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Warning: SEOChat has been compromised

Just as a warning, SEOChat has been compromised. This is not the first time either. Your browser will be hijacked. If you make the same mistake I did, it is best to dump your computer, power off, ...
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Should we encourage answers to be accepted?

I noticed that on the front page, only 5 questions had accepted answers. I thought this was disturbingly low but then remembered that these are (mostly) new questions, so time may be needed. Curious ...
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Fixing 21 grammatical errors is a “minor change” worth of rejection?

I edited a question, fixing 21 grammatical errors. A moderator rejected this edit, calling it a "minor change": https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/47688 The same moderator ...
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DMOZ shutting down

Per an announcement on the home page, DMOZ (The Open Directory Project) is shutting down permanently on March 14, 2017. Many, if not all, of the questions tagged dmoz are now stale and should ...
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Should we create a Google My Business Tag?

Maybe it is just me, however, when posting my last question, odd as it is, I noticed that there was no tag for Google My Business. Should we create a Google My Business tag? I imagine that there is ...
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Is it a problem when users have a spammy username?

I noticed a new user named j658063 DOT mvrht DOT com, curious I went to the primary domain which leads to some sort of get rich quick site. Perhaps they are hoping search engines will somehow parse ...
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Do SE sites have any control over 'community'?

I understand that 'community' is a bot https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community but I am curious if each SE site has some control over how it works specifically for that site.
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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Which of the tags [canonical], [rel-canonical] and [canonical-url] is the canonical one?

Of the three, only canonical-url has any usage guidance or tag wiki. The other two (canonical and rel-canonical) are bare. Glancing over the questions in each tag, there does not appear to be any ...
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If I want to ask for a recommendation of a good CDN provider, can I ask here?

Just wondering whether it is allowed. I want to ask for recommendation of CDN services because I guess my current CDN is not fast enough. Can I just post it here or it's not allowed?
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Are we speaking Russian now?

I realize that Russia hacked e-mail that stole the election from Hillary [humor]... that is depending upon who you listen to... but it seems that Goyllo has discovered something that should be ...
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Asking a yes/no question is closed as opinion

It's questions like this one that really get to me. I clearly ask for a yes or no answer but all the responses attempt to tell me how or why. Then my question is closed as "opinion" but you can't give ...
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Vote dissappeared — I know I voted on this question and answer yesterday

I typically go through the posts on the home page that were bumped by the Community user, review the question and answers, and vote on them. Yesterday after the long weekend, about half the posts on ...
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Question has not been migrated but has answer from non-user?

This recent question (asked 5 hours ago) was answered (and accepted) 2 hours ago by a user that does not appear to have an account on this site. It was also edited by the same user just 1 hour ago. ...
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Which site of stack exchange is the best place to discuss domain deals?

like: whether domain xx is good or not whether a domain is worth $1000 or not how to buy a domain from a foreign vendor
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - ProWebmasters

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Can I please have the bounty back?

Installing Comodo software on an Apache-based Modsecurity module No one answered in a week and most likely there won't be an answer.
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Proposals For Canonical Questions

Finding myself with a large amount of free time would like to find out from some of the other members here what questions members are finding asked frequently that could benefit from canonical ...
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Tag request: DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a very large VPS company, not unlike Linode. Linode has a tag yet DigitalOcean does not. I'm sure that there are other people other than me wanting to ask questions about DigitalOcean....
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How is the help feature for writing comments implemented on this site?

Of the half dozen or so stackexchange sites I have personal experience with, this one, webmasters, is the only one I have seen where as soon as I start to write a comment, the Help cheatsheet is ...
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Please update answer to forum software question

Several years ago, there was a comprehensive q & a about forum software: What forum software should I use? Could this please be updated? I am particularly interested in hearing what the current ...
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Is this too broad question or not?

Change Adsense account linked to DoubleClick for Publishers So... I don't know anymore. To adress this question by closenotc We seem to be getting an unusual number of low quality posts, I agree that ...
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We seem to be getting an unusual number of low quality posts

It seems that today we are getting an unusually high number of low quality posts, link only answers, etc. It could be the moon is in the 7th house and jupiter aligns with mars. Or it could be one of ...
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SEO questions limit

It looks like anything is asked related to helping SEO. Have a look at this question: Is it SEO safe to put <span> inside <a> element? This question isn't about SEO, it's about semantic ...
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Disputed “Not an Answer” flag

So it's about DeepCrawl’s answer to the question How can I make an AngularJS ecommerce website locally crawlable?. It didn't answer the question, I flagged that answer as a "Not an Answer", and flag ...
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Is this question subjective and opinion?

I wonder if I should not ask this question or ask it some other place, maybe UX? I have a website for online classifieds similar to craigslist. Now I wonder which feature to launch next: Video ...
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Why is this question still featured?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/?tab=featured So, I was rewarded with bounty yesterday, and this question appears on featured list. Why is that so? Is it some kind of bug or? This is the ...
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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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adsense question ok?

May I ask a question about adsense, specifically how could I get paid something like 10 USD for just one click today? Because normally I never get that much for a click. How much can it vary and what ...
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Should SEO be spun off to a new SE site?

I can't answer for other 'regulars', but I find that most of the SEO questions are from newbies and are a distraction from what I find interesting and want to learn about and help with. This has been ...
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Adding Reference Links

Just wondering how much interest there would be in a new feature to the Stack Exchange platform to have a specific way to add references to answers. As it stands at the present moment the only way to ...
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When is .ss domain going to be available? [closed]

So, I opened a question yesterday -> When is .ss domain going to be available? John says that this is offtopic question for ProWebmasters, so I'm putting this on meta, so we can do a discussion about ...
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IMO Incorrect “on hold”, maybe add a tag to indicate not code, but concept thinking is requested

I have posted the question App opening standard browser instead of active browser in the normal ProWebmaster forum. This has been marked as off topic, which is IMO incorrect. I think my question is ...
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Tag rename request: file-manger

Unless we're talking about baby files lying newborn in a manger, could we rename the file-manger tag to file-manager? :)
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A tag for Google Domains

There are several questions concerning Google Domains product but no google-domains tag. One of them even contains a remark FWIW I'd like to tag this "google-domains" and/or similar but I don't ...
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Can we get a wildcard asterisk for selecting multiple tags to include & ignore?

Can we get a wildcard asterisk for selecting multiple tags to include & ignore? If I want to include "search-engine" & "search-engines", can I use "search-engine*" to highlight both in the ...
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Edit / Reedit question

Do we need RSS buttons? So, this is the question. As you can see, the part of question up clearly doesn't add up anything. I've edited it, then a user does a rollback. I've edited it again, then he ...
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Can I reply to moderator's question edit?

I've seen that a moderator edited my question and I wanted to know if it is possible to leave a reply. I've seen I can edit the question again, but I think this could end up in the moderator editing ...
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Duplicate question from other SE sites

Are duplicate question from other SE sites allowed to be posted? I would guess that they would not be as the question should be posted in the appropriate SE site and not on multiples to gain more view/...
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Would this SEO question be a good fit to migrate here?

I ran across this question on Stack Overflow: Stop Search Engine crawling of “tel:” links? It needs editing, but it appears to me that it would be on topic here, because it has to do with SEO. It is ...
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I've clarified my question, can you please consider re-opening it?

I've edited the following question: I wrote it when I was very tried, and had some typos. I also didn't phrase one sentence right and the question was very un-understandable. I've edited and clarified ...
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Did anyone tried to get Illuminator badge?

So basically, let's put it like this. Did anyone tried to get this badge? So, I've done the math to see if it's possible. So, it says: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions within 12 hours, ...
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Use review first posts to welcome new users, don't use “No Action Needed”

I'm seeing lots of first posts on our site that have gone through the "first review" queue but come out the other side with no action. It is unacceptable that we are not using the opportunity to ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

A post had broken Markdown, as follows: [link one][1] and [link two][1] [1]: https://example.com/one [2]: https://example.com/two See the flaw? [link two][1], means that both links are in fact ...
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Software/server recommendations [duplicate]

I currently have a request put on hold asking for gallery software recommendations. The gentleman that put it on hold suggested that I put in the Software Rec branch. I have had a similar request ...
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Remember to vote up!

Recently, we had a discussion on this question, so I've decided to put up this post so all users can see it clearly when they visit meta site. In past few months, there are a devastatingly few number ...
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Spam attack: Many questions plagarized from moz.com are being copied to the site by a spam network of new users

Yesterday, a whole slew of new questions began to appear from users with a reputation of 1 and as @w3dk pointed out, were registered 4 days ago (now 5). @dan made the first attempt to clean-up the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Flagged a programming question but it was declined

Using PHP inside .html files not working as expected I thought programming questions should be moved to stackoverflow so I flagged it and it was declined. Specifically, the FAQ states javascript ...

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