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What happened to logout?

As of today, on my browser, the ability to logout has been removed. Is this a glitch in my system or has it been moved to a new location? (windows 7 OS, IE 8) Solved...see the comment below
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Why is there a timelag to promote a question via a bounty?

If someone needs a question right away, I would assume putting a bounty on it will expedite the answer process.
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Is faking a question the only way an user can post an interesting small tutorial?

If the goal of stack* sites are to become a FAQ; why not to allow an user to be able to post tutorials and associate a list of possible questions to it?
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Should we have some sort of GeoTag?

Suppose someone is looking for questions relating to a particular location or region (e.g. Texas). Since this is a site devoted to GIS, maybe should support spatial queries. I'm not sure what sort ...
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Should our domain name end with .edu ?

I'm not sure what the status of the discussion is on our domain name. I propose that it have a .edu extension. See my blog post for reasons why.
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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images hosted in imgur.com

I have imgur blocked at work, I've written a script that scrapes the image from imgur, if your isp/work has it blocked; now is there a way i can implement it in gis.stackexchange so I don't have to ...
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Happy Holidays All and Thank you note

Yes this is subjective; however, this is just a thank you note to the gis.stackexchange community, as I've learned over the past few months ways, tools, and methods that simplified my life and ...
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New automatic title links feature (self links only)

I asked StackOverflow meta for bookmarklet to make readable links easier. We don't have that yet, but apparently we can now: 2010-11-05: Posting links to the very same site now automatically ...
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need guidance in joining the gis chat room

hi! i a trying to join chat room but they said that please log in to stack exchange.. now i have login there bit still i am not getting excess to chat of www.gis.stackexchange.com.. any one can guide ...
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Recent rapid question upvotes

i'm just wondering if anyone is noticing questions are upvoted very high, very fast. I'm not sure that there is an inherent issue with this.
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Purpose of E-mail from Area 51

After I logged into the site this evening, Area 51 sent me the e-mail which I have copied below. I was wondering if this means that we have graduated from Area 51, or if it is just to thank me for ...
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Tag Wiki Editor Qualifications

Why does the Tag Wiki for the GIS StackExchange require users to have a reputation of 1500 in order to make edits? There are many tags that have no wiki entries, and lowering the reputation threshold ...
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Ideal Accept Rate for a GIS StackExchange User

What is the ideal Accept Rate for a GIS StackExchange user? I understand the importance of keeping the overall Accept Rate above 90%, but how much of a concern should that be to a typical user?
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why “Good & Bad Maps” changed to community wiki

The first day the examples of good and bad maps questions went up someone flagged them as "should be community wiki". I personally resisted for a few days because in the wake of the recent removal of ...
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Progress of GIS StackExchange #2 - Stats from Area 51

I know this question has been recently brought up several times, here is the most recent. On the Area 51 site they list the progress of all the stackexchange sites, and here is the page for GIS. For ...
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Long and cohesive to short and modular?

I lightly chastised someone yesterday for posting something too big and long, and then I go and do the same thing, just without the pictures. What do you think, is it better to present a cohesive ...
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Give Area51 GIS more time please

I've posted worried about Area51 project (GIS) getting closed, a plea to give us more time to grow this community. Lend your voice to the discussion. Thanks.
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What should be our domain name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Are OpenStreetmap related questions on-topic?

Are there any question about OpenStreetmap considered on-topic here? If so, what kind of question would be inside the scope?
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Guidelines on accepting answers for 'list of x' community wikis?

I thought it was strange to still have a cw question with an accepted answer option, but it appears this topic has been discussed on meta.stackoverflow.com. I do like the suggestion of having the ...
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Helping gis.se communty growth

Hello fellow gis users/developers/lovers. We have been talking on how to make our community grow. We have all sorts of user bases, but we only see a slice of it in GIS StackExchange. Since we are an ...
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Do questions referencing blogs generate trackbacks?

This is a test to see if a trackback is created for a posting at my blog if I reference it in SE. Update: OK, it doesn't look like this happens, so I'm changing this to a feature request. There are ...
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Are we going to have sponsored links like StackOverflow?

I see that StackOverflow has sponsored links, for example, see the visual studio tag. I'm unable to find info about how to sponsor a link on SO. Will the GIS stackexchange site have sponsored ...
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How to make announcments for GIS.se?

As evidenced by the relatively low level participation on meta.gis thus far, not many people from the main site are taking the time to visit here. When there are questions for the broader community (...
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Image hosting for GIS exchange?

By nature of the questions generated on this stack exchange, I'm guessing images will become fairly common. I see the StackExchange meta-thread on image hosting, but this feels a bit hacky to me: it ...
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Should I start deleting signatures?

The faq states that signatures are unnecessary, and I've asked once nicely for one to be removed but no such luck yet. I can now edit posts, should I use this power to remove signatures? I'm thinking ...
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Softening the definition of “Community Wiki”, here on GIS

In my opinion, A question should not be marked Community Wiki if it is possible to write valid, helpful and knowledgeable answers which contribute to the knowledge base. No single best answer doesn't ...
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Should we entertain questions about legal interpretations?

There are a couple questions about licence interpretation, both for Google and the UK Ordnance Survey. Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images? What are the ...
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Who should be the Moderator for Geographic Information Systems?

About 7 days into our public beta, the Stack Exchange team is going to select a few provisional moderators for this community until we can hold our own elections. See: Moderator Pro Tempore Some ...
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What's with user366, user350, user377 etc. ?

When I look at the newest users, I see some suspiciously similar names (user366, user350, user377). Unlike other names though, when I type them into the "Type to find users" box, they don't appear in ...
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Choosing a CAPTCHA Page Image

We need to choose a CAPTCHA image. To clarify, what we're looking for is an amusing picture to go on the CAPTCHA page...along with the CAPTCHA. The image will just be for added comedic effect; it won'...
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Why doesn't Search return anything?

I don't get any results regardless of what I type into the search box.
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Notice more Geomatics questions than GIS specific.

Should this site concern more geomatics questions? The only problem with geomatics, is no one knows what geomatics is, but everyone knows GIS?
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how to handle overlap with Super User?

How should we handle overlap with Super User? There are only four gis tagged questions right now, so we could just ask to have them moved over, but is that appropriate?
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Concerned about question quality…

Many of the questions I've seen so far are VERY broad, more subject to a discussion forum or wiki than to a Q&A site. This is a community, so we pretty much decide how to use the tool, but IMO ...

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