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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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Use review first posts to welcome new users, don't use “No Action Needed”

I'm seeing lots of first posts on our site that have gone through the "first review" queue but come out the other side with no action. It is unacceptable that we are not using the opportunity to ...
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Welcome to Stack Exchange Pro Webmasters!

Welcome to Stack Exchange Pro Webmasters, a community-driven, free Q&A community for webmasters, part of the Stack Exchange network. What should I ask here? Questions regarding the management of ...
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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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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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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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New Catch-All: Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

Update 2/7/2013: Question and answer now available for updates/edits at "Why aren't search engines indexing my content?" The topic of why particular sites/sites' pages are not being indexed comes up ...
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How should mods be notified of bad migrations?

This question was recently migrated to ServerFault. It's clearly a shopping/product recommendation which is off-topic per the SF faq, and has also generally considered off-topic throughout the network ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

I've posted this same question on the meta of all the other sites undergoing elections, so just in case you've missed it I'm adding it here. Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack ...
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“Help us grow this site” improvements

I was clicking in the "Help us Grow this Site" box on the Pro Webmasters beta site, and there's a couple things that caught my notice. First off, when focusing on the various icons, the layout shifts ...
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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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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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Cleanup: unanswered questions from 2011

There are only 40 6 questions left from 2011 that have no upvoted answers. To view these questions navigate to Unanswered -> Newest, then navigate to the last page. Since there are so few left, here ...
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New Catch-all: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control?

Community Wiki: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control? The topic of spam prevention comes up fairly often, but the answers which are provided aren't consistent (because everyone has ...
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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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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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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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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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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - ProWebmasters

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Should web hosting control panel questions be asked or migrated here?

I am a moderator at Server Fault, and I have come to seek your advice on whether certain classes of questions can be asked at, or migrated to, Webmasters. In particular I am concerned with questions ...
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Horizontal scroll appear in all user page

All the user page in webmasters site overflow with horizontal scroll bar, but those pages no need of that scroll bar. And I'm using updated Firefox browser on windows 7. Is this normal ?
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Where can I get the 10k common English dictionary words which Stack overflow uses in related question?

Where can I get the 10k common English dictionary words which Stack overflow uses in related question? Here in SE podcast - http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/12/podcast-32/ One of our major ...
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What are the biggest and best SEO and Webmaster Conferences

We need to help with marketing this site so it continues to grow. Check out Robert's post about it beta site promotion. I found a site which lists 18 of the best SEO conferences in 2010. A ...
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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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Tag request: DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a very large VPS company, not unlike Linode. Linode has a tag yet DigitalOcean does not. I'm sure that there are other people other than me wanting to ask questions about DigitalOcean....
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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July 2012 Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Is there value in allowing bounties on a small SE site like this?

I was looking at the recent and only "featured" question, as it currently stands it was set up 14 days ago and has only been viewed 28 times. I could understand this stat if maybe the question was on ...
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stack-overflow tag in Pro Webmasters Meta

Any reason why the StackOverflow tag here in meta is called stack-overflow instead of stackoverflow like in several other StackExchange sites and StackOverflow project itself? Also, we have a belongs-...
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Webmaster chat now available

Just a heads-up; Pro Webmasters now has access to a third place, to chat in more real-time way via chat.stackexchange. Please feel free to drop by. The "chat" link should appear at the top of all Pro ...
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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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Can the tags “hyperlink” and “links” be merged?

Similar tags: hyperlink ×21 -- No description links ×275 -- A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.
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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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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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Can the tags “broken-links” and “dead-links” be merged?

Similar tags: broken-links ×1 -- No description dead-links ×8 -- No description
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How does stack deal with content scrapers

This is a pretty good question on dealing with content scrapers that hasn't had much attention. It would be interesting to see what the higher level stack admins think about dealing with these ...
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How can I find the list of tags I created?

I would like to know if I can find the list of tags I created in the past. Do you know if it's possible?
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Why was a topic to understand the SEO strategies of a particular website closed as 'off topic?'

I wrote the question here: How does Indeed.com make it to the top of every single search for every single city I search for? I posted this question to the community so as to learn more about SEO and ...