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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Code Prettifying?

C# code posted to stack overflow gets prettified Find Dangles of road shapefile ... but not in GIS Stack Exchange. Changing feature class and field aliases in bulk using ArcPy? Is that something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Image hosting for GIS exchange?

By nature of the questions generated on this stack exchange, I'm guessing images will become fairly common. I see the StackExchange meta-thread on image hosting, but this feels a bit hacky to me: it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 tag GLONASS

Please create tag GLONASS.