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Should we merge tags related to account management?

Currently we have several tags that are related to managing accounts. I propose merging the following tags into [account-management]. account account-delete account-transfer account-disabling ...
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Is this site really the right place for Amazon Web Services?

We have a number of questions tagged with amazon-web-services, amazon-ec2, and/or amazon-s3. Is this really the best site for these questions? Okay, granted, AWS makes it really easy to spin up and ...
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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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LMGTFY.com ban?

Let Me Google That For You and Let Me Bing That For You are both banned on Stack Overflow. I thought they were banned network-wide, but I just edited a link out of an answer here on Web Apps. For ...
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FAQ refers to Stack Apps

In the reputation section of the FAQ there are three references to Stack Apps. This is also true of the meta FAQ.
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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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Web Applications Anniversary Contest - The Winners [closed]

As you may be aware, Web Apps held a contest to win some swag to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The contest officially ended at 16:00 EST on 18th November and your friendly Web Apps Moderators ...
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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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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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Do we need the [error] tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
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What is Hat on Web Applications site?

I got a new notification You earned Sufganiyot on Web Application!. What is this "Hat"? You can see in my profile picture I wore this. Can anyone give a brief information about this?
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What is the official policy on identifying yourself as a team member for a product?

I'm being told here that I don't need to identify myself every time I answer a question about a product I work on, that I should just add the info into my bio. I have done this. This seems important ...
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Are questions not related to an app's web UI off topic?

Are questions like this on topic or no? "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y for my mobile device?" "How do I do [fill in the blank] with App Y's desktop client?" Where App Y is a well ...
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Should we be concerned about possible copyright infringement?

This is my first visit to Web Applications, although I've been using the other SE sites for some time. I left some comments on this question. It kind of escalated. Did I overreact and overstep the ...
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Different labels on main page

There's two questions on main page, both mention authors, but only one of them has label "asked", why? Links to questions: Birthday notifications on Google Calendar How to configure Google Calendar ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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What is the Markdown editor used on this site?

I'm a real Markdown fan, and I would like to know if the editor used on this site is available as a plugin/etc. to use on other websites.
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Why can't I see the diffs & sources of revisions on this question?

Offical Twitter iPhone App & Bit.Ly Pro Going by the revisions on this post, there have been 3 edits with changes to tags. However, expanding the revisions shows no change. Another weird ...
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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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Why are there suddenly hundreds of posts in the "Late Answers" review queue?

There are suddenly 300+ answers in the Late Answers review queue. Mostly, they are answers to questions that were migrated here a looooong time ago. However, I'm seeing a fair share that aren't. ...
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Change of Background Color Tag Badge

A few days ago I earned my first bronze tag badge on the google-spreadsheets tag: I had to give almost 100 answers to gain the corresponding up-votes. On the chat I was telling that you can earn ...
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How do we sneak into Beta App releases?

It's phwd here again for a next attempt at taking this site beyond hit-and-run. My question of the day is: how do we get early invites to products released as apps? I think this would be a good way ...
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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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Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic?

Is this question on- or off-topic: Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from? Up for discussion: is this question more about using web sites or running a web site (i.e. ...
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Please make [google-inbox] a synonym of [inbox-by-gmail]

The official name of the product is Inbox by Gmail, but it is often called "Google Inbox". (The URL of inbox.google.com exacerbates this a bit.) Please make google-inbox a synonym of inbox-by-gmail ...
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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...
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Synonym requests

These tags seem close enough to me to be merged: google-account & google-accounts, and user-accounts, and account. My apologies if this isn't the right course of action, but I can't do anything ...
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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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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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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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Can't make the [connections]

I draw your attention to the tag connections. Ten questions (at the moment). No usage guidance or wiki description. About half of the questions are about LinkedIn connections. The rest are about ...
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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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Content on social media platforms

Now that we are gearing ourselves up with having more people joining "the team" in managing the social media aspect of Web Applications (Twitter and Google+), we should start having some discussion ...
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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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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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Can we kill (and possibly blacklist) [php]

PHP is a scripting language for building dynamic web sites and web apps. This site is not about building web apps. I've been looking through php and any question that's not already closed should be ...
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Can we add [problem] to the tag blacklist?

Earlier today we had a number of questions tagged problem I cleaned them all up, but can we add it to the tag blacklist to avoid it's return?
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We must [unsubscribe] from the [subscription]

I draw your attention to subscription and unsubscribe. I would call both of these the very definition of a meta tag. "Subscribing" could be to a mailing list (or similar), paying for a service, or ...
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Users listed on Badge slightly misaligned

On the gmail badge page, this is seen, Rebecca is lower than Al and Senseful. .mod-flair span seems to be pushing Rebecca down. Seen in the following browsers Google Chrome Mac 12.0.742.91 Safari ...
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Is there a way to rehabilitate a reputation of 1 or am I doomed to eternal darkness?

My first question here was judged deficient and so the traditional capital-punishment-for-jaywalking penalty was assessed. If it's not possible, let me know and I'll try to somehow live a meaningful ...
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We need your help to clean up Web Apps!

Web Apps needs your help! In honor of Web Apps' anniversary celebration, we're cleaning up questions and/or answers that are not answers, or are closed that have no future value whatsoever. So......
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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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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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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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Giving the community blog a name [closed]

If it's even allowed or possible, should the Web Apps blog be able to name itself? Something like the following, with a tag line that makes it clear again what it is to those dropping by: Nothing ...
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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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