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Pro Webmasters AKA the Dumping Ground - Flagging old Questions good or not?

I'm going though all unanswered questions and it just seems a hell lot of these questions are not even webmasters and in fact not suitable for any Stack Exchange Site. It would seem that people are ...
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“Minor edit” capability on own questions/answers

Any edit of one's own post, no matter how trivial, has the effect of pushing the question to the top of the activity stream on the front page. Would it be worthwhile to add the ability for a user to ...
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New Catch-All: Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

Update 2/7/2013: Question and answer now available for updates/edits at "Why aren't search engines indexing my content?" The topic of why particular sites/sites' pages are not being indexed ...
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Can I ask online marketing related questions here?

I was wondering if webmasters is the right site to ask a question about online marketing. The question would be: Is it reasonable, not to allow trial-download of expensive enterprise software ...
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Why was a topic to understand the SEO strategies of a particular website closed as 'off topic?'

I wrote the question here: How does Indeed.com make it to the top of every single search for every single city I search for? I posted this question to the community so as to learn more about SEO and ...
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The <kbd> markdown on StackExchange renders weird — needs a fix?

I had a question here on Pro Webmasters StackExchange where I used the following markdown: Would it theoretically be possible to detect (e.g. JS) if a user queries a webpage with the Windows ...
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Why was my question on HTML5 video closed and moved to Stack Overflow?

Why was my HTML5 video encoding question moved to Stack Overflow? I could see it maybe going to the Audio & Video SE (although it is HTML5 and web browser specific), but it isn't about programming ...
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On topic question closed for being off topic?

This was a question I asked some time ago on this site that got closed. I still haven't found any satisfying information regarding it. Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ ...
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Question closed - Why?

My question was closed before it got an answer, and I really could use an answer. This was the question link: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/41014/html-carousel-with-youtube-videos-...
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Options when a question is closed as “exact duplicate” (btw: it is not)

While questions with similar titles seems to be asked a lot on Pro Webmasters meta (yes, I've searched), they seem to survive because they are not about the same question. So I'll take my chances. ...
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How do I migrate a question here to StackOverflow?

I recently asked a question here, but in retrospect I'd rather have asked it at StackOverflow. Should I just ask the same question there, or request in my question to have a mod migrate it, or is ...
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Can I request for an answer to be accepted if it's correct, but seems to have been forgotten by the asker?

Are you allowed to use the comments section of a question to request for an asker to mark an answer as accepted if they've left it for a long time, seemingly forgotten? i.e. I recently answered a ...
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When will we have 2013 Moderator Elections?

Hello community of webmasters! I'm just wondering when the next moderators election is envisaged. Anyone knows date of 2013 moderators election?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Closed Question

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/38504/how-to-get-local-business-nationwide-exposure I would like to know why such question was closed. I believe it is a very useful topic for future ...
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Closed as not constructive, why?

What hoops didn't I jump through with this question? I'm not sure why it wasn't constructive. I'm also sure I'm not the only guy with a bunch of WordPress sites out there. Certainly someone could ...
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close question - My two questions

Question 1: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/37917/new-standard-http-protocol My question was closed because it is not constructive. As I understand it or it was closed for not being ...
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Close - Off topic pop up?

I've noticed on some questions when I click close and off topic I sometimes get no option to select another SE site to move the post to. Is there a reason why some questions let me select a SE site ...
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Are coupon codes okay to post?

[I'm assuming no, but don't think I've seen it explicitly addressed, in which case this can become documentation.] New user @yasyf is repeatedly posting links to a certain payment provider. (6 so far....
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Is this an appropriate forum for web design implementation and troubleshooting questions?

I often have to troubleshoot cross-browser and cross-platform CSS and HTML issues; I've asked some questions of this type on StackOveflow, but some of the questions I've asked there bore no fruit, ...
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Why was this question closed for being too localized?

In the link below I'm asking a question about language based subfolders and their affect on language in Google search results. My question can be applied to all sites adding translations to their ...
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Edit a question doesn't reflect the same content

For this question, if you click on edit, the textarea will be fill up with a more recent edit (I think). The displayed question is: Hi All: Is there any open source project that can be used to ...
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Proposed Catch-all: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid duplicate content penalties?

At the time of this posting there are almost 4,000 questions which concern duplicate content - some of these questions can be distilled to whether or not a specific practice will be qualified by ...
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Why was my figcaption question migrated?

I had a question here on Webmasters about tables, figures, and figcaptions. Today it was migrated to StackOverflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12783679/a-table-in-a-figure-use-caption-or-...
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Where can I ask web design questions of a more amateur nature?

I don't want to bother pro web designers with simple questions as I see most of the questions here are quite technical. An example would be, 'I have a template I've downloaded. The folder contains a ...
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Webmasters Birthday Celebration?

Did you know Pro Webmaster's anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 13 October? Congratulations! How about a fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like ...
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Revisiting the Re-visitations of Legal Questions

We've had numerous discussions about legal questions. Our latest attempt at resolving the issue was to add a post notice to warn users of the dangers of looking for legal advice online, but Stack ...
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Asking personalized, website-specific questions

I was just wondering, are website-specific questions appropriate for the Pro Webmasters forum? By website-specific I mean personalized website questions such as: Can you tell me what I need to do to ...
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Should [url-format] be merged with [url] tag?

Does the url-format tag cover anything that the url tag does not? Many questions that are tagged with [url-format] are also tagged with [url] - unnecessarily I expect ([url] alone would be sufficient)....
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Why is one question closed whilst another migrated when both are similarly off-topic?

Two recent questions, both off-topic, both programming related and both are of the style, "it doesn't work; what's wrong". Yet one was closed and the other migrated to SO. specific div css properties ...
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Proposed Post Notice/Catch All: How do I ensure my website is operating within the law?

Updated 8 September 2012: We really would like your feedback on this: so please vote, edit, comment, and answer this proposal. Building on discussion from Do we need a new close reason for legal ...
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“1 Answer” in various colors

Currently, the site works where the number of answers is displayed under the question (I'm in Unanswered view). If the asker chooses an answer as correct, then the color goes from light green to dark ...
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Tag: sites - please set as intrinsic/“blacklist”

Following on request to remove websites tag, (synonym: web-sites) please remove sites
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Can the tags “web” and “website” be blacklisted?

web and websites don't add any value. This site is about websites and the internet, so practically every on topic question could be tagged with those two tags. I've been discussing getting rid of ...
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Are questions regarding ISPs and Networking allowed on here?

Specifically, a question such as: "How can I determine if my ISP is throttling my network connection?" I'll clarify the question, further if I can ask it.
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Why is this off-topic/where should I ask?

I don't know for certain why this was closed as off-topic. I hate asking these types of questions, but having read the FAQ, I felt webmasters was the place to ask. Why do differant domains have ...
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Reputation stopped growing at 1451. Why?

My reputation stopped changing on June 28th https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/6355/osvaldo?tab=reputation&sort=time&StartDate=2012-08-12%2016:27:35Z But I've made a reply and had 3 ...
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What can I do to re-open this closed as duplicate question, because it is not a duplicate

About How to make a sub-domain an alias of other domain when a wilcard exist to that level in the dns server which is closed as exact duplicate of vhost set up help -- domain and ip point to the same ...
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Asking for review or testing help ethics

Is it ok to ask people if they want to write their opinions about website design, overall review, or maybe ask for some page testing help?
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Why is the gradient on top not fading to the background color?

Every time I visit Pro Webmasters, the look of the header pains me. Why is the header background not fading into the background color? Like so: Well, I like it. Maybe you'll like it too. The new ...
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Add a “table” feature to format tables in questions and answers [closed]

I think it would be a really nice thing to be able to create simple tables in questions and answers. You would do it like this: [table title="My Table1" orient="vertical" col="column1,column2,column3,...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmasters' second 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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July 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the July 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the ...
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There are a lot of questions on onstartups that belong over here

They have a seo tag, and they also have a lot of questions about community management and marketing and topics that would be great for the site. Should we do anything about it?
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July 2012 Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Acceptable to use domain in Username?

I've seen 3-4 other members do it, but is it acceptable to put your domain in your Username? The purpose would be for slight promotional value, where other members may be curious about "what website ...
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Ok to ask a more specific version of a previous question?

At the end of May I asked this question about google searches returning different titles for the same page for different queries. I used a hypothetical example for the sake of anonymity, and there ...
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There are two elections in the community bulletin

It's probably related to the fact that that there were two messages posted about it in the meta. Could this be fixed?
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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duplicate question

My question, mediawiki-hosting, was closed as a duplicate, but the supposedly duplicate question does not answer my question: My question is about wiki-as-a-service, the linked question is about ...

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