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How and whether to use tag [merging]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. There are presently two Open Qs tagged merging: Did these have to be merged? Duplicate user created? One concerns merging questions (specifically two that have since ...
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Why aren't people voting? How can we get people to get more engaged?

I've been noticing a trend here where it seems that people just aren't voting. It's the 11th of October, and a grand total of three people have managed to vote more than 10 times during that span. ...
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How do we promote our site?

Looks like we need to ask the questions and help work out how to run this site. Given that, and given this questions current absence from this site, despite being featured here: http://blog....
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Site Attributes [closed]

Alright, so it looks like it's up to us to figure out the site attributes and a way to vote on them. I think having a single post that will link to the others will help with the organization, so here ...
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Can we get a better Captcha image?

I just got my first Captcha here and it only says: Human? Which is kind of boring, any suggestions for a better one? Update:
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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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Why was the raster background chosen as background for Web Applications? [closed]

The current background reminds of sitting in a classroom and being punished by mathematics formulas. Why was this background chosen? Do others like it?
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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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What should our FAQ contain?

We need to come up with "things specific to webapps that need to be mentioned in the faq. [...] [The] most relevant thing to focus on is that topmost section of the [faq]." [Jeff Attwood] If you look ...
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Proposal to clean up the scope of the site: Is your question about using a specific web application?

The line between on-topic and off-topic questions has always been on the soft side here. As time goes on, we seem to get further and further away from a concrete line or simple definition of what is ...
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Questions with no answers

Out of 3600 questions, it looks like just under 10% have no answer at all. This is just above the bar for a healthy beta site - has anyone analyzed the questions to see if there's any way to reduce ...
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Question closed without consultation. Unhappy with linked question/answers

I asked a question on Super User, it was migrated to 'Web Applications' and then linked with another question and closed as a duplicate. I'm not happy with the answers provided in the linked question ...
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Giving the community blog a name [closed]

If it's even allowed or possible, should the Web Apps blog be able to name itself? Something like the following, with a tag line that makes it clear again what it is to those dropping by: Nothing ...
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Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
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Merge [facebook-<X>] into [facebook]

[facebook]: 138 [facebook-pages]: 8 [facebook-chat]: 5 [facebook-apps]: 4 [facebook-connect]: 3 [facebook-games]: 3 [facebook-alternative]: 2 [facebook-account]: 1 [facebook-groups]: 1 Could these be ...
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Short, Opinionated Answers

Looking through some of the questions and answers already on the site there are a few questions where the answers given are simply short 1-line answers based on the answer-ers experience. This is ...
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Steel your resolve, Trello is upon us and we are flooded

In the span of a day, or little under/over that, there have been over a dozen questions about the newest web app on the block, trello. The first handful were from users trying it out with fellow Web ...
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Burninate [storage] tag?

UPDATE: As of just now, storage is not in use. ... and it was only afterwards I saw Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site? This follows on from Please make [storage] ...
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Are questions about browsers appropriate?

Are questions about browsers, plug-ins, add-ons and features appropriate for Web Apps? For example is this question: Google Chrome Password manager something that should be asked here or at Super ...
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How generic is too generic?

The question for consideration: How to only send Facebook Updates to friends who play a game? When writing a seed question that has a relatively generic scope how generic should I be? For example, ...
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Is “community wiki” the synonym for “poll”?

all the "lists of xyz", "hidden feature of abc" etc .. should be marked community wiki instantly. i am somewhat under the impression that the term "poll" would fit better :) i mean, almost all "cw"s i ...
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How is the FAQ page going to be written?

So, you guys are first. And with that distinction comes some random craziness. We haven't established exactly how some of the community-specific content is going to get created. We know it is going to ...
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How will the domain be chosen?

Things to consider are: Domain squatters It has to be relevant to the site name (e.g. "Web Apps" would make sense to have a webapps.com domain) Someone could easily register the most popular domain ...
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Why was my question better suited to Super User than here?

I was wondering why my post was migrated to Super User? Generally, what kinds of web application questions belong here and what belong to Super User?
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What would make my question more constructive?

Any suggestions for what would make my question more constructive? Web apps/services to outsource various website functionality I am really not smartassing nor promoting my website, I am just ...
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What should we do with WordPress questions and how tag them?

Users are starting to ask questions about WordPress. If they ask about WordPress.com I think they are on topic, but what if they ask about plug-ins that currently are not supported by WordPress.com ...
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Tags [print] vs [printing]

There are currently separate tags for [print] and [printing]. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should 'print' tags be merged into 'printing' perhaps? Is there any reason these two ...
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Is [ip] really necessary?

I direct your attention to the ip tag. Is it really necessary? Who is going to subscribe to a tag like that? It just doesn't seem to be a useful tag at all. And, to be pedantic, if it's going to ...
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Can we get rid of the [issue-tracking] tag?

There are 12 questions tagged issue-tracking. Most of them are also tagged with something else, usually the actual issue tracking system they are asking about. Those tagged with only issue-tracking ...
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Change the [conditional-formatting] tag to not only be about Google Spreadsheets

I've just asked a question about conditional formatting in Microsoft Office Online. I added the conditional-formatting tag but then saw that it apparently only relates to Google Spreadsheets. Is that ...
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Google Apps is now “G Suite”

https://www.google.com/gsuite or, if you prefer, https://gsuite.google.com/ Introducing G Suite from Google Cloud. A set of intelligent apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar to connect the ...
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Meta for Web Applications

Since the StackExchange sites are webapps, it seems like Web Applications should be the one site that doesn't have a Meta. In other words, right now you can ask questions about all the web ...
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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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Merge into and add [online-storage] as a synonym of [cloud-storage]

First, a question: online-storage and cloud-storage mean the same thing, right? If so, should we merge into and add online-storage (12 questions) as a synonym of cloud-storage (8 questions)? ...
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Step change in new user numbers

Towards the end of 2016 the rate at which new users were joining shot up: I can speculate (eg a major tidy of tags and Titles perhaps?) why but do not have a plausible theory that might explain both ...
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Why a huge amount of old questions of this site migrated from Super User?

Why is there a huge amount of old questions migrated from Super User? Is there any interesting story behind it? Searching on questions sorted by "newest", and going to the last page of results (...
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Is the team for Web Applications the same as for Stack Overflow?

I liked the design of Web Applications too much and am just asking about the team behind this great work.
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What is off-topic for the Web Apps site?

I would like this post to be a compilation for the FAQ of what is off-topic for this Web Apps site. With the purpose to prevent a lot of discussion early on, about what we do or don't want to see. Off ...
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Should [google-talk] and [google-chat] tags be merged?

From Google's view point, they are one and the same product, Google Talk. So my question is: should the two tags (google-talk and google-chat) be merged? From google-talk's excerpt: Instant ...
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Who do outsiders think Web Applications is for, developers/power-users or Joe-user?

I originally posted this question on Super User. It then got migrated here. This surprised me because I thought Web Applications was for people who are creating web apps, using their API and that sort ...
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Better landing page for users without site access

Pre-beta the site only is accessible to those of us who committed on Area51. The site landing (the index) shows a login page to users who do not yet have access, and a message suggesting that they ...
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Clean up [untagged] questions

This is a clean-up task which'll never end. There is a regular job that removes tags that are only on 1 (or fewer) questions. What this means is that any question with one of these "orphan" tags ...
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Did these have to be merged?

There is a Question asking for a recommendation and another asking for comprehensive differences. Are these so similar that they had to be merged? Look here too.
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“on hold” 4.5 years after asking the question?

4.5 years, multiple editors touching it and 1400+ views later: MediaWiki editor with paste for graphics? Was closed as off-topic. Isn't this a bit silly?
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Should “Wikis and Wikipedia” be merged into Web Applications? [closed]

I've asked a similar question before and I'm also asking this on Area 51. But I'd like a response from people here. Should Wikis and Wikipedia be merged into Web Applications? Update: we don't seem ...
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Tag [ad] should be merged with and made a synonym of tag [ads]

ad should be merged with and made a synonym of ads - they both mean the same thing, one has an s, and one doesn't.
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Minor edits—tags modified—, while the text is left untouched

This thing bothers me a little: I see a lot of (new) questions that are edited just for adding or removing tags, while the text body is left untouched, even if it needs (sometimes obvious) editing. I ...
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Let's burninate [api]

(Slightly related to this question: Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?) Application Program Interfaces are firmly in the domain of programming. Except, perhaps, for questions asking ...
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Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?

Have a gander at questions tagged with api. The tag wiki already provides guidance that API questions are, in general, off-topic here. But there are a bunch of questions that are essentially asking ...
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Is removing “thanks” a tiny, trivial edit that is discouraged?

I have accessed the edit queue recently. Some edits there only remove "thanks" "thanks in advance" or correct minor spelling/grammar errors. I think that these kinds of edits qualify as "tiny trivial"...

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