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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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New Catch-All: “Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use?”

Update: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? posted to looking-for-a-script category. Proposed Question Description: I have a list of features that I want for my website's Content ...
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What can be done to get webmasters more popular in 2012?

It seems wrong to me that whilst Webmasters is a huge topic and one that touches so many people who work on the web it isn't particularly busy. Would love to work together to get some action points ...
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Do we need a new close reason for legal questions?

I was tempted to ask the following question: When doing a parody of a registered trademark, how can you ensure its a parody? Wisdom got the better of me, I remembered that I have a lawyer in ...
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Soliciting Ideas for Monthly Topics - 2012

From today's Own Your Community SE blog post: Adopt a “Topic Challenge” to encourage a continual flow of new content about interesting topics. Coming up with interesting questions which haven't ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 So maybe last time was a bit longer than "1H 2011". Nevertheless, we now break to start 2012! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going ...
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We need to decide what we're doing with web hosting questions

We've discussed this before (1, 2) and never really decided upon much. The reason why I want to bring this up again is two fold: We're getting a lot of these requests and they really aren't very ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Why so much tolerance for undifferentiated CMS recommendation questions?

There's a class of "What CMS should I use for $project?" question in which $project has no particular features of interest, ie. just about any minimally-capable CMS would be able to handle it. For ...
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State of the questions 2012 (and what we can do to improve)

If you look at our new questions page, you might notice a few things. There are very few high rep users asking questions. There are quite a few questions that are either closed or migrated. In ...
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Host Recommendation Questions - On Topic?

Similar, but different from this question, is asking just for a recommendation for a web host on topic for this site? Note, this doesn't mean asking for help using some kind of feature that a certain ...
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Legal Questions Revisited

I've noticed an increase in legal-based questions lately. Whereas this question has been asked before, I don't think it has been thoroughly addressed. There is an Area-51 proposal for legal questions,...
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What do you want our final domain name to be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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How tolerant should we be of programming and sysadmin questions?

Webmastering tends to involve a healthy dose of both programming and system administration. Where should we draw the line between what belongs on here, and what gets migrated to Stack Overflow or ...
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Is the name “webmasters” the right name for this site?

I don't know anyone that still uses the term "webmaster". Is this site missing its mark because people don't take the name seriously? It hasn't received quite the influx of visitors I would have ...
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If all SysAdmin questions get punted to ServerFault, and all HTML/CSS are 'programming' - what is left for ProWebmasters?

Question says it all really? I can't really see what useful scope this site has if all of the system administration and web-design elements are stripped out.
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Proposed Post Notice/Catch All: How do I ensure my website is operating within the law?

Updated 8 September 2012: We really would like your feedback on this: so please vote, edit, comment, and answer this proposal. Building on discussion from Do we need a new close reason for legal ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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The mod_rewrite problem

ServerFault has been a very popular place to ask mod_rewrite questions. We get a lot of them. I'm not an apache guru so I can't speak to how we'll they've been answered, but it has struck a couple of ...
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Should HTML/CSS questions be here? If not, where?

Example Is that a programming question? Or a general webmaster question? It seems better suited for Doctype.
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How to vote for migration a question to Super User?

I would like to vote for migration a question to Super User StackExchange site but I can't. When I try to flag the question, I choose It doesn't belong here, or it's duplicate.... After I choose Off ...
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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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HTML/CSS questions - Doctype or here?

I have previously asked this question but it seems things as changed. The FAQ no longer mentions that HTML/CSS questions belong on Doctype. When did this change? And, what does the removal of that ...
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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....
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Tag: google-webmaster-tools to google-search-console

Google officially renamed "Google Webmaster Tools" to "Google Search Console" and the tag issue came up when we discussed this in chat: w3d So, errrm, who's going to retag the 1000+ questions ...
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Is it helpful to link to external tutorials, or will it cause long-term problems?

Pro Webmasters questions can often be answered or clarified by linking to tutorials and blog posts from third-party sites. I'm cautious about doing so because I appreciate the need to avoid potential ...
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We need to decide what we're doing with users looking for existing software

Now that we've gotten questions pertaining to hosting recommendations situated I think we need to turn our attention to users looking for software. It's clearly a popular topic here at Pro ...
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Should the site be refocussed to an SEO site?

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=site%3Awebmasters.stackexchange.com+seo&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a Approximately 203 pages are ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Recommendations for specific commercial services?

Is it OK for people to be providing recommendations and personal experiences with specific services / service agencies? Came up when I asked this question... I could see something like this being ...
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Pro Webmasters swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 950 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll ...
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What is the line between a “pro webmaster” question and a…well, not “pro webmaster” question?

For example, I own a domain name and I'm working on getting content. But I'm trying to choose between building and deploying custom software (I'm a software engineer by education), what off-the-shelf ...
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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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There are a lot of questions being put on hold on a daily basis

There are a lot of questions put on hold, and because of good reasons. Maybe we should make the rules clearer? I see every day at least 1 or 2 new questions put on hold.
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Feeling the frustration

This is what I know. All four moderators are extraordinary. John Conde brings unbelievable dedication and commitment. He has the uncanny and remarkable skill to answer questions succinctly and ...
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Why “Pro” in “Pro Webmasters”

We are not just a site for professional webmasters. Our about page states "Webmasters is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast webmasters." So why does the logo say "Pro ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some updates to the design of your site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. ...
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Where can I ask web design questions of a more amateur nature?

I don't want to bother pro web designers with simple questions as I see most of the questions here are quite technical. An example would be, 'I have a template I've downloaded. The folder contains a ...
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ASP.NET MVC specific question - Should this be on StackOverflow?

Looking at this question: How do you avoid XSS vulnerabilities in ASP.Net (MVC)? I would have said that the question was better asked on StackOverflow rather than on Pro Webmasters - it's not very ...
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Why was this question made community wiki?

Why is this question ... [ Which TLD would be suited to a personal site? ] ... community Wiki? I don't understand the rationale. And I am often frustrated seeing questions turned into Community Wiki ...
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OK, I love WordPress as much as the next guy, but is Pro Webmasters really the right place for WordPress questions?

The WordPress proposal on Area 51 is still in commitment phase, and there isn't really an existing site that addresses WordPress (or any other CMS when it comes to using it - development questions ...
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Web development question migrated to StackOverflow

So I had asked this question, not a particularly great question but certainly about web design/development. Now that it has been migritad to SO, I am left wondering why? What is it that I'm not ...
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List of X questions

We're seeing a bunch of List of X questions. What are some resources for learning the ins and outs of .htaccess? What are some good resources for generating privacy policies and terms of use? ...
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Can someone review my disappearing comments?

In short: I found one of Pro Webmasters' moderators too eager to remove comments and I feel, that he has misused his moderator rights. Can someone spare 3-5 minutes to review this case? Im my ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Enough with the bold italic and editing every old question, please

EDIT 2.25: At the time of this writing, every single question on the main page has been touched by Bybe, covering the span of a single hour. Newer topics going back as much as 21 hours(at which point ...
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We need a site slogan

We should have a site slogan, something on topic, humorous and catchy. This could be included in all promotional ventures, e-mail/forum signatures, etc. There are a ton of sites using really, really ...
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Can I request for an answer to be accepted if it's correct, but seems to have been forgotten by the asker?

Are you allowed to use the comments section of a question to request for an asker to mark an answer as accepted if they've left it for a long time, seemingly forgotten? i.e. I recently answered a ...
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Are you going on marking community wiki each SEO question?

Could someone explain why almost any question talking baout SEO gets marked as "community wiki". Like these: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? Do meta keywords have ...
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Getting users to vote

In light of reading the latest Stack Overflow Blog Post it dawned on me that as a mod, I haven't been doing nearly enough voting. In fact, today is the first day I've ever used up all my 30 votes. ...