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Congratulations, Maximillian Laumeister! Welcome to the team!


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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 WordPress Stack Exchange need to be written in a way that can help other people solve similar problems. As it stands, that question would likely get closed even ...


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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 the question. Upvotes tend to better represent both.


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Congratulations to Max, and a big thanks to both davidgo and Mike Ciffone for stepping forward for the community and making the election possible. Your excellent contributions on the site and help to moderate it are really appreciated!


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All three candidates were terrific. Max will make a great addition to our moderatior team, but I would have been happy to work with Mike Ciffone or davidgo. This site is truly blessed to have multiple enthusiastic individuals who are willing to step up and take on a larger role.


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I also believe we should unpin accepted answers. The list of affected questions you posted is really nifty! I encourage onlookers to click through and click the "score difference" column twice to sort it by the questions with the highest score difference between the accepted answer and the highest voted answer. It's easy to see that a lot of these ...


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That question became a Hot Network Question, which can be seen from its timeline: Hot Network Questions are visible on every site in the network, drawing much more attention than just regular Webmasters visitors. That explains the number of views; thanks to the association bonus, a good deal of those users can upvote (but not downvote!) the question and its ...


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It was featured in the Hot Network Questions which highlights popular questions on all SE sites. When featured there it will drive additional traffic to a question.


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I'm doubtful that this happens all that often. From the data I looked at, it might happen every month or two at the most. I can't speak for all the moderators, but there are several reasons that I might comment on a question that later gets closed rather than close it myself right away: Not all questions are clearly off-topic. The process of closing ...


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Stack Exchange launched new instructions for review queues recently. See New onboarding for review queues on the main meta site. Everybody is getting the pop-ups once per Stack Exchange site, regardless of whether or not they have just earned access to the queue, or have already completed thousands of reviews. Catija ♦ says: Many people already have the ...


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Why aren't search engines indexing my content? is one of our "catch-all" questions. It was created because we get tons of very similar questions about why a site isn't indexed. Even though the questions might be slightly different, they all have very similar answers. For the meta thread about the creation of that catch-all question see New Catch-...


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Usually, this happens when a user flagged that post as Not An Answer. Both the Very Low Quality and Not An Answer flags put an answer in the Low Quality Posts review queue (if it didn't have one before) and the Very Low Quality flag is not available on posts older than 7 days. Another possibility would be that this is a review audit but they're not enabled ...


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I believe one of the reasons that particular post is so out-of-date is because it's for the most part a recommendation for a 3rd-party tool, in response to a question soliciting recommendations for 3rd-party tools. Those 3rd-party tools posts get dated rather quickly, which is one of a few reasons why they have been off-topic on Webmasters SE for a while now....


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I'm really digging the enthusiasm, and this would be a nice-to-have, but it would require us to put in a special request with one of the Stack Exchange Inc. engineers to change it. In light of that, I'm wondering how much it would really affect our KPIs. I would bet that the grand total of people who discover Webmasters SE through the home page popping up in ...


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Tag wikis are the descriptions of the tags on this website. To visit a tag's wiki page, click on the tag to visit its question list, then click the "Learn more..." link to follow through to the full wiki page. For example, here is the wiki page for the SEO tag. Tag wikis also have an excerpt that is shown on the tag's question list, and when you ...


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The two are similar enough to merge. I would prefer to merge serps into search-results because the former is jargon and the latter is likely to more widely understood.


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