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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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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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Tag merge request: [advertising] and [advertisement]

Right now advertising has 420 questions, and advertisement has 23 questions. I propose we mark the latter as a synonym for the former, since afaik they mean the exact same thing. This also has the ...
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Unexpected Profile Page on Click - Is this a bug?

When I click the "george" (please see the screenshot) on What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? redirect to the following profile page: https://webmasters.stackexchange....
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Would this SEO question be a good fit to migrate here?

I ran across this question on Stack Overflow: Stop Search Engine crawling of “tel:” links? It needs editing, but it appears to me that it would be on topic here, because it has to do with SEO. It is ...
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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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What to do when the answer is in the comments

I have noticed a handful of questions were the answer has been posted as a comment to the question. An example would be here -> Recording custom variables to identify individual users with Google ...
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Are questions about Google / PageRank allowed on Pro Webmasters?

The title pretty much sums it up. Is this the right stack exchange site for a question about SEO / Page Rank / changes to Google's algorithm? If not, what is the right place?
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Edit / Reedit question

Do we need RSS buttons? So, this is the question. As you can see, the part of question up clearly doesn't add up anything. I've edited it, then a user does a rollback. I've edited it again, then he ...
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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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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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Dealing with Stack Overflow's 'seo' tag

The SEO tag on Stack Overflow is in quite a poor state - many of the questions are off-topic for SO, with less than half closed and migrated here. So I'm wondering if there is something we can do to ...
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Microdata, Schema.org and Microformats shouldn’t be synonyms

I noticed that the tags microformats and schema.org are now synonyms for microdata. (I only found the discussion Schema.org vs Microdata where Stephen Ostermiller’s answer mentions that "schema.org" (...
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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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Our “what topics can I ask about here” help page has been updated

Based on this Meta discussion, our what topics can I ask about here page in the Help Center has been updated. The following details the changes that were made from the previous version with the goal ...
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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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How should mods be notified of bad migrations?

This question was recently migrated to ServerFault. It's clearly a shopping/product recommendation which is off-topic per the SF faq, and has also generally considered off-topic throughout the network ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Increase margin-bottom on list elements to make them more legible

List elements on other Stack Exchange sites are displayed with a margin-bottom of 0.5em. Here's an example screenshot from this UX.stackexchange answer: But on Pro Webmasters, list items like the one ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

I've posted this same question on the meta of all the other sites undergoing elections, so just in case you've missed it I'm adding it here. Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack ...
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We're slacking behind :(

(this is not shameless self promotion) I've done up some graphs to show how the Stack Apps sites are all ranking against eachother. You can check them out here. The face of the matter is that Pro ...
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Fall 2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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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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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List of possible tags that are synonyms

This is to list tags that may possibly be synonyms: asp.net = aspx blog = blogs browser = browsers customer-service = customer-support dns-server = dns-servers domain-name = domain-names font = ...
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Design for Webmasters site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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What's the deal with the Enthusiast badge?

I was just looking at the Enthusiast badge and noticed that many of the users who earned it have quite low reputation. Many in fact have the "base reputation" of 101, with no questions or answers. ...
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OK, I love WordPress as much as the next guy, but is Pro Webmasters really the right place for WordPress questions?

The WordPress proposal on Area 51 is still in commitment phase, and there isn't really an existing site that addresses WordPress (or any other CMS when it comes to using it - development questions ...
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Are questions about Azure pricing off-topic?

I want to ask about pricing for an Azure MySql database. It looked at Micoroft's pricing information, but it is hard to understand. Is asking about pricing, especially on how the achieve the cheapest ...
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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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Button to make a question community wiki

How do I make my question as 'community wiki'? I can't find the button anymore, I think there was a checkbox once.
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Does community management belong on here?

Do you consider questions about community management of a website to be on-topic or off-topic?
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Can SEO students ask questions on Pro Webmasters?

I'm looking for a place to send my 240+ SEO students to learn and ask questions? Will Pro Webmasters help them?
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Are question about website architecture off-topic ?

I would like to know if this question should be consider as off-topic or on-topic. Why should I develop my applications using the MVC design pattern? 2 opinion have been stated in the comment of the ...
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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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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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How do we prevent obviously low quality questions from being migrated here?

Example Is Google lying about Google+' exceeded capacity? Google announced, that they had to close the invite process due to 'insane demand'. Is it really possible that they initially released ...
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Can we post actual online websites?

I have a SEO problem I can't explain, atleast not with my knowledge. I would need to post Meta Title so people can see it. Title is "Example - Foo, Bar" yet when you do actual search on google it ...
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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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Company-specific tags

Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions about a specific hosting or domain registration company? In the last 6 months there have been, on average, one relevant question per month: ...
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My question about setting up WebDAV on IIS7 / Windows Server 2008: Should it be on-topic or not?

Related to this other meta question, but being a specific instance we can examine: Here's my question on the actual site: What steps are necessary to configure WebDAV on IIS7 running on Windows ...
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Synonimize [titles] to [title]

I came across the titles tag when searching for the title tag. Questions tagged titles: 13 Questions tagged title: 208 It seems like an uncontroversial synonym to make (from titles to title). (If ...
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Error message received while trying to post a question: You can only post once every 40 minutes

While posting a question, I received an error message from the system: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Here is a screenshot of my post and the error message: However, I haven't asked ...
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How was an answer posted after the question was closed?

I looked at this question not long after it had been asked and it had already been put "on hold". There were no answers. However, sometime later I happened open the question again, but now there was ...
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Are questions about email hosting on-topic?

Are questions related to email hosting on-topic at Pro Webmasters? We get a fair number of questions about email such as: What is X problem with DNS MX records? Problem X when sending email through ...
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adsense question ok?

May I ask a question about adsense, specifically how could I get paid something like 10 USD for just one click today? Because normally I never get that much for a click. How much can it vary and what ...
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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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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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Recovering bounty that was never awarded

I offered a 50 point bounty on this question: Facebook and Crawl-delay in robots.txt? As it turns out, the question was a duplicate, and the bounty was never awarded, yet i have still been deducted ...
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Panda on pro-webmasters

Is it the appropriate site to ask a question about Panda and share insights about that the effects of that new algorithm on SEO ?

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