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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

Downvotes, not close votes, for bad poorly researched questions I've been on a lot of sites, and this is what I've seen work the best. And even then, downvotes are reserved for the questions that ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

No, we shouldn't make research mandatory. Showing research effort is a good practice that we should promote among the community, but I think we shouldn't close questions that don’t show research. This ...
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Do the moderators plan to close most questions on this site?

This situation is very concerning. All of those questions were unilaterally closed by the same moderator as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as a duplicate of a question that is closed as “needs ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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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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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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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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Why was our site's 13-year-old, very first question closed by a moderator 4 days ago as "needs details or clarity" without a clear explanation?

I believe that it is OK as it stands so I have reopened it. I've had a chance to discuss this with the other moderators, and there are ongoing discussions about the level of research that we expect ...
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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 ...
ChrisF's user avatar
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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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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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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

Please don't do this Rubén. The goal of the website is this: we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about web applications. We want answers about every ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

As demonstrated by the community, including research in a question is not required for question asking on Web Apps. While it can certainly be helpful to include your research in a question, it's not ...
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9 votes

Reduce the reputation threshold to be allowed to cast a reopen vote on a closed question

Close & Reopen: Two sides of the same coin One of the omissions that I noticed from the question was that there is no mention of close votes. As far as I know, there's no way to set different ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Reduce the reputation threshold to be allowed to cast a reopen vote on a closed question

We have granted the community request to lower the reputation requirement for reopen votes. That is now set for 500 reputation. This also impacts the close vote reputation requirement being lowered to ...
SpencerG's user avatar
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8 votes
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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.
ale's user avatar
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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 ...
jonsca's user avatar
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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 ...
8 votes

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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8 votes

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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What part of the question "How do I schedule a comment on Reddit?" needs details or clarity?

Which part of it is unclear? Nothing is unclear to me, it is crystal-clear, and I therefore voted to reopen. The potential answer or solution (whether built-in, third-party, APIs, scripting tools, ...
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Why did a moderator close this 12-year-old Google Search question yesterday as off-topic when it’s not a web app recommendation?

I have edited the question to remove the sentence: For example, is there an application, a site or a Google tool to search things like *.stackexchange? Now it should be clearly about Google and not ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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According to the statistics, Facebook users have moved from desktop to mobile

I support the idea of giving better guidance to users who ask questions on this site, including those who ask about Facebook. The main problem, as I see it, is the lack of active users who can answer ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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What specifically about my 3 WebApps questions is causing me to get blocked?

So, you have 4 questions (1 deleted) with a grand total of 1 upvote and 2 downvotes.1 (The 2 downvotes are on the deleted question.) That's not a great track record. It's not terrible, though, so an ...
ale's user avatar
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How to ask a question that has been asked before but not given a full answer

The usual accepted approach on all SE sites is to ask the question your way and include a link to the existing question that you feel doesn't give an acceptable answer. State in your question why you ...
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