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Competition: best (most informative, beautiful etc.) screenshots on GIS SE

Just an idea about how to enhance the awareness for the quality of questions and answers. In special, I think about screenshots. A good screenshot/image is often already half of a good question or ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer in this thread Generating rectangle centered by point in QGIS got that highly ranked? I am not mad, but honestly saying, I did not use any magic, I did not ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I'd like to see an increase of voting across the GIS SE community. I don't have any data that I can point to, only anecdotally. It seems the majority of posts only garner a handful of votes at best ...
44 votes
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Does GIS have a low voting problem?

I work at Stack Exchange in the ol' community development department, and I would like to say both "hello" to the GIS community and inform you that we think GIS has shown a lot of potential for ...
14 votes
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn.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' ...
3 votes
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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 it possible to accelerate the update of users's tab on GIS Meta

Let's take as an example the tab voters filtered per week. There are zero voters this week and surely this is not true. This way it looks nobody is participating and might cause a bad impression. ...
1 vote
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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. ...
2 votes
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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 ...
7 votes
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Undo-ing vote to close?

I voted to close Finding boundary co-ordinates from given set of point co-ordinates? But now have been convinced otherwise. However I don't see a way to undo a vote to close.
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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, ...
-1 votes
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Using historical lock on particular highly upvoted community wiki question that would be closed if asked today?

Our most highly upvoted question on Main is What Makes a Map Beautiful? and it has previously been discussed in two questions here on Meta: Should older questions not meeting current standards be ...
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Why is voting to close a question not possible after retracting?

I voted to close a question because the question was "Unclear what you are asking". The question has been edited and it was not unclear anymore, but it was now very clearly off-topic. So I retracted ...
3 votes
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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 ...
15 votes
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Encouraging answerers to upvote question they are answering?

I have been noticing more and more that users are answering questions that have no up-votes. The most recent occurrence is for the question found at Creating queries to select by attribute with arcpy. ...
3 votes
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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 ...
7 votes
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Self-voting question to be closed?

I was reviewing some of my older questions here in GIS Stack Exchange. I found some of them to be off-topic due to new version of software (e.g. error-using-grass-v-net) or for being not-reproducible (...
30 votes
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Downvoting, when is it appropriate?

I've been a long time user of GIS stack. Until recently it always seemed that questions were treated with a relative level of fairness. Questions that were (probably not) written in a clear way were ...
13 votes
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Should there be a grace period before downvoting questions from a new user?

During's beta/post-launch, I was a believer of the a 24-hours grace period for bad questions from new users so that new users weren't immediately discouraged from participating in the ...
14 votes
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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 ...
27 votes
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Why are there so many question with no votes but with answers that have upvotes?

Example (at the time I'm posting this question, the question below has 0 votes): Setting IActiveView extent? And maybe the example above isn't the best example, but I see this happening a lot with ...
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Should any answer that is helpful to get the solution of the question, get an up vote?

I'm just wondering, there are some answers those are accepted as an answer but gets no upvote. I thought, any answer that is helpful to get the solution of the question, should get a up vote. Am I ...
14 votes
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Are we closing questions too quickly?

I have been seeing an unfortunate trend lately. Quite a lot of questions get a closing question quite quickly. For example this question by George was just 1 hour old, when there was 1 close vote for ...