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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 ...
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Clean up of [speed] tag

I draw your attention to the speed tag. Currently, there are 11 questions. There is, of course, no tag wiki or excerpt. The questions are on a variety of topics. 2 are closed webapp recommendation ...
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Should questions which have a non-reproducible error be closed?

There are a lot of questions where people have encountered an "error" while trying to use certain features of a web-app and it hasn't worked for them. But if the error is not reproducible by potential ...
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Remove Web Apps from migration path for Super User

It seems to me that a third to one half of the questions migrated from Super User are incorrect migrations. (Here's an example.) Should we lobby for Web Applications to be removed from Super User's ...
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Is “It is not possible” a legitimate answer?

As we all know several times a day we are asked here on web-apps, Is it possible to perform X action on Y web app The answers usually tend to be yes it's possible and an explanation. But in some ...
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“Require” askers to check the tag excerpt and wiki before posting a question

Suggestion On Stack Overflow sites (at least on the English and Spanish "versions"), Server Fault and maybe other SE sites too, it's "required"1 to check the tag excerpts / wiki besides searching and ...
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Why is troubleshooting off-topic when it is just part of using a webapp? [duplicate]

At https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I see If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application ...
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If two questions have the same answer, are they duplicates and should they be merged?

This question is prompted by a recent point made by @StevenVascellaro on his post Find the most liked tweet from an account, when I answered his question he duly noted that my answer also served as ...
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What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs?

What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs? I don't think it is on topic over here, Possibly on Ask Different? I'm not really sure.
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Tag [bandcamp] should exist. Also, there should be less reputation needed to create tags

There is a soundcloud tag already with 26 usages. There should be a bandcamp tag. It's a very similar website in purpose. Both have their own special features but they're both fundamentally made for ...
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Do Power BI questions belong here?

Microsoft Power BI has a web app, as well as a desktop application, that work together. Would asking about the web app be appropriate, while the desktop would be inappropriate? Or neither? Or both?
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Clean up [untagged] questions

This is a clean-up task which'll never end. There is a regular job that removes tags that are only on 1 (or fewer) questions. What this means is that any question with one of these "orphan" tags ...
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Could someone create a [gitlab] tag?

I have posted this and this question. These are about GitLab, not GitHub. Could someone create a gitlab tag?
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Malicious Editing

A more experienced user keeps editing my question to remove what I believe is a relevant example, presumably from political malice. His comment on my question: "Let me be a bit more curt. That's not ...
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Clean-up needed: [direct-message]

I draw your attention to the tag: direct-message. Only nine messages, but... There is, of course no tag wiki and no usage guidance. By itself, the tag is useless; it requires a companion tag to give ...
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Still daily web development questions. Should we tweak the site name?

A significant percentage of the questions we get every day are still about web application development, even though this site has never been about that. I can kind of understand. This site is ...
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Clean-up needed: [support] & [customer-support]

I draw your attention to the support tag. No tag wiki or usage guidance, of course. The questions tagged thus appear to be, by and large, questions asking for support, rather than questions asking ...
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Is it acceptable to solicit edit suggestions on meta?

If I post a question that I need help finding a better title for, or if I need some edit assistance for clarity, is it appropriate to ask for edit help on meta?
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Clean-up needed: [transfer]

I draw your attention to the transfer tag. 7 questions. All but one look like they should simply use the migrate-data tag instead. Some use both tags. (The one that shouldn't use migrate-data is ...
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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled here

See: Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere Previously, users whose posts here were generally not well received may have received warnings about them, but were never in danger ...
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Clean-up needed: [identity]

I draw your attention to the identity tag. There is no tag wiki, and no usage guidance, of course. Questions are quite scattered. How to delete a Twitter account How to create a "new online ...
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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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What to do about obsolete questions?

I recently started digging through some of the old unanswered YouTube questions, and I stumbled over several that don't really make sense anymore. Like this one: The user is asking about the autoplay ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Better tag guidance for tags that attract development questions

In spite of our best efforts, we still get daily questions about web application development. Obviously, people don't read. Part of the problem may be that some of the tags that a web app developer ...
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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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Suggest [password-recovery] as synonym of [account-recovery]

Isn't password-recovery a subset of account-recovery? I mean, if you're trying to recover your password you're obviously trying to recover access to your account, no? (The reverse is not necessarily ...
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Why did my question (about an app with no web UI) get migrated from Super User to Web Apps?

LINE is an application that runs on Windows, Android, iOS. LINE has no web UI, nothing at all, in fact its website only shows static help pages. If you don't own a smartphone with a phone number you ...
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False grounds for “on hold”

Anyone concerned about questions being put on hold on false grounds, see this example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/99849/is-free-google-app-engine-as-slow-for-everyone-else-too
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Google on Area 51, a proposed Q&A site for people interested in learning how to use Google products

Few minutes ago I found on Area 51 Google, a proposed Q&A site for people interested in learning how to use Google products. I think that its scope is included in the scope of this site so I ...
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Purpose of [reporting] tag

I draw your attention to the reporting tag. Currently 14 questions, and they run the gamut: using Google Spreadsheets to make a report scheduling reports in HP Project and Portfolio Management ...
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Google Apps is now “G Suite”

https://www.google.com/gsuite or, if you prefer, https://gsuite.google.com/ Introducing G Suite from Google Cloud. A set of intelligent apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar to connect the ...
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Is this site really the right place for Amazon Web Services?

We have a number of questions tagged with amazon-web-services, amazon-ec2, and/or amazon-s3. Is this really the best site for these questions? Okay, granted, AWS makes it really easy to spin up and ...
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We need to git rid of [git]

I draw your attention to the git tag and its 27 questions. Git is in no wise a web application. There are a number of web applications (github, bitbucket) with which Git can be used, and we have tags ...
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Best practices for recommending a web app or other tool

I understand that questions asking for app recommendations (or even just "if such an app exists") are off-topic. Questions should be about problems to solve. Sometimes, though, the best solution to a ...
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Burninate [hide]

I draw your attention to the tag hide. It's currently applied to 10 questions, all of which have something to do with hiding, or not hiding, something. (At least none of them are about animal skin.) ...
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Should we delete spam links as well as flagging the post?

I recently reviewed this question how can I increase my website loading speed. It was a single line question including a link to a site. I think my website speed is not good. so how can I increase ...
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What is the tag [google-calendar-reminders] for?

The tag google-calendar-reminders is pretty old, with questions dating back to 2013. Presumably, it refers to the fact that entering events in a calendar is a way to be reminded of them. But the ...
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Where are all of these Office 365 questions coming from?

It seems that in the last week, there's been quite an increase in the number of questions about Microsoft Office 365 products. (Excel Online, Outlook on the Web, etc.) Don't get me wrong; I think it'...
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How should I have edited this question differently?

Recently I discovered that a new bang had been added to DuckDuckGo, and I was curious about how long the new bang has been around. A Google search led me to this question: Is there a way to get the ...
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How to ask a question that has been asked before but not given a full answer

I have a question about my Web Applications Stack Exchange post: My Twitter account isn't showing up in other's notifications Ten days ago I was searching Stack Exchange for solutions to a ...
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What [javascript] questions are on-topic?

I've tweaked the tag guidance and description of the javascript tag to try to make it more clear that more than likely the question our visitor is about to ask is off-topic here. As you can see, a ...
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Site Activity and VoteGraph 20160614 in the last 12 weeks

According to http://data.stackexchange.com/webapps/query/161411/site-activity-and-votegraph the number of question votes in week was incresed almost 4 times. Is this correct?
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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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Shouldn't we think/worry about the possible purpose of a question?

While browsing other SE website, I check the popular questions across SE network section, where I found this question. Maybe I am a bit skeptical or paranoid, but I believe the purpose of this ...
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Why the number of closed questions was increased in the last 30 day?

According to http://data.stackexchange.com/webapps/query/76890/statistics-about-the-site-questions, the number of closed questions were increased twice compared the previous maximum value that ocurred ...
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What specifically about my 3 WebApps questions is causing me to get blocked?

Similar: Why am I in danger of being blocked? You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 4 questions recently, ...

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