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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 some cases a new answer to an old question can add new information that was not available when the question was asked. We definitely want those kinds of late ...


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There are no restrictions or rate limits on your account - it's just a Stack Exchange filter to prevent repetitive spam posts. If you're using a shared IP address on a network, like at a school or work, it might get triggered by someone else there posting within a 40 minute time period. It might also get triggered if you post to more than one Stack ...


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From Is SO/SE crosspost accepted?: Posting the same question on two (or more sites) simultaneously is, while not strictly disallowed, somewhat counter productive. It's a rare question that's on topic on multiple sites. In this case one of the questions should be closed or possibly migrated and merged if it has answers. Where is the question most on-topic? If ...


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A question appears on the "featured list" for 7 days from when the bounty is added to the question, regardless of when the bounty is actually awarded. The bounty can be manually awarded at any time in those 7 days (although you must wait at least 24 hours from when the bounty was added, and the bounty can only be added at least 48 hours after the question ...


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Tags for breadcrumbs and yoast already existed, so I edited your question to add them. I'm not certain if they weren't appearing or were just missed, but normally you'd just type the first couple of letters of the tag in the Tags form box and they should appear in a drop-down list below that so you can click to select them. I suppose if JavaScript was ...


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We have lots of questions about AdSense. AdSense is a service that is used by many webmasters. AdSense questions are on-topic. You'll have to find a way to phrase your question to be applicable to more than just your situation. For example instead of asking "Why was this AdSense click 10 USD", you could ask "What accounts for the wide variation in ...


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Oh wait. I've just discovered that it already does that. Nevermind!


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Should I have answered it even though no one is going to notice? Pro Webmasters ranks extremely well on all search engines even the oldest of old questions can get regular views and improving the answers and questions will benefit the community greatly. It's also worth noting that many regular community members browse Pro Webmaster using 'active' and not by ...


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I propose that we update the text of https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic to this: Pro Webmasters Stack Exchange is for professional and enthusiast webmasters focused on questions about how to operate websites. Questions here are commonly about search engine optimization (SEO), domains, and web-hosting. There are some types of questions ...


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From: How does the bounty system work? What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If after the end of the bounty period a question has no answers, no bounty will be awarded and the question will no longer be featured. Bounties are best understood as exchanging reputation for higher question visibility and increased answerer ...


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Rather bizarre that Google would index your chat profile in this manner. We do have a Stack Overflow in Russian, which is what that line says, but no idea why your chat profile would be indexed in this way - probably some error on their end. FWIW - does the same for my profile: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&...


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That was me. You posted it just before I came to the site so I saw it immediately. I am not a bot, I swear. :)


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This site (meta) is for questions about how the webmasters.stackexchange.com (the main site) works. So when you asked this question, you asked it in the correct place. If questions get asked in the wrong place, the moderators have the power to move questions between the main and meta sites. As far as reputation goes, contributions on the meta site do not ...


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Problem #1 It looks like spam to me too. It promotes the product for several paragraphs before asking the question "is it true?" Posts designed to promote a product are not allowed. Problem #2 It is asking for opinions. "What do you think?" is a red flag for me. Answers here are expected to be based on facts, evidence, and experience. Asking ...


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Since I closed and deleted the question I'll offer more insight as to why I did so. This question is unacceptable at Pro Webmasters due to it being opinion-based. Asking for opinions is obviously opinion-based and pricing questions almost always are opinion-based as well. If you look at the questions tagged with "pricing" there are only three. One was ...


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According to this feature request on Meta Stack Exchange, there isn't any way to: cancel misclicked flags. I wouldn't worry about it though. Moderators evaluate each flag, and in doing so will notice things like in this case, that a recent answer to the same question was also flagged (and consequently deleted). You always have the option of leaving a ...


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This post explains who is the Community user, which works in a consistent way across all Stack Exchange sites. Users and moderators do not have direct control over how it works, though we can affect when it works, such as by voting to delete a post or marking it as spam (after a number of votes, the Community user will take the corresponding action). So ...


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I think I found the answer. Most of those questions were answered by a single user. It appears that only my votes on that person's answers were lost. The mechanism appears to be a StackExchange script that runs at 3 AM and reverts "serial votes". That is when you vote on the items from a single person too many times. See: What is serial voting and ...


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whether domain xx is good or not whether a domain is worth $1000 or not These are a matter of opinion. These would be off-topic on any Stack Exchange website. Questions must be answerable based on facts, experience, and evidence. Questions asking "is X good" or "is X worth Y" depend a lot on who you are. Some people may feel one ...


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That question has been protected because it received four spam or very low quality answers. We protect question that attract spam to prevent spammers from continuing to target them with new accounts. You are unable to answer the question because you need to get 10 reputation to answer a protected question other than the 100 reputation points for ...


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The community user (robot) removed it on Sep 8 at 3:00. I had closed it as off-topic on August 29th. Closed questions with little or no activity get automatically deleted in a few weeks. The link to it was here: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/108990/a-continuous-website-url-rechecker-for-linux Moderators and high rep users with ...


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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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Yes it can be re-opened. I unfroze it.


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Your edits look good. I undeleted your answer and up voted it. Unfortunately, there are no notifications to me when an edit is made to a question I deleted. Posting here is meta was appropriate because it can bring this to my attention. I just suggested a feature on meta.stackexchange.com that would help in this type of situation.


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If it's a bug with this site only then you report it here and use the bug tag (as you've done with this question). If it's one that happens across all the sites then report it on https://meta.stackoverflow.com/ but please make sure that you check if someone's already reported it.


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You can flag it as "needs moderator attention" and put in a custom reason such as "migrate to webapps". Moderators have the ability to "write in" sites in addition to the four that you get to choose.


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About the specific edit you seem to ask about: While a moderator also edited your question, the edit that removed tags came from me (I’m not a mod). Why I removed the microdata tag: Microdata is just a syntax, while Schema.org can be used with various syntaxes (commonly JSON-LD. Microdata, and RDFa). Your question doesn’t seem to be about how to use ...


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This meta question is the best way contacting the moderators here for an appeal in a situation like this. As a moderator, one of my jobs is to deal with spam postings. We typically get several a day and they are usually: From a new user Includes little more than a link I am pretty quick to push the delete button on any post that meets those criteria. ...


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The comments on other answers were removed as non-constructive and off-topic. Comments maybe removed that do not: Try to improve the post it appears on, or which introduces a topic unrelated to the question or answer. That also includes comments that invite extended discussions or are difficult to follow, which seemed to be the case here as well. The ...


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