Mapperz
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results
17 votes

Congratulations to everyone that voted and nominated themselves for the Election. Condolences to 'Evil Genius' but if it was not for your nomination, the election process could of not made it into the ...

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How the flagging system works?
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11 votes

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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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?
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9 votes

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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
9 votes

To all nominee candidates A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various ...

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Where does it state "one question per post" in the GIS Stack Exchange instructions?
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8 votes

The Tour is now updated https://gis.stackexchange.com/tour Thanks for the feedback and improving the GIS-SE site content

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What's the purpose of the `workflow` tag?
8 votes

Would like to keep the tag workflow Why? workflow to our commercial company is "a sequence of connected steps" - in my work, scope and process are used. In FME Workbench the parallel sequences are ...

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
8 votes

To all candidates, A lot of the moderation work is extremely mundane. It is deleting obvious spam, closing blatantly off-topic questions, and culling some of the worst rated posts in various ...

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Advance notice of 2016 Community Moderator Election
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7 votes

Information for potential nominees... and good luck. What is expected? So in summary, if you become a community moderator on the GIS Stack Exchange site, here's what to expect: As a moderator, ...

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How to delete a misspelled tag?
7 votes

If no questions with that tag, it will disappear on its own in about 24 hours.

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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?
6 votes

Traffic to the site has decreased since 23rd March 2020 due to the global impact of covid-19. (more people choosing video/conferencing over browsing?) The trend is a slow rise, people working from ...

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What is the average daily workload for a GIS.SE moderator?
6 votes

We are fairly lucky we don't see too much spam, Ian mentions most of the relevant points. Likewise having a browser tab open can be useful when working and processing. The site has good community ...

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Change the design of the "Ask Question" button
5 votes

So this is the comparison you are talking about: This is first instance in 22,000 questions on GIS Stack Exchange where this has been identified. I believe the tabs could be more prominent - there ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2012
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Why do I see a numeral in brackets in the Title bar?
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5 votes

It means since you viewed that page there is 1 (or 2,3,4) new additional questions been added to GIS Stack Exchange - click the questions tab and it will refresh the page and the number will go until ...

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Could we install the syntaxhighter plugin for the GIS blog?
5 votes

Looks a good tool - if the Stack Exchange Employees accept it and install it we can use it. Detailed instructions for the install are here: http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/manual/...

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GIS Stack Exchange swag for top users
5 votes

Received my 'StackExchange' T-Shirt - though I thought would be the GIS StackExchange T-shirt (as above) it was white (ordered Black) and is large (ordered medium). Not complaining (after all is ...

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Should a title be required?
4 votes

It is the default text from the Asking a Question - some users miss this when in first posts. see below

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How could we encourage more non-software related questions?
4 votes

The AIM of the site is: The Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is for questions concerning geographic information systems and science. We welcome cartographers, database ...

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What mobile app do you use to access GIS.se?
4 votes

Stack Remote for Google Android Stack Remote is a dedicated Android app for the Stack Exchange sites like Stack Overflow, Server fault, Gaming, User Experience, Super User, etc. This App has a ...

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GIS.SE Moderator Cards
4 votes

It's a good idea though I have not been to a GIS conference in 10+years - in the UK annual GIS Event it went from strength to strength in 1990's but it started becoming less and less important and ...

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Should I start deleting signatures?
4 votes

Yes I did re-edit all posts and removed them. BBS-Style resources is new to me. @JasonBirch thanks for the kindly worded comment to remove them. A lesson learned, a lesson gained. We are all here to ...

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Move the "Chat" feature link to better real estate
3 votes

If you click on the StackExchange logo with the arrow pointing down you get to the chat much quicker.

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Supporting math markup in GIS SE?
3 votes

This is a formula Another formula:

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Is it possible to filter GIS SE to QGIS?
3 votes

It is possible to use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer to do custom queries across Stack Exchange sites. http://data.stackexchange.com/gis/queries This query can be 'forked' and can be modified to ...

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Is it possible to unflag a post?
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3 votes

There is no un-flag option - it is flagged to 3 of the GIS-SE moderators who then can take action - in your case it was made a community wiki - What are "Community Wiki" posts?

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Improving our FAQ?
3 votes

Moderators can only edit this text in the FAQ https://gis.stackexchange.com/faq For a short amount of text it has to cover all questions... If you would like to contribute to the editing of this ...

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How do "Tag synonyms" get accepted?
3 votes

To see all the tags then synonyms go to: https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms?tab=renames&filter=all "Every question on Stack Overflow, or any other Stack Exchange site, must be tagged ...

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Any followup to "What questions should attendees of ESRI UC be asking?
3 votes

Looking into setting up a GIS Blog We are required to: Raise the idea on the child meta. A community blog needs the involvement of community members. Define the scope and purpose of the blog. Is the ...

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Answering questions with a comment?
3 votes

Sometimes the question requires more explanation/information - most of the comments on the question are pointers not necessary answers. Like this Question Migrating ArcGIS Server 10.02 to a new ...

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SSL certificate for meta.gis.stackexchange.com expired/domain mismatch
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The certificate is valid for the *.stackexchange.com domain If you have further information or want to contact an employee of stack exchange please go to https://stackoverflow.com/company/contact. As ...

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