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How can I monitor questions on multiple SE sites?

I'm interested in seeing any questions posted for a particular tag (in this case ArcObjects) on several different SE sites. How can I do this?
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Why did the 2011 moderator elections not represent a good voting rate?

From the moderator election results page: 251 voters were eligible, 124 visited the election, and 96 voted I'm opening this question to meta users to discuss why this low voting percentage (which ...
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Discriminating between deep and surficial questions

To riff off of What is this site about, really?, we have (at least) two major classes of questions welcome here, which for the moment I'll call deep and surficial for lack of better terms (feel free ...
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A *Top 5's* list of GIS software?

I was answering a question on Super User about basic "GIS", which was really more about custom web maps for end users, and wanted to point to a simple resource of GIS software. You know, the top 5 ...
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Amusing 404 Page Not Found Image?

I don't know if you've noticed, but each SO "Trilogy" site's 404 (Page Not Found Error) has its own on-topic amusing image. This site currently has the boring "PAGE NOT FOUND :(" that every beta SE ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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What to do when two answers are awesome

Sometimes, one questions gets two really good answers. Provided that both answers are equally good, I know I have to eventually pick one, and I guess it would be an arbitrary choice. However, is ...
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“Please cast your vote” Remains After I Have Voted

The red bar at the top of the page which says "Please cast your vote in the GIS 2011 community moderator election!" is quite handy. But now that I have made my three choices for the moderators, I ...
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Flag weight in profile page

Some users have a flag weight in their profile and others don't. How is it calculated and what does it mean? I could not find anything searching meta.
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Is there any way to filter the questions based on interesting tags?

If I click on a tag I get all questions marked with that tag. But is there any way to filter the questions on the tags that I've choosen as interesting? I'm adding this as a feature request, it ...
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Format of Moderator elections page confusing

I find the format of the moderator elections page confusing. I had to read it several times before it was clear to me that Mapperz' post was actually a response and not the author of the elections ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the GIS community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in advance. ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Any presentations or people who'd be worth contacting at Where 2.0?

I'm attending Where 2.0 next week on behalf of GIS.SE, and will write up my experiences to share with others here -- perhaps some material worthwhile for the blog idea floating around. Are there any ...
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Bug? In profile, my questions, badges, votes, etc. are all gone…

At first I thought I wasn't logged in. But noticed my reputation shows up. I get a big 0 for the rest of it: Or did I just do something really, really bad and get it taken away? :\
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Stack Exchange-GIS Blog?

I was reading the Super-User blog was looking for writers, and I was thinking it would be great to have a GIS-SE blog. I imagine it would be something we would need to talk to the SE team about, and ...
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Voting bug…?

An hour ago I downvoted a reply, but within a minute canceled the downvote. That succeeded: the vote count returned to its original value and, even now, there is no indication on the page that I ever ...
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“gis” tag, why is it used?

I noticed today, that the tag gis has been used 32 times at present. As everything on this site about GIS, or it's offtopic and should be migrated elsewhere or deleted, I'm curious as to why it's ...
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double accounts [closed]

I used my open ID to log in twice today, both times I created a new account https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/2362/moak https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/2351/moak
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Where is documentation explaining how tag wikis get edited/reviewed?

I've edited the arcobjects tag wiki, https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/arcobjects/info It says it will be only visible to me until it has been peer reviewed. Don't my peers need to see it in order ...
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Would tag clouds be useful?

I think it would be interesting to see a tag cloud on the tag's wiki page depicting all the other tags it has appeared with. For example, I think anyone with edit privs on the arcobjects tag wiki ...
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What happened to seeing newest users?

I like being able to see who has recently joined gis.se. I think it is a good way to monitor growth. When I looked this morning I don't see the "newest" tab. Is this a bug or by design?
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CSS Bug: moderator flag color set the same as the background

Hi, I think I discovered my first (minor) bug — the moderator flag circle no longer shows the number of pending edits. The offending CSS looks to be: .mod-flag-indicator { color: #C6751F; }
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DIY non-professional surveying question: on topic?

I asked this question over on the Home Improvement site: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/5033/diy-easy-and-accurate-small-scale-landscape-survey It was suggested in a comment that this site ...
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New Design Launched

Hi All, as you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your design feed back. I have made some tweaks based on your ...
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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 ...
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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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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: Wrong ...
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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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