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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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Starting rep boost for authors/employees

Reputation is given to its users by the Stack Exchange network based on their interactions on its sites so I would not expect to see any request to have someone not already interacting with us awarded ...
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Where does it state "one question per post" in the GIS Stack Exchange instructions?

The Tour is now updated https://gis.stackexchange.com/tour Thanks for the feedback and improving the GIS-SE site content
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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

I don't see any advantage of having the qgis-2.0 tag. There are three QGIS releases per year and that means three new tags per year: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/qgis2.0 https://gis....
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Would it be possible to warn OP that a question is being answered to avoid deletion?

I can understand your frustration because I know it has happened to me on occasion too. However, to get something implemented along those lines would need a convincing argument to be made to Meta ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can we get Stack Snippets enabled?

This request came up again in the site design announcement which made us realize we never responded publicly about this. Sorry about that! I think it wasn't totally obvious from the initial release ...
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Would it be possible to warn OP that a question is being answered to avoid deletion?

There is an avenue which doesn't rely on our kind overlords at Stack Exchange to implement a deletion warning or lock on questions. If you have spent time and attention crafting a good answer that is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

While it could be construed as a double tag, technically it isn't. One is a software tag, one is a version tag. qgis should be applied to all questions related to the QGIS software, regardless of ...
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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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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000?

Over time I have become less and less comfortable with using this Q&A as the place to add suggestions for new tag synonyms because the more there are here, the more likely they are to get buried, ...
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Rewarding bounty after bounty finished when question posted before end of bounty?

Implementing an enhancement request like this is something that could only be done at the Stack Exchange network level i.e. via Meta Stack Exchange rather than here at Meta GIS Stack Exchange. I ...
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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 ...
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Add tag 'Galileo'

I have created the galileo tag and have added it to your questions.
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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 ...
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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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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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Shortest code to reproduce GIS programming problems

I agree strongly that this would be a useful Custom Off-topic Close Reason. However, something to bear in mind is that we only have three Custom Off-topic Close Reasons available to set (which we can ...
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Syntax highlighting for openlayers-3 tag

I've just visited https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/openlayers-3/info and set its Code Language to lang-js (as below). It does not seem to allow setting of more than one language and in any event ...
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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000?

Yesterday I noticed we have: mapping x53 "The act or process of making a map." cartography x520 "The study and practice of making maps." (with 'map' as a synonym) The use of 'mapping' appears to be ...
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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000?

stereo had four questions and no Wiki, and stereo-compilation one question and a Wiki. I was just going to edit the tags to eliminate stereo, but I did the first one and realized I'd mentally ...
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