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Announcing Winter Bash 2016 for GIS SE (unless hat haters make their case ASAP)?

Homer Simpson says "Yes (participate)" better than I can.
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Is GIS stackexchange ill?

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 ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

I believe that QGIS 3.0 and QGIS 3.2 are essentially the same series. QGIS 3.4 comes out 26/10/2018 and also belongs in the same series. Additionally, a lot of plugins and features are being ported ...
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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

Vote Early, Vote Often Upvoting answers, when warranted, quickly moves questions off the Unanswered list if they have a net 0 vote. Downvoting answers, when warranted, helps to push low quality ...
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Improving on 36,000 unanswered questions

There is a search strategy I sometimes use to try and find the Unanswered questions where I am most likely to be able to make a difference. First I click the Unanswered option in the left sidebar: ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Thanks everyone for your votes. I'm humbled and happy to be joining the company of the existing moderators. I look forward to the task.
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Is GIS stackexchange ill?

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 ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Midavalo A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions. ...
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User @whuber not moderating anymore

It is kind of you to notice and to ask. I had not been very active here in the last four years or so and wore the moderator's diamond as a reminder of the past rather than as a tool to help the site. ...
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18 votes

Writing code snippets to get quicker answers

A code snippet that is included in a question here should not be just a copy/paste from a larger script that you are working on, and it should not be that larger script in its entirety. It should be ...
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18 votes

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Are Google abusing us?

I currently work on the Google Earth Engine team. I'm not primarily involved in developer/user relations, but I've advised those who are on how best to interact nicely with Stack Exchange (and I ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Fezter Thanks for your consideration, folks! A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to everyone that voted and nominated themselves for the Election. Condolences to 'Evil Genius' but if it was not for your nomination, the election process could of not made it into the ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Yes, many thanks to all who voted, and to @EvilGenius for ensuring there was a vote. Your turn next time! And of course congratulations also to @Fezter (who I swear was already a mod!)
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Encouraging answerers to upvote question they are answering?

The upvote guidance on questions is: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear It does not suggest that an upvote should, in any way, be related to whether the question receives ...
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2019: a year in moderation

Personally, I would rather see more questions closed by the vote of community users in the reviews than by the decision of a moderator. From the point of view of the user asking the question, the ...
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How do I get treated well on this forum?

I was not involved in voting to close your original question, but when I saw the same question asked again, I voted to close it as a duplicate. We seem to agree that it was a duplicate and unlike on ...
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Policy for users reporting their employment status at commercial software companies?

I've watched this post for the past couple days...spending way more time than anyone should reading edit history and comments. That nonsense in itself is why I quit on GIS.SE for a few months. But me ...
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16 votes

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Is GIS stackexchange ill?

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 ...
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Too many questions On Hold and Closed?

I suspect that I may be one of those "several users [who] keep nagging askers to elaborate" and so I will respond by writing why question (and answer) quality is important to me. I think the ...
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14 votes
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What should we do with bug reports?

I think it should be ok to close as "This is a bug report and not a question for GIS.SE". As the Help says: We are not a GIS Software Support Site. We encourage you to seek official routes for ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Evil Genius A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various dimensions.Do ...
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Using GIS SE rather than Stack Overflow for Here Maps questions?

I think Here Maps is more on-topic here at GIS SE than it would be at Stack Overflow. We have currently not had all that many questions tagged here-maps and would welcome more. As on any site, be ...
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Why is the Python tag inappropriate for a question about Shapely?

I think the python tag and other language related tags are not superfluous and should be used whenever the question is related to that language for two reasons: Syntax highlighting uses tags on the ...
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