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Concern about recent closures of community wiki questions

Taking a look at the highest-voted community wiki questions, it appears lot of them have been recently closed, which is concerning to me, as these are (IMO) some of the most useful questions on the ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election - Process

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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What is the most challenging component of being a GIS.SE moderator?

In an effort to spur more competitors in the upcoming moderator election: What is the most challenging component of being a GIS.SE moderator? Perhaps the huge diversity of questions, from remote ...
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Syntax highlighting for QGIS expressions

Do we have a special highlighting version for QGIS expressions? Most of the expressions used are simple and therefore do not necessarily need to be highlighted, but if they become more complex, it can ...
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What happened to the candidate stats link?

During the nomination phase of the current (Aug, 2014) election there was a very helpful and informative link to candidate stats (Figure 1). In fact the link still exists as "More information about ...
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Was the following moderator review action fair?

I voted to Reopen the following post Resizing attribute table on QGIS print layout, and I left a comment (the only comment there so far) justifying why I thought it should have been reopen: Voting to ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do questions referencing blogs generate trackbacks?

This is a test to see if a trackback is created for a posting at my blog if I reference it in SE. Update: OK, it doesn't look like this happens, so I'm changing this to a feature request. There are ...
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Should the author link in GIS.se blog posts link to user profile on GIS.se?

Looking at Kirk's latest post, I noticed the author name and link: When you click on this link, it takes you to a archive of all posts by that author, which if I'm not mistaken, is a default feature ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: What ...
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Are separate tags for [geocoding] and [locator] needed?

We currently have these two tags: geocoding with 631 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a ...
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Delete or edit question on cartographic 'jokes'?

As Polygeo has pointed out, and placed on hold, my question on Cartographic jokes Examples of cartographic 'jokes' was trying to build a list. I hadn't really appreciated that this didn't fit ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Disambiguating some ArcPy questions whose answers depend on whether ArcGIS Pro is being used?

There is a question on Main (Add/Remove Relate using ArcPy without ArcGIS Pro?) whose content may later be edited but it currently includes: I am trying to add a relate between 2 feature classes so ...
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Hash tags for GIS Stack Exchange?

What hashtag(s) are used most often to reference http://gis.stackexchange.com and the community which enlivens it? Twitter has the @StackGIS but that's just a robot, not conversation. The ...
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Is this SAR-related question on-topic?

I wonder where is the best place to ask this question. It is about SAR systems that is used in remote sensing but involves signal processing. The only reason that makes me dubious about asking this ...
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"Creating Online Communities of Practice for Mentoring."

This is apropros threads like Recommend topics to be included in a Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies course and How much math does a GIS Analyst need to know?. People interested in such ...
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Washing GIS.se T-shirt

Some of you have received your swag packages. Grats! I just want to stress that, when you wash your GIS.se t-shirt, PLEASE make sure you turn it inside out, use cold water and non-bleach detergent. ...
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Do sponsored tags make sense for GIS.se?

When I asked about sponsored links tags on GIS.se, Robert Cartaino said: It is possible, but probably not for some time. Programs like this will be implemented if it makes sense for the ...
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Suporting SE Earth Science

Is anybody else supporting this? http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/36296/earth-science
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