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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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Handling questions posed in a Language Other Than English (LOTE)?

This question is perhaps related to a previous one here entitled Handling questions from non-english writers and I have seen similar discussion entitled Is English required on Stack Overflow?. My ...
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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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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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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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Options when question is duplicate of one with no/inadequate/old answers?

I have a question that has already been asked (Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?), but it does not yet have an answer. Is there a way to revive or draw attention to this ...
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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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Can I view another user's deleted answer?

I posted the second answer to a question and referenced the first answer in my answer. The user who posted the first answer has since deleted their answer. I'd like to add the info from that first (...
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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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Getting answers for questions immediately

I post my question two days back and i have not yet received the required answer for that. Now what can i do to get the answer for my question soon? And also i don't know whether my question has been ...
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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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How should we handle "free" cloud software recommendations?

Based on the voting results for this question, Should cloud software be permitted in the "free software" question?, recommendations for cloud software should not be allowed in that question. ...
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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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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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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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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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Where are GIS Chat Rooms?

I've noticed that the chat rooms aren't too busy. I wonder if part of this is that users cannot find them?
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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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Why was Very Low Quality flag declined?

I flagged this answer as being "very low quality" because frankly, it looks kind of like the ramblings of a conspiracy nut. But this was declined with: "Please downvote! Flags should not be used to ...
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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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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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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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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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Making accepted-answer box greener

Far away from being the most important thread on GIS Meta, but I think it is valid to ask: Here is a picture that contains an accepted answer in GIS SE and an accepted answer in Stack Overflow. ...
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Why doesn't off-topic section of question closure let you choose different site than meta.gis.stackexchange.com?

I was trying to close this question about Postgresql: Getting locked out of Postgresql databases. The question didn't have any GIS content, so I thought it should be migrated to the dba....
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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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Turning question with answers into community wiki?

I can't find the way to turn a question of mine into a wiki (the help says to check the check-box under the main frame when editing. As I'm not going blind any time soon (I hope) I can surely say ...
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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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Unapproving suggested edit?

I accidentally approved this tag wiki edit - https://gis.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/34366 (vrt). I was dithering between skipping and rejecting as while it is technically correct (VRTs ...
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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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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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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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