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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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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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My question is on-topic here, isn't it?

I posted the following question yesterday: Automatically fill From: field and add today's date in email's body, with Gmail Canned Responses I was initially unsure if this would fit WA or SU, ...
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Migrated question from SU about Google Calendar rejection “is wrong” (IMHO of course)

The question How can I embed a Google calendar with Material Design? originally was posted on SU then migrated to Web Applications the rejected with the following reason: This question appears to ...
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New tag for Amazon Alexa voice integration

Should there be a tag created for questions about integrating Alexa skills with various web apps (Google Docs, calendars, etc.)? The current alexa tag refers to the Alexa.com marketing site (also ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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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 ...
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Old notable question closed as “Off topic” in December 2017

This question I asked in 2012 has more than 282,000 views and it was still getting upvoted till early December: Is there any service that provides accurate driving directions to a location at a ...
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Overzealous app recommendation closing/deleting

So, here's a question that was closed for being an app recommendation request, and then later deleted. Since only 10k users can see it, I'll quote it here: Is there a way (an app maybe) to find ...
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Burninate the [posting] tag

I draw your attention to posting. There is, of course, no excerpt or tag wiki. It is attached to questions about "posting" on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Social Plugin, Google Groups, Google+, Reddit,...
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Why is there suddenly a flood of Close votes in the review queue?

There's been a greater than normal number of questions in the Close Votes review queue of late. Some are in there for good reason. However, a large number of them also appear to be on-topic, have ...
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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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Burninate [usability]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @Rubén and there are at present no Qs with this tag - issue is 'moot'. Tag usability lacks a Usage guide, has 3 followers and is currently applied to 14 6 Open questions: Q: ...
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Let's not waste time trying to close old unanswered zero-score questions

If a question is a month or more old has the score of 0 has no answer there is no need to close it. If you find it's unclear or otherwise unsuitable for the site, just downvote it. With the score ...
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Vote to delete “What's the best invoicing webapp?”

This question has the following close reason: closed as not a real question by phwd♦ Feb 28 '11 at 20:19 It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, ...
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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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Question marked off-topic, don't see why

My question was closed as off-topic. The help says (shortened): What topics can I ask about here? If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any ...
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Can we rename [google-documents] and [google-presentations]?

Ref: Can we rename [google-spreadsheets] and [google-spreadsheets-query]? and: Please make [google-spreadsheet-charts] a synonym of [google-sheets-charts] Please rename: google-documents > google-...
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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 ...
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Are five [outlook…] tags sufficient?

I don’t use Outlook and am confused by our tags for that which, in addition to outlook.com-calendar (no Usage guide) include: outlook.com applied to 253 265 Open Qs, 18 Followers and a Usage guide of:...
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Do we need [hack] and [hacked]?

We have the hack tag (currently 6 Open questions) and the hacked tag (currently 21 Open questions); both without any wikis. Do we need both tags? Bonus: We also have security - when should one use ...
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Does [hipchat] remain appropriate?

The chat wars are heating up as $8 billion Atlassian totally reinvents its app to take on Microsoft and Slack. On September 7, 2017, Atlassian discontinued the cloud-based HipChat, replacing it with ...
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The “new” Top Bar is now active on Web Apps

From New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow for several months is coming soon to the Stack Exchange ...
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What makes a Google Sites question off-topic?

I'm trying to interpret why my question was closed. My question involved my attempt to implement something on my Google Site. I was viewing the Google Sites system as a web application, and therefore ...
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Proposed: burninate [tables] tag

I draw your attention to the tables tag. Currently, there are 20 questions. They cover subjects like: displaying data in Google Sheets modifying tables in OneNote fetching an HTML table with ...
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Should Web Applications meta have tag [site-recommendation]?

To quote from the Usage guide for tag site-recommendation (applied ~5 times, once a duplicate): Don't know where to ask your question on the Stack Exchange Network? Give as much detail as possible ...
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Can we rename [google-spreadsheets] and [google-spreadsheets-query]?

We have two tags that include “spreadsheets” within them, and both refer to the Google product: google-spreadsheets and google-spreadsheets-query. In use 3,200 times (approximately) between the two. ...
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Are questions about corporate applications on topic?

Kronos Workforce Central is a cloud-based application for handling employee payroll, scheduling, and timekeeping. It is a commercial software suite licensed out to large corporate clients such as ...
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“on hold” 4.5 years after asking the question?

4.5 years, multiple editors touching it and 1400+ views later: MediaWiki editor with paste for graphics? Was closed as off-topic. Isn't this a bit silly?
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How and whether to use tag [merging]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. There are presently two Open Qs tagged merging: Did these have to be merged? Duplicate user created? One concerns merging questions (specifically two that have since ...
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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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Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
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Should a “high traffic” Q with an Accepted A be marked as a duplicate of a lower traffic Q asked years later?

A {duplicate} marker links these two Qs: How to prevent my friends from seeing my friends’ list on Facebook How do I control who can see my Friends List? Some stats for each: Former Asked 4 years, ...
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Burninate [money]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag money lacks a Usage guide and had 2 followers but is currently applied to ~5 0 Open question. ...
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Burninate [finance]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Open Qs with this tag, so the issue is largely 'moot'. There is one Closed Q that should disappear off WA within a fortnight. Tag finance ...
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Burninate [math]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag math lacks a Usage guide and has three followers but is currently applied to 12 3 Open Qs: ...
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Burninate [books]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag books lacks a Usage guide and has no followers but is currently applied to 7 1 Open Q: How to ...
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Burninate [notes]?

Tag notes is attached to six Open Qs at present: What does tagging a note with a page in Facebook do? Multiple pages in a single note in Evernote? How to schedule a draft note on a Facebook page? ...
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Step change in new user numbers

Towards the end of 2016 the rate at which new users were joining shot up: I can speculate (eg a major tidy of tags and Titles perhaps?) why but do not have a plausible theory that might explain both ...
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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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Is it OK to make assumptions when editing other people's questions?

The question at Need to convert a date into a dayname has been put on hold for "unclear what you're asking". It is tagged spreadsheet (among other things), and I think it is quite likely that it is ...
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Rename [youtube-streaming] to [youtube-live] (or remove)

Reasons: "YouTube Live" is the official name of the product (used both in the HC, and in media reports). "YouTube Streaming" has a bit of ambiguity as to whether the questioner is talking about ...
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How is this SSL question off topic?

I recently asked about using Comodo's SSL Analyser which despite being a simple one, is still a web application to check SSL certificates. The FAQ here AFAIK is about using web applications? So, I ...
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Burninate [storage] tag?

UPDATE: As of just now, storage is not in use. ... and it was only afterwards I saw Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site? This follows on from Please make [storage] ...
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Burninate [data]?

UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged data - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted. On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag data is hopelessly too broad ...
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Rename [deviant-art] to [deviantart]

The tag for deviant-art should be renamed to deviantart to reflect the site's official name. It's a tiny tag with just a single question, but I can't think of any reason not to use the site's proper ...
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What's wrong with this question?

So I made a question which is basically the same question as one which it was voted up but at the same time with a relevant difference, but it keeps getting votes down. I see no reason why it is ...
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Can we standardize the Microsoft tags?

Last week there was a Meta discussion asking whether questions about Microsoft Word online were on-topic. Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't really see any posted ...
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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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Accepted answer is invalid because a company has changed API

I was in need to subscribe to mail group hosted by Big Brother using my current mail, and I've found answer here: How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address? Only ...