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Are we allowed to speak in native language in GIS.SE chat rooms?

Especially on technical issues, it is hard to use/find the right word or sentence in a foreign language (in English for many people here). I occasionally don't post an answer to a question which I ...
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Can Job Ads be posted on GIS SE?

Is it possible to post job ads somewhere at GIS SE? I have looked many places, but don't seem to find anything.
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Where are GIS Chat Rooms?

I've noticed that the chat rooms aren't too busy. I wonder if part of this is that users cannot find them?
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Making the chat more visible?

A proposed feature After Vince suggested to a user who had a question that it could be treated as a nice open discussion on the chat, I tried to search for it on our main page. I found only two ...
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Joining GIS chat room

I am trying to join the GIS Chat Room but they said that I should login to Stack Exchange. Now I have logged in there but I am still not getting access to the chat of www.gis.stackexchange.com. Can ...
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GIS Chat and the Hot Network Questions

Many of you know of, and occasionally use, the GIS SE Chat Room. In January of this year I modified the chat room to also include a feed that posted a link to GIS SE Questions whenever they feature ...
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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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Sending a private message to a user?

As I would tell something to a specific user, can I send him a message directly to not pollute the comment thread?
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Move the "Chat" feature link to better real estate [duplicate]

Currently, the Chat feature link is hidden at the bottom of the page, leaving only experienced GIS users to find it. The result is two fold: People (mostly new users) are posting chat-worthy ...
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Where is proper place to ask questions about GIS tutorials,Training opportunities, Recent happenings, etc?

I recently got a new job as a GIS Coordinator for a state government office and I want to email our GIS users occasionally with GIS related stuff like mentioned above. I wanted to post asking users if ...
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Locating original Stack Exchange chat room for GIS site?

WARNING The chat room linked to below the line below was frozen about six years ago. The link is being left there for historical interest but please do NOT seek to unfreeze and use it. Instead ...
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Asking for career and/or industry advice on GIS Stack Exchange?

I've recently been pondering a lot of questions about my specific career circumstances and the direction of the geospatial industry (broadly speaking) as a whole. I believe at least some of these ...
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Can free opportunities for classes be posted on GIS Stack Exchange?

I saw a listing on r-sig-geo. Mentioning an upcoming training for geo-statistics in Germany. While I am not traveling to attend it mentioned availablity to attend free online (live). Being GIS ...
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Thread for posts needing development work

I understand that GIS.SE is not about finding or promoting GIS consultancy, but occassionally you get a question from a user who's problem clearly exceeds their knowledge level in GIS or who is ...
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Is it OK to ask for feedback on my personal portfolio?

This is one of the most active GIS users platform I am aware of, with a large user base. I have prepared a personal portfolio for Spatial Data Visualization, showing my skills and projects for which ...
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How can SE prioritize questions for a Conference?

Suppose there is a conference scheduled for a future date, that might be of interest to many SE users. It seems like there should be a way to use SE to prioritize questions for this conference. The ...
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Show last chat comment in sidebar

The GIS chat room is very quiet. I think chat would be useful for urgent questions, like the status of web services etc. These questions are not useful in the long run but very helpful in the short ...
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Does it make sense to start a complementary forum?

... and if so, is there a way to do that in SE? Sometimes people post questions that don't have definite answers - they are more like open ended topics of discussion. Although we do have a chat ...