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Asking good questions for GIS Stack Exchange

I often see vaguely framed questions posted, and I would like to help their askers, but I cannot, because their questions are missing key information. Instead of having a long discussion in the ...
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Writing code snippets to get quicker answers

The term "code snippet" is often used when trying to help users frame their coding questions. Other similar terms can be found in: How to create a Minimal, Reproducible Example: minimal, ...
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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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Other places for help when off-topic (or not clearly on-topic) for GIS SE?

I have a question that may be off topic (or not clearly on-topic) for this site, but it's still loosely related to GIS, so where can I go for help? List one site/resource/location per answer and ...
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Guidelines for proposing tag synonyms

Based on recent discussions in other Q&As, it seems we are in agreement that: The built-in tag synonym suggestion system is fundamentally flawed The old "How to suggest tag synonyms?" question ...
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Options when question is duplicate of one with no/inadequate/old answers?

I have a question that has already been asked (Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?), but it does not yet have an answer. Is there a way to revive or draw attention to this ...
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Asking for clarifications with less than 50 reputation points?

I'm a beginner at GIS and I've finally found Setting fill style in polygon in OpenLayers? which I think I can answer. However, the person posting the question has not given enough details for me to ...
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What are the Current Custom Close Reasons of GIS SE?

Each Stack Exchange site, through community consultation, using its per-site Meta is able to define at least three Custom Close Reasons. GIS SE requested to have one more and that request was granted ...