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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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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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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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python-X vs pythonX tags

I would opt for sticking with python-3 because, as @MrXsquared has commented, there is a space between "Python" and "3" at the Python 3.0 Release home page. Also, this would keep it aligned with ...
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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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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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Should arcmap tag be a synonym of arcgis-desktop

While the answer below represents the position that I held on this question at the time it was asked, and during the 18 months since, I now think that the increasing adoption of a second flagship ...
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Should a title be required?

It is the default text from the Asking a Question - some users miss this when in first posts. see below
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Should arcmap tag be a synonym of arcgis-desktop

No. ArcMap is a specific program within the ArcGIS Desktop product. Questions specifically targeted as that are no less relevant/deserving of a tag than the other components (which also have tags): ...
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Replacing MCVE with Code Snippet in custom close reason?

No. I'm admittedly pessimistic, but I think assuming that a user would even click on the link in the close reason, much less read through a question and then find the answer that pertains to them, is ...
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Tag for trying to do the same in other software

As @PolyGeo has said, that would be a meta Tag. If you think about it, there is no need of such a Tag. I, as an answer writer am not concerned with whether the OP knows how to do the process with ...
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Tag for trying to do the same in other software

There is not a tag to identify this kind of question, and I do not think that there should be. If one were created it would seem to be a meta tag which are generally advised against.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Burninate `error-*` tags?

I've started to create these when I see the same errors being asked about repeatedly. If a specific error message is only present in a small number < 10 I would not consider creating. However, ...
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Would required fields that create tags make sense?

I think every question should mention either the GIS software (and version) being used, or a statement to say that it is a GIS principle or algorithm being asked about, because that stops me having to ...
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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.
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Supporting math markup in GIS SE?

This is a formula Another formula:
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Could we include arcgis on our current tag policy?

I guess I should be somewhat sympathetic to this argument since I apparently have the top answer score on the arcgis tag, but honestly that doesn't mean much to me. ArcGIS is a brand, not a product. ...
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Could we include arcgis on our current tag policy?

The arcgis-platform tag is there for "people interested in the topic arcgis in a general manner". As ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online questions increase it becomes clear that arcgis commonly means ...
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Would it be useful to force accept answers?

Just thought about this today. So many questions with great answers, which are not accepted. I am a bit sad this idea is declined. We have voting for closing questions. Why not to have moderators in ...
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Making the chat more visible?

There is already a quick link to Chat, from the hamburger menu at top-right. From this menu you get quick access to Main, Meta, Help, and Chat, plus other SE communities you are active in.
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When/If mathematical library will be embedded into GIS Stack Exchange?

In the absence of "a lot of evidence that a majority of posts on the site would benefit from Tex/LaTeX support", and/or user votes, I think there is little chance of this being implemented by the SE ...
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Can anyone else "accept an answer" when original user who asked a question has stopped being involved in the question?

In seeking: something to bypass of inactive user for more than, say 6 months? you may want to review and vote on: Keeping special status for Accepted Answers without sticking them to top forever? ...
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One-line answer reputation privilege

The cited answer is one to which I applied the post notice and, in its current one line state, I think it should be left there. I almost always process the system generated flags on one-line ...
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Would required fields that create tags make sense?

A Question should have at least one tag per question more is better in this case Under the help there is tagging https://gis.stackexchange.com/help/tagging Though versions of a particular GIS ...
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