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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

October 30th, 2023 As we are not seeing anything that needs to be debated at this point in time. I am going to accept the answer I proposed to the community. Of course, this policy doesn't need to be ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Web Applications Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

Please see As of today, April 2023, what do we understad that it's our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate? Overview Please bear with me. This post ...
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Do the moderators plan to close most questions on this site?

A mod has decided that showing research in a question is now a requirement. The requirement is retroactive. However most questions on this site do not show research. Do the moderators plan to close ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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What part of the question "How do I schedule a comment on Reddit?" needs details or clarity?

This Sept. 2022 question was closed unilaterally by a mod on 2023-01-26 as “needs details or clarity”: How do I schedule a comment on Reddit? — no comments were left to explain what details or clarity ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Why was our site's 13-year-old, very first question closed by a moderator 4 days ago as "needs details or clarity" without a clear explanation?

Web Applications Stack Exchange's very first question "How do I delete my Facebook account?" was posted more than 13 years ago: I don't trust Facebook's new privacy settings and have ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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1 answer
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What can I do if my questions are getting closed by 1 mod as "needs details or clarity" but no comments are given as to what is unclear?

I have used this website for years and this is the first time I have this issue: One moderator is either closing or downvoting my most recent questions. The reason given for the closings is "...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

I noticed this question from November 2018: Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window? which received a lot of positive feedback (+31 votes, 52k views), was unilaterally closed by a moderator on ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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As of today, May 2023, who do we understand that is our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate?

Preface Please forget about what I said in Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help, and let's start from scratch. In this post, I'm trying to ...
Rubén - Volunteer Moderator -'s user avatar
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2 answers
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Reopen "What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps?"

The question What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps? was closed, but I don't see a reason why it should stay that way. While it may have been unclear in its first revision, I edited to make ...
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How are we supposed to show one's research when posting a question?

A mod has decided, against the community, that showing research in a question is now a requirement. How are we supposed to show one's research when posting a question? Example: How can I view the ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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2023 Moderator Election candidates: What's your approach to moderation in the face of community disagreement? Will you prioritize community consensus?

(This post is for the candidates who are running for the 2023 Web Applications SE Community Moderator Election.) As you may already know, there have been a number of recent meta posts on Web Apps SE ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE? [closed]

I am confused about whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. Requirement means that if the OP doesn't show research, then the question must be closed. One of my ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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2 answers
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Why was my question on listing all mails in Outlook closed by a moderator as "needs details or clarity"?

My question How can I see all mails in the Microsoft Outlook web interface (OWA)? (mirror) was closed by a moderator. I chatted with the moderator regarding the closure and I believe the moderator ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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2 answers
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What shall I add in this question on Slack to have it reopened?

The question How can I view the channels that I have been added to recently on Slack? was closed because it doesn't show research. It is now deleted due to Roomba. What should I say in the question to ...
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