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Paid sites OK or not?

Just seeking clarification about the following: Is there a web application to check English? and https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/484/are-there-any-online-ocr-services/488#488 What's ...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads 2013 A new year approaches, and with it, a new set of promotional ads! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

This question on WebApps has been voted off-topic and closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/17668/how-do-you-save-a-draft-of-a-published-article-in-joomla I can't see any explanation. ...
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Was a question migrated to Web Applications by mistake?

When I reviewed this question: feed XML to google calendar on Superuser Q&A, my review was that it would be a better match for Stack Overflow Q&A because of the XML topic, but it got migrated ...
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Question closed without consultation. Unhappy with linked question/answers

I asked a question on Super User, it was migrated to 'Web Applications' and then linked with another question and closed as a duplicate. I'm not happy with the answers provided in the linked question ...
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Troubleshooting guidance

There are some questions about issues that, rather than a deterministic answer, could require an heuristic approach (try & error, troubleshooting, etc.). Sometimes this could be because the user ...
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Was the review reputation requirement raised?

I am a rather active reviewer on the main site. But today, when I was looking for new items, I was told I need a reputation of at least 500 to do so. Is this a bug? If not: Why wasn’t this rather ...
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Best practices for recommending a web app or other tool

I understand that questions asking for app recommendations (or even just "if such an app exists") are off-topic. Questions should be about problems to solve. Sometimes, though, the best solution to a ...
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Should spelling be corrected in quotes?

I recently responded to this question on gapless playback with Google Music: Google Music Gapless Playback I quoted the response I got from Google Support, and made a remark that he probably didn't ...
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Are questions about Duolingo on topic?

Doulingo.com is a free language-learning app used by millions of people, but it has no tag here yet. So I wonder if questions about using Duolingo are OK here? Also, what would be the best place for ...
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Rename [deviant-art] to [deviantart]

The tag for deviant-art should be renamed to deviantart to reflect the site's official name. It's a tiny tag with just a single question, but I can't think of any reason not to use the site's proper ...
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Community Beta Invitation List [closed]

Just an idea we were throwing around to distribute beta invitations to active web application users. Format is as follows (Keep edits to the one answer listed below) Blubrry App service to ...
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Feedback request - What are your thoughts on three-vote closure?

As in prior tests, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all about the impact of three-vote closure on your experience here Web Applications. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an ...
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Is Web Applications still the best stop for bookmarklets?

Recently, there have been some bookmarklet questions on Web Apps (both of the most recent posts were pertaining to employing bookmarklets on Stack Exchange sites, but let's hold that aside for a ...
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New tag for Amazon Alexa voice integration

Should there be a tag created for questions about integrating Alexa skills with various web apps (Google Docs, calendars, etc.)? The current alexa tag refers to the Alexa.com marketing site (also ...
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When should I vote to delete a question on Web Applications?

On Meta Stack Exchange Robert Cartaino's answer to When should I vote to delete a question? gives general guidelines about when we should vote to delete a question. During the 7 years of Web ...
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If two questions have the same answer, are they duplicates and should they be merged?

This question is prompted by a recent point made by @StevenVascellaro on his post Find the most liked tweet from an account, when I answered his question he duly noted that my answer also served as ...
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Do Power BI questions belong here?

Microsoft Power BI has a web app, as well as a desktop application, that work together. Would asking about the web app be appropriate, while the desktop would be inappropriate? Or neither? Or both?
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How does the community here define a partial answer?

I request the community to let me know: How does it define a partial answer? What should be the minimum information a partial answer should include? In what circumstances a partial answer should be ...
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Should questions about Google Apps Scripts be allowed on WebApps?

Should Google Apps Script question really be allowed on Web Apps? It may be a web application, but the questions relating to it usually always relate to a code question which does not seem suited for ...
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How to deal with MediaWiki questions

While digging through [mediawiki] I noticed some questions which are about using some specific wiki (such as Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added? which I don't think ...
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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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Why Is It That Meta WebApp Rep Is Linked To WebApp Rep?

I find it strange that my meta webapp and webpp reputation are linked to each other. Don't you think that the ability to discuss meta topics is completely different from the ability to provide good ...
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Is this the “settled” look-and-feel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why was the raster background chosen as background for webapps? I love the "graph paper and stencil" look to webapps.stackexchange. Is this the look-and-feel the site will ...
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What makes a Google Sites question off-topic?

I'm trying to interpret why my question was closed. My question involved my attempt to implement something on my Google Site. I was viewing the Google Sites system as a web application, and therefore ...
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Passing along invites to beta web apps like thieves in the night

Where should we be handing out invites for beta phase web apps? Is chat more appropriate than the meta here? Or how should we connect with other Web Apps users to pass these along so as to not ...
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Questions with no answers

Out of 3600 questions, it looks like just under 10% have no answer at all. This is just above the bar for a healthy beta site - has anyone analyzed the questions to see if there's any way to reduce ...
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How do bounties work on WebApps meta?

It turns out you can't get reputation from the WebApps meta site and you presumably can't lose it either. However, the WebApps meta still has a featured tab, so i'm wondering how bounties work on it. ...
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Burninate the [posting] tag

I draw your attention to posting. There is, of course, no excerpt or tag wiki. It is attached to questions about "posting" on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Social Plugin, Google Groups, Google+, Reddit,...
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Are questions regarding versioning software functionality on-topic here?

Take this question for instance. In my opinion is not about the web interface functionality, but about how versioning software works, so it should be closed. Should these questions be left open? Or ...
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What's with the new Community Evaluation review process?

Seems like StackExchange rolled out a new reviewing process - the Community Evaluation review queue today. While it is a good idea to review those answers to determine the quality of them, there is a ...
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Better landing page for users without site access

Pre-beta the site only is accessible to those of us who committed on Area51. The site landing (the index) shows a login page to users who do not yet have access, and a message suggesting that they ...
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Let's burninate [api]

(Slightly related to this question: Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?) Application Program Interfaces are firmly in the domain of programming. Except, perhaps, for questions asking ...
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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled here

See: Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere Previously, users whose posts here were generally not well received may have received warnings about them, but were never in danger ...
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Is the [date] tag useful?

We've got a few dozen questions tagged with date. To me, this is not a useful tag. Who's an expert on dates? Who is going to follow this tag? A tag should be able to describe a question all by ...
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Short, Opinionated Answers

Looking through some of the questions and answers already on the site there are a few questions where the answers given are simply short 1-line answers based on the answer-ers experience. This is ...
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Should we delete spam links as well as flagging the post?

I recently reviewed this question how can I increase my website loading speed. It was a single line question including a link to a site. I think my website speed is not good. so how can I increase ...
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How do I get a 50 reputation?

I want to post comments and questions on this site, but I do not have a 50 reputation. How can get a 50 reputation so that I can actually use this site?
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Should we apply an historical lock to “Alternative to Facebook”?

Alternative to Facebook [closed] (Deleted 2017-10-12) is a question asking for a web application recommendation, so it's now off-topic. It has: 43 points, 46 upvotes, 3 downvotes. 23 answers 18 ...
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Merge into and add [online-storage] as a synonym of [cloud-storage]

First, a question: online-storage and cloud-storage mean the same thing, right? If so, should we merge into and add online-storage (12 questions) as a synonym of cloud-storage (8 questions)? ...
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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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404 Image nominations [closed]

Post your nominations for final 404 image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. Vote on other site attributes
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Is removing “thanks” a tiny, trivial edit that is discouraged?

I have accessed the edit queue recently. Some edits there only remove "thanks" "thanks in advance" or correct minor spelling/grammar errors. I think that these kinds of edits qualify as "tiny trivial"...
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What happened to our blog?

Hey Web Applications community! Remember me, Hydra, from a few months back? I left Web Applications already and was hoping to let the community take over the management of the new blog that I managed ...
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Are API answers to non-API questions appropriate here?

I recently read this meta thread wherein the takeaway was (I believe) that API questions are really programming questions and not web-app questions. There are often questions wherein the answer ...
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“What are some sites?” or “Let's make a list of X!” type questions

Here is a question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/620/what-are-good-qa-websites-out-there entitled "What are good Q&A websites out there ?" To me this seems to have nothing at all ...
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Do we need a close reason for questions asking about proprietary/non-public information or policies?

We get a fair number of questions that are similar to Email Taken and also not found on Instagram (not picking on any one user in particular, the question just happened to be at my fingertips). I'm ...
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Are questions about Google Assistant actions on topic?

I had a question where I'm facing problems with IFTTT integration of Google Assistant and Trello. Though it feels very much on-topic, I can't find any google-assistant tags and Google Assistant isn't ...
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What to do about obsolete questions?

I recently started digging through some of the old unanswered YouTube questions, and I stumbled over several that don't really make sense anymore. Like this one: The user is asking about the autoplay ...

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