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Should GIS participate in the 2014 “Winter Bash”?

Yes, GIS should participate in Winter Bash 2014.
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Should geospatial tag be blacklisted?

Yes I think geospatial is for all intents and purposes a synonym of GIS and thus any case for blacklisting the gis tag should apply equally to geospatial. gis was blacklisted long ago so I think ...
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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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Options when question is duplicate of one with no/inadequate/old answers?

Seven ways to help revive/refresh a question (including closed questions), and its answers are by: using the share button beneath the question to advertise it to your networks (no rep needed) ...
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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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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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Is tag for [bug] needed when "We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site"?

I support Burninating this tag, because it is pretty much a Meta Tag. It does not give any additional information about the question, and most of the time, the issue might not even be a Bug.
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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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Removing personal email addresses from questions?

...should the email be removed? Yes, personal information goes in the user profile page. Posts must be kept as clean as possible, i.e, without user signatures, salutations, and other kinds of ...
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Is GIS SE participating in 2015 Winter Bash Holiday Hats Promotion?

Last year's poll was so clearly in favour of Hats (see Should GIS participate in the 2014 “Winter Bash”?) that I proposed to the other mods that we simply accept the default option which is that we ...
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Do disputed flags ever become resolved?

See the following Meta Stack Exchange posts: What is a disputed flag? What is the difference between disputed and declined flags? From the last post: Disputed flag: When you flag an answer as NAA ...
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Do we need [code] tag?

I think this tag is redundant. Any question relating to code should have the language tag associated with it. I vote to burninate.
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Why did I lose 100 reputation on GIS?

I was not one of the three users (two moderators) who cast or processed flags on your answer. However, as a moderator I can confirm that these actions happened, as you can see below: Ordinary user ...
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What to do with ArcGIS tag after burnination?

Firstly, congratulations! It was quite a job organizing the 'arcgis' tag. I believe we should definitely blacklist it. Users will use the correct tag from now on (when typing 'arcgis', they will ...
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How the flagging system works?

How many flags do I have? When you start out, you are allotted 10 flags per day. This number may increase to up to 100 flags per day: You get one bonus flag per 2000 reputation. You are awarded ...
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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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Describing GIS Stack Exchange on its Tour page?

Something I think we need to be cautious about is opening the door to "absolutely any question related to Surveying, etc". Perhaps we can model our answer on the Cross Validated Tour which I have ...
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Why do I see so many answers in the Late Answers Review Queue?

The explanation is over in the sidebar. Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue? It started at almost 900 this morning so we are getting through them quite ...
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Why are some posts highlighted yellow?

The yellow highlighted questions are those that contain one of your favorite tags. You can edit the tags on your GIS SE home page by selecting the "edit" hyperlink. Note that in addition to adding ...
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Improving opening paragraphs of GIS SE Help Center (and Tour)?

I would like to drop the last sentence: Questions that are too basic (meaning the answer is indexed in any number of general internet reference sources designed specifically to find that type ...
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Is it possible to create new badges?

It is possible, but difficult, to propose new badges, and I think that they can only be proposed network-wide rather than site-specific. The process is described at What makes a good badge? When and ...
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Adding image in comment section of Stack Exchange sites?

Comments do not support the insertion of images. To do that you need to be editing your question (via Ask Question or using the edit button beneath an existing question). Its the same as for an ...
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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

Is there something to be said about questions that are older than say 5 years that is a comment on their relevancy? If someone posts a question and it isn't answered for even 1 year, or even several ...
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Where are GIS Chat Rooms?

Once you have a reputation of 20 or more you will have the Talk In Chat privilege. To find the GIS Chat Rooms since the New top bar is live: From the Main (or Meta) site click on the Stack Exchange ...
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Getting answers for questions immediately

The best way to obtain quick and comprehensive answers here is by making your question as clear and easy to understand as you can. You have an edit button beneath it which you can use to keep ...
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Describing GIS Stack Exchange on its Tour page?

Here is my proposal : adding "surveying" to the list. There are only a few tags with surveying, but IF we consider that surveyors also use GNSS, then it is more popular than remote sensing on GIS.SE. ...
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Regarding the 2016 Community Moderator Election Candidate Score

I wondered the same thing before I nominated myself. You can hover your mouse over the existing nominations and see what each score component is...It looks like the n/40 score is based on 4 things: ...
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When I skip a review what happens?

The Skip option skips that review for you and will not place it in your queue again. It's not counted as a review in your stats, and is as if you never saw the review. Another reviewer will see that ...
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Reaching 80,000 answered questions before questions on our site reaches 100,000?

I think we need to tackle this on three fronts. A question without an answer which has a positive score: One aim could be to look for your specific tag you like to answer (for me its qgis and pyqgis) ...
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