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Thanking others when asking question

I asked my second question (Reloading attributes of selected item using GeoServer/OpenLayers) and ended it with "Thank you for any suggestions", since I found that polite. A moderator ...
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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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What if we receive offer to pay?

Usually, I receive responses to my post like "hey your answer does not work", or "thank you, but..." and it seems natural (as it is serious business for OPs). Just recently I received a generous ...
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What is the etiquette about deleting a competing comment from own post?

Suppose there is a discussion question in GIS Meta with two or more answers. One of them is an answer of mine, and another one is a competing answer from a user who has the privilege to delete ...
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Edit that changes a user's choice of software

I came across a question where a user originally asked for software to complete a particular analysis: How can I find the highest path of a DEM or contours file within an area? and suggested FME ...
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What is the etiquette about reminding a user who is the developer to respond to a comment on a question?

I had an issue with an R gis-related package recently and posted it on gis.stackexchange. I was very pleased when the developer themself commented on my post and led me to fix the error. But never ...
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Observing Be Nice policy in comments on GIS SE?

I run into a user on this site who, while technically competent, frequently makes comments that appear intended to demean or shame others. Here's an example: One can only speculate as to why a ...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Concerning the following questions : https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/255088/how-to-scrape-data-from-this-map Adding value based on the color code to a tif file in QGIS Those two questions ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

My question, proposed out of frustration with this site and what I perceive as overly aggressive closing/on-hold status of questions is simply.... Do the powers afforded to a moderator; the ability ...
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Tag requested for ODL Studio questions?

We've created an open source (LGPL) application called ODL Studio for territory design, vehicle routing, and viewing maps (i.e. of customer points) based on Excel data. We're considering the merits of ...
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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 ...
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What happens if you have two answers to a question?

So there's a question you have the answer to and you post it as an answer. A short time later (maybe even seconds), a second potential solution comes to mind that's a different way of solving the ...
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Should Statements of Urgency be removed from Questions?

To me one of the basic principles of GIS SE (and SE more generally) is that questions which are the clearest get answered the quickest and/or most comprehensively. It is this that encourages all of ...
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What to do when two answers are awesome

Sometimes, one questions gets two really good answers. Provided that both answers are equally good, I know I have to eventually pick one, and I guess it would be an arbitrary choice. However, is ...
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On posting at GIS SE and Esri Forums

"Pardon me," said the protruding nail to the hammer above. While I understand (and agree with) the discouraging of posting a question on more than one Stack Exchange site, why is it frowned upon by ...
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Using courtesy and respect at GIS SE?

I've been trying to encourage our devs to use GIS SE to find answers to problems. I was discouraged to learn that one of our key GIS programmers refuses to visit the site because of rude and critical ...
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