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Can something like “Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop?” be on-topic?

I want to ask something along the lines of Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop? Is there any way to avoid this; register as a new user of ...
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What question should be used (or set) as the canonical question for questions about split/transpose column values?

We have "yet another" question about "data transformation" in google-sheets that is about having a column filled with values separated by a character that should be split & transposed while ...
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34k views in less than a day? That's unprecedented

It also looks like a campaign to advance an agenda. To wit, this question: Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is? At first glance, the question seems reasonable, even if a question about a domain ...
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Reputation how to get Stackexchange vote rights

I want to upvote the second answer as it is better Turning Google Timeline into a travel map but for some reason new users or anyone with low reputation (But who has been using stackoverflow for 10 ...
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What we should do with formula-screenshot only answers?

In the last year we got a lot of answers that include only a formula and a screenshot to google-sheets questions. I just found an answer to FILTER(condition OR condition) syntax? that include two ...
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Feedback request - What are your thoughts on three-vote closure?

As in prior tests, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all about the impact of three-vote closure on your experience here Web Applications. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an ...
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Web Applications isn't for bad questions about app development and Super User either

Hopefully this will reach the eyes of one of ours community members that are voting to migrate to Super User "bad" questions about programming / developing apps. Recent cases Warning: Angular 6+ ...
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How do I delete my profile?

How do I delete my profile so I don't exist on this website please? I've tried everything I can think of but by signing in with my Google account in error thinking it was something else.
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Cancelling election - let's try something else? Testing three-vote question closure

UPDATE: Thanks for participating in this test! I'll look at the info and see how it went. In the interim, if you have any feedback you'd like to give, there's a place for that here: Feedback ...
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2019 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination period for the 2019 election was scheduled to end in 15 minutes. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than there ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Fixed Opening 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 ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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Please remind people that questions and answers must contain the data

Questions and answers often contain links to Google sheets but miss the data in the question. Perfect example for both Q and A*: Splitting the contents of a comma separated cell into new rows Can we ...
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2019 Moderator Election - why?

I know we haven't had a moderator election here in a while (6 years!), but why now? I don't get the impression that the current workload is too much for the current crop of moderators. Is someone ...
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2019 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 is scheduled for an election next week, August 5th....
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What is in common between [commons] and [mediawiki-commons]?

They have a lot in common, indeed they are about the exact same website: commons mediawiki-commons Following common sense, we should merge them or make a synonym or other things we commonly do in ...
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

My question concerning the use of two features in Google Inbox has been put on hold, motivation being: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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What are the criteria for 'some of your questions have not been well received' warnings?

Similar question to this one: Why am I in danger of being blocked? I was actually blocked for some months. During that time I spent several hours going through my questions, my answers, trying to ...
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A regular user failed to flag a question that was duplicated a week ago

I have been unfairly treated. I spent an hour of my time to do research to answer this question, so I even missed the lecture I had that morning, because I wanted to sort this out and give a thorough ...
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Are primarily security questions about Google accounts on-topic?

WebApps.SE ostensibly replaces Google support forums, such as the Google Photos Help Centre and the Google Drive forum. Stack Exchange is preferable, because answers are better quality (due to ...
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Weird answer edit revertable?

I edited this answer and then @jonsca edited my edit by removing a section. As can be seen at https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/9781/revisions , he removed: . Also, note: You cannot use more ...
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Shoutout to this community for its good work!

I didn't do my part and asked a good question on the wrong subsite of StackExchange; it belonged to Android Enthusiasts. Somebody migrated the post, I think a user named Alex, who was the user with ...
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Are questions regarding versioning software functionality on-topic here?

Take this question for instance. In my opinion is not about the web interface functionality, but about how versioning software works, so it should be closed. Should these questions be left open? Or ...
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Specification of “Facebook Safety Check/Crisis Response” being about the featured *Notification* [closed]

For about wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook_Safety_Check working through the question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/103217/will-facebook-safety-check-work-if-my-account-is-stuck-at-a-...
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Please stop posting dummy comments on Google-Fu (this site “main” chat room)

According to this answer to Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. It looks that the ...
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Do we need a close reason for questions asking about proprietary/non-public information or policies?

We get a fair number of questions that are similar to Email Taken and also not found on Instagram (not picking on any one user in particular, the question just happened to be at my fingertips). I'm ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why is this question bad?

What make messages to Facebook page not delivered? This question has 2 downvotes. I know only the voters know why they think it's bad, but if you are a voter, then why is that? I think the only ...
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Is it OK to revise an answer by adding answerer's social/professional profile without his/her consent?

There are two answers* which have been revised, where the editor has added a Disclaimer on behalf of the answerer, by adding his LinkedIn profile link. And these edits have been approved. I just want ...
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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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Is “Un-stick sticky search bar (like on YouTube or Facebook)” a canonical question?

I have an issue with Google's recently introduced sticky search bar in its search portal. I find it annoying because it is useless to me and takes away my precious screen real estate. I looked for ...
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Is my question off-topic?

This question, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: Can I use Instagram, the mobile app, from PC? Not run the app on PC, no no no, can you use Instagram from ...
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Two good answers, so how do I select one to accept?

I have a question about my Web Applications Stack Exchange post: Make Startpage search results page bold or highlight keywords used One answerer tells me exactly what is happening about the startpage,...
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Emphasizing that questions about Stack Exchange are off-topic here, even though logically they on-topic

The question How to hide the welcome back message on Stack Exchange? was asked because I assumed modifying a website was perfectly suited Web Applications (Stack Exchange network is a subset of the ...
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Should we synomyze [google-play] and [google-play-store] or burninate [google-play]?

Currently we have google-play 4 questions, 5 watchers google-play-store 28 questions, 1 watcher They look to be about the same. Since google-play has more watchers than google-play-store what will ...
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I tried to post a comment to an answer, but I got Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes. How do I get around this?

Sorry, Stack Exchange, but some people type slow and might need more than 5 minutes to type out a comment. How can I post a comment to an answer to my question, for clarification, if the site's policy ...
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Are questions about Google Assistant actions on topic?

I had a question where I'm facing problems with IFTTT integration of Google Assistant and Trello. Though it feels very much on-topic, I can't find any google-assistant tags and Google Assistant isn't ...
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Web Application's updated site theme is live for everyone!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Is Web Applications still the best stop for bookmarklets?

Recently, there have been some bookmarklet questions on Web Apps (both of the most recent posts were pertaining to employing bookmarklets on Stack Exchange sites, but let's hold that aside for a ...
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Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be “web applications”?

Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be "web applications"? The current help page is pretty vague, it just defines a "web application" as "a website which behaves ...
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Improve questions that are off-topic?

I was looking at the suggested edits, and came across this edit suggestion, about this question. The question is off-topic, since it's about a browser, and more likely to be on-topic on superuser, if ...
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“File is in owner's trash”

On the last days I found some google-sheets questions that have a link to demo spreadsheets that were moved to the owners' trash. The textual message shown when opening any of these spreadsheets is: ...
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Suggestions off-topic?

For this question, How do I download a YouTube video? How is it not closed? Essentially it amounts to, What software can I use to download a YouTube video? Every answer is for a different piece ...
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How this (migrated) question is related to the site?

I just came across a question [1] that was migrated here from superuser. It seems that this question is more about an upgrade of Moodle that encountered problems, rather than a problem with a web ...
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Question related to constraints & limitations of Amazon accounts across regions?

Please highlight how this is too broad and/ or could be made to go your way. I've pointed to such issues with Apple App Store ID's and accounts and widely written about issues with them. There's many ...
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Clarifications on rejected edits

I'd like to understand why two edits I made were rejected to understand better when, what and how to edit. Added to an answer a clarification from one of the comments to that answer What should be ...
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Should general WhatsApp questions be allowed?

Sometimes there are questions about WhatsApp, that are not actually related to the web application, like WhatsApp group with hidden numbers?. The thing is, that on WhatsApp, the app is exclusively ...
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Where are users getting the impression that we are Gmail's help portal from?

Probably at least once a day, we have users coming to the site and creating posts about forgotten Gmail passwords, trouble with logging in, etc. Anecdotally, many of these posts seem to be written ...
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How to treat questions that are non-relevant anymore?

I was looking at old questions, to find some questions without answers that it's worth answering, and I came across this question: YouTube videos embedded in Facebook are not playing when in HTTPS. ...
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Can you add “identify-this-video “?

I’m asking this because, I have seen a video from YouTube and I need someone to identify it and tell from where was this video taken from. And I’m having problems with finding this. Can you please ad ...