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GIS Survey similar to Stack Overflow's Developer Survey?

I think that it would be really helpful and insightful if there was an annual GIS Survey for gis.stackexchange in the model of Stack Overflow's Developer Survey. Is there a particular way that this ...
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Where can I see when and why my comment was deleted?

I had someone, I believe it was a mod, lazily flag a short, but valid answer of mine. If I recall correctly, I inquired (angrily) about the reason. Later I added some background to the answer to ...
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Using [bbox] and [extents] tags?

We currently have tags for: bbox which has 32 questions and a tag wiki which says: bbox is a shortened form of bounding box extents which has 543 questions and a tag wiki which says: An extent ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

I've been a member here on SO for a long time now, and in that time I've seen many things I disagree with by some of the Admins, for the most part I've voiced my opinion then let it lie. In some ...
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

Last time this was discussed here was in Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted. Thought the case had been resolved, because since then, I had not observed a 'user was removed' ...
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I've noticed a recent(ish) uptick in poor quality questions about Google Earth Engine google-earth-engine and we appear to have currently 259 unanswered questions (out of 1027). So wondering why ...
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Closing non-coding questions for no code included?

Sometimes a person will ask a "How to do X?" question. Then someone comments, "You could use code to implement [general approach Y]." Then the question gets closed as off-topic because they didn't ...
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A chat room for posting or discussing SE questions from other sites related to GIS [duplicate]

Most SE sites will have a general purpose chat room as a sort-of catch-all; a way to: ping a moderator ask for advice about the topicality of an issue before posting it or writing an explanation in a ...
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Should a Parallel (or so-called “fourth”) Site Exist for GIS Stack Exchange?

A lot of people come here asking questions in good faith in the understanding that GIS Stack Exchange exists primarily to help those who come to the table with GIS questions. Unfortunately, a lot of ...
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Should Moderators Stop Pointing to the Chat Room on Questions?

I see a lot of moderators pointing users to the chat room (often without hint as to where to find the chat room). And when users do manage to find it (or are actually given a link to it), they find ...
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Background Due do the nature of my current workload, I've been ending up at gis.stackexchange (instead of stackoverflow) more often. Once here, I poke around the python and help someone out if time ...
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Is question about finding API to get UK postcode for city on-topic at GIS SE?

I am looking for a simple, reliable and free (gratis) API which will return the corresponding UK street name for a UK postcode (preferably with no registration or key required) and am wondering where ...
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Making unicorn disappear for good?

The unicorn and the starry mouse pointer are a bit funny at first, but soon become a nuisance. Can they be switched off for good?
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What if we receive offer to pay?

Usually, I receive responses to my post like "hey your answer does not work", or "thank you, but..." and it seems natural (as it is serious business for OPs). Just recently I received a generous ...
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Would you deem a question like (highly simplified) Did anybody implement [a specific function/algorithm] in the PostgreSQL/PostGIS environment [or know of someone who did/shares a code-base]? ...
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The OpenDataCube is an open source project that is aimed at making it easier to work with large volumes of earth observation data. The ODC Steering Council is the technical governance group who lead ...
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It is a common problem in Stack Exchange when users use comments to write answers instead of posting them as actual answers in the answer box. Sometimes, the motive for doing so is legit, but it is ...
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Synonymizing ArcGIS dot release tags with ArcGIS major release tags?

The GIS Meta Q&A on Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag? has resulted in: all the QGIS 3.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-3 tag; and all the QGIS 2.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-2 ...
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What are the downsides of not deleting our own comments?

From Meta Stack Exchange, How do comments work?: ... . Comments are often used to ask for clarification on, suggest corrections to, and provide meta-information about posts. ... . Usually, users ...
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Why do some users close many questions as too broad or unclear?

As a beginner contributor, I have faced many of others' questions closed by a group consisting of similar users (which I'm not gonna say their names) while the questions were so helpful and they had ...
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2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is there any point approving minor edits to very old questions?

For example, this: https://gis.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/154910 It's just a minor edit "for grammer" to a question that is over 4 years old. I know this has been raised before, but it ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

I voted to reopen Finding address with coordinates? before realizing that it is in fact a duplicate of the question it's currently marked as a duplicate of. Can I retract my reopen vote?
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Are [iterator], [iteration] and [loop] tags all needed?

We currently have tags for: iterator with 262 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of In computer programming, an iterator is an object that enables a programmer to traverse a container. loop with ...
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Asking questions in English when using software version that is in another language?

I have one QGIS on my personal laptop in English, and another QGIS at work in French. I find it much harder to search for help when working from the French version because the keywords (and the tool ...
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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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Deleting merged questions asked by the same OP?

Sometimes I run into merged posts asked by the same OP (so, nearly identical posts) which are then marked duplicates (the stub) from the canonical ones (the master). As a consequence of this process, ...
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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

I would like to have a feature of saving a draft of a question and not just having to complete the question and send off.
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Reputation limiting actions is a problem [duplicate]

I understand why reputation limits user actions, as it makes moderation easier, however it's very frustrating. I've got a few fairly niche GIS questions, and i'd love to be able to comment on older ...
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Choosing Geographic Information Systems or Earth Science Stack Exchange to ask Geographic questions? [duplicate]

I want to ask here first because I want to know well okay I check out the list of question here and many are about Geographic but in programming my question is could I ask about Geographic general ...
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Not getting +2 reputation from edits?

There are a lot of questions on SE about people not getting +2 reputation for edits after reaching 2k reputation or 500 accepted edits already. However, I am below 2k reputation (1808) and have only ...
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Adding 'bug reports' to off-topic close reasons dialog?

This is mainly about bug reports, but not only about them. We already discussed in What should we do with bug reports? and decided to close these as off-topic. This is also linked in our help center ...
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Change title font to prevent confusion between the number zero and letter o (0o)

Numbers display strangely in the font used for titles in the new site theme. Numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 hang below the string horizontal gravity center. Examples here. Numbers 0, 1 and 2 are shrunken. ...
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Is it okay to ask about \$? [closed]

First question: I dont' know if this is an okay place to ask about what is fair compensation for GIS work? If not, is there a better place to do this? The real question (gory detail): I am a GIS ...
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No URL link option for inserting images in posts?

I recently noticed that there is no longer an option for inserting an image in a post via a URL with the image tool where previously it was available. Now the only insert an image from desktop. Is ...
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Why was question closed for being primarily opinion-based?

The intent of my question was to ask if you can improve accuracy for position determination when you have a local atomic clock at hand. Can GNSS precision be improved with a local atomic clock? Why ...
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How much of help page or blog posting can be copied/quoted?

When answering ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro questions I know that I will often copy/paste a short paragraph or two from their Online Help. For example, at https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/209427/...
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Using [fields] and [field-properties] tags?

We currently have: 419 questions tagged only as fields which has a tag wiki excerpt of: In GIS, Fields, also known as attributes, contain information about features. 35 questions tagged only as ...
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Syntax highlighting needed for expression tag?

Syntax highlighting can be inferred from the question tag. It can be assumed, that for expression questions sql highlighting is appropriate in most of the cases, but this hint seems not to be present ...
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Why was a question marked a duplicate of something asking for completely different information?

I asked "What kind of margin of error can I expect in figuring distance?" My issue and concern is that I've seen a lot of discussions about which method is best for measuring distance, but I found it ...
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Branding our site as Geographic Information Systems or GIS?

As you will see from the URL and banner at the top of this site, and in the picture below which uses our updated site theme, we mix its branding as Geographic Information Systems and GIS. This is ...
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GIS's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Using [labeling] and [label-expression] tags?

We currently have: 1,366 questions tagged only as labeling 10 questions tagged only as label-expression 9 questions tagged as both labeling and label-expression Do we need both the labeling and ...
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“User can't edit this question” message appeared while editing?

I was editing a question when this happened: User can't edit this question When does this error occur and why?
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Seeking GIS Stack Exchange API?

I am looking to pull information from this site (GIS Stack Exchange) via an API, similarly to the API that exists for Stack Exchange https://api.stackexchange.com/docs My goal is to be able to ...
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When/If mathematical library will be embedded into GIS Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I was wondering if any mathematical or technical library (e.g. MathJax, Math.js, LaTeX etc.) would be nested into the GIS Stack Exchange by the developers. Because of many of us, and I as well are ...
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'Track the next one' button is hard to read for privileges on GIS SE?

Whenever you reach a certain reputation level corresponding to a new privilege, the system will tell you about it on your profile page: The 'Track the next one' button is hard to read because it's in ...
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Sending archive through Stack Exchange?

How can I send an archive through Stack Exchange? My code is too long and is not accepted.