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Why was the question "How do I hide the audit log on a Discord server?" migrated to Super User?

I'm a bit puzzled as to why the question "How do I hide the audit log on a Discord server?" was migrated to Super User, essentially marking it as off-topic. Since Discord is a web ...
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Are questions about plugins on- or off-topic?

The question Does the ChatGPT Image Editor plugin do cut-and-paste? was kept closed under the reason: This is a question about a plugin for ChatGPT. Blindspots♦ Jan 18 at 4:15 However, I see ...
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Is this site for application usage, but not development?

Is this correct? If so, do you guys know where web development questions go?
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A better name for this community, part 1

Request to non-members If you are not registered or have the minimal reputation required to post an answer, please consider joining The Bright Tree Village, a LinkedIn group I created on May 17, 2023. ...
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Should questions asking about the existence of a feature on a website that turns out not to exist be systemically closed or left open?

I asked https://webapps.stackexchange.com/q/170373/18147. The answer seems to be no, it's not possible. One moderator closed the question with the reason: I closed this question because it's a ...
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What questions about the web user interface of a cloud computing service are off-topic and what questions are on-topic?

I looked at questions about the web user interface of a cloud computing service such as amazon-web-services, azure and google-cloud-platform, but I couldn't infer a consistent closing policy. What ...
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Should we allow questions about (Google) Recorder?

Few days ago google-recorder was created. This tag doesn't include a tag wiki. The question's original revision that created doesn't include enough detail to make it clear that the question is about a ...
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Can I work out my question to reopen it?

The close reason given to my just closed question is... let's say not quite entirely correct. Wikipedia mobile app is an open source. Someone with enough knowledge (I don't have it!) could ...
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Please, reopen my question or give me a good reason on why it was closed

Can someone tell me who marked my question as off-topic, closed it and why? I just want to say that the closure given reason is a complete misunderstanding. I am asking about a out-of-the-box feature ...
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Troubleshooting questions are currently off-topic in this community; should we keep it that way?

A recent question that was migrated from this community to Super User caused a bit of confusion on Super User. The reason is because, as our moderator Rubén politely explained, "Troubleshooting ...
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What kind of questions about Google Drive can I ask on StackExchange?

It looks like I asked one question on 3rd January 2023, and the question. And then, I have tried editing my question and none of my edits worked. I feel that I have to ask some Web Apps question about ...
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Would a question asking for making a website's text content distraction/clutter free be on-topic?

I have a self-answerable question wherein I want to share how an article on Medium.com can be read without any clutter at the top, bottom, and in the sides. I wrote a userscript for removing bells and ...
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Why asking to point to examples of sample code is off-topic in Web Applications?

I am actually unsure about the reason why it is closed — in any case, I do not understand how the "being a question about developing a web application" applies here: the forum is about web ...
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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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What's the purpose of this community again...?

I'm always confounded at how a site that tries to be as inclusive and easy to use as the Stack Exchange network, can be so unintuitive in something as simple as explaining the basic purpose of a ...
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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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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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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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Why questions about archive.is are offtopic, when archive.org, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search are all fine?

I do not understand why a question about issues with archive.is was migrated and now put on hold, whereas questions about archive.org date back to 2010 (probably before Web Apps SE was even created, ...
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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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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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A regular user failed to flag a question that was duplicated a week ago

I have been unfairly treated. I spent an hour of my time to do research to answer this question, so I even missed the lecture I had that morning, because I wanted to sort this out and give a thorough ...
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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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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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Is my question aboug Google Launcher off-topic?

Is https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/122479/is-possible-to-reach-google-launcher-discover-news-or-saved-pages-on-pc, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: ...
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Emphasizing that questions about Stack Exchange are off-topic here, even though logically they on-topic

The question How to hide the welcome back message on Stack Exchange? was asked because I assumed modifying a website was perfectly suited Web Applications (Stack Exchange network is a subset of the ...
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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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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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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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Improve questions that are off-topic?

I was looking at the suggested edits, and came across this edit suggestion, about this question. The question is off-topic, since it's about a browser, and more likely to be on-topic on superuser, if ...
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Suggestions off-topic?

For this question, How do I download a YouTube video? How is it not closed? Essentially it amounts to, What software can I use to download a YouTube video? Every answer is for a different piece ...
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Question related to constraints & limitations of Amazon accounts across regions?

Please highlight how this is too broad and/ or could be made to go your way. I've pointed to such issues with Apple App Store ID's and accounts and widely written about issues with them. There's many ...
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Should general WhatsApp questions be allowed?

Sometimes there are questions about WhatsApp, that are not actually related to the web application, like WhatsApp group with hidden numbers?. The thing is, that on WhatsApp, the app is exclusively ...
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My question is on-topic here, isn't it?

I posted the following question yesterday: Automatically fill From: field and add today's date in email's body, with Gmail Canned Responses I was initially unsure if this would fit WA or SU, ...
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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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Web Applications not accepting questions about web applications

Trying to post for the second time a question about HYPERLINKS. First on Stack Overflow, second on Web Applications (because error message said that it is a web-programming-related question). I should ...
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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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Are questions about corporate applications on topic?

Kronos Workforce Central is a cloud-based application for handling employee payroll, scheduling, and timekeeping. It is a commercial software suite licensed out to large corporate clients such as ...
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Considering "scope" for a specific example

I came across these two Qs, one immediately after the other: How does this website manage to avoid its content being copied and how to copy its content (asked Aug 30 '12 at 22:07) How to download ...
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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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Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here?

I frequently find myself in the unfortunate position of having to edit documents that are housed in Microsoft Word Online (formerly known as Word Web App). Often I find that Word Online doesn't behave ...
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Why is troubleshooting off-topic when it is just part of using a webapp? [duplicate]

At https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I see If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application ...
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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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Still daily web development questions. Should we tweak the site name?

A significant percentage of the questions we get every day are still about web application development, even though this site has never been about that. I can kind of understand. This site is ...
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Where is the definition of in and out of scope?

I hunted about, and found meta, but not a definition of what questions this community considers in and out of scope. Where can that be found?
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Is this site really the right place for Amazon Web Services?

We have a number of questions tagged with amazon-web-services, amazon-ec2, and/or amazon-s3. Is this really the best site for these questions? Okay, granted, AWS makes it really easy to spin up and ...
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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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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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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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Should github.com questions be asked here?

This question was retagged git and moved to Stack Overflow. Its a question about browsing github.com, not using git. There's also a github tag which makes me suspect Github questions can be asked ...
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