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Any reason not to import tag information from the main Stack Exchange 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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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....
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Users downvoting unaccepted answers on a single person

I received 8 down votes within a 30 min timespan on answers back to 2010. It seems that either down voters should be revealed or there should be some recompense for trolling for trouble. It is not so ...
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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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Using images within comments?

I want to use an image within a comment (not within a question). How does it work?
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Contesting or flagging an answer you know is wrong but was accepted

This particular question/answer has been around for two years now: Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server? It contains an answer that was accepted. However, the answer is not ...
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Geotagging data questions

When a user uses the tag data to ask a question about a specific area ( < the entire world), would it make sense to allow some coordinates to be associated with the question? For example a small ...
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Can we get the option to sort favourites into categories?

My favourites list is getting large, well not that large - only 57. It's large enough for me that I often don't bother looking through it to find one of my favourites. I mostly use the site search or ...
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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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Downvoting comments

Just as there are good and bad answers (and thus, voting up and down is allowed), is there a good reason why comment (not answer) downvote is not allowed? Sometimes the comments are very much out ...
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Can GIS.se place the RSS feed button for questions somewhere more obvious?

When I read the question "Is there a way to subscribe to someones question?" I discovered there is an RSS feed button! But unfortunately, it is tucked away in the bottom right of the page. This is ...
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Vector GIS.se logo for use in posters/presentations?

SVG versions of some SE site logos are available. Could the compass logo for GIS.se be made available as SVG as well?
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How do “Tag synonyms” get accepted?

I have added a number of "Tag Synonyms" and there is another that to me make a lot of sense to either be merged with another tag, or at least redirected. They have been marked as "pending" for 3 ...
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Create tag GLONASS

Please create tag GLONASS.
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For Open source GIS can we create a help system where every tool links to appropriate stack exchange questions?

ArcGIS help is very good. For Open source GIS can we create a system where e.g. a help plugin for QGIS tools leads to appropriate questions on stackexchange. This can be very helpful to new users.
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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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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 ...
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Subjective questions and polls

Since there is no explicit polling feature in GIS.SE, there is no way of asking subjective questions. Sometimes, the answers to something like "what is your favorite [x]" reveals things that we did ...
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Should the author link in GIS.se blog posts link to user profile on GIS.se?

Looking at Kirk's latest post, I noticed the author name and link: When you click on this link, it takes you to a archive of all posts by that author, which if I'm not mistaken, is a default feature ...
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Need help dealing with rejection

Now that I have 10K rep, I get to approve, reject or improve edits to answers made by low-rep users. Is there some way I can tell the person who made the edits that I feel their edits are too major ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Do questions referencing the blog create trackbacks?

This probably should go in meta, but I just wanted to see if this works. Moderator can delete this later. If I post a question about a post in the GIS stackexchange blog, does it generate a trackback ...
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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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Generic GIS code repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have a 'Code library'? Would it be possible to develop a section of the site to act as a simple code repository? For instance, many articles associated with ...
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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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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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Map of user locations?

Maybe this has been brought up before and I'm not finding it, but is it just me, or is almost crazy for this site (or dare I say all SE sites) to not have some sort of map of user locations? Not one ...
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Shouldn't there be a geotoolkit tag?

Subject says it all, although I have to make a long story here to meet silly "quality" standards.
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I am missing a decent search engine

Hallo Maybe I am missing something, but when I have a daily gis problem I haven't found any good way of searching gis.stackexchange for an answer (or similar question). Is there some search syntax ...
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A section for “must read”

Every once in awhile, some one gives such a kick-ass answer full of so much information that I just bookmark it. I have a small collection of answers that I thought were really insightful, that I wish ...
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Can we make SE site advertisements focused on GIS related questions?

There's been discussion lately about encouraging people to post questions that are only slightly GIS-related to a different SE site. Instead of this advertisement... ... I would like to see ...
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Links between SE sites

In my comment on meta.codereview, about the validity of having an arcobjects tag, I linked back to this question on meta.gis. I was expecting this link to show up on the Linked sidebar on the meta....
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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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Last comment time

Often I find the comments to questions and/or answers as interesting as the question or answer. It doesn't appear that the "time" of post is updated unless it is an edit to the original question, or a ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: What ...
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Show last chat comment in sidebar

The GIS chat room is very quiet. I think chat would be useful for urgent questions, like the status of web services etc. These questions are not useful in the long run but very helpful in the short ...
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Donating bounty

The main utility of the my reputation (aside from ego ;) seems to be that it can help get questions answered if I add bounty to them. I'd like to do so on deserving questions, but I don't have the ...
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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 ...
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Seeking GIS SE Marketing Materials?

Are there any marketing materials for GIS SE? I am helping set up an OSGEO booth at GIS In Action in Portland OR and I would like to have a simple single sheet flyer which explains what GIS SE is ...
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double accounts [closed]

I used my open ID to log in twice today, both times I created a new account https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/2362/moak https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/2351/moak
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What happened to seeing newest users?

I like being able to see who has recently joined gis.se. I think it is a good way to monitor growth. When I looked this morning I don't see the "newest" tab. Is this a bug or by design?
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Why is there a timelag to promote a question via a bounty?

If someone needs a question right away, I would assume putting a bounty on it will expedite the answer process.
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Break “Linked” sidebar section into 2 sections (incoming and outgoing)?

Until recently, I hadn't realized that incoming links to a question will appear in the sidebar. Would it make sense to split these into two sections. I would think when there is a canonical answer ...