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Who will review/accept Tag Wiki excerpts?

Just out of curiosity, would like to know who will review/accept tag wiki/excerpts edits and reputation required to review tag edits.
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Further edits are not allowed until tomorrow?

Today, when I tried to edit my own question I got the below error. Too many edits You have already edited 17 of your own posts today (not including very recent posts). Further edits are not allowed ...
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How does the SE(OpenData) site Graduate from the Beta phase?

How long and how does the StackExchange site Graduate from the Beta phase? Does it depend on the number of visits or the number of questions per day? Can OpenData SE graduate from the beta phase in ...
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Unique badge Icons

Most of the Stack Exchange sites have their own icons for badges. Why don't we have unique icons for badges in our OpenData site?
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How can we help our site and community?

What are the different ways to help the community and the site?
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Why so few people to vote?

I've been discovering OpenData SE and although I kind of like the topic, my impression is that this SE is not doing great. I've been active on a few other SE sites for some time and one can really ...
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SE URI Shortcuts/Codes?

The latest edit to the data-request tag swapped out an example URI with a shortened URI, I'm wondering if this information is available and if there is more information like it. Note: I had to remove ...
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AWS Datasets/AWS Public Datasets

This question's only answer provides a solution that requires registration and has associated costs. Both are anti-open data and should be treated as such, however I know this question will be popular;...
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Science stack exchanges helping other science stack exchanges!

The Physics Meta promotes support for all Science sites on Stack Exchange, in this post. The same meta post is now on several other science SE Meta sites. Open Data SE is one of the sites that has ...
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Tag: Should [mimic-iii] tag be just [healthcare] or [medical] instead?

I expect over time that there will be a proliferation of online databases. There is a Spanish group that is planning on setting up a similar online healthcare database. My question is should we have ...
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Manipulating Data Sets

Hello first time on this stack. I have a general question about where I can find data I can manipulate to just do some data visualization, or even parsing. I am using MS-DOS, Python, and GNUPlot just ...
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Migrating Questions

Looking at this question How to check whether a word is abbreviated or not using Python? and I'm not sure how it got migrated here. Can any site just throw a question to another site? Going through ...
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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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Is this question too vague for the main site?

This sounds vague, because it can have many, many possible answers (I hope), but I will accept any of them. Basically, I want to demo a product to a company in Singapore, which has an eInk display (...
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Is asking for a design 'open data', i.e. on topic?

In this question the OP is looking for designs for school construction. Does that fall in the scope of the site? If it does, it seems people can ask for any digitally stored (not copyrighted) ...
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Adding/improving guidance to the Survey tag

The survey tag currently has no guidance, so it could be interpreted as ambiguous between The type of survey where you ask people questions, which on Wikipedia is called Survey (Human Research), and ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Open Data's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Are data-requests crowding out other questions?

The Open Data Stack Exchange's On Topic document includes these topics within the site scope: where to find any kind of open data specific open data sets software tools related to open data best ...
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Best practices for answering a question with information copied from another website

I recently found a website with an excellent list of open data links. I wanted to provide part of this list as an answer to this question. I copied the relevant portion of the list (including ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Open Data Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on May 20 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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healthcare-finder-api tag

16 unanswered questions with healthcare-finder-api should we reach out to them? I found no email contact, just phone or mail/upload https://www.healthcare.gov/contact-us/ Also found no appropriate ...
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Where to find questions that are being closed on other sites, but would be on-topic here?

I often randomly find questions (on StackOverflow, Statistics, etc) that are getting closed because they ask for data. Since we lack questions, we should monitor these channels and educate askers ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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Integration with Semantic/Web Data Community?

Hi Open Data folks, we were just starting a Semantic Web/Web Data/Open Data community, and struggling with questions of names and scope, when we were pointed to the beta Open Data community here, ...
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Add 'JSON-LD' Tag to 'JSON' Tag

JSON-LD is just another flavor of JSON, and while I do concede it has larger applications in the open data space, at the end of the day, it is still JSON. There are six JSON-LD tags in use at the ...
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Would a dataverse tag be welcome?

Some of us who work on the Dataverse project ( https://dataverse.org ) just had a meeting to discuss how to encourage our community to ask questions, answer questions, and build a knowledge base ...
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How do other government agency's get tags on StackExchange?

Does anyone know the process of requesting tags? Creating an Open Data beta site? Thank you!
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Dot Gov Support

Its been at least two years now that dotgov has hijacked this site for their support. Hijacked is pretty harsh, but this has been a long time coming. From linking directly here from their sites for ...
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Healthcare.gov linking to this site - ask them to update their site?

The US Healthcare Finder API is linking to this site: Have Questions? See if someone has already answered your question here, or ask a new question They use the healthcare-finder-api tag, and the ...
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Inform Open Data Communities for OD stackexchange

Lately, I had several discussions with members from various Open Data communities and I realized that only a few of them are aware for Open Data StackExchange site. I was wondering if there is ...
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Let's migrate 'immigration'

There is an immigration tag, but no emigration or migration. I suggest creating migration and making the other two synonyms. One country's emigration is another country's immigration. Background: ...
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Do We Need a Procurement Tag?

Doing a search for "contract" shows a number of questions where I think 'procurement' adds/provides a better definition: https://opendata.stackexchange.com/search?q=contract However the number is ...
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About Data Requests

Data requests are quite a popular question here and provide a lot of value to the community. That said, quite often I feel like a certain percentage of questions are asked by users that have not tried ...
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Are (RDF) vocabularies/ontologies on-topic?

(As the What topics can I ask about here? help page doesn’t list what is on-topic here, and the answers I found on Meta are rather broad, I’m not sure if, or to which extent, questions of the ...
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'Not open' data (billable data)

I faced an issue which requires me to find a specific type of dataset. The issue is that client for whom we are doing the work are OK with paying for the data they need. Will it be a violation of ...
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Revisiting: Should questions about data visualization be considered on topic?

From a search, it appears the last time this question was posed was four years ago -- since then, data visualization has matured as a field a great deal, with a fledgling ecosystem of open source ...
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What programming questions are on topic?

I see that a recent question about the wundergroud.com API has been deleted (EDIT : was voluntarily removed by its author), probably because it was better suited for StackOverflow. In going through ...
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Should we get rid of the [data-request] tag?

Over half the questions have the data-request tag, and the tag also applies to a lot of questions that don't have the tag. It seems to me that this tag doesn't add much in terms of filtering. What do ...
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How a good data-request question should look

More than half of the questions on OpenData are data-request questions, so I think it is time to think a bit more about: How would the ideal data-request question look like? What are the minimum ...
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Add 'usa' tag to 'collegescorecard' tag?

Since the college score card is a US Department of Education measure it is tempting to add the usa tag to question having the scorecard tag. I have done so a few times already. But since this is a ...
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Editing a Tag's Name, Wondering About US Gov Involvement, Just the Usual

I came across the labor tag for the first time, and I'm of the opinion that its wrong and needs editing. If the Department of Labor wants their own tag, then something more specific that is also ...
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another year, another open data day, another opportunity

Open data day is right around the corner. still a great opportunity to engage/promote/grow this site. if anyone wants to do anything or has some ideas, lets talk about it. If not, I'll just be ...
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Unanswered questions + site analytics

We have quite a few unanswered questions (25%) which doesn't help make it out of Beta phase. https://opendata.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=unanswered In my opinion, some questions don't have ...
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'Can you help' message when logged in

I just start my browser again with Opendata as its start page, click on a question without answers, and see this: Isn't the... Can you help? Open Data Stack Exchange depends on everyone sharing ...
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Create canonical question for sources of weather data?

Barry Carter started the question Sources of weather data "to create a community wiki answer for sources of weather data (both current and historical), since it gets asked so often". Sounds like a ...
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semantic web technology questions should go to a new stackexchange community

To my mind most of the questions about semantic web topics and technologies are off-topic in open data stackexchange. While open data covers topics like: freely available/ open data pools knowledge ...
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answers.semanticweb.com is dead. Should we do something about it?

The Q/A site answers.semanticweb.com had existed forever, it had a huge amount of great questions and answers. Miscontent with the managing company was a factor in the creation of Open Data. The site ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Analytics Question

Looking at recent site analytics (requires 5k reputation, details), and last month shows there were three big sites sending most of the traffic here. Not recognizing hubble.ic.kanazawa-it.ac.jp, I ...