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Questions tagged [status-deferred]

Indicates that the feature request or bug is something that is intended to be implemented or fixed, but not in the near term.

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Improving use of tags [postgis] and [postgresql]?

Is there anything we can do to improve how questions are tagged postgresql and/or postgis in GIS SE? PostgreSQL is an object-relational database which supports spatial/geometry data, hence, there are ...
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Private Beta link on the help > asking page

I was perusing the help pages to make sure that my next question is on-topic for this site and I noticed something that was rather odd for graduated site, a link that says How to Ask Questions in ...
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Using tags for large datasets and big data?

We currently have tags for: large-datasets with 73 questions difficult to process and manage because the size is usually bigger than the limits software can normally deal with. big-data with 41 ...
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Make a statement about installation-related questions in the site's scope description

First of all: I love GIS SE! You have helped me countless times in the past. Thank you! However, it has also been a source of frustration for me. As you can see at Are software installation questions ...
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Robo reviewing and spam

I hate to call out a fellow active user, but should we perhaps have checks for robo reviewing as they do on Stack Overflow. There is no way in hell that this edit could under any circumstances be ...
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Move the “Chat” feature link to better real estate [duplicate]

Currently, the Chat feature link is hidden at the bottom of the page, leaving only experienced GIS users to find it. The result is two fold: People (mostly new users) are posting chat-worthy ...
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Refinement of migration flag

I recently dug through the flags and stumbled over a rather small problem but I would like to address it none the less: When you want to flag a post as offtopic because it's a pure programming ...
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Is it possible to program website behavior in response to lists of tags?

In Do multiple GIS software tags equal multiple questions? the issue is raised as to how to respond to certain combinations of tags, in particular the presence of tags for multiple GIS software ...
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Provide link to question/answer in Suggested Edits reviews

Should we provide a link to the OP in Suggested Edits reviews as in other types of reviews? I saw reviews where an edit from another user seems to be improving the post. But adding significantly more ...
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Custom Spell Checker for GIS SE?

Is it possible to implement a custom spell-checker for GIS.SE? There are many common terms such as shapefile, ArcGIS, QGIS etc. etc. that are recognized as errors when people write down their ...
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Is there a way to add more than one link to a question when marked as Duplicate?

A question on How to remove the white border of polygons using QGIS was asked yesterday, and I voted to close the question as a duplicate to another question that has an answer. However, sometimes ...
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Is map-editor tag needed?

I just came across a tag named map-editor which has no excerpt and wiki to explain what it is intended for. It seems to be used for a variety of questions. Is it needed, or could it be made a ...
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Should atlas be renamed to qgis-atlas?

Of the 68 questions tagged with atlas, 39 have been asked this year. When searching for a tag and typing in qgis however, the atlas tag doesn't appear, despite being explicitly labelled as referring ...
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If no answers are offered in a bounty, automatic message should not be “you must award answer”

I posted a bounty on OSMDroid android app zoom in without changing tiles, is it possible? which, even after 1 week with bounty, received no answers (I have found a solution and will post it eventually)...
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Is there a search operator to find questions asked by active users?

It's possible to search for older, personally relevant, unanswered questions (or without accepted answers): intags:mine hasaccepted:0 created:..6m However, I'd like to exclude questions where the OP ...
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Cannot find duplicate using search in flagging dialog?

I came across a question (QGIS algorithm parameter: ParameterString, question 1) which might be a duplicate of another one (QGIS Processing - Additional Creation Parameter for GdalWarp, question 2). I ...
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Migrating questions about obtaining open spatial data from GIS to Open Data?

This is related to an earlier discussion about Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic? Recently two questions tagged data have been migrated to the Open Data Stack Exchange: https://...
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Rewarding bounty after bounty finished when question posted before end of bounty?

I had a question for bounty and got last minute an answer. Now I finally found the time to prove this answer but can't anymore reward the correct answer?! Should be this time after the finish of the ...
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Using a #planetary tag for Planetary GIS questions?

A subset of the planetary science community uses and develops GIS for scientific research and exploration of the planets and small bodies of our Solar System. The OpenPlanetary initiative (http://...
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Nearest-neighbour and confusion with some synonymous tags

I edited this question to add the nearest tag, which apparently is synonymous with proximity. I initially wanted to add the nearest-neighbor tag, but reading the description, thought better of it: ...
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Redirect reputation option for answers derived from other user's attempts/answers

Recently I had a question regarding buffers and my question was not worded in the best manner, after some answers and a string of comments, we were able to derive the problem, however it was not ...
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Request for new low-quality review option or guidance on using current options

In the Low Quality review queue, you get four options. Occasionally there are answers that pop up here where none of the four options quite fit. Not to single anyone out, but as an example that ...
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Dealing with links to documents

I was reading Extracting tree crown areas from remote sensing data (visual images and LiDAR) with interest and saw a comment made by @Aaron about links to documents breaking and how answers should be ...
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Can we get Stack Snippets enabled?

Just saw that StackOverflow and a few other sites have gotten a new runnable code snippets feature. As far as I can tell it is not enabled for this site -- the toolbar button to access it does not ...
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Should answers on “How to suggest tag synonyms?” be deleted once implemented?

@ChrisW and I have had some discussion this evening/morning in comments to my answer on Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? @AndreSilva had suggested that ...
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Would it be possible to warn OP that a question is being answered to avoid deletion?

A question was deleted just before I posted my answer. In this case, this is a pity because: the user might not come back and, the comment could have misled him (in my opinion, the answer in the ...
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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

I find it misleading with two tags for the same application QGIS. I think the qgis-2.0 should be dropped. We still have lots of people posting question in qgis tag when running qgis 2+.
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

At our sister site Stack Overflow a question can be on-topic even when its only tag(s) is/are for the Python programming language and as a result a more complex system of python-* tagging has evolved ...
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Should [geoprocessing] tag be used only for Geoprocessing Framework of ArcGIS?

This Question arises from a Question about the analysis tag. There I suggested that analysis and geoprocessing are used here in a way that could possibly lead to them being synonyms. This led to ...
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What does the [analysis] tag mean?

I just reviewed a tag wiki written for the analysis tag and it seemed like it would have been more suited to a tag named spatial-analysis. Nevertheless, in the absence of a better classification/...
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see who else is reviewing a question

When processing the Review and Moderator queues may we please have a means of being notified that someone else is also looking at the same post? This is an all to frequent occurrence, one (and ...
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Is there a way to edit a question (or answer) without bumping it?

Whenever I edit a question or answer, the question gets bumped. In other words it appears at the top of the list. Sometimes I just want to make an edit without having it pushed up to the top of the ...
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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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What's the purpose of the `workflow` tag?

The workflow tag has been applied to 16 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 of deleting ...
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Any reason not to import tag information from the main StackExchange meta site?

I noticed that the review tag doesn't have any information attached to it. While I could spend time writing a description for it, I thought I might reuse the same text that the review tag has on the ...
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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? [closed]

Although my current reputation bestows many other privileges, to be allowed to suggest a tag synonym requires that I first use the one I am suggesting should be obsolete, and gain 5 votes while using ...
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Can we hascode?

I really like the Super Ninja Search Options. What would make search even better would be support for hascode:1, which would find all posts that contain "code sample" markup. Even though this isn't ...
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Should SE roll their own Blogging software?

SE has a new GIS blog. It uses Wordpress (WP). I see these shortcomings: Voting not supported for blog posts/comments. Identity management - bloggers need a WP login, comments require captcha. No ...