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What triggers “active today” with no apparent activity?

A question asked in 2011 popped up Dynamic URLs and links to many affiliate links from one PHP page as active today. There is nothing obvious that has changed (edit, comment), so what is it that bumps ...
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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 ...
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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 to ...
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Can SEO students ask questions on Pro Webmasters?

I'm looking for a place to send my 240+ SEO students to learn and ask questions? Will Pro Webmasters help them?
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Moderator Back If you will have me :)

So where do I start exactly? I think I'll start with the an apology for vanishing as I did and thank those who reached out to see if I was okay. For the past year or more, real life have has been as ...
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Is it okay to change question title?

I posted a question with the title "I need help converting nearly 200 redirects into redirectmatches". Is it okay to shorten the title to "Converting nearly 200 redirects into ...
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Do moderators communicate amongst themselves?

I have no specific reason for asking this, just curious. Do the forum moderators communicate with each other to discuss a question or an answer or whether to close or whatever?
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Tag merge request: [advertising] and [advertisement]

Right now advertising has 420 questions, and advertisement has 23 questions. I propose we mark the latter as a synonym for the former, since afaik they mean the exact same thing. This also has the ...
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Is it possible to create sticky note “Start here for SEO newbies?”

Not sure if this is the right place to post this type of question. I'm hoping a moderator will move it to the right group, if not. Webmasters obviously receives lots of queries that have been already ...
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Is it necessary to historically lock a question about HTML Imports given that HTML Modules will be recommended in a year or three?

Thanks for historically locking: On what specific grounds were HTML Imports rejected, deprecated and removed? But, is it strictly necessary? I can foresee a time in the not-too-distant future when ...
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Why are questions that are migrated away kept in the list?

When a question is migrated to another SO forum, why is the original retained with [migrated] appended? Why not migrate and remove?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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is this question about ipv6 offtopic?

my question do domains work with ipv6 only nowadays? how much dedicated ipv6 costs? is closed. then, i have written a comment there: "This question does not appear to be about running a website." - ...
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2019: 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, ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Clean up broken links to Google Plus

There is a bunch of information for webmasters that used to live on Google Plus. Google employees such as John Mueller posted there. We have about 150 posts that link to Google plus: https://...
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Question not in English

This question has multiple issues: Phpmyadmin erreur de l'ors de l'ouverture First and most obviously, it's not in English. Not entirely sure what to flag it as under such circumstances. ...
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Our “what topics can I ask about here” help page has been updated

Based on this Meta discussion, our what topics can I ask about here page in the Help Center has been updated. The following details the changes that were made from the previous version with the goal ...
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Please give us your feedback on the “What topics can I ask about here?” Help page

Our What topics can I ask about here? page in the Help Center lets new and existing users know what the community considers to be on-topic and off-topic for the site. It's based on Meta discussions ...
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Are questions about Azure pricing off-topic?

I want to ask about pricing for an Azure MySql database. It looked at Micoroft's pricing information, but it is hard to understand. Is asking about pricing, especially on how the achieve the cheapest ...
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Should I refrain from welcoming each new user with a comment?

I started creating a comment "Welcome to Webmasters!" to new users. I did not realize how many new users I would find. I began being consistent with the comment hoping they can easily be found and ...
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Are social media marketing questions on-topic?

When I tried to tag this question What is the difference between two URL in Facebook Ad Manager?, I found that there is no tag about facebook-ads-manager or similar tags. This raised a suspicion that ...
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A simple reflection on welcoming users

I would like to start by telling a story. A young man who has not been to your town before and is not at all familiar with where he is specifically turns onto a street to figure out where he made a ...
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AMA with UXPin, and you're all invited!

UXPin offered to do an Ask Me Anything with us on Graphic Design SE. We of course are excited and want to make this a big success. You're all invited! https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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What are the differences between [index], [indexing], and [google-index]?

What are the differences between these tags? index indexing: The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages ...
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Example domain cleanup

Here's a cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Posts on this site often reference a fictitious example domain. The preferred domains for this purpose are the reserved ...
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Mark questions which have already been asked on stackoverflow as duplicate

I came across a question[duplicate] today on this site which has already been asked on StackOverflow. I wanted to mark it as duplicate but I was not able to do so because when I pasted the link to the ...
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Can anyone with tag wiki edit privileges edit/remove the “search-console” tag?

The google-search-console is the primary tag used for asking questions related to the Search Console. However, I've noticed a few questions with the "search-console" tag which is redundant. I do not ...
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Is the transfer tag too broad?

Is the transfer tag too broad? It seems to add no value compared to just using the transfer keyword in a title or body. Right now this is the barebones tag info: To move something from one thing to ...
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Feature Request: Embedding Youtube Videos

Currently, some StackExchanges allow for Youtube videos to be embedded in either answers or questions. I believe it may be a feature that can be turned on by the top moderators. The only Stacks that I'...
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Remove “gwt” synonym from “google-search-console” tag

Looks like "gwt" was a synonym of "google-webmaster-tools", then this was merged into "google-search-console" and now "google-search-console" has "gwt" as a synonym. But, "GWT" is the official name ...
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Is this question really a duplicate?

I cast a reopen vote and put my reasoning in the comments, but nobody else weighed in: Best way to remove a retired site from google search? I also brought it up in chat. If this was seen and mods ...
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Can we post actual online websites?

I have a SEO problem I can't explain, atleast not with my knowledge. I would need to post Meta Title so people can see it. Title is "Example - Foo, Bar" yet when you do actual search on google it ...
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Is a question about web hosts appropriate?

Specifically asking for recommendations? I realize this is somewhat subjective, but I believe it could also be fairly objective. For instance, I recently discovered that my webhost (1and1) does not ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, in ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Product recommendations and offsite resource questions, could they be made be on-topic again?

Many new users ask questions asking for product recommendations and offsite resources. We could be very helpful to these users, but currently these questions get closed with the reason: Questions ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...

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