Jeff Atwood
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Are questions about "adult" web apps on or off topic?
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No, I don't think we want this, as it would cause us to get globally banned from web filtering software. So including adult links, or even mentioning adult sites by name, is explicitly not allowed.

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Are questions about browsers appropriate?
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I think we'd have to use the same rule we use on Super User, but in reverse: is the primary focus of the question the website? In other words, I think it's OK, if the question can be read I ...

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Should we be concerned about possible copyright infringement?
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Perhaps a bit, yes, but thank you for raising the issue on meta. See this related Super User answer https://meta.superuser.com/questions/2212/is-discussion-of-techniques-for-removing-drm-permitted/...

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What should we do with WordPress questions and how tag them?
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I agree -- this is a site for end users, where the work is done "in the cloud", not by them, and certainly not on their own servers. If you are hosting your own site, I believe it should go to Pro ...

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Should *-rec tags be added?
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They can be, but I'm not crazy about the category. It's not far off from shopping recommendations such as "what computer should I buy?" which is explicitly disallowed on Super User.

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Meta for Web Applications
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Er.. what? I honestly am finding this question to be too meta to even parse. I've read it like three times and I still don't understand. Let me clarify: meta.stackexchange.com is for the ENGINE {...

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Are questions about piracy off-topic here?
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Anything that would get us banned from corporate firewalls is generally off-topic.

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Are questions about creating websites on- or off-topic?
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Questions about creating websites are definitely off topic for Web Apps. They would be a good fit for Pro Webmasters , however!

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Accepted answer not showing at the top?
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Self-accepts do not sort to top, but stay in the default sort order.

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Is "community wiki" the synonym for "poll"?
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No. Poll is not a category of question we want. Poll implies the "answers" are one word or one item; what we want is answers that explain how or why, or relate someone's specific experiences.

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"What are some sites?" or "Let's make a list of X!" type questions
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This is another case of the "List of X" problem. Our engine is absolutely brilliant at surfacing these questions, and they can have some utility ... but they're not really what we want -- they tend to ...

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Are Stack Exchange sites web apps?
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If you have a general question about Stack Exchange the engine, in terms of its shared common behavior across multiple websites, it should be asked on http://meta.stackexchange.com . If you have a ...

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Is this site not running as well as it deserves?
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This site has an incredibly large scope -- any website that can be classified an 'app' is fair game here. There are millions of websites and thousands more every day. So the scope, if anything, is ...

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Should *free* alternatives be on-topic?
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I personally don't care for such questions, since I think if you really need to get something done through a webapp, you shouldn't care whether it's free or not, and you should get all the available ...

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How to deal with "How do I do <X action> in <Y webapp>, where there is no way to perform X?
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This was one of my great fears for webapps -- we are attempting to map the surface of the entire internet, and any question about any website is fair game. Help define a Web Applications Stack ...

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Why Is It That Meta WebApp Rep Is Linked To WebApp Rep?
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A few reasons... at least this is the current thinking: The more you participate on webapps, the more "stake" you should have in how the site is governed and run here on meta. Since votes on meta no ...

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Is the team for Web Applications the same as for Stack Overflow?
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Yes, it is the same team -- the designer is Jin Yang. More info in this will be available on the blog soon!

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Questions with no answers
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We have a new process that automatically removes very old, unloved unanswered questions network wide. Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions after a year? The actual ...

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Web Applications Moderator Cards
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OK, moderators have officially been mailed the form to obtain the cards. Stay tuned!

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2011 Community Moderator Election
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This election was ended early due to special circumstances of limited participation, as indicated on this MSO question: As Grace Note mentioned, the election system was not set up to handle a case ...

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Should <identify-this-app> style questions still remain on topic ?
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Ah, the "identify-me-this" questions. It was kind of covered here: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/the-pee-wee-herman-rule/ I recently had a long discussion on gaming meta regarding “...

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Proposal to clean up the scope of the site: Is your question about using a specific web application?
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Thinking about this a bit more, perhaps these questions are really shopping recommendations ala Super User, or "what game should I play?" recommendations ala gaming.stackexchange.com? In that sense, ...

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Nix "is site X down/working/slow" messages
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Well, we probably want a single "how do I diagnose when and why a website is down?" question. That'd be a great resource, then close them all as dupes of that question. (this sort of linking also ...

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Moderator nominations
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Yes, discussion about which community members would make good moderators is definitely appropriate! Some guidelines: Must be a currently registered user in good standing Must have a reasonably high ...

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Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site?
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I agree we don't need the tag [online] -- it seems redundant to me, too.

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How do bounties work on WebApps meta?
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We should remove the featured tab from child metas. You can't start a bounty here anyway. (It's different for meta.so because that is indeed a standalone, governmental site -- the equivalent of ...

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What does the letter "B" stand for in webapps.stackexchange.com's favicon?
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Beta, but this is subject to change.

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Why was the raster background chosen as background for Web Applications?
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It is sketchy because the site itself is sketchy -- it will only continue to exist, if the site has focus and audience! While it's pretty much a given that web apps will make it due to popularity, ...

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How do I launch my new, free service leveraging WebApps without running afoul of the current community?
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The general policy here is that you can recommend us as a venue for getting answers but only alongside a list of OTHER resources too. e.g. "for trello support, try the following public places: ...

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Are questions about finding sites to get free <X> on topic?
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These questions seem a bit "meta" to me.. a web app to find other web apps? So I tend to agree, cut out the middle-man and just list the actual web apps themselves, not the places where they are ...

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