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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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Is there a way to move a question to one of the Trilogy sites?

Opps, both questions (1095, 1247) I've asked on Pro Webmasters have had feedback saying they would be best asked on one of the Trilogy (StackOverflow, ServerFault and SuperUser) sites. Is there a way ...
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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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What is a webmaster?

I asked a question (1095) and Jeff Atwood told me it was too much of a programming question. Fair dos. Perhaps I have misunderstood what a webmaster is. What actually is a webmaster? I thought it was ...
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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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Add a bounty for a community wiki question?

So say there's a community wiki question, not my own, that I think deserves more attention. Can I put a bounty on it? The FAQ says: As an additional bonus, bounty awards are immune to the daily ...
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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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Views counter is wonky

The views counter is obviously wonky, I have one question with four upvotes and only two views.
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Is the visited link color too close to the default text color for posts and comments?

In posts and comments, the visited link color is #223e6b, while the text color is #444444 (or at least that what it looks like when I use Digital Colormeter). I have a hard time distinguishing links ...
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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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Rep on meta.webmasters.stackexchange is just a mirror of rep on webmasters.stackexchange

My rep on this site is currently 211, it should be 121. Every time I gain reputation on the private beta, its reflected here as well. It also doesn't look like the 100 rep bonus is calculated into my ...
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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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Make the AppOffline file less StackOverflow-centric

The page shown when the site is being updated is rather confusing - it's very StackOverflow centric. While I don't expect it to be customised for each and every site currently in the beta phase, it ...
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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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Clicking on a tag in your profile searches for the user and the tag

For instance, if I want to see all the Javascript tags I clicked, here's the URL that appears in my profile: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/search?q=user:15+[javascript] I think that the user:...
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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, ...
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meta urls on the error page leading to a non-exist page

In the error page: https://webmasters.meta.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/ Both meta links (in the body and in the bottom) are referring to this url: http://meta.prowebmasters.stackexchange....
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Vote to close: Belongs on …

We've got "Vote to Close: Belongs on Meta", shouldn't we also have: Vote to Close: Belongs on StackOverflow Belongs on ServerFault Because of the potential crossover, don't we risk muddling the ...
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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.

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