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Is the [tag:qgis-plugins] tag for questions about *writing* plugins, or questions about *using* plugins?

The qgis-plugins tag has three main categories of questions: Questions by people who are developing a plugin. These questions tend to be highly technical, and involve pyqgis code. Example: Object ...
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Do Navigation Apps Shrink the Hippocampus? [closed]

A study shows London cab drivers' hippocampi grow compared to a control group of similar non-drivers. I presume these cab drivers don't rely on navigation apps. ...acquisition of an internal ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

I am quite unsure about what to do, if my answer got accepted, but does not (in my opinion) answer the actual problem, but the original question. In comments to my answer the actual problem got ...
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Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags

I edited How to find the closest segment to a point to add the nearest tag, which apparently is synonymous with proximity. I initially wanted to add the nearest-neighbor tag, but reading the ...
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Evaluation of tag [nearest-neighbor] being wrongly used to tag questions about [proximity]/[nearest] & [knn]? [duplicate]

I found Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags addressing the issue exactly, but neither can I follow if there have been any changes made, nor, and more importantly, ...
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Do we need [customization] tag?

There is currently a customization tag which has 112 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: Modifying the default state of an application to suit a user's preferences or to address the unique ...
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Do we need [projection-mathematics] and [reprojection-mathematics] tags?

At Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags? we synonymized a number of tags related to coordinate systems. Today I noticed Re-projection issues with Azimuthal Equidistant ...
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python-X vs pythonX tags

Would it be better to use, for example, python3 tag instead of python-3 because python3 is the command used to launch python3 on any operating system? A related and interesting question is Tagging ...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

At our sister site Stack Overflow a question can be on-topic even when its only tag(s) is/are for the Python programming language and a complex system of python-* tagging has evolved there to meet ...
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Should [Oracle-18c] tag be added?

I see that we have version-specific tags for Oracle: oracle-10g with 13 questions oracle-11g with 89 questions oracle-12c with 11 questions Do we need to add a tag for Oracle 18c?
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Why are titles being edited from questions to phrases?

In 2011 and 2012 there were discussions on Meta about ensuring that titles were grammatically correct questions. I seem to remember there was a campaign to edit new questions to ensure that: A ...
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Are the [arcgis-portal] and [portal] tags duplicates?

It looks like there are two tags in GIS-SE that are related to the concept of portal: ArcGIS-Portal: Portal for ArcGIS allows you to share maps, applications, and other geographic ...
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Adding ArcGIS-10.7 tag

It looks like the ArcGIS 10.7 tag has not yet been added to GIS SE. Now that 10.7 is available, should we add this tag?
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What should questions about ArcGIS 10.1 Python Add-Ins be tagged with?

So we have the tags add-in (78 questions) and python-addin (8 questions). Some ArcGIS 10.1 Python add-in questions are marked with one or the other, and a few are marked with both. Should python-...
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How can we clarify question titles?

This was first touched upon last September where it was decided that question titles need to be actual, clear questions and not vague titles. I think this is an extremely important, fundamental part ...
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Why is there excessive question editing?

My question was edited so that it is no longer a question but a statement with a question mark at the end. People making edits should be editing for clarity and spelling/grammar errors, not to their ...
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GIS's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Asking good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange?

I often see vaguely framed questions posted, and I would like to help their askers, but I cannot, because their questions are missing key information. Instead of having a long discussion in the ...
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Is a Pythonic MCVE acceptable for this top voted accepted GIS SE answer?

I am in the process of writing my question requesting a clarification of this top voted accepted GIS SE answer - Using Geohash for proximity searches and I have a pythonic attempt as an MCVE. Is that ...
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Questions closed for “a specific problem/error and code to reproduce it” when the question is not about an error

Recently, I have seen several questions closed for the close reason "When seeking help to debug/write/improve code always provide the desired behavior, a specific problem/error and the shortest ...
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Replacing MCVE with Code Snippet in custom close reason?

We currently have a custom close reason of: Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve code must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to ...
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Can we get Stack Snippets enabled?

Just saw that StackOverflow and a few other sites have gotten a new runnable code snippets feature. As far as I can tell it is not enabled for this site -- the toolbar button to access it does not ...
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How much code is appropriate for an answer?

I think a lot of gis.SE visitors are looking for code. Sometimes a small snippet of code is sufficient to answer a question, but other times it can become lengthy. Also, at some point it becomes ...
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Generic GIS code repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have a 'Code library'? Would it be possible to develop a section of the site to act as a simple code repository? For instance, many articles associated with ...
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Sharing ArcObjects/ArcGIS snippets?

Can we make an attempt to share snippets here directly which we think can be used regularly? For example, adding shapefile programmatically, or buffer etc.
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Writing code snippets to get quicker answers?

I often use the term code snippet when trying to help users frame their coding questions. How to create a Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example is useful for developers because an MCVE more or ...
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Tweaking custom close reason for poorly framed code debugging/writing/improving questions?

In Shortest code to reproduce GIS programming problems I think we made good progress on getting a more useful set of custom close reasons for GIS SE. However, I think the current wording of our ...
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Where can I see when and why my comment was deleted?

I had someone, I believe it was a mod, lazily flag a short, but valid answer of mine. If I recall correctly, I inquired (angrily) about the reason. Later I added some background to the answer to ...
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GIS Survey similar to Stack Overflow's Developer Survey?

I think that it would be really helpful and insightful if there was an annual GIS Survey for gis.stackexchange in the model of Stack Overflow's Developer Survey. Is there a particular way that this ...
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Using [bbox] and [extents] tags?

We currently have tags for: bbox which has 32 questions and a tag wiki which says: bbox is a shortened form of bounding box extents which has 543 questions and a tag wiki which says: An extent ...
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Should questions asking for product, service, data and learning (course, book, website) recommendations be explicitly off-topic?

Many questions that ask explicitly for software, data, and other recommendations are closed at GIS Stack Exchange as being "primarily opinion-based" and/or "too broad". Examples of such questions can ...
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Do we need new Reason to Close old Questions when Originator appears to have lost interest?

Consensus seems to be that forced acceptance of answers, which appear valid to others of high reputation, should not happen even when the originator appears to have lost interest. If that is a given, ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

I've been a member here on SO for a long time now, and in that time I've seen many things I disagree with by some of the Admins, for the most part I've voiced my opinion then let it lie. In some ...
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Closing non-coding questions for no code included?

Sometimes a person will ask a "How to do X?" question. Then someone comments, "You could use code to implement [general approach Y]." Then the question gets closed as off-topic because they didn't ...
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

Last time this was discussed here was in Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted. Thought the case had been resolved, because since then, I had not observed a 'user was removed' ...
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Branding our site as Geographic Information Systems or GIS?

As you will see from the URL and banner at the top of this site, and in the picture below which uses our updated site theme, we mix its branding as Geographic Information Systems and GIS. This is ...
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Are Google abusing us?

I've noticed a recent(ish) uptick in poor quality questions about Google Earth Engine google-earth-engine and we appear to have currently 259 unanswered questions (out of 1027). So wondering why ...
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Should a Parallel (or so-called “fourth”) Site Exist for GIS Stack Exchange?

A lot of people come here asking questions in good faith in the understanding that GIS Stack Exchange exists primarily to help those who come to the table with GIS questions. Unfortunately, a lot of ...
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Turning question with answers into community wiki?

I can't find the way to turn a question of mine into a wiki (the help says to check the check-box under the main frame when editing. As I'm not going blind any time soon (I hope) I can surely say ...
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Are commercial services abusing GIS.SE policies?

This question is similar to Should we allow the site to become a support forum for a particular software?, although applies to commercial sites. I have been noticing many poorly worded and duplicate ...
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GIS Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://gis.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

Background Due do the nature of my current workload, I've been ending up at gis.stackexchange (instead of stackoverflow) more often. Once here, I poke around the python and help someone out if time ...
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A chat room for posting or discussing SE questions from other sites related to GIS [duplicate]

Most SE sites will have a general purpose chat room as a sort-of catch-all; a way to: ping a moderator ask for advice about the topicality of an issue before posting it or writing an explanation in a ...
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Should Moderators Stop Pointing to the Chat Room on Questions?

I see a lot of moderators pointing users to the chat room (often without hint as to where to find the chat room). And when users do manage to find it (or are actually given a link to it), they find ...
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Where are GIS Chat Rooms?

I've noticed that the chat rooms aren't too busy. I wonder if part of this is that users cannot find them?
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Is question about finding API to get UK postcode for city on-topic at GIS SE?

I am looking for a simple, reliable and free (gratis) API which will return the corresponding UK street name for a UK postcode (preferably with no registration or key required) and am wondering where ...
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Do we need image classification tags?

After reading What to do about [labeling] and [classification] tags? about labeling and classification, it became clear to me that many, if not most, of the posts on our site about classification ...
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Deleting merged questions asked by the same OP?

Sometimes I run into merged posts asked by the same OP (so, nearly identical posts) which are then marked duplicates (the stub) from the canonical ones (the master). As a consequence of this process, ...
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Making unicorn disappear for good?

The unicorn and the starry mouse pointer are a bit funny at first, but soon become a nuisance. Can they be switched off for good?

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