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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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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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Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted

Please, lower the (unknown) reputation threshold for holding the votes on the site, when a user account is removed. Also, I suggest to include a minimum threshold for number of votes a user has cast ...
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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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Asking for clarifications with less than 50 reputation points?

I'm a beginner at GIS and I've finally found Setting fill style in polygon in OpenLayers? which I think I can answer. However, the person posting the question has not given enough details for me to ...
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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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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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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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Unsubscribing from Stack Exchange site and deleting profile?

I am getting a flag that this post doesn't meet the site's quality standards, so I suspect that some key word like ArcMap is missing. How do you unsubscribe from a Stack Exchange site and delete your ...
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How to post Angular brackets in code?

I was trying to post this answer: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/44735/442 The answer has some code which has angular brackets. When I tried using the code sample button, the < & > interfered ...
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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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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 ...
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Should we close Questions as duplicates of old, unanswered Questions?

While I was going through the close review queue today, I saw that this question has been marked as a duplicate of this question from two months ago. The old question does not have an accepted ...
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Regarding the 2016 Community Moderator Election Candidate Score

I was considering nominating myself as a candidate but I figure my candidate score is probably too low to throw my hat in the ring at this time. Is there a way to find out what my candidate score is ...
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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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Is there a way to "subscribe" to someone's question?

I found another user's question and I would like to know what answers are given. Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question so as to get informed of answers to it? I know I could just bookmark it and ...
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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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Is the Acceptance Rate of Users still displayed anywhere?

I cannot remember seeing the Acceptance Rate of any Users displayed recently - has that function been disabled?
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Do we need a [esri-api] tag?

Currently there are 29 questions tagged with esri-api. IMHO, this is a very totally useless tag, since there is nothing called the esri-api. There are several different APIS for different arcgis and ...
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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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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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What should I do if I have a question and found an _old_ answer? [duplicate]

I searched gis.se and found a two year old answer to a problem I have today. But may be the old answer is not a good answer today because: technical changes in the tool (proposed in the old answer) ...
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How to merge incorrect spelling tag with correct

There is a tag mis-spelled... natural-diseasters Which should be merged with natural-disasters or maybe disaster?
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What does it take to fulfill my commitment and get the beta badge?

I thought by answering/asking so many questions I could fulfill my commitment and get the beta badge. I have 11 questions/answers with 10 of them having votes. Other's have received the beta badge ...
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How do I post code in the blog?

I'm finally getting around to writing a blog post and would like to include some c# code. Is there a plugin or something available for me to use? If so, could someone provide a link showing me how ...
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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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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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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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Election schedule

Is there a set schedule for the moderator elections? Looking at the election history, I am guessing it's a two year term, but I have not seen anything that explicitly stated if this is the case.
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When to use Not An Answer flag?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer" the full text of which says: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, ...
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What happens to votes on GIS Stack Exchange when user removed? [duplicate]

I am specifically interested in the case when a 2000+ reputation user chooses to delete their own account, but equally happy to receive Answers dealing with broader examples. In a Question posed to ...
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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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How to make an "invalid" question valid by splitting it into two related questions

Here's a new question geodesic-measurements-for-short-distances-throughout-us. The essence of it is whether using a geographic coordinate system for US map points and using "Near" to calculate ...
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arcobject tag should be merged with arcobjects tag

Not sure why there is an arcobject tag with 6 questions by as many question askers, but it should probably merged with arcobjects.
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Where to find author/creator of tag?

In an attempt to get the badge Taxonomist, I created the affine-transformation tag, however, I have not been able to confirm that I am the author of this tag. Where can I see the author of a ...
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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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