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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 appear in ...
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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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Notice more Geomatics questions than GIS specific.

Should this site concern more geomatics questions? The only problem with geomatics, is no one knows what geomatics is, but everyone knows GIS?
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Code Prettifying?

C# code posted to stack overflow gets prettified Find Dangles of road shapefile ... but not in GIS Stack Exchange. Changing feature class and field aliases in bulk using ArcPy? Is that something ...
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Formatting tags relating to version numbers?

Maybe it is because gis.stackexchange.com is only a day old, but the software/database/system tags don't include version numbers. Sometimes the version doesn't matter, but for some questions, it will ...
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No questions are listed when clicking on a tag

When I click on a tag on the tag page, I would like to see the questions that contains that tag, as on StackOverflow. But on the GIS site, no questions are listed. Why? What is the problem?
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Handling overlap with Stack Overflow?

How should we handle overlap with Stack Overflow? Unlike SU, where there is almost no overlap there is quite a bit of overlap between GIS and software devlopment. Both in terms of questions which ...
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how to handle overlap with Super User?

How should we handle overlap with Super User? There are only four gis tagged questions right now, so we could just ask to have them moved over, but is that appropriate?
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Concerned about question quality…

Many of the questions I've seen so far are VERY broad, more subject to a discussion forum or wiki than to a Q&A site. This is a community, so we pretty much decide how to use the tool, but IMO ...
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Choosing a CAPTCHA Page Image

We need to choose a CAPTCHA image. To clarify, what we're looking for is an amusing picture to go on the CAPTCHA page...along with the CAPTCHA. The image will just be for added comedic effect; it won'...
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What should be our domain name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Amusing 404 Page Not Found Image?

I don't know if you've noticed, but each SO "Trilogy" site's 404 (Page Not Found Error) has its own on-topic amusing image. This site currently has the boring "PAGE NOT FOUND :(" that every beta SE ...

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