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“on hold” 4.5 years after asking the question?

4.5 years, multiple editors touching it and 1400+ views later: MediaWiki editor with paste for graphics? Was closed as off-topic. Isn't this a bit silly?
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How and whether to use tag [merging]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. There are presently two Open Qs tagged merging: Did these have to be merged? Duplicate user created? One concerns merging questions (specifically two that have since ...
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Do we need [social-networks]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. Tag social-networks was in use for ~40 Open Qs. It showed 13 followers and a Usage guide of: On Web Applications, the tag 'social networks' refers to a website where ...
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Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
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Considering “scope” for a specific example

I came across these two Qs, one immediately after the other: How does this website manage to avoid its content being copied and how to copy its content (asked Aug 30 '12 at 22:07) How to download ...
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Should a “high traffic” Q with an Accepted A be marked as a duplicate of a lower traffic Q asked years later?

A {duplicate} marker links these two Qs: How to prevent my friends from seeing my friends’ list on Facebook How do I control who can see my Friends List? Some stats for each: Former Asked 4 years, ...
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Burninate [money]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag money lacks a Usage guide and had 2 followers but is currently applied to ~5 0 Open question. ...
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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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What's the point of keeping a merged question with deleted target?

Want name only to appear after signing into gmail account, not my email address is locked: merged by phwd♦ Mar 30 '11 at 2:36 This question was merged with Display name instead of email ...
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Burninate [math]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag math lacks a Usage guide and has three followers but is currently applied to 12 3 Open Qs: ...
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Burninate [books]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag books lacks a Usage guide and has no followers but is currently applied to 7 1 Open Q: How to ...
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Has the system lost its marbles?

TL;DR This is not about badges or rep, it is about the system. Checking to see whether a Comment I had made was correct I went to my Activity page, and was greeted with: Oh! I thought, and ...
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Burninate [notes]?

Tag notes is attached to six Open Qs at present: What does tagging a note with a page in Facebook do? Multiple pages in a single note in Evernote? How to schedule a draft note on a Facebook page? ...
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Step change in new user numbers

Towards the end of 2016 the rate at which new users were joining shot up: I can speculate (eg a major tidy of tags and Titles perhaps?) why but do not have a plausible theory that might explain both ...
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Can we make it easier for those willing and qualified to help, to help?

At present, the most recent activity on main is a question that has this as one of its answer: It Is not appearing in any of the Review queues that I can see and I can’t downvote it (out of my ration ...
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Is it OK to make assumptions when editing other people's questions?

The question at Need to convert a date into a dayname has been put on hold for "unclear what you're asking". It is tagged spreadsheet (among other things), and I think it is quite likely that it is ...
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Rename [youtube-streaming] to [youtube-live] (or remove)

Reasons: "YouTube Live" is the official name of the product (used both in the HC, and in media reports). "YouTube Streaming" has a bit of ambiguity as to whether the questioner is talking about ...
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How is this SSL question off topic?

I recently asked about using Comodo's SSL Analyser which despite being a simple one, is still a web application to check SSL certificates. The FAQ here AFAIK is about using web applications? So, I ...
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Locked Q shows as {on hold}

Why does this Q report as {on hold}: Wayback Machine archiving broken with HTTPS when it is actually locked? If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the ...
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How does a faq-proposed post become part of the FAQ?

How does are questions chosen to change from faq-proposed to faq? There are some questions which I would like to suggest adding as official FAQ posts, but it seems that a few of these questions haven'...
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Burninate [storage] tag?

UPDATE: As of just now, storage is not in use. ... and it was only afterwards I saw Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site? This follows on from Please make [storage] ...
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How much support does it take for a feature request to be implemented?

This feature request has been implemented: Make all recommendation questions out of scope and off topic, regardless of research this not: Enable tagged syntax highlighting Both stand at net +10 at ...
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Burninate [data]?

UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged data - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted. On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag data is hopelessly too broad ...
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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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Bottom border is not displaying in the profile page

There are few bottom border issue in the user profile page. In the Profile tab - Top Posts section, the bottom border is not displaying. In the Activity tab - Questions, Answers, Badges and Active ...
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What's wrong with this question?

So I made a question which is basically the same question as one which it was voted up but at the same time with a relevant difference, but it keeps getting votes down. I see no reason why it is ...
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Can we standardize the Microsoft tags?

Last week there was a Meta discussion asking whether questions about Microsoft Word online were on-topic. Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't really see any posted ...
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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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Accepted answer is invalid because a company has changed API

I was in need to subscribe to mail group hosted by Big Brother using my current mail, and I've found answer here: How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address? Only ...
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Clean up of [speed] tag

I draw your attention to the speed tag. Currently, there are 11 questions. There is, of course, no tag wiki or excerpt. The questions are on a variety of topics. 2 are closed webapp recommendation ...
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Should questions which have a non-reproducible error be closed?

There are a lot of questions where people have encountered an "error" while trying to use certain features of a web-app and it hasn't worked for them. But if the error is not reproducible by potential ...
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Remove Web Apps from migration path for Super User

It seems to me that a third to one half of the questions migrated from Super User are incorrect migrations. (Here's an example.) Should we lobby for Web Applications to be removed from Super User's ...
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Is “It is not possible” a legitimate answer?

As we all know several times a day we are asked here on web-apps, Is it possible to perform X action on Y web app The answers usually tend to be yes it's possible and an explanation. But in some ...
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“Require” askers to check the tag excerpt and wiki before posting a question

Suggestion On Stack Overflow sites (at least on the English and Spanish "versions"), Server Fault and maybe other SE sites too, it's "required"1 to check the tag excerpts / wiki ...
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Why is troubleshooting off-topic when it is just part of using a webapp? [duplicate]

At https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I see If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application ...
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If two questions have the same answer, are they duplicates and should they be merged?

This question is prompted by a recent point made by @StevenVascellaro on his post Find the most liked tweet from an account, when I answered his question he duly noted that my answer also served as ...
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What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs?

What site should I ask a question about Chrome's memory usage on MacOs? I don't think it is on topic over here, Possibly on Ask Different? I'm not really sure.
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Search index is way out of date

I think there's something wrong with this site's search reindexing job. For instance, a search for [google-chrome] closed:0 (sorted by relevance) lists this question having been asked in April, 2014 ...
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Oops, something bad happened

I have been trying for the last half an hour to post a question about wordpress and privacy on Web Applications. All goes smoothly till it comes to time of submitting the question to the site. Once I ...
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Tag [bandcamp] should exist. Also, there should be less reputation needed to create tags

There is a soundcloud tag already with 26 usages. There should be a bandcamp tag. It's a very similar website in purpose. Both have their own special features but they're both fundamentally made for ...
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Do Power BI questions belong here?

Microsoft Power BI has a web app, as well as a desktop application, that work together. Would asking about the web app be appropriate, while the desktop would be inappropriate? Or neither? Or both?
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Clean up [untagged] questions

This is a clean-up task which'll never end. There is a regular job that removes tags that are only on 1 (or fewer) questions. What this means is that any question with one of these "orphan" tags ...
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No-longer-ignored tag displays as ignored

I have a tag that is displaying in question lists in faded form as if it is one of my ignored tags, but it isn't. I had it as one of my ignored tags for quite a while, but as I started using the app ...
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Could someone create a [gitlab] tag?

I have posted this and this question. These are about GitLab, not GitHub. Could someone create a gitlab tag?
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Malicious Editing

A more experienced user keeps editing my question to remove what I believe is a relevant example, presumably from political malice. His comment on my question: "Let me be a bit more curt. That's not ...
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Clean-up needed: [direct-message]

I draw your attention to the tag: direct-message. Only nine messages, but... There is, of course no tag wiki and no usage guidance. By itself, the tag is useless; it requires a companion tag to give ...
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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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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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OMG Google-Fu is gone?

I'm at a total loss. Despite the apparent longer grace period, we let our chat room slip through our hands. @moderator team: Please re-enstate the Web Applications chat room !! Let's make the chat ...
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Clean-up needed: [support] & [customer-support]

I draw your attention to the support tag. No tag wiki or usage guidance, of course. The questions tagged thus appear to be, by and large, questions asking for support, rather than questions asking ...

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