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Enable syntax highlighting

Please upvote this question and with enough votes, code syntax highlighting will be enabled on the site. I know other stack exchanges (and stack overflow) have syntax highlighting. Is that not ...
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How can make people write better question titles?

We have a lot of questions that have titles like "it doesn't work", "error when I do thing" etc. Eg. "Error building program with program v1.18 and CLI v1.17" Nice this ...
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Should we lower vote to close from 5 votes to 3?

By default on StackExchange, users with sufficient privilege(500 on our stackexchange) can vote to close a question. Currently it takes 5 votes to close a question. Should we lower the vote ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Solana has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Why did some nominees for the 2024 Solana Stack Exchange Moderator Election disappear?

Several nominees for the moderator election disappeared as the nomination phase turned into the election. One example, from memory is https://solana.stackexchange.com/users/98/beeman. Why was each ...
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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: Solana Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 13, 2024 to bring in 1 more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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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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New SE site for Programming Language Design!

As Solana is the newest SE site, many of you might remember the process that's in place for getting a new site approved, and many of you might remember how exciting it is to be one of the first users ...
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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 can we get our activity up?

As noted in area51: We are dropping our daily questions by a lot recently: Given that we have time before we reach 180 days in beta, what steps can we take to up our stats? How do we get more ...
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Is there a way to craft questions on StackExchange to get better ranked on search engines?

I'm noticing a lot of questions not ranking very highly on google or other search engines. Is there a way to specifically craft our questions/answers to better rank?
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Should we migrate StackOverflow questions here, once out of beta?

I asked How do I get some test USDC for use on Solana devnet? on Stack Overflow recently - when/if solana.stackexchange.com comes out of beta, should they be migrated here?
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Leaving Private Beta, and Initial Pro-Tempore 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 August 16, 2022! As the Community Team watched over ...
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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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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Solana Stack Exchange's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will make up the site's initial crew of moderators — please thank ...
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Can we merge spl-associated-token-account into associated-token-account?

The two tags: spl-associated-token-account and associated-token-account are the same thing. All Associated Token Accounts on Solana are SPL Associated Token Accounts. Can we please merge them, or make ...
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Do we want to require questions to have future value?

Questions like asking current network size will not be very helpful longterm as the network changes and grows. The answer will always be out of date. Should we make a rule to require any questions ...
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Which questions about projects and products on Solana are out-of-scope?

We established that the following kinds questions are acceptable on this forum in this meta post: Is solana.stackexchange.com just about programming with Solana? Developing on the Solana program ...
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Is solana.stackexchange.com just about programming with Solana?

Are topics like 'how are the minimum requirements for validators calculated?' or 'how does Solana compare to (some other Layer 1)' appropriate?
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How do we encourage more voting?

As noted in Leaving Private Beta, and Initial Pro-Tempore Moderator Election! : Overall, our one area of concern is that most voting on the site seems to be undertaken by only a handful of people — ...
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How can you help Solana make it from Private to Public Beta? And preparing for an initial Pro-Tem Moderator Election!

We’re 2 weeks into the private beta for Solana Stack Exchange — around halfway through the site's private beta phase — so I thought it'd be a good time to cover 2 topics to get you thinking about the ...
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Are questions and answers still accessible if private beta fails to enter into public beta?

The questions and answers on this site have become sufficiently valuable to cause me to (embarrassingly) copy and paste them into files on my local machine just in case the private beta fails to enter ...
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Where else should we advertise for the Solana StackExchange?

We currently have advertising in Anchor + Solana Tech Discords, Twitter, and Telegram. Where else can we go to reach more Solana Developers about the StackExchange?
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What does it mean to fulfill a commitment?

On Area51, it mentions 0% have currently fulfilled their commitment. What does this mean?
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Should we use `token` or `spl-token` for tags related to tokens on Solana?

Tokens are usually what people know on blockchains, but spl-token is the specific program on Solana. Should we use token or spl-token for questions related to tokens on Solana?
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How should we tag questions on @solana/web3.js?

Seeing a number of questions using the tag solana-web3.js, web3, web3js, and web3.js. These are all synonyms of the same tag. Which tag should be used for these questions?
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How do we properly handle the tug-of-war between questions closed that are not focused and subsequent questions that get closed for being duplicate?

I originally wrote a question that was deemed to have too many questions in it, thus it was closed for not being focused. I was told by a community leader to make them separate questions, so I did. ...