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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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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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Suggestion: move the default textbox text out of the boxes?

I find it is less intuitive having to delete the text that already exists in the textboxes (eg Title, Tags), especially when the search bar works a different way. My suggestion is to move the ...
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What's the etiquette for updating many posts?

Whenever there are several posts that should be updated, I prefer to update them all at the same time. That way I don't have to create a todo/reminder to update them later on. By far the most common ...
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Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions?

I'm referring to this question where one of the solution is a non web-based app. Do we want that or should we only answer with web-based solutions even if there are better apps out there?
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Policy about link as answer

This question is about this one : Clear "view history" on YouTube The current answer is quite correct but annoys me a little. It is : YouTube Help has a solution on this. It seem that ...
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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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Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?

There already are questions about bookmarklets but are questions about browsers (plugins, features) accepted (as long as they are related to using a real web application?). For example, questions ...
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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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Are questions about self-installed web apps on or off topic?

There are some levels to this... Which of the following question types do we accept and which do we reject as off-topic? Recommendations for which web app software to install - not technical ...
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Are questions about “adult” web apps on or off topic?

Would it be appropriate to have questions about adult-themed apps that potentially could contain links to such 18+ sites (in answers or questions)? Just asking 8] Return to what should our FAQ ...
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Detailed List questions and CW

I posted a question to ascertain what web-sites were out there for automated die-rollers. The motivation behind the question was that I wanted to find a die-rolling site that didn't require a sign-in,...
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How to define a web app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Define “web application” What essentially defines a web app? Are all useful websites web apps? As examples, is Google search a web app? G-mail? Wikipedia?
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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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Why Is It That Meta WebApp Rep Is Linked To WebApp Rep?

I find it strange that my meta webapp and webpp reputation are linked to each other. Don't you think that the ability to discuss meta topics is completely different from the ability to provide good ...
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What's the difference between webapps and superuser?

Reading the questions currently on webapps, it seems like a lot of them would fit equally well on superuser. Are questions that focus on web apps being closed on superuser? Have they always? Even ...
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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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Shouldn't the meta.webapps page link to the main webapps site?

Seems obvious to me.
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CAPTCHA image nominations [closed]

Post your suggestions for the final CAPTCHA image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. I suppose it should be a robot themed image. Vote ...
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404 Image nominations [closed]

Post your nominations for final 404 image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. Vote on other site attributes
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Should we have temporary moderators who can help vote to close off topic answers? [closed]

Would it be useful if some people who participated in the private beta were made moderators - at least until the end of the public beta - so that we (as a group) can keep on top of the off topic ...
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Why is there a high rate of answered questions?

Does anyone else think that there is an amazingly high rate of answered questions on the main site? Reviewing the question and answers, I am beginning to become concerned that people are voting ...
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Define “web application”

Do we have a good definition for "web application"?
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Google Chrome Extensions / Webstore [closed]

I have created a proposal on Area51 for all things todo with Google Chrome Extensions and the coming soon Google Chrome WebStore, I was wondering whether you guys would support this or whether you ...
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Moderator nominations [closed]

Should we be selecting moderators for the site? Given Jeff's answer I hereby open up this question for moderator nominations. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's ...
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Meta for Web Applications

Since the StackExchange sites are webapps, it seems like Web Applications should be the one site that doesn't have a Meta. In other words, right now you can ask questions about all the web ...
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Where has the close vote function gone?

I'm no longer seeing the option to vote to close a question since the site opened to the public, has the rep needed for this increased now ?
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Site Logo / Style Proposals

Please post as answers below, your proposals for a logo and color scheme for WebApps. Note: you must have a copy of the logo in a vector format. However, you may post a PNG or JPG below as a preview. ...
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If an application talking to a website's API isn't a common browser, it is still a web app client, right?

There is an explosion in applications that are essentially one website browsers. They talk to Netflix, Twitter or what have you via an API that can be anything from HTML screen scraping to SOAP and ...
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Mobile phone web app related questions allowed?

Is it appropriate to ask a question about a web app related to a specific mobile device? Example: When browsing X on my device Y, I have problem Z, what do I do?
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Is “community wiki” the synonym for “poll”?

all the "lists of xyz", "hidden feature of abc" etc .. should be marked community wiki instantly. i am somewhat under the impression that the term "poll" would fit better :) i mean, almost all "cw"s i ...
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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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During the Beta stage - can the rep for editing be lowered? [closed]

On StackOverflow.com I have enough rep to edit post, clean up text, fix typos, add links etc. etc. With these beta sites, the small things don't get cleaned up because no one has enough rep yet. Is ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

We need to come up with "things specific to webapps that need to be mentioned in the faq. [...] [The] most relevant thing to focus on is that topmost section of the [faq]." [Jeff Attwood] If you look ...
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Better landing page for users without site access

Pre-beta the site only is accessible to those of us who committed on Area51. The site landing (the index) shows a login page to users who do not yet have access, and a message suggesting that they ...
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Are questions not related to an app's web UI off topic?

Are questions like this on topic or no? "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y for my mobile device?" "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y's desktop client?" Where App Y is a well ...
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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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How will the domain be chosen?

Things to consider are: Domain squatters It has to be relevant to the site name (e.g. "Web Apps" would make sense to have a webapps.com domain) Someone could easily register the most popular domain ...
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Site Attributes [closed]

Alright, so it looks like it's up to us to figure out the site attributes and a way to vote on them. I think having a single post that will link to the others will help with the organization, so here ...
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How is the FAQ page going to be written?

So, you guys are first. And with that distinction comes some random craziness. We haven't established exactly how some of the community-specific content is going to get created. We know it is going to ...
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How do bounties work on WebApps meta?

It turns out you can't get reputation from the WebApps meta site and you presumably can't lose it either. However, the WebApps meta still has a featured tab, so i'm wondering how bounties work on it. ...
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Are questions regarding website policies on-topic?

I voted to close this question as it seemed to me to be too localised as site policies change over time. However, the owner disagrees, as when policies change the answers can just be edited. Thoughts?...
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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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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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Is this the “settled” look-and-feel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why was the raster background chosen as background for webapps? I love the "graph paper and stencil" look to webapps.stackexchange. Is this the look-and-feel the site will ...
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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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Do we really need “online” in tags on a web applications site?

There are lots of tags like "online-security" and "online-storage" showing up. Do we really need "online" - isn't that implied?
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What does the letter “B” stand for in webapps.stackexchange.com's favicon?

I'm just curious. Why "B"? "We b" or "B eta" or something else?
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“What are some sites?” or “Let's make a list of X!” type questions

Here is a question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/620/what-are-good-qa-websites-out-there entitled "What are good Q&A websites out there ?" To me this seems to have nothing at all ...
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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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