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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How do I "reopen" a very old question with a poor/outdated answer?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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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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"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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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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Must the OP specify whether they are using the web version of the product of interest in their question?

Yes, the OP must state that they are using the web site version of the application. A big reason for this is that the web site version might have different features to the desktop or (more likely) ...
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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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