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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 meta-tag: ...
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Please stop posting dummy/spammy 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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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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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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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'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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Using LINE from Python, is it on-topic and how to find existing questions and answer?

I'd like to see if there are existing questions and answers here about the LINE application and a possible Python API for it (e.g. 1, 2, 3) However, searching the site for "LINE" is the same as ...
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Do we want to reduce the number of votes needed to Close/Reopen questions?

Recently Stack Overflow reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen questions from 5 to 3 after a successful experiment to see if it was worth it. The results were that it did improve the rate ...
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2019: 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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