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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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Announcing Winter Bash 2016 for GIS SE (unless hat haters make their case ASAP)?

Season’s greetings, GIS Stack Exchange users! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means even though we typically hate it, it’s time to have some fun...with hats! That’s right - it’s time ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should geospatial tag be blacklisted?

In the early days of GIS Stack Exchange it was recognized that every question here could be potentially tagged gis. Any question which could not, would be off-topic. As a result that tag was ...
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Do disputed flags ever become resolved?

I currently have three disputed flags listed in my flagging history. I tried looking for other possible questions they may have answered however, I only came across Why is this "Not an answer&...
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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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What is the red dot in the review queues?

A red dot is showing under my review queue, what is it?
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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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Why do I see so many answers in the Late Answers Review Queue?

Has something just changed with Stackexchange? Why do I see 600+ Answers in the 'Late Answers' Queue?
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How to close my own question?

I asked a question yesterday and thought it is a different question from my previously asked another question. But now I am convinced that, actually it was a duplicate question. So, I wanted to close ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election - Process

The 2016 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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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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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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When and how should “We are not a GIS Software Support Site” be invoked?

There is a short paragraph on the Help which I have always felt some discomfort with: We are not a GIS Software Support Site. We encourage you to seek official routes for support for specific ...
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Removing personal email addresses from questions?

This answer (before it was deleted by the votes of six non-moderators) included the user's personal email address. To me this seems to work against GIS SE because if the questioner decides to act ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Policy for users reporting their employment status at commercial software companies?

What is the policy on GIS SE for employees of software companies to add this information to their profiles? I believe users should add to their profile that they are an employee of a commercial ...
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Is tag for [bug] needed when “We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site”?

On our What topics can I ask about here? page we say explicitly with some bolding: We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site and are likely to close questions and recommend you seek official ...
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Should questioners delete their duplicate questions?

I ask a question and lo and behold, I discover, thanks to others, it's already been asked and answered. Is it best for me to simply delete my duplicate question, or does it somehow serve a purpose (...
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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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Using GIS SE rather than Stack Overflow for Here Maps questions?

I'm programming for living and StackOverflow is a life savior for all kinds of issues. Sometimes, when I dig deeper into a very specific aspect (such as geometries or design), it's actually better to ...
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Aren't 'latitude' and 'longitude' tags redundant?

I don't see any point in using both of this tags. In most cases they are used simultaneously when the topic involves coordinates in lat/lon. Not only latitude AND longitude are always involved ...
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Why are some posts highlighted yellow?

At the risk of looking stupid, why are some of the posts highlighted yellow?
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Should “composer” and “printcomposer” be synonyms?

Both terms seem to only be used for the QGIS Print Composer. I'd therefore suggest the following synonym: https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/composer/synonyms
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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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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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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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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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When I skip a review what happens?

A little while ago I skipped a 'Late Answer' review because I just wasn't sure either way whether it was a good answer or not. It sounds so simple but I am presuming that if I skip the review item it ...
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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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Should GUI questions really be duplicates of coded solutions?

I recently came across Using boundaries of city to cover world outside of it in solid color? on GIS SE. Let me preface this by saying I have particular interest in helping out new SE and/or GIS users. ...
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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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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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Format of Moderator elections page confusing

I find the format of the moderator elections page confusing. I had to read it several times before it was clear to me that Mapperz' post was actually a response and not the author of the elections ...
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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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Is GIS SE participating in 2015 Winter Bash Holiday Hats Promotion?

I came across this post at the Academia SE and I wondered if members at GIS SE would like to participate in the 2015 Winter Bash Holiday Hats Promotion too? Are we participating in 2015 SE '...
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Is it possible to create new badges?

Each SE community seems to have specific badges and those do probably help a lot the community. They rewards people for various feats regarding their implication in the site (voting, helping out) or ...
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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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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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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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Undo-ing vote to close?

I voted to close Finding boundary co-ordinates from given set of point co-ordinates? But now have been convinced otherwise. However I don't see a way to undo a vote to close.