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Questions tagged [moderation]

This tag is for questions dealing with moderator actions, pages, abilities or decisions.

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“One question per question” rule being applied excessively literally

This is the second time a question of mine has been placed On Hold for supposedly containing multiple questions. This is a link to the current version of How to generate metatiles for use with ...
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Confused about the rules

I've had one moderator tell me that my thread was a duplicate and I should use a linked thread. (This was a few days ago, and to be fair, he did change his mind and unlock it again.) The linked thread ...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Concerning the following questions : https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/255088/how-to-scrape-data-from-this-map Adding value based on the color code to a tif file in QGIS Those two questions ...
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Suggesting more responsible forum moderation?

I've noticed a particular a moderator on GIS SE has a tendency to immediately put questions on hold for arguable minor violations against the SE posting rules (eg formatting, linking to an image ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

My question, proposed out of frustration with this site and what I perceive as overly aggressive closing/on-hold status of questions is simply.... Do the powers afforded to a moderator; the ability ...
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Appealing a moderator's action to revert an edit to narrow the scope of a question

On the question "Importing 3D geometries into PostGIS?", I took the time to vote-to-close and explain. It was far too broad and lacked sample data. It requests information about three fileformats. ...
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Are software recommendations good candidates for being wiki locked?

When searching on Google for Android and GIS, one of the very first hits is the following page on gis.se: Choosing Mobile GIS applications for Android Tablets? The question is wiki locked, so no ...
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Is there a grace period for moderator action?

This is mostly out of personal interest in how things are done. I did not find the answer in Who are the moderators, and what is their role here? which seemed like a likely location for the answer. ...
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Flagging Duplicate Accounts?

My assumption is that duplicate accounts are not allowed on the SE network, but I am unsure how to flag an account as a duplicate. Today, I came across two questions asked a few hours apart with the ...
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Why was this “unclear what you are asking” flag declined?

I set an "unclear what you are asking" flag on the following question: How to use google maps as base maps in cartodb? My project is recreate http://century21.bh/index.php/zoning. The project uses ...
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Why a question was put “On-Hold”?

I saw this question: Fixing Raster Calculator Error 000539 ImportError: No module named numpy? ; and it was put on hold due to it being of topic, and the following reason: "Questions describing a ...
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What is the most challenging component of being a GIS.SE moderator?

In an effort to spur more competitors in the upcoming moderator election: What is the most challenging component of being a GIS.SE moderator? Perhaps the huge diversity of questions, from remote ...
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What is the average daily workload for a GIS.SE moderator?

In an effort to spur more competitors to join the illustrious PolyGeo in the upcoming moderator election: What is the (average) expected daily workload of a GIS.SE mod? Perhaps folks would be more ...
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Frequency of close votes of “Unclear what you are asking”

I'm becoming concerned about the frequency of votes to close questions with the reason "Unclear what you are asking". More often than not I find that the question (IMO) is perfectly clear and can't ...
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What happens when Closing as offtopic>>Software development?

Several times I have voted to close questions as Off-Topic>>Question is about Software Development, because I think that it is better suited for Stack Overflow. These questions usually get closed. I ...
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The Flags review in Moderator tools is misleading [closed]

When I go to the flags section of the Moderator tools(the one which 10K+ users can access), I see the following: When I click on the 'flag or disagree' button, the standard window for flagging ...
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Can moderators roll back edits?

It appears someone went too far in making edits to someone else's question. ...someone annoyingly edited my question and removed the specifics of what I was asking. Repairing disconnected layers ...
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Can free opportunities for classes be posted on GIS Stack Exchange?

I saw a listing on r-sig-geo. Mentioning an upcoming training for geo-statistics in Germany. While I am not traveling to attend it mentioned availablity to attend free online (live). Being GIS ...
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Can a moderator delete “When will ArcGIS 10.0 SP1 be released?”

matt wilkiesaid I should delete my ArcGIS 10 SP questions, but I get this for SP1: "Sorry, this question cannot be deleted: too many existing answers, or upvoted/accepted answers (click on this box ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Should I start deleting signatures?

The faq states that signatures are unnecessary, and I've asked once nicely for one to be removed but no such luck yet. I can now edit posts, should I use this power to remove signatures? I'm thinking ...