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Feeling the frustration

First of all, thank you for caring. For those of us who have participated in this site for an extended period of time it is nice to see that others care as much as we do and want to see this site grow ...
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MOD Notice: Farewell BYBE and hello Simon Hayter

Welcome to the real name club!
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Remember to vote up!

What is an upvote? An upvote is an indication that you found a question or answer useful. How can I upvote? The controls for voting are to the left of questions and answers. The upvote is ...
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Should SEO be spun off to a new SE site?

I think SEO is important to our site and webmastering in general, and brings us a lot of traffic (ironically or not). Splitting it off would do little to build a community anew and would leave us with ...
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Should Webmasters allow 3 votes to close a question rather than 5?

I think the numbers speak for themselves. Currently, if a moderator doesn't close a question it's likely not going to be closed. I agree that we should lower the vote to close threshold to three votes....
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Should I refrain from welcoming each new user with a comment?

Please stop leaving "welcome to the site" comments. The best way to be welcoming to new users is to assist them: Answer their questions Vote up good posts Edit for grammar and clarity Ask for ...
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Did anyone tried to get Illuminator badge?

Which means that to get this done, you need to post 1 answer in 1.44 minutes or else you'll fail in getting it. No, you have 12 hours to edit and answer a single question. You can take as many ...
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A tag for Google Domains

I've created the google-domains tag and updated the question you specifically linked to. If you know of others feel free to edit them accordingly.
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The [webmaster] tag applies to every question ever asked?

As indicated in your comment, out of the 32 questions tagged with the webmaster tag, it appears that several mistakenly used this in replace of the google-webmaster-tools tag, which is now a synonym ...
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Can SEO students ask questions on Pro Webmasters?

Yes. SEO is an on-topic subject here and is, in fact, the most popular topic here. But keep in mind that all questions, even from students, must follow the site's rules. As SEO questions are ...
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Do we want to participate in the Winter Bash again this year?

Yes. I think it is a lot of fun and want to do it again this year.
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"How to open the JavaScript console...?" is a great resource but a poor Q&A example

Thanks for bringing this up, there's a lot of merit to this given the large number of views for this question (currently greater than 154K) and the points you've made here. I agree with number 1 and ...
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Is it ok to remove spam links from an off-topic question even after flagging the question as Spam?

Please remove spammy links if the question or answer can stay up without them. If you are going to flag them as spam to be deleted, then please leave the spammy link in it. It makes it easier for ...
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Is DHIS2 on topic?

Under the section on What topics can I ask about here? in the Web Applications Help Center, it states: For managing and maintaining your own hosted web application please ask on Pro Webmasters DHIS ...
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Spam attack: Many questions plagarized from moz.com are being copied to the site by a spam network of new users

Right now these users are mostly on page 6 of the new users ordered by creation date: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users?page=6&tab=newusers&sort=creationdate I'm working on cleaning ...
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If I want to ask for a recommendation of a good CDN provider, can I ask here?

You cannot ask for recommendations on this site, or most Stack Exchange sites. We find that questions that ask for recommendations attract spam answers. With recommendation questions, the ...
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Should we encourage answers to be accepted?

This is perfectly fine. Accepting an answer tells the community that the problem was solved and which answer was preferred by the question-asker. It also rewards the answer-er with deserved reputation....
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Question not in English

If a question is not in English it should be closed as "unclear what you're asking". With a few obvious exceptions, Stack Exchange sites are expected to be in English. At that point the content ...
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Moderator Back If you will have me :)

As far as I'm concerned, welcome back! Glad to hear that you're in good health and doing well. You missed quite a bit of drama and changes on the Stack Exchange network over the past year. Thankfully ...
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Should Pro Webmasters unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers?

I think we should unpin accepted answers. An accepted answer just means the answer was useful to the question-asker. It doesn't mean it is the best answer or the answer which will more widely apply to ...
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Old Questions popping up to the top of the page again?

That's perfectly fine. If you have an answer that is useful to a question, post it no matter how old the question is. The goal here is to accumulate knowledge for current and future visitors. In ...
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Are questions about SEO off topic on webmasters?

SEO questions are on-topic here. It's is our most popular topic.. However, due to its popularity many of the most common questions have been asked (and answered) already so I suggest doing a search of ...
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Tag: google-webmaster-tools to google-search-console

We should create the tag synonym for google-webmaster-tools as soon as possible with google-search-console being the new preferred name as it matches the new official name. Once the tag synonym is ...
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Is this question subjective and opinion?

Yes, it's very subjective mate, and it'll be too broad if you post it here. You are wondering which feature to launch and how to evaluate that feature. Every feature is ok, but it all depends on ...
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Should we get rid of [wordpress]?

First, that question was closed because it is asking a very site specific question. It was worded as "What is wrong with my site? Here is a stack trace." Questions both here and at the ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations, Maximillian Laumeister! Welcome to the team!
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Should we merge [social-networks] and [social-media]?

I agree. I think we should merge them and use social-media as the canonical tag. They are essentially the same thing, especially with the context of how they are used on this site.
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There are a lot of questions being put on hold on a daily basis

I agree that they could be much clearer, potentially reducing the number of questions put on hold, and confusion for new (and even more experienced) users. As suggested in this Meta answer: Our ...
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Please move questions for software recommendations to Software Recommendations.SE

We added a default close reason for questions seeking software recommendations that points to the Software Recommendations site versus migrating questions there, since as Stephen points out, there was ...
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Updates to the site

As Dan mentioned in the comments, the blue bar at the top is too large now. My biggest problem with it is that it pushes the questions down too far, and I can see two fewer questions than I could ...
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