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How is the answer score calculated?

Refering to my answer on Why does zoom not work for one of the openlayers base layers?. I am the first to answer and my answer has been accepted and i have 2 upvotes + the bounty. So i was hoping to ...
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Improving our FAQ?

I have never been too happy with referring new users to our FAQ. Specifically, I feel that the first two sections, What kind of questions can I ask here?, and What kind of questions should I not ask ...
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GIS SE Community Approved Hosts for Example Datasets?

In the course of using the site I often find myself commenting on a new question saying 'Can you post a sample of your data?' In the case of csv files and other plain text formats a few lines can be ...
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Should we welcome hobby GIS users explicitly in FAQ?

This is our current FAQ We welcome cartographers, database administrators, geographers, programmers, and anyone interested in or using GIS professionally. This might be interpreted in a way that ...
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The FAQ doesn't discuss answering

When looking for a link to give to someone new to the site about what kind of answers we look for I noticed the FAQ talks a lot about how to ask good questions but not about good answers. Kind of a ...
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Rules about advertising in answers

Since the beta went public, I've noticed a few responses which seem solely to be advertising a particular product, or in one case, the product written by the answerer. While I have no problem with ...
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Should we entertain questions about legal interpretations?

There are a couple questions about licence interpretation, both for Google and the UK Ordnance Survey. Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images? What are the ...
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Notice more Geomatics questions than GIS specific.

Should this site concern more geomatics questions? The only problem with geomatics, is no one knows what geomatics is, but everyone knows GIS?
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