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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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Where is the definition of in and out of scope?

Did you try the Help Center? It's spelled out under: What topics can I ask about here? You can also see previous discussions about the site scope here on Meta with the scope tag.
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My question is on-topic here, isn't it?

Yes, your question is on-topic here. You might want to look at some of the other questions tagged gmail-canned-response; other folks have asked similar questions. You might want to break your post up ...
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Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here?

Yes, they are. We even have a specific tag: word-online. Not many questions, granted. I suspect some of them are incorrectly tagged with microsoft-word which, as "installable software" is off-topic ...
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Still daily web development questions. Should we tweak the site name?

At Vegetarianism SE, we have a slightly more specific placeholder for the question title input field: What's your vegan or vegetarian lifestyle question? Be specific. It was designed to prevent ...
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A regular user failed to flag a question that was duplicated a week ago

Everything has now been migrated to Superuser. I have voted to close the second question as a duplicate of the first there. All of the answers migrated over. We could certainly debate the decisions ...
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How is this SSL question off topic?

Questions about the web interfaces to particular online tools are really only on-topic here to the extent that they are about using the web interface itself. You are asking about the reasons behind a ...
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Suggestions off-topic?

Because the question is concentrating on the problem to be solved. That the only practical solution is a third-party solution is just an unfortunate side effect. If a native way is found (or added by ...
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A better name for this community, part 1

Topic {Replace this with the topic; current topic: web applications.} Topic: Web Applications Notes: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Web Applications as a topic is already clear and straightforward. ...
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Still daily web development questions. Should we tweak the site name?

The Android site gets Android development questions too. The problem isn't the name, it's the users who when they can't ask on Stack Overflow, search around for somewhere else. Some land on Meta, ...
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Do Power BI questions belong here?

I guess that asking questions about the web interface would be okay, but asking about the desktop app would not. We have similar situations with Dropbox (web interface, desktop sync tool, Android and ...
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Is Web Applications still the best stop for bookmarklets?

I guess that depends on what sort of questions we even get about bookmarklets. Getting help in writing them would be off-topic. (Try Stack Overflow) Getting help finding one that does something one ...
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Using LINE from Python, is it on-topic and how to find existing questions and answer?

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, ...
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What's the purpose of this community again...?

Tour Open https://webapps.stackexchange.com/tour. Help menu Website footer The following text will be shown: Web Applications is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's ...
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Question related to constraints & limitations of Amazon accounts across regions?

What are Pros & cons of using Login ID w same email address or different ones, when having Amazon accounts in multiple regions US, UK, India etc The above was used both on the question title and ...
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Should general WhatsApp questions be allowed?

Is the feature available through the web version? If so, then it is acceptable here, otherwise it isn't. For that particular example, I voted to close it, so my answer here shouldn't be surprising. ...
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Considering "scope" for a specific example

How to download this webpage? is now closed. Bearing in mind that this was over 5 years ago now, it's safe to say that the question likely fell through the cracks or was considered to be on the ...
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Are storefront sites like eBay, Apple App Store and Amazon considered to be "web applications"?

Short answer Yes they are, but only those questions about using the web front app. Questions about installable apps are off-topic. Extended answer Current tags amazon 152 questions ebay 53 ...
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Question marked off-topic, don't see why

The close reason used by the moderator who cast the binding vote was: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue could not be reproduced as of 9/8/2017. Google-docs shared ...
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Web Applications not accepting questions about web applications

All of the information that you need can be found in the Help Center, which is linked from the close banner message. At the link, you can find the following information: This question does not ...
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What makes a Google Sites question off-topic?

And deleted. The close reason states: "It is a question about creating/developing a web application." I suspect that the people who voted to close read the the question as less about using Google ...
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Can something like "Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop?" be on-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 ...
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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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Would a question asking for making a website's text content distraction/clutter free be on-topic?

Questions about using a web application as medium are on-topic on this site, just be sure that your question follow the guidelines of How do I ask a good question? Answers that suggest the use a ...
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Is this site for application usage, but not development?

Is this correct? correct If so, do you guys know where web development questions go? https://stackoverflow.com: JS is the most used tag (see https://stackoverflow.com/tags). PHP, HTML, CSS, jquery ...
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Why is troubleshooting off-topic when it is just part of using a webapp?

Questions that will require a lot of back-and-forth to arrive at a solution aren't generally a good fit for Stack Exchange. Part of that is because the ultimate goal is to generate a knowledge base ...
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Are questions about self-installed web apps on or off topic?

Things have changed since this question was first asked. Recommendations for which web app software to install - not technical questions, just recommendations about features etc Definitely off-...
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Is my question aboug Google Launcher off-topic?

Yes, the referred question is off-topic on this site. While nowadays it's very common that popular "web applications" have a mobile app, this site's scope doesn't encompasses all the front-...
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