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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

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! ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...