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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 ...
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URL shortener cleanup project

For the most part, URL shorteners should not be used here. Their primary benefit—fitting long URLs into artificially scarce text spaces—is of no use here. The Question and Answer spaces are plenty ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Web Application's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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Let's not waste time trying to close old unanswered zero-score questions

If a question is a month or more old has the score of 0 has no answer there is no need to close it. If you find it's unclear or otherwise unsuitable for the site, just downvote it. With the score ...
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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 ...
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Enable tagged syntax highlighting

Syntax highlighting has been disabled here 2010 because: We don't feel code highlighting is needed on web apps -- preformatted text is all that is intended, and auto-syntax would be a negative […] ...
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Clean up project: Office 365

I draw your attention to the tag office-365. There seems to be a bit of confusion on what this tag is for. Granted, the description isn't great, but that's fairly easily remedied. A goodly number of ...
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Let's clean up some OS tags

This is Web Apps. Web Apps, by and large, shouldn't care about what a user's underlying operating system is. Still, we have a bunch of questions that are tagged with operating system names. linux x15 ...
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We need a canonical “how do I add/modifyremove tags in my Tumblr theme” question

It seems to me that an awfully large percentage of questions about Tumblr are people trying to customize how or if tags appear in their posts. To wit: Deleted https://webapps.stackexchange.com/...
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Where are all of these Office 365 questions coming from?

It seems that in the last week, there's been quite an increase in the number of questions about Microsoft Office 365 products. (Excel Online, Outlook on the Web, etc.) Don't get me wrong; I think it'...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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Drop spam flag lock action limit from 6 flags to 4

I'll admit, I haven't looked at the data, but I don't think there are many times the 6 flag lock limit was used as opposed to a mod dropping in with a binding flag. Can the limit be dropped to ...
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Main and meta favicon are indistinguishable

There is no difference between the favicon / small logo (the one which is used e.g. in the Achievements dialog) of Web Applications and Web Applications Meta: (click to enlarge; the top one is meta, ...
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2018: 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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Clarify “Ask Question” placeholder text

The current placeholder text in the "Ask Question" form title reads: What's your web applications question? Be specific. I think this can be clarified to (maybe) stop or slow down users who are ...
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How to write a tag wiki

There needs to be a guideline of what's the recommended way on Web Applications to write a tag wiki. Feel free to use this post as a starting discussion and eventual future FAQ for WebApps tag wiki ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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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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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled here

See: Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere Previously, users whose posts here were generally not well received may have received warnings about them, but were never in danger ...
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Web Applications Google Plus Page - Update

In this post, here on Meta, we (Hydra) asked for "Managers" for the Web Applications Google+ fan page. Since the end of February 2013, I'm active on the Web Applications Google+ fan page, collecting ...
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We are (were?) under spam attack

"Processed Meat" already added on Charcoal HQ a link to the following Meta SE thread -> https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/47205047#47205047 From rev 5 of Web Applications is being &...
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Is your question about **using** web applications?

This question is very, very similar to Clarify "Ask Question" placeholder text but that question doesn't have an answer yet and it's one year old that question is about the question title ...
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“You can only post once every 60 minutes” - How come it wasn't 40 minutes?

Low-rep users are rate-limited to 1 question every 40 minutes (90 minutes on Stack Overflow) network-wide. I tried to submit a question here on WebApps.StackExchange, but I got the following error: ...
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How to get attention to unanswered no-status feature request questions?

Today this search returns four feature-requests that have no status tag and no answers : (sorted by number of votes) 10 upvotes 2 downvotes 4 comments Drop spam flag lock action limit from 6 flags ...
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Rename [google-plus-circle] to [google-plus-circles]

Please rename google-plus-circle to google-plus-circles. This will match other similar tags (e.g., google-plus-pages).
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Overly strict question limiting?

I wasn't familiar with question blocking on SE though it makes sense. But I've just been temp-blocked: You've asked 2 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the ...
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Why isn't the +2 reputation from accepting an answer on your own question negated when that question (as well as the answer) is deleted?

Unless a post has a score > 3 and was visible on the site for > 60 days, the reputation gained and/or lost from it is reverted if it gets deleted. Except it doesn't revert the +2 reputation for ...
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Let user know if there's a pending edit from the review queue

I was trying to edit an answer from the review queue (late answers), and nothing happened - like the edit button/link is not working. So I entered the post page, and then when trying to edit I got ...
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Could we have question warnings on Web Applications?

There are red and yellow warnings (tag tips?) shown when asking a question that match some regular expressions or meet other criteria like having a too short title (less than 15 chars) or when trying ...
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The “new” Top Bar is now active on Web Apps

From New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow for several months is coming soon to the Stack Exchange ...
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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Please merge and synonymize [forums] and [forum]

Both forums and forum exist, have questions, and have a tag wiki. The former has more questions than the latter. Can they be merged and synonymized, please?
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Add Open Graph meta data to hook with insights from Facebook sharer.php

Please entertain the possibility of adding OG metadata to the pages if you are going to use Facebook sharing buttons. You could assign the owner to the Stack Exchange Facebook page or open an ...
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Horizontal scrolling bar on Users page

I noticed a horizontal scrolling bar above the footer on the Users page. This happens in any browser on Mac OS 10.6.8. Update 11/10/2012: I’ve just seen this bug again. I’ll nominate the question for ...
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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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We seem to be under a college football spam attack

Every few minutes we're getting spam questions for a variety of college football live streaming sites. I think they're probably being added manually, but I'm no expert. I'm flagging as I see them, ...
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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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How to calculate accurately the last 7 day unanswered questions?

[google-sheets] created:7d.. is:question returns 23 questions [google-sheets] created:7d.. is:question isanswered:0 returns 18 questions 18/23 * 100 = 78.2 (truncated) but https://webapps....
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Overlapping [export]/[data-liberation]/[migrate-data]/[migration] tags

I draw your attention to the following tags (numbers are of Open Qs): data-liberation x42 migrate-data x35 export x93 migration x20 These would seem to cover virtually the same thing. migration has ...
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Please consider merging [facebook-chat] & [facebook-messages]

If you have enough reputation, please suggest facebook-chat & facebook-messages as synonymous. That is (keep in mind those tags have no descriptions), unless the former means the pop up version ...
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Profile page layout bug

phwd’s profile page layout has a bug, as seen below: Tested in Safari, Chrome and Firefox, on Mac.
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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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Minimum reputation message shouldn't display with “Join this community” message

The "Join this community" step should pop up without the required reputation message: PS: I was trying to upvote.
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Do we need to extend the [importxml] wiki?

Recently a clean-up project was started related to importxml and importhtml. Rightnow the importxml wiki includes a quotation of the official help article which only describes the syntax and point ...
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Merging tags [gmail] and [google-apps-email]

Tags gmail and google-apps-email refer to the same thing as the email service management features like DNS record management, email routing are out of scope in Web Applications. It's worth to say ...
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Is it allowed to ask “how to” question about an online shopping website*?

I have a question about banggood.com, can I ask it on webapps? If so why? I don't find this information. (It required more characters, so I write more: yes I did make sure that it completely ...
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Shoutout to this community for its good work!

I didn't do my part and asked a good question on the wrong subsite of StackExchange; it belonged to Android Enthusiasts. Somebody migrated the post, I think a user named Alex, who was the user with ...
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In support of Web Applications' moderator on hiatus, jonsca

I encourage everyone at Web Applications to take a look at the proposed Day of Silence which some frustrated StackExchange participants will be observing for 24 hours, starting tonight at midnight (...
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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 ...