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Should social media be on topic?

I came across this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19013/is-it-okay-to-modify-a-quote-you-are-re-tweeting-if-its-too-long today. Though, it deals with the usage of an app (...
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How to deal with MediaWiki questions

While digging through [mediawiki] I noticed some questions which are about using some specific wiki (such as Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added? which I don't think ...
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Would MediaWiki sites like Wiktionary be considered web apps for the purposes of this site?

I would like to ask some questions about Wiktionary, the dictionary sister site of Wikipedia, running on MediaWiki. But only if it's considered on-topic here since they're not very Web 2.0 compared to ...
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Mystified by post closing

I don't understand why webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/18392 was closed. The canned explanation given ("We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; ...
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Are API questions on topic or off topic?

I sent someone over here from Stack Overflow to ask this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/8965/whats-the-reliability-of-google-chart-api-service-closed First off, I'm sorry. I'...
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Is this site not running as well as it deserves?

I noticed a relatively new user posted this in a question about the performance of this site. When asking How does one prevent Facebook from automatically combining uploaded photos in the timeline?, ...
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Automated edit filter is too coarse and also condescending

This question has a basic and silly grammatical error - it uses "it's" instead of the correct "its". Now I'm happy to fix it, and I did, but oops: We welcome all constructive edits, but please make ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

This question on WebApps has been voted off-topic and closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/17668/how-do-you-save-a-draft-of-a-published-article-in-joomla I can't see any explanation. ...
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Proposal to move all poll questions to one big thread

I believe that "list of X" questions though as valuable as the OP intended to make it, still allows one line answers that require further research work by the community. To deal with this, I propose ...
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Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions?

I'm referring to this question where one of the solution is a non web-based app. Do we want that or should we only answer with web-based solutions even if there are better apps out there?
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Can we ask any kind of wiki question here?

I have created my own Area 51 proposal especially dedicated to wikis, but looking at this site it looks obsolete. Can we ask any wiki question here? If so I can close mine down and redirect traffic ...
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Should *free* alternatives be on-topic?

If a web-app fully satisfies the poster, should being free be an actual qualifier for an alternative? It would not make sense (in the perspective of the priced web-app) for there to be something out ...
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Should <identify-this-app> style questions still remain on topic ?

These questions introduce short answers (sometimes only a link). They cannot be asked to be improved in clarity since the OP does not remember everything about the application. Though there are cases ...
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Community Promotion Ads for 2011

When will the webapps community be able to promote Web Applications for new visitors to the site ?
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Webapps Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 of … https://webapps.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package shortly: ...
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Questions about digital “life” after death

I have a series of questions revolving around the central idea of what happens with or what to do with ones digital assets after death. These questions are much broader than Web Apps, however with ...
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Should we be concerned about possible copyright infringement?

This is my first visit to Web Applications, although I've been using the other SE sites for some time. I left some comments on this question. It kind of escalated. Did I overreact and overstep the ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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What does voting mean and why is it important?

Now that we have graduated out of beta status, the rep requirement levels have bumped up to that of a normal site. This is expected, and a good thing. However, our users' rep levels are not high ...
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Unanswered questions

There seems to be a lot of questions that have been answered but have not been accepted. Is it worth adding a comment to these questions requesting the OP chooses an answer to accept (providing the ...
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How to deal with "How do I do <X action> in <Y webapp>, where there is no way to perform X?

The No Answers section of the unanswered tab seems to have a lot of questions where people are trying to figure out how to perform a certain action in a given webapp. If this can't be done, and there'...
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What's vague about this Question?

I'm here referring to a Question that asks for equivalents of Disqus. What's so vague about it to justify it getting closed?
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Tackling the List Problem in Detail

Previous Discussions: Detailed List questions and CW “What are some sites?” or “Let's make a list of X!” type questions Are questions about finding sites to get free on topic ? Short, Opinionated ...
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What's the difference between a website and a web app?

First order of business: this is for the FAQ. How would you define the difference between a "website" and a "web application?" What makes a site a "web app?" We're going to need a clear, concise ...
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Is the [web-apps] tag partially redundant?

See also: Do we really need online in tags on a Web Applications site Okay, on my general tag browsing tonight I've noticed a few questions which are being tagged with [web-apps]. While there are a ...
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Show only Web Application Chat rooms in the sidebar

I think it is better to show only Chat Rooms related to Web Application to the Web Application Chat Widget. Now it is showing all Chatrooms from http://chat.stackexchange.com/. Visitors may confused ...
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How do I appeal the marking of a question as a duplicate?

My question here: Is there a way to retrieve/search through old facebook chat messages? appears to have been erroneously marked as duplicate. The answers in the linked question, do not cover what I ...
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Webapps.stackexchange.com versus Nothingtoinstall.com

Related StackOverflow Blog post: Domain Names: The Wrong Question Nothing to Install is a fine name, probably one of the best in the network. Yet, it's confusing to have half the people talking about ...
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Moderator nominations [closed]

Should we be selecting moderators for the site? Given Jeff's answer I hereby open up this question for moderator nominations. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's ...
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, The wait is over! As you can see the new design has been applied and nothingtoinstall.com is live. I'd like to address a few issues. captcha image There were a few suggestions from the ...
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How to deal with Staff of webapp <X> ?

It sounds like staff/support/founders may come in as new users when they see their product mentioned. As a new user, there is not enough reputation to comment. So in some cases I see answers given ...
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What guidelines exist for members discussing sites they run or work on?

What is the policy for members who run webapps, particularly regarding questions tagged webapp-rec? Are disclaimers required or suggested? Can those members work on the relevant wiki tags? For ...
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Nix “is site X down/working/slow” messages

This question is a perfect example of the kind of question we don't want on WebApps. Can you imagine how many of these we're going to get every time the intertubes have a hiccup? Nothing against the ...
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What experts/evangelists are there in the Web Applications area that we can reach out to for promotion?

In order to continue to grow the site, we need to work on promoting the site. It isn't something that is just going to happen, we need to be proactive about this. There are several ways to do this, ...
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What conferences and events could WebApps.SE have a presence at?

In order to continue to grow the site, we need to work on promoting the site. It isn't something that is just going to happen, we need to be proactive about this. There are several ways to do this, ...
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[apple] tag redundant?

To me, it seems like the [apple] tag is redundant. What do you guys think?
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Design Ideas for Web Applications Site (updated with screenshots)

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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How to handle off-topic questions

When encountering an off-topic question, what are the best ways to handle it when the more appropriate forum is: A fully public stackexchange site (e.g. stackoverflow.com) A stackexchange site in ...
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Are questions about Games on- or off- topic?

I ask a question about a game : https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/5500/what-is-the-killer-webgame Someone has downvoted my question because he says this is not about game. A game is an app,...
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Can I answer with a desktop application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions? I know this site is about webapps, but for some questions, I have desktop app suggestions that the asker might ...
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Are questions not related to an app's web UI off topic?

Are questions like this on topic or no? "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y for my mobile device?" "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y's desktop client?" Where App Y is a well ...
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Suggestion: move the default textbox text out of the boxes?

I find it is less intuitive having to delete the text that already exists in the textboxes (eg Title, Tags), especially when the search bar works a different way. My suggestion is to move the ...
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What's the etiquette for updating many posts?

Whenever there are several posts that should be updated, I prefer to update them all at the same time. That way I don't have to create a todo/reminder to update them later on. By far the most common ...
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Questions about Adult apps that conform to Jeff's restrictions allowed?

Will suggestions about adult web apps that do not contain a site name or url/link be allowed? This would not violate Jeff's restrictions from this question: Previous Question
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Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?

There already are questions about bookmarklets but are questions about browsers (plugins, features) accepted (as long as they are related to using a real web application?). For example, questions ...
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Policy about link as answer

This question is about this one : Clear "view history" on YouTube The current answer is quite correct but annoys me a little. It is : YouTube Help has a solution on this. It seem that ...
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Are questions about “adult” web apps on or off topic?

Would it be appropriate to have questions about adult-themed apps that potentially could contain links to such 18+ sites (in answers or questions)? Just asking 8] Return to what should our FAQ ...
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Detailed List questions and CW

I posted a question to ascertain what web-sites were out there for automated die-rollers. The motivation behind the question was that I wanted to find a die-rolling site that didn't require a sign-in,...

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