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Why “Pro” in “Pro Webmasters”

We are not just a site for professional webmasters. Our about page states "Webmasters is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast webmasters." So why does the logo say "Pro ...
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List of the “catch all” questions

We have certain questions on this site that that are "catch all" questions. Such questions: Have a comprehensive answer Have all other questions about that topic marked as duplicate I cannot find a ...
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Where is it mentioned that tool recommendation questions are off-topic?

My question was put on hold with this reason: "Questions asking us to recommend a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Pro Webmasters as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Use link color for linked text in code markup, too

In inline code markup, links are not styled differently than plain text. Example: This sentence is linked. This sentence is not linked. Only by hovering you’ll notice that there is a link. On Stack ...
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Could we change the wording of the “unlikely to help anybody else” off-topic reason?

Is there any way we can tweak the wording of the off-topic reason used in this question (and other similar ones)? In particular: This question appears to be off-topic because it is unlikely to ...
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Why put well-voted question on hold long after accepted?

Why has this question just been put on hold? It's still a valid question and the accepted answer is still useful. This isn't my own question, but I have come across it and found it quite helpful. It ...
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Can we chat with a specific user in private?

Do you know if we can chat with a specific user in private? (with StackExchange network of course)
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What is the new Constable badge exactly?

Today, I noticed there are two new badges in the community (especially for moderators): Constable badge and Sheriff badge. Whereas I understand what Sheriff badge is, I didn't understand how to get ...
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Google displays wrong author info in search results

The Google search ("firefox javascript console") result for this question is: The user John Conde is attributed as author, linked to his Google+ profile. However, it’s not his question nor did ...
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How to vote for migration a question to Super User?

I would like to vote for migration a question to Super User StackExchange site but I can't. When I try to flag the question, I choose It doesn't belong here, or it's duplicate.... After I choose Off ...
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Why accepting all suggested edits?

This is a question for 2000+ reputation users who can access to Suggested Edits reviews queue. Why do you accept all suggested edits even if there is just one tag or minor text has been updated? I ...
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'crawling' tag synonyms

There are currently separate tags for crawling and web-crawlers and site-crawler. Since they are essentially the same thing, should these tags be merged into one? Should synonyms be made?
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CSS bug on badges page

I just visited the badges page and it seems like CSS has being broken, the footer background doesn't render a background color/image around it's contents, also the right bar is shifted to the bottom. ...
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Blog vs Blogging tags

There are currently separate tags for blog and blogging. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should blogging tag be merged into blog perhaps? Is there any reason these two should be ...
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Why are some tags changed automatically?

Sometimes when I edit a question, I choose a tag but it doesn't taken into account. Is someone can tell me why some tags are changed automatically? For example, I have edited a question by addind the ...
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What “off topic” close reasons should this site have?

Lets suggest the reasons that we should have (or remove). Submit one per answer and lets vote. Then the moderators can make a decision based on the top items.
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Can moderators see deleted answers and act on them?

I would like to know if moderators can see deleted answer by a user? Moreover, if I want that a moderator deletes my deleted answer, can he do it?
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Who has downvoted my questions?

On Pro Webmasters, a number of my open questions and answers have been suspiciously downvoted (unfairly, in my opinion), whilst the answers by others to my own questions (to those same questions which ...
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Why was my question closed as too localised?

I have a legitimate question on enterprise web-sites, and it was closed, with no close votes, and only one -1. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/49368/does-a-web-site-has-to-be-slow-to-...
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Can I get my question re-opened?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/47168/selling-a-domain-name-what-scams-should-i-be-on-the-lookout-for Per my comment on the question: The question has some finite set of answers. ...
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How can I find the list of tags I created?

I would like to know if I can find the list of tags I created in the past. Do you know if it's possible?
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After page 7 of unanswered questions, there are questions with answers?

As soon as you hit page 8 (of 50 results per page) of unanswered questions and beyond, all the questions have answers; is this a bug? https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions?page=8&sort=...
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Which of these “internationalization” tags should be merged?

I just merged "i18n" into "internationalization" (which seems straightforward). We now have several related tags, some of which should probably be merged: multilingual - 61 Questions ...
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My question was just closed, how could I reword it in order to get an answer?

My question was just closed, and I realize the error of my ways. I was asking a bit of an opinion question that would "likely elicit extended discussion or debate". I guess I'd like to know ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmaster's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Can I see the list of my upvoted comments?

I put a lot of comments on questions and answers. I would like to know the list of comments which have been upvoted (score >= 1) by a member of the community. I don't want to know who has upvoted the ...
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Would a question regarding the value of jQuery vs. Javascript be appropriate for Pro Webmasters?

Recently on Stack Overflow a question popped up regarding whether jQuery still had any real value over just using JavaScript and was shot down for being: not a real question, likely to elicit extended ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Sharing The Love - CLOSED Questions Saga

So I did my usual stuff today and logged onto Pro Webmasters and kinda got thinking about all the Questions that are being marked [CLOSED] and how this would look like to new users of the site. I'm ...
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Should Delete-Edited posts marked as non-constructive be reverted to its original form?

Basically I stumbled over this question asked by Cookie Monster: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/48286/delete-delete-delete-delete Where paulmorriss, bybe and John Conde closed it as ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Creating a new tag on a question that wasn't asked by me

Just a little question about tagging. If I create a new tag by editing a question wasn't asked by me, the tag is considered as created by the question's owner or created by me? My question is ...
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Why don't I get notifications for new badges I earn?

For many weeks, I notice I don't get notifications for new badges I earn. I speak about notifications from the StackExchange drop-down at top left: When I earn a badge, I don't see the little bubble ...
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I didn't think this question wasn't constructive, why am I listed as voting that way?

I voted to close this question as "too localized". As far as I am concerned, it is a valid, constructive question. It has a right answer (and I was even able to find it). Nobody else is going ...
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Catch-ALL Commonly asked questions about htaccess redirects

Constantly we are having questions such as how can I redirect old sub folder to a new folder, or how can I redirect one folder to another. The only difference between these are the folder names that ...
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Can we see helpful flags rating?

I know reputation rating exists but I would like to know if we can see users rating for helpful flags (if so, for Pro Webmasters and All Time). I'm just curious.
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Error when attempting to view the review stack

Over the last couple of days I've been getting the following error when attempting to view any of the review stacks. (Using Chrome 25 on Windows.) An error occurred when loading the review item. ...
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why was this question closed? (chinese video host)

I made a question asking for recommendations for a chinese video hosting service: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/45266/i-need-a-chinese-video-service-with-player-api it was closed as ...
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Use “doesn't belong here/duplicate” or close flags instead of flagging for moderator attention

We now have a number of high-rep users who can review close flags - there is no need to flag posts for moderator attention if you feel the post should be closed. Please reserve "flag for moderator ...
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Digital Content solution

I asked this question for a solution on content storage similar to Amazon S3. I think it would be safe to say there is a difference in a hosting solution compared to content sharing? That being said ...
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Is it okay to ask about other sites if the purpose is to know how sites work in general?

Like this question. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/44781/how-do-some-sites-handle-copyright-issue?noredirect=1#comment44274_44781 I want to know how copyright works. I do not want to ...
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Preferred Naming of Tagging - Codes

I know this has been asked many times over as I could tell when I typed in the title of the question though browsing though them I could not find a similar question on the topic of the tags that I ...
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Off-topic WTF? This has to be a mistake

How can asking how to register a domain be in-topic, but asking about domain registration stats be off-topic? It makes no sense!
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Another Moderator Question Regarding Flagging Old Questions

Sorry but I'm sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find it... Again its related to old questions that are unanswered, I've found a few questions such as I have this problem blah blah blah, ...
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What is acceptable length of time for flagging incomplete questions.

I've searched for an answer on this subject and point me in the direction if anyone knows for certain. I've tagged this moderators and well the question is about flagging and hopefully john or pete or ...
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Whats the drill on Beta Stacks?

I've just noticed that Magento stack is in Beta, whats the policy regarding new topics made on webmasters during beta phases of stacks? Do we flag them as off-topic and recommend they go to Magento ...
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Moving questions TO webmasters [closed]

My primary interest is search engine optimization. As such, Pro Webmasters is the stack site at which I can be most helpful. However, I follow the SEO tag on StackOverflow as well. Just that tag ...
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Enough with the bold italic and editing every old question, please

EDIT 2.25: At the time of this writing, every single question on the main page has been touched by Bybe, covering the span of a single hour. Newer topics going back as much as 21 hours(at which point ...
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Would site design questions be a good fit for Pro Webmasters?

I'm struggling to find the right site to ask web site design related questions. Pro Webmasters tends to be more about technical questions, but the faq for Pro Webmasters indicates that questions that ...

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