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While I actually agree with your feeling here, I think it's important to keep in mind that the community (both this site specifically and SE in general) has changed quite a bit over the years, so comparing content across that time may not work out so easily. Looking at the Q/A with a score above 50, the top 3 are questions that would be closed within ...


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It is true that the industry has evolved and now many questions have found a new place in other communities. I would like to start a conversation about the usefulness of some of these sites (like the Open Data) from a GIS perspective, but that would be another topic. It is also true that some of these stats are time-depend and the more time a question is ...


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In addition to several good reasons already posted in answers here, there is another factor that I don't think I've seen addressed yet... The longer the site has been around, the more likely it is that any given question has already been asked. Or to put it another way, the more likely it is that the question a user wants an answer to has already been ...


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As a relative newcomer to both the GIS stackexchange as well as GIS itself, I can't comment on historical trends. But I would point out quantity does not equal quality. My experience with this community is better than with some other online communities (SE and elsewhere) whose stats would doubtless be higher. Questions span the range from beginner to expert,...


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Yes questions about the Leaflet plugin should probably use the tag vector-tiles. I have modified the tag excerpt for vector-grid to also say: For questions about the Leaflet Plugin please use the tag "vector-tiles"


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I am not a statistician, but I think something that needs to be taken into account when considering the numbers that you have presented, is that the more time that passes, between when a post is made and the present, the more likely it is that a: post will be voted on; and question will be answered This is because the more times a post is viewed, the more ...


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I think that for most questions the version doesn't matter, where it does I think adding the version info to the question is sufficient.


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I've been here since the beginning, and served as pro-tem moderator for a time when the site was finding it's legs. My contributions have been downwardly trending for several years. It would be wrong to say the distance is because of over-moderation. Home and work are claiming more of my available attention, and my public internet presence has quietened down ...


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Id say one tag for google-earth and google-earth-pro is enough because they are very similar and as you have already mentioned google-earth-pro is now free as well, so there shouldn't be many users left using the "normal" version. But in my opinion there should be an extra tag for the "new" google earth (web/mobile) version as they are different from the ...


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I'm going to suggest that, yes, SE GIS is ill. Answers so far have noted that: There is usually a lul in activity over the new year and holiday periods. The userbase has been steadily increasing, as has activity. I'd suggest that at least in terms of the second, this is because there is little other place for GIS users who have questions to go for help. ...


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That question was deleted by the Roomba seven months after it was asked and before anyone had volunteered their time to offer an answer to it. To avoid this automated process I recommend continuing to edit any question you ask, both in response to any clarifications sought by potential answerers and to include any additional relevant information. That way ...


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I think that "needs more focus" is just the new "name" for the "too broad" close reason. I think that there are two main question structures that it should be used on, and these are: "more than one question per question" (should be focused to one question), and "too open-ended"/"too broad" (quick single question by asker seeking potentially large amount ...


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I propose simplifying the Google Earth (GE) tags into just one - google-earth - and have any/all others as synonyms of that tag (excluding the engine and api tags). Most of the questions relate to GE or GE-Pro (basically the same product); I don't really see any need to have additional tags for GE mobile or browser which may only attract a handful of ...


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Suggest merging normal and pro into 'google-earth-desktop' and the seperately have 'google-earth-mobile'


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At the time this question was asked, nearly 6 years ago, I was an advocate for version tags. However, since that time I have come to view them as having little value. I think that as long as any version(s) being asked about, and hopefully tested and reported on, is/are mentioned in the body of a question, then I think it/they are best left out of the tags.


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