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Are five [outlook…] tags sufficient?

I don’t use Outlook and am confused by our tags for that which, in addition to outlook.com-calendar (no Usage guide) include: outlook.com applied to 253 265 Open Qs, 18 Followers and a Usage guide of:...
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Burninate [notes]?

Tag notes is attached to six Open Qs at present: What does tagging a note with a page in Facebook do? Multiple pages in a single note in Evernote? How to schedule a draft note on a Facebook page? ...
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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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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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Replace Google by Google Search in “What topics can I ask about here?” on Web Apps Help

Request Replace Google by Google Search in https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic because this could eventually help the reduce the use of google when should be used google-search. Details As ...
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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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Can we get a better Captcha image?

I just got my first Captcha here and it only says: Human? Which is kind of boring, any suggestions for a better one? Update:
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Use the current tags about categories of web applications as “default” tags for “untagged” questions

This is pointed to the Web Application members that review first posts and participated on tag cleaning efforts. When a tag used on a single question reach certain age it is automatically deleted and ...
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What are the criteria for 'some of your questions have not been well received' warnings?

Similar question to this one: Why am I in danger of being blocked? I was actually blocked for some months. During that time I spent several hours going through my questions, my answers, trying to ...
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Do we need to extend the [importxml] wiki?

Recently a clean-up project was started related to importxml and importhtml. Rightnow the importxml wiki includes a quotation of the official help article which only describes the syntax and point ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited! [closed]

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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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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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

The question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/73368/is-reddit-a-good-place-to-ask-questions I asked has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. So I come to the What topics can I ask ...
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Account is not allowed to suggest edits?

I've recently suggested several edits on this site. After two accepted edits (1), (2), it seems that my account has been disallowed for further suggested edits. I don't have links for rejected ones, ...
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Why can't I use [google] tag for Google Maps-related questions?

Rubén edited my question 18 hours ago and removed google tag from it. When I visited revisions page for that question, where google tag still exists and hovered it, I can read: Questions about ...
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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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Detailed List questions and CW

I posted a question to ascertain what web-sites were out there for automated die-rollers. The motivation behind the question was that I wanted to find a die-rolling site that didn't require a sign-in,...
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

My question concerning the use of two features in Google Inbox has been put on hold, motivation being: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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Suggestions off-topic?

For this question, How do I download a YouTube video? How is it not closed? Essentially it amounts to, What software can I use to download a YouTube video? Every answer is for a different piece ...
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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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Should general WhatsApp questions be allowed?

Sometimes there are questions about WhatsApp, that are not actually related to the web application, like WhatsApp group with hidden numbers?. The thing is, that on WhatsApp, the app is exclusively ...
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Should a “high traffic” Q with an Accepted A be marked as a duplicate of a lower traffic Q asked years later?

A {duplicate} marker links these two Qs: How to prevent my friends from seeing my friends’ list on Facebook How do I control who can see my Friends List? Some stats for each: Former Asked 4 years, ...
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Why a huge amount of old questions of this site migrated from Super User?

Why is there a huge amount of old questions migrated from Super User? Is there any interesting story behind it? Searching on questions sorted by "newest", and going to the last page of results (...
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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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Reopen a question

Who can view which circles in Google Plus? I just was notified that the above question is popular. It should be reopened. It is NOT a duplicate. I am asking if there is a way members of a circle only ...
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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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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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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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Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?

ale and ChrisF closed Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?. This question needs details or clarity. What "details or clarity" you need?
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How and whether to use tag [merging]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. There are presently two Open Qs tagged merging: Did these have to be merged? Duplicate user created? One concerns merging questions (specifically two that have since ...
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How to define a web app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Define “web application” What essentially defines a web app? Are all useful websites web apps? As examples, is Google search a web app? G-mail? Wikipedia?
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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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Should we synomyze [google-play] and [google-play-store] or burninate [google-play]?

Currently we have google-play 4 questions, 5 watchers google-play-store 28 questions, 1 watcher They look to be about the same. Since google-play has more watchers than google-play-store what will ...
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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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Anyone interested in collaborate to build a “How to ask a question about [google-sheets]” guide/faq?

Nowadays google-sheets is the tag with the higher number of questions in Web Applications. Unfortunately people answering questions are, IMHO, very few. Besides of the different reasons that we could ...
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Shoutout to this community for its good work!

I didn't do my part and asked a good question on the wrong subsite of StackExchange; it belonged to Android Enthusiasts. Somebody migrated the post, I think a user named Alex, who was the user with ...
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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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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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What are the components of a Web app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between a website and a web app? I was wondering whether someone could provide an in-depth definition of what the web-app is and what are the ...
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Google Chrome Extensions / Webstore [closed]

I have created a proposal on Area51 for all things todo with Google Chrome Extensions and the coming soon Google Chrome WebStore, I was wondering whether you guys would support this or whether you ...
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A regular user failed to flag a question that was duplicated a week ago

I have been unfairly treated. I spent an hour of my time to do research to answer this question, so I even missed the lecture I had that morning, because I wanted to sort this out and give a thorough ...
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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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Old notable question closed as “Off topic” in December 2017

This question I asked in 2012 has more than 282,000 views and it was still getting upvoted till early December: Is there any service that provides accurate driving directions to a location at a ...
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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 me....
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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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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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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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Why is this question about Google Docs closed?

This question was closed: Google Docs shared link requires login to edit document The closure text says: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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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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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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