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Questions tagged [status-declined]

Indicates that the feature request will not be implemented, or that a bug will not be fixed at present time.

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When/If mathematical library will be embedded into GIS Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I was wondering if any mathematical or technical library (e.g. MathJax, Math.js, LaTeX etc.) would be nested into the GIS Stack Exchange by the developers. Because of many of us, and I as well are ...
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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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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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Tag for trying to do the same in other software

Sometimes I see questions as "... in ArcMap I used to do this process, but in QGIS I don't know how to do it... " or question like Loading GeoTiff with specified color band from ArcGIS to QGIS? Is ...
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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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Replacing MCVE with Code Snippet in custom close reason?

We currently have a custom close reason of: Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve code must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to ...
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Should arcmap tag be a synonym of arcgis-desktop

Currently the tag excerpt for arcmap says ArcMap is the main application of ArcGIS for Desktop and the tag for that (arcgis-desktop) should normally be used in preference arcmap has 3,453 tagged ...
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Permanent Hats for GIS

Any chance of making Hats a permanent feature for GIS? Perhaps even make up hats specific to GIS in some fashion (pun intended).
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Asking code review questions for GIS related code?

I know Stack Exchange has a Code Review site, but asking questions about GIS focused topics there appears to have the same problems as asking GIS focused/related questions on Stack Overflow. The ...
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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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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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Burninate `error-*` tags?

Apparently there are a number of tags named for specific ArcGIS error messages. The full list is below: error-999999 error-000732 error-000539 error-000628 error-000840 error-000824 error-000358 ...
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Starting rep boost for authors/employees

Is there any way to give software authors or company employees a 50 point rep boost so they can comment anywhere from the start? Similar to that 100 point bonus to other SE sites when you reach a ...
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Should a title be required?

It appears that a question can be posted without a title being supplied (Example). Should this be a required field? Did the OP actually enter that title? Previous title to the example, "What's your ...
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Would required fields that create tags make sense?

I just can't help but wonder if SE has ever proposed making certain tags a requirement. I don't think any question on GIS.SE can be worthwhile without a tag or two (or other bit of information) ...
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Could we include arcgis on our current tag policy?

Now that we have the tags related to arcgis well organized (thanks to PolyGeo) I wonder if we could improve this policy tying up some loose ends. One argument in favor of using detailed tags was that ...
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“meet-up” tag for GIS.meta

i think there should be meet-up tag for all conference, meeting, congress, forum etc. to inform people. so we can tag Esri User Conference, FOSS4G, GIS Ostrava 2014, CalGIS, Health GIS...
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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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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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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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Downvoting comments

Just as there are good and bad answers (and thus, voting up and down is allowed), is there a good reason why comment (not answer) downvote is not allowed? Sometimes the comments are very much out ...
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Supporting math markup in GIS SE?

A lot of the question and answers that I am interested in would benefit from a TeX-like typesetting capability like they have at math. Should we get that?
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Finding questions which are Community Wiki?

I was wanting to see all posts at GIS.SE that have been flagged as community wiki. I found the solution here - it's an advanced search option: https://gis.stackexchange.com/search?q=wiki%3A1 IMO, ...
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Control-A in a code area selects more than just the code.

When I click in a code area and then press control-a, I expect to see only the code in the code panel selected. Instead, everything on the page is selected. If I wanted to select everything on the ...
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Would it be useful to force accept answers?

This has already been asked on Meta.SO, and it looks like the current answer remains 'no', but I do think it'd be nice to be able to assign a correct answer to questions which have hit a certain age ...
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Merge Hydrography and Hydrology into Hydro

I never really understood what separates hydrology from hydrography (maybe same as what separates geology from geography?) Anyway, I think others have dealt with the issue by just calling both of ...
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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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Donating bounty

The main utility of the my reputation (aside from ego ;) seems to be that it can help get questions answered if I add bounty to them. I'd like to do so on deserving questions, but I don't have the ...