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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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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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Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic?

Is this question on- or off-topic: Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from? Up for discussion: is this question more about using web sites or running a web site (i.e. ...
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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...
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Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?

There already are questions about bookmarklets but are questions about browsers (plugins, features) accepted (as long as they are related to using a real web application?). For example, questions ...
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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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Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site?

There are lots of tags like "online-security" and "online-storage" showing up. Do we really need "online" - isn't that implied?
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Can't make the [connections]

I draw your attention to the tag connections. Ten questions (at the moment). No usage guidance or wiki description. About half of the questions are about LinkedIn connections. The rest are about ...
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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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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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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Fixed Opening 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 ...
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Please remind people that questions and answers must contain the data

Questions and answers often contain links to Google sheets but miss the data in the question. Perfect example for both Q and A*: Splitting the contents of a comma separated cell into new rows Can we ...
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Can we add [problem] to the tag blacklist?

Earlier today we had a number of questions tagged problem I cleaned them all up, but can we add it to the tag blacklist to avoid it's return?
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We must [unsubscribe] from the [subscription]

I draw your attention to subscription and unsubscribe. I would call both of these the very definition of a meta tag. "Subscribing" could be to a mailing list (or similar), paying for a service, or ...
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Is there a way to rehabilitate a reputation of 1 or am I doomed to eternal darkness?

My first question here was judged deficient and so the traditional capital-punishment-for-jaywalking penalty was assessed. If it's not possible, let me know and I'll try to somehow live a meaningful ...
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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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Do we want to reduce the number of votes needed to Close/Reopen questions?

Recently Stack Overflow reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen questions from 5 to 3 after a successful experiment to see if it was worth it. The results were that it did improve the rate ...
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Where are all of these Office 365 questions coming from?

It seems that in the last week, there's been quite an increase in the number of questions about Microsoft Office 365 products. (Excel Online, Outlook on the Web, etc.) Don't get me wrong; I think it'...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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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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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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Site Logo / Style Proposals

Please post as answers below, your proposals for a logo and color scheme for WebApps. Note: you must have a copy of the logo in a vector format. However, you may post a PNG or JPG below as a preview. ...
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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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Election check-in - Who's interested in stepping up to help being a moderator here?

Web Apps last had an election just a year ago which ended with insufficient moderators. At the time, I opted to try out three-vote closure/reopening here rather than running the election again. Right ...
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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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How to treat questions that are non-relevant anymore?

I was looking at old questions, to find some questions without answers that it's worth answering, and I came across this question: YouTube videos embedded in Facebook are not playing when in HTTPS. ...
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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 “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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Am I "Doing it Wrong" by using the star to mark questions that I want to review later?

In the whole 13 days since I became a member I've been using the Star to mark a question for my own review later (since there's a spot for it on my profile). My reason for doing this is that I read ...
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Are questions about corporate applications on topic?

Kronos Workforce Central is a cloud-based application for handling employee payroll, scheduling, and timekeeping. It is a commercial software suite licensed out to large corporate clients such as ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Why is there suddenly a flood of Close votes in the review queue?

There's been a greater than normal number of questions in the Close Votes review queue of late. Some are in there for good reason. However, a large number of them also appear to be on-topic, have ...
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Is it OK to revise an answer by adding answerer's social/professional profile without his/her consent?

There are two answers* which have been revised, where the editor has added a Disclaimer on behalf of the answerer, by adding his LinkedIn profile link. And these edits have been approved. I just want ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a web app?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of a web app or service. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta....
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Get Involved! WebApps Blog : Contributors

In reference to WebApps Blog : Good Idea or not so Good Idea I am going to go with the assumption that it could be a good great awesome idea and will be using this post just to see who is interested ...
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Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
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Should I delete my now obsolete answer?

Back in 2014 I answered the question Google Spreadsheet generate random numbers with Math.random(), based on how Google Spreadsheets worked at that time: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/71355/...
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Nobody's [defaults] but mine

I draw your attention to the defaults tag. This looks to be the very definition of a meta-tag. Every app will set these up differently, and whether or not they're changeable is up to each app. No one ...
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Cognito Forms says the entire Web Apps user base is actually part of Cognito's community

Cognito Forms, with the wording on their Support page, have new users to Web Apps thinking that it's actually all part of Cognito. Have a question about Cognito Forms? Participate in questions & ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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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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Are questions about self-installed web apps on or off topic?

There are some levels to this... Which of the following question types do we accept and which do we reject as off-topic? Recommendations for which web app software to install - not technical ...
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Please help reviewing suggested edits!

I'm trying to help this site by regularly reviewing First Posts and Late Answers, but this has become somewhat complicated as of late. Most of the time I'd like to edit the post to fix some grammar or ...
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

I am confused about whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. Requirement means that if the OP doesn't show research, then the question must be closed. One of my ...
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Web Application's updated site theme is live for everyone!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Burninate [hide]

I draw your attention to the tag hide. It's currently applied to 10 questions, all of which have something to do with hiding, or not hiding, something. (At least none of them are about animal skin.) ...
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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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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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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