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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

I just received 8 points for the following answer : How to reset a QGIs toolbar. Apart the fact it was not my best answer on GIS SE (just answering with what was in comments) , i'm surprised I got 8 ...
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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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How to search for ALL questions concerning ArcGIS, QGIS or others?

The question How to easy search (using tags) - using * ? has already shown a way how to use asterisks (*) with tags for better search. But assuming an example of "Is there a way how to search for ...
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How many tags for QGIS model building?

There are currently these tags related to QGIS model building: qgis-modeler (160 questions) with a tag wiki excerpt (and tag wiki): An application of QGIS used to develop models utilizing a large ...
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scope of “opinion-based”

If a question is asking explicitly about "principles, statements or characteristics" stated by communities of GIS users, along with "pointers to some expert, authoritative or in depth discussion or ...
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How to easy search (using tags) - using *?

Is there a way how to search for ideally all questions concerning e.g. ArcGIS when they do not have a tag [arcgis-desktop] easier then manually listing all tags like tags with different versions of ...
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Make a statement about installation-related questions in the site's scope description

First of all: I love GIS SE! You have helped me countless times in the past. Thank you! However, it has also been a source of frustration for me. As you can see at Are software installation questions ...
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Dealing with questions in Low Quality Posts queue?

In the Low Quality Posts queue what should I do with this question? Someone has already provided a good comment, which I upvoted. Is it just best to select 'Looks OK' because the comment has done ...
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Encouraging answerers to upvote question they are answering?

I have been noticing more and more that users are answering questions that have no up-votes. The most recent occurrence is for the question found at Creating queries to select by attribute with arcpy. ...
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What is the red dot in the review queues?

A red dot is showing under my review queue, what is it?
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Why does the “active” queue show old answered questions when edited?

I've noticed this a few times while browsing GIS SE where questions that are a few years old are edited by a moderator/user for minor clarification and then it appears top on the list of questions on ...
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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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Wrong version of question showing up (or some info at the profile page)?

Is this a bug? See the comments under Way to set a label leader line length (not using annotation) in ArcGIS Desktop?, i.e. comment from @kahukowhai and my (Abc1) reply to that. so basically as ...
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Flag icon not showing for own comments?

Why can I see a button for the possibility to flag a comment next to other users' comments but not next to my own? Flagging posts is a privilege that is documented in the help
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Edit (pencil) icon shows but not possible to click on it?

Multiple times it happened that the edit/pencil icon (by comment) was showing but it was not possible to click on it and edit the comment.
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What to do about [labeling] and [classification] tags?

I've noticed an overlap of subjects between tags labeling (x1185) and classification (x363), in which the concept of the former is contained in the latter (see questions within GIS SE and tag excerpts)...
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Getting cleanup badge?

I see cleanup badge on my user page and it say : how to get it : First Rollback that's all, not much info to help for trying to get this badge. Do I need to back under a revision state under ...
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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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Adding image in comment section of Stack Exchange sites?

I am unable to add the image which is saved in my system. In Ask Question I can add the image but not in the comment section.
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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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User that has < 100 reputation has posted a question with a Bounty of 100, how is that possible?

I came across this featured question How are unsaved/temporary edits stored during versioned editing? I was curious as to how that was allowed to occur? I haven't seen that type of situation prior to ...
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What is the etiquette about reminding a user who is the developer to respond to a comment on a question?

I had an issue with an R gis-related package recently and posted it on gis.stackexchange. I was very pleased when the developer themself commented on my post and led me to fix the error. But never ...
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Observing Be Nice policy in comments on GIS SE?

I run into a user on this site who, while technically competent, frequently makes comments that appear intended to demean or shame others. Here's an example: One can only speculate as to why a ...
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Reopening a question

Four states each of six pairs of which have a common boundary If this question as I wrote it was originally unclear to some people, I expect that the visual image added to the question in the edit by ...
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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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How to handle an old question that's too specific?

I recently came across a fairly lengthy question from over four years ago: save features from openlayers to postgis via nodejs and websockets I could answer the question, but at this point I assume ...
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Is purpose of GIS SE to provide Q&A primarily for end-users of GIS tools?

Question came up because I saw this was labelled as off topic: How to save python Rtree spatial index to file? I've always thought of GIS.SE as a QA site for everyone working in/with data in a ...
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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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How many ArcGIS API for JavaScript tags are needed?

In Implementing new tag for version 4 of ArcGIS API for JavaScript? it looked like the community wanted (or at least were not suggesting any alternatives) to phasing out the arcgis-javascript-api tag (...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Concerning the following questions : https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/255088/how-to-scrape-data-from-this-map Adding value based on the color code to a tif file in QGIS Those two questions ...
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Suggesting more responsible forum moderation?

I've noticed a particular a moderator on GIS SE has a tendency to immediately put questions on hold for arguable minor violations against the SE posting rules (eg formatting, linking to an image ...
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Is meta tag [qgis] needed?

Another question intended for Main was just asked here on Meta: Saving Geo-Tif from QGIS creates black TIF? I suspect part of the reason askers of such questions think they have found the right ...
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Are only software-specific questions allowed?

I am on this site already for several years, and before (when I had more free time to give answers) I saw a lot of good questions asking how to solve a problem using whatever software, and people were ...
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Using close vote on question versus within review queue?

I couldn't find any guidance on this from previous questions. I have from time to time chose to hit the close button within a question which then may or may receive other votes to close from other ...
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Avoiding duplicate creation of old question to elicit new answers? [duplicate]

I was wondering how not to create a duplicate question of an old one while asking for fresh infos on this specific question. In short, is there a way to "up" an old question to ask people if they ...
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Robo reviewing and spam

I hate to call out a fellow active user, but should we perhaps have checks for robo reviewing as they do on Stack Overflow. There is no way in hell that this edit could under any circumstances be ...
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Why are there ArcPy related and tagged questions on Stack Overflow?

I was looking for an ArcPy related info on Google and it led me to a Stack Overflow (not GIS SE) question tagged with an ArcPy tag. Wouldn't it be more logical to have all those questions transfered ...
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Should GUI questions really be duplicates of coded solutions?

I recently came across Using boundaries of city to cover world outside of it in solid color? on GIS SE. Let me preface this by saying I have particular interest in helping out new SE and/or GIS users. ...
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Move the “Chat” feature link to better real estate [duplicate]

Currently, the Chat feature link is hidden at the bottom of the page, leaving only experienced GIS users to find it. The result is two fold: People (mostly new users) are posting chat-worthy ...
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Are separate tags for [geocoding] and [locator] needed?

We currently have these two tags: geocoding with 631 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a ...
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Irrelevant edits to specific close reason in questions with 'on hold' status?

After a question is put 'on hold', the first time it is edited (if within 5 first days after closure), it is automatically sent to the reopen review queue (see How do you reopen a closed question? and ...
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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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Delete or edit question on cartographic 'jokes'?

As Polygeo has pointed out, and placed on hold, my question on Cartographic jokes Examples of cartographic 'jokes' was trying to build a list. I hadn't really appreciated that this didn't fit ...
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Answered question “put-on-hold” due to lack of “shortest code”?

This question was recently placed on-hold: Selecting features within certain buffer distance of selected feature using PyQGIS? The reason being: This question appears to be off-topic. The users ...
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Do we need [scripting] and [automation] tags?

There are currently tags for: scripting which has 316 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: The act of setting up computing instructions, usually stored in a file and interpreted at run time. ...
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Reviewing ArcGIS Pro tagging post-release of version 2.0?

Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released, and new questions in that version are outnumbering those about the earlier versions, I think we should revisit Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ...
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Should link-only answers be flagged as 'not an answer' on this site?

Over at Stack Overflow, link-only answers should be flagged with the 'not an answer' reason. They are eventually converted to a comment (by a moderator) or deleted. Meta Stack Overflow discussion: ...
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Do we need [programming] tag?

There is currently a programming tag which has 98 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: The act or process of planning or writing a computer program. Is it needed, or does having a tag for the ...
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Adding an answer to closed question, though question may be obsolete

I've nominated this question for reopening Cannot remove blue "nested" grid/rectangles in QGIS canvas? I've found the cause, or at least what caused this blue quadtree, yet since then the ...
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Do we need [troubleshooting] tag?

There is currently a troubleshooting tag which has 29 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processe [sic] Is it needed, or a ...

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