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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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Usage of [path] tag

Is there anything I can do to tidy (somewhat) ambiguous tag path? I noticed the tag path has been used for two areas. One is the path to files in a computer system. Another is related to network or ...
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

I just received 8 points for the following answer : How to reset a QGIs toolbar. Apart the fact it was not my best answer on GIS SE (just answering with what was in comments) , i'm surprised I got 8 ...
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How to search for ALL questions concerning ArcGIS, QGIS or others?

The question How to easy search (using tags) - using * ? has already shown a way how to use asterisks (*) with tags for better search. But assuming an example of "Is there a way how to search for ...
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How to easy search (using tags) - using *?

Is there a way how to search for ideally all questions concerning e.g. ArcGIS when they do not have a tag [arcgis-desktop] easier then manually listing all tags like tags with different versions of ...
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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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Why does the “active” queue show old answered questions when edited?

I've noticed this a few times while browsing GIS SE where questions that are a few years old are edited by a moderator/user for minor clarification and then it appears top on the list of questions on ...
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Wrong version of question showing up (or some info at the profile page)?

Is this a bug? See the comments under Way to set a label leader line length (not using annotation) in ArcGIS Desktop?, i.e. comment from @kahukowhai and my (Abc1) reply to that. so basically as ...
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Flag icon not showing for own comments?

Why can I see a button for the possibility to flag a comment next to other users' comments but not next to my own? Flagging posts is a privilege that is documented in the help
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Edit (pencil) icon shows but not possible to click on it?

Multiple times it happened that the edit/pencil icon (by comment) was showing but it was not possible to click on it and edit the comment.
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Getting cleanup badge?

I see cleanup badge on my user page and it say : how to get it : First Rollback that's all, not much info to help for trying to get this badge. Do I need to back under a revision state under ...
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Off topic does not allow choosing Open Data SE? [duplicate]

I recently voted to close Norway historic data as I personally felt it was off topic and more ideally suited for the Open Data SE site. When I chose close, then off topic and then the option that it ...
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Adding image in comment section of Stack Exchange sites?

I am unable to add the image which is saved in my system. In Ask Question I can add the image but not in the comment section.
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What ever happened to the migration to DBA.SE option?

Some of these questions are clearly a much better fit for Database Administrators why did we lose that migration option? I could have sworn it used to be there? Get dynamically value of a column ...
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User that has < 100 reputation has posted a question with a Bounty of 100, how is that possible?

I came across this featured question How are unsaved/temporary edits stored during versioned editing? I was curious as to how that was allowed to occur? I haven't seen that type of situation prior to ...
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Sending a private message to a user?

As I would tell something to a specific user, can I send him a message directly to not pollute the comment thread?
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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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What does 'OP' mean?

I guess from the context OP means the person asking the question, but I'm still wondering: what does 'OP' stand for? Is it an acronym of something? Maybe I did not look well, but I did not find it ...
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Is Google Maps question appropriate for GIS SE?

I posted a question in Stack Overflow about making custom Google maps. Should I ask it here? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45246667/how-do-i-create-a-sales-territory-map-with-location-detection-...
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Unable to find posts awaiting review

I noted that I currently have some posts awaiting review: In the past, they were generally approvals for suggested edits. Instead, I noted that clicking on that notification, I don't have anything ...
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What can you do when your question is not getting any views?

I recently joined gis.stackexchange.com and asked my first question. However after 24 hours my question only received 4 views, while other questions received many more. This made me wonder if there is ...
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Error when trying to add 2 (or even just 1) images to a question

I'm new to the SE site, and have a reputation of 1. When I wrote my first question a few days ago, I added 2 small map/feature images to the question. When I tried to post the question, I got an ...
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Who can edit Wiki Answer locked posts?

While searching for comparisons between Javascript Mapping frameworks, I keep being linked back to this question: How do various JavaScript mapping libraries compare? Which, before it was locked, had ...
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Why wasn't I told that my Question was closed?

Earlier this year I asked a question on GIS SE which had a bit of activity in the form of comments and an answer. It was then closed as a Duplicate (correctly - I have no issue with that). The ...
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Appealing a moderator's action to revert an edit to narrow the scope of a question

On the question "Importing 3D geometries into PostGIS?", I took the time to vote-to-close and explain. It was far too broad and lacked sample data. It requests information about three fileformats. ...
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How to ask for question re-opening?

I was about to ask a question and I found it was already asked by someone else some time ago: How to compute time-space maps automatically? Unfortunately, this question has been closed mainly due to ...
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Is this the right community for this type of question + latex support

I posted this question on robotics.stackexchange because the lack of latex support for gis.stackexchange made me wonder whether or not it was the appropriate community to ask such questions. So I ...
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Receiving error when submitting question

I have seen that this has been encountered many times before, but all of the fixes discussed in previous questions don't seem to be working for me. I am trying to submit a question and am receiving ...
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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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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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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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Tag requested for ODL Studio questions?

We've created an open source (LGPL) application called ODL Studio for territory design, vehicle routing, and viewing maps (i.e. of customer points) based on Excel data. We're considering the merits of ...
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Adding quick comment when voting to not re-open question?

I would like to add a quick comment to a question that I'm voting to not re-open. For example, a user has their question closed, and they worked on some significant edits to provide additional ...
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Where is the logout option in Stack Exchange?

How do I logout from an account? I don't see the logout option and I can't figure how I enter the site, because when I visit the page (in Chrome) the login is made automatically.
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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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Changed my mind on a vote for a thread, do I get that vote added for the total of the day?

I've tried searching for something similar on the Meta, I wasn't able to locate anything. My question is if I were to "retract" a vote from a thread that I previously voted on, does that vote now ...
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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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How the flagging system works?

If I'm not wrong, there is the possibility to raise up a maximum of 10 flags, but I don't know how the system works. I imagine that, if I have 10 pending flag raised, I can't flag any more post, but ...
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Edited tag wiki, but didn't receive tally to research assistant badge?

I haven't found any posts discussing not receiving a tally for tag wiki edits. I have edited at least 4 tag wikis, received approval and have not seen any updates to my research assistant tally? ...
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How can “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” happen?

I just got an edit rejected during review, with the reason: This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. Looking at the subsequent conflicting review, it's not that different from mine. I am just ...
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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 ...