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The Web Application Graveyard

Such questions should be Closed with the custom Off-topic reason: Questions on applications or application features that are no longer available are off-topic for Web Applications as no one will ever ...
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Is "It is not possible" a legitimate answer?

Yes, a "this is not possible at this time" answer is perfectly acceptable. You should back it up with why it's not possible - quoting and linking to the relevant section of the help (if there is any) ...
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Where are users getting the impression that we are Gmail's help portal from?

I'm not an active user on this exchange, but I just noticed the question, so here goes my thought. Update 08/21/18: It is the #1 result and they even created a nice onebox for it. If you search I've ...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

Posting on Web Applications does not require signing up. New users can just come in and post their questions. However, they can't create the orangedox tag unless they also have 300 reputation. But, ...
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How do I write a great question?

There are three important aspects of a question post at Stack Exchange, and you shouldn't neglect any of them. They are the title, the question body, and the tags. Title This is the advertising for ...
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Malicious Editing

There was no political intent here. If at all, I took a very apolitical stance and removed something that was not germane to the question at all. A reference was made to a Twitter profile of a figure ...
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How do I get a 50 reputation?

As Al has mentioned, anyone can post questions to the site, regardless of reputation. Just about anyone can answer as well. The exception to that is "protected questions," which one must ...
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What is the right place to ask questions about web development?

Without a more concrete example of the kind of question you'd like to ask, the answer to your question here is: It depends. Most likely Stack Overflow would be the appropriate choice. They have tons ...
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The Tour appears to give contradictory advice about browser questions

I have amended the tour to be more specific on what is allowed. The Ask About... section now states: Augmented browsing extensions that directly relate to the use of a web application (...
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Should github.com questions be asked here?

The existence of a tag does not automatically make something on-topic. Be that as it may, yes, Github is, among other things, a Web application. The trouble is is that it's a tool used almost ...
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2019 Moderator Election - why?

Without going into too much detail - it's not my place to say who may or may not be stepping down - we (the mods) were contacted by the community team for the simple reason that it had been 6 years ...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

As long as the questions asked here are on-topic for Web Apps, they'll be welcome, although I expect that they'll require some very specific knowledge that may not be well-represented here. If you're ...
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Why aren't people voting? How can we get people to get more engaged?

I think that the (lack of) voting, close voting, editing, and tending the queues are all definitely due to a lack of active users, as both Al and phwd have pointed out. The fact that we have closed ...
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Malicious Editing

As the other answers here suggest, the bit of text that was removed is completely superfluous to the question. We try to make questions on the Stack Exchange network relevant to others, so personal ...
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What can I do if my questions are getting closed by 1 mod as "needs details or clarity" but no comments are given as to what is unclear?

I wasn't involved with this, but since you asked for feedback, I'll share some personal opinions: If you're asking how to improve the questions, one way would be to flesh them out. It might be helpful ...
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Double standards on web app recommendation questions?

The situation has changed: All recommendations should now be posted to the new QA site Software Recommendations. Questions should be tagged web-apps. Please note that rules are very strict over ...
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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

You're asking about how 'good' a specific question will be perceived. That's not a question on how to use a website in a specific function. if you'd asked "How do I ask a question or how do I create ...
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The Web Application Nursery

I'm interested in helping early adopters to find their way into new apps and to learn the ropes here.
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The Web Application Nursery

Well, why don't we start a question once a quarter, twice a year, whatever, with a list of all the latest and greatest apps, and then people can claim one and work through the canonical questions for ...
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Is 'icons' a good tag?

The icons tag has been removed from all of those questions. The clean-up tool will remove it within the next 24 hours.
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Site Activity and VoteGraph 20160614 in the last 12 weeks

In taking a closer look, nothing nefarious is going on. Since it's impossible to know someone's motivations for voting, I am going to err on the conservative side and assume that people are ...
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Best practices for recommending a web app or other tool

Yes, very often someone has recognized the very problem the Asker has and built something to address it. "Why re-invent the wheel?" as the old saw goes. By all means, do recommend an app if ...
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Remove Web Apps from migration path for Super User

As per the stats, it's actually 25% - there were total 149 migrations in the last 3 months and of that 84 were to Web Apps. 25% of 84 ~ 21 rejections over a span of 90 days is think not that big of ...
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Are questions about corporate applications on topic?

I would say that they're on-topic, but it's unlikely you're going to get answers to your questions. Unlike, say, Gmail, the audience for such apps is much smaller and I wouldn't expect people who use ...
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Election check-in - Who's interested in stepping up to help being a moderator here?

I might be running, if no-one else steps up. Most of my activity lately has been reviewing and editing rather than answering, and in general I'm more of a flag-handler and being-a-general-Stack-...
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Do we need the [error] tag?

That seems to be the very definition of a meta tag. No one is going to be an expert in all errors. No one is going to follow that tag. It cannot, by itself, describe the question. Most damning of ...
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