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Please consider merging [facebook-chat] & [facebook-messages]

If you have enough reputation, please suggest facebook-chat & facebook-messages as synonymous. That is (keep in mind those tags have no descriptions), unless the former means the pop up version ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of your public beta, we desperately need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Minor edits—tags modified—, while the text is left untouched

This thing bothers me a little: I see a lot of (new) questions that are edited just for adding or removing tags, while the text body is left untouched, even if it needs (sometimes obvious) editing. I ...
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Why was the raster background chosen as background for Web Applications? [closed]

The current background reminds of sitting in a classroom and being punished by mathematics formulas. Why was this background chosen? Do others like it?
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Site Activity and VoteGraph 20160614 in the last 12 weeks

According to http://data.stackexchange.com/webapps/query/161411/site-activity-and-votegraph the number of question votes in week was incresed almost 4 times. Is this correct?
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Are questions about piracy off-topic here?

For example: "Which is the best site to view free TV shows?" "Where do I get the best torrent links?" "...
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Step change in new user numbers

Towards the end of 2016 the rate at which new users were joining shot up: I can speculate (eg a major tidy of tags and Titles perhaps?) why but do not have a plausible theory that might explain both ...
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What specifically about my 3 WebApps questions is causing me to get blocked?

Similar: Why am I in danger of being blocked? You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 4 questions recently, ...
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What to do with the [address] tag?

The tag excerpt and wiki for address are empty but there are 9 questions 6 questions related to regular (physical?) addresses and to email addresses. In the context of Web Applications it looks to be ...
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Someone's answer was the solution to a problem, too bad I can't tell the community and expand on it

I just signed up, using my Google account, and I can't vote up OR even comment on this site, because my reputation is too low. Amidst a dozen responses to someone's problem, another poster posted ...
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Unanswered Bounty question

I asked a question that didn't receive enough attention, so I started a bounty. It remained unanswered for a week, and my bounty automatically closed, but I didn't get my points back. How is this ...
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Why is there a high rate of answered questions?

Does anyone else think that there is an amazingly high rate of answered questions on the main site? Reviewing the question and answers, I am beginning to become concerned that people are voting ...
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How is this SSL question off topic?

I recently asked about using Comodo's SSL Analyser which despite being a simple one, is still a web application to check SSL certificates. The FAQ here AFAIK is about using web applications? So, I ...
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Unnecessary edit?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/55192/revisions The above link shows that someone edited my question almost 2 years after its initial posting just to remove "Thanks in advance!" While I ...
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Why was my question closed? No comments, suggestions, anything

I did my search within suggested existing questions and answers but haven't found what I am looking for. So I created new question - any multiuser trip planner... I understand that someone has the ...
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Using LINE from Python, is it on-topic and how to find existing questions and answer?

I'd like to see if there are existing questions and answers here about the LINE application and a possible Python API for it (e.g. 1, 2, 3) However, searching the site for "LINE" is the same as ...
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Please stop posting dummy/spammy comments on Google-Fu (this site “main” chat room)

According to this answer to Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. It looks that the ...
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Why the number of closed questions was increased in the last 30 day?

According to http://data.stackexchange.com/webapps/query/76890/statistics-about-the-site-questions, the number of closed questions were increased twice compared the previous maximum value that ocurred ...
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Community Promotions Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Would you allow this Spotify question here?

I'm curious whether you think this might be an appropriate question to ask on Web Apps: What artists are not available on Spotify? I asked it at Music Fans, where it was closed for well-meaning, but ...
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Is this an appropriate place for me to ask how to download all files from a category or article on a Wikimedia project?

I'd like to ask how to download all the files from a single category or article on a Wikimedia project, more specifically Wikimedia Commons in an automated manner (i.e., I just want to run a single ...
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Question asked but answer no longer valid [duplicate]

What do you do if the answer to a question you have asked is no longer valid due to changes made by the website? For example this one about YouTube.
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Why in the world do we have [stack-exchange]?

Apparently, we have a stack-exchange tag, with a long wiki description describing the network of sites. Why? Well, now we've got a baker's dozen questions that are either: a support question that ...
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Two complementary answers

Is there a recommended practice when two answers complement each other? For example, in this question about iGoogle one answer suggests how to export the data while another answer suggests several ...
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1000s of Questions unanswered for months

I see that there are many many questions here that do not have a single answer and the questions are posted months ago, many in 2011 and quite a few in 2010. What's wrong? Why aren't these questions ...
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Nix “is site X down/working/slow” messages

This question is a perfect example of the kind of question we don't want on WebApps. Can you imagine how many of these we're going to get every time the intertubes have a hiccup? Nothing against the ...
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How will the domain be chosen?

Things to consider are: Domain squatters It has to be relevant to the site name (e.g. "Web Apps" would make sense to have a webapps.com domain) Someone could easily register the most popular domain ...
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Can something like “Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop?” be on-topic?

I want to ask something along the lines of Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop? Is there any way to avoid this; register as a new user of ...
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How do I delete my profile?

How do I delete my profile so I don't exist on this website please? I've tried everything I can think of but by signing in with my Google account in error thinking it was something else.
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Is it acceptable to solicit edit suggestions on meta?

If I post a question that I need help finding a better title for, or if I need some edit assistance for clarity, is it appropriate to ask for edit help on meta?
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Do we want slang / short forms like “TL;DR” in questions?

Scanning unanswered question I found Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). It uses TL;DR as a heading. I don't have problems with the ...
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Please consider merging most Meta “tag” tags

retag-request, tag-synonyms, tag-request and retagging all seem identical to me. Can someone with enough reputation suggest them as synonymous?
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How do I appeal the marking of a question as a duplicate?

My question here: Is there a way to retrieve/search through old facebook chat messages? appears to have been erroneously marked as duplicate. The answers in the linked question, do not cover what I ...
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Community wiki questions rate, why is it so high on Web Applications?

Looking at Web Applications questions, I've noticed that many questions are in Community Wiki or should be converted with CW flag (this one for example). Is this because the typical question on Web ...
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Is my question off-topic?

This question, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: Can I use Instagram, the mobile app, from PC? Not run the app on PC, no no no, can you use Instagram from ...
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Overzealous app recommendation closing/deleting

So, here's a question that was closed for being an app recommendation request, and then later deleted. Since only 10k users can see it, I'll quote it here: Is there a way (an app maybe) to find like-...
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Burninate [storage] tag?

UPDATE: As of just now, storage is not in use. ... and it was only afterwards I saw Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site? This follows on from Please make [storage] ...
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Deploy customized Stack Overflow app in local

Is there a way that I can get a version of the Stack Overflow application to deploy it at our organization and use it? (an official localized Stack Overflow application)
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Should questions that straddle web/desktop applications be migrated to SU?

Saw this question Is there a way to have a tweet/twitter marquee style ticker for chrome or windows? and was wondering if a question, such as this, that is looking for either/or a web extension or a ...
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Can we consolidate multiple questions about changing primary email on Google?

I've found multiple questions about changing the primary email in ones Google Account to a non-gmail email and what's worse is the correct answer doesn't have the highest vote. Is there anyway we can ...
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Reference to specific FAQ section

Is it possible to add a hyperlink to a specific section in the faq, something like this: faq#promotion This way we can inform people, more effectively.
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Should internet forums be treated as off-topic?

Since Quora, Hacker News, Reddit and StackExchange-like sites are on-topic, if I wanted to figure out how to do X on a forum (for example phpBB) is it off-topic? Does this mean older internet forums ...
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Should .com be included in tag names?

I think that for well known services (e.g. [amazon], [gmail], [ebay], etc) we don't need the .com as part of the tag name, but for lesser known services, especially those that can be confused with ...
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Weird answer edit revertable?

I edited this answer and then @jonsca edited my edit by removing a section. As can be seen at https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/9781/revisions , he removed: . Also, note: You cannot use more ...
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Do we need [hack] and [hacked]?

We have the hack tag (currently 6 Open questions) and the hacked tag (currently 21 Open questions); both without any wikis. Do we need both tags? Bonus: We also have security - when should one use ...
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Proposed: burninate [tables] tag

I draw your attention to the tables tag. Currently, there are 20 questions. They cover subjects like: displaying data in Google Sheets modifying tables in OneNote fetching an HTML table with ...
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Burninate [money]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag money lacks a Usage guide and had 2 followers but is currently applied to ~5 0 Open question. ...
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Burninate [math]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag math lacks a Usage guide and has three followers but is currently applied to 12 3 Open Qs: ...
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Shouldn't we think/worry about the possible purpose of a question?

While browsing other SE website, I check the popular questions across SE network section, where I found this question. Maybe I am a bit skeptical or paranoid, but I believe the purpose of this ...
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Why was question about web page usage migrated to SO?

Just curious as to why the following question has just been migrated to Stack Overflow: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/59688/tabbing-through-a-textarea-that-captures-tab It doesn't ...