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Is GIS stackexchange ill?

I come here from time to time, mostly to read the month top questions and answers. Even if I haven't been very active, I've been around for quite some time (my first recorded interaction with this ...
Legisey's user avatar
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28 votes
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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

In the spirit of Improving on 19,000 unanswered questions? and with our number of questions now over 93,000 I am wondering whether we would like to set ourselves a challenge of having 80% of our ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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How to handle an old question that's too specific?

I recently came across a fairly lengthy question from over four years ago: save features from openlayers to postgis via nodejs and websockets I could answer the question, but at this point I assume ...
dbaston's user avatar
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Suggesting more responsible forum moderation?

I've noticed a particular a moderator on GIS SE has a tendency to immediately put questions on hold for arguable minor violations against the SE posting rules (eg formatting, linking to an image ...
kuanb's user avatar
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Are extension specific questions allowed? [duplicate]

"Error in Parcel Selection" in SaeX in ArcGIS 9.3 has been put on hold as off-topic: This problem cannot or can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the asker's ...
neogeomat's user avatar
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Can we enforce the "Answers in Answer section" rule more?

I've noticed a few questions since I joined this SE page that have answers or partial answers in the comment section, rather than as actual answers, not sure what we can do about this other than ...
nboyko's user avatar
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5 votes
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Flagging questions for closure that are old?

I've noticed recently at least several posts have showed up in the Close vote queue; two of which were posted about a year ago and the other about three months or so ago. Whoever flagged it, ...
whyzar's user avatar
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When and how should "We are not a GIS Software Support Site" be invoked?

There is a short paragraph on the Help which I have always felt some discomfort with: We are not a GIS Software Support Site. We encourage you to seek official routes for support for specific ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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15 votes
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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10 votes
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

GIS is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 12th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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2 answers

Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

During my time using GIS SE I have seen quite a few questions posted that attract attention, often as comments as people try to get the Original Poster to elaborate as their initial question does not ...
Hornbydd's user avatar
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One-line answer reputation privilege

I found a one-line answer to Equivalent of layer.redraw(true) in OpenLayers 3? which is bang on the money. The poster who answered has already a fairly good reputation and knows what he or she is ...
Dennis Bauszus's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers

Too many questions On Hold and Closed?

I just wanted to point out that GIS forum has an exceptional amount of [closed] and [on hold] questions. Most of these questions are perfectly fine and it is not certain why several users keep ...
user5495269's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers

Improving wording of "non-reproducible" custom close reason?

Currently, we have the following as one of the three close reasons that we (as moderators) are able to customize locally for GIS SE: Questions describing a problem that can't be reproduced and ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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13 votes
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Can GIS SE lower its number of unanswered questions from 2,000+? [duplicate]

This may not even be a concern with the users, and there's probably a valid reason, but the answer ratio on GIS is kinda low (84%) compared to other Stack sites with similar traffic (but not that much ...
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