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Guidelines for proposing tag synonyms

Based on recent discussions in other Q&As, it seems we are in agreement that: The built-in tag synonym suggestion system is fundamentally flawed The old "How to suggest tag synonyms?" question ...
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How to get answer for my question immediately

I post my question two days back and i have not yet received the required answer for that. Now what can i do to get the answer for my question soon? And also i don't know whether my question has been ...
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Tagging ArcGIS questions?

These guidelines are offered to assist GIS SE users to tag and find categories of ArcGIS questions consistently. ArcGIS is a huge platform of software and over many years the most generic arcgis tag ...
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Are version tags needed for ArcGIS Pro?

Tagging ArcGIS questions? recommends using the arcgis-pro tag for ArcGIS Pro questions but makes no recommendations for dealing with the tagging of ArcGIS Pro versions. Today, an arcgis-pro-1.3 tag ...
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Is [software-version] tag needed?

We currently have a software-version tag (with 21 questions) which has no tag wiki or even an excerpt to guide us in its usage. Do we need it and, if so, when should it be used?
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Are Landsat version tags justified?

Do we really need individual tags for each Landsat version? Currently we have the generic landsat (104) as well as landsat-5 (2), landsat-7 (8), and landsat-8 (34). Certainly the version can have an ...
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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. ...
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Supporting math markup in GIS SE?

A lot of the question and answers that I am interested in would benefit from a TeX-like typesetting capability like they have at math. Should we get that?
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Seeking GIS Stack Exchange API?

I am looking to pull information from this site (GIS Stack Exchange) via an API, similarly to the API that exists for Stack Exchange https://api.stackexchange.com/docs My goal is to be able to ...
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“User can't edit this question” message appeared while editing?

I was editing a question when this happened: User can't edit this question When does this error occur and why?
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Sending archive through Stack Exchange?

How can I send an archive through Stack Exchange? My code is too long and is not accepted.
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What is the etiquette about deleting a competing comment from own post?

Suppose there is a discussion question in GIS Meta with two or more answers. One of them is an answer of mine, and another one is a competing answer from a user who has the privilege to delete ...
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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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Filtering the Question Display Page

Is there a way to filter the Question List displayed; for example, I know absolutely nothing about ArcGIS and there are usually a bunch of questions related to ArcGIS that there is no point in me even ...
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Mobile version of meta site?

Occasionally I find myself browsing this site from a mobile device, e.g. iOS. On the main GIS.se site things are formatted properly for mobile, but the meta site is not. However, the meta....
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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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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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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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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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Would it be useful to force accept answers?

This has already been asked on Meta.SO, and it looks like the current answer remains 'no', but I do think it'd be nice to be able to assign a correct answer to questions which have hit a certain age ...
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Should this abandoned question be closed? [duplicate]

This question was asked over a year ago and immediately abandoned by its author. It was never answered, but it was never that clear to begin with what the code does, what its purpose was, and any ...
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Is [custom-coordinate-system] tag needed?

We have a custom-coordinate-system tag with 40 questions. It does not have a tag wiki or even an excerpt to guide us in its usage. We also have a coordinate-system tag with 4,557 questions and of ...
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Using tags [arcmap] and [arcgis-desktop]?

Edit: so far, the top two leading answers suggests replacing (or reducing use of) arcgis-desktop with more specific tags. Therefore, I suggest narrowing the discussion about doing something (or not) ...
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Where to post follow-up on answered question?

Recently I asked a question and received an answer. It worked initially so I marked it as answered. However as I used the model I came across a significant problem that I'd like to ask for further ...
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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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How do I delete my user account?

I know that this is an unusual question, but I can't seem to find any information on how to delete your user account. I found this question: How do you unsubscribe from a StackExchange site and ...
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Edit that changes a user's choice of software

I came across a question where a user originally asked for software to complete a particular analysis: How can I find the highest path of a DEM or contours file within an area? and suggested FME ...
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How to access GIS.se site stats?

I was recently at Signal Processing and noticed a nifty site stats section. Is there a way to access these site stats for GIS.se?
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IP blocked after editing an answer

Im trying to edit this answer by adding its sources like this: Source: Copy/Paste from Wikipedia: Map projection Geodetic datum but the edit was canceled 10 seconds after I push the button. I tryed ...
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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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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

In the spirit of Improving on 19,000 unanswered questions? and with our number of questions now over 93,000 I am wondering whether we would like to set ourselves a challenge of having 80% of our ...
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What's the quickest way to navigate between the “main” and “meta” portions of GIS SE?

What's the quickest way to navigate between the "main" and "meta" portions of GIS SE? I know I can go to my profile area then scroll down to my list of SE sites then click on the right one, but it ...
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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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Where to post question about KML?

I have been having a problem with a KML file and I'm not sure where to ask for input. I am creating the KML using the "Layer to KML" tool in ArcMap, but I get an error message when I try to open it ...
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Re-tagging to de-emphasize ArcGIS Desktop product in favour of its applications?

At Using tags [arcmap] and [arcgis-desktop]? consensus is being built to cease tagging every new question about the ArcGIS Desktop product with the arcgis-desktop tag in favour of a tagging scheme ...
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Should questioners delete their duplicate questions?

I ask a question and lo and behold, I discover, thanks to others, it's already been asked and answered. Is it best for me to simply delete my duplicate question, or does it somehow serve a purpose (...
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When can a new user up-vote?

The OP of this question told me privately he couldn't up-vote my answer because he had insufficient points. The site wouldn't let him. When would he?
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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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Possible reputation bug - commented on question that was deleted

I noticed an odd change in my rep a bit ago and went to investigate the source - I figured if someone had downvoted one of my answers I would try to improve it. I managed to track the change to a ...
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Synonymizing license, licence, legal and copyright tags?

Seems to me it would help with being able to locate general "legal"-type questions if these tags were to be synonyms. This was prompted by my perceived need to add these tags to this recent question: ...
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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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Where are Vote to Close buttons for questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

When I view a question on GIS Stack Exchange, the "close" or "vote to close" link/button appears to be missing. Did this get removed on GIS Stack Exchange? I have a rep of 451 (at the time I post ...
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Ideas.ArcGIS.Com - ArcGIS developer community

I posted this to the ESRI Ideas site: The resource centers are static and, beyond a certain point, of little help to developers (especially the search). Provide stack overflow sites for ...
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Can we merge all of our current tag synonyms?

According to What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work? All good tag synonyms should eventually be merged. Currently, we have 60 non-merged, and stable synonyms (see EvilGenius's ...
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Flagging tag for moderator attention?

How do I flag a Tag for moderator attention? I saw the meta question on how to Merge incorrect spelling tags with correct. In the answer to that question, it was said to flag the tag for moderator ...
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Why is there an election now?

A new election phase has been launched. I am suprised that there is only one candidate (thank you to him). I would like to know why two moderators are expected now. Are some of the 5 current ...
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Asking questions about obtaining free geospatial data? [duplicate]

I have asked a question about downloading free geospatial data on the Open Data (beta) Stack Exchange but because of the temporarily low traffic of this beta site, this question has reached to only 9 ...
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How to get a question flagged without enough reputation to do so?

The question sum count column in raster attribute seems to be a duplicate of count attribute in raster. They're both from the same user and the user seem to be confused and asked the question in a ...
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Cannot find duplicate using search in flagging dialog?

I came across a question (QGIS algorithm parameter: ParameterString, question 1) which might be a duplicate of another one (QGIS Processing - Additional Creation Parameter for GdalWarp, question 2). I ...
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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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