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2022: 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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Should GPT / ChatGPT generated answers be banned?

Today several answers were flagged for mod attention in the Web Applications as being generated by GPT / ChatGPT. Due to the date that these posts were posted it's fair to assume that they were ...
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CAPTCHA image nominations [closed]

Post your suggestions for the final CAPTCHA image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. I suppose it should be a robot themed image. Vote ...
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What kind of questions about Google Drive can I ask on StackExchange?

It looks like I asked one question on 3rd January 2023, and the question. And then, I have tried editing my question and none of my edits worked. I feel that I have to ask some Web Apps question about ...
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Site Logo / Style Proposals

Please post as answers below, your proposals for a logo and color scheme for WebApps. Note: you must have a copy of the logo in a vector format. However, you may post a PNG or JPG below as a preview. ...
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Rename [google-data-studio] to [looker-studio]

google-data-studio and google-data-studio-charts should be renamed (and then be recreated as synonymous) to looker-studio and looker-studio-charts, since 3 months ago it changed its name.
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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 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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Why answer sorting is off on this question

Question: Google Sheets execute script only in certain range on certain sheet It opens with sorted by "Highest score (default)": but, answers are not arranged by highest score, see ...
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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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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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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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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 "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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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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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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The Web Application Nursery

So, The Web Application Graveyard is a little depressing. All those good apps that are no longer around. Worse, all that helpful content here that no longer has any use and is cluttering up the place. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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What [javascript] questions are on-topic?

I've tweaked the tag guidance and description of the javascript tag to try to make it more clear that more than likely the question our visitor is about to ask is off-topic here. As you can see, a ...
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The Tour appears to give contradictory advice about browser questions

The tour instructs new users: Ask about... Browsers and their features relating to the use of a web application (Greasemonkey scripts for a web application, etc.) and later Don't ask about... ...
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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 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 & ...
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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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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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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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Questions untaggable for low-rep users

What can be done about tagging for low-rep users? I had a question about xero, and wasn't able to tag it appropriately, or use a "retag-this-please" style tag (anime stack exchange has one IIRC).
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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