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 since the last election.
After a bit of discussion it was decided that, on balance, we did need an election.
Priorities change for people, real life intervenes ...
Web Applications seems to have more than its fair share of "drive by" users; users who ask one question and just disappear. What are your ideas for getting some of those users to stick around and become productive community members? How will you use the moderator tools to do that?
Did this help?
I'd like to see some numbers on the actual number of questions that were closed by the community alone, but I know it's significantly higher than it was for 5 close votes (I can likely count on one hand the number of 5 vote closures we've had in the last few months.
Did it hurt?
No. It kept things a bit neater, eliminating things like ...
To use LINE we have to download/install something, it can't used by typing/clicking a link, so it's off-topic here.
Questions about API's usually are off-topic here.
Because LINE is off-topic here, it doesn't make sense to have a tag for it so, there isn't a easy way to find posts that are about LINE.
Are API questions on topic or off topic?
You are right, questions that ask "why" about internal policies of the companies/development teams behind web applications are off-topic on this site, actually we have a custom close reason for that kind of questions.
Are questions regarding website policies on-topic?
Why we're not customer support for [your favorite company]
Do we need a close ...
Discussions about the site on Meta Web Apps always only seem to be among the same two or three users. How will you encourage other regular users to engage on Meta and help drive the direction of the site?
As mentioned in comment the question was seen on Reddit, Lobsters, Hacker News which I suspect is responsible for driving the traffic. We can't determine sources of traffic per question so that's about my best guess.
I don't see anything obviously wrong or suspicious.. though I agree about the question being more suitable for Super User and migrated there ...
If there are fewer than 5 active/willing close voters at any given time on the site, how would you intervene and/or manage the close votes queue?
If it's clear to me that the post is a fair question (no spam / blatantly off-topic) and the question is new new (less than a month) and if there is something that I'm able to suggest I will leave a comment. If ...
Looking for the top 20 tags on Web Application on the tags page I found that google have 38 questions this year. As most of these questions were "double-tagged" so I removed google from many of them (also I tried to fix other problems, vote to close, post a comment, etc.)
One curious finding was a question about Windows Server that only had google and was ...
Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8).
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A question like
I posted the lyrics of a song as a comment to that song on YouTube and my account got locked without reference to which YouTube rules I violated. Which rules might I have violated?
Looks to be a primarily-opinion based, specially because there isn't a reference to which YouTube rules were violated and doesn't include the account activity ...
The issue is now fixed thanks to the reviewers. I believe we should increase the default edit queue size as currently it is only 40 as it's not respectful toward the edit authors to discard their edits.
They are first mentioned here: Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?. I wasn't there at the time, but it seems a logical extension from bookmarklets.
Your question should really have been asked on Maths meta as it concerns that site. While we are here to help you with questions about websites, questions about other sites on the Stack Exchange network are effectively off topic as we have dedicated sites (the meta sites) for each main site.
Rather than migrate it there though it's probably best if you ...
The oldest question looks to be
Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries)
IMHO, besides it's the oldest one, it's good as a faq because it already include several well received answers, some include scripts, other include formulas, by the other hand it already is linked to other eight questions.
I'm offering a ...
Tl;Dr: Earn 200 reputation score on one of the sites were you are able to contribute valuable content to gain the 100 association bonus, then when you join a new site like this, will will start from 100 reputation, instead of 1. This is also applied on sites that you are already joined.
I'm very glad to know that you found something helpful and that you ...
I didn't say you are complaining. I just stated my awareness of the fact that:
In order to protect the voting system (people registering just to give fake upvotes) we end up with this "flaw/defect".
I hope your question gets enough attention (2 more upvotes) so you can cast your vote as well. As an alternative you could use meta ("Privilege type: ...