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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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Can I ask “How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?”?

Can I ask "How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?"? I did not still ask this question because I thought it will be closed. That's why I asked it here. I know that answer for this question is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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