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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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Why don't the toolbar images from Stack Exchange sites load?

I face the following strange issue: when using any of the Stack Exchange sites the toolbar icons do not show up: When I inspect the DOM i see the sprites have not been loaded sucessfully: If I ...
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New Badge for consideration

The Fanatic (gold) badge is awarded for "Visited the site each day for 100 consecutive days". I believe Web Apps has at least one user who has passed the two year mark and wonder whether additional ...
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Are there any websites/stack forums that talk about the internet?

I would like to know if there is a website where I can go to ask questions about the internet. Questions like: How can I delete my posts on a forum? OR: How can I change my IP address? What are some ...
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Revisiting the decision on Google Analytics

Way back in the early days of the site there was a discussion about whether questions about Google Analytics were on- or off-topic. Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic? The ...
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Let's vote! A project to bring some recognition to neglected content

There are currently 25,412 questions on Web Applications that are not closed or deleted. Of those, 3,979 have no answers at all. Worse, I think, is that there are 2,872 questions with answers, none ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a web app?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of a web app or service. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta....
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Why aren't people voting? How can we get people to get more engaged?

I've been noticing a trend here where it seems that people just aren't voting. It's the 11th of October, and a grand total of three people have managed to vote more than 10 times during that span. ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags

First, let's look at the advice from What are tags, and how should I use them? Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a ...
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How do I get a 50 reputation?

I want to post comments and questions on this site, but I do not have a 50 reputation. How can get a 50 reputation so that I can actually use this site?
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Do we need the [error] tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
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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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Cognito Forms says the entire Web Apps user base is actually part of Cognito's community

Cognito Forms, with the wording on their Support page, have new users to Web Apps thinking that it's actually all part of Cognito. Have a question about Cognito Forms? Participate in questions &...
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Google-Fu chat room frozen

This is the first time I've seen the Google-Fu chat room frozen: Can't we keep the Google-Fu chat room permanently active? If not, I want it to be. I'm in this chat room, if you want to chat: http:...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
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Should off topic specifically include multiple questions in a single post?

I would expect this to have been mentioned already but I have not seen where. This question seems to be in many parts and, though there is a theme to these for the OP, the topics seem reasonably ...
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We need a canonical “how do I add/modifyremove tags in my Tumblr theme” question

It seems to me that an awfully large percentage of questions about Tumblr are people trying to customize how or if tags appear in their posts. To wit: Deleted https://webapps.stackexchange.com/...
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I wonder if you could please reopen “How can I find a cuddle friend online?”

Earlier this year, ChrisF voted to close "How can I find a cuddle friend online?", claiming that I haven't specified what I've tried already. But, in fact, I indeed specified what I've tried already — ...
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Deploy customized Stack Overflow app in local

Is there a way that I can get a version of the Stack Overflow application to deploy it at our organization and use it? (an official localized Stack Overflow application)
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Why would this question on Google App Engines be off topic? [closed]

Question: monetizing a google app engine product. ChrisF told me that this question would not have been on topic, had it been asked on WebApps.SE. While I believe I understand the points made on Are ...
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Why was question about web page usage migrated to SO?

Just curious as to why the following question has just been migrated to Stack Overflow: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/59688/tabbing-through-a-textarea-that-captures-tab It doesn't ...
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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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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Can we put the kibosh on “Is X Service down” questions?

Exhibit A: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/58405/is-youtube-analytics-down On the face of it, it seems on-topic because it is about a web application and, further, would seem to have a ...
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Offer Bounty on Question

I've seen a nicely styled first question (Google Spreadsheet tag: Google Sheets: "Split" delimited string, preserving blank entries) and I would like to award a bounty. Not to receive ...
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Assuming bad intentions

I have posted a question asking to classify (give a name) for the Youtube banning policy. The moderators have claimed that I have a purpose different from my question and closed the question. So, it ...
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Review “Ghost” Questions With Answers

Would it be good to have a review queue, that reviews answers given, for questions that are inactive for lets say 6 months or longer? Activity would be referenced to the "last seen" date and answers ...
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How to log in to my Google-Signin'd Stack Exchange without Google signin?

I created a Stack Overflow account with Google Signin. Sometimes I'm on another computer where I don't want to sign in to Google, but I do want to log in to my SO account. Is there any way to do that? ...
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Flag disputed and I don’t understand why

I flagged this answer as a comment to a previous answer (this one, but it was disputed and I don’t understand why. I do believe that it’s a comment to the respective answer and I do believe that it ...
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How did my question become extremely popular within a few minutes?

I asked a question about something on Facebook which at first had very little views/activity. I got an answer, it solved my problem, and I accepted it. 3 hours later, I come back and there's now ...
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Why do we have [hosting]?

Why do we have the tag hosting? The excerpt reads: A service that runs Internet servers, allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet. A good portion of the questions ...
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Integrate [new-twitter] into [twitter]

For new-twitter we have 2 (two) questions (all asked back in 2010), 1 (one) follower to it and... we have "new" Twitter working like a charm for past three years. Shouldn't we integrate these two ...
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Reputation updated globally, but not for comments?

Friend, new to SE, contributing to WebApps just sent me a screenshot, that shows, that reputation updates are reflected on general counter (user bar at top) but not in comments mechanism: Is this a ...
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Are “app vs. app” questions on topic?

I'm seeing a trend of questions that are asking for a comparison of features between two web apps. Recent samples: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/54390/studyblue-vs-anki https://...
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Flagged a question for migration but it got declined. Should it be deleted as off-topic instead?

I flagged the question How do I remove tags from my Tumblr theme?. Since this is a coding problem I recommended migrating it to Stack Overflow. However the flag got declined. I can only guess this is ...
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When someone comments on the original question and you do some trouble shooting, where should the results go?

If you make a question and someone asks you to try something, after you do it where should you put the results? For example you could always edit your original question to put the info there or if the ...
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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Web Applications' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Answer deleted because of SPAM?

My answers on How to archive GitHub repositories and Moving projects away from Github - backing-up / exporting repos have been deleted probably because I was promoting a tool/service that I've built ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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2013 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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How to write a tag wiki

There needs to be a guideline of what's the recommended way on Web Applications to write a tag wiki. Feel free to use this post as a starting discussion and eventual future FAQ for WebApps tag wiki ...
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Wiki text Google Documents altered

I was a bit surprised to see the wiki text of the google-documents tag being altered: See link for full history: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/37832/revisions Especially because @Hydry and ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is this question about why a website redirects to some other page on topic?

I posted "Weird redirection to another site" to WebMasters Stack Exchange and it was immediately put on hold as off-topic. After reading the Help Centre there, I agree it is off-topic, so I wanted to ...
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Service/product name in question title

I’m having a dilemma lately: several questions were edited for the sole purpose of removing the name of the product or service from their title. The justification for this actions was that the ...
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Do we need a canonical “I have forgotten my Google username and/or Password” answer?

From time to time there are questions from people who have forgotten their Google username, password or both. It is certainly OK to just add a comment with a link to the Account Recovery Form, but ...
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“Forgot password” and “forgot username” are separate issues - question erroneously marked as duplicate

The question How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username? is really about an odd case where a user remembers his password, but not his username. I have suggested ...
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Question closed because website surprisingly does not have particular feature

Not mine, but I wonder why this question has been closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/45582 It could perfectly be the case that there is a trick to solve the problem, by clicking ...
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Do we need to add “Android Enthusiasts” to the list of target sites for migration?

I've just migrated a second question to Android Enthusiasts in as many days. If you look at the statistics while only 5 questions have been migrated in the last 90 days none of those have been ...