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)
suggesting an edit to improve it that then gets approved i.e. provide additional details or clarify existing details (no rep needed)
raising the need for more editors/...
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.
As on any site, be sure to:
take our 2-minute Tour;
review the first (on topic) page of the help
review a few recent Q&As to get a feel for what potential answerers are looking ...
...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 unrelated messages with the Q/A content.
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 or VLQ and the post doesn't result in deletion but someone recommended deletion, the flag is disputed. Spam and offensive flags on post that are rolled back ...
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 cast a spam flag
Moderator 1 declined the spam flag
Moderator 2 cast a spam flag (which deleted your answer, and presumably led to the 100 point deduction)
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 uses one of two keywords in comments: solved or worked. One needs to type a tag name as a parameter from the query.
Testing this query for the arcpy tag returned ...
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 additional bonus flags when you flag correctly - one bonus flag for every ten net helpful flags (helpful flags minus declined flags).
Please do not ask for more details as an answer because that area is reserved for direct answers to the question.
The 50 point reputation requirement is there for the reasons discussed in Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? so I recommend reading that Q&A and following the advice in its only, and highly upvoted, answer.
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 favorite tags, you can add ignore tags, which will grey out questions.
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 why should I suggest a new badge?
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.
To better understand the purpose of comments I recommend reviewing How do comments work? and to ...
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 improving your question as potential answerers ask you for clarifications via comments. Be aware that comments do not form part of your question so if you say ...
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 "burger" at top right and then next to Geographic Information Systems you will see chat.
Click on chat to see the GIS Chat Rooms with the main one being ...
There is one more reason why you shouldn't delete your new question. You might have phrased the question or problem differently than the original question. Maybe you phrased it in simple and non-technical terms.
In the future some beginner might have a similar question and wouldn't know what keywords to search for. So he might use a non-technicial term in ...
I would say to just leave it, as (and this is just one reason) it could be used as a statistic to help find "canonical" questions. In other words, if a question has been referenced many times by duplicated questions, it might be considered canonical.
There might be ways to query this information out of the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, e.g. Most Commonly ...
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:
1 point per 1k of reputation, up to 20k rep (so 20 points max)
Up to 8 points total for each review queue badge (Civic Duty, Deputy, Reviewer, Steward).
Up to ...
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 review in their queue.
From What are the review queues, and how do they work? (emphasis added)
Any time you are unsure of whether a post should be closed ...
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 clearer answer
Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting
There is a new Moderator election now because a) I am stepping down from the post, and b) GIS Stack Exchange is successful.
I'm stepping down because my work and home duties have changed such that now I only have time to visit GIS-se a few times a week, and occasionally not at all.
I remain as committed to the site as ever, I've been here since the ...
No, it's not a bug. Basically the system looks for questions that have at least one answer but none that are accepted or upvoted. It then performs a 'non-edit' to bump them to the top of the active view with the hope they attract attention and get 'resolved'. It's basically the system trying to clear the Unanswered view - an upvote on any answer removes it ...
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 question now shows, including an Add Comment link at the bottom of the post (same as if you had opened the question directly).
This way you can add a comment and ...
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 polluting the comment thread. You could link to that new chat room in the comments so the user is aware of it.
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 the idea is that when you see the indicator light up, it’s a reminder that there are reviews to be done if you haven’t looked recently.
Each queue may be in ...
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 for the system to update :)
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 there's really not
anything further we can discuss about the topic for privacy reasons.
I think the decision on whether to retain reputation on (self-)deletion ...