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Why are more general tags getting removed from questions?

Take a look at this revision for an example: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/50481/revisions I don't see a reason to remove the more general tags. They make it much easier to find an answer ...
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'google-docs' should be a synonym of 'google-documents', NOT a synonym of 'google-drive', please correct it

I couldn't find a way to vote to remove the synonym, that was why I posted it here.
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How do we promote knowledgeable people to answer questions here on Web Applications

On the 18th of July 2012, I asked my first question on Stack Overflow. The Google Developer Relations Team had announced that Stack Overflow would be the place for Google Apps Script questions. There ...
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Edit suggestion rejected and approved at the same time

Some hours ago I have fixed multiple issues a post. This edit was rejected by the community user without any reason, a long standing bug on our network. Strange enough, but now I see my edit was ...
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I am able to upvote my comment

In this answer, which was written under my account on Super User and ported to Web Applications, I was able to upvote two of my comments. On other pages, I am not able to reproduce it, only in this ...
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URL shortener cleanup project

For the most part, URL shorteners should not be used here. Their primary benefit—fitting long URLs into artificially scarce text spaces—is of no use here. The Question and Answer spaces are plenty ...
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Excerpt Not Starting Correctly

The excerpt for the excel tag is not showing all of it's information. This is how it should start: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application. but it starts with: a spreadsheet application....
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Synonym Request & Rename

Synonym Request & Rename word & microsoft-word, better to rename into tag:ms-word Rename excel ==> tag:ms-excel microsoft-excel outlook ==> tag:ms-outlook microsoft-outlook
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Should spelling be corrected in quotes?

I recently responded to this question on gapless playback with Google Music: Google Music Gapless Playback I quoted the response I got from Google Support, and made a remark that he probably didn't ...
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What happened to our blog?

Hey Web Applications community! Remember me, Hydra, from a few months back? I left Web Applications already and was hoping to let the community take over the management of the new blog that I managed ...
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Is it OK to seed Questions and Answers?

I just came across this meta post, and the consensus seemed to be that it's ok to seed questions from genuine users about a web-app, and answer them on webapps.stackexchange. Is this (still) the case?...
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Comment Box Close

The text in the comment box, in the off-topic selection area of the close pop-up; option other, will not disappear or be disabled upon text entry: I think it is best to have something we have ...
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Should webapps.stackexchange.com be renamed?

Although the description of webapps.stackexchange.com specifies that its for: power users of web applications it really does a great job in being the place where people go when they have ...
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Marketing sock puppets

Apparently there are a few new sockpuppets that are asking wildly off-topic questions about finding mobile/Facebook developers and answering each other's questions with recommendations for a ...
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Drop spam flag lock action limit from 6 flags to 4

I'll admit, I haven't looked at the data, but I don't think there are many times the 6 flag lock limit was used as opposed to a mod dropping in with a binding flag. Can the limit be dropped to ...
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Livestream sports spam

We've had a half-dozen spam questions the last few days hawking live streams of soccer (or, if you prefer, football) matches. I expect the trend to continue. A couple of them were using the goo.gl ...
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Should questions about Google Apps Scripts be allowed on WebApps?

Should Google Apps Script question really be allowed on Web Apps? It may be a web application, but the questions relating to it usually always relate to a code question which does not seem suited for ...
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Guidelines for mini-Markdown formatting of icon-, button-, and feature-names?

When discussing specific Web Apps (such as Facebook, for example), are there guidelines for how things like icon-, button-, and feature-names should be formatted using mini-Markdown?
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What does the community think about asking (and answering) really simple questions?

I've got a few family members that are, well let's just say "not very technologically astute", and have asked me a few times similar questions on how to use different online services that most people ...
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Flag declined but comment deleted nevertheless

I raised a “not an answer” flag on a question that was declined with “flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer”. However, the respective answer was ...
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I made a terrible mistake with flagging for moderator attention! How can I reverse it?

There were two comments following this question, How to disable folder view? Both comments were good, and relevant to the question. I intended to up vote the second one, but accidentally clicked on ...
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What does “active” means on the user’s raised flags page?

I just saw that there’s a new “active” badge next to a “not an answer” flag I raised earlier today—what does it mean?
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Reviews on Edits - Why rep is not being given.

Looking at this edit I made, you see it doesn't say I made the edit. It says that Al Everett made the edit. In reality I was the one who edited that text, he only changed one word in all those changes....
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Closing all questions regarding Google Reader

Given that Google Reader has been shutdown, I’d say that all questions regarding it should be closed. What say you? (This should also apply to any and all “dead” web apps, since there can’t be any ...
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Was the review reputation requirement raised?

I am a rather active reviewer on the main site. But today, when I was looking for new items, I was told I need a reputation of at least 500 to do so. Is this a bug? If not: Why wasn’t this rather ...
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Web Applications Google Plus Page - Update

In this post, here on Meta, we (Hydra) asked for "Managers" for the Web Applications Google+ fan page. Since the end of February 2013, I'm active on the Web Applications Google+ fan page, collecting ...
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Giving the community blog a name

If it's even allowed or possible, should the Web Apps blog be able to name itself? Something like the following, with a tag line that makes it clear again what it is to those dropping by: Nothing ...
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Enable tagged syntax highlighting

Syntax highlighting has been disabled here 2010 because: We don't feel code highlighting is needed on web apps -- preformatted text is all that is intended, and auto-syntax would be a negative […] ...
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Re-phrase “web development” close reason

The current custom close reason for application development question reads: Questions about web application development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. We're doing our ...
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CSS bleed-thru on tags

I'm seeing an issue with CSS on Firefox (22, Windows) where the little triangles in the new tag icons are bleeding through popups. Here's a screenie: I have not checked it in other browsers.
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Are two questions with no answers not duplicates even if they're the same?

This is a two-parter (but related): Has it always been the policy that a duplicate is not a duplicate if neither question has been answered? Does this make the most sense in terms of drawing ...
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Print vs Printing tags

There are currently separate tags for print and printing. Since they are both essentially the same thing, should 'print' tags be merged into 'printing' perhaps? Is there any reason these two should be ...
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Is it no-longer possible to mark questions as off-topic for unlisted reasons?

At least for someone who cannot vote to close, I can't figure out how to mark a question as off-topic that does not fit into one of the pre-defined categories? For example Can a court order obtain ...
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Suggestion Popup Window Isn't Draggable

The popup window in the suggestion review queue isn't draggable unlike the flag popup window for example: Update 27/07/2013, Low Quality Posts: I would like it to be draggable. Perhaps along the ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-...
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Why is my question closed as off topic?

What are allowed characters in emails addresses? How is it off-topic ? What can be modified in the question to be re-asked/re-opened ?
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Ethics of identity-hunting question

I really don't have a set answer to this in mind, but came across this situation and wanted to see the community consensus. In this question Trying to find author the OP is asking for help ...
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Clarifying 'new version' of <X app>

It is my understanding that one of the goals of SE is for Q&As to be able to withstand the test of time in terms of their value to future readers. With this in mind (and assuming that the 'new ...
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Should questions that straddle web/desktop applications be migrated to SU?

Saw this question Is there a way to have a tweet/twitter marquee style ticker for chrome or windows? and was wondering if a question, such as this, that is looking for either/or a web extension or ...
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Are Questions about media-wiki on topic?

Today morning I needed an answer to a issue I was having with media-wiki. Before posting it, I was not sure if I should post it here, or post it on Webmasters.se. That's why I checked for the tags on ...
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Closing a question based on the 'localization' of the answer

I recently helped someone troubleshoot a question that (I don't think) was in and of itself inherently 'localized' Can't add myself as an administrator on my own Facebook page. (My theory, here, being ...
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Remark Added By Closing Question Based On Duplicate

Can we please rephrase (capital P) possible duplicate of into Possible duplicate of See screenshot below:
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Will this question about Easter eggs be closed as off topic?

I wish to know some of the Easter egg facts of Facebook at this site. I have noticed a similar question Hidden features of Google Search. Below the question I found a note that Please note that ...
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how this could be an off topic?

I recently asked How to forward multiple emails at outlook(email client). This question is related to Outlook mail forwarding functionality, I guessed it would related to webapps.stackexchange.com ...
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Are API answers to non-API questions appropriate here?

I recently read this meta thread wherein the takeaway was (I believe) that API questions are really programming questions and not web-app questions. There are often questions wherein the answer ...
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Why no bounty for a +2 accepted answer?

I'm just curious as to why no bounty was awarded for an answer with two upvotes and that was accepted by the author? How to get weekly data from Foursquare It's my answer (sorry I'm super lame) and ...
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Blogging is not good, it's Awesome

Blogging is not just a good thing, it is an excellent way for us to actually expand our traffic and Make the Internet a better place. Now, we are currently trying to get a WebApps blog created for us ...
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Outlook vs Outlook.com

Since Hotmail has become Outlook.com there have been a lot of questions on this SE about the transition and about changes to functionality. Many questions just refer to "Outlook" or use the "Outlook" ...
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Introduction of Fake Reviews

I occasionally review first posts on Stack Overflow or Super User (if non are present here on Web Applications harhar). There a fake post procedure is in place to check on review quality. Can we have ...
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Suggestions To Wiki Texts Not Possible

I wanted to modify the wiki text of the design tag here on Meta, in order to give more information about the usage of the tag: Excerpt Wiki Text ChrisF rejected the suggestions with the ...

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