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Permanent Hats for GIS

Unfortunately, no. The hats are not permanent. Winter Bash hats are always temporary that get put back in the box when hat season is over. If you want hats to remain, then you should wear a hat, ...
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Adding 'bug reports' to off-topic close reasons dialog?

I agree, and propose this wording that incorporates suggestions from @whuber: Questions that relate to the business of vendors and product teams, such as licensing, pricing, release dates, ...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

My brief answer is that we already have under-used tools to do this: moderators can delete questions, some users can vote to delete questions (and that now includes you), more users can vote to close ...
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9 votes

Dirty deleting of questions

In an ideal world, posters would read and internalize all of our policies. All of our policies would always be appropriate, useful, and helpful. And comments would invariably be constructive AND ...
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8 votes
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Custom Spell Checker for GIS SE?

I don't believe the spell checker results you are seeing are a part of Stack Exchange. Instead they are likely to be your browser's in-built spell checker, which you can (usually) update and add ...
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8 votes
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Asking code review questions for GIS related code?

Code reviews on GIS SE have been discussed on this Meta twice previously in: Code review for a specific piece of code What to do about "what's wrong with my wall of text?" type ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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8 votes
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One-line answer reputation privilege

Although the motivation of this request is good, I am concerned about unintentional bad consequences. On plenty of sites a few people come along and build relatively large reputations quickly either ...
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Modifying custom close reason for when pictures of code rather than formatted text are presented?

I sympathise with Joseph's answer; however I have another suggestion: Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve code must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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6 votes
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Making the chat more visible?

This is not something in the SE user interface that we at GIS can modify, and so your feature request is best posted at the network-wide Meta Stack Exchange. I thought I would quickly find a feature ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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5 votes
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Add syntax-highlighting for KML

The kml tag now has XML syntax highlighting applied:
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Syntax highlighting needed for expression tag?

I've added it for you. We are keen to track down any missing instances of needed syntax highlighting as you can see at Any coding tags missing code language setting for syntax highlighting?
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Open a new tab for added links

The default behaviour of links is to open in the same page; this is true for all websites. Because this is the default, people expect links to open in the same page; as a developer, you can override ...
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If no answers are offered in a bounty, automatic message should not be "you must award answer"

Modification to how bounties work is not something that we at GIS SE can customize at a site level. Consequently, you would need to post such a feature request at Meta Stack Exchange which deals ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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4 votes

Add tag 'Galileo'

I have created the galileo tag and have added it to your questions.
Aaron's user avatar
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4 votes

Supporting math markup in GIS SE?

This is a formula Another formula:
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Is there a way to add more than one link to a question when marked as Duplicate?

As far as I know the only time you will ever see more than one duplicate to a question is when it's reviewers have differing opinions as to which is more appropriate. Each reviewer is expected to ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Refinement of migration flag

There is a different Off-Topic flag that I believe you should be using in this situation. The flag you refer to is specifically for migrating questions from one SE site to another. We don't migrate ...
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Move the "Chat" feature link to better real estate

To achieve a change such as this the place to ask would be Meta Stack Exchange because it is not something that can be customized on a per-site basis. That question has already been asked there as: ...
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4 votes

Change title font to prevent confusion between the number zero and letter o (0o)

This was raised by @AndreSilva in their answer to GIS's updated site theme is live! @Catija (Stack Exchange staff member) commented there that: This isn't a display problem, it's how Georgia ...
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New close reason for when question does not show any research effort?

For a feature request such as this the first thing to clarify is whether you seek a new custom close reason for GIS SE, or a new Stack Exchange network-wide close reason. For a new Stack Exchange ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Modifying custom close reason for when pictures of code rather than formatted text are presented?

We should perhaps mention the format button specifically within the text so that the asker can be immediately told how to format their code text. E.g.: "..., a specific problem or error and the ...
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Make a statement about installation-related questions in the site's scope description

To me those two questions look like they are about getting the foundations beneath PostGIS built to support it, rather than about having a problem with a relatively vanilla install of PostGIS (but ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Using images within comments?

You can paste the image first in the editor of an answer, then copy the link before saving the answer, discard the answer and insert the link to the image in the comment.
Babel's user avatar
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Move the "Chat" feature link to better real estate

If you click on the StackExchange logo with the arrow pointing down you get to the chat much quicker.
Mapperz's user avatar
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

I would agree with your motivation and have the same feeling at times. On the other hand, The close reason itself "to be deleted, pointless question". seems to be too broad, and it can be easily ...
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Feature Request - Documentation Tools

Sunsetting Documentation documents the shutting down of the Documentation Beta. I will leave my earlier answer below the line. I don't think we should overlook the earlier discussion that we had on ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Feature Request - Documentation Tools

Yes, I think this idea would work well for GIS Stack Exchange. We would need to consider how these are constructed when we are talking about applying the same languages (e.g. SQL, Python etc.) to ...
Midavalo's user avatar
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Where does it state "one question per post" in the GIS Stack Exchange instructions?

I think we overuse the "too broad"/>1 question closure reason (actually I came to meta to open a new discussion on that, but found that this germane question was near the top of the ...
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Any reason not to import tag information from the main Stack Exchange meta site?

PolyGeo's answer contain links which explain why not doing this in an automatic fashion. However, I second your effort on manually filling excerpts and wikis for tags in GIS Meta. I also do that ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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3 votes
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Could we inherit the stackoverflow "dark mode" here on GIS.SE?

This is not something that we can do from GIS SE. It would need to come from the SE developers. This has been discussed at Dark Mode for Stack Exchange sites where this answer from @Glorfindel said ...
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