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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 ...
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Why are more general tags getting removed from questions?

Take a look at this revision for an example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/50481/revisions I don't see a reason to remove the more general tags. They make it much easier to find an answer ...
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How do we promote knowledgeable people to answer questions here on Web Applications

On the 18th of July 2012, I asked my first question on Stack Overflow. The Google Developer Relations Team had announced that Stack Overflow would be the place for Google Apps Script questions. There ...
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URL shortener cleanup project

For the most part, URL shorteners should not be used here. Their primary benefit—fitting long URLs into artificially scarce text spaces—is of no use here. The Question and Answer spaces are plenty ...
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Should spelling be corrected in quotes?

I recently responded to this question on gapless playback with Google Music: Google Music Gapless Playback I quoted the response I got from Google Support, and made a remark that he probably didn't ...
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What happened to our blog?

Hey Web Applications community! Remember me, Hydra, from a few months back? I left Web Applications already and was hoping to let the community take over the management of the new blog that I managed ...
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Is it OK to seed Questions and Answers?

I just came across this meta post, and the consensus seemed to be that it's ok to seed questions from genuine users about a web-app, and answer them on webapps.stackexchange. Is this (still) the case?...
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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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Should questions about Google Apps Scripts be allowed on WebApps?

Should Google Apps Script question really be allowed on Web Apps? It may be a web application, but the questions relating to it usually always relate to a code question which does not seem suited for ...
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Guidelines for mini-Markdown formatting of icon-, button-, and feature-names?

When discussing specific Web Apps (such as Facebook, for example), are there guidelines for how things like icon-, button-, and feature-names should be formatted using mini-Markdown?
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What does the community think about asking (and answering) really simple questions?

I've got a few family members that are, well let's just say "not very technologically astute", and have asked me a few times similar questions on how to use different online services that most people ...
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What does “active” means on the user’s raised flags page?

I just saw that there’s a new “active” badge next to a “not an answer” flag I raised earlier today—what does it mean?
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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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Closing all questions regarding Google Reader

Given that Google Reader has been shutdown, I’d say that all questions regarding it should be closed. What say you? (This should also apply to any and all “dead” web apps, since there can’t be any ...
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Was the review reputation requirement raised?

I am a rather active reviewer on the main site. But today, when I was looking for new items, I was told I need a reputation of at least 500 to do so. Is this a bug? If not: Why wasn’t this rather ...
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Giving the community blog a name [closed]

If it's even allowed or possible, should the Web Apps blog be able to name itself? Something like the following, with a tag line that makes it clear again what it is to those dropping by: Nothing ...
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Re-phrase “web development” close reason

The current custom close reason for application development question reads: Questions about web application development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. We're doing our ...
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Are two questions with no answers not duplicates even if they're the same?

This is a two-parter (but related): Has it always been the policy that a duplicate is not a duplicate if neither question has been answered? Does this make the most sense in terms of drawing ...
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Tags [print] vs [printing]

There are currently separate tags for [print] and [printing]. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should 'print' tags be merged into 'printing' perhaps? Is there any reason these two ...
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Is it no-longer possible to mark questions as off-topic for unlisted reasons?

At least for someone who cannot vote to close, I can't figure out how to mark a question as off-topic that does not fit into one of the pre-defined categories? For example Can a court order obtain ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-...
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Clarifying 'new version' of <X app>

It is my understanding that one of the goals of SE is for Q&As to be able to withstand the test of time in terms of their value to future readers. With this in mind (and assuming that the 'new ...
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Should questions that straddle web/desktop applications be migrated to SU?

Saw this question Is there a way to have a tweet/twitter marquee style ticker for chrome or windows? and was wondering if a question, such as this, that is looking for either/or a web extension or a ...
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Are Questions about media-wiki on topic?

Today morning I needed an answer to a issue I was having with media-wiki. Before posting it, I was not sure if I should post it here, or post it on Webmasters.se. That's why I checked for the tags on ...
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Closing a question based on the 'localization' of the answer

I recently helped someone troubleshoot a question that (I don't think) was in and of itself inherently 'localized' Can't add myself as an administrator on my own Facebook page. (My theory, here, being ...
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Are API answers to non-API questions appropriate here?

I recently read this meta thread wherein the takeaway was (I believe) that API questions are really programming questions and not web-app questions. There are often questions wherein the answer ...
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Blogging is not good, it's Awesome [closed]

Blogging is not just a good thing, it is an excellent way for us to actually expand our traffic and Make the Internet a better place. Now, we are currently trying to get a WebApps blog created for us ...
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Outlook vs Outlook.com

Since Hotmail has become Outlook.com there have been a lot of questions on this SE about the transition and about changes to functionality. Many questions just refer to "Outlook" or use the "Outlook" ...
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Change of Background Color Tag Badge

A few days ago I earned my first bronze tag badge on the google-spreadsheets tag: I had to give almost 100 answers to gain the corresponding up-votes. On the chat I was telling that you can earn ...
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What do we do with answers that are outdated?

Due to the transient nature of web application features, many of the answers on WebApps can quickly become outdated. Example 1 Part of accepted answer no longer applies: How to send email with ...
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Can we consolidate multiple questions about changing primary email on Google?

I've found multiple questions about changing the primary email in ones Google Account to a non-gmail email and what's worse is the correct answer doesn't have the highest vote. Is there anyway we can ...
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Are questions about Yahoo Answers on topic?

A curious notion popped into my head just now. It occurs to me that Yahoo Answers theoretically could be considered a Web App. As such, would questions about Yahoo Answers be on topic here? I don't ...
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Why is this question non constructive?

Why is this question non constructive? The question is specific. It doesn't solicit debates or arguments. An app either sends to Facebook and Twitter or it doesn't. Isn't this consiered like a fact? ...
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The demise of Hotmail

We're already seeing some...colorful, fallout due to Microsoft forcing everyone off of the Hotmail interface onto Outlook.com. Will it be worthwhile to go and close (most) hotmail questions as "Too ...
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Are questions regarding SaaS providers, such as email fulfillment on topic?

For example, there are a number of email fulfillment SaaS applications (ExactTarget, Silverpop, ConstantContact, Mailchimp - the list goes on and on) Are specific questions regarding these services, ...
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Content on social media platforms

Now that we are gearing ourselves up with having more people joining "the team" in managing the social media aspect of Web Applications (Twitter and Google+), we should start having some discussion ...
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Webapps, where (my) questions fail to get an answer

I am relatively new in the arena of Stack Exchange sites. My oldest subscription is at Stack Overflow and is only ten months old. Now I subscribe to six sites. I am still amazed by the beauty of ...
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Proposal for Community ad 2013

Are we fine with the twitter ad? I mean, Twitter is so 2011? Perhaps we need to go with the flow and make a Google+ logo, whether we do something with it or not. Al (alias Eddie) ChrisF Barry ...
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Are content creation questions on-topic here?

With the creation of the Content Creation Area 51 proposal, the question Isn't this already covered by Web Applications? was asked. In response, I suggested that looking at the webapps FAQ that all of ...
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My {insert email web app here} account has been hacked!!!1!1!!1 Halp!!!11!1!one!

It seems that we're seeing a rash of questions from people whose email accounts have been compromised (or to which they've otherwise lost access). More common is the non-answer Answer of "me too!" (...
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What's with the new Community Evaluation review process?

Seems like StackExchange rolled out a new reviewing process - the Community Evaluation review queue today. While it is a good idea to review those answers to determine the quality of them, there is a ...
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Post questions on GLPI to be posted in GLPI Enthusiasts

I notice that a question of mime with regards to GLPI was deemed off-topic. So, I would like to recommend this proposal - http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/50300/glpi-enthusiasts for anyone ...
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Placing Comments on Deleted Question

I added a comment on this question here on Web Applications: https://stackoverflow.com/q/14522348/1536038 Minutes later it was completely vanished (deleted by user), only to find it on Stack Overflow....
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Are questions about the Google Play Developer Console on-topic?

Google Play's "Developer Console" website allows people to publish and maintain Android apps (screenshot below). I have a question "How to do XYZ in Google Play Developer Console", but I fear it will ...
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Minor edits—tags modified—, while the text is left untouched

This thing bothers me a little: I see a lot of (new) questions that are edited just for adding or removing tags, while the text body is left untouched, even if it needs (sometimes obvious) editing. I ...
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Unanswered Bounty question

I asked a question that didn't receive enough attention, so I started a bounty. It remained unanswered for a week, and my bounty automatically closed, but I didn't get my points back. How is this ...
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Accept Rate Not Shown [closed]

Why isn't the acceptance rate not shown on Web Applications, as it is on SO:

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