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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...