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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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We need to do something about looking-for-a-script

This blog post just popped up in my rss reader and I thought I should post something about it. Basically the blog post is about how questions asking people to identify something for them is not a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is there anyone here with experience of many ecommerce/shopping cart solutions?

I noticed that there are many questions in the ecommerce and shopping-cart tags that are almost identical, except for small differing requirements. Furthermore, the question Online E-Commerce ...
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There's a bunch of wierd tags, can they be cleaned up?

The ip tag seems to be a synonym of ip-address, though it could also stand for intellectual property. address also is a synonym of one of the above. The recommendations tag looks like it should be ...
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July 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the July 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which of the tags [canonical], [rel-canonical] and [canonical-url] is the canonical one?

Of the three, only canonical-url has any usage guidance or tag wiki. The other two (canonical and rel-canonical) are bare. Glancing over the questions in each tag, there does not appear to be any ...
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If I want to ask for a recommendation of a good CDN provider, can I ask here?

Just wondering whether it is allowed. I want to ask for recommendation of CDN services because I guess my current CDN is not fast enough. Can I just post it here or it's not allowed?
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Asking a yes/no question is closed as opinion

It's questions like this one that really get to me. I clearly ask for a yes or no answer but all the responses attempt to tell me how or why. Then my question is closed as "opinion" but you can't give ...
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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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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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Proposals For Canonical Questions

Finding myself with a large amount of free time would like to find out from some of the other members here what questions members are finding asked frequently that could benefit from canonical ...
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Please update answer to forum software question

Several years ago, there was a comprehensive q & a about forum software: What forum software should I use? Could this please be updated? I am particularly interested in hearing what the current ...
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Is this too broad question or not?

Change Adsense account linked to DoubleClick for Publishers So... I don't know anymore. To adress this question by closenotc We seem to be getting an unusual number of low quality posts, I agree that ...
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We seem to be getting an unusual number of low quality posts

It seems that today we are getting an unusually high number of low quality posts, link only answers, etc. It could be the moon is in the 7th house and jupiter aligns with mars. Or it could be one of ...
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SEO questions limit

It looks like anything is asked related to helping SEO. Have a look at this question: Is it SEO safe to put <span> inside <a> element? This question isn't about SEO, it's about semantic ...
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Disputed “Not an Answer” flag

So it's about DeepCrawl’s answer to the question How can I make an AngularJS ecommerce website locally crawlable?. It didn't answer the question, I flagged that answer as a "Not an Answer", and flag ...
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Is this question subjective and opinion?

I wonder if I should not ask this question or ask it some other place, maybe UX? I have a website for online classifieds similar to craigslist. Now I wonder which feature to launch next: Video ...
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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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Are questions about email hosting on-topic?

Are questions related to email hosting on-topic at Pro Webmasters? We get a fair number of questions about email such as: What is X problem with DNS MX records? Problem X when sending email through ...
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IMO Incorrect “on hold”, maybe add a tag to indicate not code, but concept thinking is requested

I have posted the question App opening standard browser instead of active browser in the normal ProWebmaster forum. This has been marked as off topic, which is IMO incorrect. I think my question is ...
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When is .ss domain going to be available? [closed]

So, I opened a question yesterday -> When is .ss domain going to be available? John says that this is offtopic question for ProWebmasters, so I'm putting this on meta, so we can do a discussion about ...
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Tag rename request: file-manger

Unless we're talking about baby files lying newborn in a manger, could we rename the file-manger tag to file-manager? :)
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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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Which of the “design” tags should be merged?

design × 55 - a broad term for something that has been created from a plan, there are thousands of types of design types (Web Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Etc.) website-design × 275 - the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Edit / Reedit question

Do we need RSS buttons? So, this is the question. As you can see, the part of question up clearly doesn't add up anything. I've edited it, then a user does a rollback. I've edited it again, then he ...
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Would this SEO question be a good fit to migrate here?

I ran across this question on Stack Overflow: Stop Search Engine crawling of “tel:” links? It needs editing, but it appears to me that it would be on topic here, because it has to do with SEO. It is ...
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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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I've clarified my question, can you please consider re-opening it?

I've edited the following question: I wrote it when I was very tried, and had some typos. I also didn't phrase one sentence right and the question was very un-understandable. I've edited and clarified ...
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Did anyone tried to get Illuminator badge?

So basically, let's put it like this. Did anyone tried to get this badge? So, I've done the math to see if it's possible. So, it says: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions within 12 hours, ...
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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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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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Software/server recommendations [duplicate]

I currently have a request put on hold asking for gallery software recommendations. The gentleman that put it on hold suggested that I put in the Software Rec branch. I have had a similar request ...
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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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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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