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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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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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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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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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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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Remember to vote up!

Recently, we had a discussion on this question, so I've decided to put up this post so all users can see it clearly when they visit meta site. In past few months, there are a devastatingly few number ...
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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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Should we take an ethical stand on people asking for help with unethical sites

I refer to this question here: Adsense Page impression is showing zero Where the guy wants his adsense ads to display correctly, but his site is clearly just an ad farm, so much so that it loads ...
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Moderator Nominations

This site does not have any discussions about selecting Moderators. I am in the process of creating positions for Moderators Pro Tem from each community. But I need your help. We need nominations ...
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MOD Notice: Farewell BYBE and hello Simon Hayter

Over the past couple of weeks I have been recovering from a rhinoplasty surgery on my nose from a collapse in the nasal passage, long story short... I'm better! and pumped with motivation. After ...
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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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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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Should we allow shortened URLs in questions/answers

In a recent question a link to a site was included that had been shortened using tiny.cc. The link was inoffensive, however you could not know that for certain without clicking through. So I'm ...
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A new proposal for the definition of “Webmaster” question

Referencing: The mod_rewrite problem https://meta.serverfault.com/questions/981/mod-rewrite-htaccess-etc-questions-migrate What is the line between a "pro webmaster" question and a...well, ...
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A tag for Google Domains

There are several questions concerning Google Domains product but no google-domains tag. One of them even contains a remark FWIW I'd like to tag this "google-domains" and/or similar but I don't ...
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“How to open the JavaScript console…?” is a great resource but a poor Q&A example

The question How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers? is a great resource when I'm answering questions on Stack Overflow. I often need to tell new JavaScript programmers to look in ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmasters' second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly - please thank them for ...
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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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2013 Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmasters' fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Spam attack: Many questions plagarized from moz.com are being copied to the site by a spam network of new users

Yesterday, a whole slew of new questions began to appear from users with a reputation of 1 and as @w3dk pointed out, were registered 4 days ago (now 5). @dan made the first attempt to clean-up the ...
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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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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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Should SEO be spun off to a new SE site?

I can't answer for other 'regulars', but I find that most of the SEO questions are from newbies and are a distraction from what I find interesting and want to learn about and help with. This has been ...
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Is Black Hat SEO On topic

I'm wondering if this site has any specific policy regarding black hat seo questions. This question could pop up in the future, and I figured that it might be a good idea to have it writen down. Also, ...
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Misspelling cleanup — every time you make a typo, the errorists win

Here's a cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Occasionally words are intentionally misspelled, and that is OK. We are only interested in correcting mistakes. Fix words that ...
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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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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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Do we want to do the Winter Bash again this year?

Although it is usually up to the site moderators to decide if we want to participate, I figured the whole community should have some input. From the Community Team: As another year draws to a ...
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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 suggested edit rejected?

A post had broken Markdown, as follows: [link one][1] and [link two][1] [1]: https://example.com/one [2]: https://example.com/two See the flaw? [link two][1], means that both links are in fact ...
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When seeding questions, should you ask questions you already know the answer to?

Because I've been doing a lot of that.
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmaster's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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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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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the webmasters community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...
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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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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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Deceptive links in answers

Just a heads up really... In the last couple of days I've noticed a couple of deceptive links in two answers by two different (unregistered) users. Whilst the answers themselves seem to be legitimate ...
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Other user answers question with answer that only convers a relativly small thing that I missed

I answered a question, missing part of the implementation (because I don't know about the OP's system and am waiting for a reply to my question asking his system). Four hours later, another user ...
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Pro Webmasters Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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How can we stay on top of old questions? / Guidelines for old questions

Last night (Around this time) I went through the Unanswered Questions from the bottom up. I got through till page 3 only choosing questions that the user who asked had shown recent activity or more ...
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Help Pinocchio Become A Real Boy!

Pro Webmasters needs your help in order to grow and become an official Stack Exchange web site in: 43 Days Here are some things that you can do to help us reach that goal: Answer some unanswered ...
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On topic question closed for being off topic?

This was a question I asked some time ago on this site that got closed. I still haven't found any satisfying information regarding it. Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ ...
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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 ...