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Request

Replace Google by Google Search in https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic because this could eventually help the reduce the use of when should be used .

Details

As is

If your question generally covers …

  • Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application

To be

If your question generally covers …

  • Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google Search, or any other website which behaves like an application
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I agree with this suggestion, although perhaps Google Search isn't the best example app to use. Not all questions about Google Search are on topic, such as those about search engine optimization.

I suggest something else. Some possible options:

  • Yahoo! Mail
  • Trello
  • Google Maps
  • Bing
  • YouTube
  • Outlook.com
  • Draw.io

in addition to the already listed "Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, ..."

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    Favouring Trello or YouTube since Gmail covers the "web email" bloc – Eight Days of Malaise Jul 25 '15 at 19:46
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    @Eight: Seems reasonable to me, although I think we should be cautious about Google being overrepresented. – ale Jul 25 '15 at 19:54
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    I vote for using Trello for replacing "Google" or just, remove "Google" as three examples could be considered enough. – Rubén Jul 28 '15 at 14:30
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I don't really agree with doing this, although I understand your reasoning behind it.

There are many different types of questions that can be asked regarding Google services, should we list them all out in the on-topic section? e.g. Google Search, Google Apps, Google For Work, Google Docs etc?

Unless the community has a strong opinion on implementing this change, I'd be inclined to leave it as it is.

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    What about instead of replacing "Google" by "Google Search" replace "Google" by any other non Google web app in the top of webapps.stackexchange.com/tags like "Trello", "Cognito-Forms", "Github", "Tumblr", "Dropbox" or even simpler just remove "Google" as three examples should be enough? – Rubén Jul 23 '15 at 11:46

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