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Is asking “is there a webapp for x” on topic?

These questions struck me as way off topic from the home page, but perhaps the question really was intended to be "is there a web app for this." Is this type of question considered on topic? How can ...
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Define “web application”

Do we have a good definition for "web application"?
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“What are some sites?” or “Let's make a list of X!” type questions

Here is a question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/620/what-are-good-qa-websites-out-there entitled "What are good Q&A websites out there ?" To me this seems to have nothing at all ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a web app?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of a web app or service. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta....
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Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions?

I'm referring to this question where one of the solution is a non web-based app. Do we want that or should we only answer with web-based solutions even if there are better apps out there?
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Are API questions on topic or off topic?

I sent someone over here from Stack Overflow to ask this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/8965/whats-the-reliability-of-google-chart-api-service-closed First off, I'm sorry. I'...
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Are questions about “adult” web apps on or off topic?

Would it be appropriate to have questions about adult-themed apps that potentially could contain links to such 18+ sites (in answers or questions)? Just asking 8] Return to what should our FAQ ...
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Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?

There already are questions about bookmarklets but are questions about browsers (plugins, features) accepted (as long as they are related to using a real web application?). For example, questions ...
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If I'm working on a web app, do I ask here?

If I'm writing/developing a web app, do I post questions here? Or is it just for 'users' or client-programmers of existing web apps?
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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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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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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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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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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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Revisiting the decision on Google Analytics

Way back in the early days of the site there was a discussion about whether questions about Google Analytics were on- or off-topic. Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic? The ...
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Are questions about self-installed web apps on or off topic?

There are some levels to this... Which of the following question types do we accept and which do we reject as off-topic? Recommendations for which web app software to install - not technical ...
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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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Mobile phone web app related questions allowed?

Is it appropriate to ask a question about a web app related to a specific mobile device? Example: When browsing X on my device Y, I have problem Z, what do I do?
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Are questions about creating websites on- or off-topic?

NOTE: I ask this question to give you a solid example of the type of questions we should be talking about during this beta. Is this question on- or off-topic: Can anyone recommend a free web hosting ...
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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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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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Should *free* alternatives be on-topic?

If a web-app fully satisfies the poster, should being free be an actual qualifier for an alternative? It would not make sense (in the perspective of the priced web-app) for there to be something out ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

This question on WebApps has been voted off-topic and closed: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/17668/how-do-you-save-a-draft-of-a-published-article-in-joomla I can't see any explanation. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic?

Is this question on- or off-topic: Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from? Up for discussion: is this question more about using web sites or running a web site (i.e. ...
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Should social media be on topic?

I came across this question: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19013/is-it-okay-to-modify-a-quote-you-are-re-tweeting-if-its-too-long today. Though, it deals with the usage of an app (...
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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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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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Please reinstate the default off-topic reason: not about Web Applications

Some questions are blatantly off-topic, to the point that no explanation is needed beyond stating this fact. I'm not using a real example, but the situation is not hypothetical. One of my front ...
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Should <identify-this-app> style questions still remain on topic ?

These questions introduce short answers (sometimes only a link). They cannot be asked to be improved in clarity since the OP does not remember everything about the application. Though there are cases ...
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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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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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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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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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Do we want questions about what software runs a web site?

Exhibit A: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/q/83071/ I was going to vote to close it, but none of our off-topic reasons seem to fit. It's not idle curiosity, nor is it really about creating or ...
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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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Questions about Adult apps that conform to Jeff's restrictions allowed?

Will suggestions about adult web apps that do not contain a site name or url/link be allowed? This would not violate Jeff's restrictions from this question: Previous Question
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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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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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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 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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Should webapps.stackexchange.com be renamed?

Although the description of webapps.stackexchange.com specifies that its for: power users of web applications it really does a great job in being the place where people go when they have extremely ...
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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....