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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/...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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...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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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). https://gis.stackexchange....


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Like PolyGeo, I'm having trouble understanding the core question. It seems to be "Should we encourage more Stack Overflow questions to migrate here? If yes, how?". With that in mind: suggest revising the SO ArcGIS tag description with a suggestion to try GSE/GIS-SE/GIS.se (note there are also SO tags for gis, postgis, arcgis-server, and ...) Patrol the ...


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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. I ...


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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.


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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?


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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. To better understand the purpose of comments I recommend reviewing How do comments work? and ...


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This seems to happen if a user's answer is first accepted (+15) but then the acceptance is removed again (-15 => total 0). I think this makes sense since it can turn out that the answer is wrong after all or that there is a better solution which should be accepted.


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It has been removed in the latest build, as per this discussion on meta.stackoverflow.


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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 ...".


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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


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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" near 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 ...


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The site was designed one way. You want it to look another way. This is what Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are for. You can either tweak your user agent (browser) style sheets, or use an extension such as Stylish to manage your style tweaks. Here is a Stylish style you can use, makes the accepted answer background color a bit more saturated: @-moz-document ...


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It's not about update frequency. It's about vote-totals: While 28 people have voted here this month, no one's voted more than 10 times. The votingest voter has cast only 8 votes. So, no one meets the 10-vote threshold for display on the page.


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The easiest way to make the switch each way now seems to be by using the "burger" at top right on both the Main and Meta sites:


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I've created a carto tag and made cartodb a synonym.


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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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