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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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How to ask for question re-opening?

I was about to ask a question and I found it was already asked by someone else some time ago: How to compute time-space maps automatically? Unfortunately, this question has been closed mainly due to ...
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Are askers of duplicate questions always advised to ask a new one?

Using this https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/64363 as an example, it appears that when a question is closed as a duplicate, the asker is advised: This question has been asked before and ...
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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, ...
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Should arcmap tag be a synonym of arcgis-desktop

Currently the tag excerpt for arcmap says ArcMap is the main application of ArcGIS for Desktop and the tag for that (arcgis-desktop) should normally be used in preference arcmap has 3,453 tagged ...
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PySHP tag missing syntax highlighting [duplicate]

The pyshp tag is missing the appropriate syntax highlighting setting. It should be set to lang-py.
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Combining [postgres] and [postgresql] tags [closed]

The tags postgres and postgresql are exactly the same. Would it be possible to combine these?
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Appealing a moderator's action to revert an edit to narrow the scope of a question

On the question "Importing 3D geometries into PostGIS?", I took the time to vote-to-close and explain. It was far too broad and lacked sample data. It requests information about three fileformats. ...
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Improving on 19,000 unanswered questions?

We currently have just over 19,000 unanswered questions. After reviewing about 500 of them in a totally unsystematic manner I conclude that <2% are truly reasonable questions awaiting a ...
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Why wasn't I told that my Question was closed?

Earlier this year I asked a question on GIS SE which had a bit of activity in the form of comments and an answer. It was then closed as a Duplicate (correctly - I have no issue with that). The ...
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Is Google Maps question appropriate for GIS SE?

I posted a question in Stack Overflow about making custom Google maps. Should I ask it here? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45246667/how-do-i-create-a-sales-territory-map-with-location-detection-...
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Is it possible to filter GIS SE to QGIS?

Is it possible to filter GIS SE to only those questions that are specific to QGIS? In the past 2 days I've only just started evaluating QGIS and this place; GIS SE. Is the only option / work around, ...
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How to delete a misspelled tag?

There are some tags like arcgsi-server that were created with a spelling error. Is there a way to delete it (what actions are required then?)? If not, how can those be flagged so moderators could ...
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Seeking GIS SE Marketing Materials?

Are there any marketing materials for GIS SE? I am helping set up an OSGEO booth at GIS In Action in Portland OR and I would like to have a simple single sheet flyer which explains what GIS SE is ...
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Unsubscribing from Stack Exchange site and deleting profile?

I am getting a flag that this post doesn't meet the site's quality standards, so I suspect that some key word like ArcMap is missing. How do you unsubscribe from a Stack Exchange site and delete your ...
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How to post Angular brackets in code?

I was trying to post this answer: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/44735/442 The answer has some code which has angular brackets. When I tried using the code sample button, the < & > interfered ...
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Posting broad/general questions that may be useful for others?

I wanted to open a question asking about visualization techniques in GIS beyond conventional methods enabled by Arc/QGIS toolkit. I.e. my recent question/answer Creating regularly spaced points inside ...
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Should we disambiguate the [transformation] tag?

This question comes from a discussion in Where to find author/creator of tag?. I think there is a need of making more explicit the kind of transformation we are referring to in questions tagged as ...
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Are questions about generalized geodesics suitable for GIS despite being off-topic?

I recently asked Which algorithms can be used to generate a euclidean embedding for a manifold given a pairwise distance matrix of geodesics? at Stack Overflow, and @EvgenyPogrebnyak indicated that I ...
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Modifying custom close reason for when pictures of code rather than formatted text are presented?

Last time we tweaked the custom close reason below was at Tweaking custom close reason for poorly framed code debugging/writing/improving questions? Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve ...
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Discussing quality of Ordnance Survey Open Data?

I'm minded to post a fairly strong criticism (in the form of a question) of what I see as the very poor quality of some of the the datasets offered as open data by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain....
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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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Using courtesy and respect at GIS SE?

I've been trying to encourage our devs to use GIS SE to find answers to problems. I was discouraged to learn that one of our key GIS programmers refuses to visit the site because of rude and critical ...
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Why was this question put on hold as off-topic?

I'm referring to Quick OSM Save As Shapefile error "Can't create field" on GIS Stack Exchange. In summary, The asker was trying to save a layer from the quick OSM plugin as a shapefile ...
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Tagging with jts-topology-suite and/or jsts?

We currently have tags for: jsts with 5 questions and a tag wiki excerpt that advises to: Use this tag when referring to the jsts (java) library jts-topology-suite with 84 questions and a tag ...
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Should “duplicate” be used when the question is different, but the actual problem is the same?

Should a Question be flagged as a duplicate if there is an existing Question/Answer that solves it, even if the way the user is phrasing their problem is different? This is inspired by these two ...
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Re-asking old questions with correct (but now dated) answers?

What's the policy on old questions whose answers are no-longer current (but were correct at the time). For example, this question: Seeking QGIS tutorials and web resources? - has a number of answers ...
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Private Beta link on the help > asking page

I was perusing the help pages to make sure that my next question is on-topic for this site and I noticed something that was rather odd for graduated site, a link that says How to Ask Questions in ...
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Off topic does not allow choosing Open Data SE? [duplicate]

I recently voted to close Norway historic data as I personally felt it was off topic and more ideally suited for the Open Data SE site. When I chose close, then off topic and then the option that it ...
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What does 'OP' mean?

I guess from the context OP means the person asking the question, but I'm still wondering: what does 'OP' stand for? Is it an acronym of something? Maybe I did not look well, but I did not find it ...
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Is it possible to create new badges?

Each SE community seems to have specific badges and those do probably help a lot the community. They rewards people for various feats regarding their implication in the site (voting, helping out) or ...
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Sending a private message to a user?

As I would tell something to a specific user, can I send him a message directly to not pollute the comment thread?
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What ever happened to the migration to DBA.SE option?

Some of these questions are clearly a much better fit for Database Administrators why did we lose that migration option? I could have sworn it used to be there? Get dynamically value of a column ...
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Adding SQL (and other) Style guides to Tour?

Would it be appropriate to add style guides to the tour, eg, this very nice SQL style guide? I see a lot of questions like this one where the formatting is so awful, I find it almost impossible to ...
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How are [clip] and [crop] tags different?

Currently, we have clip x700 and crop x57. Their excerpts mostly overlap: Clip: To limit or reduce the extent of one dataset by the extents or boundary of another. Crop: In this context means ...

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