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Pro Webmasters Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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the [domains] tag versus [domain-names]

Is there any difference between domains and domain-names? If there is, I'm not following the distinction. Should these tags be merged?
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Where is the line drawn between material suitable for WebMasters or ServerFault?

I recently had my question closed on WebMasters where my issue was resolved stating that it was more appropriate for ServerFault. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/19795/apache-2-2-21-...
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CatchyTech, affiliate spammer

I just stripped something like 30 affiliate links, all to the same hosting company, out of this user's 32 answers so far, almost all of which consist of something along the lines of "Arvixe is a very ...
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where to ask discussion related questions especially for web business?

where to ask discussion related questions-especially for web business? If not from stackexchange site. direct me to any other popular site. There are many question closed because many users dont ...
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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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Apache Server related questions?

I know there is a precedent for mod_rewrite to be acceptable on webmasters. Are discussions about setup of conf files germane and adhere to the on-topic standards? This well-formed question one ...
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Is this a suitable question for migration?

We've got this question on Programmers: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/103919/what-do-you-think-about-tecnical-support-from-ms-windows-azure which has been flagged as off ...
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Magento admin and operations questions

I'm a mod over on Stack Overflow. We get a fair number of non-programming questions about deploying, upgrading, administering Magento and one or two other eCommerce/Cart apps. Quite often these get ...
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Is there a general preference for tag plurality? (Also involves synonyms)

I just suggested a synonym for domain and domains with the singular as master. I'd personally lean toward the plural being the master, but it's only got one entry versus the other being well-...
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Why was my question closed?

Please review: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/17677/is-dreamtemplate-com-good I wrote a comment below the question. I don't understand why this was closed. I'm asking on this website ...
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How do we prevent obviously low quality questions from being migrated here?

Example Is Google lying about Google+' exceeded capacity? Google announced, that they had to close the invite process due to 'insane demand'. Is it really possible that they initially released ...
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What to do with “marketing” answers?

This is a slight variant on the previous topic about obvious advertising. Let's say there's someone who enters 7 answers within a few hours of sign-up, and hasn't returned since. Half of those ...
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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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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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Why so much tolerance for undifferentiated CMS recommendation questions?

There's a class of "What CMS should I use for $project?" question in which $project has no particular features of interest, ie. just about any minimally-capable CMS would be able to handle it. For ...
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WordPress and Drupal questions migrated here that are better suited at their SE-specific site

Periodically we get Drupal and WordPress questions here that are clearly better suited at the Drupal and WordPress SE sites respectively. It obvious that they are sent here because Webmasters is one ...
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The final reckoning: HTML/CSS questions

After discussing this topic more then once (1, 2) it ultimately boiled down that were to send HTML/CSS coding questions over to StackOverflow. However, very recently they have started sending those ...
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What to do when a question is migrated here but it really doesn't belong?

This question in particular caught my attention. I think it's been well established at this point that CSS questions involving code belong on SO so I am unsure why it was migrated here. What should we ...
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Are questions about Google / PageRank allowed on Pro Webmasters?

The title pretty much sums it up. Is this the right stack exchange site for a question about SEO / Page Rank / changes to Google's algorithm? If not, what is the right place?
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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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Is it helpful to link to external tutorials, or will it cause long-term problems?

Pro Webmasters questions can often be answered or clarified by linking to tutorials and blog posts from third-party sites. I'm cautious about doing so because I appreciate the need to avoid potential ...
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what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow?

what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow? Specifically should I ask my HTML/CSS questions here or at stackoverflow?
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Panda on pro-webmasters

Is it the appropriate site to ask a question about Panda and share insights about that the effects of that new algorithm on SEO ?
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Company-specific tags

Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions about a specific hosting or domain registration company? In the last 6 months there have been, on average, one relevant question per month: ...
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Web development question migrated to StackOverflow

So I had asked this question, not a particularly great question but certainly about web design/development. Now that it has been migritad to SO, I am left wondering why? What is it that I'm not ...
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Where should I ask questions about determining hosting requirements?

Hello, Is Pro Webmasters the right place to ask advice about how to go about determining hosting requirements for my project? If it isn't, what stackexchange site do you reckon is best?
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Merging all the “Is this url seo friendly” questions

I know when I come across a duplicate question, I'm supposed to flag it (and I do.) However, there seriously must be 50 "Which of these urls is the most SEO friendly" questions all across the Stack ...
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Why was this closed? Question seems answerable, with a bit of clarification from OP

Why was this question closed without even allowing the OP much time to clarify their question? Seems a bit harsh, as the question is fairly specific although it does need some extra details.
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Finding it difficult to understand the logic of separating Pro Webmasters, Stack Exchange and Programmers?

As a web-developer/webmaster/sysadmin (a fairly common role), I'm confused as to the separation between the different communities. I get that building HTML for a webpage is more of a coding question, ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the webmasters community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...
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What is the diferrence between webmasters and webapps?

What is the diferrence between webmasters.stackexchange and webapps.stackexchange? Thanks
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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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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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How can we stay on top of old questions? / Guidelines for old questions

Last night (Around this time) I went through the Unanswered Questions from the bottom up. I got through till page 3 only choosing questions that the user who asked had shown recent activity or more ...
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Is this on-topic?

I asked Planet feed aggregator for django yesterday and it has only received 2 views. I've now improved the question a fair bit in case that was the reason for the low view count. However, this is m ...
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What voting method are you using?

Since the election is for Pro Webmaster, I'm asking it here. How does the voting take place? First past the post Alternative Transferable Vote Single Transferable Vote Not that it really ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

I've posted this same question on the meta of all the other sites undergoing elections, so just in case you've missed it I'm adding it here. Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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If all SysAdmin questions get punted to ServerFault, and all HTML/CSS are 'programming' - what is left for ProWebmasters?

Question says it all really? I can't really see what useful scope this site has if all of the system administration and web-design elements are stripped out.
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Why is this deemed Off topic - is handling mail to a domain not an acceptable web master task?

The question on ProWebmasters: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/8335/what-is-the-aim-of-this-email-is-this-a-ping-sping (link to question) has been closed as off-topic. I was asking it ...
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Questions about increasing traffic - on-topic?

Are questions about attracting and retaining visitors to you site on-topic here? I'm asking because of this Internet Traffic Building proposal that just showed up on Area 51.
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HTML/CSS questions - Doctype or here?

I have previously asked this question but it seems things as changed. The FAQ no longer mentions that HTML/CSS questions belong on Doctype. When did this change? And, what does the removal of that ...
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Is Pro Webmasters the right place to ask Web design questions?

I have a question about some css. Do I post it here? If not here, where?
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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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What's the deal with the Enthusiast badge?

I was just looking at the Enthusiast badge and noticed that many of the users who earned it have quite low reputation. Many in fact have the "base reputation" of 101, with no questions or answers. ...
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A new proposal for the definition of “Webmaster” question

Referencing: The mod_rewrite problem https://meta.serverfault.com/questions/981/mod-rewrite-htaccess-etc-questions-migrate What is the line between a "pro webmaster" question and a...well, ...
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Are questions discussing revenue acceptable here?

Example. This should be CW at the very least. But do we want discussions of revenue? Is it a real question?
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Webmaster chat now available

Just a heads-up; Pro Webmasters now has access to a third place, to chat in more real-time way via chat.stackexchange. Please feel free to drop by. The "chat" link should appear at the top of all Pro ...

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