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How do I activate a StackExchange login (user+pass, i.e. not openid)?

I searched in the preferences but found nothing, so how do I create a user+password on stackexchange, on an account which I've been using with openid only?
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google-sheets needs to be a synonym

If you got the reputation, please go to http://webapps.stackexchange.com/tags/google-spreadsheets/synonyms and vote up the synonym for 'google-sheets'.
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Someone's answer was the solution to a problem, too bad I can't tell the community and expand on it

I just signed up, using my Google account, and I can't vote up OR even comment on this site, because my reputation is too low. Amidst a dozen responses to someone's problem, another poster posted ...
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Site design update

As you can see, Web Applications community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally ...
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Disappearing questions

Over the last few months I have noticed that the counter of the number of questions I asked went from 125 to 122. Any idea why? Are questions being purged?
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Is this an appropriate place for me to ask how to download all files from a category or article on a Wikimedia project?

I'd like to ask how to download all the files from a single category or article on a Wikimedia project, more specifically Wikimedia Commons in an automated manner (i.e., I just want to run a single ...
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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

The question Is Reddit a good place to ask questions? I asked has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. So I come to the What topics can I ask about here? and I see that my question is on the ...
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Question asked but answer no longer valid [duplicate]

What do you do if the answer to a question you have asked is no longer valid due to changes made by the website? For example this one about YouTube.
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Are questions about Duolingo on topic?

Doulingo.com is a free language-learning app used by millions of people, but it has no tag here yet. So I wonder if questions about using Duolingo are OK here? Also, what would be the best place for ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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What is the right place to ask questions about web development? [duplicate]

Can I ask question related to HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc., here? If not what is right community of Stack Exchange to ask? Stack Overflow? And if I have question about WordPress, would be I post ...
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Why in the world do we have [stack-exchange]?

Apparently, we have a stack-exchange tag, with a long wiki description describing the network of sites. Why? Well, now we've got a baker's dozen questions that are either: a support question that ...
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Why don't the toolbar images from Stack Exchange sites load?

I face the following strange issue: when using any of the Stack Exchange sites the toolbar icons do not show up: When I inspect the DOM i see the sprites have not been loaded sucessfully: If I ...
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New Badge for consideration

The Fanatic (gold) badge is awarded for "Visited the site each day for 100 consecutive days". I believe Web Apps has at least one user who has passed the two year mark and wonder whether additional ...
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Are there any websites/stack forums that talk about the internet?

I would like to know if there is a website where I can go to ask questions about the internet. Questions like: How can I delete my posts on a forum? OR: How can I change my IP address? What are some ...
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Revisiting the decision on Google Analytics

Way back in the early days of the site there was a discussion about whether questions about Google Analytics were on- or off-topic. Are questions about Google Analytics on- or off- topic? The ...
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Let's vote! A project to bring some recognition to neglected content

There are currently 14,181 14,220 14,483 questions on Web Applications that are not closed or deleted. Of those, 2,437 2,406 2,467 have no answers at all. If we look at the Unanswered tab we see ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a web app?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of a web app or service. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at ...
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Why aren't people voting? How can we get people to get more engaged?

I've been noticing a trend here where it seems that people just aren't voting. It's the 11th of October, and a grand total of three people have managed to vote more than 10 times during that span. ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags

First, let's look at the advice from What are tags, and how should I use them? Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a ...
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How do I get a 50 reputation?

I want to post comments and questions on this site, but I do not have a 50 reputation. How can get a 50 reputation so that I can actually use this site?
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Do we need the 'error' tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
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Is the “date” tag useful?

We've got a few dozen questions tagged with date. To me, this is not a useful tag. Who's an expert on dates? Who is going to follow this tag? A tag should be able to describe a question all by ...
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Cognito Forms says the entire Web Apps user base is actually part of Cognito's community

Cognito Forms, with the wording on their Support page, have new users to Web Apps thinking that it's actually all part of Cognito. Have a question about Cognito Forms? Participate in questions ...
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Google-Fu chat room frozen

This is the first time I've seen the Google-Fu chat room frozen: Can't we keep the Google-Fu chat room permanently active? If not, I want it to be. I'm in this chat room, if you want to chat: ...
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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
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Should off topic specifically include multiple questions in a single post?

I would expect this to have been mentioned already but I have not seen where. This question seems to be in many parts and, though there is a theme to these for the OP, the topics seem reasonably ...
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Why am I in danger of being blocked?

Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful question, see: How do I ask a ...
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We need a canonical “how do I add/modifyremove tags in my Tumblr theme” question

It seems to me that an awfully large percentage of questions about Tumblr are people trying to customize how or if tags appear in their posts. To wit: How to show tags on a theme on tumblr? How to ...
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I wonder if you could please reopen “How can I find a cuddle friend online?”

Earlier this year, ChrisF voted to close "How can I find a cuddle friend online?", claiming that I haven't specified what I've tried already. But, in fact, I indeed specified what I've tried already — ...
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Deploy customized Stack Overflow app in local

Is there a way that I can get a version of the Stack Overflow application to deploy it at our organization and use it? (an official localized Stack Overflow application)
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Why would this question on Google App Engines be off topic? [closed]

Question: monetizing a google app engine product. ChrisF told me that this question would not have been on topic, had it been asked on WebApps.SE. While I believe I understand the points made on Are ...
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Why was question about web page usage migrated to SO?

Just curious as to why the following question has just been migrated to Stack Overflow: Tabbing through a textarea that captures tab It doesn't appear to be programming related and is asking about ...
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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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webapps.stackexchange unavailable through OpenDNS [closed]

I am writing this from my phone because I can't access this site with my desktop computer. Whenever I try to reach this website with my desktop PC, I get a “page unavailable” message next to the ...
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Add pointer to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com the help's on-topic section?

Could we add a link to: http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ in http://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic regarding recommendations?
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Can we put the kibosh on “Is X Service down” questions?

Exhibit A: Is Youtube analytics down? On the face of it, it seems on-topic because it is about a web application and, further, would seem to have a definitive yes or no answer. However, at best this ...
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Offer Bounty on Question

I've seen a nicely styled first question (Google Spreadsheet tag: Google Sheets: "Split" delimited string, preserving blank entries) and I would like to award a bounty. Not to receive ...
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Assuming bad intentions

I have posted a question asking to classify (give a name) for the Youtube banning policy. The moderators have claimed that I have a purpose different from my question and closed the question. So, it ...
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Review “Ghost” Questions With Answers

Would it be good to have a review queue, that reviews answers given, for questions that are inactive for lets say 6 months or longer? Activity would be referenced to the "last seen" date and answers ...
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How to log in to my Google-Signin'd Stack Exchange without Google signin?

I created a Stack Overflow account with Google Signin. Sometimes I'm on another computer where I don't want to sign in to Google, but I do want to log in to my SO account. Is there any way to do that? ...
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Flag disputed and I don’t understand why

I flagged this answer as a comment to a previous answer (this one, but it was disputed and I don’t understand why. I do believe that it’s a comment to the respective answer and I do believe that it ...
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How did my question become extremely popular within a few minutes?

I asked a question about something on Facebook which at first had very little views/activity. I got an answer, it solved my problem, and I accepted it. 3 hours later, I come back and there's now ...
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Why do we have “hosting”?

Why do we have the tag hosting? The excerpt reads: A service that runs Internet servers, allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet. A good portion of the questions ...
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Integrate `new-twitter` into `twitter`

For new-twitter we have 2 (two) questions (all asked back in 2010), 1 (one) follower to it and... we have "new" Twitter working like a charm for past three years. Shouldn't we integrate these two ...
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Reputation updated globally, but not for comments?

Friend, new to SE, contributing to WebApps just sent me a screenshot, that shows, that reputation updates are reflected on general counter (user bar at top) but not in comments mechanism: Is this a ...
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Are “app vs. app” questions on topic?

I'm seeing a trend of questions that are asking for a comparison of features between two web apps. Recent samples: StudyBlue vs Anki Google Cloud projects vs. App Engine apps Are these questions ...
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Flagged a question for migration but it got declined. Should it be deleted as off-topic instead?

I flagged the question How do I remove tags from my Tumblr theme?. Since this is a coding problem I recommended migrating it to Stack Overflow. However the flag got declined. I can only guess this is ...
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When someone comments on the original question and you do some trouble shooting, where should the results go?

If you make a question and someone asks you to try something, after you do it where should you put the results? For example you could always edit your original question to put the info there or if the ...
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Should I Edit an Answer or Add a New Answer When One Becomes Outdated?

When an answer becomes outdated, such as a question about something in an older YouTube or Gmail version, should I be editing a currently accepted answer or adding new answer? There are two cases ...