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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'...
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Are API questions on topic or off topic?

I sent someone over here from Stack Overflow to ask this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/8965/whats-the-reliability-of-google-chart-api-service-closed First off, I'm sorry. I'...
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Show only Web Application Chat rooms in the sidebar

I think it is better to show only Chat Rooms related to Web Application to the Web Application Chat Widget. Now it is showing all Chatrooms from http://chat.stackexchange.com/. Visitors may confused ...
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Who do outsiders think Web Applications is for, developers/power-users or Joe-user?

I originally posted this question on Super User. It then got migrated here. This surprised me because I thought Web Applications was for people who are creating web apps, using their API and that sort ...
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How do I appeal the marking of a question as a duplicate?

My question here: Is there a way to retrieve/search through old facebook chat messages? appears to have been erroneously marked as duplicate. The answers in the linked question, do not cover what I ...
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Should we merge tags related to account management?

Currently we have several tags that are related to managing accounts. I propose merging the following tags into [account-management]. account account-delete account-transfer account-disabling ...
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What does voting mean and why is it important?

Now that we have graduated out of beta status, the rep requirement levels have bumped up to that of a normal site. This is expected, and a good thing. However, our users' rep levels are not high ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started: ...
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How are the new rep benchmarks working?

I'm active on Seasoned Advice and was wondering what happened to rep benchmarks as we came out of beta. I asked a related question on our meta, but thought I'd pose a slightly different one here. I ...
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Should questions requesting information for illicit or illegal use be allowed?

I noticed a question about getting ESPN online content via "unofficial" feeds. It reads: I just canceled cable (Yay!), but with college football season coming up, I'd like to be able to watch ...
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Please have a rectangular search box

Compare with The first one is from stackoverflow.com and the second one is from nothingtoinstall.com, when using Google Chrome. The second one looks really ugly and unprofessional to me. Please ...
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How to deal with Staff of webapp <X> ?

It sounds like staff/support/founders may come in as new users when they see their product mentioned. As a new user, there is not enough reputation to comment. So in some cases I see answers given ...
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What guidelines exist for members discussing sites they run or work on?

What is the policy for members who run webapps, particularly regarding questions tagged webapp-rec? Are disclaimers required or suggested? Can those members work on the relevant wiki tags? For ...
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Webapps.stackexchange.com versus Nothingtoinstall.com

Related StackOverflow Blog post: Domain Names: The Wrong Question Nothing to Install is a fine name, probably one of the best in the network. Yet, it's confusing to have half the people talking ...
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, The wait is over! As you can see the new design has been applied and nothingtoinstall.com is live. I'd like to address a few issues. captcha image There were a few suggestions from the ...
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Nix “is site X down/working/slow” messages

This question is a perfect example of the kind of question we don't want on WebApps. Can you imagine how many of these we're going to get every time the intertubes have a hiccup? Nothing against the ...
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Tackling the List Problem in Detail

Previous Discussions: Detailed List questions and CW “What are some sites?” or “Let's make a list of X!” type questions Are questions about finding sites to get free on topic ? Short, Opinionated ...
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[apple] tag redundant?

To me, it seems like the [apple] tag is redundant. What do you guys think?
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Are [tasks] and [todo] synonymous?

Both tasks and todo are being used to mean the same thing. Which do you think should be the master tag?
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What experts/evangelists are there in the Web Applications area that we can reach out to for promotion?

In order to continue to grow the site, we need to work on promoting the site. It isn't something that is just going to happen, we need to be proactive about this. There are several ways to do this, ...
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What conferences and events could WebApps.SE have a presence at?

In order to continue to grow the site, we need to work on promoting the site. It isn't something that is just going to happen, we need to be proactive about this. There are several ways to do this, ...
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Merge [gmail-contacts] and [google-contacts]

Not sure which way round this should go, and this would probably be a good use for synonyms. Whilst there are subtle differences between clicking the Contacts button in GMail, and going to the ...
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If I'm working on a web app, do I ask here?

If I'm writing/developing a web app, do I post questions here? Or is it just for 'users' or client-programmers of existing web apps?
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Design Ideas for Web Applications Site (updated with screenshots)

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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Migrate questions with tags [wordpress] or [wordpress.com] to WordPress Development

WordPress Development is now released publicly. I think that it's the time to migrate all the questions related to WordPress (tagged as wordpress, wordpress.com) to WordPress Development.
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How to handle off-topic questions

When encountering an off-topic question, what are the best ways to handle it when the more appropriate forum is: A fully public stackexchange site (e.g. stackoverflow.com) A stackexchange site in ...
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Can we ask any kind of wiki question here?

I have created my own Area 51 proposal especially dedicated to wikis, but looking at this site it looks obsolete. Can we ask any wiki question here? If so I can close mine down and redirect traffic ...
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Should .com be included in tag names?

I think that for well known services (e.g. [amazon], [gmail], [ebay], etc) we don't need the .com as part of the tag name, but for lesser known services, especially those that can be confused with ...
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Please don't double tag Google items

We shouldn't be tagging items with both google and some other tag like google-search or gmail. google should be used for the Google search engine. Use the specific app name for each app. Of course, ...
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Are questions about Games on- or off- topic?

I ask a question about a game : https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/5500/what-is-the-killer-webgame Someone has downvoted my question because he says this is not about game. A game is an app,...
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Community wiki questions rate, why is it so high on Web Applications?

Looking at Web Applications questions, I've noticed that many questions are in Community Wiki or should be converted with CW flag (this one for example). Is this because the typical question on Web ...
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Should mods start making webapp-rec questions as CW?

Now that we have several mods, should we convert new questions that are marked as webapp-rec to community wiki? This post explains why they should be community wiki. I would recommend that if we do ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of your public beta, we desperately need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Is the number of Web Applications SE visitors saturated?

It seems to me that the visitor count for Web Applications is limited to 3k for at least a week. Is the number of visitors starting to saturate for Web Applications?
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Is this a question for Stack Overflow?

I'm not sure but, does this sound like a question for Stack Overflow community? Where can I interactively play with jQuery and Javascript? [closed]
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Can I answer with a desktop application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions? I know this site is about webapps, but for some questions, I have desktop app suggestions that the asker might ...
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Closed probe questions

I was going through some tags and questions and saw the https tag and: Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? It seems like closed probe questions for ...
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Is the [web-apps] tag partially redundant?

See also: Do we really need online in tags on a Web Applications site Okay, on my general tag browsing tonight I've noticed a few questions which are being tagged with [web-apps]. While there are a ...
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Are questions about finding sites to get free <X> on topic?

There may be applications that are able to organize free assets efficiently and with features but the majority are either plain websites or blogs. I can allow that but since it is not possible to ...
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Merge [facebook-<X>] into [facebook]

[facebook]: 138 [facebook-pages]: 8 [facebook-chat]: 5 [facebook-apps]: 4 [facebook-connect]: 3 [facebook-games]: 3 [facebook-alternative]: 2 [facebook-account]: 1 [facebook-groups]: 1 Could these be ...
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Are questions about which is the best/most popular <X> on topic?

Notice that the above title gives this message: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. I know based on other meta questions we allow, but do not encourage, "list ...
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“Webapps” or “web-apps” or “web apps”?

What is the preferred usage? I have been finding myself alternating between web apps and webapps, however I think webapps might be better - after all, the AP Stylebook recently changed web site to ...
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How to deal with the fact that web apps are always changing?

Many answers are going to be workarounds. As web apps improve and solve these issues the workarounds break. Even official answers may change drastically over short periods of time with some web apps. ...
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How do we promote our site?

Looks like we need to ask the questions and help work out how to run this site. Given that, and given this questions current absence from this site, despite being featured here: http://blog....
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Should questions that ask about using “web shops” be allowed?

There are some questions about Amazon ordering system etc. See: Is there a way to make Amazon visually show me that a product can’t be shipped to my default location? How do I remove 1 item from an ...
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Are questions about piracy off-topic here?

For example: "Which is the best site to view free TV shows?" "Where do I get the best torrent links?" "...
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Suggestion: move the default textbox text out of the boxes?

I find it is less intuitive having to delete the text that already exists in the textboxes (eg Title, Tags), especially when the search bar works a different way. My suggestion is to move the ...
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What's the etiquette for updating many posts?

Whenever there are several posts that should be updated, I prefer to update them all at the same time. That way I don't have to create a todo/reminder to update them later on. By far the most common ...
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Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions?

I'm referring to this question where one of the solution is a non web-based app. Do we want that or should we only answer with web-based solutions even if there are better apps out there?