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Should we create some kind of guidelines for posts formatting?

As many of you know, I like editing posts (proof) to try to standardize formatting on this site. It helps to keep this site clean and it improves quality of the posts. Here are some suggested rules ...
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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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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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Where is the line drawn between material suitable for WebMasters or ServerFault?

I recently had my question closed on WebMasters where my issue was resolved stating that it was more appropriate for ServerFault. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/19795/apache-2-2-21-...
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“Suggested edit approval overridden” from 5 years ago? But nothing changed?

It looked like I had a slight reputation drop (like -2, but I can't honestly be sure of that), so I went and had a quick look at the reputation tab in my user profile. The latest entry stated "...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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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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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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Tag auto-complete no longer works on question edit for main site

I've edited a couple of questions today on the main Webmasters site for re-tagging, and the field is no longer providing the suggestions drop-down. As a quick test to make sure I wasn't expecting ...
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WordPress and Drupal questions migrated here that are better suited at their SE-specific site

Periodically we get Drupal and WordPress questions here that are clearly better suited at the Drupal and WordPress SE sites respectively. It obvious that they are sent here because Webmasters is one ...
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Questions about technical setup at specific hosts?

Are these kinds of requests on-point? I personally wouldn't be able to answer them, and my first instinct would be to refer them to the hoster's technical support, but maybe I'm not being ...
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Views counter is wonky

The views counter is obviously wonky, I have one question with four upvotes and only two views.
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What are the differences between [index], [indexing], and [google-index]?

What are the differences between these tags? index indexing: The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages ...
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A simple reflection on welcoming users

I would like to start by telling a story. A young man who has not been to your town before and is not at all familiar with where he is specifically turns onto a street to figure out where he made a ...
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Is the transfer tag too broad?

Is the transfer tag too broad? It seems to add no value compared to just using the transfer keyword in a title or body. Right now this is the barebones tag info: To move something from one thing to ...
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Potential home for question on Certificate Authorities

I have a question on Certificate Authorities. After looking through the help center I don't feel the question would be on-topic. The problem I am having is, Webmasters seems like it should be the best ...
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New tag request

Please can we create a GDPR tag as this may be useful in the lead up to May 2018 where the regulations will come into affect: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-...
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Do SE sites have any control over 'community'?

I understand that 'community' is a bot https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community but I am curious if each SE site has some control over how it works specifically for that site.
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Vote dissappeared — I know I voted on this question and answer yesterday

I typically go through the posts on the home page that were bumped by the Community user, review the question and answers, and vote on them. Yesterday after the long weekend, about half the posts on ...
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More Stack Exchange sites about CMS

Our What topics can I ask about here? page has this bullet point: Content management systems (CMSs) -- There are specific Stack Exchange sites for several CMSs. Use those sites for WordPress, ...
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Syntax highlighting for code?

On Stack Overflow, code can have syntax highlighting. I’d like to have this feature here on Webmasters, too. Especially the codes: lang-html lang-css lang-js lang-xml (And lang-none, if auto-...
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I lose 2 reputation points for each removed post or user

When a user or a post I edited in the past is removed by a moderator, I lose 2 points of reputation. I understand this rule for any user who earn 2 reputation points when his post edit is accepted by ...
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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 we know if people are from google, ask, or another big company?

I just saw this answer, which says that it was written by someone from ask.com. I also recall reading answers by people from google, seomoz, etc. Is there any way that we can verify to make sure that ...
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Merge Request: Adwords to Google-Adwords

Could we merge either adwords to google-adwords or google-adwords to adwords? It seems pointless to have both of them, there is currently 36 questions tagged as adwords and 11 tagged as google-...
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Definition of customer-service tag?

Just saw a question with a customer-service tag and it seems to me that the tag is not well-defined. I would expect that tag in a Pro Webmasters setting to relate to serving the "end users" of the ...
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Is there a way to hide closed or migrated questions?

Currently on the front page (when ordered by newest and have 50 to a page marked) there are 13 [closed] or migrated questions. That's approximately a quarter. Is there any way to hide these questions ...
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can I gain ownership of my migrated question?

can I gain somehow ownership of my question that was migrated from Web ApplicationW? here is the migrated question
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Should we have a way to “red flag” an answer that becomes incorrect with passage of time?

No doubt any technology forum has the problem of old answers being potentially incorrect or less useful with the passage of time (except SQL, ha-ha). ;-) Seriously, though, I think that SEO answers ...
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Pro Webmasters Chat Room

I've created a room on the new Stack Exchange chat system for anyone who wants to join. To enter, you must: Have at least 20 reputation on meta.stackoverflow.com Be logged into meta.stackoverflow.com ...
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Single use tags and synonyms

We had a great grand opening, now we need to work on cleaning up all of the confetti on the floor. If you have a few minutes, please take a look at where single use tags begin and work your way to the ...
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Questions about specific software packages?

There are a few questions that haven't got much response: Recurring Profile and Bundled Item (Magento) What are common Media Library tools used for Kentico/Generic PHP sites? Which hoster for asp....
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Is there a way to move a question to one of the Trilogy sites?

Opps, both questions (1095, 1247) I've asked on Pro Webmasters have had feedback saying they would be best asked on one of the Trilogy (StackOverflow, ServerFault and SuperUser) sites. Is there a way ...
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Is the visited link color too close to the default text color for posts and comments?

In posts and comments, the visited link color is #223e6b, while the text color is #444444 (or at least that what it looks like when I use Digital Colormeter). I have a hard time distinguishing links ...
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What's the most accurate name of this site (mostly, do you include “Pro” in the title)?

On this website, you see the name "Pro Webmasters". On stackexchange.com, it's simply represented as "Webmasters", and in the URL, it's webmasters.stackexchange.com. What's the most accurate name of ...
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Schema.org vs Microdata

There are currently separate tags for microdata and schema.org. These are technically different, as Schema.org is a collection of schemas making use of Microdata for marking up semantic data, but most ...
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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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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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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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Can we get ux on the “off topic - belongs on” list?

This is the second question I've seen recently that I think would be a better fit for ux.stackexchange.com. However when flagging it is not one of the four suggested sites for where an "off topic" ...
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Font inconsistency between question vs. answer links

I just noticed that, when I look at the hover dialog that shows my recent rep changes, some of the links look different than the others: Looking at the source in Firebug reveals why: some of the ...
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Webmaster Blog?

Given how new webmaster tools are frequently released, and how search engines update their algorithms regularly, and how the field of being a webmaster is always changing, I thought that it might be ...
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New Catch All: What Forum Software should I use?

This question is now live: What forum software should I use? As per this answer, here is a new catch all for people looking for a forum script: Question: I have a list of features that I want for ...
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Is there anyone here with experience of many ecommerce/shopping cart solutions?

I noticed that there are many questions in the ecommerce and shopping-cart tags that are almost identical, except for small differing requirements. Furthermore, the question Online E-Commerce ...
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Image In Header Is Returning a 404

The header image is coming up as a 404: http://sstatic.net/webmasters/img/SE-logo75.png This comes from the following meta header on the page: <link rel="image_src" href="http://sstatic.net/...
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All Questions Area Empty When No Featured Questions

When clicking on the questions tab it defaults to featured but if there are no featured questions it shows an empty space where the list should be. Should the default behavior be to show a ...
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Option to report a profile?

As much fun as it would be to burn a few points downvoting spammers like Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer, Atlanta Data Center, and Refrigerators on the Bulletin board software with voting capability for ...
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Final Design / Look Of The Site

We should probably be having a conversation regarding the final look of the site. This (probably) hinges a bit on the domain that we select, however a common theme amongst the current favorites is ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...

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