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What's the difference between webapps and superuser?

Reading the questions currently on webapps, it seems like a lot of them would fit equally well on superuser. Are questions that focus on web apps being closed on superuser? Have they always? Even ...
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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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Is this meta site going to get merged with meta.stackoverflow.com at some point?

NOTE: I'm not saying that we don't need this meta site during the beta phase - I think it will be vital. However, once the site goes public a lot of the questions that will be asked will have already ...
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What should your top prize be?

Your moderator team has put together a great little cleanup contest for y'all to celebrate your anniversary! Right now, the suggestion for the top prize is an annual subscription to a webapp. There's ...
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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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How to log in to my Google-Signin'd Stack Exchange without Google signin?

I created a Stack Overflow account with Google Signin. Sometimes I'm on another computer where I don't want to sign in to Google, but I do want to log in to my SO account. Is there any way to do that? ...
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Are “app vs. app” questions on topic?

I'm seeing a trend of questions that are asking for a comparison of features between two web apps. Recent samples: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/54390/studyblue-vs-anki https://...
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Are questions about contacting a service's support staff on topic? Too localized?

From Web Applications newsletter, I have seen LibraryThing: How do I tell the bug collectors that the site is completely broken? This question is on new top questions. The question is about how to ...
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Integrate [new-twitter] into [twitter]

For new-twitter we have 2 (two) questions (all asked back in 2010), 1 (one) follower to it and... we have "new" Twitter working like a charm for past three years. Shouldn't we integrate these two ...
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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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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?
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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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Remove Web Apps from migration path for Super User

It seems to me that a third to one half of the questions migrated from Super User are incorrect migrations. (Here's an example.) Should we lobby for Web Applications to be removed from Super User's ...
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Is it no-longer possible to mark questions as off-topic for unlisted reasons?

At least for someone who cannot vote to close, I can't figure out how to mark a question as off-topic that does not fit into one of the pre-defined categories? For example Can a court order obtain ...
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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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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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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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Mobile phone web app related questions allowed?

Is it appropriate to ask a question about a web app related to a specific mobile device? Example: When browsing X on my device Y, I have problem Z, what do I do?
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So where do we discuss/vote on the site's Name/URL/style, etc?

So other than "committing" to the site, and suggesting good "on-topic" and "off-topic" questions, where is the discussion/voting about the rest of what goes into making WebApps.Stackexchange? ...
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What is off-topic for the Web Apps site?

I would like this post to be a compilation for the FAQ of what is off-topic for this Web Apps site. With the purpose to prevent a lot of discussion early on, about what we do or don't want to see. Off ...
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How to ask a question that has been asked before but not given a full answer

I have a question about my Web Applications Stack Exchange post: My Twitter account isn't showing up in other's notifications Ten days ago I was searching Stack Exchange for solutions to a ...
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Offer Bounty on Question

I've seen a nicely styled first question (Google Spreadsheet tag: Google Sheets: "Split" delimited string, preserving blank entries) and I would like to award a bounty. Not to receive ...
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Service/product name in question title

I’m having a dilemma lately: several questions were edited for the sole purpose of removing the name of the product or service from their title. The justification for this actions was that the ...
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Tag synonyms for British English/American English?

As I did some tag wiki edits, I noticed a trend of having the American English spelling as the main tag, and sometimes there isn't a synonym created for it with the British English spelling. I was ...
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When someone comments on the original question and you do some trouble shooting, where should the results go?

If you make a question and someone asks you to try something, after you do it where should you put the results? For example you could always edit your original question to put the info there or if the ...
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Should we move the answers to “Hidden features of Google search” to the Google tag wiki?

While reviewing some low quality answers I came across this old gem: Hidden features of Google Search Over on Meta Stack Overflow they are discussing, and in some cases implementing, moving the ...
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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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For your [reviews]

I draw your attention to the tag reviews. There is no tag description, and no usage guidance. This looks like another classic "meta tag". It has no context without the other tags on a question and ...
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“Forgot password” and “forgot username” are separate issues - question erroneously marked as duplicate

The question How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username? is really about an odd case where a user remembers his password, but not his username. I have suggested ...
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Are content creation questions on-topic here?

With the creation of the Content Creation Area 51 proposal, the question Isn't this already covered by Web Applications? was asked. In response, I suggested that looking at the webapps FAQ that all of ...
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Are questions about etiquette on- or off-topic?

I have a question about the usage of a particular feature of a social network. It is not a technical question, rather I wonder what is the socially acceptable way to do and what must be avoided when ...
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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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Clean up of [speed] tag

I draw your attention to the speed tag. Currently, there are 11 questions. There is, of course, no tag wiki or excerpt. The questions are on a variety of topics. 2 are closed webapp recommendation ...
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Google on Area 51, a proposed Q&A site for people interested in learning how to use Google products

Few minutes ago I found on Area 51 Google, a proposed Q&A site for people interested in learning how to use Google products. I think that its scope is included in the scope of this site so I ...
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How should I have edited this question differently?

Recently I discovered that a new bang had been added to DuckDuckGo, and I was curious about how long the new bang has been around. A Google search led me to this question: Is there a way to get the ...
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Can we get rid of the [issue-tracking] tag?

There are 12 questions tagged issue-tracking. Most of them are also tagged with something else, usually the actual issue tracking system they are asking about. Those tagged with only issue-tracking ...
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Problematic [tags] and [tagging] tags

I draw your attention to tags and tagging. Not only is one simply the verb form of applying the other (and should thus be a synonym) they certainly seem to be meta tags; neither could be the only tag ...
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Answers as comments are correct, but no answers on questions - what to do?

I'm browsing through the unanswered questions area of the site and I've come across at least a three questions that have correct answers in the comments area and even suggested correct by the OP. ...
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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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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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Should we have temporary moderators who can help vote to close off topic answers? [closed]

Would it be useful if some people who participated in the private beta were made moderators - at least until the end of the public beta - so that we (as a group) can keep on top of the off topic ...
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Site Attributes [closed]

Alright, so it looks like it's up to us to figure out the site attributes and a way to vote on them. I think having a single post that will link to the others will help with the organization, so here ...
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Website recommendations

A site which would be an obvious migration target for us, Website Recommendations, is barely over 50% committed. Oddly, in the list of six other Stack Exchange sites where the committers are also ...
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Please reinstate the default off-topic reason: not about Web Applications

Some questions are blatantly off-topic, to the point that no explanation is needed beyond stating this fact. I'm not using a real example, but the situation is not hypothetical. One of my front ...
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Make [gmail-chat] synonymous of [google-talk]

Google Chat used to be usable within Gmail, Orkut and iGoogle but the last two services were shut down, so presently Google Chat can be used only within Gmail. At this time there are two alternatives ...
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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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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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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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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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Burninate [limit]?

I draw your attention to the limit tag. This seems to be a perfect definition of a meta tag. It's currently on 43 questions. The tag excerpt reads: For questions where upper or lower restrictions are ...

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