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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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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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Should “law” and “legal” tags be merged?

Here are some similar tags: law × 32 legal × 137
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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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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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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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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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2013 Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmasters' fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Product recommendations and offsite resource questions, could they be made be on-topic again?

Many new users ask questions asking for product recommendations and offsite resources. We could be very helpful to these users, but currently these questions get closed with the reason: Questions ...
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Can I ask a question about accepting payments online?

I'd like to ask a question about e-commerce payment gateways and such, on this site? I want to accept credit cards on my site, without users having to create an account with 3rd parties such as a ...
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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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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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Fall 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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Should “doubleclick” and “google-dfp” tags be merged?

doubleclick × 6 google-dfp × 11 Google bought doubleclick in 2007. Google DFP stands for "doubleclick for publishers".
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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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Should “spiders”, “robots”, and “web-crawlers” tags be merged?

spider × 22 robots × 68 - A computer program that accesses web pages for various purposes (to scrape content, to provide search engines with information about your site, etc.) web-crawlers × 160 - (No ...
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Which of the “design” tags should be merged?

design × 55 - a broad term for something that has been created from a plan, there are thousands of types of design types (Web Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Etc.) website-design × 275 - the ...
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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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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 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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I keep getting my questions on hold because it's not about site I control

Basically I am asking about CloudFare, which is a service many webmasters used. Of course I do not own CloudFare. Whoever, there are many other users that also ask about CloudFare and it's okay. What ...
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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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Difference between this meta site and the main site

What is the difference between webmasters.stackexchange.com and meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com? My reputation count is same in both accounts but other details are different. In webmasters....
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I lose 2 reputation points for each removed post or user

When a user or a post I edited in the past is removed by a moderator, I lose 2 points of reputation. I understand this rule for any user who earn 2 reputation points when his post edit is accepted by ...
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Should some of the “rewrite” tags be merged?

Some very similar tags: rewrite × 28 mod-rewrite × 239 url-rewriting × 174
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Should “css” and “stylesheet” tags be merged?

css - 384 stylesheet - 14
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Should “registrar” and “domain-registrar” tags be merged?

registrar × 53 domain-registrar × 44
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Should “website-analytics-tools” and “analytics” tags be merged?

analytics - 260 website-analytics-tools - 75
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Should “ranking”, “page-ranking”, and “site-ranking” be tag synonyms

We have these tags which to me all mean about the same thing: ranking - 26 site-ranking - 73 page-ranking - 44 There was some discussion around some of these tags a few years ago with some votes for ...
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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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Why “Pro” in “Pro Webmasters”

We are not just a site for professional webmasters. Our about page states "Webmasters is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast webmasters." So why does the logo say "Pro ...
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List of the “catch all” questions

We have certain questions on this site that that are "catch all" questions. Such questions: Have a comprehensive answer Have all other questions about that topic marked as duplicate I cannot find a ...
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Could we change the wording of the “unlikely to help anybody else” off-topic reason?

Is there any way we can tweak the wording of the off-topic reason used in this question (and other similar ones)? In particular: This question appears to be off-topic because it is unlikely to ...
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Why put well-voted question on hold long after accepted?

Why has this question just been put on hold? It's still a valid question and the accepted answer is still useful. This isn't my own question, but I have come across it and found it quite helpful. It ...
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Can we chat with a specific user in private?

Do you know if we can chat with a specific user in private? (with StackExchange network of course)
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What is the new Constable badge exactly?

Today, I noticed there are two new badges in the community (especially for moderators): Constable badge and Sheriff badge. Whereas I understand what Sheriff badge is, I didn't understand how to get ...
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How to vote for migration a question to Super User?

I would like to vote for migration a question to Super User StackExchange site but I can't. When I try to flag the question, I choose It doesn't belong here, or it's duplicate.... After I choose Off ...
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Why accepting all suggested edits?

This is a question for 2000+ reputation users who can access to Suggested Edits reviews queue. Why do you accept all suggested edits even if there is just one tag or minor text has been updated? I ...
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'crawling' tag synonyms

There are currently separate tags for crawling and web-crawlers and site-crawler. Since they are essentially the same thing, should these tags be merged into one? Should synonyms be made?
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Blog vs Blogging tags

There are currently separate tags for blog and blogging. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should blogging tag be merged into blog perhaps? Is there any reason these two should be ...
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Why are some tags changed automatically?

Sometimes when I edit a question, I choose a tag but it doesn't taken into account. Is someone can tell me why some tags are changed automatically? For example, I have edited a question by addind the ...
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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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Can moderators see deleted answers and act on them?

I would like to know if moderators can see deleted answer by a user? Moreover, if I want that a moderator deletes my deleted answer, can he do it?
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Who has downvoted my questions?

On Pro Webmasters, a number of my open questions and answers have been suspiciously downvoted (unfairly, in my opinion), whilst the answers by others to my own questions (to those same questions which ...
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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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Can I get my question re-opened?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/47168/selling-a-domain-name-what-scams-should-i-be-on-the-lookout-for Per my comment on the question: The question has some finite set of answers. ...
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How can I find the list of tags I created?

I would like to know if I can find the list of tags I created in the past. Do you know if it's possible?
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Which of these “internationalization” tags should be merged?

I just merged "i18n" into "internationalization" (which seems straightforward). We now have several related tags, some of which should probably be merged: multilingual - 61 Questions ...
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My question was just closed, how could I reword it in order to get an answer?

My question was just closed, and I realize the error of my ways. I was asking a bit of an opinion question that would "likely elicit extended discussion or debate". I guess I'd like to know if its ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmaster's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...