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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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Are Questions about media-wiki on topic?

Today morning I needed an answer to a issue I was having with media-wiki. Before posting it, I was not sure if I should post it here, or post it on Webmasters.se. That's why I checked for the tags on ...
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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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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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Are API answers to non-API questions appropriate here?

I recently read this meta thread wherein the takeaway was (I believe) that API questions are really programming questions and not web-app questions. There are often questions wherein the answer ...
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Are questions about Yahoo Answers on topic?

A curious notion popped into my head just now. It occurs to me that Yahoo Answers theoretically could be considered a Web App. As such, would questions about Yahoo Answers be on topic here? I don't ...
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Are questions regarding SaaS providers, such as email fulfillment on topic?

For example, there are a number of email fulfillment SaaS applications (ExactTarget, Silverpop, ConstantContact, Mailchimp - the list goes on and on) Are specific questions regarding these services, ...
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Are content creation questions on-topic here?

With the creation of the Content Creation Area 51 proposal, the question Isn't this already covered by Web Applications? was asked. In response, I suggested that looking at the webapps FAQ that all of ...
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Are questions about the Google Play Developer Console on-topic?

Google Play's "Developer Console" website allows people to publish and maintain Android apps (screenshot below). I have a question "How to do XYZ in Google Play Developer Console", but I fear it will ...
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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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Are questions about etiquette on- or off-topic?

I have a question about the usage of a particular feature of a social network. It is not a technical question, rather I wonder what is the socially acceptable way to do and what must be avoided when ...
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Why close and not migrate off-topic question?

Just came across this question. It has been closed as off-topic. While I agree that it's surely off-topic, what I’d like to know is why was it closed and not migrated to Stack Overflow? They could ...
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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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Tumblr themes issue on-topic?

This user on SO seems to be having an issue with a suddenly broken Tumblr theme. It's off topic for SO, since he's basically saying that his Tumblr blog is broken and he doesn't know what to do. Do ...
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Should internet forums be treated as off-topic?

Since Quora, Hacker News, Reddit and StackExchange-like sites are on-topic, if I wanted to figure out how to do X on a forum (for example phpBB) is it off-topic? Does this mean older internet forums ...
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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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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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Would MediaWiki sites like Wiktionary be considered web apps for the purposes of this site?

I would like to ask some questions about Wiktionary, the dictionary sister site of Wikipedia, running on MediaWiki. But only if it's considered on-topic here since they're not very Web 2.0 compared to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can I answer with a desktop application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it accepted to answer questions with non web-based solutions? I know this site is about webapps, but for some questions, I have desktop app suggestions that the asker might ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 “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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Define “web application”

Do we have a good definition for "web application"?
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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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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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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 ...