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Asking good questions for GIS Stack Exchange

I often see vaguely framed questions posted, and I would like to help their askers, but I cannot, because their questions are missing key information. Instead of having a long discussion in the ...
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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 ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I'd like to see an increase of voting across the GIS SE community. I don't have any data that I can point to, only anecdotally. It seems the majority of posts only garner a handful of votes at best ...
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Are Google abusing us?

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 this ...
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How much code is appropriate for an answer?

I think a lot of gis.SE visitors are looking for code. Sometimes a small snippet of code is sufficient to answer a question, but other times it can become lengthy. Also, at some point it becomes ...
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1answer
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Why was 6 year old question with accepted answer closed?

I recently saw that one of my former questions was closed. Calling Python through BAT for Scheduled Task While I can appreciate the need to clean up SO, I don't really understand the case for a ...
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1answer
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Asking code review questions for GIS related code?

I know Stack Exchange has a Code Review site, but asking questions about GIS focused topics there appears to have the same problems as asking GIS focused/related questions on Stack Overflow. The ...
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1answer
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Guiding authors of code related questions to post actual code?

I've noticed that in code related questions on GIS SE, particularly OpenLayers / Leaflet / JavaScript ones, that new people are not posting up any code examples. The example that prompted this ...
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Why was question about PostGIS spatial functions closed?

Why was the question Finding holes in proposed districts (Polygons/Multipolygons) closed?
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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.
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1answer
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Replacing MCVE with Code Snippet in custom close reason?

We currently have a custom close reason of: Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve code must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to ...
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Adding SQL (and other) Style guides to Tour?

Would it be appropriate to add style guides to the tour, eg, this very nice SQL style guide? I see a lot of questions like this one where the formatting is so awful, I find it almost impossible to ...