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Should questions that ask about using “web shops” be allowed?

There are some questions about Amazon ordering system etc. See: Is there a way to make Amazon visually show me that a product can’t be shipped to my default location? How do I remove 1 item from an ...
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Please stop posting dummy/spammy comments on Google-Fu (this site “main” chat room)

According to this answer to Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. It looks that the ...
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Questions about Adult apps that conform to Jeff's restrictions allowed?

Will suggestions about adult web apps that do not contain a site name or url/link be allowed? This would not violate Jeff's restrictions from this question: Previous Question
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Is it OK to submit an answer to a question that you, yourself, have asked?

I have a particular question that may be useful to the community, but I already know a possible answer. Am I able (allowed) to submit an answer to my own question? I'd hope that anybody would be ...
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Alternatives for <X> in <Country>

I would like < X > service in my country as well but with 195 Countries what do we with these questions ?
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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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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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Overlapping [export]/[data-liberation]/[migrate-data]/[migration] tags

I draw your attention to the following tags (numbers are of Open Qs): data-liberation x42 migrate-data x35 export x93 migration x20 These would seem to cover virtually the same thing. migration has ...
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34k views in less than a day? That's unprecedented

It also looks like a campaign to advance an agenda. To wit, this question: Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is? At first glance, the question seems reasonable, even if a question about a domain ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can we add “Do not use” to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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Are questions about piracy off-topic here?

For example: "Which is the best site to view free TV shows?" "Where do I get the best torrent links?" "...
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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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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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Community wiki questions rate, why is it so high on Web Applications?

Looking at Web Applications questions, I've noticed that many questions are in Community Wiki or should be converted with CW flag (this one for example). Is this because the typical question on Web ...
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How this (migrated) question is related to the site?

I just came across a question [1] that was migrated here from superuser. It seems that this question is more about an upgrade of Moodle that encountered problems, rather than a problem with a web ...
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“Historic value” questions

Given today’s web development dynamics, I think Web Applications is particularly prone to content decay — there is and will be a large number of closed questions (that were valid at a point in time) ...
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Are questions about Games on- or off- topic?

I ask a question about a game : https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/5500/what-is-the-killer-webgame Someone has downvoted my question because he says this is not about game. A game is an app,...
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Reputation how to get Stackexchange vote rights

I want to upvote the second answer as it is better Turning Google Timeline into a travel map but for some reason new users or anyone with low reputation (But who has been using stackoverflow for 10 ...
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Should mods start making webapp-rec questions as CW?

Now that we have several mods, should we convert new questions that are marked as webapp-rec to community wiki? This post explains why they should be community wiki. I would recommend that if we do ...
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Do we need to extend the [importxml] wiki?

Recently a clean-up project was started related to importxml and importhtml. Rightnow the importxml wiki includes a quotation of the official help article which only describes the syntax and point ...
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Do we need [social-networks]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. Tag social-networks was in use for ~40 Open Qs. It showed 13 followers and a Usage guide of: On Web Applications, the tag 'social networks' refers to a website where ...
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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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Are primarily security questions about Google accounts on-topic?

WebApps.SE ostensibly replaces Google support forums, such as the Google Photos Help Centre and the Google Drive forum. Stack Exchange is preferable, because answers are better quality (due to ...
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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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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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Why was this question asking how to view all the messages one posted in a Slack channel closed by 1 mod?

The question How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? was closed. It was posted over two years and a half ago, attracted 12,000 views, 24 upvotes and not a single downvote. Why ...
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Is the number of Web Applications SE visitors saturated?

It seems to me that the visitor count for Web Applications is limited to 3k for at least a week. Is the number of visitors starting to saturate for Web Applications?
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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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Why was this question on searching for a string across an entire overleaf project closed?

The question: I have a project in Overleaf containing several latex files. How can I search for a string across all files of a project in Overleaf? was closed by 1 mod. The comment left by the mod ...
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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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Can we make it easier for those willing and qualified to help, to help?

At present, the most recent activity on main is a question that has this as one of its answer: It Is not appearing in any of the Review queues that I can see and I can’t downvote it (out of my ration ...
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Web Applications not accepting questions about web applications

Trying to post for the second time a question about HYPERLINKS. First on Stack Overflow, second on Web Applications (because error message said that it is a web-programming-related question). I should ...

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