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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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What [javascript] questions are on-topic?

I've tweaked the tag guidance and description of the javascript tag to try to make it more clear that more than likely the question our visitor is about to ask is off-topic here. As you can see, a ...
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Do we want questions about what software runs a web site?

Exhibit A: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/q/83071/ I was going to vote to close it, but none of our off-topic reasons seem to fit. It's not idle curiosity, nor is it really about creating or ...
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Do we want an Uber tag?

Going through the reviews, I found https://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/57706, a tag wiki for a new tag, uber. Do we want this tag? Granted, http://www.uber.com is a web app, but ...
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Specialized Keyword search for Google+?

Something I noticed is that when I put in a search for Google+ results seems to come back on just "Google" (a much broader topic, with more noise to sort through) Searching for G+ is a bit more ...
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Who do outsiders think Web Applications is for, developers/power-users or Joe-user?

I originally posted this question on Super User. It then got migrated here. This surprised me because I thought Web Applications was for people who are creating web apps, using their API and that sort ...
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Vote to delete “What's the best invoicing webapp?”

This question has the following close reason: closed as not a real question by phwd♦ Feb 28 '11 at 20:19 It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, ...
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Rename [youtube-streaming] to [youtube-live] (or remove)

Reasons: "YouTube Live" is the official name of the product (used both in the HC, and in media reports). "YouTube Streaming" has a bit of ambiguity as to whether the questioner is talking about ...
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Should questions which have a non-reproducible error be closed?

There are a lot of questions where people have encountered an "error" while trying to use certain features of a web-app and it hasn't worked for them. But if the error is not reproducible by potential ...
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What makes a post a duplicate of another, their content, their context or both?

Overview Some questions becomes duplicates of other questions because of their content, other because their answers. How should be discussed/reviewed the cases when a question become duplicate of ...
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“Webapps” or “web-apps” or “web apps”?

What is the preferred usage? I have been finding myself alternating between web apps and webapps, however I think webapps might be better - after all, the AP Stylebook recently changed web site to ...
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Is the team for Web Applications the same as for Stack Overflow?

I liked the design of Web Applications too much and am just asking about the team behind this great work.
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Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be “web applications”?

Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be "web applications"? The current help page is pretty vague, it just defines a "web application" as "a website which behaves ...
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Could someone create a [gitlab] tag?

I have posted this and this question. These are about GitLab, not GitHub. Could someone create a gitlab tag?
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Google-Fu chat room frozen

This is the first time I've seen the Google-Fu chat room frozen: Can't we keep the Google-Fu chat room permanently active? If not, I want it to be. I'm in this chat room, if you want to chat: http:...
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Clarifying 'new version' of <X app>

It is my understanding that one of the goals of SE is for Q&As to be able to withstand the test of time in terms of their value to future readers. With this in mind (and assuming that the 'new ...
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Are questions regarding SaaS providers, such as email fulfillment on topic?

For example, there are a number of email fulfillment SaaS applications (ExactTarget, Silverpop, ConstantContact, Mailchimp - the list goes on and on) Are specific questions regarding these services, ...
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Question Ideas for our blog

Have ideas for a post you'd like to see on a site about web applications? Post them here as answers! Try to provide a concise title at the beginning, followed by a sentence or two if necessary, so we ...
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Tag [ad] should be merged with and made a synonym of tag [ads]

ad should be merged with and made a synonym of ads - they both mean the same thing, one has an s, and one doesn't.
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How are the new rep benchmarks working?

I'm active on Seasoned Advice and was wondering what happened to rep benchmarks as we came out of beta. I asked a related question on our meta, but thought I'd pose a slightly different one here. I ...
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Please have a rectangular search box

Compare with The first one is from stackoverflow.com and the second one is from nothingtoinstall.com, when using Google Chrome. The second one looks really ugly and unprofessional to me. Please ...
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Burninate [data]?

UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged data - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted. On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag data is hopelessly too broad ...
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Tags [print] vs [printing]

There are currently separate tags for [print] and [printing]. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should 'print' tags be merged into 'printing' perhaps? Is there any reason these two ...
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Closing a question based on the 'localization' of the answer

I recently helped someone troubleshoot a question that (I don't think) was in and of itself inherently 'localized' Can't add myself as an administrator on my own Facebook page. (My theory, here, being ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Purpose of [reporting] tag

I draw your attention to the reporting tag. Currently 14 questions, and they run the gamut: using Google Spreadsheets to make a report scheduling reports in HP Project and Portfolio Management ...
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Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?

Have a gander at questions tagged with api. The tag wiki already provides guidance that API questions are, in general, off-topic here. But there are a bunch of questions that are essentially asking ...
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Is it OK to seed Questions and Answers?

I just came across this meta post, and the consensus seemed to be that it's ok to seed questions from genuine users about a web-app, and answer them on webapps.stackexchange. Is this (still) the case?...
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What conferences and events could WebApps.SE have a presence at?

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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Is it OK to make assumptions when editing other people's questions?

The question at Need to convert a date into a dayname has been put on hold for "unclear what you're asking". It is tagged spreadsheet (among other things), and I think it is quite likely that it is ...
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Which tag should be kept as the main tag for the Google service for local business?

As there are less than 10 questions this could not be a big issue but could be helpful to document this case. There are three tags which names belongs to the name of a Google service at some point in ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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The “new” Top Bar is now active on Web Apps

From New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow for several months is coming soon to the Stack Exchange ...
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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New Review system currently in beta testing [closed]

A new system for reviewing posts that require moderation is now live here at Web Applications. For details, please see the post on Meta Stack Overflow. It's important to note that this is not (...
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Is “community wiki” the synonym for “poll”?

all the "lists of xyz", "hidden feature of abc" etc .. should be marked community wiki instantly. i am somewhat under the impression that the term "poll" would fit better :) i mean, almost all "cw"s i ...
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Policy about link as answer

This question is about this one : Clear "view history" on YouTube The current answer is quite correct but annoys me a little. It is : YouTube Help has a solution on this. It seem that ...
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Is it OK to submit an answer to a question that you, yourself, have asked?

I have a particular question that may be useful to the community, but I already know a possible answer. Am I able (allowed) to submit an answer to my own question? I'd hope that anybody would be ...
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Are questions regarding website policies on-topic?

I voted to close this question as it seemed to me to be too localised as site policies change over time. However, the owner disagrees, as when policies change the answers can just be edited. Thoughts?...
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What is the right place to ask questions about web development? [duplicate]

Can I ask question related to HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc., here? If not what is right community of Stack Exchange to ask? Stack Overflow? And if I have question about WordPress, would be I post ...
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How is the FAQ page going to be written?

So, you guys are first. And with that distinction comes some random craziness. We haven't established exactly how some of the community-specific content is going to get created. We know it is going to ...
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How generic is too generic?

The question for consideration: How to only send Facebook Updates to friends who play a game? When writing a seed question that has a relatively generic scope how generic should I be? For example, ...
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How did my question become extremely popular within a few minutes?

I asked a question about something on Facebook which at first had very little views/activity. I got an answer, it solved my problem, and I accepted it. 3 hours later, I come back and there's now ...
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Why close and not migrate off-topic question?

Just came across this question. It has been closed as off-topic. While I agree that it's surely off-topic, what I’d like to know is why was it closed and not migrated to Stack Overflow? They could ...
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Questions about Adult apps that conform to Jeff's restrictions allowed?

Will suggestions about adult web apps that do not contain a site name or url/link be allowed? This would not violate Jeff's restrictions from this question: Previous Question
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Alternatives for <X> in <Country>

I would like < X > service in my country as well but with 195 Countries what do we with these questions ?
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CAPTCHA image nominations [closed]

Post your suggestions for the final CAPTCHA image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. I suppose it should be a robot themed image. Vote ...

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