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Without a more concrete example of the kind of question you'd like to ask, the answer to your question here is: It depends. Most likely Stack Overflow would be the appropriate choice. They have tons of questions tagged html, css, and javascript. But that's no guarantee your question(s) would be on-topic there. Read the Help Center. As for WordPress ...


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Google Glass is based on Android. Why wouldn't we discuss it at Android Enthusiasts? Issues with an Apple smartwatch would be best served at Ask Different. The issues you might encounter with Facebook are going to be quite different depending on whether you're using the desktop browser version or the Android app or the iPhone app. Then what about PC ...


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I have amended the tour to be more specific on what is allowed. The Ask About... section now states: Augmented browsing extensions that directly relate to the use of a web application (Greasemonkey scripts for a web application, etc.) I have left the Don't ask about... section as it is. Hopefully that will clear up any confusion.


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The existence of a tag does not automatically make something on-topic. Be that as it may, yes, Github is, among other things, a Web application. The trouble is is that it's a tool used almost exclusively by developers. I don't think that it's necessarily off-topic here, but you, and future readers of your question, are far more likely to get a useful answer ...


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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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You're asking about how 'good' a specific question will be perceived. That's not a question on how to use a website in a specific function. if you'd asked "How do I ask a question or how do I create a poll on reddit" - then it's on-topic. Furthermore you state Please give an example to prove your point. which is an further invitation to request for ...


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Web Apps is for users of web applications. Media-wiki is a web application. Therefore, if you are asking about the use of media-wiki then the questions are definitely on topic. This can include the end user or the admin user of course. However, if you are asking about the installation of media-wiki then the questions are off topic. Webmasters is probably ...


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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 most such applications to look for help on third-party sites. We've had questions about similar apps, and they generally languish unanswered, and usually ...


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I think it's perfectly OK for an answer to be "you need to use the API and here's how". The level of "programming" should probably be at writing scripts rather than full blown programs, in much the same way as the (admittedly fine) distinction exists between Stack Overflow and Super User.


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Any question that has to do with using duolingo.com (Desktop not iOS/Android) is okay here. See 1 no. up to them


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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 here.


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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 into smaller paragraphs to make it a bit easier to read online.


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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 that were made, but there were no actual rules broken here, and as such, no action will be taken beyond what has already happened.


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I agree with you they don't belong on Web Apps - our target is Web Apps end users and I don't think most end users would be concerned about what runs on their webapp. So to answer: yes, agreed We can use custom comment one on the lines of "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this pertains to webapp internals" I don't think we have such ...


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This type of question is now considered not constructive as it is basically asking for a list of answers each of which is equally "correct". If any existing questions are still open, then depending on the question it might either be closed or locked as an historical artefact. If you ask a new question of this type then it is highly likely that it will be ...


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Apps v/s apps boil down to list v/s list and with the way web apps are revised so often, these lists get outdated soon enough. I believe x v/s y are in the same league as "which should I use" questions and out of scope


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I think I have a tendency to migrate pretty much all Google Analytics questions to Webmasters Stack Exchange, so your proposal does hold merit. I'll update the FAQ and other pages in few days reflecting this


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There are two ways to generally ask questions of this nature. The Good and the Bad. How NOT to ask questions that may require a web app recommendation: "What is the best {category} app?" "List of sites that do {some function}" or, closely related: "Is there something that does {some function}" "What is an alternative to {some app}?" These questions ...


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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 questions we deem undesirable, such as are vegans better than omnivores? (it's not about lifestyle). Maybe it would help if this site's placeholder could change to ...


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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 particular error message, which is not really our expertise here. This is akin to asking: Is Google Spreadsheets internally using a heuristic to try and ...


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I initially closed it under the assumption that you were looking for rankings of such sites, but really, at the question's core, you are asking for site recommendations. I adjusted the close reason accordingly. Lists of anything, but recommendations in particular, go stale quickly. We've found this firsthand with many of the recommendation questions that ...


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I have updated the Help Center page to reflect your change, added your change to the Tour, moved "creating or developing a web application" higher on the list, and added that to the Tour as well.


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At first glance I would say Super User, however, you are suspended on Super User at the moment so the migration of the question would have have been automatically blocked. Please don't post off topic questions on other sites try and circumvent a question ban or suspension on another site. Such behaviour can lead to a wider and/or longer suspension. On a ...


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There's no reason for questions on Yahoo Answers to be off-topic. As long the question involves how to use it, rather than Why does Yahoo Answers do x, it is fine for Web Apps


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Should Google Apps Script questions really be allowed on Web Applications? Answer: YES GAS is an integral part of the web services Google provides. I strongly feel that anything in relation to the following services, is on-topic: Google Spreadsheet Google Sites Google Presentation Google Document The only restriction is, is that it may not be full blown ...


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Some of the questions seem reasonable, such as the one about using GitHub to host a website, among others: How to use a github as a hosting for a small static website? How does Trello store my information? Web video sharing service with “fair use” protection? Is there really no way to get JIRA Studio to work with Mercurial? These questions at least seem to ...


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Honestly, avoiding the risk of everything that was repeated at that meta, the answer is no. (with the supporting really good reasons already stated by Gilles et al.) This might sound harsh, but this is a discussion that has last probably 3 or more years across Stack Exchange. I'm surprised you didn't talk to the rest of the Stack Overflow employees about ...


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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, others land on Software Engineering and some here. Even with a change of name we'd still get them. The answer is to down vote and close. This will feed into the ...


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