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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

This is part of the Stack Exchange mechanism for posting "Drafts are stored in redis for 7 days, with each site having storage for one draft question and one draft answer per user." for a ...
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Setting CartoDB tag to synonym of CARTO?

I've created a carto tag and made cartodb a synonym.
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Where is the logout option in Stack Exchange?

Here it is*: The automatic logon is because you did not logout from that particularly device. *Credits to @Matte, for pointing this out with a comment.
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Adding quick comment when voting to not re-open question?

In the Reopen Review you will be in the Revision tab by default, which shows what has been changed in the post. Clicking on the Question (Revised) tab will change the view slightly, into what the ...
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Improving opening paragraphs of GIS SE Help Center (and Tour)?

My suggestion herein is not what I was originally thinking, but in this sentence: That will help you write a great, focused question that gets excellent answers. the word "gets" could be ...
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Do we need [programming] tag?

I think this tag is as redundant as the code tag. Clearly, the language that the person is trying to program in should indicate that it's a programming problem; and they should tag with that language....
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Sending a private message to a user?

In addition to PolyGeo's answer, you could create a chat room and invite that user to the chat and discuss with them in there. While not private, you will be free to discuss in there without ...
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What is the red dot in the review queues?

Jon Ericson's post in Meta Stack Exchange answers it: How does the review-needed indicator work exactly? With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: ... So ...
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

At the moment you have 3 upvotes and 1 downvote (net 2 upvotes). I assume that when you checked, you received 8 rep because at that moment you had 1 upvote and 1 downvote. Sometimes it takes a while ...
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Using version tags for PostgreSQL

I think that for most questions the version doesn't matter, where it does I think adding the version info to the question is sufficient.
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Announcing Winter Bash 2016 for GIS SE (unless hat haters make their case ASAP)?

As GIS users, perhaps we are aware that it's only winter north of the Tropic of Cancer, which is much less than half of the world. Perhaps the name 'winter bash' is poorly chosen. (And who likes hats ...
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