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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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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What do we do with answers that are outdated?

Due to the transient nature of web application features, many of the answers on WebApps can quickly become outdated. Example 1 Part of accepted answer no longer applies: How to send email with ...
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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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Let's clean up some meta tags

First, let's look at the advice from What are tags, and how should I use them? Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a ...
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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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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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False grounds for “on hold”

Anyone concerned about questions being put on hold on false grounds, see this example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/99849/is-free-google-app-engine-as-slow-for-everyone-else-too
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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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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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Google-Fu chat room frozen

This is the first time I've seen the Google-Fu chat room frozen: Can't we keep the Google-Fu chat room permanently active? If not, I want it to be. I'm in this chat room, if you want to chat: http:...
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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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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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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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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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Do we need a canonical “How can I recover my Facebook account” question/answer?

We've been getting a fair number of "I can't get into my Facebook account" questions that are generally pretty poor. We could use a canonical question and answer for recovering a Facebook account ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this site really the right place for Amazon Web Services?

We have a number of questions tagged with amazon-web-services, amazon-ec2, and/or amazon-s3. Is this really the best site for these questions? Okay, granted, AWS makes it really easy to spin up and ...
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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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Should questions about Google Apps Scripts be allowed on WebApps?

Should Google Apps Script question really be allowed on Web Apps? It may be a web application, but the questions relating to it usually always relate to a code question which does not seem suited for ...
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How do we promote knowledgeable people to answer questions here on Web Applications

On the 18th of July 2012, I asked my first question on Stack Overflow. The Google Developer Relations Team had announced that Stack Overflow would be the place for Google Apps Script questions. There ...
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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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Do we need to extend the [importxml] wiki?

Recently a clean-up project was started related to importxml and importhtml. Rightnow the importxml wiki includes a quotation of the official help article which only describes the syntax and point ...
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Let's vote! A project to bring some recognition to neglected content

There are currently 21,622 questions on Web Applications that are not closed or deleted. Of those, 3,246 have no answers at all. Worse, I think, is that there are 1,363 questions with answers, none ...
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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 ...
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Add importxml and importhtml tags

We have a ton of questions regarding the ImportXML or ImportHTML functions in Google Sheets. It would be useful if they were easier to find, especially as a lot of them are quite similar and those ...
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Do we need a canonical “I have forgotten my Google username and/or Password” answer?

From time to time there are questions from people who have forgotten their Google username, password or both. It is certainly OK to just add a comment with a link to the Account Recovery Form, but ...
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My question is on-topic here, isn't it?

I posted the following question yesterday: Automatically fill From: field and add today's date in email's body, with Gmail Canned Responses I was initially unsure if this would fit WA or SU, ...
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Migrated question from SU about Google Calendar rejection “is wrong” (IMHO of course)

The question How can I embed a Google calendar with Material Design? originally was posted on SU then migrated to Web Applications the rejected with the following reason: This question appears to ...
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New tag for Amazon Alexa voice integration

Should there be a tag created for questions about integrating Alexa skills with various web apps (Google Docs, calendars, etc.)? The current alexa tag refers to the Alexa.com marketing site (also ...
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Burninate [limit]?

I draw your attention to the limit tag. This seems to be a perfect definition of a meta tag. It's currently on 43 questions. The tag excerpt reads: For questions where upper or lower restrictions ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...