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Dealing with Stack Overflow's 'seo' tag

The SEO tag on Stack Overflow is in quite a poor state - many of the questions are off-topic for SO, with less than half closed and migrated here. So I'm wondering if there is something we can do to ...
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Can I request for an answer to be accepted if it's correct, but seems to have been forgotten by the asker?

Are you allowed to use the comments section of a question to request for an asker to mark an answer as accepted if they've left it for a long time, seemingly forgotten? i.e. I recently answered a ...
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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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Our “what topics can I ask about here” help page has been updated

Based on this Meta discussion, our what topics can I ask about here page in the Help Center has been updated. The following details the changes that were made from the previous version with the goal ...
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Getting users to vote

In light of reading the latest Stack Overflow Blog Post it dawned on me that as a mod, I haven't been doing nearly enough voting. In fact, today is the first day I've ever used up all my 30 votes. ...
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Fall 2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Can we post actual online websites?

I have a SEO problem I can't explain, atleast not with my knowledge. I would need to post Meta Title so people can see it. Title is "Example - Foo, Bar" yet when you do actual search on google it ...
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Let's shape this site with Vote to Close!

We are getting a lot of questions that are clearly off-topic according to the FAQ, but they are still getting answers. I think that if we want to make this site work as a topical resource, we need to ...
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What should we do about low quality, nonspecific “questions”?

Issue: More than half of the "question" titles listed on the homepage are non-specific descriptions rather than actual questions - can be verified with the following jQuery snippet: Long form for use ...
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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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Design for Webmasters site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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New Catch All: What Forum Software should I use?

This question is now live: What forum software should I use? As per this answer, here is a new catch all for people looking for a forum script: Question: I have a list of features that I want for ...
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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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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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Schema.org vs Microdata

There are currently separate tags for microdata and schema.org. These are technically different, as Schema.org is a collection of schemas making use of Microdata for marking up semantic data, but most ...
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Single use tags and synonyms

We had a great grand opening, now we need to work on cleaning up all of the confetti on the floor. If you have a few minutes, please take a look at where single use tags begin and work your way to the ...
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Annoyed my question was migrated from SO

I’m not sure why my question needed to be migrated from Stack Overflow. Lots of web-related topics are still considered programming. The question had 5K+ views and no one commented that it seemed the ...
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Web apps questions

This site is being flooded with off-topic questions about building web apps. Unfortunately, these off-topic questions are being upvoted a lot. These are clearly not questions about webmastering, they ...
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What to do with “advertisement” answers?

I've noticed that some answers on PW appear to be self-promoting or plain advertising. Don't like to single out users but here and here are two examples I just spotted. They appear to surface most in ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

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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Final Design / Look Of The Site

We should probably be having a conversation regarding the final look of the site. This (probably) hinges a bit on the domain that we select, however a common theme amongst the current favorites is ...
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Dealing with tag overlap for 'ranking'

Consider that we have the following topics: Page Rank (Google's trademarked rank indicator) Alexa Ranking Over-all ranking (in general, not specific to any service or SE) This would mean three very ...
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Remove separator (border) of 'tabs'

Can the border be removed from the unanswered tab? It should only be displayed as a separator between the tabs IMHO.
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Closing/reopening questions

I've been a user of Stack Exchange for a while now. I usually see questions closed by vote, which gives the question-asker the ability to give reasons not to close the question (things the close-...
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Are questions about script recommendations on topic ?

There is currently a tag under the name looking-for-a-script This tag has 53 questions. What is this tag about ? It sounds like "Find me a script that does X" Is that the intended purpose of ...
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Catch-All Community Wiki: Ecommerce Scripts

This is the catch-all discussion for Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? Question: *This is a general, community wiki [catch-all][2] question to address non-specific "I need a eCommerce script that ...
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What “off topic” close reasons should this site have?

Lets suggest the reasons that we should have (or remove). Submit one per answer and lets vote. Then the moderators can make a decision based on the top items.
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Should we provide a version of the how to choose hosting question for ecommerce sites [duplicate]

We get a good number of questions along the lines of 'How do I choose an ecommerce engine' perhaps we should consider creating a generic answer that addresses this particular problem:- The CMS/...
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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Why was my question on HTML5 video closed and moved to Stack Overflow?

Why was my HTML5 video encoding question moved to Stack Overflow? I could see it maybe going to the Audio & Video SE (although it is HTML5 and web browser specific), but it isn't about programming ...
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Lobbying For Reopening

Per this question, this is a lobby to reopen the question Should Site Title be Before or After Page Title? on webmasters.se. I do not see the question as a duplicate of the other, because the ...
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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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Why was my question closed as too localised?

I have a legitimate question on enterprise web-sites, and it was closed, with no close votes, and only one -1. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/49368/does-a-web-site-has-to-be-slow-to-...

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