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How to treat questions/answers that can be slightly modified to become useful in future?

On the GIS SE there are questions as well as answers based on QGIS Software versions: 1,2,3 (maybe 4 in the upcoming decade). These questions/answers I would probably split into three groups, that are:...
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Where to report back about optimal settings for the script provided in an answer

To one of my questions, I got an answer that was what I was looking for. The script provided requires a few input values and I tested different settings to see which one is the most efficient (this in ...
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Why question about looking for geograpic dataset with specific requirements was closed as “relating to general IT or with no clear GIS component”?

I was worried that Is there any open waterway/lake dataset more detailed than 10m Natural Earth and less detailed than OpenStreetMap? may be too subjective (that is why I tried selecting objective ...
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

At FAO in the openForis initiative we build a tool called SEPAL : It's is a cloud computing platform for geographical data processing. It enables users to quickly process large amount of data without ...
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On Imagery: best practice opinions for folder arrangement? [closed]

Considering a long multi-project time horizon, What is most useful folder arrangement for you when it comes to imagery? Sensor type > Date > Resolution > Project name or Date > Res > ...
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Should we promote FOSS community events?

Should we (at least temporarily, e.g. some days or weeks before they occurs) promote FOSS community events (e.g. such as the current https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/track/geospatial/) in a certain ...
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How do you get the underlying thought of someone who has put a bounty on an old question?

This is a current example, someone has placed a bounty on an old question: Does QGIS work with Anaconda? That's all fine, but how can you guess that person's current problem if he or she can't change/...
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What has become of the user Joseph user:25814?

What has become of the user @Joseph user:25814 https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/25814/joseph? And how is the community prepared to behave in such cases?
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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User @whuber not moderating anymore

I may be wrong, but I have not recently seen @whuber in the list of moderators. I do not remember any GIS SE elections (maybe I have overlooked them) that took place in the previous quarter, so why is ...
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Is it necessary to add a minimal code to question when self-answering?

Besides being beneficial to people, it is also useful for future me to add here my problem I encountered and its solution (not existing in GIS SE) as a question and answer. I frequently find myself ...
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What is the purpose of very old questions appearing on the top?

Than and when, old or even very old questions appear automatically at the top of the questions - right now this one here: Anyone know where I can find a file like this for Pakistan? I am aware of this ...
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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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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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Am I eligible to use content of questions in my educational materials?

I would like to create a tutorial/book/materials on a using a Virtual Layer in QGIS. My aim is to expand the QGIS's documentation with practical examples, demonstrating the usage of the VL in solving ...
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Question closed as a duplicate - points instead of two shapefiles

The question that I posted some months ago was closed as a duplicate. Point dataset from CSV showing up outside of known region The duplicate that moderators tagged is listed here: Adjusting extents ...
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Undelete question about population by timezone offset?

I thought (What percent of earth's population live in a time zone whose UTC offset (in hours) is not a multiple of 1?), was a good, on-topic question since it: articulates a quite complicated ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer in this thread Generating rectangle centered by point in QGIS got that highly ranked? I am not mad, but honestly saying, I did not use any magic, I did not ...
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Several separate answers OR One answer with several nested answers?

I am wondering about an approach(a manner of answering) which can be used when I possess several solutions to a single question. How shall I tackle it? Shall I put each solution as a new answer or it ...
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Why is link only answer flag declined?

I came across this link only answer in review queue, and marked it as VLQ. It now has downvotes and similar comments that it's link-only. However, it is declined with the following response: declined ...
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Do we need to add a new [webhook] tag?

WebHooks are an established technology in GIS. A webhook is a mechanism that allows an application to provide other applications with event-driven information. You can configure your webhooks to ...
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What to do when question edits were rolled back?

I made some edits to Importing quadtiles to qgis or other program?. However, the author decided to rollback. What is my proper/polite behaviour in these circumstances? Perhaps, I am exaggerating the ...
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Why is “ Very Low Quality” on this question declined?

I just noticed that my flag for low quality question to this answer to GDAL & Python 3 environment variable is declined, and reviewed it as prompted. But why is it declined? There is another ...
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Product recommendation / map request on-topic?

I'm looking for a beautifully drawn wall map of all of Europe (from Portugal until all the way where the Urals meet the Arctic Ocean, possibly including the islands in the Arctic Ocean associated with ...
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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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Why do people make lame edits to my post?

Somebody just edited my post! They removed the last line in the post, that was just my name. This is a 3 years old post, that was answered very competently by @john-powell, 3 years ago. What is the ...
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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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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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Relevant question on Open Data

GIS has migrated many questions to OpenData. We are happy to try to answer them! I posted this data about how to package geojson timeseries for public accessibility. It's more appropriate on OD, but ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Understanding why post is hidden

How do I make the answers to my questions posted earlier visible? https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/294451/using-rasterfromxyz-in-r-for-qgis-under-krige-baye?noredirect=1#comment472727_294451
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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 ...
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Do Google Earth and Google Earth Pro need separate tags?

Currently we have tags for: google-earth with 584 questions and a wiki excerpt of: Google's virtual globe application that allows users to view 3D buildings, imagery, terrain, any other ...
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What do you think is the most appropriate way to apply the “Needs more focus” close reason?

Today I found the following question post: Multiple perpendicular cross sections It seemed to me that the question was "too broad", and I wanted to cast a closing vote for that reason. In ...
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Is tag [vector-grid] appropriate for the Leaflet plugin for vector tile layers (L.VectorGrid)?

The description of the vector-grid tag says: Use for questions about vector grids which are also known as fishnets However there are these questions, which are about the Leaflet plugin for vector ...
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Using version tags for PostgreSQL

We currently have the following tags related to PostgreSQL: postgresql with 3,042 questions postgresql-10 with 27 questions postgresql-9.6 with 17 questions postgresql-9.5 with 8 questions Do we ...
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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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Why was a solaris question closed?

can someone clarify why CRS error working with Solaris was closed as off-topic? It is asking about the solaris python library for geospatial analysis and is asking a specific question about a bug/...
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2019: 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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Spam flag on a post with obvious undisclosed affiliation declined

On Nov 24 I red-flagged this post because: it is a link-only answer the username of the OP partly matches the domain name the avatar of the author in the About page of the blog matches the gravatar ...
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Is the [tag:qgis-plugins] tag for questions about *writing* plugins, or questions about *using* plugins?

The qgis-plugins tag has three main categories of questions: Questions by people who are developing a plugin. These questions tend to be highly technical, and involve pyqgis code. Example: Object ...
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Evaluation of tag [nearest-neighbor] being wrongly used to tag questions about [proximity]/[nearest] & [knn]? [duplicate]

I found Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags addressing the issue exactly, but neither can I follow if there have been any changes made, nor, and more importantly, ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

I am quite unsure about what to do, if my answer got accepted, but does not (in my opinion) answer the actual problem, but the original question. In comments to my answer the actual problem got ...
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python-X vs pythonX tags

Would it be better to use, for example, python3 tag instead of python-3 because python3 is the command used to launch python3 on any operating system? A related and interesting question is Tagging ...
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Do we need [projection-mathematics] and [reprojection-mathematics] tags?

At Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags? we synonymized a number of tags related to coordinate systems. Today I noticed Re-projection issues with Azimuthal Equidistant ...
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Should [Oracle-18c] tag be added?

I see that we have version-specific tags for Oracle: oracle-10g with 13 questions oracle-11g with 89 questions oracle-12c with 11 questions Do we need to add a tag for Oracle 18c?
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Do we need [customization] tag?

There is currently a customization tag which has 112 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: Modifying the default state of an application to suit a user's preferences or to address the unique ...
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Are the [arcgis-portal] and [portal] tags duplicates?

It looks like there are two tags in GIS-SE that are related to the concept of portal: ArcGIS-Portal: Portal for ArcGIS allows you to share maps, applications, and other geographic ...
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Adding ArcGIS-10.7 tag

It looks like the ArcGIS 10.7 tag has not yet been added to GIS SE. Now that 10.7 is available, should we add this tag?
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Why are titles being edited from questions to phrases?

In 2011 and 2012 there were discussions on Meta about ensuring that titles were grammatically correct questions. I seem to remember there was a campaign to edit new questions to ensure that: A ...

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