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How do we handle one hit answers pimping own sites?

I've noticed that due to the nature of the site, Web Apps tends to get a lot of one-hit answers from people pushing their own sites. For example: Is there a web-based VNC? Looking a look at the ...
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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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What should we do with WordPress questions and how tag them?

Users are starting to ask questions about WordPress. If they ask about WordPress.com I think they are on topic, but what if they ask about plug-ins that currently are not supported by WordPress.com ...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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How to deal with rejected migrations?

As of now, the site has over 100 rejected migrations: questions that were migrated here and then closed. They are locked, so can be neither deleted nor answered, nor improved. This is particularly ...
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Should github.com questions be asked here?

This question was retagged git and moved to Stack Overflow. Its a question about browsing github.com, not using git. There's also a github tag which makes me suspect Github questions can be asked ...
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Hidden Features of X

The first hidden features question was asked earlier today. Now in my opinion these aren't questions that are suited for the WA site - there is no definitive answer for "What little known tips and ...
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A guide to moderating webapps.stackexchange yourself - close voting

One thing that I've noticed is the number of questions that are closed solely by moderator action on this site. I'm going to take this opportunity to write up a guide here on meta blatantly rip off a ...
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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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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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Better tag guidance for tags that attract development questions

In spite of our best efforts, we still get daily questions about web application development. Obviously, people don't read. Part of the problem may be that some of the tags that a web app developer ...
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Do we need a canonical “How can I recover my Facebook account” question/answer?

We've been getting a fair number of "I can't get into my Facebook account" questions that are generally pretty poor. We could use a canonical question and answer for recovering a Facebook account ...
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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 ...
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The Web Application Nursery

So, The Web Application Graveyard is a little depressing. All those good apps that are no longer around. Worse, all that helpful content here that no longer has any use and is cluttering up the place. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What happened in May, 2014?

So, I've been using my newly-acquired privilege to see site analytics. Around about May 20, 2014, there is a precipitous drop in site visits and page views. We went from ~70,000 visits per weekday ...
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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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Accepted answer is invalid because a company has changed API

I was in need to subscribe to mail group hosted by Big Brother using my current mail, and I've found answer here: How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address? Only ...
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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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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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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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Clean up [untagged] questions

This is a clean-up task which'll never end. There is a regular job that removes tags that are only on 1 (or fewer) questions. What this means is that any question with one of these "orphan" tags ...
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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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What is the tag [google-calendar-reminders] for?

The tag google-calendar-reminders is pretty old, with questions dating back to 2013. Presumably, it refers to the fact that entering events in a calendar is a way to be reminded of them. But the ...
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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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Is this site really the right place for Amazon Web Services?

We have a number of questions tagged with amazon-web-services, amazon-ec2, and/or amazon-s3. Is this really the best site for these questions? Okay, granted, AWS makes it really easy to spin up and ...
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If an application talking to a website's API isn't a common browser, it is still a web app client, right?

There is an explosion in applications that are essentially one website browsers. They talk to Netflix, Twitter or what have you via an API that can be anything from HTML screen scraping to SOAP and ...
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Clean up project: Office 365

I draw your attention to the tag office-365. There seems to be a bit of confusion on what this tag is for. Granted, the description isn't great, but that's fairly easily remedied. A goodly number of ...
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Let's clean up some OS tags

This is Web Apps. Web Apps, by and large, shouldn't care about what a user's underlying operating system is. Still, we have a bunch of questions that are tagged with operating system names. linux x15 ...
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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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Web Applications Anniversary Contest - The Winners [closed]

As you may be aware, Web Apps held a contest to win some swag to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The contest officially ended at 16:00 EST on 18th November and your friendly Web Apps Moderators ...
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Is “It is not possible” a legitimate answer?

As we all know several times a day we are asked here on web-apps, Is it possible to perform X action on Y web app The answers usually tend to be yes it's possible and an explanation. But in some ...
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Still daily web development questions. Should we tweak the site name?

A significant percentage of the questions we get every day are still about web application development, even though this site has never been about that. I can kind of understand. This site is ...
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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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What is the official policy on identifying yourself as a team member for a product?

I'm being told here that I don't need to identify myself every time I answer a question about a product I work on, that I should just add the info into my bio. I have done this. This seems important ...
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Are questions not related to an app's web UI off topic?

Are questions like this on topic or no? "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y for my mobile device?" "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y's desktop client?" Where App Y is a well ...
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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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2019 Moderator Election - why?

I know we haven't had a moderator election here in a while (6 years!), but why now? I don't get the impression that the current workload is too much for the current crop of moderators. Is someone ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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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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Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here?

I frequently find myself in the unfortunate position of having to edit documents that are housed in Microsoft Word Online (formerly known as Word Web App). Often I find that Word Online doesn't behave ...
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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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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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