All Questions

3
votes
1answer
9 views

Synonimize [titles] to [title]

I came across the titles tag when searching for the title tag. Questions tagged titles: 13 Questions tagged title: 208 It seems like an uncontroversial synonym to make (from titles to title). (If ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Stackexchange not storing cookie consent - always showing banner

I'm using macOS Firefox 64.0.2 with acceptance of all cookies on. Every time (or maybe it's every day) I see the "StackExchange uses cookies" banner. I assume this is might be due to some annoying ...
6
votes
0answers
38 views

2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
3
votes
0answers
25 views

Why doesn't URL appear in this question's rendered output?

In the following question: How to make custom footer in page stick to bottom when the content is less? The question text stops abruptly, which suggests something is missing: You could find the ...
1
vote
2answers
21 views

A polite note about my rollback of the edit on “Why is my subdomain not showing up?”

On the question "Why is my subdomain not showing up?", my answer had an edit suggested and approved which removed the domain and subdomain I used and replaced it with example.com and sub.exampled.com. ...
5
votes
1answer
145 views

Pro Webmasters updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
2
votes
2answers
51 views

How could this question be improved?

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Why is my site being blocked by firewalls (like FireEye and Symantec)? Why would this question be targeted? The subject is precisely how ...
4
votes
1answer
52 views

Flag for off-topic software recommendation declined, discussion

I flagged this post as off-topic as a request for software recommendations, but it was declined. In my opinion, the question is such that the only possible valid answers to it are tool recommendations....
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Request to add tag synonym from [webshop] to [ecommerce]

I don't have enough rep yet to suggest a tag synonym, but this seems like a pretty straightforward case. I propose we synonymize webshop to ecommerce, as any ecommerce question that is not about a ...
7
votes
1answer
73 views

The [webmaster] tag applies to every question ever asked?

We're all webmasters on this site, and all questions asked here are regarding a webmaster trying to master their website. So wouldn't this tag apply to every question ever asked? If so, the tag ...
4
votes
2answers
64 views

I have add a bounty, then answered myself, no one else answered? what to do?

Can I receive bounty back to myself, or may be better to give it to anybody who will write something useful on topic, not necessary answering a question? The question is link Edit: I have added to ...
4
votes
1answer
37 views

Potential home for question on Certificate Authorities

I have a question on Certificate Authorities. After looking through the help center I don't feel the question would be on-topic. The problem I am having is, Webmasters seems like it should be the best ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Additional scrollbars showing when reviewing questions in the Review queue

I've just noticed that additional vertical (and horizontal) scrollbars are appearing when reviewing questions in the "First Posts" review queue. I've not noticed it in other review queues (but I've ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

Question is not a duplicate

Screaming Frog hreflang missing confirmation links Is not the same question as Missing confirmation link for the hreflang x-default element and the answer is also not relevent to the specific ...
5
votes
1answer
57 views

Tag for Demo/In-Development sites

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Ways to show a demo site to a client without a server Just wondering whether the community thinks a tag for demo and/or in-development sites ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

First post shows up in queue 6 days later

I checked the review queues as I do quite often and a first post answer appeared, however, there was something off about it. So I checked it out. The answer to be reviewed was written on April 20th ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Where did my comments go?

I'm pretty sure I made two comments on this question yesterday, one of which I deleted. However, today I have no comments on the question? Just curious what happened to my comment? UPDATE 2018-05-20:...
3
votes
2answers
48 views

Adding [xml-sitemap] as synonym for [sitemap]

We have two tags for sitemaps: sitemap a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. xml-sitemap XML files created to make it easier for Search Engine crawlers and other bots ...
5
votes
2answers
51 views

Tag for placeholder pages (“under construction”, “under development”, “coming soon”, …)

I think it would be useful to have a tag for placeholder pages, i.e., pages that are "under development", announce a launch ("coming soon"), or show one of those classy construction GIFs like it’s ...
4
votes
0answers
57 views

Rename [hidden-text] to [hidden-content]

Suggestion: Let's rename the tag hidden-text to hidden-content. I don’t think there is a need to handle text differently from other forms of content (images, videos, …). Example question (to which I ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Document the “recommendations” off-topic close reason

Our close reason for questions that ask for recommendations states: Questions asking for recommended external websites, tools, resources, and software are off-topic as they tend to attract ...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

Renaming [piwik] to [matomo]

Followup to https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/363733/renaming-piwik-to-matomo The Open Source project piwik has recently been renamed to "Matomo". https://matomo.org/blog/2018/01/piwik-is-now-...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Main Webmasters chat room is frozen - can this be unfrozen?

I just noticed that the main Webmasters chat room is frozen (for being inactive for a period of time) - can this be unfrozen? I assume unfreezing would be preferable to creating a new Webmasters ...
2
votes
2answers
37 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How can I procceed when a question is deleted with an invalid criteria?

Sorry for asking that but it's the first time that happens to me and I'm interested on giving the right steps following the site rules. I have asked something about how the inner working of a ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

New tag request

Please can we create a GDPR tag as this may be useful in the lead up to May 2018 where the regulations will come into affect: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

My question has disappeared without a trace - what happened?

On August 28, I posted a question titled A continuous website URL rechecker for Linux?: I am unable to find any trace of this question on the site, not even in my own user's activity. How is this ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

A questions about affiliate software was inappropriately closed as a duplicate of a question about content management systems

This question asks about affiliate software, but it was closed as a duplicate of a question that asks about CMS software. Affiliate software is different to CMS software. Please re-open my question.
3
votes
1answer
28 views

Improve the Default Off-Topic Close Reason

Our default off-topic is currently: This question does not appear to be about $Topic within the scope defined in the [help/on-topic]. I find "webmastering" as the $Topic to be fairly awkward. I'...
5
votes
1answer
39 views

Error message received while trying to post a question: You can only post once every 40 minutes

While posting a question, I received an error message from the system: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Here is a screenshot of my post and the error message: However, I haven't asked ...
3
votes
0answers
67 views

Can we have a catch all question for marketing a website / blog other than SEO?

There is a catch all question to What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? . Can we have a catch all question for marketing a website / blog other than SEO? Here I am ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Shouldn't we do A/B test on popular question?

Here is our site popular question - What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? Here we can change our title to do A/B test in terms of organic traffic changes. For example ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Why has my reputation gone from 21 to 1?

It was in the 20's about a year ago. (Most of those points were from an answer I posted in stack exchange's Math group.) Now it's 1. The only thing I can think of is getting "This question already has ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

How was an answer posted after the question was closed?

I looked at this question not long after it had been asked and it had already been put "on hold". There were no answers. However, sometime later I happened open the question again, but now there was ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

Is 'that's not the right tool, here's why' an acceptable answer to a question about a tool?

Long time stackoverflow user here; new user to webmasters though. Can anyone clarify if answers that suggest that the user is using the wrong tool for the task they've outlined (with an explanation ...
4
votes
1answer
54 views

“Suggested edit approval overridden” from 5 years ago? But nothing changed?

It looked like I had a slight reputation drop (like -2, but I can't honestly be sure of that), so I went and had a quick look at the reputation tab in my user profile. The latest entry stated "...
6
votes
1answer
41 views

Unexpected Profile Page on Click - Is this a bug?

When I click the "george" (please see the screenshot) on What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? redirect to the following profile page: https://webmasters.stackexchange....
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Can I ask “How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?”?

Can I ask "How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?"? I did not still ask this question because I thought it will be closed. That's why I asked it here. I know that answer for this question is ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Are migrations done automatically?

I posted a question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44456892/is-it-ok-to-set-a-background-image-in-the-html-element that was migrated to SO within 5 seconds of being posted. Is there are bot that ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Is different vote scores a bug or intentional?

Just spotted this. Is it a bug? Two downvotes in question but only one downvote in the list
4
votes
0answers
53 views

Ask and answer GitHub / Domain question for duplicate or wiki

We have been getting a lot of GitHub / Domain Name questions lately. After looking at a few various answers, it seems like the process is pretty straight forward regardless of the registrar though it ...
6
votes
0answers
136 views

Warning: SEOChat has been compromised

Just as a warning, SEOChat has been compromised. This is not the first time either. Your browser will be hijacked. If you make the same mistake I did, it is best to dump your computer, power off, ...
6
votes
2answers
109 views

Should we encourage answers to be accepted?

I noticed that on the front page, only 5 questions had accepted answers. I thought this was disturbingly low but then remembered that these are (mostly) new questions, so time may be needed. Curious ...
6
votes
2answers
104 views

Fixing 21 grammatical errors is a “minor change” worth of rejection?

I edited a question, fixing 21 grammatical errors. A moderator rejected this edit, calling it a "minor change": https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/47688 The same moderator ...
8
votes
1answer
144 views

DMOZ shutting down

Per an announcement on the home page, DMOZ (The Open Directory Project) is shutting down permanently on March 14, 2017. Many, if not all, of the questions tagged dmoz are now stale and should ...
4
votes
1answer
51 views

Should we create a Google My Business Tag?

Maybe it is just me, however, when posting my last question, odd as it is, I noticed that there was no tag for Google My Business. Should we create a Google My Business tag? I imagine that there is ...
6
votes
1answer
90 views

Is it a problem when users have a spammy username?

I noticed a new user named j658063 DOT mvrht DOT com, curious I went to the primary domain which leads to some sort of get rich quick site. Perhaps they are hoping search engines will somehow parse ...
5
votes
1answer
65 views

Do SE sites have any control over 'community'?

I understand that 'community' is a bot https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community but I am curious if each SE site has some control over how it works specifically for that site.
4
votes
2answers
49 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
7
votes
1answer
61 views

Time to change the google-webmaster-tools tag?

Google renamed Webmaster Tools to Search Console in May 2015. The resolution from this old question was to add google-search-console as a synonym, with a view to making it the "master" some time later....

15 30 50 per page