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What makes a post a duplicate of another, their content, their context or both?

Overview Some questions becomes duplicates of other questions because of their content, other because their answers. How should be discussed/reviewed the cases when a question become duplicate of ...
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Would you allow this Spotify question here?

I'm curious whether you think this might be an appropriate question to ask on Web Apps: What artists are not available on Spotify? I asked it at Music Fans, where it was closed for well-meaning, but ...
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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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Is 'icons' a good tag?

I draw your attention to icons. On the (currently) 10 questions with that tag... 1 is about emoji in Gmail subject lines 2 are about emoticons in Facebook 3 are about icons in Trello 1 is a request ...
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Please reinstate the default off-topic reason: not about Web Applications

Some questions are blatantly off-topic, to the point that no explanation is needed beyond stating this fact. I'm not using a real example, but the situation is not hypothetical. One of my front ...
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Website recommendations

A site which would be an obvious migration target for us, Website Recommendations, is barely over 50% committed. Oddly, in the list of six other Stack Exchange sites where the committers are also ...
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What happened in May, 2014?

So, I've been using my newly-acquired privilege to see site analytics. Around about May 20, 2014, there is a precipitous drop in site visits and page views. We went from ~70,000 visits per weekday ...
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If I'm working on a web app, do I ask here?

If I'm writing/developing a web app, do I post questions here? Or is it just for 'users' or client-programmers of existing web apps?
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Why was question about web page usage migrated to SO?

Just curious as to why the following question has just been migrated to Stack Overflow: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/59688/tabbing-through-a-textarea-that-captures-tab It doesn't ...
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Do we need to add “Android Enthusiasts” to the list of target sites for migration?

I've just migrated a second question to Android Enthusiasts in as many days. If you look at the statistics while only 5 questions have been migrated in the last 90 days none of those have been ...
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Should github.com questions be asked here?

This question was retagged git and moved to Stack Overflow. Its a question about browsing github.com, not using git. There's also a github tag which makes me suspect Github questions can be asked ...
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Why close and not migrate off-topic question?

Just came across this question. It has been closed as off-topic. While I agree that it's surely off-topic, what I’d like to know is why was it closed and not migrated to Stack Overflow? They could ...
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Please consider merging most Meta “tag” tags

retag-request, tag-synonyms, tag-request and retagging all seem identical to me. Can someone with enough reputation suggest them as synonymous?
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Please consider merging [facebook-chat] & [facebook-messages]

If you have enough reputation, please suggest facebook-chat & facebook-messages as synonymous. That is (keep in mind those tags have no descriptions), unless the former means the pop up version ...
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Do we want questions about what software runs a web site?

Exhibit A: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/q/83071/ I was going to vote to close it, but none of our off-topic reasons seem to fit. It's not idle curiosity, nor is it really about creating or ...
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Was a question migrated to Web Applications by mistake?

When I reviewed this question: feed XML to google calendar on Superuser Q&A, my review was that it would be a better match for Stack Overflow Q&A because of the XML topic, but it got migrated ...
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Replace Google by Google Search in “What topics can I ask about here?” on Web Apps Help

Request Replace Google by Google Search in https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic because this could eventually help the reduce the use of google when should be used google-search. Details As ...
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Is this question really opinion based?

For my question, I noticed that it was getting no attention when I realised that it had been closed because of being primarily opinion based. This does not appear correct to me (or Rainbolt, the PPCG ...
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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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Do we want an Uber tag?

Going through the reviews, I found https://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/57706, a tag wiki for a new tag, uber. Do we want this tag? Granted, http://www.uber.com is a web app, but ...
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We need your help to clean up Web Apps!

Web Apps needs your help! In honor of Web Apps' anniversary celebration, we're cleaning up questions and/or answers that are not answers, or are closed that have no future value whatsoever. So......
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Clean up a thon contest! [closed]

Kicking off the activity by introducing an idea brought up by JohnC. Clean up a thon!!! Cleaning's an art. My mop is my paintbrush. Our answer rate has dropped to 87% which may seem great but it's ...
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New Badge for consideration

The Fanatic (gold) badge is awarded for "Visited the site each day for 100 consecutive days". I believe Web Apps has at least one user who has passed the two year mark and wonder whether additional ...
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How does the community here define a partial answer?

I request the community to let me know: How does it define a partial answer? What should be the minimum information a partial answer should include? In what circumstances a partial answer should be ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is asking “is there a webapp for x” on topic?

These questions struck me as way off topic from the home page, but perhaps the question really was intended to be "is there a web app for this." Is this type of question considered on topic? How can ...
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Someone's answer was the solution to a problem, too bad I can't tell the community and expand on it

I just signed up, using my Google account, and I can't vote up OR even comment on this site, because my reputation is too low. Amidst a dozen responses to someone's problem, another poster posted ...
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Is this an appropriate place for me to ask how to download all files from a category or article on a Wikimedia project?

I'd like to ask how to download all the files from a single category or article on a Wikimedia project, more specifically Wikimedia Commons in an automated manner (i.e., I just want to run a single ...
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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

The question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/73368/is-reddit-a-good-place-to-ask-questions I asked has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. So I come to the What topics can I ask ...
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Are questions about Duolingo on topic?

Doulingo.com is a free language-learning app used by millions of people, but it has no tag here yet. So I wonder if questions about using Duolingo are OK here? Also, what would be the best place for ...
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Why don't the toolbar images from Stack Exchange sites load?

I face the following strange issue: when using any of the Stack Exchange sites the toolbar icons do not show up: When I inspect the DOM i see the sprites have not been loaded sucessfully: If I ...
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Revisiting the decision on Google Analytics

Way back in the early days of the site there was a discussion about whether questions about Google Analytics were on- or off-topic. Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic? The ...
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Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic?

Is this question on- or off-topic: Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from? Up for discussion: is this question more about using web sites or running a web site (i.e. ...
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Is there a way to rehabilitate a reputation of 1 or am I doomed to eternal darkness?

My first question here was judged deficient and so the traditional capital-punishment-for-jaywalking penalty was assessed. If it's not possible, let me know and I'll try to somehow live a meaningful ...
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Double standards on web app recommendation questions?

Yes... the webapp-rec problem again. Over the past few months we have put a wall up against new questions and deleted some of the old ones. But that's some not all, so seeing that we have been here ...
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How do I get a 50 reputation?

I want to post comments and questions on this site, but I do not have a 50 reputation. How can get a 50 reputation so that I can actually use this site?
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Closing all questions regarding Google Reader

Given that Google Reader has been shutdown, I’d say that all questions regarding it should be closed. What say you? (This should also apply to any and all “dead” web apps, since there can’t be any ...
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Cognito Forms says the entire Web Apps user base is actually part of Cognito's community

Cognito Forms, with the wording on their Support page, have new users to Web Apps thinking that it's actually all part of Cognito. Have a question about Cognito Forms? Participate in questions & ...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
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Should off topic specifically include multiple questions in a single post?

I would expect this to have been mentioned already but I have not seen where. This question seems to be in many parts and, though there is a theme to these for the OP, the topics seem reasonably ...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Web Applications' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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I wonder if you could please reopen “How can I find a cuddle friend online?”

Earlier this year, ChrisF voted to close "How can I find a cuddle friend online?", claiming that I haven't specified what I've tried already. But, in fact, I indeed specified what I've tried already — ...
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Guidelines for mini-Markdown formatting of icon-, button-, and feature-names?

When discussing specific Web Apps (such as Facebook, for example), are there guidelines for how things like icon-, button-, and feature-names should be formatted using mini-Markdown?
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Why would this question on Google App Engines be off topic? [closed]

Question: monetizing a google app engine product. ChrisF told me that this question would not have been on topic, had it been asked on WebApps.SE. While I believe I understand the points made on Are ...
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Deploy customized Stack Overflow app in local

Is there a way that I can get a version of the Stack Overflow application to deploy it at our organization and use it? (an official localized Stack Overflow application)
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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Offer Bounty on Question

I've seen a nicely styled first question (Google Spreadsheet tag: Google Sheets: "Split" delimited string, preserving blank entries) and I would like to award a bounty. Not to receive ...
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Assuming bad intentions

I have posted a question asking to classify (give a name) for the Youtube banning policy. The moderators have claimed that I have a purpose different from my question and closed the question. So, it ...
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Review “Ghost” Questions With Answers

Would it be good to have a review queue, that reviews answers given, for questions that are inactive for lets say 6 months or longer? Activity would be referenced to the "last seen" date and answers ...
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How to log in to my Google-Signin'd Stack Exchange without Google signin?

I created a Stack Overflow account with Google Signin. Sometimes I'm on another computer where I don't want to sign in to Google, but I do want to log in to my SO account. Is there any way to do that? ...

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