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Let's shape this site with Vote to Close!

We are getting a lot of questions that are clearly off-topic according to the FAQ, but they are still getting answers. I think that if we want to make this site work as a topical resource, we need to ...
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Tag for Demo/In-Development sites

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Ways to show a demo site to a client without a server Just wondering whether the community thinks a tag for demo and/or in-development sites ...
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Too old to migrate question for Server Fault?

"Email password fails with & in it" is specifically about configuring Exim. As Exim is server-side software and not web-specific I'd think it would fit better on Server Fault. When trying to flag ...
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When will we have elections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2012 Community Moderator Election I just looked at https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/election, and it looks like the last time that we had elections was over a year ago. I'...
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What should we do about low quality, nonspecific “questions”?

Issue: More than half of the "question" titles listed on the homepage are non-specific descriptions rather than actual questions - can be verified with the following jQuery snippet: Long form for use ...
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Where to buy <whatever>? Is this low quality?

Example 1. Example 2. Do we consider these acceptable questions here? Or are these low quality? They come up often enough, and are reported often enough, that clarification is needed so we can have ...
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Please retag memcache as memcached

The memcache should be memcached. This is a very common mistake. However, the right name is memcached. I also suggest to add memcache as synonym of memcached, as in StackOverflow.
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Amibguous questions (not)

Are we allowed to ask questions for recommendations on how to perform a specific task? If so, are we able to state what the task is? Eg: I need a tool to make it easier to insert 2" nails into wood. ...
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Is there a general preference for tag plurality? (Also involves synonyms)

I just suggested a synonym for domain and domains with the singular as master. I'd personally lean toward the plural being the master, but it's only got one entry versus the other being well-...
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Is it necessary to historically lock a question about HTML Imports given that HTML Modules will be recommended in a year or three?

Thanks for historically locking: On what specific grounds were HTML Imports rejected, deprecated and removed? But, is it strictly necessary? I can foresee a time in the not-too-distant future when ...
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Fixing 21 grammatical errors is a “minor change” worth of rejection?

I edited a question, fixing 21 grammatical errors. A moderator rejected this edit, calling it a "minor change": https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/47688 The same moderator ...
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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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State of the questions 2012 (and what we can do to improve)

If you look at our new questions page, you might notice a few things. There are very few high rep users asking questions. There are quite a few questions that are either closed or migrated. In ...
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Vertically misaligned tags

The vertical alignment of the tags is incorrect on Firefox. This is an exact duplicate of this problem on Ask Ubuntu, and is probably the same as the one on Web Apps too. None of the other sites seem ...
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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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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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Could we merge two tags together.

The tags optimization and optimizations are candidates for merging in my opinion. There is only a handful of questions under each of them but having them both splits searching and browsing results.
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Tag for placeholder pages (“under construction”, “under development”, “coming soon”, …)

I think it would be useful to have a tag for placeholder pages, i.e., pages that are "under development", announce a launch ("coming soon"), or show one of those classy construction GIFs like it’s ...
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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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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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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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Add a bounty for a community wiki question?

So say there's a community wiki question, not my own, that I think deserves more attention. Can I put a bounty on it? The FAQ says: As an additional bonus, bounty awards are immune to the daily ...
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Warning: SEOChat has been compromised

Just as a warning, SEOChat has been compromised. This is not the first time either. Your browser will be hijacked. If you make the same mistake I did, it is best to dump your computer, power off, ...
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“Help us grow this site” improvements

I was clicking in the "Help us Grow this Site" box on the Pro Webmasters beta site, and there's a couple things that caught my notice. First off, when focusing on the various icons, the layout shifts ...
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Host Recommendation Questions - On Topic?

Similar, but different from this question, is asking just for a recommendation for a web host on topic for this site? Note, this doesn't mean asking for help using some kind of feature that a certain ...
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Bringing more users to Meta

I was looking at the current meta users and noticed that only a hand full of people are actually getting involved in the discussions that shape Pro Webmasters. Most questions and answers here come ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 So maybe last time was a bit longer than "1H 2011". Nevertheless, we now break to start 2012! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going ...
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Multiple valid answers to a question

If you have asked a question and two or more different valid answers have been provided, what is the best thing to do? Should I convert the question to a community wiki, and post another answer to ...
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Do moderators communicate amongst themselves?

I have no specific reason for asking this, just curious. Do the forum moderators communicate with each other to discuss a question or an answer or whether to close or whatever?
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What to do with “advertisement” answers?

I've noticed that some answers on PW appear to be self-promoting or plain advertising. Don't like to single out users but here and here are two examples I just spotted. They appear to surface most in ...
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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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How many times should an answer be allowed to be edited?

A question was recently asked, and then answered. The orignal answer given was not quite right, and so the answerer went and edited for clarification. During the next several hours, other answers ...
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Annoyed my question was migrated from SO

I’m not sure why my question needed to be migrated from Stack Overflow. Lots of web-related topics are still considered programming. The question had 5K+ views and no one commented that it seemed the ...
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What is the diferrence between webmasters and webapps?

What is the diferrence between webmasters.stackexchange and webapps.stackexchange? Thanks
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I have add a bounty, then answered myself, no one else answered? what to do?

Can I receive bounty back to myself, or may be better to give it to anybody who will write something useful on topic, not necessary answering a question? The question is link Edit: I have added to ...
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Are questions about SEO off topic on webmasters?

Are SEO questions considered off-topic on webmasters?
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Which of the “design” tags should be merged?

design × 55 - a broad term for something that has been created from a plan, there are thousands of types of design types (Web Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Etc.) website-design × 275 - the ...
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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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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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Apache Server related questions?

I know there is a precedent for mod_rewrite to be acceptable on webmasters. Are discussions about setup of conf files germane and adhere to the on-topic standards? This well-formed question one ...
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what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow?

what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow? Specifically should I ask my HTML/CSS questions here or at stackoverflow?
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Can some tags be merged?

Is there a way to merge some tags. For example, there is an 'adsense' tag and a 'google-adsense' tag. It would make more sense if they were one tag. There are a few other tags like that, but cannot ...
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White text on badges is impossible to read

when viewing the site in Firefox 3.5.15 the white text on the badges is almost the same color of the badge making the text of the badge impossible to read as seen on the screen shot below.
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Flag for off-topic software recommendation declined, discussion

I flagged this post as off-topic as a request for software recommendations, but it was declined. In my opinion, the question is such that the only possible valid answers to it are tool recommendations....
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Disputed “Not an Answer” flag

So it's about DeepCrawl’s answer to the question How can I make an AngularJS ecommerce website locally crawlable?. It didn't answer the question, I flagged that answer as a "Not an Answer", and flag ...
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Duplicate question from other SE sites

Are duplicate question from other SE sites allowed to be posted? I would guess that they would not be as the question should be posted in the appropriate SE site and not on multiples to gain more view/...
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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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the [domains] tag versus [domain-names]

Is there any difference between domains and domain-names? If there is, I'm not following the distinction. Should these tags be merged?
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Problem with user reputation and/or missing questions

I was just looking at the users list (specifically rep in the last month) and then looked at a couple of user profiles. These users have 500+ rep even though it says they have 0 questions and 0 ...
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Do seo questions loosely involving code belong here or on stackoverflow?

How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? Seems like it could be appropriate to both. Any thoughts?

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