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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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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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Finding questions which are answered in comments?

I am sharing a query in SEDE to help finding questions which were answered in comments. It searches for questions with no answers, which are not closed and are not locked. Under such questions OP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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GIS SE policy on AI-generated content

At this time, I think our default position on this should be the same as that adopted by Stack Overflow at Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned. The background to that policy is explained in their Help ...
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Dirty deleting of questions

In an ideal world, posters would read and internalize all of our policies. All of our policies would always be appropriate, useful, and helpful. And comments would invariably be constructive AND ...
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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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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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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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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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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

It seems to be related to the same event as is being asked about at Meta SE in Massive user removal in one night? As @Animuson has answered there: One or more users deleted their profiles, and ...
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Formatting text as code inside a numbered paragraph

I suggest you to use ```. In this case, no need a lot of spaces.
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Why not answering questions?

I am copying most of my answer to a Meta SE question about Can we allow moderators to upgrade a comment to an answer? I would encourage all users who see "comments that answer questions" not ...
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Is there a limit to the number of times a question is eligible to vote on to reopen after it has been edited?

I had to go looking for what I think is the answer to this: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/256567/which-edits-push-closed-questions-to-the-reopen-review-queue/256572#256572 I think what @...
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Why wasn't I told that my Question was closed?

Stack Exchange does not send notifications to users if their Question is put on hold, closed, marked as duplicate, or if it has been reopened again. This is detailed in the Meta SE Q&A Send ...
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What can you do when your question is not getting any views?

Welcome to GIS SE. First and foremost, you can edit and improve your question. A good question almost always yields good answers. Additionally, editing your question bumps it up in the queue so that ...
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Sending a private message to a user?

As you will see at Any way to send a personal message to another user? it is by design that there is no feature on Stack Exchange to facilitate private messaging between users.
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Sending archive through Stack Exchange?

You can't attach files directly to your Questions on Stack Exchange, however you could upload your file elsewhere and include a link to it in your Question. That said, GIS Stack Exchange is not a ...
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Why was a question marked a duplicate of something asking for completely different information?

The best way to avoid this sort of closure is to include a paragraph in your question saying something like - I read the following answers and they help but are missing the exact measurement I need. ...
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