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Why is this question closed?

Ok. This question is totally ok to be opened, and it also has too many possible answers. - > Building a New Website I asked a question about approaching to build 18+ page -> Is warning users on the ...
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Duplicate of Tag Descriptions sourced from other Stacks

Came across a new one today and thought I'd ask the other moderations/community if they know what the rules are on cross posting tag descriptions. The reason I ask is this morning I was doing my ...
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Is DHIS2 on topic?

There are a number of questions with the DHIS2 tag and even more that are just missing the tag. WebApps seem to keep migrating them here, even though it doesn't seem to be a tool for webmasters. Is ...
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Flag Declined but Post Closed

I flagged a post as "unclear what you're asking", which was then closed as "unclear what you're asking". However, in my Flagged Posts history it shows as declined: How does that happen?
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Is it ok to remove spam links from an off-topic question even after flagging the question as Spam?

Today I removed a spam link from an off-topic question (Removed for reasons of moderation) and flagged that question as Spam. Even after flagging it as Spam, I removed the link from the question since ...
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I don't think this question should be put on hold

This question was put on hold because it's specific to one website. I don't think the question is specific to just ONE site, but it applies to ALL sites that display a loading screen with height: 100%;...
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Why did my SEO question get locked?

I'm here to make a case that my question What is missing in my SEO checklist for new websites? is not a duplicate of What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?. While the latter ...
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Too old to migrate question for Server Fault?

"Email password fails with & in it" is specifically about configuring Exim. As Exim is server-side software and not web-specific I'd think it would fit better on Server Fault. When trying to flag ...
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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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May I ask this question?

I'd like to know what bugs and feature request a user would experience if looking at my webapp. I have identified a few bugs and I'm looking for more bugs to be discovered (in a fairly complex webapp)....
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Where can I ask a “business” webmaster question?

I have just asked a question about a regular operation that belongs to a webmaster, about email/alias/lists, here. It was placed on hold, since it doesn't seem to be according to the topics that ...
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Is there a policy on URLs in posts?

I am enjoying reviewing and editing posts and often remove the URL of a site and make it generic. However I just saw an answer posted by one of the moderators and he included the URL that was in the ...
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Do LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters

I can see a similar question was asked 3 years ago and wondering if this topic should be revisited. Does LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters, these would include: Trademark ...
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MOD Notice: Farewell BYBE and hello Simon Hayter

Over the past couple of weeks I have been recovering from a rhinoplasty surgery on my nose from a collapse in the nasal passage, long story short... I'm better! and pumped with motivation. After ...
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Why on earth is this off topic for a webmaster forum

This question was put on hold, and is definitely on topic for a webmasters forum. "I'm a college student and have a practice job (internship) helping a small department on my campus maintain its ...
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Other user answers question with answer that only convers a relativly small thing that I missed

I answered a question, missing part of the implementation (because I don't know about the OP's system and am waiting for a reply to my question asking his system). Four hours later, another user ...
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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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Confusion in the Help Center

TL;DR; The Help Center topic What topics can I ask about here? is confusing. I am a seasoned Stack Exchange user, but am new to the Pro Webmasters community. I was recently closing a question on ...
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Do nginx questions belong here or on serverfault?

At the moment, I see 85 questions tagged nginx, while Serverfault has 6,775. StackOverflow has double that number.
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sufficient points to answer questions but can't

I would like to answer this question, however it states that I will need 10 reputation to answer it as it has been protected by the Community. I currently have 101 reputation, why should I be seeing ...
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Should “openssl” be a synonym of “https”?

There are questions in openssl and https. Should "openssl" be added as a synonym, like ssl already is? All of the existing questions appear to be about HTTPS & SSL certificates, and not actually ...
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More Stack Exchange sites about CMS

Our What topics can I ask about here? page has this bullet point: Content management systems (CMSs) -- There are specific Stack Exchange sites for several CMSs. Use those sites for WordPress, ...
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Should web hosting control panel questions be asked or migrated here?

I am a moderator at Server Fault, and I have come to seek your advice on whether certain classes of questions can be asked at, or migrated to, Webmasters. In particular I am concerned with questions ...
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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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Why was this closed and only by one person?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/78289/getting-error-from-jpgraph-when-trying-to-export-to-pdf I have a good answer for this that would potentially help a lot of people out. But put on ...
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What about this DDoS question?

This question titled 'DDoS and Shared Hosting' was closed as "too broad". What should I change (e.g. what should I add, and/or what should I remove) in order to make this a question which you ...
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Why is asking for “Free whois history service” not constructive?

This question Free whois history service? was closed as not constructive, but I can't see any reasons for why it would cause extended debate. If there is such a service, the answer is simple, if there ...
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6 months later, why is so much still [on-hold]?

At the time I write this meta question, half the questions on the front page are marked on-hold. I have read every "Asking" document in the Help Center, and I am completely baffled why so many ...
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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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The error tag is too vague. What should we do about it?

After seeing a suggested edit for the error wiki I concluded that this tag is too vague to be useful. I checked Stack Overflow and they have specific tags for specific error types. I believe we should ...
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“How to open the JavaScript console…?” is a great resource but a poor Q&A example

The question How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers? is a great resource when I'm answering questions on Stack Overflow. I often need to tell new JavaScript programmers to look in ...
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Would asking how to set up a fully-customizable MediaWiki-based website be appropriate for this Wiki?

I'd like to ask how to set up a fully-customizable MediaWiki-based website (not by Wikia, but one where I can install any extension I want) for free, but I'm afraid this would be like a website ...
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Are questions about SEO off topic on webmasters?

Are SEO questions considered off-topic on webmasters?
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Question about “force downloads” incorrectly migrated to SuperUser.com?

Just noticed that this question appears to have been incorrectly migrated to SuperUser.com: How to instruct Chrome to download PDF rather than (pre)view in browser? I would agree that if you simply ...
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Is this an appropriate site for me to ask a question about sites I can use to download Wikia articles for offline reading?

I'd like to know if there is any way I can download articles on my Wikia for offline use, preferably in PDF format. Is this an appropriate place to ask this question? If not could you please point me ...
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My question is on hold; please review and remove “on hold” from it

My question "https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/q/76220/48996" was put on hold yesterday. I edited it reduce the scope of the question, however, it is still on hold. I would like some kind of ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is this an appropriate place to ask questions about how to freely advertise my non-commercial Wikia website?

I've been working on a Wikia website of mine for the past several months and I want to know how to draw a bigger group of visitors to my Wiki without paying for it. This Wikia site is free with no ...
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Is the tag 'recommendations' sufficient?

Recommendations are off-topic for Webmasters, though there is a 'recommendations' tag. 99% of the questions tagged with 'recommendations' are closed as off-topic, duplicate or closed. Perhaps we ...
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Should we open this site to include SEM, IM questions?

I am keeping this question intentionally simple so please forgive me if it appears too simple. Should Pro Webmasters include within it's scope, questions about SEM (search engine marketing) and IM (...
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Should we add two more close or flag options?

I have been seeing two scenarios that you may want additional close or flag options for. Admittedly, they do not come up too often, so this may be a general question with no action. I am cool with ...
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Do we want to participate in the Winter Bash again this year?

Winter Bash 2014 will again be available to all sites that choose to participate. We’re redesigning all the hats and adding some extra features to keep things fresh and exciting. This event ...
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Question deleted because moderator thinks it looks like a spam and it is unacceptable

I just asked question about pricing of DMCLOUD.net a cloud host provider; and it got deleted by a moderator within a second for the reason that it is a spam and it is unnacceptable: This looks ...
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Why has my comment flag request been declined?

A new user asked an off-topic question twice and one of our mod closed both the question as off-topic. But the user was not satisfied with the reason for closing his question and posted an useless ...
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Please move questions for software recommendations to Software Recommendations.SE

There are many questions where the OP is seeking for a software recommendation. I notice that these are often flagged as off-topic (almost always by John Conde ♦). However, I think it'd be ...
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SSL is dead. What should we do with the HTTPS, TLS, and SSL tags?

I asked a question today and Martijn let me know that I was using the wrong terminology when I was using HTTPS and SSL interchangably. SSL version 3 was recently found to be insecure and now websites ...
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What is Pro Webmasters to Stackoverflow?

I came to pro webmasters from stackoverflow. Stackoverflow is mainly use for asking programming questions. It could be web programming questions. So, how about Pro Webmasters? I can basically asking ...
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Can the tags “broken-links” and “dead-links” be merged?

Similar tags: broken-links ×1 -- No description dead-links ×8 -- No description
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Can the tags “hyperlink” and “links” be merged?

Similar tags: hyperlink ×21 -- No description links ×275 -- A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.
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The error and error-code tag should be merged

The error and error-code tags should be merged. The canonical tag should be error because error-code only has 2 questions, and error is shorter.

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