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How can I procceed when a question is deleted with an invalid criteria?

Sorry for asking that but it's the first time that happens to me and I'm interested on giving the right steps following the site rules. I have asked something about how the inner working of a ...
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New tag request

Please can we create a GDPR tag as this may be useful in the lead up to May 2018 where the regulations will come into affect: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-...
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My question has disappeared without a trace - what happened?

On August 28, I posted a question titled A continuous website URL rechecker for Linux?: I am unable to find any trace of this question on the site, not even in my own user's activity. How is this ...
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A questions about affiliate software was inappropriately closed as a duplicate of a question about content management systems

This question asks about affiliate software, but it was closed as a duplicate of a question that asks about CMS software. Affiliate software is different to CMS software. Please re-open my question.
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Improve the Default Off-Topic Close Reason

Our default off-topic is currently: This question does not appear to be about $Topic within the scope defined in the [help/on-topic]. I find "webmastering" as the $Topic to be fairly awkward. I'...
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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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Can we have a catch all question for marketing a website / blog other than SEO?

There is a catch all question to What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? . Can we have a catch all question for marketing a website / blog other than SEO? Here I am ...
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Shouldn't we do A/B test on popular question?

Here is our site popular question - What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? Here we can change our title to do A/B test in terms of organic traffic changes. For example ...
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Why has my reputation gone from 21 to 1?

It was in the 20's about a year ago. (Most of those points were from an answer I posted in stack exchange's Math group.) Now it's 1. The only thing I can think of is getting "This question already has ...
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How was an answer posted after the question was closed?

I looked at this question not long after it had been asked and it had already been put "on hold". There were no answers. However, sometime later I happened open the question again, but now there was ...
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Is 'that's not the right tool, here's why' an acceptable answer to a question about a tool?

Long time stackoverflow user here; new user to webmasters though. Can anyone clarify if answers that suggest that the user is using the wrong tool for the task they've outlined (with an explanation ...
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“Suggested edit approval overridden” from 5 years ago? But nothing changed?

It looked like I had a slight reputation drop (like -2, but I can't honestly be sure of that), so I went and had a quick look at the reputation tab in my user profile. The latest entry stated "...
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Unexpected Profile Page on Click - Is this a bug?

When I click the "george" (please see the screenshot) on What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? redirect to the following profile page: https://webmasters.stackexchange....
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Can I ask “How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?”?

Can I ask "How to Write a SEO Plan for Website / Blog?"? I did not still ask this question because I thought it will be closed. That's why I asked it here. I know that answer for this question is ...
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Are migrations done automatically?

I posted a question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44456892/is-it-ok-to-set-a-background-image-in-the-html-element that was migrated to SO within 5 seconds of being posted. Is there are bot that ...
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Is different vote scores a bug or intentional?

Just spotted this. Is it a bug? Two downvotes in question but only one downvote in the list
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Ask and answer GitHub / Domain question for duplicate or wiki

We have been getting a lot of GitHub / Domain Name questions lately. After looking at a few various answers, it seems like the process is pretty straight forward regardless of the registrar though it ...
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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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