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Let's vote! A project to bring some recognition to neglected content

There are currently 25,412 questions on Web Applications that are not closed or deleted. Of those, 3,979 have no answers at all. Worse, I think, is that there are 2,872 questions with answers, none ...
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URL shortener cleanup project

For the most part, URL shorteners should not be used here. Their primary benefit—fitting long URLs into artificially scarce text spaces—is of no use here. The Question and Answer spaces are plenty ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Web Application's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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Let's not waste time trying to close old unanswered zero-score questions

If a question is a month or more old has the score of 0 has no answer there is no need to close it. If you find it's unclear or otherwise unsuitable for the site, just downvote it. With the score ...
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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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Clean up project: Office 365

I draw your attention to the tag office-365. There seems to be a bit of confusion on what this tag is for. Granted, the description isn't great, but that's fairly easily remedied. A goodly number of ...
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Let's clean up some OS tags

This is Web Apps. Web Apps, by and large, shouldn't care about what a user's underlying operating system is. Still, we have a bunch of questions that are tagged with operating system names. linux x15 ...
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We need a canonical “how do I add/modifyremove tags in my Tumblr theme” question

It seems to me that an awfully large percentage of questions about Tumblr are people trying to customize how or if tags appear in their posts. To wit: Deleted https://webapps.stackexchange.com/...
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Where are all of these Office 365 questions coming from?

It seems that in the last week, there's been quite an increase in the number of questions about Microsoft Office 365 products. (Excel Online, Outlook on the Web, etc.) Don't get me wrong; I think it'...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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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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How to write a tag wiki

There needs to be a guideline of what's the recommended way on Web Applications to write a tag wiki. Feel free to use this post as a starting discussion and eventual future FAQ for WebApps tag wiki ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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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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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled here

See: Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere Previously, users whose posts here were generally not well received may have received warnings about them, but were never in danger ...
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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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The “new” Top Bar is now active on Web Apps

From New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow for several months is coming soon to the Stack Exchange ...
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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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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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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Overlapping [export]/[data-liberation]/[migrate-data]/[migration] tags

I draw your attention to the following tags (numbers are of Open Qs): data-liberation x42 migrate-data x35 export x93 migration x20 These would seem to cover virtually the same thing. migration has ...
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Please consider merging [facebook-chat] & [facebook-messages]

If you have enough reputation, please suggest facebook-chat & facebook-messages as synonymous. That is (keep in mind those tags have no descriptions), unless the former means the pop up version ...
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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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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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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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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 ...