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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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Question closed because I didn't include an error message?

I asked this perfectly valid question about SSL certificate validation: What kind of web server do I have (pertaining to SSL activation) if I run a custom Node.js server on an Amazon Linux EC2? And ...
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Can I Flag a question asking a Tool which is off-topic in Pro Webmasters but asked 3 years ago and having an accepted answer?

I found this question is asking a tool that can provide details of quick updates/changes of some other websites to OP. As asking a tool is off-topic in Pro Webmasters. Can I flag this post as Off-...
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Should the tags tag and the tagging tag on meta be merged?

Should tags and tagging be merged? They seem to be about the same thing.
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Should the ssl and the ssl-certificate tag be merged?

There are questions in ssl and ssl-certificate. Should they be merged?
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Are questions related to Wordpress allowed?

I recently asked this question, but wasn't sure where to place it so I also posted at Wordpress Developers, where I removed the question after five minutes due to the fact that my question here was ...
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Should there be a catch-all post for SEO-related problems?

There are many questions with the tag seo, and many questions are about: my site isn't being indexed by Google! or I can't see my website in the Google search results! Should there be a catch-all ...
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Welcome to Stack Exchange Pro Webmasters!

Welcome to Stack Exchange Pro Webmasters, a community-driven, free Q&A community for webmasters, part of the Stack Exchange network. What should I ask here? Questions regarding the management of ...
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Numbered lists are broken after the second list item?

I've just noticed this whilst attempting to fix the formatting of the numbered list in this question, but I can't!? UPDATE: Sorry, I thought this problem was more general at first, however, it only ...
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Why has this question been upvoted 9 times?

I wonder why this question been upvoted 9 times at this point. I looked into this issue and it seems like the website has some issues (it seems they are cloaking) and I don't think this question is ...
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Is there any option to un-flag an answer that is flagged by me?

I have flagged an answer (PDF conversion on website using ASP.NET platform) by mistake. Is there any option to un-flag it?
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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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Open votation to undelete question which has been deleted by a moderator

The following question has been deleted because I copied and pasted it: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/7356/one-subdomain-is-not-working/67611#67611 I have edited it. I think it fits ...
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How can I appeal a deletion for “promotion”?

I posted two answers on two similar questions 1, 2. Both were deleted with the same message: Promotion of specific websites like imelda immobilien is not permitted here. – Stephen Ostermiller♦ ...
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Can I ask questions about MediaWiki here?

Here's a link from a question about this on the Meta site for Stack Exchange. Basically I want some help with the syntax of MediaWiki, like how can I create templates like this. Specifics: as ...
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Question has reopen/close votes but does not appear in my reopen/close review queue?

I notice that this question has been put on hold and has 1 reopen vote. However, the question does not appear in my Reopen Review Queue (which appears empty). Why? I have noticed this a few times in ...
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Lengthy answers not always warranted and actually lessen the benefit / readability for future visitors

This may sound like I'm nit-picking but quite often, I open up questions and see answers from users who continually seem to write a short book for almost all their contributions. Don't get me wrong, ...
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Private Forum for Closed Questions

Many of the times, I have noted that a question was closed because it did not fit in the community guidelines or it was off-topic for the site, but I had answers to those questions. Examples include ...
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What contributes to a questions popularity

This question was posted today (it is now 08:50 here in the UK) whether 'today' is set to my local timezone or Stack Exchange's locale, I really don't know. It already has over 800 views and a ...
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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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Can someone review my disappearing comments?

In short: I found one of Pro Webmasters' moderators too eager to remove comments and I feel, that he has misused his moderator rights. Can someone spare 3-5 minutes to review this case? Im my ...
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Disappearing comments? [duplicate]

Yesterday (about 18 hours ago) I answered this question and put some comments to my own answer. Today, I have revisited it and added three comments to someone else answers. Particularly to this one (...
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Answer deleted by moderator, but would have preferred edit

I have answered a question about a CDN, and added some clues on how to go further using other existing concurrent services. As the owner of such a service, I included the link to it, among others, ...
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Old Questions popping up to the top of the page again?

I have saw and just answered a question that is a year old now by mistake. For some reason, even by looking at comments, answers, and edits, there is no reason why it should pop up at the top of the ...

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