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Should .com be included in tag names?

I think that for well known services (e.g. [amazon], [gmail], [ebay], etc) we don't need the .com as part of the tag name, but for lesser known services, especially those that can be confused with ...
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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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Are Stack Exchange sites web apps?

Are Stack Exchange sites web apps? And if so, is it appropriate to ask questions on this site about how to use them? Or do we make them go to the relevant meta site? If we redirect them, why don't ...
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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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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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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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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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Do we need a canonical “How can I recover my Facebook account” question/answer?

We've been getting a fair number of "I can't get into my Facebook account" questions that are generally pretty poor. We could use a canonical question and answer for recovering a Facebook account ...
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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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Hidden Features of X

The first hidden features question was asked earlier today. Now in my opinion these aren't questions that are suited for the WA site - there is no definitive answer for "What little known tips and ...
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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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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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Web Applications Anniversary Contest - The Winners [closed]

As you may be aware, Web Apps held a contest to win some swag to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The contest officially ended at 16:00 EST on 18th November and your friendly Web Apps Moderators ...
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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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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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Can't make the [connections]

I draw your attention to the tag connections. Ten questions (at the moment). No usage guidance or wiki description. About half of the questions are about LinkedIn connections. The rest are about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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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 <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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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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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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So where do we discuss/vote on the site's Name/URL/style, etc?

So other than "committing" to the site, and suggesting good "on-topic" and "off-topic" questions, where is the discussion/voting about the rest of what goes into making WebApps.Stackexchange? ...
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Burninate [limit]?

I draw your attention to the limit tag. This seems to be a perfect definition of a meta tag. It's currently on 43 questions. The tag excerpt reads: For questions where upper or lower restrictions are ...
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Should questions requesting information for illicit or illegal use be allowed?

I noticed a question about getting ESPN online content via "unofficial" feeds. It reads: I just canceled cable (Yay!), but with college football season coming up, I'd like to be able to watch ...
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Rename [g-suite] to [google-workspace]

Google has rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace. Please rename g-suite to google-workspace.
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2020 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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Feedback request - What are your thoughts on three-vote closure?

As in prior tests, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all about the impact of three-vote closure on your experience here Web Applications. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an ...
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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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Paid sites OK or not?

Just seeking clarification about the following: Is there a web application to check English? and https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/484/are-there-any-online-ocr-services/488#488 What's ...
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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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. WebApps is scheduled for an election next week, 26 October. In ...
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Is Web Applications still the best stop for bookmarklets?

Recently, there have been some bookmarklet questions on Web Apps (both of the most recent posts were pertaining to employing bookmarklets on Stack Exchange sites, but let's hold that aside for a ...
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When should I vote to delete a question on Web Applications?

On Meta Stack Exchange Robert Cartaino's answer to When should I vote to delete a question? gives general guidelines about when we should vote to delete a question. During the 7 years of Web ...
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Is this a question for Stack Overflow?

I'm not sure but, does this sound like a question for Stack Overflow community? Where can I interactively play with jQuery and Javascript? [closed]
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Question Ideas for our blog

Have ideas for a post you'd like to see on a site about web applications? Post them here as answers! Try to provide a concise title at the beginning, followed by a sentence or two if necessary, so we ...
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Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be “web applications”?

Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be "web applications"? The current help page is pretty vague, it just defines a "web application" as "a website which behaves ...
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Should we apply an historical lock to “Alternative to Facebook”?

Alternative to Facebook [closed] (Deleted 2017-10-12) is a question asking for a web application recommendation, so it's now off-topic. It has: 43 points, 46 upvotes, 3 downvotes. 23 answers 18 ...
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Add importxml and importhtml tags

We have a ton of questions regarding the ImportXML or ImportHTML functions in Google Sheets. It would be useful if they were easier to find, especially as a lot of them are quite similar and those ...
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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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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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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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 ...