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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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How many Twitter and Bootstrap tags do we need?

I noticed yesterday that we had three twitter* tags: twitter x 8 questions twitter-bootstrap x 1 question twitter-bootstrap-3 x 1 question I propose, based on discussion in the answers and comments ...
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'Grid' related tag confusion

I noticed an issue this morning with the tag for grids. It appears the excerpt was too long and was being truncated when viewed on the tags page or with a mouseover. While the full text began with "...
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Are the cost-path and least-cost-path tags synonyms?

I don't have the rep to propose these two tags as synonyms, nor am I certain whether or not they should be. The cost-path tag description seems to be quite specifically geared towards the ArcGIS tool. ...
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Does renaming the tag “resolution” to “spatial-resolution” make sense?

The resolution tag (x 52 posts) has the following excerpt: The dimensions represented by each cell or pixel in a raster or the detail with which a map depicts the location and shape of geographic ...
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What happened to the candidate stats link?

During the nomination phase of the current (Aug, 2014) election there was a very helpful and informative link to candidate stats (Figure 1). In fact the link still exists as "More information about ...
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Why is there an election now?

A new election phase has been launched. I am suprised that there is only one candidate (thank you to him). I would like to know why two moderators are expected now. Are some of the 5 current ...
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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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Should the “remote” tag be removed?

I suspect that the remote tag was created in error when someone (maybe me) tried to add the remote-sensing tag to a question. As there is no way to flag this tag for moderators outside of GISmeta, ...
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Marking questions as duplicate when by same user and unanswered?

Imagine this Senario: User A asked a question, and that did not get a response. Now the same user has opened a new Account and has posted the same question a second time. When I go to mark it as a ...
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How to get answer for my question immediately

I post my question two days back and i have not yet received the required answer for that. Now what can i do to get the answer for my question soon? And also i don't know whether my question has been ...
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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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Election schedule

Is there a set schedule for the moderator elections? Looking at the election history, I am guessing it's a two year term, but I have not seen anything that explicitly stated if this is the case.
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Unapproving suggested edit?

I accidentally approved this tag wiki edit - https://gis.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/34366 (vrt). I was dithering between skipping and rejecting as while it is technically correct (VRTs ...
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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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Is arcgis-workflow-manager more suitable tag for ArcGIS Workflow Manager than wmx?

An Answer to an earlier Meta Question suggested/requested that the tag for the ArcGIS Workflow Manager (formerly known as the Job Tracking extension) follow Stack Exchange GIS tag naming conventions: ...
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Possible reputation bug - commented on question that was deleted

I noticed an odd change in my rep a bit ago and went to investigate the source - I figured if someone had downvoted one of my answers I would try to improve it. I managed to track the change to a ...
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What should I do if I have a question and found an _old_ answer? [duplicate]

I searched gis.se and found a two year old answer to a problem I have today. But may be the old answer is not a good answer today because: technical changes in the tool (proposed in the old answer) ...
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When can a new user up-vote?

The OP of this question told me privately he couldn't up-vote my answer because he had insufficient points. The site wouldn't let him. When would he?
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Should “leaflet” and “leaflet-api” be synonomous?

I think leaflet and leaflet-api refer to same thing and should be synonyms
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Where to post question about KML?

I have been having a problem with a KML file and I'm not sure where to ask for input. I am creating the KML using the "Layer to KML" tool in ArcMap, but I get an error message when I try to open it ...
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How to delete a misspelled tag?

There are some tags like arcgsi-server that were created with a spelling error. Is there a way to delete it (what actions are required then?)? If not, how can those be flagged so moderators could ...
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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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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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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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Do we need to add a jVector tag?

According to you, do we need to add a jVector tag to do reference to the jVectorMap project? jVector is broad and could concern javascript / HTML / python issues. I added the jvectormap tag on the ...
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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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New DEM tag for TanDEM-X

I don't have the reputation yet, but can we create a tag for: TanDEM-X We have similar tags for Aster and SRTM.
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IP blocked after editing an answer

Im trying to edit this answer by adding its sources like this: Source: Copy/Paste from Wikipedia: Map projection Geodetic datum but the edit was canceled 10 seconds after I push the button. I tryed ...
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How to access GIS.se site stats?

I was recently at Signal Processing and noticed a nifty site stats section. Is there a way to access these site stats for GIS.se?
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Can we merge the shapefile and shp tags?

There are 8 shp tags and it has no wiki. I think making the extension of shapefiles an alias makes sense.
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What's the quickest way to navigate between the “main” and “meta” portions of GIS SE?

What's the quickest way to navigate between the "main" and "meta" portions of GIS SE? I know I can go to my profile area then scroll down to my list of SE sites then click on the right one, but it ...
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How to add a new tag: rhumb-line

How do I add a new, or suggest, tag? There should be one for "rhumb-line". I already have a definition and description prepared. I cannot believe that I cannot see how to do this! I've provided ...
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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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Filtering the Question Display Page

Is there a way to filter the Question List displayed; for example, I know absolutely nothing about ArcGIS and there are usually a bunch of questions related to ArcGIS that there is no point in me even ...
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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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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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How should we handle “free” cloud software recommendations?

Based on the voting results for this question, Should cloud software be permitted in the "free software" question?, recommendations for cloud software should not be allowed in that question. ...
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Combining [postgres] and [postgresql] tags [closed]

The tags postgres and postgresql are exactly the same. Would it be possible to combine these?
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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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How do I delete my user account?

I know that this is an unusual question, but I can't seem to find any information on how to delete your user account. I found this question: How do you unsubscribe from a StackExchange site and ...
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Is it possible to filter GIS SE to QGIS?

Is it possible to filter GIS SE to only those questions that are specific to QGIS? In the past 2 days I've only just started evaluating QGIS and this place; GIS SE. Is the only option / work around, ...
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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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Where to post follow-up on answered question?

Recently I asked a question and received an answer. It worked initially so I marked it as answered. However as I used the model I came across a significant problem that I'd like to ask for further ...
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Can globalmapper tag be changed to global-mapper?

The product name is Global Mapper and by naming convention its tag would be global-mapper. However, the tag is currently named globalmapper so can it be changed?
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Should this abandoned question be closed? [duplicate]

This question was asked over a year ago and immediately abandoned by its author. It was never answered, but it was never that clear to begin with what the code does, what its purpose was, and any ...
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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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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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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 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 ...