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Merge into and add [online-storage] as a synonym of [cloud-storage]

First, a question: online-storage and cloud-storage mean the same thing, right? If so, should we merge into and add online-storage (12 questions) as a synonym of cloud-storage (8 questions)? ...
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Why was my question closed? No comments, suggestions, anything

I did my search within suggested existing questions and answers but haven't found what I am looking for. So I created new question - any multiuser trip planner... I understand that someone has the ...
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Tag [ad] should be merged with and made a synonym of tag [ads]

ad should be merged with and made a synonym of ads - they both mean the same thing, one has an s, and one doesn't.
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Community Beta Invitation List [closed]

Just an idea we were throwing around to distribute beta invitations to active web application users. Format is as follows (Keep edits to the one answer listed below) Blubrry App service to ...
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Passing along invites to beta web apps like thieves in the night

Where should we be handing out invites for beta phase web apps? Is chat more appropriate than the meta here? Or how should we connect with other Web Apps users to pass these along so as to not ...
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Should [google-talk] and [google-chat] tags be merged?

From Google's view point, they are one and the same product, Google Talk. So my question is: should the two tags (google-talk and google-chat) be merged? From google-talk's excerpt: Instant ...
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Double standards on web app recommendation questions?

Yes... the webapp-rec problem again. Over the past few months we have put a wall up against new questions and deleted some of the old ones. But that's some not all, so seeing that we have been here ...
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Nominations open for the Most Valued Web Applications User

Nominations are now closed Please check back later for updates here or on chat for the winner In celebration of Web Applications' 1st Anniversary, we are holding a contest to reward the most active, ...
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My question was closed as duplicate, but it's not

My question: Is it possible to permanently turn off YouTube annotations? Supposed dupe: How can I permanently disable video annotations on YouTube? Did anyone actually read my question? I explicitly ...
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We need your help to clean up Web Apps!

Web Apps needs your help! In honor of Web Apps' anniversary celebration, we're cleaning up questions and/or answers that are not answers, or are closed that have no future value whatsoever. So......
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Web Applications Anniversary Contest [closed]

The Contest is now closed Please check back later for updates here or on chat for the winners If you were following from Celebrating our Birthday, we would like to have a contest so here it is!!! ...
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Not constructive, really?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19901/cheaper-alternatives-to-dropbox-for-around-10gb What am I missing? I asked a very specific question: alternatives to dropbox for a specific price ...
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Why do I see answered questions in the Unanswered questions list?

If I go to https://webapps.stackexchange.com/unanswered, I see a lot of questions answered. Maybe it's caching of some sort?
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User spamming posts with advertisement comments

A user is advertising by spamming comments in webapps section, I've flagged his most of the comments out there, but no actions are being taken by moderators, why?
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Celebrating our Birthday

Happy Birthday!!! It's been suggested we have a competition to celebrate our first birthday. In a similar format to Super User, the contest would most likely last two weeks and there will be prizes ...
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How do we sneak into Beta App releases?

It's phwd here again for a next attempt at taking this site beyond hit-and-run. My question of the day is: how do we get early invites to products released as apps? I think this would be a good way ...
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How do I launch my new, free service leveraging WebApps without running afoul of the current community?

So far, in the Trello launch, we've had some bumps in the road with directing users to webapps to ask questions. This is definitely my fault for not spending enough time familiarizing myself with the ...
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Trello is making its users think we're a bug tracker or place for feature requests

If you've been watching the bloody shores as much as the rest of the regular users, you'll notice the uptick in trello questions since their launch. For the general, "how do I make this work" things ...
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Why was my question just closed

I raised a question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19374/smart-survey-tools-which-present-weighted-answers-to-the-user and it was closed shortly after with no real explanation. It was a ...
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Should social media be on topic?

I came across this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19013/is-it-okay-to-modify-a-quote-you-are-re-tweeting-if-its-too-long today. Though, it deals with the usage of an app (...
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Steel your resolve, Trello is upon us and we are flooded

In the span of a day, or little under/over that, there have been over a dozen questions about the newest web app on the block, trello. The first handful were from users trying it out with fellow Web ...
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How to deal with MediaWiki questions

While digging through [mediawiki] I noticed some questions which are about using some specific wiki (such as Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added? which I don't think ...
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Would MediaWiki sites like Wiktionary be considered web apps for the purposes of this site?

I would like to ask some questions about Wiktionary, the dictionary sister site of Wikipedia, running on MediaWiki. But only if it's considered on-topic here since they're not very Web 2.0 compared to ...
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Should “Wikis and Wikipedia” be merged into Web Applications? [closed]

I've asked a similar question before and I'm also asking this on Area 51. But I'd like a response from people here. Should Wikis and Wikipedia be merged into Web Applications? Update: we don't seem ...
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Mystified by post closing

I don't understand why webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/18392 was closed. The canned explanation given ("We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; ...
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Is this site not running as well as it deserves?

I noticed a relatively new user posted this in a question about the performance of this site. When asking How does one prevent Facebook from automatically combining uploaded photos in the timeline?,...
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Automated edit filter is too coarse and also condescending

This question has a basic and silly grammatical error - it uses "it's" instead of the correct "its". Now I'm happy to fix it, and I did, but oops: We welcome all constructive edits, but please make ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

This question on WebApps has been voted off-topic and closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/17668/how-do-you-save-a-draft-of-a-published-article-in-joomla I can't see any explanation. ...
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Can creators of applications for the web use Web Applications as a Q&A resource for their own creations?

Can creators of applications for the web use Web Applications as a Q&A resource for their own creations? What's the general feeling? Would this be welcome? Maybe it's the done thing already and ...
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Proposal to move all poll questions to one big thread

I believe that "list of X" questions though as valuable as the OP intended to make it, still allows one line answers that require further research work by the community. To deal with this, I propose ...
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What is the Markdown editor used on this site?

I'm a real Markdown fan, and I would like to know if the editor used on this site is available as a plugin/etc. to use on other websites.
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Should *free* alternatives be on-topic?

If a web-app fully satisfies the poster, should being free be an actual qualifier for an alternative? It would not make sense (in the perspective of the priced web-app) for there to be something out ...
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WebApps Blog : Good Idea or not so Good Idea [closed]

With the mention on Blog.Stackoverflow site, how possible would it be to get users interested in writing posts for a web applications blog ? Would you want this ? There is currently a chatroom open ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Community Promotion Ads for 2011

When will the webapps community be able to promote Web Applications for new visitors to the site ?
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Web Applications Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Webapps Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 of … https://webapps.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package shortly: ...
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Question closed without consultation. Unhappy with linked question/answers

I asked a question on Super User, it was migrated to 'Web Applications' and then linked with another question and closed as a duplicate. I'm not happy with the answers provided in the linked question ...
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Questions about digital “life” after death

I have a series of questions revolving around the central idea of what happens with or what to do with ones digital assets after death. These questions are much broader than Web Apps, however with ...
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Should we be concerned about possible copyright infringement?

This is my first visit to Web Applications, although I've been using the other SE sites for some time. I left some comments on this question. It kind of escalated. Did I overreact and overstep the ...
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Why was this question about one-click file-hosting closed?

For a question on the gaming.stackexchange.com site, I wanted to upload a few files that can be useful as a solution to a technical problem with a game. I know there are file-hosting services that ...
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Why was my question better suited to Super User than here?

I was wondering why my post was migrated to Super User? Generally, what kinds of web application questions belong here and what belong to Super User?
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Should <identify-this-app> style questions still remain on topic ?

These questions introduce short answers (sometimes only a link). They cannot be asked to be improved in clarity since the OP does not remember everything about the application. Though there are cases ...
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Questions with no answers

Out of 3600 questions, it looks like just under 10% have no answer at all. This is just above the bar for a healthy beta site - has anyone analyzed the questions to see if there's any way to reduce ...
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Unanswered questions

There seems to be a lot of questions that have been answered but have not been accepted. Is it worth adding a comment to these questions requesting the OP chooses an answer to accept (providing the ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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What's vague about this Question?

I'm here referring to a Question that asks for equivalents of Disqus. What's so vague about it to justify it getting closed?
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Did these have to be merged?

There is a Question asking for a recommendation and another asking for comprehensive differences. Are these so similar that they had to be merged? Look here too.
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Proposal to clean up the scope of the site: Is your question about using a specific web application?

The line between on-topic and off-topic questions has always been on the soft side here. As time goes on, we seem to get further and further away from a concrete line or simple definition of what is ...
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How to deal with "How do I do <X action> in <Y webapp>, where there is no way to perform X?

The No Answers section of the unanswered tab seems to have a lot of questions where people are trying to figure out how to perform a certain action in a given webapp. If this can't be done, and there'...