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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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New Catch-All: "Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use?"

Update: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? posted to looking-for-a-script category. Proposed Question Description: I have a list of features that I want for my website's Content ...
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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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What can be done to get webmasters more popular in 2012?

It seems wrong to me that whilst Webmasters is a huge topic and one that touches so many people who work on the web it isn't particularly busy. Would love to work together to get some action points ...
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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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Soliciting Ideas for Monthly Topics - 2012

From today's Own Your Community SE blog post: Adopt a “Topic Challenge” to encourage a continual flow of new content about interesting topics. Coming up with interesting questions which haven't ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 So maybe last time was a bit longer than "1H 2011". Nevertheless, we now break to start 2012! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going ...
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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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We need to decide what we're doing with web hosting questions

We've discussed this before (1, 2) and never really decided upon much. The reason why I want to bring this up again is two fold: We're getting a lot of these requests and they really aren't very ...
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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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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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State of the questions 2012 (and what we can do to improve)

If you look at our new questions page, you might notice a few things. There are very few high rep users asking questions. There are quite a few questions that are either closed or migrated. In ...
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Where is it mentioned that tool recommendation questions are off-topic?

My question was put on hold with this reason: "Questions asking us to recommend a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Pro Webmasters as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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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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Legal Questions Revisited

I've noticed an increase in legal-based questions lately. Whereas this question has been asked before, I don't think it has been thoroughly addressed. There is an Area-51 proposal for legal 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: Wrong ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Proposed Post Notice/Catch All: How do I ensure my website is operating within the law?

Updated 8 September 2012: We really would like your feedback on this: so please vote, edit, comment, and answer this proposal. Building on discussion from Do we need a new close reason for legal ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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Are questions about email hosting on-topic?

Are questions related to email hosting on-topic at Pro Webmasters? We get a fair number of questions about email such as: What is X problem with DNS MX records? Problem X when sending email through ...
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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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Tag: google-webmaster-tools to google-search-console

Google officially renamed "Google Webmaster Tools" to "Google Search Console" and the tag issue came up when we discussed this in chat: w3d So, errrm, who's going to retag the 1000+ questions ...
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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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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Time to change the google-webmaster-tools tag?

Google renamed Webmaster Tools to Search Console in May 2015. The resolution from this old question was to add google-search-console as a synonym, with a view to making it the "master" some time later....
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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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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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Does ProWebmasters Need to rebrand?

I was chatting with some people you might call "influencers" in SEO recently. When I mentioned how stoked I was on how we've been doing here on Pro Webmasters lately, replies echoed "...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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We need to decide what we're doing with users looking for existing software

Now that we've gotten questions pertaining to hosting recommendations situated I think we need to turn our attention to users looking for software. It's clearly a popular topic here at Pro ...
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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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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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Pro Webmasters swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 950 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll ...
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Feeling the frustration

This is what I know. All four moderators are extraordinary. John Conde brings unbelievable dedication and commitment. He has the uncanny and remarkable skill to answer questions succinctly and ...
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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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Goodbye "Pro Webmasters". Hello, "Webmasters!"

TL;DR: Our site's name is changing soon from "Pro Webmasters" to just "Webmasters". Recently we had a discussion here regarding rebranding our site with a different name. Although ...
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Shouldn't the FAQ also suggest StackOverflow?

The FAQ states: What kind of questions should I not ask here? [...] If your question is about … Networking, servers, or maintaining other people's PCs and contains no source code, ask on Server ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some updates to the design of your site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

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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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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Error message received while trying to post a question: You can only post once every 40 minutes

While posting a question, I received an error message from the system: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Here is a screenshot of my post and the error message: However, I haven't asked ...
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Where can I ask web design questions of a more amateur nature?

I don't want to bother pro web designers with simple questions as I see most of the questions here are quite technical. An example would be, 'I have a template I've downloaded. The folder contains a ...
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Can the tags "web" and "website" be blacklisted?

web and websites don't add any value. This site is about websites and the internet, so practically every on topic question could be tagged with those two tags. I've been discussing getting rid of ...
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Deceptive links in answers

Just a heads up really... In the last couple of days I've noticed a couple of deceptive links in two answers by two different (unregistered) users. Whilst the answers themselves seem to be legitimate ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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