site. So - Will ...
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Can't answers be funny?

I noticed a funny answer was removed, although I think it was spot on. And it made me laugh. I would like more answers like that :) Funny answers arent allowed?
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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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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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Are specific tool related questions appropriate for SQA?

There does not appear to be a specific stack exchange site for questions and answers for specific testing tools (like QTP, Selenium, TestComplete, etc). I know that the tools themselves have their ...
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Is "1.5 Million lines of code. 0 tests. Where do you start?" appropriate for this site at this time?

This is an interesting question. It's interesting and accessible. But it's also: Subjective: Where would I start? I'd start with caffeine. Localized: It's unlikely that whatever solution the ...
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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 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's the most appropriate stack-exchange site to post my selenium autotest coding questions?

Hi, I was wondering whether I should be posting questions like this one or this one, on SQA, or on StackOverflow where I originally put them? The reason I ask, is because I see a lot of tech type ...
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Is it wrong to publicize the SQA site on Stack Exchange?

So I had a question posted here asking about how we can attract existing selenium users to post questions on SQA site One response was (which I also marked as right response) - "add a comment ...
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What should I do if I see the case when someone is answering his/her own question just to gain reputation points

I observed a user on https://sqa.stackexchange.com/ who was several time asking questions and then accepting its own answer. A couple of the questions are asked and answers accepted exactly at the ...
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cleaning up dead questions

I ask this in the interest of maintaining high-quality content on SQA: should we do anything in particular about questions like Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore, i.e. questions that do not ...
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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 on yaml for testng coding on topic?

I wanted to ask a question on structuring common and test-specific data in yaml files for using with DataProviders in TestNG. However, there is no tag for yaml so I don't know if this belongs on SQA ...
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Proposal: Merge tags: validation & data-validation

The two tags https://sqa.stackexchange.com/tags/validation/info (6 questions) https://sqa.stackexchange.com/tags/data-validation/info (3 questions) have the same text. Should they be merged, made ...
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Hardware testing - do we want it here?

A recent question was flagged because it was off topic, and the user flagging did not have the right reputation to cast a close vote. I have to agree with the flag that technically, the question is ...
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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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Why did answers from June not appear in the Late Answers review queue until October?

This morning I was surprised to find answers from June in the Late Answers review queue. It seems to me that if an answer is late, it should appear in the review queue right away. This one appeared ...
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Different Selenium Bindings

Should we be encouraging selenium questions to include the bindings they are using. There have been a few questions about how to do stuff with selenium, however, it's sometimes hard to give an answer ...
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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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Version control questions on-topic?

Are questions about version control software, like Git or Subversion, on-topic on SQA?
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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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Site statistics over time

Is there a way to see SQA statistics (e.g. number of visitors and number of active participants) over time? It would be interesting to see how the site is changing ( and how or whether it is growing)....
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Can we use programming questions to teach defect isolation?

Some testers asks programming questions here when their code throws an exception or performs in a way they did not expect. As questions on programming they are often considered off-topic. However, I ...
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Why are 'suggested edits' being left for weeks?

There are 'suggested edits' sitting in the queue waiting to be approved (or rejected) dating back to January 9th. Anyone with +1000 reputation can (and should) approved, improve, or reject these edits....
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Closing Dead Questions

I was digging through Unanswered Questions today and have noticed several questions where users have requested more information in order to be able to answer them and no response from the OP. This ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When ...
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How do we promote selenium users to post questions in the form of questions?

I've noticed that there are a lot of the Selenium and Selenium 2 questions that have a title that is not in the form of the question and that, in the body, there really isn't a definitive "How do I" ...
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Close reasons don't include options for overly simple questions

I've just voted to close this question, as it's clearly something that could have been answered by Google: Capturing screen shots in selenium tests However, the close reasons don't actually give me ...
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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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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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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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Do we have hold elections for moderators here?

At Stackoverflow, they are holding moderator elections, how often do we do that here?

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