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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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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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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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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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“Visited” (consecutive days) in profile being reset

Has anyone experienced their "visited" portion of their profile on the parent site getting reset for no apparent reason. I noticed this behaviour before, but I had assumed that I hadn't visited the ...
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Can a moderator delete “When will ArcGIS 10.0 SP1 be released?”

matt wilkiesaid I should delete my ArcGIS 10 SP questions, but I get this for SP1: "Sorry, this question cannot be deleted: too many existing answers, or upvoted/accepted answers (click on this box ...
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Handling questions from non-English writers?

We're seeing an increase in questions from people who clearly have trouble with English language. This question is a place to collect ideas about how we can help, within the limits of the system. A ...
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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 of ...
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Joining GIS chat room

I am trying to join the GIS Chat Room but they said that I should login to Stack Exchange. Now I have logged in there but I am still not getting access to the chat of www.gis.stackexchange.com. Can ...
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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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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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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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Should we treat [spatial-database] and [geodatabase] tags as synonyms?

Should we treat the two tags spatial-database and geodatabase as synonyms? Seems like the guys on Wikipedia haven't come to a conclusion on this topic either: see Geodatabase on en.wp.
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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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How to abbreviate GIS Stack Exchange?

I understand that the se in gis.se is short for Stack Exchange. However, on my first days on the site I thought everybody was referring to a Swedish GIS site until I visited the Gagnefs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we add charts for site statistics?

Please provide charts showing trends in: 1) page views 2) number of users 3) The length of our tail. (Percent of page views by bottom %80 of least active users) These charts would have similar ...
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How can we keep GIS.se from getting the axe? [closed]

I read on the blog today that http://gadgets.stackexchange.com/ will be shutdown due to low traffic. Joel wrote in the blog post that sites which do not reach critical mass might be shutdown in the ...
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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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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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What does it take to fulfill my commitment and get the beta badge?

I thought by answering/asking so many questions I could fulfill my commitment and get the beta badge. I have 11 questions/answers with 10 of them having votes. Other's have received the beta badge ...
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Somebody is answering too many of their own questions

User X is asking rapid-fire questions, sometimes in multiples of same, and then answering/accepting their own. This is annoying on forums and harmful on a Q&A site like this. Make him/her stop.
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duplicate user account (Nima)

The 'Nima' account appears to be duplicated, identical nickname & email addresses but different reputations and openid's. https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/636/nima https://gis.stackexchange....
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Are inverse questions valid?

I'm writing about a question I asked that is similar to another question, but not identical, and possibly very different. It was closed under claims of "already asked", "already answered", and "exact ...
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Do sponsored tags make sense for GIS.se?

When I asked about sponsored links tags on GIS.se, Robert Cartaino said: It is possible, but probably not for some time. Programs like this will be implemented if it makes sense for 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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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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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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ArcGIS Server vs Open source closed too quickly

I don't think questions should be closed because they might turn argumentative, better to wait and see what develops (and trounce on it quickly if it does spark up). It's on the edges and fringes ...
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Softening the definition of “Community Wiki”, here on GIS

In my opinion, A question should not be marked Community Wiki if it is possible to write valid, helpful and knowledgeable answers which contribute to the knowledge base. No single best answer doesn't ...
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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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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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Should I start deleting signatures?

The faq states that signatures are unnecessary, and I've asked once nicely for one to be removed but no such luck yet. I can now edit posts, should I use this power to remove signatures? I'm thinking ...
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Can't see SVG images in Firefox

Hi, I've posted some images in my answer: Separate polygons based on intersection using PostGIS The images are only visible from Google Chrome, but invisible from Firefox. This bug has been ...
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What's with user366, user350, user377 etc. ?

When I look at the newest users, I see some suspiciously similar names (user366, user350, user377). Unlike other names though, when I type them into the "Type to find users" box, they don't ...
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Rules about advertising in answers

Since the beta went public, I've noticed a few responses which seem solely to be advertising a particular product, or in one case, the product written by the answerer. While I have no problem with ...
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Image hosting for GIS exchange?

By nature of the questions generated on this stack exchange, I'm guessing images will become fairly common. I see the StackExchange meta-thread on image hosting, but this feels a bit hacky to me: it ...
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Who should be the Moderator for Geographic Information Systems?

About 7 days into our public beta, the Stack Exchange team is going to select a few provisional moderators for this community until we can hold our own elections. See: Moderator Pro Tempore Some ...
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Why doesn't Search return anything?

I don't get any results regardless of what I type into the search box.
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Encourage accepting answers on GIS Stack Exchange?

I've noticed that there are only a few questions that are marked as answered in GIS SE. Can we announce something on the main website? My guess is NOT. But how to warn users that they can mark ...
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Using tag [esri] for questions about specific Esri packages?

Should we allow the esri tag for questions not about the company, but rather about its products? Currently it is being used to tag questions related to Esri products. The tags on questions tagged ...
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Should we entertain questions about legal interpretations?

There are a couple questions about licence interpretation, both for Google and the UK Ordnance Survey. Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images? What are the ...

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