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What if we receive offer to pay?

Usually, I receive responses to my post like "hey your answer does not work", or "thank you, but..." and it seems natural (as it is serious business for OPs). Just recently I received a generous ...
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Asking for specific custom implementations?

Would you deem a question like (highly simplified) Did anybody implement [a specific function/algorithm] in the PostgreSQL/PostGIS environment [or know of someone who did/shares a code-base]? ...
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Synonymizing ArcGIS dot release tags with ArcGIS major release tags?

The GIS Meta Q&A on Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag? has resulted in: all the QGIS 3.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-3 tag; and all the QGIS 2.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-2 ...
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Where to ask questions about OpenDataCube?

The OpenDataCube is an open source project that is aimed at making it easier to work with large volumes of earth observation data. The ODC Steering Council is the technical governance group who lead ...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

During my time using GIS SE I have seen quite a few questions posted that attract attention, often as comments as people try to get the Original Poster to elaborate as their initial question does not ...
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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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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

We have a versionless tag for qgis and individual tags for each minor version, eg qgis-2.18, qgis-3.0 and qgis-3.2. Now there's a new tag, qgis-3. Should qgis-3 be merged with one of the other ...
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What are the downsides of not deleting our own comments?

From Meta Stack Exchange, How do comments work?: ... . Comments are often used to ask for clarification on, suggest corrections to, and provide meta-information about posts. ... . Usually, users ...
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Migrating questions about obtaining open spatial data from GIS to Open Data?

This is related to an earlier discussion about Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic? Recently two questions tagged data have been migrated to the Open Data Stack Exchange: https://...
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Why do some users close many questions as too broad or unclear?

As a beginner contributor, I have faced many of others' questions closed by a group consisting of similar users (which I'm not gonna say their names) while the questions were so helpful and they had ...
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Adding 'bug reports' to off-topic close reasons dialog?

This is mainly about bug reports, but not only about them. We already discussed in What should we do with bug reports? and decided to close these as off-topic. This is also linked in our help center ...
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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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Should questions be asked on software not yet generally available?

Today I saw Can ArcGIS service pack be uninstalled at 10.1? which is about a software version (strictly speaking a service pack) that I understand is not yet released. Questions on commercial ...
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Clearly off-topic question reopened?

I voted to close Running script over every file in folder using GDAL in Python? as off topic and it was put on hold. It is a pure python question and has no GIS component. The question mentions ...
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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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Is there any point approving minor edits to very old questions?

For example, this: https://gis.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/154910 It's just a minor edit "for grammer" to a question that is over 4 years old. I know this has been raised before, but it ...
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Are [iterator], [iteration] and [loop] tags all needed?

We currently have tags for: iterator with 262 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of In computer programming, an iterator is an object that enables a programmer to traverse a container. loop with ...
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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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Any coding tags missing code language setting for syntax highlighting?

From Meta Q&As like: What is syntax highlighting and how does it work? Changes to syntax highlighting and Syntax highlighting for pyqgis my understanding is that there should never be a need to ...
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Any reason not to import tag information from the main Stack Exchange meta site?

I noticed that the review tag doesn't have any information attached to it. While I could spend time writing a description for it, I thought I might reuse the same text that the review tag has on the ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Asking questions in English when using software version that is in another language?

I have one QGIS on my personal laptop in English, and another QGIS at work in French. I find it much harder to search for help when working from the French version because the keywords (and the tool ...
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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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No URL link option for inserting images in posts?

I recently noticed that there is no longer an option for inserting an image in a post via a URL with the image tool where previously it was available. Now the only insert an image from desktop. Is ...
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GIS is for GeoGRAPHIC information system. What about information systems for other geosciences?

Earthscience.SE is now in public beta, and there are questions on position of geoinformatic questions there, like this one. It seems that there is not a consensus yet on this topic. For Geographic ...
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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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Not getting +2 reputation from edits?

There are a lot of questions on SE about people not getting +2 reputation for edits after reaching 2k reputation or 500 accepted edits already. However, I am below 2k reputation (1808) and have only ...
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Reputation limiting actions is a problem [duplicate]

I understand why reputation limits user actions, as it makes moderation easier, however it's very frustrating. I've got a few fairly niche GIS questions, and i'd love to be able to comment on older ...
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Is the reputation calculation working correctly?

Is reputation being calculated correctly, or am I reading the FAQ wrong? See this screenshot of my user page: 3 x question up votes = 15, 7 x answer up votes = 70 = 85+ reputation as I read the FAQ. ...
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Asking hydrology, geology and geography questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

I've asked a lot of questions on here about implementing hydrology oriented algorithms in GIS systems. I feel like I've seen similar questions about implementing geography or geology questions in GIS ...
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Choosing Geographic Information Systems or Earth Science Stack Exchange to ask Geographic questions? [duplicate]

I want to ask here first because I want to know well okay I check out the list of question here and many are about Geographic but in programming my question is could I ask about Geographic general ...
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When is the best time and day of the week to post questions?

I have observed that there are definitely better times to post questions than others based on GIS.SE user patterns. Questions that are posted when many viewers are present and active are more likely ...
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How to treat “too localized” questions?

Regarding, the current change about the available flag options (i.e. “too localized is no longer an option in the closing dialog): Sometimes, questions "too localized" do not fit under other reasons (...
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New close reason for when question does not show any research effort?

Questions that don't show any research effort usually get closed with the reason "unclear" or "too broad." However, some questions are perfectly clear and specific, yet not acceptable due to lack of ...
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Asking code review questions for GIS related code?

I know Stack Exchange has a Code Review site, but asking questions about GIS focused topics there appears to have the same problems as asking GIS focused/related questions on Stack Overflow. The ...
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Improving use of tags [postgis] and [postgresql]?

Is there anything we can do to improve how questions are tagged postgresql and/or postgis in GIS SE? PostgreSQL is an object-relational database which supports spatial/geometry data, hence, there are ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Why was Question about license conditions closed?

I saw this question: Can the OpenGeo Community Edition be used in a commercial project? which I felt was a very good fit to this site. Unfortunately it was closed as off topic. I am having trouble ...
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Why was coding question closed?

Out of curiosity, why was this question closed -- so I can be a better reviewer? Yes, the question seems like someones homework assignment and the title is a bit crude and it's a 101 question, but ...
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Using [cartography] tag?

At the moment we have 853 questions tagged cartography (if you are on the newest tab, or 158 frequently asked questions if you are on the frequent tab) which has a tag wiki excerpt of: The study ...
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Asking questions which should be given Community Wiki status?

I know that questions can be flagged as community wikis if there isn't necessarily a solid answer for them. Is it generally frowned upon to ask a question which I know should be a community wiki? ...
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Using [fields] and [field-properties] tags?

We currently have: 419 questions tagged only as fields which has a tag wiki excerpt of: In GIS, Fields, also known as attributes, contain information about features. 35 questions tagged only as ...
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Change title font to prevent confusion between the number zero and letter o (0o)

Numbers display strangely in the font used for titles in the new site theme. Numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 hang below the string horizontal gravity center. Examples here. Numbers 0, 1 and 2 are shrunken. ...
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Is it okay to ask about $$$? [closed]

First question: I dont' know if this is an okay place to ask about what is fair compensation for GIS work? If not, is there a better place to do this? The real question (gory detail): I am a GIS ...
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How much of help page or blog posting can be copied/quoted?

When answering ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro questions I know that I will often copy/paste a short paragraph or two from their Online Help. For example, at https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/209427/...
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Why was question closed for being primarily opinion-based?

The intent of my question was to ask if you can improve accuracy for position determination when you have a local atomic clock at hand. Can GNSS precision be improved with a local atomic clock? Why ...
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How should we handle lack of disclosure in answers?

This question is spawned by the top answer to Alternatives to ArcGIS Online? and revolves around the debate around closure of that question. How should we handle questions that contain users that ...
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Do we need both [attributes] and [attribute-table] tags?

We currently have tags for: attribute-table with 1,030 questions: A tabular set of data linked one-to-one to a set of spatial features. attributes with 522 questions: A characteristic of an ...
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Are separate tags for [geocoding] and [locator] needed?

We currently have these two tags: geocoding with 631 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a ...

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