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“Historic value” questions

Given today’s web development dynamics, I think Web Applications is particularly prone to content decay — there is and will be a large number of closed questions (that were valid at a point in time) ...
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What makes a post a duplicate of another, their content, their context or both?

Overview Some questions becomes duplicates of other questions because of their content, other because their answers. How should be discussed/reviewed the cases when a question become duplicate of ...
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Tag creation request (I don't have enough rep)

I just asked a question about AppHub, but don't have enough rep to tag it correctly. Could somebody with sufficient rep fix it for me? Thanks.
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Please make [office-web-apps] a synonym of [office-online]

(This is related to: Clean up project: Office 365) Office Web Apps is an old name for what has now become Office Online. Please make office-web-apps a synonym of office-online and merge.
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Questions untaggable for low-rep users

What can be done about tagging for low-rep users? I had a question about xero, and wasn't able to tag it appropriately, or use a "retag-this-please" style tag (anime stack exchange has one IIRC).
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Community Promotions Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Please make [google-inbox] a synonym of [inbox-by-gmail]

The official name of the product is Inbox by Gmail, but it is often called "Google Inbox". (The URL of inbox.google.com exacerbates this a bit.) Please make google-inbox a synonym of inbox-by-gmail ...
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Clean up project: Office 365

I draw your attention to the tag office-365. There seems to be a bit of confusion on what this tag is for. Granted, the description isn't great, but that's fairly easily remedied. A goodly number of ...
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Is 'icons' a good tag?

I draw your attention to icons. On the (currently) 10 questions with that tag... 1 is about emoji in Gmail subject lines 2 are about emoticons in Facebook 3 are about icons in Trello 1 is a request ...
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What is Hat on Web Applications site?

I got a new notification You earned Sufganiyot on Web Application!. What is this "Hat"? You can see in my profile picture I wore this. Can anyone give a brief information about this?
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Please update the “recommendation” custom off-topic reason to include guidance to Software Recs

Among our current custom off-topic Close reasons is one for questions asking for recommendations. It currently reads: Application/website recommendations are off-topic and out of scope. It is ...
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What happened in May, 2014?

So, I've been using my newly-acquired privilege to see site analytics. Around about May 20, 2014, there is a precipitous drop in site visits and page views. We went from ~70,000 visits per weekday ...
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Would you allow this Spotify question here?

I'm curious whether you think this might be an appropriate question to ask on Web Apps: What artists are not available on Spotify? I asked it at Music Fans, where it was closed for well-meaning, but ...
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Unnecessary edit?

http://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/55192/revisions The above link shows that someone edited my question almost 2 years after its initial posting just to remove "Thanks in advance!" While I ...
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Let's burninate [api]

(Slightly related to this question: Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?) Application Program Interfaces are firmly in the domain of programming. Except, perhaps, for questions asking ...
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Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?

Have a gander at questions tagged with api. The tag wiki already provides guidance that API questions are, in general, off-topic here. But there are a bunch of questions that are essentially asking ...
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Synonyms for Google Drive apps

Can we get some synonyms created? Google can't seem to make up their minds on what things should be called. google-slides should be a synonym for google-presentations Google Drive was originally ...
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Website recommendations

A site which would be an obvious migration target for us, Website Recommendations, is barely over 50% committed. Oddly, in the list of six other Stack Exchange sites where the committers are also ...
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Can we get rid of the issue-tracking tag?

There are 12 questions tagged issue-tracking. Most of them are also tagged with something else, usually the actual issue tracking system they are asking about. Those tagged with only issue-tracking ...
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Should github.com questions be asked here?

This question was retagged git and moved to Stack Overflow. Its a question about browsing github.com, not using git. There's also a github tag which makes me suspect Github questions can be asked ...
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Why are there suddenly hundreds of posts in the “Late Answers” review queue?

There are suddenly 300+ answers in the Late Answers review queue. Mostly, they are answers to questions that were migrated here a looooong time ago. However, I'm seeing a fair share that aren't. ...
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Why a huge amount of old questions of this site migrated from Super User?

Why is there a huge amount of old questions migrated from Super User? Is there any interesting story behind it? Searching on questions sorted by "newest", and going to the last page of results ...
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What reputation is deducted on answer migration?

I think when an answer migrated, reputation deduction depends on the number of upvotes on that answer. One of my answers was migrated from Web Applications to Super User site. Before migration my ...
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Please consider merging most Meta “tag” tags

retag-request, tag-synonyms, tag-request and retagging all seem identical to me. Can someone with enough reputation suggest them as synonymous?
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Please consider merging [facebook-chat] & [facebook-messages]

If you have enough reputation, please suggest facebook-chat & facebook-messages as synonymous. That is (keep in mind those tags have no descriptions), unless the former means the pop up version ...
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Synonymize 'forwarding' and 'email-forwarding'

I'm not fully convinced that they're the best tags, but forwarding and email-forwarding seem to be covering the exact same territory. forwarding has usage guidance: Generically refers to the ...
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Do we want questions about what software runs a web site?

Exhibit A: What is the shopping cart software behind sammydress.com and dresslily.com? I was going to vote to close it, but none of our off-topic reasons seem to fit. It's not idle curiosity, nor ...
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Question protected by Community

I have seen several questions are protected by Community or any moderator on main site. My question is, in which case Community or any moderator protect a question?
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How do I write a great question?

I want to write a question that will be easily found and answerable by the people who know the answer. I also want people who have the same question in the future to be able to find it and the answers ...
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How was this edit approved?

This edit (and then this edit) is obviously bad: Another user has taken over the question, turning it into something completely different. Yet it has been approved - by a user with 3 reputation. How ...
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Please reinstate the default off-topic reason: not about Web Applications

Some questions are blatantly off-topic, to the point that no explanation is needed beyond stating this fact. I'm not using a real example, but the situation is not hypothetical. One of my front ...
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Creating a username on Stack Exchange

When I created my account on Stack Exchange, I was simply assigned a number. How can I change this to a chosen username?
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Inserting an image inserts extra bracketed numbers

I don't know if this is a bug or what so I'm reporting it as a bug. Insert an image using: Then see what seems to be an extra pair of brackets wrapped around a "1": This doesn't seem to affect ...
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No completion of the name after @ in comments in Meta for Web Applications

There seems to be no completion popup when adding a comment to a particular answer. Steps to reproduce are: Navigate to Clicking on tag link on a question does not list other questions with that ...
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Clicking on tag link on a question does not list other questions with that same tag

Navigating to: Assign size to image in Google Slides shows it has been tagged with google-slides. The link on that page is http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/google-slides When click ...
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Is this question really opinion based?

For my question, I noticed that it was getting no attention when I realised that it had been closed because of being primarily opinion based. This does not appear correct to me (or Rainbolt, the PPCG ...
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Replace Google by Google Search in “What topics can I ask about here?” on Web Apps Help

Request Replace Google by Google Search in http://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic because this could eventually help the reduce the use of google when should be used google-search. Details ...
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Merging tags gmail and google-apps-email

Tags gmail and google-apps-email refer to the same thing as the email service management features like DNS record management, email routing are out of scope in Web Applications. It's worth to say ...
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Why I can't use 'google' tag for Google Maps-related questions?

Rubén edited my question 18 hours ago and removed google tag from it. When I visited revisions page for that question, where google tag still exists and hovered it, I can read: Questions about ...
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Is removing thanks a tiny, trivial edit that is discouraged?

I have access to the edit queue recently. Some edits there only remove "thanks" "thanks in advance" or correct minor spelling/grammar error. I think that these kind of edits qualify as "tiny trivial" ...
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Why is the edit button is disabled for me on Web Application Meta?

I was looking on this site and then I noticed edit button is not enabled for any question or answer. I can share, flag but can not edit any question or answer. Why?
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Was a question migrated to Web Applications by mistake?

When I reviewed this question: feed XML to google calendar on Superuser Q&A, my review was that it would be a better match for Stack Overflow Q&A because of the XML topic, but it got migrated ...
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Let's clean up some OS tags

This is Web Apps. Web Apps, by and large, shouldn't care about what a user's underlying operating system is. Still, we have a bunch of questions that are tagged with operating system names. linux ...
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Why does WebApps warn me “you're in danger of being blocked” when I haven't asked any questions?

When I log into webapps I see this: Here's my profile: What has contributed to my warning being issued? How do I find out? I know this question has been asked before, but the ones I saw ...
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The Tour appears to give contradictory advice about browser questions

The tour instructs new users: Ask about... Browsers and their features relating to the use of a web application (Greasemonkey scripts for a web application, etc.) and later Don't ask ...
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Create tag for telegram-messenger

I asked a question about telegram-messenger Telegram Messenger on a google voice number There is no tag for it, Would it be possible to create a new tag for it?
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Do we want an Uber tag?

Going through the reviews, I found http://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/57706, a tag wiki for a new tag, uber. Do we want this tag? Granted, http://www.uber.com is a web app, but ...
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Tooltip flows under header

The tooltip for the impact widget on the profile page flows under the header. (I have checked only on Ask Different and it behaves correctly there.) Affected browsers: Safari (Mac OS) Google ...
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Merge “spam” tags

Questions tagged spam are pretty much, by definition, about how to prevent spam. (I can't think of any questions that we would want here that wouldn't be.) I suggest, then, that the following tags be ...
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The Web Application Nursery

So, The Web Application Graveyard is a little depressing. All those good apps that are no longer around. Worse, all that helpful content here that no longer has any use and is cluttering up the place. ...

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