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Site design update

As you can see, Web Applications community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally ...
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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 of ...
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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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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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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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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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Add pointer to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com in our Help's 'on-topic' section?

Could we add a link to: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ in https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic regarding recommendations?
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Merge/synonymize [google-docs] and [google-drive]

Google Docs are now part of Google Drive. Should not google-docs now be a synonym of google-drive?
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Burninate [data]?

UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged data - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted. On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag data is hopelessly too broad ...
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Re-phrase “web development” close reason

The current custom close reason for application development question reads: Questions about web application development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. We're doing our ...
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Why in the world do we have [stack-exchange]?

Apparently, we have a stack-exchange tag, with a long wiki description describing the network of sites. Why? Well, now we've got a baker's dozen questions that are either: a support question that ...
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How is this SSL question off topic?

I recently asked about using Comodo's SSL Analyser which despite being a simple one, is still a web application to check SSL certificates. The FAQ here AFAIK is about using web applications? So, I ...
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What does the community think about asking (and answering) really simple questions?

I've got a few family members that are, well let's just say "not very technologically astute", and have asked me a few times similar questions on how to use different online services that most people ...
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Answers as comments are correct, but no answers on questions - what to do?

I'm browsing through the unanswered questions area of the site and I've come across at least a three questions that have correct answers in the comments area and even suggested correct by the OP. ...
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1000s of Questions unanswered for months

I see that there are many many questions here that do not have a single answer and the questions are posted months ago, many in 2011 and quite a few in 2010. What's wrong? Why aren't these questions ...
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Self answering OkCupid posts, on topic? spam?

A new (to Web Apps) user has posted and answered minutes later a couple of questions about the 'OKCupid' dating site. One, two. It could be some sort of advertising, or a super keen user. To be ...
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How to move my profile from Google Account to Stack Exchange Account?

I want to clean up my Google Account with OpenID and move my profile on Stack Exchange (where I sign in with Google Account) to Stack Exchange Profile. Is it possible?
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Clean-up needed: [support] & [customer-support]

I draw your attention to the support tag. No tag wiki or usage guidance, of course. The questions tagged thus appear to be, by and large, questions asking for support, rather than questions asking ...
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Should there be separate tags for transferring data?

There are currently three tags which seem to me to have the same purpose transferring data between web-apps and desktop software: [import] [export] [transfer] Should these really have separate tags, ...
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Burninate [hide]

I draw your attention to the tag hide. It's currently applied to 10 questions, all of which have something to do with hiding, or not hiding, something. (At least none of them are about animal skin.) ...
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Clean-up needed: [identity]

I draw your attention to the identity tag. There is no tag wiki, and no usage guidance, of course. Questions are quite scattered. How to delete a Twitter account How to create a "new online ...
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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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Tag [bandcamp] should exist. Also, there should be less reputation needed to create tags

There is a soundcloud tag already with 26 usages. There should be a bandcamp tag. It's a very similar website in purpose. Both have their own special features but they're both fundamentally made for ...
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Tag synonyms for British English/American English?

As I did some tag wiki edits, I noticed a trend of having the American English spelling as the main tag, and sometimes there isn't a synonym created for it with the British English spelling. I was ...
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Clean up needed of Meta tag: [archive]

I draw your attention to the tag archive. Currently, there are 19 questions. There is no tag wiki or usage guidance. There are a number of apps which have the concept of "archiving", not to mention ...
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Rename [youtube-streaming] to [youtube-live] (or remove)

Reasons: "YouTube Live" is the official name of the product (used both in the HC, and in media reports). "YouTube Streaming" has a bit of ambiguity as to whether the questioner is talking about ...
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Which tag should be kept as the main tag for the Google service for local business?

As there are less than 10 questions this could not be a big issue but could be helpful to document this case. There are three tags which names belongs to the name of a Google service at some point in ...
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When someone comments on the original question and you do some trouble shooting, where should the results go?

If you make a question and someone asks you to try something, after you do it where should you put the results? For example you could always edit your original question to put the info there or if the ...
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Why can't I use [google] tag for Google Maps-related questions?

Rubén edited my question 18 hours ago and removed google tag from it. When I visited revisions page for that question, where google tag still exists and hovered it, I can read: Questions about ...
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Could someone create a [gitlab] tag?

I have posted this and this question. These are about GitLab, not GitHub. Could someone create a gitlab tag?
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Integrate [new-twitter] into [twitter]

For new-twitter we have 2 (two) questions (all asked back in 2010), 1 (one) follower to it and... we have "new" Twitter working like a charm for past three years. Shouldn't we integrate these two ...
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Why do we have [hosting]?

Why do we have the tag hosting? The excerpt reads: A service that runs Internet servers, allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet. A good portion of the questions ...
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Is the [date] tag useful?

We've got a few dozen questions tagged with date. To me, this is not a useful tag. Who's an expert on dates? Who is going to follow this tag? A tag should be able to describe a question all by ...
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Do we need the [error] tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
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Tag [google-sheets] needs to be a synonym

If you got the reputation, please go to https://webapps.stackexchange.com/tags/google-spreadsheets/synonyms and vote up the synonym for 'google-sheets'.
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What is the tag [google-calendar-reminders] for?

The tag google-calendar-reminders is pretty old, with questions dating back to 2013. Presumably, it refers to the fact that entering events in a calendar is a way to be reminded of them. But the ...
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Is it OK to make assumptions when editing other people's questions?

The question at Need to convert a date into a dayname has been put on hold for "unclear what you're asking". It is tagged spreadsheet (among other things), and I think it is quite likely that it is ...
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Make [gmail-chat] synonymous of [google-talk]

Google Chat used to be usable within Gmail, Orkut and iGoogle but the last two services were shut down, so presently Google Chat can be used only within Gmail. At this time there are two alternatives ...
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What is the official policy on identifying yourself as a team member for a product?

I'm being told here that I don't need to identify myself every time I answer a question about a product I work on, that I should just add the info into my bio. I have done this. This seems important ...
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Can we put the kibosh on “Is X Service down” questions?

Exhibit A: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/58405/is-youtube-analytics-down On the face of it, it seems on-topic because it is about a web application and, further, would seem to have a ...
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Blogging is not good, it's Awesome [closed]

Blogging is not just a good thing, it is an excellent way for us to actually expand our traffic and Make the Internet a better place. Now, we are currently trying to get a WebApps blog created for us ...
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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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Can we standardize the Microsoft tags?

Last week there was a Meta discussion asking whether questions about Microsoft Word online were on-topic. Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't really see any posted ...
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Should questions which have a non-reproducible error be closed?

There are a lot of questions where people have encountered an "error" while trying to use certain features of a web-app and it hasn't worked for them. But if the error is not reproducible by potential ...
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What happened to our blog?

Hey Web Applications community! Remember me, Hydra, from a few months back? I left Web Applications already and was hoping to let the community take over the management of the new blog that I managed ...
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What's wrong with this question?

So I made a question which is basically the same question as one which it was voted up but at the same time with a relevant difference, but it keeps getting votes down. I see no reason why it is ...
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Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here?

I frequently find myself in the unfortunate position of having to edit documents that are housed in Microsoft Word Online (formerly known as Word Web App). Often I find that Word Online doesn't behave ...
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Accepted answer is invalid because a company has changed API

I was in need to subscribe to mail group hosted by Big Brother using my current mail, and I've found answer here: How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address? Only ...
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For your [reviews]

I draw your attention to the tag reviews. There is no tag description, and no usage guidance. This looks like another classic "meta tag". It has no context without the other tags on a question and ...
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Clean up of [speed] tag

I draw your attention to the speed tag. Currently, there are 11 questions. There is, of course, no tag wiki or excerpt. The questions are on a variety of topics. 2 are closed webapp recommendation ...

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