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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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Flagged a programming question but it was declined

Using PHP inside .html files not working as expected I thought programming questions should be moved to stackoverflow so I flagged it and it was declined. Specifically, the FAQ states javascript ...
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Why is this question closed?

Ok. This question is totally ok to be opened, and it also has too many possible answers. - > Building a New Website I asked a question about approaching to build 18+ page -> Is warning users on the ...
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Duplicate of Tag Descriptions sourced from other Stacks

Came across a new one today and thought I'd ask the other moderations/community if they know what the rules are on cross posting tag descriptions. The reason I ask is this morning I was doing my ...
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Is DHIS2 on topic?

There are a number of questions with the DHIS2 tag and even more that are just missing the tag. WebApps seem to keep migrating them here, even though it doesn't seem to be a tool for webmasters. Is ...
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Flag Declined but Post Closed

I flagged a post as "unclear what you're asking", which was then closed as "unclear what you're asking". However, in my Flagged Posts history it shows as declined: How does that happen?
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Is it ok to remove spam links from an off-topic question even after flagging the question as Spam?

Today I removed a spam link from an off-topic question (Removed for reasons of moderation) and flagged that question as Spam. Even after flagging it as Spam, I removed the link from the question since ...
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I don't think this question should be put on hold

This question was put on hold because it's specific to one website. I don't think the question is specific to just ONE site, but it applies to ALL sites that display a loading screen with height: 100%;...
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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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Is there a policy on URLs in posts?

I am enjoying reviewing and editing posts and often remove the URL of a site and make it generic. However I just saw an answer posted by one of the moderators and he included the URL that was in the ...
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Why did my SEO question get locked?

I'm here to make a case that my question What is missing in my SEO checklist for new websites? is not a duplicate of What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?. While the latter ...
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Too old to migrate question for Server Fault?

"Email password fails with & in it" is specifically about configuring Exim. As Exim is server-side software and not web-specific I'd think it would fit better on Server Fault. When trying to flag ...
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May I ask this question?

I'd like to know what bugs and feature request a user would experience if looking at my webapp. I have identified a few bugs and I'm looking for more bugs to be discovered (in a fairly complex webapp)....
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Where can I ask a “business” webmaster question?

I have just asked a question about a regular operation that belongs to a webmaster, about email/alias/lists, here. It was placed on hold, since it doesn't seem to be according to the topics that ...
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Do LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters

I can see a similar question was asked 3 years ago and wondering if this topic should be revisited. Does LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters, these would include: Trademark ...
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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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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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Why on earth is this off topic for a webmaster forum

This question was put on hold, and is definitely on topic for a webmasters forum. "I'm a college student and have a practice job (internship) helping a small department on my campus maintain its ...
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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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Microdata, Schema.org and Microformats shouldn’t be synonyms

I noticed that the tags microformats and schema.org are now synonyms for microdata. (I only found the discussion Schema.org vs Microdata where Stephen Ostermiller’s answer mentions that "schema.org" (...
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Closed Question

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/38504/how-to-get-local-business-nationwide-exposure I would like to know why such question was closed. I believe it is a very useful topic for future ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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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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Should we open this site to include SEM, IM questions?

I am keeping this question intentionally simple so please forgive me if it appears too simple. Should Pro Webmasters include within it's scope, questions about SEM (search engine marketing) and IM (...
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Confusion in the Help Center

TL;DR; The Help Center topic What topics can I ask about here? is confusing. I am a seasoned Stack Exchange user, but am new to the Pro Webmasters community. I was recently closing a question on ...
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Do nginx questions belong here or on serverfault?

At the moment, I see 85 questions tagged nginx, while Serverfault has 6,775. StackOverflow has double that number.
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Should “openssl” be a synonym of “https”?

There are questions in openssl and https. Should "openssl" be added as a synonym, like ssl already is? All of the existing questions appear to be about HTTPS & SSL certificates, and not actually ...
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More Stack Exchange sites about CMS

Our What topics can I ask about here? page has this bullet point: Content management systems (CMSs) -- There are specific Stack Exchange sites for several CMSs. Use those sites for WordPress, ...
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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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Why was this closed and only by one person?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/78289/getting-error-from-jpgraph-when-trying-to-export-to-pdf I have a good answer for this that would potentially help a lot of people out. But put on ...
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6 months later, why is so much still [on-hold]?

At the time I write this meta question, half the questions on the front page are marked on-hold. I have read every "Asking" document in the Help Center, and I am completely baffled why so many ...
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Lengthy answers not always warranted and actually lessen the benefit / readability for future visitors

This may sound like I'm nit-picking but quite often, I open up questions and see answers from users who continually seem to write a short book for almost all their contributions. Don't get me wrong, ...
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Which of these “internationalization” tags should be merged?

I just merged "i18n" into "internationalization" (which seems straightforward). We now have several related tags, some of which should probably be merged: multilingual - 61 Questions ...
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What about this DDoS question?

This question titled 'DDoS and Shared Hosting' was closed as "too broad". What should I change (e.g. what should I add, and/or what should I remove) in order to make this a question which you ...
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Why is asking for “Free whois history service” not constructive?

This question Free whois history service? was closed as not constructive, but I can't see any reasons for why it would cause extended debate. If there is such a service, the answer is simple, if there ...
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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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The error tag is too vague. What should we do about it?

After seeing a suggested edit for the error wiki I concluded that this tag is too vague to be useful. I checked Stack Overflow and they have specific tags for specific error types. I believe we should ...
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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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User changing display name making it relevant to each question he posts an answer to?

I just saw this answerer https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/27574/10527 had originally posted under the name "phpbb3rocks" the question was phpbb3 related Now on this joomla related post he ...
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Would asking how to set up a fully-customizable MediaWiki-based website be appropriate for this Wiki?

I'd like to ask how to set up a fully-customizable MediaWiki-based website (not by Wikia, but one where I can install any extension I want) for free, but I'm afraid this would be like a website ...
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Are questions about SEO off topic on webmasters?

Are SEO questions considered off-topic on webmasters?
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Question about “force downloads” incorrectly migrated to SuperUser.com?

Just noticed that this question appears to have been incorrectly migrated to SuperUser.com: How to instruct Chrome to download PDF rather than (pre)view in browser? I would agree that if you simply ...
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Is this an appropriate site for me to ask a question about sites I can use to download Wikia articles for offline reading?

I'd like to know if there is any way I can download articles on my Wikia for offline use, preferably in PDF format. Is this an appropriate place to ask this question? If not could you please point me ...
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My question is on hold; please review and remove “on hold” from it

My question "https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/q/76220/48996" was put on hold yesterday. I edited it reduce the scope of the question, however, it is still on hold. I would like some kind of ...
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Is this an appropriate place to ask questions about how to freely advertise my non-commercial Wikia website?

I've been working on a Wikia website of mine for the past several months and I want to know how to draw a bigger group of visitors to my Wiki without paying for it. This Wikia site is free with no ...
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Is the tag 'recommendations' sufficient?

Recommendations are off-topic for Webmasters, though there is a 'recommendations' tag. 99% of the questions tagged with 'recommendations' are closed as off-topic, duplicate or closed. Perhaps we ...
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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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