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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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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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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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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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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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Should we add two more close or flag options?

I have been seeing two scenarios that you may want additional close or flag options for. Admittedly, they do not come up too often, so this may be a general question with no action. I am cool with ...
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Do we want to participate in the Winter Bash again this year?

Winter Bash 2014 will again be available to all sites that choose to participate. We’re redesigning all the hats and adding some extra features to keep things fresh and exciting. This event ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the tags tag and the tagging tag on meta be merged?

Should tags and tagging be merged? They seem to be about the same thing.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Example domain cleanup

Here's a cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Posts on this site often reference a fictitious example domain. The preferred domains for this purpose are the reserved ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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" (...