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Improving wording of “non-reproducible” custom close reason?

Currently, we have the following as one of the three close reasons that we (as moderators) are able to customize locally for GIS SE: Questions describing a problem that can't be reproduced and ...
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Where are GIS Chat Rooms?

I've noticed that the chat rooms aren't too busy. I wonder if part of this is that users cannot find them?
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Voronoi vs Thiessen vs Delaunay Triangulation - one or more tags?

This was originally posted as an answer in the How to suggest tag synonyms? question, but given my uncertainty in what synonym to suggest and the nature of their relationship, comment suggested it ...
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Options when question is duplicate of one with no/inadequate/old answers?

I have a question that has already been asked (Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?), but it does not yet have an answer. Is there a way to revive or draw attention to this ...
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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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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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Describing GIS Stack Exchange on its Tour page?

This question refers to the discussion about the scope of GIS.SE. I agree with @Andre Silva concerning the fact that: we should keep GIS.SE as it is and it would be nice to mention the main topics in ...
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Should Tour include reference to Remote Sensing, Image Processing and/or Surveying?

There was a question raised two years ago which was in the vicinity of this one but it was focussed on the term geomatics. I noticed two Remote Sensing questions today in quick succession: How do I ...
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Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags?

I wonder if tags coordinate-system and projection have been used consistently in GIS SE. Frequently, they seem to be used interchangeably. Do tag excerpts need some disambiguation?
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Tag synonym proposal - software and free related tags

Two more closely related tag terms with some duplication and cross-use, some of which I believe should go away. It appears some of this has come up before (see below, linked question). Key: (# ...
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Is it possible to have Windows tags conform to GIS Stack Exchange naming conventions?

At the moment we have the following windows* tags: windows x 99 windows7 x 51 windows8 x 30 windowsserver2008 x 9 windows-phone x 4 windows-server2012 x 2 Only two of these seem to conform to the ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How to post Angular brackets in code?

I was trying to post this answer: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/44735/442 The answer has some code which has angular brackets. When I tried using the code sample button, the < & > interfered ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

We have a versionless tag for qgis and individual tags for each minor version, eg qgis-2.18, qgis-3.0 and qgis-3.2. Now there's a new tag, qgis-3. Should qgis-3 be merged with one of the other ...
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Should GIS participate in the 2014 “Winter Bash”?

For the third year running, the Stack Exchange team is organizing a "Winter Bash". Users earn "hats" for their gravatars by completing novel tasks (analogous to badges). Certain specific actions will ...
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What's the purpose of the 'software' tag? [duplicate]

The software tag is currently applied to 36 questions. As far as I can tell, this tag has little meaning and no usefulness--practically any question could be tagged with it--so I am thinking one of ...
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Should we introduce a new tag for qgis + Sextante?

Since the latest stable of QGIS (2.0 Dufour) the toolbox previously known as Sextante has been included in QGIS. It is now known simply as processing toolbox. Right now most people still know the new ...
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Do we need [code] tag?

There is currently a code tag which has 46 questions and a tag wiki excerpt as: in this context implies a set of computer programming instructions. Do not use for questions relating to error ...
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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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Reviewing ArcGIS Pro tagging post-release of version 2.0?

Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released, and new questions in that version are outnumbering those about the earlier versions, I think we should revisit Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ...
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Should we merge esri-silverlight and arcgis-silverlight-api tags into arcgis-silverlight?

There appears to be no difference between the esri-silverlight and arcgis-silverlight-api tags. The latter has an ArcGIS API for Silverlight community page available for it and even the top Google ...
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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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Unsubscribing from Stack Exchange site and deleting profile?

I am getting a flag that this post doesn't meet the site's quality standards, so I suspect that some key word like ArcMap is missing. How do you unsubscribe from a Stack Exchange site and delete your ...
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Should openlayers-2 and openlayers be synonyms?

Most questions up till now used openlayers to refer to openlayers-2. With increasing interest in openlayers-3, we will see more questions on this topic. The two versions are so different that answers ...
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Disambiguating [adf] tag?

The adf tag is currently used in 21 Questions about: The Web Application Developer Framework (ADF) of ArcGIS for Server (and ArcIMS) which is being deprecated; or The Esri Grid Format which has *.adf ...
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Can we merge all of our current tag synonyms?

According to What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work? All good tag synonyms should eventually be merged. Currently, we have 60 non-merged, and stable synonyms (see EvilGenius's ...
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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

In the spirit of Improving on 19,000 unanswered questions? and with our number of questions now over 93,000 I am wondering whether we would like to set ourselves a challenge of having 80% of our ...
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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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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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No questions are listed when clicking on a tag

When I click on a tag on the tag page, I would like to see the questions that contains that tag, as on StackOverflow. But on the GIS site, no questions are listed. Why? What is the problem?
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Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ArcGIS Pro 2 [duplicate]

Recently a tag arcgis-pro-2 was created on a question where one of the answers referred to the coming ArcGIS Pro 2.0 release. Do we need to rename the existing arcgis-pro to be arcgis-pro-1 in order ...
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What happens to votes on GIS Stack Exchange when user removed? [duplicate]

I am specifically interested in the case when a 2000+ reputation user chooses to delete their own account, but equally happy to receive Answers dealing with broader examples. In a Question posed to ...
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How to make an “invalid” question valid by splitting it into two related questions

Here's a new question geodesic-measurements-for-short-distances-throughout-us. The essence of it is whether using a geographic coordinate system for US map points and using "Near" to calculate ...
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Can we have hats?

Several Stackexchange meta sites are reporting that there will be an optional event where one could earn "hats" for your gravatar (profile icon) to wear. See these questions for details: https://...
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Updating openlayers, openlayers-2 and openlayers-3 tags?

Please perform the following gis.stackexchange.com retagging actions: Merge the openlayers and openlayers-2 tags into openlayers-2 Rename openlayers-3 to openlayers This means that in the future, ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - GIS

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Should we treat [spatial-database] and [geodatabase] tags as synonyms?

Should we treat the two tags spatial-database and geodatabase as synonyms? Seems like the guys on Wikipedia haven't come to a conclusion on this topic either: see Geodatabase on en.wp.
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Implementing new tag for version 4 of ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Esri recently released version 4 of the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API - see https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/ and https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/guide/choose-version/index.html ...
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Should the homework tag be deprecated/burninated?

The homework tag was deprecated from Stack Overflow just over a year ago - should GIS Stack Exchange follow suit? Rather than repeat too much of the discussion of what led Stack Overflow to burninate ...
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Tagging data questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

There has previously been some discussion here about: Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic? Tag synonym proposal - software and free related tags Which brings me to examine these ...
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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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Regarding the 2016 Community Moderator Election Candidate Score

I was considering nominating myself as a candidate but I figure my candidate score is probably too low to throw my hat in the ring at this time. Is there a way to find out what my candidate score is ...
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Is there a way to “subscribe” to someone's question?

I found another user's question and I would like to know what answers are given. Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question so as to get informed of answers to it? I know I could just bookmark it and ...
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Is there a limit to the number of times a question is eligible to vote on to reopen after it has been edited?

I'm asking this question because when I have voted on a reopen request on a question that I subsequently voted to remain close, because of insufficient changes to the original question. So does that ...
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Do we need a [esri-api] tag?

Currently there are 29 questions tagged with esri-api. IMHO, this is a very totally useless tag, since there is nothing called the esri-api. There are several different APIS for different arcgis and ...
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Should we merge the [import] tag into the [data-import] tag?

What's the difference between the [import] and [data-import] tags? As far as I can tell, these tags are functionally identical. I've taken a mix of questions from each tag and jumbled them into a ...
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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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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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Who can edit Wiki Answer locked posts?

While searching for comparisons between Javascript Mapping frameworks, I keep being linked back to this question: How do various JavaScript mapping libraries compare? Which, before it was locked, had ...
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What to do with ArcGIS tag after burnination?

The ambiguous arcgis tag is approaching burnination with less than 50 questions still bearing it, and still needing their content checked to determine whether they should be re-tagged as arcgis-...