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Flag disputed and I don’t understand why

I flagged this answer as a comment to a previous answer (this one, but it was disputed and I don’t understand why. I do believe that it’s a comment to the respective answer and I do believe that it ...
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How did my question become extremely popular within a few minutes?

I asked a question about something on Facebook which at first had very little views/activity. I got an answer, it solved my problem, and I accepted it. 3 hours later, I come back and there's now ...
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Reputation updated globally, but not for comments?

Friend, new to SE, contributing to WebApps just sent me a screenshot, that shows, that reputation updates are reflected on general counter (user bar at top) but not in comments mechanism: Is this a ...
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Are “app vs. app” questions on topic?

I'm seeing a trend of questions that are asking for a comparison of features between two web apps. Recent samples: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/54390/studyblue-vs-anki https://...
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Is it no-longer possible to mark questions as off-topic for unlisted reasons?

At least for someone who cannot vote to close, I can't figure out how to mark a question as off-topic that does not fit into one of the pre-defined categories? For example Can a court order obtain ...
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Flagged a question for migration but it got declined. Should it be deleted as off-topic instead?

I flagged the question How do I remove tags from my Tumblr theme?. Since this is a coding problem I recommended migrating it to Stack Overflow. However the flag got declined. I can only guess this is ...
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Wiki text Google Documents altered

I was a bit surprised to see the wiki text of the google-documents tag being altered: See link for full history: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/37832/revisions Especially because @Hydry and ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...
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What is the Markdown editor used on this site?

I'm a real Markdown fan, and I would like to know if the editor used on this site is available as a plugin/etc. to use on other websites.
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2013 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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Answer deleted because of SPAM?

My answers on How to archive GitHub repositories and Moving projects away from Github - backing-up / exporting repos have been deleted probably because I was promoting a tool/service that I've built ...
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My {insert email web app here} account has been hacked!!!1!1!!1 Halp!!!11!1!one!

It seems that we're seeing a rash of questions from people whose email accounts have been compromised (or to which they've otherwise lost access). More common is the non-answer Answer of "me too!" (...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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 are more general tags getting removed from questions?

Take a look at this revision for an example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/50481/revisions I don't see a reason to remove the more general tags. They make it much easier to find an answer ...
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Is this question about why a website redirects to some other page on topic?

I posted "Weird redirection to another site" to WebMasters Stack Exchange and it was immediately put on hold as off-topic. After reading the Help Centre there, I agree it is off-topic, so I wanted to ...
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Service/product name in question title

I’m having a dilemma lately: several questions were edited for the sole purpose of removing the name of the product or service from their title. The justification for this actions was that the ...
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“Forgot password” and “forgot username” are separate issues - question erroneously marked as duplicate

The question How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username? is really about an odd case where a user remembers his password, but not his username. I have suggested ...
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Question closed because website surprisingly does not have particular feature

Not mine, but I wonder why this question has been closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/45582 It could perfectly be the case that there is a trick to solve the problem, by clicking ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Should webapps.stackexchange.com be renamed?

Although the description of webapps.stackexchange.com specifies that its for: power users of web applications it really does a great job in being the place where people go when they have extremely ...
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Should spelling be corrected in quotes?

I recently responded to this question on gapless playback with Google Music: Google Music Gapless Playback I quoted the response I got from Google Support, and made a remark that he probably didn't ...
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Is it OK to seed Questions and Answers?

I just came across this meta post, and the consensus seemed to be that it's ok to seed questions from genuine users about a web-app, and answer them on webapps.stackexchange. Is this (still) the case?...
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How should questions about defunct services be handled?

I was revisiting my reputation history tonight and came across an answer I submitted to a question about Aardvark, a social Q&A service that Google closed down during its "More Wood Behind Fewer ...
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Reviews on Edits - Why rep is not being given.

Looking at this edit I made, you see it doesn't say I made the edit. It says that Al Everett made the edit. In reality I was the one who edited that text, he only changed one word in all those changes....
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Content on social media platforms

Now that we are gearing ourselves up with having more people joining "the team" in managing the social media aspect of Web Applications (Twitter and Google+), we should start having some discussion ...
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Was the review reputation requirement raised?

I am a rather active reviewer on the main site. But today, when I was looking for new items, I was told I need a reputation of at least 500 to do so. Is this a bug? If not: Why wasn’t this rather ...
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Are two questions with no answers not duplicates even if they're the same?

This is a two-parter (but related): Has it always been the policy that a duplicate is not a duplicate if neither question has been answered? Does this make the most sense in terms of drawing ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-...
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Change of Background Color Tag Badge

A few days ago I earned my first bronze tag badge on the google-spreadsheets tag: I had to give almost 100 answers to gain the corresponding up-votes. On the chat I was telling that you can earn ...
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Clarifying 'new version' of <X app>

It is my understanding that one of the goals of SE is for Q&As to be able to withstand the test of time in terms of their value to future readers. With this in mind (and assuming that the 'new ...
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Should questions that straddle web/desktop applications be migrated to SU?

Saw this question Is there a way to have a tweet/twitter marquee style ticker for chrome or windows? and was wondering if a question, such as this, that is looking for either/or a web extension or a ...
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Are Questions about media-wiki on topic?

Today morning I needed an answer to a issue I was having with media-wiki. Before posting it, I was not sure if I should post it here, or post it on Webmasters.se. That's why I checked for the tags on ...
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Closing a question based on the 'localization' of the answer

I recently helped someone troubleshoot a question that (I don't think) was in and of itself inherently 'localized' Can't add myself as an administrator on my own Facebook page. (My theory, here, being ...
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Are API answers to non-API questions appropriate here?

I recently read this meta thread wherein the takeaway was (I believe) that API questions are really programming questions and not web-app questions. There are often questions wherein the answer ...
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Outlook vs Outlook.com

Since Hotmail has become Outlook.com there have been a lot of questions on this SE about the transition and about changes to functionality. Many questions just refer to "Outlook" or use the "Outlook" ...
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Why is this question non constructive?

Why is this question non constructive? The question is specific. It doesn't solicit debates or arguments. An app either sends to Facebook and Twitter or it doesn't. Isn't this consiered like a fact? ...
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Can we consolidate multiple questions about changing primary email on Google?

I've found multiple questions about changing the primary email in ones Google Account to a non-gmail email and what's worse is the correct answer doesn't have the highest vote. Is there anyway we can ...
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Are questions about Yahoo Answers on topic?

A curious notion popped into my head just now. It occurs to me that Yahoo Answers theoretically could be considered a Web App. As such, would questions about Yahoo Answers be on topic here? I don't ...
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The demise of Hotmail

We're already seeing some...colorful, fallout due to Microsoft forcing everyone off of the Hotmail interface onto Outlook.com. Will it be worthwhile to go and close (most) hotmail questions as "Too ...
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Webapps, where (my) questions fail to get an answer

I am relatively new in the arena of Stack Exchange sites. My oldest subscription is at Stack Overflow and is only ten months old. Now I subscribe to six sites. I am still amazed by the beauty of ...
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Are questions regarding SaaS providers, such as email fulfillment on topic?

For example, there are a number of email fulfillment SaaS applications (ExactTarget, Silverpop, ConstantContact, Mailchimp - the list goes on and on) Are specific questions regarding these services, ...
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Proposal for Community ad 2013

Are we fine with the twitter ad? I mean, Twitter is so 2011? Perhaps we need to go with the flow and make a Google+ logo, whether we do something with it or not. Al (alias Eddie) ChrisF Barry ...
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Are content creation questions on-topic here?

With the creation of the Content Creation Area 51 proposal, the question Isn't this already covered by Web Applications? was asked. In response, I suggested that looking at the webapps FAQ that all of ...
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What's with the new Community Evaluation review process?

Seems like StackExchange rolled out a new reviewing process - the Community Evaluation review queue today. While it is a good idea to review those answers to determine the quality of them, there is a ...
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Post questions on GLPI to be posted in GLPI Enthusiasts

I notice that a question of mime with regards to GLPI was deemed off-topic. So, I would like to recommend this proposal - http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/50300/glpi-enthusiasts for anyone ...
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Placing Comments on Deleted Question

I added a comment on this question here on Web Applications: https://stackoverflow.com/q/14522348/1536038 Minutes later it was completely vanished (deleted by user), only to find it on Stack Overflow....
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Accept Rate Not Shown [closed]

Why isn't the acceptance rate not shown on Web Applications, as it is on SO:
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Are questions about the Google Play Developer Console on-topic?

Google Play's "Developer Console" website allows people to publish and maintain Android apps (screenshot below). I have a question "How to do XYZ in Google Play Developer Console", but I fear it will ...
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Unanswered Bounty question

I asked a question that didn't receive enough attention, so I started a bounty. It remained unanswered for a week, and my bounty automatically closed, but I didn't get my points back. How is this ...