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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why is the Text-Formatting tag actively discouraged?

I recently submitted a question on ruler lines in Google Docs. One of the tags I thought appropriate was text-formatting. But the tag description starts, "Do NOT use this tag" then ...
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What to do with Google Chat?

We have google-hangouts for questions about https://hangouts.google.com google-hangouts-chat for questions about https://chat.google.com Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be ...
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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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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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What should our FAQ contain?

We need to come up with "things specific to webapps that need to be mentioned in the faq. [...] [The] most relevant thing to focus on is that topmost section of the [faq]." [Jeff Attwood] If you look ...
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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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. WebApps is scheduled for an election next week, 26 October. In ...
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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 keep track ...
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Decision process regarding Greasemonkey scripts

The page "What topics can I ask about here?" mentions "Greasemonkey scripts". My question: Is there some publicly available information about the decision process of mentioning &...
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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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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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Is it OK to ask about rules of web applications?

Is it appropriate to ask about usage rules of web applications? For example "I posted the lyrics of a song as a comment to that song on YouTube and my account got locked without reference to which ...
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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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Do we need to add “Android Enthusiasts” to the list of target sites for migration?

I've just migrated a second question to Android Enthusiasts in as many days. If you look at the statistics while only 5 questions have been migrated in the last 90 days none of those have been ...
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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+...
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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 of ...
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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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