Thanks for the heads up. I added a quick sticky (though I don't expect that many to read it) and the team did some clean up. I'll keep a closer eye on this section as well.
That should get us back to a better starting place but if it gets crazy again just give me a shout or contact the Shopify Support team.
That's a good question, and one I don't have a good answer there. Certainly open to suggestions.
I'm initially not keen on locking it off as there'll be members with accounts that might not be tied to a store or a partner account. I like having more eyes on the section too as it may get some feedback or comments from outside of the usual circle. I get that this does have the side-effect of the unrelated posts being added.
No, but their email might not be associated with a store or that partner account.
(also did some more cleanup - been on the road so haven't had as much forum time)
Eaxt same thing on Stack Overflow. People with nearly zero appropriate skills, trying their hand at simple scripts, and failing miserably. So they ask for help, and no matter how much you twist it, you cannot help them except by doing their work. What is the point of working for these dumbos for free? They can afford proper paid help.