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 blacklisting of geospatial is long overdue.
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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 to the new versions. I believe our energy would be best used to try and optimise the latest release.
I believe only 2 tags are needed going forwards: qgis-2 and ...
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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 going on about that is not an answer to the question. That point in itself is a problem - this "question" is now different than the original question. Now that ...
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.
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Having looked at the questions tagged latitude & longitude, I whole heartedly agree that the current usage of these tags on most of these questions (there are 89 question currently tagged with both) is unhelpful, and the tags should be removed from these questions. In most questions, these tags could be replaced by the new lat-long tag.
However, I ...
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 get Hats.
Just for a bit more transparency, the relevant contents of the email to moderators about this year's hats were:
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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 see the alternative tags and be able to make the correct choice, as mentioned by Sideshow Bob).
There will be less tag-editings bumping posts to the active page, ...
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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, submission of bug reports
and enhancement requests, etc, are off-topic here and should be
directed instead to the official software support teams.
I have not ...
Thanks Curlew! I think now is exactly the right time to talk about this. From my point of view, I think qgis-processing would be a better choice than processing-toolbox since the toolbox is only one feature of the whole processing (mhm, "framework"?). I'd suggest to start correcting tags for all new questions and the old ones which already concern QGIS 2.0 ...
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 modified here to try and suit our purposes and emphasize that our "core business" is GIS but that we are happy to see questions from other spatial disciplines. ...
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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 quickly.
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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 of information) will be closed.
I like to consider GIS SE as the ultimate repository for questions all along the spectrum from basic to advanced. Why would we ...
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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 answer so I'll screenshot this and circle the picture button in red.
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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 years, to me it means that question is either not relevant, belongs on another site/forum, or doesn't have an answer.
In any event, either the asker has ...
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Post another question about the new problem, referencing the old one to avoid duplication of effort and narrowing the problem space down. So in the general good question style: "I've had problems with A and /this/ fixed it, but now I have an additional constraint B and need help with adapting the model. I've tried C and D, but ...".