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Economic geography — on topic?

I've been thinking about asking this question for a while. But I saw a good example that made me go ahead and ask it now. Recently, this History SE question was (rightly) closed as off-topic for ...
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Do we still need advice how to best describe our rocks?

When I forgot to add a title to a question before posting and clicked "review" I got an error which is good. But since I included the identification-request tag the advice includes instructions how ...
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how can I write my netcdf file in my wrfinput_d01 format [migrated]

I have a netcdf data file as my emmission data in netcdf format. i have interpolated it in my wrfinput_d01 resolution by using CDO. I can write my data to a netcdf file but, i would like to write it ...
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how can I upload my files to show my question better

I would like to ask my questions by uploading my files to mean my questions, better. But, I can't upload my files. How can I upload my examples file under my questions on this site? Thank you very ...
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How are hot questions selected?

What puts a question on the hot list, an algorithm?
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Why “Earth Science” (singular) and not “Earth Sciences” (plural)?

When I first read "Earth Science" (singular), I assumed this was a site about geology. But the on-topic page specifically says there's multiple sciences represented here: meteorology ...
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Is it correct to ask a question that can be answered doing searches?

We want more questions, but I know we want good ones. I am someone that look for a lot of information in the net. Sometimes I have a question related with Earth Science, and I find an explanation. ...
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Why do we have so few accepted answers?

Most questions get at least one answer, and some of these answers get plenty of upvotes, but there seem to be fewer than I (at least) would expect that get the accepted answer tick. Why is this, and ...
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What can we do to increase the number of questions on the site

This stat is shown at area51: I wonder what can I or others do to revert this. I upvote most of questions that appear at the home page. I think even the question is poor or difficult to answer, we ...
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Uhh… Hello? Why are there so few questions here?

There are only like 273 questions excluding this one. Mean while, there are over 18,000,000 on SO. Why is it so lonely here? Is anybody home?
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Should I delete my account?

I only asked one question so far, and it got deleted by community. But not as spam or offensive. Since there is nothing lit about my current profile here, is it a good idea to suicide and recreate my ...
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Do we need to be stricter on enforcing citations?

Earth Science Stack Exchange is a science site, and, in principle, we require or strongly encourage sources for answers. It's been nearly six years since the linked meta post, which was in fact ...
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I am gone. This is not my place

I might come back one day when moderators enforce that claims are underlain with references and psychopaths are restrained to reasonable content and kept from spreading bunk. This site only costs ...
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Merging of Two Questions

Recently How to make Martian soil, was posted on this site and it has two answers. The same question was posted on SE Space Exploration, where it received one answer and was migrated to our site. Now ...
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Stack Exchange Inc. fired two popular community team employees

Stack Exchange Inc. has fired Shog9 and Robert Cartaino, who were both employed as liaisons between the company and the various Stack Exchange communities. For details, see this post on Meta Stack ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do we cope with obviously unfounded answers?

I am talking of this thread: Are 60C heat waves predicted by 5C of global heating? (The worst consequence of global heating) Obviously, downvoting did not give the right signal, it seems to have ...
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Does Earth Science cover the practical aspects of combatting climate change?

I recently went searching through the Stack Exchange site list for one that may support practical advice for combating climate change on every level: personal, business, local, state or nationally. ...
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What is the Most effective way to counter climate change denial? [closed]

I need to find a very effective way to prove that anthropogenic climate change is real and unmitigated will eventually have very severe consequences. I am trying to boil the proof of significant ...
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Query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer to show the number of id-questions received by month

Movies&TV query I found this query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer Movies&TV wrote that shows the monthly frequency input of id my movie questions and total questions on the site. As you can ...
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Please vote for quality content

When we started this site in 2014, we encouraged everyone to vote early and often, and people did. Now this site is not young anymore. In the past 5 years, we have seen a steady increase in the ...
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Deleting Multiple Questions - i.e. Rock ID Questions

Related to the question 2k+ users Please help delete closed rock ID questions. Given we can only vote 14 times each day to delete questions, is there an easy way for individuals to keep track of the ...
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2k+ users Please help delete closed rock ID questions

Regarding Rock-id and mineral-id questions. Status: There remain some 370 closed but non-deleted rock id questions. The meager 5 delete votes* per day of the people trying to move them out of sight ...
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Should I rollback a user's own edit?

The OP of this rock identification question vandalized his own question in a fit of pique. I flagged the question for deletion, but then I thought maybe just rolling back the edit might be a better ...
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Creation of edaphology tag

I think questions about soil, as on-topic, should be taged with the Science that studies soil, Edaphology. I would create it, but I cannot because it needs reputation.
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Are we deleting closed questions?

A very important part of this entire make-rock-id-q-offtopic story was to delete the old questions so it stops bringing this kind of traffic into the website. My understanding is that questions have ...
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Rock-id and mineral-id questions. Status

Status: Every question taged with identification request is a closed question. Questions related with field or theorical geology were untaged. Clouds and instrumentation questions were untaged. ...
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Asking for help to +500 rep users to close id-request questions [Update: all are closed]

Ok, so to stop receiving those question, we should not appear firsts at Google common searches from users that want to know what is the stone they found. For that the 450 questions we have should be ...
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Shark tooth ID question on topic?

The question Identify this...item found on Myrtle Beach essentially asks "Did I find a shark tooth?" The title could be better, the question could do with more information, but is now getting close ...
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Anonymous user making edits to answers

An anonymous user is making edits to Source of water for the Great Artesian Basin in Australia that seem to go a little far - I have already rejected one as conflicting with the author's intent, and ...
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Other sites for rock ID questions

Following the decision to render all rock and mineral ID questions off-topic I have begun searching for other sites, similar to Stack Exchange’s forum layout, that I could ask such questions on in the ...
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Burninate `rocks` and `identification-request`? Promote `petrology` and `paleontology`?

Now that rock ID questions have been banned, I'd like to offer some suggestions about how to achieve the desired result, which is to stop ES:SE from being a honey trap for uninteresting rock ID ...
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Rock identification questions are now off topic. Old questions will be deleted. Should we retain any?

On July 16, the proposal a ban on rock ID questions was proposed. After two weeks, this proposal has 15 upvotes and 0 downvotes. The answers are supportive of the ban. Clearly, there is a community ...
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Are questions about pollution on cities off-topic (demography based)?

Madrid banned oil based cars at the center. Some people from Madrid that lives at the periphery are arguing they are receiving center's pollution, while the center is clean and free to park for rich ...
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I've had enough. Let's ban rock id questions

Let's completely ban rock id questions, and delete the old ones. Here's why: These rocks are of interest only to the person who opened them. They can rarely be used as a reference point, which is ...
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Example of how to ask an identifiaction-request question

I weekly walk along a mountain called San Cristobal near my town, Pamplona, at Spain. I frequently wonder what kind of rocks form the mountain, so I took a little piece fallen on the road at an ...
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Are we being too quick to close rock-identification questions?

In other Meta questions we agreed to keep rock-identification questions on the site, but to close them if they did not have most of all of the information detailed here. We created a custom close ...
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When is geography on-topic?

We have a geography tag. That includes physical geography, which is on-topic, but also questions more related to what people do with the Earth, such as What is the line crossing the Pacific Ocean ...
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Let's not close things that are only off-topic if you already know the answer

See the question, Why are the Great Lakes not considered a sea? The actual answer here is "because the naming of bodies of water is a historical, liguistic and cultural matter, not a scientific one". ...
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May I move my parent site to here?

This is now the SE site with the highest reputation for me. I would like to know if I am welcome here before I do? I have learned much and will do my very best not to create work and contribute good ...
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Are individually-composed “because it belongs in” a proper off-topic close reason?

The question Plastic VS carton VS glass VS tin— harm to environment is almost certainly off-topic here, and Sustainability SE might be a better place for it. Question: But are individually-composed "...
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How are 'we' doing with the rock ID questions since the introduction of the ID guide close reason?

I'm wondering in how far the introduction of the off-topic close reason pointing to the ID guide has 'helped'. 'Helped' can be interpreted in different ways, and I find it hard to describe measurable ...
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Should we create a tag for geological risks?

They are sometimes associated to volcanoes, sometimes to earthquakes, sometimes to landslides, sometimes to tsunamis... I have had teachers that were experts in this subject and wrote complete books ...
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Reference for quoting seasonal lag image

In this answer to the question Why is March colder than September in Northern Hemisphere? the user @kwinkunks posted the following figure: I need a reference for quoting this image, to show the ...
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When does geology tag should be used?

The science comprising the study of the rocks Earth is composed of, and the processes by which they change. Some subfields of geology are petrology, mineralogy, and geophysics. I don't know if ...
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Should we make a review of geology related tags on posts?

Well I have time, I do not know a lot of the tags beneficts but it looks important for correctly search for information. Lots of examples where they are not correctly tagged when we talk about ...
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How do people feel about a PM2.5 tag and this wiki excerpt?

I have recently created pm2.5 and have it on 3 questions so far. update: 8 questions now. I have also written the following tag Wiki excerpt: PM2.5 is one size classification of airborne ...
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Should we extend the Rock ID guide with photo's of the surroundings?

In section 3 of A guide for asking "Identify this rock" questions?, Describe where you found it, would it be wise to add the sentence?: Add a picture of the surroundings if you have one.
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GPS vs GNSS tags, do we need both?

GPS technically only refers to the system established by the US, whereas GNSS is a general term including Beidou, Galileo, and GLONASS. (any others?). Two questions use gps and five questions use ...
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Rock-identification tag: Notification warning

Creating a tag notification warning for the identification-request tag was suggested as a measure to reduce the number of bad quality "identify my rock" questions. I think that is indeed a good idea, ...

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