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Proposing new close reason for when question does not show any research effort?

Questions that don't show any research effort usually get closed with the reason "unclear" or "too broad." However, some questions are perfectly clear and specific, yet not acceptable due to lack of ...
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Modifying custom close reason for when pictures of code rather than formatted text are presented?

Last time we tweaked the custom close reason below was at Tweaking custom close reason for poorly framed code debugging/writing/improving questions? Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve ...
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Add syntax-highlighting for KML

xml tag has lang-xml syntax highlighting (you can see it in at the bottom of XML tag info). But tag kml doesn't, although it's XML based language. So when question have xml tag everythink works OK (e....
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Can anyone else “accept an answer” when original user who asked a question has stopped being involved in the question?

One of the strenghts of stack exchange search is that questions/answers can be sorted/ranked by criteria other than views (which makes it stronger than using Google as a search tool). The number of ...
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Make a statement about installation-related questions in the site's scope description

First of all: I love GIS SE! You have helped me countless times in the past. Thank you! However, it has also been a source of frustration for me. As you can see at Are software installation questions ...
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Move the “Chat” feature link to better real estate [duplicate]

Currently, the Chat feature link is hidden at the bottom of the page, leaving only experienced GIS users to find it. The result is two fold: People (mostly new users) are posting chat-worthy ...
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Refinement of migration flag

I recently dug through the flags and stumbled over a rather small problem but I would like to address it none the less: When you want to flag a post as offtopic because it's a pure programming ...
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Is it possible to program website behavior in response to lists of tags?

In Do multiple GIS software tags equal multiple questions? the issue is raised as to how to respond to certain combinations of tags, in particular the presence of tags for multiple GIS software ...
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Feature Request - Documentation Tools

Documentation Would this idea work for GIS Stack Exchange? We link to thousands of articles on GIS that sometimes go stale or deadlink Stack Exchange is looking to be that source for documentation (...
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Permanent Hats for GIS

Any chance of making Hats a permanent feature for GIS? Perhaps even make up hats specific to GIS in some fashion (pun intended).
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Custom Spell Checker for GIS SE?

Is it possible to implement a custom spell-checker for GIS.SE? There are many common terms such as shapefile, ArcGIS, QGIS etc. etc. that are recognized as errors when people write down their ...
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Is there a way to add more than one link to a question when marked as Duplicate?

A question on How to remove the white border of polygons using QGIS was asked yesterday, and I voted to close the question as a duplicate to another question that has an answer. However, sometimes ...
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One-line answer reputation privilege

I found a one-line answer to Equivalent of layer.redraw(true) in OpenLayers 3? which is bang on the money. The poster who answered has already a fairly good reputation and knows what he or she is ...
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If no answers are offered in a bounty, automatic message should not be “you must award answer”

I posted a bounty on OSMDroid android app zoom in without changing tiles, is it possible? which, even after 1 week with bounty, received no answers (I have found a solution and will post it eventually)...
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Add tag 'Galileo'

As the Galileo GPS is now approaching full service status, can we create the tag 'Galileo' and add it to the following questions: Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning? Is ...
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Consider including TAG “osmdroid”

I do not yet have enough reputation to propose tags in questions. Can someone with more reputation create a tag for osmdroid, please? It is a free, open source Android library that provides Tools /...
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Entering mathematical formulas in GIS SE? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to enter mathematical formulas in GIS SE. I was trying to enter formulas about map projections and found it necessary. I looked around, and from this meta question: ...
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Rewarding bounty after bounty finished when question posted before end of bounty?

I had a question for bounty and got last minute an answer. Now I finally found the time to prove this answer but can't anymore reward the correct answer?! Should be this time after the finish of the ...
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Tweaking custom close reason for poorly framed code debugging/writing/improving questions?

In Shortest code to reproduce GIS programming problems I think we made good progress on getting a more useful set of custom close reasons for GIS SE. However, I think the current wording of our ...
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Redirect reputation option for answers derived from other user's attempts/answers

Recently I had a question regarding buffers and my question was not worded in the best manner, after some answers and a string of comments, we were able to derive the problem, however it was not ...
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Shortest code to reproduce GIS programming problems

Sometimes we receive GIS programming questions which are difficult to answer because it lacks explanation about the problem and reproducible examples. When that happens, we could quickly provide ...
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Starting rep boost for authors/employees

Is there any way to give software authors or company employees a 50 point rep boost so they can comment anywhere from the start? Similar to that 100 point bonus to other SE sites when you reach a ...
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Syntax highlighting for openlayers-3 tag

I've just spend a bit of time tagging openlayers-3 Q's as 'javascript' in order to enable syntax highlighting. But, I've just realized that you can create language specification for tags: Automatic ...
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Request for new low-quality review option or guidance on using current options

In the Low Quality review queue, you get four options. Occasionally there are answers that pop up here where none of the four options quite fit. Not to single anyone out, but as an example that ...
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Dealing with links to documents

I was reading Extracting tree crown areas from remote sensing data (visual images and LiDAR) with interest and saw a comment made by @Aaron about links to documents breaking and how answers should be ...
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Can we get Stack Snippets enabled?

Just saw that StackOverflow and a few other sites have gotten a new runnable code snippets feature. As far as I can tell it is not enabled for this site -- the toolbar button to access it does not ...
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Would it be possible to warn OP that a question is being answered to avoid deletion?

A question was deleted just before I posted my answer. In this case, this is a pity because: the user might not come back and, the comment could have misled him (in my opinion, the answer in the ...
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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

I find it misleading with two tags for the same application QGIS. I think the qgis-2.0 should be dropped. We still have lots of people posting question in qgis tag when running qgis 2+.
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Where does it state “one question per post” in the GIS Stack Exchange instructions?

I notice that the GIS Stack Exchange Tour page doesn't explicitly state that there should only be one question per post. The closest it comes is: This site is all about getting answers. It's not a ...
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Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted

Please, lower the (unknown) reputation threshold for holding the votes on the site, when a user account is removed. Also, I suggest to include a minimum threshold for number of votes a user has cast ...
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Mobile version of meta site?

Occasionally I find myself browsing this site from a mobile device, e.g. iOS. On the main GIS.se site things are formatted properly for mobile, but the meta site is not. However, the meta....
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Create Tags: Vertical, Vertical-Datum, Height, Height-System, Gravity

Advancements in understanding the Earth's geoid already are producing purely gavimetric geoid models critical to making accurate vertical transformations and overall elevation refinements for any ...
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Can we add a tag for Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools

Would it be possible to add a tag for Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools, an open source GIS?
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Meta could use “close because it's no longer relevant” flag

Meta could use a close flag of type "no longer relevant". Examples where this would be appropriate: Should we merge the [import] tag into the [data-import] tag? Community Promotion Ads - 2012 What ...
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see who else is reviewing a question

When processing the Review and Moderator queues may we please have a means of being notified that someone else is also looking at the same post? This is an all to frequent occurrence, one (and ...
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Flair on Gmail Signature

I put Flair on my Gmail Signature. I had to do it differently by adding a link to my profile then adding the image separately Se image below for what it looks like. Is there any issues with doing ...
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Why doesn't the off-topic section of question closure let you choose a different site than meta.gis.stackexchange.com?

I was trying to close this question about Postgresql: Getting locked out of Postgresql databases. The question didn't have any GIS content, so I thought it should be migrated to the dba....
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Change the design of the “Ask Question” button

The Ask Question button of GIS StackExchange is hard to find compared to StackOverflow (see graphic borrowed from @Mapperz below) I propose: Moving the button to the right like on StackOverflow; and/...
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Make the accepted-answer box greener

Far away from being the most important thread on GIS Meta, but I think it is valid to ask: Here is a picture that contains an accepted answer in GIS SE and an accepted answer in Stack Overflow. ...
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Is there a way to edit a question (or answer) without bumping it?

Whenever I edit a question or answer, the question gets bumped. In other words it appears at the top of the list. Sometimes I just want to make an edit without having it pushed up to the top of the ...
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Creation of the tag liblas

I would like to suggest a creation of the tag 'liblas'. It is an useful library to work with aerial lidar files. And we have already interesting question about this library. Reference: https://gis....
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Syntax highlighting for pyqgis

As can be read here, syntax highlighting can be inferred from the question tag. It can be assumed, that for pyqgis questions python highlighting is appropriate in most of the cases, but this hint ...
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Any reason not to import tag information from the main StackExchange meta site?

I noticed that the review tag doesn't have any information attached to it. While I could spend time writing a description for it, I thought I might reuse the same text that the review tag has on the ...
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GIS Dictionary/Glossary

There are lots of terms, abbreviations and commonly used phrases about GIS. Sometimes I don't decide which term or abbreviation i should use for explaning something. Should we make a good glossary ...
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Can we get YouTube video embedding enabled?

There are some great animated visualizations and general how-to videos linked to in various questions and answers on this site. I noticed that on some other StackExchange sites (e.g. Gaming, Music) ...
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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? [closed]

Although my current reputation bestows many other privileges, to be allowed to suggest a tag synonym requires that I first use the one I am suggesting should be obsolete, and gain 5 votes while using ...
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Syntax highlighting for vb.net tag

Can we get VB.NET syntax highlighting working for the vb.net tag? I thought it was working previously, maybe something broke just recently?
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Is the Acceptance Rate of Users still displayed anywhere?

I cannot remember seeing the Acceptance Rate of any Users displayed recently - has that function been disabled?
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How do I follow a question?

I am interested in this question: Reversing "combine" function on raster using R? I have seen this: How can I monitor questions on multiple SE sites? which allows notification for keywords ...
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Down vote with describing reason

I got some down votes recently. When someone gives me a down vote and describe his logic, somehow it helps me to get the point and improve. But sometimes no one said nothing and just gives a down vote....