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404 Image nominations [closed]

Post your nominations for final 404 image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. Vote on other site attributes
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Why am I in danger of being blocked?

Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful question, see: How do I ask a ...
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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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Steel your resolve, Trello is upon us and we are flooded

In the span of a day, or little under/over that, there have been over a dozen questions about the newest web app on the block, trello. The first handful were from users trying it out with fellow Web ...
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Clean up a thon contest! [closed]

Kicking off the activity by introducing an idea brought up by JohnC. Clean up a thon!!! Cleaning's an art. My mop is my paintbrush. Our answer rate has dropped to 87% which may seem great but it's ...
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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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Why aren't people voting? How can we get people to get more engaged?

I've been noticing a trend here where it seems that people just aren't voting. It's the 11th of October, and a grand total of three people have managed to vote more than 10 times during that span. ...
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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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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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Has anyone received their swag package?

I got an email from the team for WebApps swag on June 15, 2011. I really appreciate that; thanks. Has anyone received their package yet? It's been more than 2 months and I just wanted to check if they ...
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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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Do we really need “online” in tags on a web applications site?

There are lots of tags like "online-security" and "online-storage" showing up. Do we really need "online" - isn't that implied?
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WebApps Blog : Good Idea or not so Good Idea [closed]

With the mention on Blog.Stackoverflow site, how possible would it be to get users interested in writing posts for a web applications blog ? Would you want this ? There is currently a chatroom open ...
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Is this meta site going to get merged with meta.stackoverflow.com at some point?

NOTE: I'm not saying that we don't need this meta site during the beta phase - I think it will be vital. However, once the site goes public a lot of the questions that will be asked will have already ...
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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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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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Rename [deviant-art] to [deviantart]

The tag for deviant-art should be renamed to deviantart to reflect the site's official name. It's a tiny tag with just a single question, but I can't think of any reason not to use the site's proper ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads 2013 A new year approaches, and with it, a new set of promotional ads! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images ...
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Search operators not working correctly

I like to search for questions that aren't closed, that has at least one answer but which doesn't have an accepted or upvoted answer, so that I can surface hidden gems that deserve votes. closed:no ...
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Merge [formula] and [formulas] tags

formula × 2 formulas × 2 I suggested a synonym 'formulas' → 'formula'. Please vote.
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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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Burninate [finance]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Open Qs with this tag, so the issue is largely 'moot'. There is one Closed Q that should disappear off WA within a fortnight. Tag finance ...
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Are questions regarding website policies on-topic?

I voted to close this question as it seemed to me to be too localised as site policies change over time. However, the owner disagrees, as when policies change the answers can just be edited. Thoughts?...
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CAPTCHA image nominations [closed]

Post your suggestions for the final CAPTCHA image here. Quote the source as well as posting the image so the team can negotiate rights if necessary. I suppose it should be a robot themed image. Vote ...
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Questions untaggable for low-rep users

What can be done about tagging for low-rep users? I had a question about xero, and wasn't able to tag it appropriately, or use a "retag-this-please" style tag (anime stack exchange has one IIRC).
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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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Why was the raster background chosen as background for Web Applications? [closed]

The current background reminds of sitting in a classroom and being punished by mathematics formulas. Why was this background chosen? Do others like it?
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How will the domain be chosen?

Things to consider are: Domain squatters It has to be relevant to the site name (e.g. "Web Apps" would make sense to have a webapps.com domain) Someone could easily register the most popular domain ...
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Please make [storage] and [image-storage] synonyms of [online-storage]

In the context of Web Applications most of the questions that use storage are referring to online-storage. On the other hand, it doesn't make too much sense to use the first to ask questions related ...
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Comments somehow overflow when adding a new one

This happens under Chrome 6 every time I try to add a comment on that page. If I reload the page, everything is back to normal
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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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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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Do we need a canonical “I have forgotten my Google username and/or Password” answer?

From time to time there are questions from people who have forgotten their Google username, password or both. It is certainly OK to just add a comment with a link to the Account Recovery Form, but ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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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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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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Celebrating our Birthday

Happy Birthday!!! It's been suggested we have a competition to celebrate our first birthday. In a similar format to Super User, the contest would most likely last two weeks and there will be prizes ...
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WebApps Birthday Celebration?

Did you know WebApps' anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 30 September? Congratulations! How about a fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like the ...
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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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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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CSS bleed-thru on tags

I'm seeing an issue with CSS on Firefox (22, Windows) where the little triangles in the new tag icons are bleeding through popups. Here's a screenie: I have not checked it in other browsers.
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Nominations open for the Most Valued Web Applications User

Nominations are now closed Please check back later for updates here or on chat for the winner In celebration of Web Applications' 1st Anniversary, we are holding a contest to reward the most active, ...
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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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How to deal with "How do I do <X action> in <Y webapp>, where there is no way to perform X?

The No Answers section of the unanswered tab seems to have a lot of questions where people are trying to figure out how to perform a certain action in a given webapp. If this can't be done, and there'...
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How do I launch my new, free service leveraging WebApps without running afoul of the current community?

So far, in the Trello launch, we've had some bumps in the road with directing users to webapps to ask questions. This is definitely my fault for not spending enough time familiarizing myself with the ...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...

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