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What straddles the line of 'Identification Request?'

I found out that identification requests are off-topic. I assume this includes questions such as 'What rock is this?' [Image of rock], but would questions about identifying certain types of rock (e.g.,...
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New Stack Exchange: Climate Models

maybe you've noticed that I have been asking a lot of questions about climate models recently. So I thought it would be a good idea to relieve this page and open a new Stack Exchange page, which ...
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Tags Antarctica and Antarctic: request merge

Antarctic currently has more posts but Antarctica seems more correct.
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Id-my-rock questions: close quickly, answer in comments welcoming the new user

Ok so there are only two remaining questions of id-my-rock. If I type "stack identify my rock" we are no longer appearing as an entry. I hoppe not many users post new questions, but if they ...
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How can I re-open my question?

A couple of days ago I asked How likely is it for coastal cities to survive next 40 years?. It was proposed in comments to make it more narrow, as it's hard to predict all possible scenarios around ...
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List of identify-my-rock questions to delete [STATUS-COMPLETED]

Please, vote to delete this list of questions if you have time and you have the privileges to do so (2k). https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/15910/mineral-identification-please-help ...
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Should we ask for the 3 votes to close-reopen feature?

I have read this meta post that say some sites are testing 3-votes to close and reopen feature. In my opinion moderators should ask to include us in those sites. My reason is there are not enough ...
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Proposal in Area51 to open a new site for identify my rock/mineral/fossil questions

EDIT It is not possible. We do not accept proposals for identify-this style sites. – animuson♦ Ok, so I went to Area51 and I posted a proposal to open a new site. ...
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Removal of tags

Regarding the question, How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning, I have added the tags vein-geologyand ...
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Engineering/Construction question in the wake of climate change, whereto with it?

Recently, two papers where published independently documenting accelerated mass loss of Greenland's glaciers, namely https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0010-1 and https://www.nature.com/...
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Revisiting whether agriculture is on topic

Highly related, but never resolved: Is agriculture on topic? The site has had several agriculture-related questions of late, the vast majority of which have been closed as off-topic. The most recent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why when closing because a migration is needed, the only destination available is Earth Sciences Meta?

Why when closing because a migration is needed, if I do: "off-topic because..." and then "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" The only destination available is ...
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ground-truth tag description

I recently added a ground-truth tag because I thought that remote-sensing was too generic, and sometimes nongermane, for questions where somebody posts a Google (maps or Earth) satellite image and ...
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Why does an older revision of my question get more views?

Where is the calmest place on Earth? The above question was on fire getting many views. The person who edited my question did it good taste but, the views drastically stopped. IMO that is a negative ...
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How do I edit a post correctly?

Edit Overload I've requested several edits that I thought were decently positive improvements, and more than half of them were rejected. So now I'm getting a warning that I could have an edit ban ...
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Why I can only vote 36 times in a day?

Every user has a maximum of 40 votes in a day, but I can only vote 36 times in a day. It might be some sort of bug, but it could also be a punishment of some sort. I don't know what made this happen ...
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Is there a way to add a web link to a word with ctrl-l in the comments section?

Maybe I was just doing something wrong, but I was having trouble using ctrl-l to link a website to a word in a comment. Is this possible, and if not could it be made possible?
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Able to flag as 'Not an answer' after having reviewed 'Not an answer'

I just came across this answer (corresponding question) and I was able to flag it as Not an answer (2) after I already marked it Not an answer in a review queue (1). Shouldn't that be impossible? (Or ...
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Need guidance for my duplicated question

Today, I wanted to start a bounty on my question. However, I found out it was mark as a duplicate of this question. The thing is, I had read that exact question thoroughly prior to asking the ...
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Strange "Reputation Change" and "Total Reputation" tables?

Being vain, from time to time I check out my reputation on various SE sites. I've noticed the "Reputation Change" and "Total Reputation" tables before on other sites, but I finally looked at the one ...
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Do 'Salt water toilets' belong here or on Sustainability.SE?

I think the question Why don't toilets use saltwater? should be on Sustainability.SE Shall we recommend moving it?
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merge request guest into SE account

At the beginning of this week i made a merge request as i wanted to merge a Question i by mistake asked as a guest i filled the form followed the instructions and got after 48h an email saying my ...
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Does Earth Science cover the universe?

I am interested in science (particular how the universe works) and so I watch the Discovery Channel. Does this Stack Exchange site cover questions about the universe or does it only cover questions ...
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Welcome to EarthScience.SE!

Please help improve this post. This is intended to be a welcome guide for new users that we can reference in comments to help acclimate then to the Q&A format here at EarthScience.SE. This is a ...
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Merging Ocean Modelling proposal?

Back in A51, there was a discussion on merging "Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric modelling" with Earth Science. Now that ES is in beta (and that one isn't), should this be revisited? I see that ...
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How to sort questions by views?

Is it possible to sort questions by "most viewed" or "least viewed"? If not can we get that?
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Did not receive ping that Earth Science was in beta?

Signed up for the beta a few weeks ago, and at that point it seemed as if it was likely that the site would hit beta soon after; which it did. Found out the site was in beta by return to the Area-51 ...
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Is the SSL cert for meta-Earthscience invalid?

Just got an error message that required me to add an exception for this meta as a result of a mismatch between the glebal SSL cert of Stack Exchange, and this meta. Is anyone else getting this error,...
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How can I link directly to an answer?

Sometimes it is useful, when commenting on a question or answer, to link to an answer that was given to anther question. On other sites, I do this by using the "share" link under the desired link ...
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Subscript numbers

How do we format subscript and superscript numbers? For example, I've referred to SO2 a few times, and someone has already edited an answer of mine and converted the '2' to subscript.
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Earth Science questions at Astronomy

How soon will we be able to migrate Earth Science questions from Astronomy? We have one in particular awaiting migration, but probably some other good ones that were closed as off topic. Why is ...
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