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Post did not show up in Close queue, voted in post

I recently came across a post Make a graph in GIS that received close votes that appeared only the post itself and not in the close queue. I haven't seen any other posts in Meta that covered this ...
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Are software installation questions on topic?

Some while ago my question Brewing GRASS with PostgreSQL support? was closed as off-topic. This surprised me, because, there are plenty of such questions here, e.g. : Installing QGIS with GRASS ...
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Tags that are listed in the 'New' section

As of today 02/16/17, I found a tag strip-map listed in the new section on page 2 When I checked, the history of question for this tag, there are questions that date back to 2013 How is it that the ...
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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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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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Adding quick comment when voting to not re-open question?

I would like to add a quick comment to a question that I'm voting to not re-open. For example, a user has their question closed, and they worked on some significant edits to provide additional ...
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Should [arcsde] tag be renamed to [enterprise-geodatabase]?

At the moment we have just over 1,000 questions tagged arcsde but my understanding is that the product ArcSDE ceased to exist many years ago when it became simply a component of the ArcGIS Server ...
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Where is the logout option in Stack Exchange?

How do I logout from an account? I don't see the logout option and I can't figure how I enter the site, because when I visit the page (in Chrome) the login is made automatically.
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Is there a limit to the number of times a question is eligible to vote on to reopen after it has been edited?

I'm asking this question because when I have voted on a reopen request on a question that I subsequently voted to remain close, because of insufficient changes to the original question. So does that ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Are opinions that bad?

If you take the tour, it is clear that you have to avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based. However, if you navigate through this site, you'll find many great questions closed or locked as ...
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Can we enforce the “Answers in Answer section” rule more?

I've noticed a few questions since I joined this SE page that have answers or partial answers in the comment section, rather than as actual answers, not sure what we can do about this other than ...
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Splitting answer when it leads to another question?

Fairly new to SE, but trying to be as active as I can and just wanted to make sure of what I'm doing. A few days ago I answered Changing to alternate label if first label does not fit in QGIS?. The ...
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Declined flags for old questions containing deprecated functions

I flagged some very old questions, often without any answer, which seem for me off-topic because the operations involved into them were no longer reproducible. In the following, some examples of the ...
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Using version tags on “timeless” questions?

The concept of "timeless" questions has been discussed in this answer to Asking same question for newer version? In a comment on that answer @underdark asked about what should happen to the qgis-2.6 ...
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Flagging questions for closure that are old?

I've noticed recently at least several posts have showed up in the Close vote queue; two of which were posted about a year ago and the other about three months or so ago. Whoever flagged it, ...
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Asking same question for newer version?

@underdark wrote, in a much upvoted answer to the somewhat related Dealing with Q&As using deprecated/non-existent PyQGIS API functions?: I'm not a friend of having ten copies of the same ...
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Using [cartography] tag?

At the moment we have 853 questions tagged cartography (if you are on the newest tab, or 158 frequently asked questions if you are on the frequent tab) which has a tag wiki excerpt of: The study ...
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Using Close Privileges on answer that is question or comment?

I recently acquired Close vote privileges and from time to time, I may come across a post from an answer by a user that is rather a question or comment instead. I still flag it because I cannot close ...
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Updating openlayers, openlayers-2 and openlayers-3 tags?

Please perform the following gis.stackexchange.com retagging actions: Merge the openlayers and openlayers-2 tags into openlayers-2 Rename openlayers-3 to openlayers This means that in the future, ...
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Dealing with Q&As using deprecated/non-existent PyQGIS API functions?

As I've hinted at in a question (Loading QgsComposition from template without throwing "QgsComposition constructor is deprecated"?), changes in the PyQGIS API don't appear well documented/...
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Changed my mind on a vote for a thread, do I get that vote added for the total of the day?

I've tried searching for something similar on the Meta, I wasn't able to locate anything. My question is if I were to "retract" a vote from a thread that I previously voted on, does that vote now ...
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Permanent Hats for GIS

Any chance of making Hats a permanent feature for GIS? Perhaps even make up hats specific to GIS in some fashion (pun intended).
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Do disputed flags ever become resolved?

I currently have three disputed flags listed in my flagging history. I tried looking for other possible questions they may have answered however, I only came across Why is this "Not an answer&...
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How the flagging system works?

If I'm not wrong, there is the possibility to raise up a maximum of 10 flags, but I don't know how the system works. I imagine that, if I have 10 pending flag raised, I can't flag any more post, but ...
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Edited tag wiki, but didn't receive tally to research assistant badge?

I haven't found any posts discussing not receiving a tally for tag wiki edits. I have edited at least 4 tag wikis, received approval and have not seen any updates to my research assistant tally? ...
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Announcing Winter Bash 2016 for GIS SE (unless hat haters make their case ASAP)?

Season’s greetings, GIS Stack Exchange users! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means even though we typically hate it, it’s time to have some fun...with hats! That’s right - it’s time ...
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Why is it that I sometimes find I am unable to edit a tag

I'm chasing my research assistant badge, and editing tag wikis, but I find that on occasion that I get no edit button showing, for example with the tag for error-000666 whether I click the help us ...
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Clearly off-topic question reopened?

I voted to close Running script over every file in folder using GDAL in Python? as off topic and it was put on hold. It is a pure python question and has no GIS component. The question mentions ...
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How can “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” happen?

I just got an edit rejected during review, with the reason: This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. Looking at the subsequent conflicting review, it's not that different from mine. I am just ...
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Any coding tags missing code language setting for syntax highlighting?

From Meta Q&As like: What is syntax highlighting and how does it work? Changes to syntax highlighting and Syntax highlighting for pyqgis my understanding is that there should never be a need to ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - GIS

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Removing personal email addresses from questions?

This answer (before it was deleted by the votes of six non-moderators) included the user's personal email address. To me this seems to work against GIS SE because if the questioner decides to act ...
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Are software recommendations good candidates for being wiki locked?

When searching on Google for Android and GIS, one of the very first hits is the following page on gis.se: Choosing Mobile GIS applications for Android Tablets? The question is wiki locked, so no ...
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Custom Spell Checker for GIS SE?

Is it possible to implement a custom spell-checker for GIS.SE? There are many common terms such as shapefile, ArcGIS, QGIS etc. etc. that are recognized as errors when people write down their ...
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Tagging ArcGIS Enterprise, Server, Portal, ArcSDE, etc questions?

With ArcGIS 10.5 now in Prerelease it seems timely to re-examine how the server products from that platform are tagged because: If you haven’t already heard the product family formerly known as ...
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Asking GPS / tracking device specific questions on GIS SE?

Can I ask questions related to GPS / tracking devices in this community, or is this only for software related questions? I need protocol information about some devices that have just arrived, but ...
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Is it time to make [openlayers] tag synonym of [openlayers-3] instead of [openlayers-2]?

18 months ago we made the openlayers tag a synonym of openlayers-2 as a result of Should openlayers-2 and openlayers be synonyms? Although I am not an OpenLayers user, it now seems to me that most ...
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Why is the Python tag inappropriate for a question about Shapely?

On a question I just asked (and ended up self answering), the python tag was removed. I'm really unclear why. Shapely is specifically a Python library. So all questions/answers related to it are ...
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Using GIS SE rather than Stack Overflow for Here Maps questions?

I'm programming for living and StackOverflow is a life savior for all kinds of issues. Sometimes, when I dig deeper into a very specific aspect (such as geometries or design), it's actually better to ...
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Linking to GIS Analytics Survey from GIS SE?

I'm currently working with a team of MBA students to conduct research in the GIS industry. We have visited a few conferences and have conducted approximately 100 interviews with contacts in a variety ...
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Improving wording of “no GIS component” custom close reason?

We currently have a custom close reason that basically says GIS SE is for GIS questions and there are other sites that you should use for general IT questions, even if they relate to something that a ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Geographic Information Systems's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please ...
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When and how should “We are not a GIS Software Support Site” be invoked?

There is a short paragraph on the Help which I have always felt some discomfort with: We are not a GIS Software Support Site. We encourage you to seek official routes for support for specific ...
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Regarding the 2016 Community Moderator Election Candidate Score

I was considering nominating myself as a candidate but I figure my candidate score is probably too low to throw my hat in the ring at this time. Is there a way to find out what my candidate score is ...
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Asking for a criticism on GIS viewsheds?

Is GIS Stack Exchange a good place to ask for the pros and cons of the viewsheds analysis compared to a subject personally climbing the hill and writing his observations? Or is it a discussion topic ...
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Is it useful to have a [gis-principle] tag?

I wonder if having a tag of type gis-principle around is necessary. The excerpt and wiki say: Excerpt: Use for questions which involve a GIS principle or theory and are software agnostic Wiki: ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election - Process

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

GIS is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 12th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...

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