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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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500 questions :)

This question is just to congratulate this community for the first of many 500 questions :-) Despite this awesomeness. We should worry about the Area51 metrics: 1.1 questions per day | ...
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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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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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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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What Entities Are Using This Site for Their Q&A

I was told in one question that healthcare.gov is directing their q&a here. To that I have two questions: a) What groups are doing this? b) How much of this is just them dumping the job here and ...
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How to handle the same answer for multiple questions?

Many inquiries for specific datasets seem to be in regards to datasets lost to linkrot. I've answered a couple simply by finding them in the wayback machine; so my question is: do I continue to answer ...
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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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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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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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If [crime] is OK, should we get rid of [police]?

crime: 12 questions police: 7 questions Including 3 questions with both. Can crime and police co-exist?
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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, ...
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Open Data Day Involvement/Promotion

This weekend is Open Data Day 2016, with events convening globally. Hopefully many participants will be able to utilize ODSE, I'm sure some will. How can user involvement be encouraged and maximized? ...
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Best Policies for Low Quality Posts

Just reviewed a post that was flagged as low quality, indeed it was not a good post. From that observation I went to take action and got confused, and now find myself here asking this question. There ...
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Open data versus public data

I put up a question, not intending it to be provocative for the group, asking people's understanding of the difference between open data and public data. I think the difference is material and ...
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Remove the tag “big-data”?

We have a big-data tag with this description: Big data is one or more datasets that together are so large or complex as to require non-traditional techniques to understand. The tagged questions ...
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Potential Source for data-request related questions

A lot of the data-request questions seems to be from researcher/academic dataset. Academic Torrents is a platform to share research related datasets and papers through a peer-to-peer network. I know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Contacting User Regarding Deleted Question

I nominated a question for closing as being off-topic, and the user commented, asking which se site was the best place to ask the question, and then deleted the question. I didn't want to vote to ...
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Rename [healthcare-finder] to [healthcare-finder-api]

There are currently 6 questions tagged both healthcare-finder and api — and I'm sure there are more to come. I see two problems: The official name seems to be HealthCare Finder API Most healthcare-...
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New script: Questions needing attention

You have already scrolled the Questions page twice, and still looking for other questions to answer? This script is made for you! http://data.stackexchange.com/opendata/query/285084/questions-needing-...
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Discussion about API Guide

I've created an API guide, similar to "A Python guide for open data file formats". I'd be happy to discuss how to shape meaningful answers, as well as the phrasing of the question. I look forward to ...
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real-time suggestions for text, title, and tagging conventions on “where can I find data on …” questions?

I am not sure how feasible it would be, but I am now reposting the idea as a "feature-request" Answers to a previous question, Questions "Is there data of X" / "Looking for data of X&...
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Polysemous & ambigous terms

I've been working on maintaining a "Vocabulary for Scientific Data Systems" for a few years (one of these days I'll have enough free time to clean it up and publish, but I want to get it in SKOS w/ ...