Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic on this site, and why.

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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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Are Stack Exchange sites web apps?

Are Stack Exchange sites web apps? And if so, is it appropriate to ask questions on this site about how to use them? Or do we make them go to the relevant meta site? If we redirect them, why don't ...
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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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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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What kind of questions can I ask here? The detailed version

What kind of questions can I ask on this site? Are there detailed examples of what's on-topic here?
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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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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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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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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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Should questions about Google Apps Scripts be allowed on WebApps?

Should Google Apps Script question really be allowed on Web Apps? It may be a web application, but the questions relating to it usually always relate to a code question which does not seem suited for ...
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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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Will this question about Easter eggs be closed as off topic?

I wish to know some of the Easter egg facts of Facebook at this site. I have noticed a similar question Hidden features of Google Search. Below the question I found a note that Please note that ...
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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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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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Are questions about contacting a service's support staff on topic? Too localized?

From Web Applications newsletter, I have seen LibraryThing: How do I tell the bug collectors that the site is completely broken? This question is on new top questions. The question is about how to ...
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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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Should questions requesting information for illicit or illegal use be allowed?

I noticed a question about getting ESPN online content via "unofficial" feeds. It reads: I just canceled cable (Yay!), but with college football season coming up, I'd like to be able to watch ...
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Should questions that ask about using “web shops” be allowed?

There are some questions about Amazon ordering system etc. See: Is there a way to make Amazon visually show me that a product can’t be shipped to my default location? How do I remove 1 item from an ...
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Are questions about which is the best/most popular <X> on topic?

Notice that the above title gives this message: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. I know based on other meta questions we allow, but do not encourage, "list ...
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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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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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Should a question about Blogger DNS settings be posted on this site?

If I have a question about Blogger which has to do with DNS settings (CNAME, A record, etc.) should I post it on this WebApps site (since it has to do with Blogger, a web app) or should I wait until ...
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If an application talking to a website's API isn't a common browser, it is still a web app client, right?

There is an explosion in applications that are essentially one website browsers. They talk to Netflix, Twitter or what have you via an API that can be anything from HTML screen scraping to SOAP and ...
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Paid sites OK or not?

Just seeking clarification about the following: Is there a web application to check English? and https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/484/are-there-any-online-ocr-services/488#488 What's ...
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Can creators of applications for the web use Web Applications as a Q&A resource for their own creations?

Can creators of applications for the web use Web Applications as a Q&A resource for their own creations? What's the general feeling? Would this be welcome? Maybe it's the done thing already and ...
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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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Is this a question for Stack Overflow?

I'm not sure but, does this sound like a question for Stack Overflow community? Where can I interactively play with jQuery and Javascript? [closed]
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Proposal to clean up the scope of the site: Is your question about using a specific web application?

The line between on-topic and off-topic questions has always been on the soft side here. As time goes on, we seem to get further and further away from a concrete line or simple definition of what is ...
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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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Questions' Titles that hit #1 rank in Google Search

See Meta question How generic is too generic? For the no seeding desire. I am reading through some of the questions and as said before some require one word / sentence answers or copy/pasted answers. ...
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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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Why was my question better suited to Super User than here?

I was wondering why my post was migrated to Super User? Generally, what kinds of web application questions belong here and what belong to Super User?
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What should we do with WordPress questions and how tag them?

Users are starting to ask questions about WordPress. If they ask about WordPress.com I think they are on topic, but what if they ask about plug-ins that currently are not supported by WordPress.com ...
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What is off-topic for the Web Apps site?

I would like this post to be a compilation for the FAQ of what is off-topic for this Web Apps site. With the purpose to prevent a lot of discussion early on, about what we do or don't want to see. Off ...
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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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Should “Wikis and Wikipedia” be merged into Web Applications? [closed]

I've asked a similar question before and I'm also asking this on Area 51. But I'd like a response from people here. Should Wikis and Wikipedia be merged into Web Applications? Update: we don't seem ...
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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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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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How can this Q about Outlook mail forwarding be off topic?

I recently asked this question relating to Outlook mail forwarding functionality. I guessed it would relate to webapps.stackexchange.com since the Outlook email sending tool is not listed as off topic....
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Did my question get deleted?

I think I had a question here: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/8017/is-it-still-possible-to-separate-work-from-home-life-with-gmail-etc-how-do-you-d but that now doesn't resolve and I can'...
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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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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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Why do we have [hosting]?

Why do we have the tag hosting? The excerpt reads: A service that runs Internet servers, allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet. A good portion of the questions ...