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Let's clean up some meta tags

First, let's look at the advice from What are tags, and how should I use them? Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a meta-tag: ...
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Can we add “Do not use” to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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What are the criteria for 'some of your questions have not been well received' warnings?

Similar question to this one: Why am I in danger of being blocked? I was actually blocked for some months. During that time I spent several hours going through my questions, my answers, trying to ...
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Please stop posting dummy/spammy comments on Google-Fu (this site “main” chat room)

According to this answer to Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. It looks that the ...
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Improve webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: Link to Stackexchange Softwarerecommendations

I noticed, that this has already been asked: Add pointer to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com in our Help's 'on-topic' section? And the accepted answer says: Yes we should add a link to https:...
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The Web Application Nursery

So, The Web Application Graveyard is a little depressing. All those good apps that are no longer around. Worse, all that helpful content here that no longer has any use and is cluttering up the place. ...
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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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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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Make (wayback-machine) a synonym of (archive.org)

At the moment, there are two separated tags on this site wayback-machine and archive.org. The latter is an older tag. It has 29 questions at the moment. and it also has a tag-excerpt and a tag-wiki. ...
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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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What to do with Google Chat?

We have google-hangouts for questions about https://hangouts.google.com google-hangouts-chat for questions about https://chat.google.com Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be ...
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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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The Meta > Users > Participation page only shows nine users

While I was looking for the user id of the Community Managers / Employees while doing the search/research for posting a question here on Meta, I noticed that only nine users are shown: Why occurs ...
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Anyone interested in collaborate to build a “How to ask a question about [google-sheets]” guide/faq?

Nowadays google-sheets is the tag with the higher number of questions in Web Applications. Unfortunately people answering questions are, IMHO, very few. Besides of the different reasons that we could ...
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Where can I ask a question about developing web applications?

I'm new to this site1. I found it by googling but my question was closed with the following reason: This question is about creating/developing a web application. If questions about creating / ...
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Please help reviewing suggested edits!

I'm trying to help this site by regularly reviewing First Posts and Late Answers, but this has become somewhat complicated as of late. Most of the time I'd like to edit the post to fix some grammar or ...
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Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?

ale and ChrisF closed Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?. This question needs details or clarity. What "details or clarity" you need?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Do we want to reduce the number of votes needed to Close/Reopen questions?

Recently Stack Overflow reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen questions from 5 to 3 after a successful experiment to see if it was worth it. The results were that it did improve the rate ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question

I saw a question, about a search engine, the very popular one that lets you acquire stuff. It turns out they don't let you exclude search terms, they don't have a negate search operator, and only ...
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What is in common between [commons] and [mediawiki-commons]?

They have a lot in common, indeed they are about the exact same website: commons mediawiki-commons Following common sense, we should merge them or make a synonym or other things we commonly do in ...
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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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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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In the context of Web Applications, which are the tags that are not specific to a web application that are not meta-tags?

Overview Yesterday I posted the following question Please make [storage] and [image-storage] synonyms of [online-storage]. At this time, it received two comments mentioning that online-storage is a ...
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What question should be used (or set) as the canonical question for questions about split/transpose column values?

We have "yet another" question about "data transformation" in google-sheets that is about having a column filled with values separated by a character that should be split & transposed while ...
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Why was archive.is question deleted?

Why was the archive.is (cached) question deleted without a trace? (Apparently, " deleted by Sathyajith Bhat♦ 6 hours ago ".) It's been heavily upvoted (75+ for question and top answer each), only a ...
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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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Can the name of the [google-team-drive] tag be changed to [google-shared-drive]?

Can we please change the name of the tag google-team-drive to google-shared-drive? The name of the feature on G Suite changed from Team Drives to Shared Drives in June this year. Thus, the tag name ...
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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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Is it possible to undo the approval on suggested edit?

I approved this suggested edit by mistake. I wanted to click on Reject tab but mistakenly I ended up clicking on Approve. Is it possible to undo this action? Or what to do if something happen like ...
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34k views in less than a day? That's unprecedented

It also looks like a campaign to advance an agenda. To wit, this question: Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is? At first glance, the question seems reasonable, even if a question about a domain ...
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Reputation how to get Stackexchange vote rights

I want to upvote the second answer as it is better Turning Google Timeline into a travel map but for some reason new users or anyone with low reputation (But who has been using stackoverflow for 10 ...
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Feedback request - What are your thoughts on three-vote closure?

As in prior tests, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all about the impact of three-vote closure on your experience here Web Applications. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an ...
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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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What we should do with formula-screenshot only answers?

In the last year we got a lot of answers that include only a formula and a screenshot to google-sheets questions. I just found an answer to FILTER(condition OR condition) syntax? that include two ...
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Cancelling election - let's try something else? Testing three-vote question closure

UPDATE: Thanks for participating in this test! I'll look at the info and see how it went. In the interim, if you have any feedback you'd like to give, there's a place for that here: Feedback request - ...
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Let's vote! A project to bring some recognition to neglected content

There are currently 25,412 questions on Web Applications that are not closed or deleted. Of those, 3,979 have no answers at all. Worse, I think, is that there are 2,872 questions with answers, none of ...
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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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How do I delete my profile?

How do I delete my profile so I don't exist on this website please? I've tried everything I can think of but by signing in with my Google account in error thinking it was something else.
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Question should be closed as unclear

I was looking at my declined flags, and found a declined Unclear what you're asking for this question. Since March the OP has not given any new information that is required to properly answer this. ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Fixed Opening In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall ...
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2019 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination period for the 2019 election was scheduled to end in 15 minutes. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than there ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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The Web Application 2019 Moderator Election page has obsolete links

The 2019 Moderator Election page has links to a chat room and a faq but both links point to the 2013 chat room and questionnaire. Will the link to the chat room be updated or the old chat room will be ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Web Applications is scheduled for an election next week, August 5th....
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Please rename [commons] to [wikimedia-commons]

There's only 12 questions, and I'm tempted to retag them manually, but... commons is too generic, and doesn't have meaning without the existence of other tags. Since all of the questions with that ...
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2019 Moderator Election - why?

I know we haven't had a moderator election here in a while (6 years!), but why now? I don't get the impression that the current workload is too much for the current crop of moderators. Is someone ...
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Please don't double tag Google items

We shouldn't be tagging items with both google and some other tag like google-search or gmail. google should be used for the Google search engine. Use the specific app name for each app. Of course, ...

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