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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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How do I "reopen" a very old question with a poor/outdated answer?

The best way to garner attention to an old question, including one that needs a refresh on the answers, is to post a bounty. There's even an option for a bounty reason to 'get a more up-to-date answer'...
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Why do I get a: This question doesn't meet our quality standards?

This is answered in Meta What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”? What can I do to get the system to accept my question? Make sure your question has a ...
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"File is in owner's trash"

If the question relies on links that no longer work, then it should probably be closed with "unclear what you are asking". I would say that on balance such questions probably aren't worth saving. A ...
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Is it OK to ask about rules of web applications?

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? ...
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

Tl;Dr: Webmail apps that were retired like Google Inbox are off-topic, those that are available are on-topic. The comments on the referred the question include some hints about what happened in this ...
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Please remind people that questions and answers must contain the data

For those posts that include a link to Google Sheets, or any other external content, what about this thinking on something that could apply to posts of any site from Stack Exchange Network ? Adapted ...
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

We also used to have a custom canned response for "dead" web apps Questions on applications or application features that are no longer available are off-topic for Web Applications as no one will ...
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Feedback to 'please write a script for me' questions?

On recent questions from new contributors that hasn't an answer yet, I frequently use the following: Welcome. Please add a brief description of your search/research efforts as is suggested on [ask]. ...
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Web Applications isn't for bad questions about app development and Super User either

They have now been closed and the misunderstanding was resolved.
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Serial downvoted by a moderator

The votes that you are referring aren't "serial downvoting" b/c the referred questions didn't include any research effort, they were very short (meaning unclear / brevivity should not ...
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Must the OP specify whether they are using the web version of the product of interest in their question?

Just because a person when they write the question places labels on the question, doesn't automatically mean that labels applies. While it is expected that they might miss a label, or they may not be ...
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Another task for the task jar: Close questions about defuncted web applications

Since July 19, 2023, Album Archive, https://get.google.com/albumarchive, a service to access albums from retired products like Google Hangouts and Picasa Web Albums, was retired. This and recent ...
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A task for the task jar: Clean up facebook questions and tags as they are bumped by Community user

facebook-graph-search This tag is about a feature of Facebook Search. According to Wikipedia, Facebook Graph Search was deprecated in June 2019. As of October 31, 2023, there are five questions open. ...
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

Talk about red herrings! No. IMO, showing research in the question body is not a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. You imply that your question on Webapps SE was closed because of a ...
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Feedback to 'please write a script for me' questions?

There are some questions that instead of being voted to close as too broad it could be more convenient to be closed as a duplicate1. In such cases, besides voting it as close as duplicate, we could ...
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Please remind people that questions and answers must contain the data

For questions that doesn't include a link to external content but doesn't include enough details, I usually add something like Please add a brief description of you search, research and attempts ...
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Where are users getting the impression that we are Gmail's help portal from?

Google is the main traffic source. IIRC the second is Google Product Communties (forums). Very frequently I found posts and comments that are just reporst that something is not working. In ...
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