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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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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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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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Do we need new Reason to Close old Questions when Originator appears to have lost interest?

Consensus seems to be that forced acceptance of answers, which appear valid to others of high reputation, should not happen even when the originator appears to have lost interest. If that is a given, ...
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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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Supporting math markup in GIS SE?

A lot of the question and answers that I am interested in would benefit from a TeX-like typesetting capability like they have at math. Should we get that?
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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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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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Should SE roll their own Blogging software?

SE has a new GIS blog. It uses Wordpress (WP). I see these shortcomings: Voting not supported for blog posts/comments. Identity management - bloggers need a WP login, comments require captcha. No ...
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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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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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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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Can we hascode?

I really like the Super Ninja Search Options. What would make search even better would be support for hascode:1, which would find all posts that contain "code sample" markup. Even though this isn't ...
Kirk Kuykendall's user avatar
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Finding questions which are Community Wiki?

I was wanting to see all posts at GIS.SE that have been flagged as community wiki. I found the solution here - it's an advanced search option: https://gis.stackexchange.com/search?q=wiki%3A1 IMO, ...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

During my time using GIS SE I have seen quite a few questions posted that attract attention, often as comments as people try to get the Original Poster to elaborate as their initial question does not ...
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Adding 'bug reports' to off-topic close reasons dialog?

This is mainly about bug reports, but not only about them. We already discussed in What should we do with bug reports? and decided to close these as off-topic. This is also linked in our help center ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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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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Asking code review questions for GIS related code?

I know Stack Exchange has a Code Review site, but asking questions about GIS focused topics there appears to have the same problems as asking GIS focused/related questions on Stack Overflow. The ...
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Could we install the syntaxhighter plugin for the GIS blog?

Using the current tools in the GIS blog results in loss off source code formatting, when switching from the HTML to the View tab. As a workaround, I think we should try the syntaxhighlighter plugin ...
Kirk Kuykendall's user avatar
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Is faking a question the only way an user can post an interesting small tutorial?

If the goal of stack* sites are to become a FAQ; why not to allow an user to be able to post tutorials and associate a list of possible questions to it?
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Change title font to prevent confusion between the number zero and letter o (0o)

Numbers display strangely in the font used for titles in the new site theme. Numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 hang below the string horizontal gravity center. Examples here. Numbers 0, 1 and 2 are shrunken. ...
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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 ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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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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Syntax highlighting needed for expression tag?

Syntax highlighting can be inferred from the question tag. It can be assumed, that for expression questions sql highlighting is appropriate in most of the cases, but this hint seems not to be present ...
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Do questions referencing blogs generate trackbacks?

This is a test to see if a trackback is created for a posting at my blog if I reference it in SE. Update: OK, it doesn't look like this happens, so I'm changing this to a feature request. There are ...
Kirk Kuykendall's user avatar
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Possibility for GIS.SE podcasts or competitions

I was curious what the community thought of having either a GIS specific podcast or gis competition. Both can happen online and both would help in building a community base, ultimately giving us more ...
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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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Joining GIS chat room

I am trying to join the GIS Chat Room but they said that I should login to Stack Exchange. Now I have logged in there but I am still not getting access to the chat of www.gis.stackexchange.com. Can ...
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Automatic language specific code formatting

I ran across this meta topic today, Changes to syntax highlighting, which says the tags associated with a question set the default code prettifying for that topic. A great idea! However it's not clear ...
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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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Mapping tutorials can teach us something more about GIS

I propose that there should be a tutorial module for GIS Stack Exchange, similar to Cgtuts+, which offers tutorials for beginner, intermediate and advanced computer graphics artists. Asking questions ...
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Would tag clouds be useful?

I think it would be interesting to see a tag cloud on the tag's wiki page depicting all the other tags it has appeared with. For example, I think anyone with edit privs on the arcobjects tag wiki ...
Kirk Kuykendall's user avatar