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Should we take an ethical stand on people asking for help with unethical sites

I refer to this question here: Adsense Page impression is showing zero Where the guy wants his adsense ads to display correctly, but his site is clearly just an ad farm, so much so that it loads ...
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The mod_rewrite problem

ServerFault has been a very popular place to ask mod_rewrite questions. We get a lot of them. I'm not an apache guru so I can't speak to how we'll they've been answered, but it has struck a couple of ...
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Getting users to vote

In light of reading the latest Stack Overflow Blog Post it dawned on me that as a mod, I haven't been doing nearly enough voting. In fact, today is the first day I've ever used up all my 30 votes. ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see, Webmasters site has been officially launched. Grats! Thank you so much for your inputs in the initial design post. As mentioned previously, my design goal for the theme is ...
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Is the name “webmasters” the right name for this site?

I don't know anyone that still uses the term "webmaster". Is this site missing its mark because people don't take the name seriously? It hasn't received quite the influx of visitors I would have ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Purpose seems fuzzy - what is this Exchange for?

I've found a lot of questions that cover far too wide of an area to be covered successfully by one Exchange, in my opinion, and I'm confused where to post questions. Is "Pro Webmasters" for technical ...
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Design for Webmasters site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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Should we encourage language-agnostic and subjectve questions?

This kinda of hit me after reading this question, mainly because it's true. As a webmaster I don't care what language you are hosting your website on, I only care if its relevant to mine. The more ...
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Multiple valid answers to a question

If you have asked a question and two or more different valid answers have been provided, what is the best thing to do? Should I convert the question to a community wiki, and post another answer to ...
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Hi and thanks — should we edit them out

On StackOverflow it has been the norm to edit out greetings and thanks yous and similar content from questions and answers. The rational being that it just clutters things up. This isn't meant to be a ...
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Should HTML/CSS questions be here? If not, where?

Example Is that a programming question? Or a general webmaster question? It seems better suited for Doctype.
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SEO website reviews

Example I'm not sure if these are real questions. It sounds more like people seeking free labor especially for a possibly subjective issue. Thoughts?
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Do seo questions loosely involving code belong here or on stackoverflow?

How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? Seems like it could be appropriate to both. Any thoughts?
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What are the biggest and best SEO and Webmaster Conferences

We need to help with marketing this site so it continues to grow. Check out Robert's post about it beta site promotion. I found a site which lists 18 of the best SEO conferences in 2010. A ...
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“Visitor Conversion” types of questions.

During our definition phase, we deemed questions like this to be off topic for our site. I'd like to ask the community which of the following courses of action would be most appropriate: Allow these ...
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Why is this eBay centric question being closed?

The question with close votes found here: How to overcome eBay CSS limits for auctions' pages? does it self no favours on first glance. But there are two tangents of questions, which are useful to ...
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Are you going on marking community wiki each SEO question?

Could someone explain why almost any question talking baout SEO gets marked as "community wiki". Like these: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? Do meta keywords have ...
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Why was this question made community wiki?

Why is this question ... [ Which TLD would be suited to a personal site? ] ... community Wiki? I don't understand the rationale. And I am often frustrated seeing questions turned into Community Wiki ...
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Should we allow shortened URLs in questions/answers

In a recent question a link to a site was included that had been shortened using tiny.cc. The link was inoffensive, however you could not know that for certain without clicking through. So I'm ...
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Pro Webmasters Chat Room

I've created a room on the new Stack Exchange chat system for anyone who wants to join. To enter, you must: Have at least 20 reputation on meta.stackoverflow.com Be logged into meta.stackoverflow.com ...
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Help Pinocchio Become A Real Boy!

Pro Webmasters needs your help in order to grow and become an official Stack Exchange web site in: 43 Days Here are some things that you can do to help us reach that goal: Answer some unanswered ...
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Single use tags and synonyms

We had a great grand opening, now we need to work on cleaning up all of the confetti on the floor. If you have a few minutes, please take a look at where single use tags begin and work your way to the ...
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List of X questions

We're seeing a bunch of List of X questions. What are some resources for learning the ins and outs of .htaccess? What are some good resources for generating privacy policies and terms of use? ...
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We're slacking behind :(

(this is not shameless self promotion) I've done up some graphs to show how the Stack Apps sites are all ranking against eachother. You can check them out here. The face of the matter is that Pro ...
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Usability questions

I've come across several questions about usability which I feel would be better asked on uxexchange.com. This raises the slightly tricky issue that uxexchange is an 'old style' SO member - i.e. it ...
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Host Recommendation Questions - On Topic?

Similar, but different from this question, is asking just for a recommendation for a web host on topic for this site? Note, this doesn't mean asking for help using some kind of feature that a certain ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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OK, I love WordPress as much as the next guy, but is Pro Webmasters really the right place for WordPress questions?

The WordPress proposal on Area 51 is still in commitment phase, and there isn't really an existing site that addresses WordPress (or any other CMS when it comes to using it - development questions ...
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Policy on self promotion within answers & the use of affiliate links

Well, it happened. We finally got our first flagged post (at least it is the first one that I'm aware of). Those of you with 2k+ reputation (or moderators) can see it by going to the tools and ...
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Would this question be on-topic on this site?

We have this question on Super User: Drupal image. Files storing to wrong place. Imagecache? It's off-topic for Super User, for sure. However, I'm not sure where to refer the user to. He is obviously ...
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Questions about specific software packages?

There are a few questions that haven't got much response: Recurring Profile and Bundled Item (Magento) What are common Media Library tools used for Kentico/Generic PHP sites? Which hoster for asp....
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Bringing more users to Meta

I was looking at the current meta users and noticed that only a hand full of people are actually getting involved in the discussions that shape Pro Webmasters. Most questions and answers here come ...
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Final Design / Look Of The Site

We should probably be having a conversation regarding the final look of the site. This (probably) hinges a bit on the domain that we select, however a common theme amongst the current favorites is ...
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Moderator Nominations

This site does not have any discussions about selecting Moderators. I am in the process of creating positions for Moderators Pro Tem from each community. But I need your help. We need nominations ...
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What is Community Wiki and are these kinds of questions the right ones to propose?

There are two questions I have asked which may benefit from being wiki's where everyone can improve upon the general advice. I have heard the term "community wiki" being banded about but have no idea ...
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Should the site be refocussed to an SEO site?

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=site%3Awebmasters.stackexchange.com+seo&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a Approximately 203 pages are ...
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Is there a way of flagging “tags” as off-topic, warning the asker when they select them?

Things like "mvc", "web-development", etc are clear red flags that the question has a decent chance of being off-topic. Would be awesome if there was a way of setting these up as "warning" tags.
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Let's shape this site with Vote to Close!

We are getting a lot of questions that are clearly off-topic according to the FAQ, but they are still getting answers. I think that if we want to make this site work as a topical resource, we need to ...
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Web apps questions

This site is being flooded with off-topic questions about building web apps. Unfortunately, these off-topic questions are being upvoted a lot. These are clearly not questions about webmastering, they ...
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“Help us grow this site” improvements

I was clicking in the "Help us Grow this Site" box on the Pro Webmasters beta site, and there's a couple things that caught my notice. First off, when focusing on the various icons, the layout shifts ...
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Does community management belong on here?

Do you consider questions about community management of a website to be on-topic or off-topic?
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Is it in-scope to ask for reviews of specific services?

Example: How good is Traffic-Seeker? I answered, but in a really wishy-washy way. I think a wiki of "Your favourite SEO tools with reasons" wouldn't be so bad (or at least would keep the bad in ...
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What is the line between a “pro webmaster” question and a…well, not “pro webmaster” question?

For example, I own a domain name and I'm working on getting content. But I'm trying to choose between building and deploying custom software (I'm a software engineer by education), what off-the-shelf ...
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Is a question about web hosts appropriate?

Specifically asking for recommendations? I realize this is somewhat subjective, but I believe it could also be fairly objective. For instance, I recently discovered that my webhost (1and1) does not ...
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Four hours to go till public!

I think we've done a really nice job of seeding the site with questions and answers that will make experts want to participate. Looking at the stats on area 51, 69 percent of those who committed as ...
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Questions about technical setup at specific hosts?

Are these kinds of requests on-point? I personally wouldn't be able to answer them, and my first instinct would be to refer them to the hoster's technical support, but maybe I'm not being ...
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Recommendations for specific commercial services?

Is it OK for people to be providing recommendations and personal experiences with specific services / service agencies? Came up when I asked this question... I could see something like this being ...
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Do we need a new close reason for legal questions?

I was tempted to ask the following question: When doing a parody of a registered trademark, how can you ensure its a parody? Wisdom got the better of me, I remembered that I have a lawyer in ...
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Should there be an explanation of community wiki in the parent site faq?

Currently I can find no mention of what community wiki is or when a question should be marked as such. Should there be some explanation of that?

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