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Use review first posts to welcome new users, don't use “No Action Needed”

I'm seeing lots of first posts on our site that have gone through the "first review" queue but come out the other side with no action. It is unacceptable that we are not using the opportunity to ...
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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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We need a site slogan

We should have a site slogan, something on topic, humorous and catchy. This could be included in all promotional ventures, e-mail/forum signatures, etc. There are a ton of sites using really, really ...
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Product recommendations and offsite resource questions, could they be made be on-topic again?

Many new users ask questions asking for product recommendations and offsite resources. We could be very helpful to these users, but currently these questions get closed with the reason: Questions ...
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Please give us your feedback on the “What topics can I ask about here?” Help page

Our What topics can I ask about here? page in the Help Center lets new and existing users know what the community considers to be on-topic and off-topic for the site. It's based on Meta discussions ...
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ASP.NET MVC specific question - Should this be on StackOverflow?

Looking at this question: How do you avoid XSS vulnerabilities in ASP.Net (MVC)? I would have said that the question was better asked on StackOverflow rather than on Pro Webmasters - it's not very ...
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Should I refrain from welcoming each new user with a comment?

I started creating a comment "Welcome to Webmasters!" to new users. I did not realize how many new users I would find. I began being consistent with the comment hoping they can easily be found and ...
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The [webmaster] tag applies to every question ever asked?

We're all webmasters on this site, and all questions asked here are regarding a webmaster trying to master their website. So wouldn't this tag apply to every question ever asked? If so, the tag ...
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What to do with “marketing” answers?

This is a slight variant on the previous topic about obvious advertising. Let's say there's someone who enters 7 answers within a few hours of sign-up, and hasn't returned since. Half of those ...
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When seeding questions, should you ask questions you already know the answer to?

Because I've been doing a lot of that.
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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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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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IMO Incorrect “on hold”, maybe add a tag to indicate not code, but concept thinking is requested

I have posted the question App opening standard browser instead of active browser in the normal ProWebmaster forum. This has been marked as off topic, which is IMO incorrect. I think my question is ...
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Tag rename request: file-manger

Unless we're talking about baby files lying newborn in a manger, could we rename the file-manger tag to file-manager? :)
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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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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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Question already exists, but has an old, out of date accepted answer?

My question has been asked but the answer appears to be a bit outdated (and things happen fast with ICANN). How can I encourage a newer answer (or at least get some current eyeballs on it.) (B/c the ...
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CatchyTech, affiliate spammer

I just stripped something like 30 affiliate links, all to the same hosting company, out of this user's 32 answers so far, almost all of which consist of something along the lines of "Arvixe is a very ...
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Magento admin and operations questions

I'm a mod over on Stack Overflow. We get a fair number of non-programming questions about deploying, upgrading, administering Magento and one or two other eCommerce/Cart apps. Quite often these get ...
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Merging all the “Is this url seo friendly” questions

I know when I come across a duplicate question, I'm supposed to flag it (and I do.) However, there seriously must be 50 "Which of these urls is the most SEO friendly" questions all across the Stack ...
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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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Finding it difficult to understand the logic of separating Pro Webmasters, Stack Exchange and Programmers?

As a web-developer/webmaster/sysadmin (a fairly common role), I'm confused as to the separation between the different communities. I get that building HTML for a webpage is more of a coding question, ...
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White text slightly difficult to read

The white text at the top of the page (username, log out,meta, about, faq) are a little hard to read against the background. The tags are also hard to read. The grey background might need to be a bit ...
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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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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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Soliciting Ideas for Monthly Topics - 2012

From today's Own Your Community SE blog post: Adopt a “Topic Challenge” to encourage a continual flow of new content about interesting topics. Coming up with interesting questions which haven't ...
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Make the AppOffline file less StackOverflow-centric

The page shown when the site is being updated is rather confusing - it's very StackOverflow centric. While I don't expect it to be customised for each and every site currently in the beta phase, it ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see, Webmasters site has been officially launched. Grats! Thank you so much for your inputs in the initial design post. As mentioned previously, my design goal for the theme is ...
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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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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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Pro Webmasters updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Should HTML/CSS questions be here? If not, where?

Example Is that a programming question? Or a general webmaster question? It seems better suited for Doctype.
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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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The mod_rewrite problem

ServerFault has been a very popular place to ask mod_rewrite questions. We get a lot of them. I'm not an apache guru so I can't speak to how we'll they've been answered, but it has struck a couple of ...
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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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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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Vote to close: Belongs on …

We've got "Vote to Close: Belongs on Meta", shouldn't we also have: Vote to Close: Belongs on StackOverflow Belongs on ServerFault Because of the potential crossover, don't we risk muddling the ...
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Getting users to vote

In light of reading the latest Stack Overflow Blog Post it dawned on me that as a mod, I haven't been doing nearly enough voting. In fact, today is the first day I've ever used up all my 30 votes. ...
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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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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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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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Is it helpful to link to external tutorials, or will it cause long-term problems?

Pro Webmasters questions can often be answered or clarified by linking to tutorials and blog posts from third-party sites. I'm cautious about doing so because I appreciate the need to avoid potential ...
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Are you going on marking community wiki each SEO question?

Could someone explain why almost any question talking baout SEO gets marked as "community wiki". Like these: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? Do meta keywords have ...
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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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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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Cross Posting on Related Forums

As StackExchange has such a diverse network of technology sites, is it permissible to post a question to a second forum if they don't get any answers after a day or other extended period of time? In ...
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Purpose seems fuzzy - what is this Exchange for?

I've found a lot of questions that cover far too wide of an area to be covered successfully by one Exchange, in my opinion, and I'm confused where to post questions. Is "Pro Webmasters" for technical ...
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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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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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