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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. Moreover, I have enough reputation that when, on occasion, I have an opportunity to spend some time here, I can still do most of the things I used to. It was ...


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I would not consider this to be a formal GIS SE policy because the site operates mostly on guidelines. However, the only answer to Policy: Is it OK to have dedicated foreign-language chat rooms? suggests that it is fine to set up a chat room that is dedicated to a language other than English. I think you should feel free to try doing what you suggest and ...


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In my opinion GIS SE should be (or better "is") a platform for all GIS related questions, not depending on which GIS related product or what the community background of a question is. It also does not matter whether the product is open source or commercial. The only thing one should state at this point: GIS SE will never be an official support ...


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When introducing users of your tool to the GIS Stack Exchange read carefully the section of its Help Center titled Can I support my product on this site? which starts: We get a lot of requests from product teams about how they can use Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange to support their communities. Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange ...


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I could not comment sooner without knowing whether @whuber wished to return their diamond quietly or accompanied by an announcement. Now that they have answered here I am comfortable to add an answer too. @whuber's answers on this site are legendary for their detail and rigour so I hope we will continue to see new ones whenever suitable opportunities to ...


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All content posted on GIS Stack Exchange is covered by the same licensing as on Stack Overflow and any other Stack Exchange site. I think the place to start delving into what contraints may apply to your use is at Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0.


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The duplicate targets that I propose for such questions depend on the software being asked about: for ArcMap, I use Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap in ArcMap but do not? for QGIS, I suggest Layer disappears when changing from CRS in degrees to CRS in meters in QGIS


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When voting to close I assess each question on its merits but I also try to place it within the context of its Q&A as presented at that time. I may or may not vote to close a self-answered question like the one you describe depending on its actual content but: it sounds like one that I would not vote to close even if I or others did, being closed only ...


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Personally, I very rarely visit the front page of GIS SE and instead I use browser favorites to go to sets of questions like its Newest. However, every time a question is listed there or anywhere, irrespective of its age, represents an opportunity to raise its profile (by upvoting), improve it (by editing) or to nudge it towards removal from the site (by ...


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Here's my personal opinion of what should be done (or shouldn't be) based on your 4 options. Don't add as a comment, treat comments as temporary Adding your solution to an answer can be acceptable, I have seen it done both here and Stack Overflow. Typically as a horizontal line and then additional content rather than modifying the answer to change what the ...


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It would probably be better if the questions were asked by your users rather than yourself. While there is nothing wrong with self answered questions in general it looks a little odd if all of the questions and answers for a tag are by a single user. In may be better in some cases to simply improve your documentation (or code) to make things like the limits ...


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From looking at all questions tagged sepal (three so far) it seems to me that they have been generally well-received, so I do not think that you should be too worried about the odd downvote and/or close votes. Our community provides those to let you know when they think your Q&As may not be useful, or may be off-topic. You should not ignore them, ...


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For an event which is only days or weeks away, or already running, you could advertise it in the GIS Chat Room. With a longer lead time the way to do it would be by taking advantage of Community Ads. Community Ads for 2021 is the latest request for candidate ads.


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In addition to the HNQ prominence, I think people (myself included) tend to hit the "this answer is useful" selfishly rather than altruistically. It would be appropriate to click that up arrow anytime one feels, as an impartial reviewer, that the answer is well-written and answers the question posed well. But we're more likely to do so if we ...


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In the spirit of Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? and No Thanks, Damn It!, I will often remove expressions of gratitude such as "Thank you for any suggestions" because I think they are a form of Chit Chat which the Tour says should not be included in posts. Nowadays, I try not to do that except ...


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I agree with the commenter you cite, that your question on Main, in its current form, lacks focus because it looks for answers to multiple unmarked questions. I do not think that asking for a text book recommendation instead will bring it on-topic, because that is likely to result in a list of each text book about projections and coordinate systems that ...


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I do not think that we should use age of a question, or of the software version it is about, as a close reason per se. I endorsed your vote to close GDAL version & QGIS because it was talking about versions of GDAL (2.1.1 and 2.1.2) and their installation options at a particular point in time 4.5 years ago. I think that answers to that question, are ...


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Great, thanks a lot for these interesting numbers! This is a SE site about Geographic information systems. It would be interesting to have some statistics about where contributions were posted from (based on IP address). A map visualizing the posts on GIS SE would be very nice. Where are questions coming from, where are answers coming from? Imagine that this ...


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Since the question you cite involves PROJ, and: PROJ is a generic coordinate transformation software that transforms geospatial coordinates from one coordinate reference system (CRS) to another. it is highly on-topic for GIS SE and, I think, less likely to attract suitable expertise to answer it at Stack Overflow. I recommend that you delete it from there, ...


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Question reopened by @Mapperz per comment: Not sure why 4 users deemed it a duplicate, different data, have re-opened.


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As commented by @Aaron: There is an option to include a message in the bounty, which will be displayed prominently with the bounty. In this case the message written by the person placing the bounty was: Offering a bounty to refresh this question to current day. Also to encourage people to flesh out how to use [conda] and it's packages if you've installed ...


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We should do nothing. That is just sometimes the answer. I left the site for a few years and closed my account. I would not want someone messaging me from the site during this time. I certainly wish @Joseph well.


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In general, I agree with @Midavalo's answer and prefer that option too. It is the way I personally would do it (and already have done so in the past). However, in this particular case I have just added further explanations on the runtime and settings including an example as well to my answer. Therefore also removed my comments. So in this particular case, ...


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I have now posted my feedback as a separate answer, as this seems to be the prefered way to do it: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/398134/88814


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I think all questions seeking open data recommendations are better asked at the Open Data Stack Exchange which has a tag for geospatial and to date 738 questions seeking open geospatial data that have been well received. However, I do not vote to close them here, unless they are unclear, unfocused or off-topic for another reason, because a significant ...


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