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Feedback to 'please write a script for me' questions?

Recent example: auto-fill for new values in google spreadsheets Downvoting is one thing, voting to close as too broad maybe? But both these don't give feedback to the user so that (s)he can learn how ...
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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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Please remind people that questions and answers must contain the data

Questions and answers often contain links to Google sheets but miss the data in the question. Perfect example for both Q and A*: Splitting the contents of a comma separated cell into new rows Can we ...
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

My question concerning the use of two features in Google Inbox has been put on hold, motivation being: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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“File is in owner's trash”

On the last days I found some google-sheets questions that have a link to demo spreadsheets that were moved to the owners' trash. The textual message shown when opening any of these spreadsheets is: ...
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How do I “reopen” a very old question with a poor/outdated answer?

I'm looking for a better answer to this very old question: How can you write queries in a Google spreadsheet so that the columns are kept up to date? How do I get new attention on it to farm better ...
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Where are all of these Office 365 questions coming from?

It seems that in the last week, there's been quite an increase in the number of questions about Microsoft Office 365 products. (Excel Online, Outlook on the Web, etc.) Don't get me wrong; I think it'...
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The Tour appears to give contradictory advice about browser questions

The tour instructs new users: Ask about... Browsers and their features relating to the use of a web application (Greasemonkey scripts for a web application, etc.) and later Don't ask about... ...
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The Web Application Graveyard

We've all been there. A beloved or essential application shuts down. Maybe they ran out of money. Maybe they merged with another company. Maybe they just got bored. In any event, the app is no longer ...
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Disappearing questions

Over the last few months I have noticed that the counter of the number of questions I asked went from 125 to 122. Any idea why? Are questions being purged?
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Google Spreadsheet Questions Grayed out

Why is this question grayed out? I de-selected the follow star in the tag pop-up: only to realize that the tag was removed from my favorite list: So I re-selected the tag again. What did I do?
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Is there a way to bookmark questions on Stack Exchange?

There must be a way to 'follow' a question or even a user through SE (i.e., it's easy to do it with browser bookmarks).
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Cognito Forms says the entire Web Apps user base is actually part of Cognito's community

Cognito Forms, with the wording on their Support page, have new users to Web Apps thinking that it's actually all part of Cognito. Have a question about Cognito Forms? Participate in questions &...
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Assuming bad intentions

I have posted a question asking to classify (give a name) for the Youtube banning policy. The moderators have claimed that I have a purpose different from my question and closed the question. So, it ...
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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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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...
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What does the community think about asking (and answering) really simple questions?

I've got a few family members that are, well let's just say "not very technologically astute", and have asked me a few times similar questions on how to use different online services that most people ...
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Can we ask about Microsoft Visio?

I have a few questions in the usage of Microsoft Visio. Can I ask questions related to them here? I know this place is for webapps but still I was thinking if I can ask here. If not here, is there ...
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Answers as comments are correct, but no answers on questions - what to do?

I'm browsing through the unanswered questions area of the site and I've come across at least a three questions that have correct answers in the comments area and even suggested correct by the OP. ...
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Trello is making its users think we're a bug tracker or place for feature requests

If you've been watching the bloody shores as much as the rest of the regular users, you'll notice the uptick in trello questions since their launch. For the general, "how do I make this work" things ...
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How to handle duplicate questions with different answers?

Here is the problem: sometimes there are duplicate questions that have different correct answers, depending on the respective app's version. Here is an example: old question: How can I disable ...
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Why are some questions highlighted?

Recently (since today) I've noticed some of the questions are highlighted as in the picture below. What does it mean and how does it work?
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Should we be concerned about possible copyright infringement?

This is my first visit to Web Applications, although I've been using the other SE sites for some time. I left some comments on this question. It kind of escalated. Did I overreact and overstep the ...
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Closed probe questions

I was going through some tags and questions and saw the https tag and: Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? It seems like closed probe questions for ...
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How to deal with the fact that web apps are always changing?

Many answers are going to be workarounds. As web apps improve and solve these issues the workarounds break. Even official answers may change drastically over short periods of time with some web apps. ...
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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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Problem with question view count

I guess there's a problem with the view counts of questions. One of my questions do have an answer, but the view count is 0. Shouldn't it be at least 1?
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Hidden Features of X

The first hidden features question was asked earlier today. Now in my opinion these aren't questions that are suited for the WA site - there is no definitive answer for "What little known tips and ...
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Are questions about browsers appropriate?

Are questions about browsers, plug-ins, add-ons and features appropriate for Web Apps? For example is this question: Google Chrome Password manager something that should be asked here or at Super ...
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Copy questions from Super User?

Can we copy closed questions from Super User, or do you just want non-duplicative stuff.