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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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Are question about website architecture off-topic ?

I would like to know if this question should be consider as off-topic or on-topic. Why should I develop my applications using the MVC design pattern? 2 opinion have been stated in the comment of the ...
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What is going to happen to internal references when moving to the new domain?

I'm guessing that there will be some kind of massive global search/replace in the question and answer content to replace webmasters.stackexchange.com with ournewdomain.com, ensuring that inter-...
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We need a site slogan

We should have a site slogan, something on topic, humorous and catchy. This could be included in all promotional ventures, e-mail/forum signatures, etc. There are a ton of sites using really, really ...
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My question about setting up WebDAV on IIS7 / Windows Server 2008: Should it be on-topic or not?

Related to this other meta question, but being a specific instance we can examine: Here's my question on the actual site: What steps are necessary to configure WebDAV on IIS7 running on Windows ...
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Banners for promoting the site once the private beta ends

I was reading Robert's blog regarding some essential topics that should be discussed on meta during a site's private beta (and beyond). I think we're doing a pretty good job of raising issues that ...
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Dealing with tag overlap for 'ranking'

Consider that we have the following topics: Page Rank (Google's trademarked rank indicator) Alexa Ranking Over-all ranking (in general, not specific to any service or SE) This would mean three very ...
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Can we ignore the daily rep limit while during private beta?

When sites go public, we're going to need people who can vote to close / migrate questions, especially considering the overlap between this site and others. In order for that to happen, several ...
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Accepting answers during the private beta

We're asking a lot of good questions, I think - and some of them already have what I would consider to be fantastic answers. However, do we accept these answers, or wait for the public beta to give ...
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Is there an IRC channel?

Is there an IRC channel that posts recent questions like there was for Stackoverflow?
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How tolerant should we be of programming and sysadmin questions?

Webmastering tends to involve a healthy dose of both programming and system administration. Where should we draw the line between what belongs on here, and what gets migrated to Stack Overflow or ...
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Is there a good way to encourage people to post metrics?

After reading and trying to answer a question on paying attention to page load metrics I'm wondering if there is any way to encourage people to post their metrics when they ask certain questions.
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What do you want our final domain name to be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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ASP.NET MVC specific question - Should this be on StackOverflow?

Looking at this question: How do you avoid XSS vulnerabilities in ASP.Net (MVC)? I would have said that the question was better asked on StackOverflow rather than on Pro Webmasters - it's not very ...
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When seeding questions, should you ask questions you already know the answer to?

Because I've been doing a lot of that.