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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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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 ...