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Understanding Bounties

I've had two answers to feature bounties accepted here very recently, but now I'm puzzled to how they actually work. Both had the "+50" icon next to them, so I assumed the correct answer would get 50 ...
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are webscraping data on topic?

Reviewing the question How to scrape rugby union data from espn.co.uk, should we allow web scraping question. This is a wide topic ranging from: technology used for scraping navigation and selection ...
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What is the “40 minute rule” about?

I tried to post a question on the site, and received a message to the effect, "you can't post anything else until 40 minutes are up." In fact, I hadn't posted anything for three days. (I have two ...
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What should be done about this panama papers data question, now that new data has been released?

Downloading the Panama Papers This question from a month ago ask for a source for the panama papers. The highest voted answer said 'Very little raw data has been released yet'. This changes today,...
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How can I get 20 more reputation?

I put a 100 bounty on this question: Downloading the Panama Papers Unfortunately, I can't comment on the answers given, because I'm now down to 31 reputation (comments require 50). Is it possibly to ...
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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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Turn [file-format] into [data-format]?

There are currently 27 file-format questions. Only four of those questions have the term "file format" in the title, whereas six include the broader term "data format". The way I see it, file-format ...
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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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Difference between tags [medical] and [healthcare]?

healthcare: 36 questions, tag wiki written by me a few weeks ago. medical: 18 questions, no tag wiki. Could an expert please tell us the difference between the two? Or should it be just a single tag?
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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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Shall creating or cloning services from scratch be considered on-topic?

The current FAQ is pretty generic, and doesn't go into much detail about what's off-topic. I just reviewed the following: Movie/song database like IMDB. I would like to flag it for closure as off-...
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Tags Without Any Questions - Relying on Open Data SE for Support

I was checking out the newly released college scorecard data from the department of education[1] and noticed a link entitled "Join the Conversation" that also included the Stack Exchange logo. The ...
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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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Are [geospatial] and [gis] synonyms?

Quoting from Jon's excellent post: … it's none too clear how questions are divided among maps, geospatial, and gis. I suspect they should be synonyms in the context of this site. What is your ...
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Should there be a “best” question about food ingredients?

There are several questions which are similar: List of common foodstuffs/meals? Does any US Government agency (like FDA) publish a list of approved food products and ingredients? Open database of ...
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Is asking questions about a particular data set on-topic?

Is asking questions about a particular data set on-topic on this Stack Exchange? E.g. 3 questions pertaining to the MIMIC data set: What is the exact date when data started to get recorded in MIMIC-...
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Looking for more data sets: write down the ones I am aware of in the question or as answer?

Sometimes I am looking for more data sets, but I am already aware of a few ones satisfying my requirements: shall I write down the ones I am aware of in the question or as answer? I'd tend to write ...
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Data-request: should an answer contain only one data set, or should I concatenate all the data sets in a single answer?

Assume a question is a data request. I am aware of a few one data sets satisfying the request requirement: should I write one answer per data set, or should I concatenate all the data sets in a single ...
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Do we need the “language” tag?

Do we need the "language" tag? I see it's pretty much used as a synonym for the tag nlp.
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Are surveys on-topic?

Is it okay to ask for surveys here? E.g.: I am looking for surveys indicating the percentage of Frenchmen who are in favor of allowing UberPOP in France.
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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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Open Data ads on Stack Exchange

Let's create ads to make Open Data more widely known! Propose your designs below, and also post them on the target networks. Also, please upvote the ads where they are posted: Only ads with more ...
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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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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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Hosting data on datahub.io: “OpenData StackExchange” organization

We recently created an organization on datahub.io: OpenData StackExchange. This was necessary for publishing data sets that are based on discussions here. Anyone can follow, but if you'd like to ...
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The [economics] tag ecosystem

Currently we have the following economy-related tags (please let me know if I forgot any): economics (33 questions, 2 followers) finance (35 questions, 1 follower) business (17 questions, 0 followers)...
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Tag for open data discovery/publicizing resources

I don't have a particular term in mind, but there have been a few questions related to how open data resources are publicized and/or how they are most easily discovered by potential users and I am ...
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Make tag [legislation] a synonym of [law]

legislation: 6 questions law: 14 questions Or is there a subtle difference I don't get?
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Difference between [parsing] and [extracting]?

Currently we have 7 parsing questions (with 8 followers) and 9 extracting questions (with 3 followers). Is there really a difference between these two tags? Or should we merge them instead? If so, ...
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Are [city] and [municipal] synonyms?

Currently we have 27 city and 14 municipal tags. Neither of them has a description. Is there any difference between them, or are they actually synonyms? If we merge them, which one should we keep? ...
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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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Tag synonyms: [us] vs. [usa]

Currently, we have two tags attached to questions related to the United States of America: us and usa We should definitely consolidate them into one tag, because they have exactly the same meaning. ...
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Should we get rid of the [data] tag?

As it currently stands, the 8th most used tag on OpenData.SX is data. In my opinion, this tag is much too broad and should be replaced with narrower, more fitting tags. After all, the whole site is ...
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Questions “Is there data of X” / “Looking for data of X”

I think that for all questions looking for particular data (as opposed to questions e.g. asking for the legal side of data) there should be a tag .g. data-hunt, or at least there should be a good ...
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Misuse of the [database] tag

16 questions use both database and data-request. While these questions are undeniably data requests, I feel like database should not be applied to these questions: A database is an organized ...
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What is this site's tagging philosophy?

As designed: The tags page is an essential map of what your community is, and is not, about. The general outline of Open Data's tag landscape right now: Count TagName Body ...
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Do we really need the “untagged” tag?

Currently, there are 8 questions that are tagged untagged. Those 8 can easily be edited to no longer include the tag untagged, but I would argue that it should be destroyed altogether. I am having a ...
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Let's update our on-topic help page

As some of you have noticed, our initial on-topic help page didn't really do much to define the site scope or explain what we mean by open data. It was time to change this. Please have a look at the ...
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Creating a custom brand for Open Data

Can we improve branding of OpenData? For example, see the screenshot: We are buried with other generic networks. But looks at "Mathematica" and some others - they really stand out. We can create a ...
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If OpenStreetMap did not exist, would it be OK to ask for it as a data-request?

Is it OK to post a open data request for things that either: will never be open data or which would require Wikipedia/OSM class efforts to gather For instance, let's say we are in 2002 and ...
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tag:census vs. us-census

So, I should have posted this before I did it, but I noticed that the application of the census tag was pretty diverse, in a way which wasn't very helpful. The "tag wiki" summary was not very helpful, ...
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How to increase Site Stats?

Looking on the Site Stats, I feel that we do something wrong. Open Data beta is active for approximately 250 days and we are far away from the standards. 259 visits/day: I search for good questions-...
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Is source code on-topic or off-topic?

So images are on-topic. How about source code? I actually have a real-life need to find the source code for some product (which is presumably open source but difficult to find). Often I have to find ...
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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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Posting about data sets

If I learn about a public data set that others might find interesting, how should I let others know? Should I ask a question, such as, "Is anyone looking for outbreak data"?
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Would the example questions on the Open Data proposal be topical in this site?

A few weeks ago, the Open Science proposal finally went to commitment. When the site initially was proposed, Jeanne Holm wrote: It takes a HUGE amount of effort to lift up and get people involved ...
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OpenData Twitter feed: @StackOpenData

The OpenData Twitter account is @StackOpenData. Where can I find more information such as who runs it and how can we improve it? I checked @StackEnglish and @StackGerman and none, including @...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Open Data Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Tag:data-dictionary

The data-dictionary tag has the following description: A data dictionary, or metadata repository, as defined in the IBM Dictionary of Computing, is a "centralized repository of information about ...