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Let's change our favicon to 🌍

Agree. I guess Africa-centered would good, as we use it as the reference for plate reconstruction.
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Let's change our favicon to 🌍

Or we can make it Australia centered because that's where the oldest Earth materials are found? Doesn't matter. I'll vote for whatever makes the transition quicker and easier!
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Let's add an earth science related feed in our chat room

I added three feeds to the ticker in our chatroom (earth on astronomy and physics, geochemistry on chemistry) so any new questions posted to those tags on those sites will show up in the ticker where ...
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When rocks are identified can we put the name of it in the title?

I agree. The rock-identification questions are of little help for people other than the OP. So if we put the rock name in the title (something like [SOLVED: Anthracite]), would help for search engines ...
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Rock-identification tag: Notification warning

I've updated the tag wiki. Feel free to suggest further edits. I also added a warning to the identification-request tag: Remember that people universally don't read, so adding too much text will ...
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Is there any way we can pin "A guide for asking “Identify this rock” questions?" to the main ES page?

I think the best approach here is a tag notification warning. That way when someone adds the identification-request tag to a question, they will see a message that directs them to the guide. It could ...
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When rocks are identified can we put the name of it in the title?

I lean towards no. That would be no different to answering other questions in the title (albeit most answers won't fit!) Users can still search the rock term of interest in the search bar and find ...
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Let's change our favicon to 🌍

Another alternative would be 🌐.
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Would you find it nice if I start to make self-answered questions about basic geology?

I would find it nice and I would encourage it too. However, to make a real contribution I would suggest that you should be very selective with the questions, and refrain from posting questions for ...
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We need a simple 'Off topic' close reason

This should now be live, as I just approved a new custom close reason: This question does not appear to be about earth science, within the scope defined in the help center.
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ES Stack Exchange's Mineral Guide

While I appreciate the effort, is this really required? Does the internet need yet another mineral-id? We can't beat mindat or webmineral, so why bother? Those websites have a huge database of images,...
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Would you find it nice if I start to make self-answered questions about basic geology?

In principle this is fine, but doing this specifically to populate the site may lead to very odd questions that don't feel natural or really work here. So my advice is "don't try to think about what ...
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Should we ask for the 3 votes to close-reopen feature?

No. There's not enough community members that want this.
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Should We Restrain Book-Reference/Rock-Identification Questions?

This could be implemented as follows: We could have a policy in which people should mark reference requests as community wiki. For community wiki questions, no reputation is earned. If a reference ...
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Removing the "guide for asking rock identification questions" warning from the question review

Right. These can only be edited by staff (see Meta Stack Exchange for details), so once we reach community consensus on the new text, we will ask a community moderator to edit the text accordingly.
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Should We Restrain Book-Reference/Rock-Identification Questions?

Rock identification requests are off topic (as far as I know reference requests are valid). If users start farming points with repetitive softball questions, I would think it would be addressed (...
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Mention gis.stackexchange.com in the gis tag description

I think it's a great idea and can't think of any downsides, as long as it's clear. Selecting tags is part of the process when first composing a question and happens before the question even gets ...
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Would an Ocean Exploration Site be useful?

An overly narrow topic is in general not a good match for Stack Exchange. Ocean exploration certainly falls under the Earth sciences umbrella. Even though the Earth sciences is a rather broad category,...
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Is there any way we can pin "A guide for asking “Identify this rock” questions?" to the main ES page?

@Rob's answer points out something that I think is important: You have asked for a "pin" Jon has suggested a "tag warning" (assuming that the new user adds the correct tag to ...
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Is there any way we can pin "A guide for asking “Identify this rock” questions?" to the main ES page?

There are a few sites where the consensus is to support well-asked (and interesting?) identification questions, so migrating your question to the main Meta site would expose it to a larger audience. A ...
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