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AWS will be sponsoring Web Applications

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Web Applications starting on July 22, through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where ...
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Why there is no one answering my question here?

Idk why still not answering by everyone but i really need help for that. How to make my profile picture in Facebook private that can't be commented and liked by my friends? They still unanwered ...
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I asked for indication of sites/webtools and I am at risk of being blocked, where should I ask this type of question?

To be clearer, let's assume that I'm looking for a Cloud where I would simply upload the Python code and I can already create a Trigger every 5 minutes and let it run forever. And I want to ask for ...
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Why "How to filter messages with specific emoji in the subject in Gmail?" is a duplicate of question asking how to detect any animated emoji?

I asked How to filter messages with specific emoji in the subject in Gmail? which got closed as duplicate of far wider How to filter messages with animated emoji in the subject in Gmail? The supposed ...
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Was the tag "Upwork" removed, and if so, why?

I saw that the question Why can't I see some of the job postings of some members of my Upwork team? is untagged. I'm guessing it used to have the upwork tag but I could be wrong. Was the tag "...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can someone help me to make my question more focused?

My question has been closed because it is considered not focused. I'd like to know if, for old Gmail accounts, there could be the possibility of name conflicts and I provide some sources and factual ...
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Why was the question “How can I download the form field data for several forms at once in Adobe Sign?” closed by 1 mod as “details or clarity”?

1 mod closed the question How can I download the form field data for several forms at once in Adobe Sign? as "details or clarity". No comments were left. What's unclear or which detail ...
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Can someone please give my stale pending edit some love?

Not sure why, but this (months?-old) edit is still awaiting review. A picture is worth a thousand words I hear. TIA.
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Very few views on my question?

My question (How can I have Desmos trace a point's path) has been getting very few views, despite being up for a while. Is there something in it that's turning people away?
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Why do we have the [webapp-rec] tag when it is off-topic?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/webapp-rec The tag description reads Web app recommendations are OFF-TOPIC on Web Applications Stack Exchange, but might be on-topic for Software ...
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I can't answer a Stack Exchange question

I tried to answer a question where Gmail thinks someone is trying to access your account. The question mentions the person has VPN. But Stack Exchange prevents me giving an answer as I don't have 50 ...
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How to review this "low quality" answer?

This perhaps feels more like a general Stack Exchange "problem", but anyway... How do I review the following answer that was flagged as "low quality" - it doesn't seem possible to &...
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Why does [tag:filter] say "DO NOT USE THIS TAG"?

Tag filter begins with "DO NOT USE THIS TAG", but it has a useful description and 77 associated questions that do use it. Tag filters has no description and no questions. I don't have any ...
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All 50 latest questions have score 0 or -1. Why do questions have such low scores on this Stack Exchange website?

All 50 latest questions have score 0 or -1 (mirror on web.archive.org): Questions with score of 0: 36 Questions with score of -1: 14 Why do questions have such low scores on this Stack Exchange ...
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Why was the question “Show email next to name in Gmail?” closed by 1 mod as “details or clarity”?

1 mod closed Show email next to name in Gmail? as "details or clarity". The only comment left by the mod is: Please show what you tried and add a brief description of your search efforts ...
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Why was the question "How can I prevent Outlook from automatically placing some emails in the junk folder?" closed as "details or clarity"?

1 mod closed How can I prevent the Microsoft Outlook web interface from automatically placing some emails in the junk folder? as "details or clarity". No comments were left. What's unclear ...
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Answers to my question

I asked this question a few days back, but I never received an answer. After that, I also placed a bounty on this question, yet I have not received an answer. I cannot understand why I am not getting ...
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What to do with questions about unpivot / flattening data using Google Sheets?

We have several questions about passing data from a double entry table to a simple table shape. By double entry table I'm referring to something like this Item January February March Chair 20 15 18 ...
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How do I get enough reputation to reply to answers in Web Applications Stack Exchange?

See Title. I throw myself at the mercy of the internet. Are humans generally good?
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Is there a good reason why new users are not allowed to create new tags?

I submitted this to the Help Center before I realized that this meta forum existed. Oops sorry about that. I was just trying to contribute a question and answer to this SE instance regarding an ...
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Would a question asking for making a website's text content distraction/clutter free be on-topic?

I have a self-answerable question wherein I want to share how an article on Medium.com can be read without any clutter at the top, bottom, and in the sides. I wrote a userscript for removing bells and ...
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Rename "pivot" to "google-sheets-query-pivot" or at least "query-pivot"

All questions that link to pivot refer to the pivot functionality within google-sheets-query. I've submitted usage guidance to it which will hopefully get approved. Due to (currently) having no usage ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why asking to point to examples of sample code is off-topic in Web Applications?

I am actually unsure about the reason why it is closed — in any case, I do not understand how the "being a question about developing a web application" applies here: the forum is about web ...
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

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 ...
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Must the OP specify whether they are using the web version of the product of interest in their question?

I read on https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4789/18147: By the other hand in the case of Slack, as it happens with a lot of "software as a service", it has multiple apps for ...
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Why was this question asking how to view all the messages one posted in a Slack channel closed by 1 mod?

The question How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? was closed. It was posted over two years and a half ago, attracted 12,000 views, 24 upvotes and not a single downvote. Why ...
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Rename [g-suite-administrator] to [google-workspace-administrator] or [google-workspace-admin-help]

Please rename g-suite-administrator to google-workspace-administrator or google-workspace-admin-help.
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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 "...
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Rename [g-suite] to [google-workspace]

Google has rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace. Please rename g-suite to google-workspace.
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Why is the Text-Formatting tag actively discouraged?

I recently submitted a question on ruler lines in Google Docs. One of the tags I thought appropriate was text-formatting. But the tag description starts, "Do NOT use this tag" then ...
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Why do I get a: This question doesn't meet our quality standards?

Why do I get a message every time I try to create a question? Can you be more specific?
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Why was this question on searching for a string across an entire overleaf project closed?

The question: I have a project in Overleaf containing several latex files. How can I search for a string across all files of a project in Overleaf? was closed by 1 mod. The comment left by the mod ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Web Applications's fifth 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 volunteering, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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2020 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. WebApps is scheduled for an election next week, 26 October. In ...
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Why is this question about Google Docs closed?

This question was closed: Google Docs shared link requires login to edit document The closure text says: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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Election check-in - Who's interested in stepping up to help being a moderator here?

Web Apps last had an election just a year ago which ended with insufficient moderators. At the time, I opted to try out three-vote closure/reopening here rather than running the election again. Right ...
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Use the current tags about categories of web applications as "default" tags for "untagged" questions

This is pointed to the Web Application members that review first posts and participated on tag cleaning efforts. When a tag used on a single question reach certain age it is automatically deleted and ...
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Can we add "Do not use" to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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Decision process regarding Greasemonkey scripts

The page "What topics can I ask about here?" mentions "Greasemonkey scripts". My question: Is there some publicly available information about the decision process of mentioning &...
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What's the purpose of this community again...?

I'm always confounded at how a site that tries to be as inclusive and easy to use as the Stack Exchange network, can be so unintuitive in something as simple as explaining the basic purpose of a ...
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Make (wayback-machine) a synonym of (archive.org)

At the moment, there are two separated tags on this site wayback-machine and archive.org. The latter is an older tag. It has 29 questions at the moment. and it also has a tag-excerpt and a tag-wiki. ...
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What to do with Google Chat?

We have google-hangouts for questions about https://hangouts.google.com google-hangouts-chat for questions about https://chat.google.com Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be ...
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Is it OK to ask about rules of web applications?

Is it appropriate to ask about usage rules of web applications? For example "I posted the lyrics of a song as a comment to that song on YouTube and my account got locked without reference to which ...
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Anyone interested in collaborate to build a "How to ask a question about [google-sheets]" guide/faq?

Nowadays google-sheets is the tag with the higher number of questions in Web Applications. Unfortunately people answering questions are, IMHO, very few. Besides of the different reasons that we could ...
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Please help reviewing suggested edits!

I'm trying to help this site by regularly reviewing First Posts and Late Answers, but this has become somewhat complicated as of late. Most of the time I'd like to edit the post to fix some grammar or ...
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Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?

ale and ChrisF closed Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?. This question needs details or clarity. What "details or clarity" you need?
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