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Finding previous answers to questions

How do I find previous answers to questions? For example, when I need a snapping tutorial on QGIS 3.34.
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Recovering (own) resource that has been deleted by community bot

In the case of the deletion of a resource (a question in my case) by the "community bot" - whatever this is - I simply want to know if it's possible to either: know the reason why it has ...
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Why does the [sqlserver.types] tag have a period in it?

I noticed that the sqlserver.types tag has a period in it. Most other tags have hyphens, like sql-server and sql-server-spatial. Should the sqlserver.types tag be changed to sql-server-types?
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Where can I log out from Stack Exchange?

It is probably a stupid question, but I just want to log out of Stack Exchange but I do not know how. Where can I log out?
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Updating FME tags

As you may know, FME underwent a rebranding exercise recently. I've made a few suggested edits for tags, but I don't think I have the reputation to sort out synonyms properly. I'm also not sure which ...
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Dirty deleting of questions

Many forums are starting to implement policies that ban members that "dirty delete" posts. Dirty deleting, for those who are unfamiliar, is when an OP starts an engagement and after ...
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Cannot vote to leave closed for community specifc reason in Re-open Review queue

When doing a reopen review, let's say for a question that was closed for being not focused and that reason was fixed, but another reason such as missing code is still present, I am not able to vote ...
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GIS SE policy on AI-generated content

There is a new AI chatbot called ChatGPT by OpenAI. It appears to be able to answer questions and generate code based on what you ask it. What's our policy on AI-generated content in GIS SE?
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Is this mod comment adhering to CoC?

In the question Using courtesy and respect at GIS SE? the code of conduct is referenced. Reading them, about how you should be "patient and welcoming" and "Be clear and constructive ...
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Posting code and its link on GIS SE

How do I post my code and its link on GIS Stack Exchange?
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Why the reason of closing a post is automatically attached to the reason of the majority?

Names of people who have voted to temporarily close a question appear on top of it, along with the reason of the closing. But if 4 people decided to close the post based on reason A and the 5th person ...
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How comments are handled?

I was looking again at Installing and importing Google Earth Engine Python API which was posted yesterday. I had some feedback with the OP trying to find the problem and the OP finally solved the ...
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Is it permissible to insult on the basis of nationality?

Is the following phrase allowed to be used on gis.stackexchange.com? F-word you all nationality bast**ds. or does it violate the Code of Conduct? No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely ...
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What are the Current Custom Close Reasons of GIS SE?

Each Stack Exchange site, through community consultation, using its per-site Meta is able to define at least three Custom Close Reasons. GIS SE requested to have one more and that request was granted ...
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Why not answering questions?

I bumped into this situation a lot: There is a question, an easy one usually. Some very advanced members of the site give the anwser but in the comment section. The OP say thank you and never come ...
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Finding out what happened to edit

I asked Remove elongated, "thin" parts of shapes (preferably R, otherwise python/QGIS) and got a helpful answer that pointed me in the right direction, but was somewhat minimalistic. I ...
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Paste an image after codeblock

After successfully formatting codeblocks after a numbered paragraph, I have a follow up question: How can I paste an image after the codeblock? This is the example: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Formatting text as code inside a numbered paragraph

In an answer, I use a numbered list and try to insert code. However, inside of the numbered passage, formatting as code does not work and I was not able either to paste the code to a next paragraph, ...
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Am I eligible to use content of questions in my educational materials?

I would like to create a tutorial/book/materials on a using a Virtual Layer in QGIS. My aim is to expand the QGIS's documentation with practical examples, demonstrating the usage of the VL in solving ...
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Choosing Stack Exchange site for general geography questions [duplicate]

Is there any Stack Exchange site for geography questions that don't fit here because they don't require or make use of GIS?
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Review: Delete or Recommend deletion

When reviewing Low Quality Posts why does my reviews become "Delete" when others say "Recommend Deletion". Is there a difference? Do I have more "power"?
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Changing Google Earth Engine support link text and image

At the bottom of the Google Earth Engine Data Catalog, there are a number of links to further information and support options. One is a link to GIS Stack Exchange with the text and image referring to ...
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SSL certificate for meta.gis.stackexchange.com expired/domain mismatch

The SSL certificate for meta.gis.stackexchange.com expired on 2020-09-06. Also, it is not valid for that domain... The domain is apparently only a redirect to gis.meta.stackexchange.com, which has a ...
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Enabling HTTPS tag

I wish I could use the HTTPS tag for a question related to enabling SSL but I had this warning which didn't let me create it. Could it be fixed? I think it is worth it.
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Why is " Very Low Quality" on this question declined?

I just noticed that my flag for low quality question to this answer to GDAL & Python 3 environment variable is declined, and reviewed it as prompted. But why is it declined? There is another ...
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Filter questions by "has answer"?

Today I was searching through tags related to rasterization and wanted to filter by questions that have an answer. I couldn't find an easy way to do this. See the screenshot below: On the left you ...
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The (very short) story of a backslash

I just noticed that I had unfortunately inserted a backslash, in a piece of text formatted as code in a comment. This morning, I didn't understand why my formatting went so messy.... Then I ...
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Why was 6 year old question with accepted answer closed?

I recently saw that one of my former questions was closed. Calling Python through BAT for Scheduled Task While I can appreciate the need to clean up SO, I don't really understand the case for a ...
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Why was a solaris question closed?

can someone clarify why CRS error working with Solaris was closed as off-topic? It is asking about the solaris python library for geospatial analysis and is asking a specific question about a bug/...
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Where can I see when and why my comment was deleted?

I had someone, I believe it was a mod, lazily flag a short, but valid answer of mine. If I recall correctly, I inquired (angrily) about the reason. Later I added some background to the answer to ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

I've been a member here on SO for a long time now, and in that time I've seen many things I disagree with by some of the Admins, for the most part I've voiced my opinion then let it lie. In some ...
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

Last time this was discussed here was in Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted. Thought the case had been resolved, because since then, I had not observed a 'user was removed' ...
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Making unicorn disappear for good?

The unicorn and the starry mouse pointer are a bit funny at first, but soon become a nuisance. Can they be switched off for good?
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Finding questions which are answered in comments?

It is a common problem in Stack Exchange when users use comments to write answers instead of posting them as actual answers in the answer box. Sometimes, the motive for doing so is legit, but it is ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

I voted to reopen Finding address with coordinates? before realizing that it is in fact a duplicate of the question it's currently marked as a duplicate of. Can I retract my reopen vote?
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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

I would like to have a feature of saving a draft of a question and not just having to complete the question and send off.
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Not getting +2 reputation from edits?

There are a lot of questions on SE about people not getting +2 reputation for edits after reaching 2k reputation or 500 accepted edits already. However, I am below 2k reputation (1808) and have only ...
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Is it okay to ask about $$$? [closed]

First question: I dont' know if this is an okay place to ask about what is fair compensation for GIS work? If not, is there a better place to do this? The real question (gory detail): I am a GIS ...
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No URL link option for inserting images in posts?

I recently noticed that there is no longer an option for inserting an image in a post via a URL with the image tool where previously it was available. Now the only insert an image from desktop. Is ...
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How much of help page or blog posting can be copied/quoted?

When answering ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro questions I know that I will often copy/paste a short paragraph or two from their Online Help. For example, at https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/209427/...
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Why was a question marked a duplicate of something asking for completely different information?

I asked "What kind of margin of error can I expect in figuring distance?" My issue and concern is that I've seen a lot of discussions about which method is best for measuring distance, but I found it ...
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"User can't edit this question" message appeared while editing?

I was editing a question when this happened: User can't edit this question When does this error occur and why?
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Seeking GIS Stack Exchange API?

I am looking to pull information from this site (GIS Stack Exchange) via an API, similarly to the API that exists for Stack Exchange https://api.stackexchange.com/docs My goal is to be able to ...
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Sending archive through Stack Exchange?

How can I send an archive through Stack Exchange? My code is too long and is not accepted.
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Re-opening question about Installing PostGIS into schema other than public?

I believe that Add PostGIS spatial functions to a custom schema other than "public" in PostgreSQL shouldn't have been closed because it's not a duplicate of Using schema other than public in ...
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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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PySHP tag missing syntax highlighting [duplicate]

The pyshp tag is missing the appropriate syntax highlighting setting. It should be set to lang-py.
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Any way to combat abuse of downvotes?

I recently had a moderator edit one of my posts, but the edit only changed a couple nit picky stylistic things and added nothing substantive. As a result, I rolled back the edit. Shortly thereafter, ...
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Why did I lose 100 reputation on GIS?

Why did I lose 100 reputation on Jan 9th? When others do the same with a disclaimer: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/367645/spam-flag-declined-on-link-from-founder-cto-dozens-of-similar-...
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Investigating suspected vote manipulation?

I came across a question that has: 184 views over 6 months On a very specific and convoluted topic (I suspect not many people have come across this issue) Yet it has 9 upvotes and 3 favourites. ...
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