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Question deleted because moderator thinks it looks like a spam and it is unacceptable

I just asked question about pricing of DMCLOUD.net a cloud host provider; and it got deleted by a moderator within a second for the reason that it is a spam and it is unnacceptable: This looks ...
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Please move questions for software recommendations to Software Recommendations.SE

There are many questions where the OP is seeking for a software recommendation. I notice that these are often flagged as off-topic (almost always by John Conde ♦). However, I think it'd be ...
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Why has my comment flag request been declined?

A new user asked an off-topic question twice and one of our mod closed both the question as off-topic. But the user was not satisfied with the reason for closing his question and posted an useless ...
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We need a site slogan

We should have a site slogan, something on topic, humorous and catchy. This could be included in all promotional ventures, e-mail/forum signatures, etc. There are a ton of sites using really, really ...
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The error and error-code tag should be merged

The error and error-code tags should be merged. The canonical tag should be error because error-code only has 2 questions, and error is shorter.
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SSL is dead. What should we do with the HTTPS, TLS, and SSL tags?

I asked a question today and Martijn let me know that I was using the wrong terminology when I was using HTTPS and SSL interchangably. SSL version 3 was recently found to be insecure and now websites ...
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What is Pro Webmasters to Stackoverflow?

I came to pro webmasters from stackoverflow. Stackoverflow is mainly use for asking programming questions. It could be web programming questions. So, how about Pro Webmasters? I can basically asking ...
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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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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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Question closed because I didn't include an error message?

I asked this perfectly valid question about SSL certificate validation: What kind of web server do I have (pertaining to SSL activation) if I run a custom Node.js server on an Amazon Linux EC2? And ...
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Should the ssl and the ssl-certificate tag be merged?

There are questions in ssl and ssl-certificate. Should they be merged?
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Can I Flag a question asking a Tool which is off-topic in Pro Webmasters but asked 3 years ago and having an accepted answer?

I found this question is asking a tool that can provide details of quick updates/changes of some other websites to OP. As asking a tool is off-topic in Pro Webmasters. Can I flag this post as Off-...
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Should there be a catch-all post for SEO-related problems?

There are many questions with the tag seo, and many questions are about: my site isn't being indexed by Google! or I can't see my website in the Google search results! Should there be a catch-all ...
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Are questions related to Wordpress allowed?

I recently asked this question, but wasn't sure where to place it so I also posted at Wordpress Developers, where I removed the question after five minutes due to the fact that my question here was ...
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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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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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Can someone review my disappearing comments?

In short: I found one of Pro Webmasters' moderators too eager to remove comments and I feel, that he has misused his moderator rights. Can someone spare 3-5 minutes to review this case? Im my ...
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Why has this question been upvoted 9 times?

I wonder why this question been upvoted 9 times at this point. I looked into this issue and it seems like the website has some issues (it seems they are cloaking) and I don't think this question is ...
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Should “dns-server” and “nameserver” tags be merged?

We have very similar tags about DNS name servers: nameserver × 86 dns-servers × 41
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Open votation to undelete question which has been deleted by a moderator

The following question has been deleted because I copied and pasted it: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/7356/one-subdomain-is-not-working/67611#67611 I have edited it. I think it fits ...
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Can I ask questions about MediaWiki here?

Here's a link from a question about this on the Meta site for Stack Exchange. Basically I want some help with the syntax of MediaWiki, like how can I create templates like this. Specifics: as ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Private Forum for Closed Questions

Many of the times, I have noted that a question was closed because it did not fit in the community guidelines or it was off-topic for the site, but I had answers to those questions. Examples include ...
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What contributes to a questions popularity

This question was posted today (it is now 08:50 here in the UK) whether 'today' is set to my local timezone or Stack Exchange's locale, I really don't know. It already has over 800 views and a ...
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Old Questions popping up to the top of the page again?

I have saw and just answered a question that is a year old now by mistake. For some reason, even by looking at comments, answers, and edits, there is no reason why it should pop up at the top of the ...
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Purpose seems fuzzy - what is this Exchange for?

I've found a lot of questions that cover far too wide of an area to be covered successfully by one Exchange, in my opinion, and I'm confused where to post questions. Is "Pro Webmasters" for technical ...
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How to reopen question incorrectly closed as a duplicate

I've asked a question that has been incorrectly marked as a duplicate - is there anything I can do to have it reopened?
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Community Wiki Answer to Removing Indexed Links

For just about half of the questions I answer on Pro Webmasters, all I could do is copy and paste the majority of this answer and rephrase it to fit the question: Sadly, you are taking all of the ...
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Should old questions with no more interaction from the OP, be flagged and closed on the basis that we can not know if the answer helped?

A few days ago I flagged a question to be closed/removed since it is old, the user is not around, the question hasn't seen any activity in years and the problem didn't got a solution, or at least, the ...
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What is off topic with this question?

This question: Google's Index status falling down without any site changes What's off topic there? I'm simply asking reason behind some Google's action. My personal experience with this ...
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Are Host Recommendation Questions - On Topic?

I've seen the post Host Recommendation Questions - On Topic?, which seems to indicate that hosting recommendations are on topic, but I can't tell if that is the case. The highest voted answer says ...
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Please review - question put on hold

In agreement with the "Help Center > Asking" section, I would like to ask for a review of the question I posted on webmasters.stackexchange.com. I consider this question clear and absolutely non-...
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Which image/picture/photo related tags need to be merged?

We have several related tags that have significant overlap: image × 78 -- merged into "images" images × 175 photo × 10 pictures × 6
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How to ask questions about CDN?

Ok, so 2 of my previous questions got locked (even though damoncloudflare tried to help and answer) because it's off-topic and it's too broad and it's asking too many questions in a single question. ...
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Semantics on number of question marks in a post

My question https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/58048/how-do-cdns-caches-handle-vary-user-agent-header?noredirect=1 was deleted, (not even closed) because a moderator considered it had too ...
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“Which search engines support …” questions?

I wonder if it’s okay to ask questions in the form of "Which search engines support …?" on Webmasters SE? Examples: Which search engines parse RDFa, and which vocabularies do they support? ...
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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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What's the most accurate name of this site (mostly, do you include “Pro” in the title)?

On this website, you see the name "Pro Webmasters". On stackexchange.com, it's simply represented as "Webmasters", and in the URL, it's webmasters.stackexchange.com. What's the most accurate name of ...
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Should we create some kind of guidelines for posts formatting?

As many of you know, I like editing posts (proof) to try to standardize formatting on this site. It helps to keep this site clean and it improves quality of the posts. Here are some suggested rules ...
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How to specify a non relevant tag?

I recently saw a tag link-buliding what has been created with a spelling mistake (second "l" before the second "i"). It's not a big deal but how can I specify this tag must be replaced by the good ...
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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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How frequently a Moderator should come and edit posts in a week or month in Pro Webmaster Stack exchange?

I noticed one Moderator hasn't seen the site (webmasters.stackexchange.com) after Dec 7, 2013 that’s why I’m asking this question. How frequently a Moderator should come and edit posts in Pro ...
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Should “ads” and “advertising” tags be merged?

advertising × 184 - the practice of producing text, images, or other media intended to influence others' purchasing decisions. ads × 60 - Short for advertisements. Visual elements added by a webmaster ...
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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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List of possible tags that are synonyms

This is to list tags that may possibly be synonyms: asp.net = aspx blog = blogs browser = browsers customer-service = customer-support dns-server = dns-servers domain-name = domain-names font = ...
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Similar tags: “logging”, “tracking”, “analytics”, “reporting”, and “statistics” — merge?

These tags are very similar: logging × 47 tracking × 123 analytics × 301 reporting × 26 statistics × 87 Should some of them be merged?
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Should “law” and “legal” tags be merged?

Here are some similar tags: law × 32 legal × 137
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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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Non-essential edit to be able to unupvote

My several weeks old answer was edited today: the only change was italicization of all three occurences of "robots.txt". I’d consider this a "too minor" edit. 3 seconds after the edit, the answer was ...

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