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Flagged a question for migration but it got declined. Should it be deleted as off-topic instead?

I flagged the question How do I remove tags from my Tumblr theme?. Since this is a coding problem I recommended migrating it to Stack Overflow. However the flag got declined. I can only guess this is ...
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Is this question about why a website redirects to some other page on topic?

I posted "Weird redirection to another site" to WebMasters Stack Exchange and it was immediately put on hold as off-topic. After reading the Help Centre there, I agree it is off-topic, so I wanted to ...
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How to handle off-topic questions

When encountering an off-topic question, what are the best ways to handle it when the more appropriate forum is: A fully public stackexchange site (e.g. stackoverflow.com) A stackexchange site in ...
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34k views in less than a day? That's unprecedented

It also looks like a campaign to advance an agenda. To wit, this question: Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is? At first glance, the question seems reasonable, even if a question about a domain ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Burninate [usability]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @Rubén and there are at present no Qs with this tag - issue is 'moot'. Tag usability lacks a Usage guide, has 3 followers and is currently applied to 14 6 Open questions: Q: ...
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What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs?

What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs? I don't think it is on topic over here, Possibly on Ask Different? I'm not really sure.
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Feedback on Proper use of Community and the eternal List of X

I decided to do a test run with community wiki on How can I backup all of my tweets? instead of closing as "Not Constructive" since it's just asking for a list of backup services (to be fair back ...
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Can we add “Do not use” to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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Why are more general tags getting removed from questions?

Take a look at this revision for an example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/50481/revisions I don't see a reason to remove the more general tags. They make it much easier to find an answer ...
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Why is this question bad?

What make messages to Facebook page not delivered? This question has 2 downvotes. I know only the voters know why they think it's bad, but if you are a voter, then why is that? I think the only ...
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What's wrong with this question?

So I made a question which is basically the same question as one which it was voted up but at the same time with a relevant difference, but it keeps getting votes down. I see no reason why it is ...
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Is this question really opinion based?

For my question, I noticed that it was getting no attention when I realised that it had been closed because of being primarily opinion based. This does not appear correct to me (or Rainbolt, the PPCG ...
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Are there any websites/stack forums that talk about the internet?

I would like to know if there is a website where I can go to ask questions about the internet. Questions like: How can I delete my posts on a forum? OR: How can I change my IP address? What are some ...
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“on hold” 4.5 years after asking the question?

4.5 years, multiple editors touching it and 1400+ views later: MediaWiki editor with paste for graphics? Was closed as off-topic. Isn't this a bit silly?
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Accept Rate Not Shown [closed]

Why isn't the acceptance rate not shown on Web Applications, as it is on SO:
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Why was my question just closed

I raised a question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19374/smart-survey-tools-which-present-weighted-answers-to-the-user and it was closed shortly after with no real explanation. It was a ...
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Should mods start making webapp-rec questions as CW?

Now that we have several mods, should we convert new questions that are marked as webapp-rec to community wiki? This post explains why they should be community wiki. I would recommend that if we do ...
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Where has the close vote function gone?

I'm no longer seeing the option to vote to close a question since the site opened to the public, has the rep needed for this increased now ?
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“Historic value” questions

Given today’s web development dynamics, I think Web Applications is particularly prone to content decay — there is and will be a large number of closed questions (that were valid at a point in time) ...
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Answer deleted because of SPAM?

My answers on How to archive GitHub repositories and Moving projects away from Github - backing-up / exporting repos have been deleted probably because I was promoting a tool/service that I've built ...
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Not constructive, really?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19901/cheaper-alternatives-to-dropbox-for-around-10gb What am I missing? I asked a very specific question: alternatives to dropbox for a specific price ...
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Reputation how to get Stackexchange vote rights

I want to upvote the second answer as it is better Turning Google Timeline into a travel map but for some reason new users or anyone with low reputation (But who has been using stackoverflow for 10 ...
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I tried to post a comment to an answer, but I got Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes. How do I get around this?

Sorry, Stack Exchange, but some people type slow and might need more than 5 minutes to type out a comment. How can I post a comment to an answer to my question, for clarification, if the site's policy ...
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How this (migrated) question is related to the site?

I just came across a question [1] that was migrated here from superuser. It seems that this question is more about an upgrade of Moodle that encountered problems, rather than a problem with a web ...
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Question marked off-topic, don't see why

My question was closed as off-topic. The help says (shortened): What topics can I ask about here? If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website ...
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Do we need [social-networks]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. Tag social-networks was in use for ~40 Open Qs. It showed 13 followers and a Usage guide of: On Web Applications, the tag 'social networks' refers to a website where ...
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Proposal for Community ad 2013

Are we fine with the twitter ad? I mean, Twitter is so 2011? Perhaps we need to go with the flow and make a Google+ logo, whether we do something with it or not. Al (alias Eddie) ChrisF Barry ...
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Merge/synonymize [google-docs] and [google-drive]

Google Docs are now part of Google Drive. Should not google-docs now be a synonym of google-drive?
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Self answering OkCupid posts, on topic? spam?

A new (to Web Apps) user has posted and answered minutes later a couple of questions about the 'OKCupid' dating site. One, two. It could be some sort of advertising, or a super keen user. To be ...
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User spamming posts with advertisement comments

A user is advertising by spamming comments in webapps section, I've flagged his most of the comments out there, but no actions are being taken by moderators, why?
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Merge [facebook-<X>] into [facebook]

[facebook]: 138 [facebook-pages]: 8 [facebook-chat]: 5 [facebook-apps]: 4 [facebook-connect]: 3 [facebook-games]: 3 [facebook-alternative]: 2 [facebook-account]: 1 [facebook-groups]: 1 Could these be ...
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Are primarily security questions about Google accounts on-topic?

WebApps.SE ostensibly replaces Google support forums, such as the Google Photos Help Centre and the Google Drive forum. Stack Exchange is preferable, because answers are better quality (due to ...
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Clarifications on rejected edits

I'd like to understand why two edits I made were rejected to understand better when, what and how to edit. Added to an answer a clarification from one of the comments to that answer What should be ...
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Can we rename [google-spreadsheets] and [google-spreadsheets-query]?

We have two tags that include “spreadsheets” within them, and both refer to the Google product: google-spreadsheets and google-spreadsheets-query. In use 3,200 times (approximately) between the two. ...
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Question closed because website surprisingly does not have particular feature

Not mine, but I wonder why this question has been closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/45582 It could perfectly be the case that there is a trick to solve the problem, by clicking ...
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Should I keep returning to check on my question?

I just asked a question about Gmail and since I can't get into my account in the first place, an e-mail won't really help. Shall I just keep checking back here?
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Can we ask any kind of wiki question here?

I have created my own Area 51 proposal especially dedicated to wikis, but looking at this site it looks obsolete. Can we ask any wiki question here? If so I can close mine down and redirect traffic ...
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Are questions about Games on- or off- topic?

I ask a question about a game : https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/5500/what-is-the-killer-webgame Someone has downvoted my question because he says this is not about game. A game is an app,...
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Are questions about finding sites to get free <X> on topic?

There may be applications that are able to organize free assets efficiently and with features but the majority are either plain websites or blogs. I can allow that but since it is not possible to ...
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Should there be separate tags for transferring data?

There are currently three tags which seem to me to have the same purpose transferring data between web-apps and desktop software: [import] [export] [transfer] Should these really have separate tags, ...
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Web Applications isn't for bad questions about app development and Super User either

Hopefully this will reach the eyes of one of ours community members that are voting to migrate to Super User "bad" questions about programming / developing apps. Recent cases Warning: Angular 6+ ...
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Does [hipchat] remain appropriate?

The chat wars are heating up as $8 billion Atlassian totally reinvents its app to take on Microsoft and Slack. On September 7, 2017, Atlassian discontinued the cloud-based HipChat, replacing it with ...
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Should Web Applications meta have tag [site-recommendation]?

To quote from the Usage guide for tag site-recommendation (applied ~5 times, once a duplicate): Don't know where to ask your question on the Stack Exchange Network? Give as much detail as possible ...
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Burninate [books]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag books lacks a Usage guide and has no followers but is currently applied to 7 1 Open Q: How to ...
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What is the difference between a “native” app and other apps?

What is the difference between a "native app" and any other apps? What makes it native? I did not find any answers online.
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Should my question be migrated to Stack Overflow?

My latest question How to create an expandable list of blog posts in blogger (similar to the Blog Archive)? might better be suited for Stack Overflow, even though the question is relevant to WebApps. ...
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My question was closed as duplicate, but it's not

My question: Is it possible to permanently turn off YouTube annotations? Supposed dupe: How can I permanently disable video annotations on YouTube? Did anyone actually read my question? I explicitly ...
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Proposal to move all poll questions to one big thread

I believe that "list of X" questions though as valuable as the OP intended to make it, still allows one line answers that require further research work by the community. To deal with this, I propose ...
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What's the etiquette for updating many posts?

Whenever there are several posts that should be updated, I prefer to update them all at the same time. That way I don't have to create a todo/reminder to update them later on. By far the most common ...