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Are questions about build failures in Linux kernel sources provided by Android vendors on-topic?

I have some old Android vendor Linux sources that I want to build, but with recent toolchains the kernel fails to build with an error. Are questions about how to build Linux kernel sources provided by ...
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Can I ask this question about using Android as a GSM Gateway?

Is this the correct place to ask this question? Is it possible to use an android mobile phone as the external phone line for Asterisk PBX? I am looking to set up a home PBX and want to use my ...
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I cannot post answers

Reputation points are required to comment, post answers and vote. But reputation points are primarily gained by comments, answers being voted up, and by questions being voted up. These leave the only ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Are "Meta Quest" questions off-topic here?

On gaming.stackexchange.com are only questions about Gaming on Meta Quest welcome. The VR headset has many more use cases. Meta Quest is based on Android. Are Meta Quest questions here on topic? A ...
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Check out Mobile Development Discussions on Stack Overflow

I’m Sasha, a community manager who works primarily with the Stack Overflow site. On SO, we’ve recently launched an experimental “Discussions” feature within several collectives including the new ...
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How can I get stats on my votes for a particular period

I received an email today with the following message We recently noticed a substantial number of votes on your account to specific users. While we encourage everyone to upvote great posts and ...
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Non-Stack's Imgur images may disappear soon, help us migrate them to Stack's Imgur account

As announced on Imgur TOS change on May 15th could cause the loss of thousands of Stack Exchange images!, On May 15th, Imgur will implement its new TOS, in which We will be focused on removing old, ...
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How should we treat ChatGPT (and other AI-generated) posts?

Back in December 2022, an AI chatbot ChatGPT was released to the public. It is really sophisticated that it can also answer many kinds of questions, regardless if it is factually correct or wrong. It ...
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Why was my answer about Android phone specs comparison site deleted?

Someone asked: Android phone specs comparison site? I answered the following, but it was deleted by a mod. Why?
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can I ask a hardware recommendation question, if it is strictly bind to a period of time and problem solved? [duplicate]

Are all hardware recommendation-recommendation questions strictly banned here? Or under certain conditions it is allowed to ask such question? I'd like to ask a question that is strictly bind to a ...
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Can answer lots of questions on here but seem to be not allowed to comment. I guess people don't want answers?

Someone asked how to stop the accessibility menu from appearing when they turned on their phone and I have an answer for that: "go to settings and find appear on top turn off accessibility and it ...
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Would a [tubemate] tag be useful?

TubeMate is an Android video download app. Its website is http://tubemate.net/ and it's been around and maintained for many years (the website for TubeMate has been around since 2011 according to ...
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Android phone specs comparison site?

I am not sure if this is off-topic for the main site. Am I allowed to ask it there? I am shopping for a new Android and would like a web site where I can do side by side comparisons, especially if I ...
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Are Android TV questions considered off-topic for the site?

The question states it all -- Are Android TV questions considered off-topic for the site? I believe that they are not, since Android TVs and Android does not seem to have that much of a difference in ...
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How do I post the details of a question without having my question closed out on this platform?

I posted a question in very simple terms earlier today: Can ANYONE help me with getting my phone that is stuck in a boot loop to be "seen" by any of my computers to get the files out? ...
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Possible problems with "rooting" page

The rooting page says: "Before asking how to root your device, please read the full tag wiki …". Shouldn't "full tag wiki" be a link to the page? (Otherwise, how would one know how ...
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what is that strange site?

can anyone explain how it comes that this site mirrors stackoverflow somehow? https://software-testing.com/topic/217764/bootloop-issue-and-can-t-go-to-recovery-mode/2 Bootloop issue and can't go ...
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Cannot answer question because reputation

Sorry for the trouble, but I am trying to answer a question again, and I can't because not enough rep. I actually have enough, but because of bounties, it put me below the required amount. This is the ...
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About 15% of my questions get automatically removed by Roomba (deletion script) because they have score=0 and no answer: Roomba needs to chill

I looked at the list of my removed questions and see that ~15% of my questions (~30 out of my ~210 questions) get automatically removed by Roomba (deletion script) because they have score=0 and no ...
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How to properly resize images

I've noticed a few times that the images I include in my posts got resized. It happened with at least 5 users, often rather active here, so I'll post this info as a meta post. I appreciate the gesture ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to handle answers that include links to Google Play Store apps that no longer exist in that store? [duplicate]

Some answers include links to Google Play Store apps that no longer exist in the Google Play Store. How is it best to handle these answers? The most obvious solution is to see if the app exists on F-...
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Merge [tag:voice-typing] with [tag:voice-recognition]

voice-typing and voice-recognition seem synonymous. Let's merge them? As a side note, the proper term is speech recognition and not voice recognition (= speaker recognition).
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Should the Community bot reduce questions bumping? (Update: now reduced, but further action needed)

On every Stack Exchange site, there is a Community user bot that likes to randomly bump unanswered questions. Based on my observations, we got an almost consistent hourly bump every day, and that ...
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Cant answer Highly active question even with enough rep [duplicate]

I am trying to answer this question: Where can find older versions of Apps? but it says this: Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation (not counting the association bonus) in order to answer this ...
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Is italic formatting broken on mobile?

Pixel 4a, Android 12,Chrome 96.0.4664.45 For the last few weeks noticed that italics whether using single star or underscore or selecting text to format from formatting bar does not render. Works ...
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Closing question too biased?

Why would App X need permission Y? was closed as opinion-based, but it is definitely not. Closing the question prevents the community from exchanging knowledge. Questions: Are decision-makers ...
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On the excerpt of `linux` tag, why is running Linux distros on Android off-topic?

Just found the linux tag and the excerpt said: [...] (Note that running Linux distros on Android is off-topic.) [...] I can't grasp the reason for that, especially from the name of the community.
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How long does it take for a question to be answered on this site?

I noticed from stackexchange.com that this site gets about 11 questions per day. didn't say if they get responses. i submitted a question yesterday and it looked like it was viewed 14 times. Does this ...
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Create signal-messenger tag and edit incorrectly tagged questions

My question was moved from SuperUser but now has an incorrect signal tag (on SU it refers to the messaging app).I see that e.g. facebook-messenger or whatsapp-messenger exist, but signal-messenger ...
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Clarification on command-line interpreter related tags

On Android.SE, there are some tags related to command-line interpreters: shell: The shell is a piece of software that provides a command-line interface to the operating system. Use this tag for shell-...
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What to do when an answer I'm about to accept disappears?

Yesterday I asked this question: screen mirroring - How to display camera image on second Android device?, and shortly after, it received an answer. I tried the suggestion, it worked, I upvoted the ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Is HarmonyOS on topic?

HarmonyOS is an Android alternative for phones, watches, and IoT devices Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today's Huawei Developer Conference, the company'...
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CodePlex Archive will be shut down after July 1st, 2021

Just as the title says, the CodePlex Archive homepage shows: CodePlex Archive will be shut down after July 1st, 2021. [...] We now encourage customers to use Github for their open source project ...
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New tag request: RCS (Rich Communication Services)

Apparently, there is no RCS tag yet. RCS is Rich Communication Services and the standard is getting more widespread use. There are only a few questions related to it for now (like mine, posted before ...
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Which site is suitable for asking questions regarding Lenovo tablets

We do have a tag on Android.SE for tablet. Are questions regarding Lenovo tablets suitable on Android.SE, or on any other Stack Exchange Network site? I want to ask something regarding my tab getting ...
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Merge the internet-browser tag with the browser tag?

Currently, there is the browser tag with over 500 questions as well as the internet-browser tag with just 6 questions. What do you think of merging the latter into the former, and perhaps creating a ...
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Which site is suitable for asking questions regarding the Kindle platform?

Is there any suitable place where I can ask question like why my Kindle is not charging, etc? I have a question regarding the Kindle, but can't guess the right place to ask.
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How to add signature to StackExchange forum?

I am not able to add a signature. I am not able to find an option to add a signature to Android.stackexchange.com forum. Most of the forums allow adding signatures. Is there any way to add signature?
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Can we add Software Recommendations SE as a destination for when an off-topic question needs migration?

When flagging a question as off-topic, Software Recommendations SE is not currently listed. Can we get it added? For those that don't know, Software Recommendations StackExchange is here: https://...
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How can we encourage people to proofread their own posts?

I've been active in the review queues, and the number of poorly written questions seems to be increasing. I fully respect that not everyone is skilled with the English language, and I work hard to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is there a place for Android Web Stores or Web Apps for Android?

This doesn't quite fit on Web Applications.se, Software Recommendations.se or Android.se. Would a question like this be acceptable for meta? Right now I have an example store pinned under starred ...
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What are Points and How do I get them?

I signed up for the Android Enthusiast because my tablet has gone goofy. Specifically chrome and firefox. However, I can't ask questions or comment until I have reputation points. But I don't see any ...
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Burnitate "picture-frame-widget" tag

Can we burnitate picture-frame-widget? Summary: four questions at all tagged with it, newest question five years old, oldest questions nine years old, doesn't have user guidance Quick browse on all ...
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How about making the header bar and logo green like the Android mascot, instead of blue?

I feel like people may get the impression that something is wrong with this site because the major color highlight (from the header bar) is blue, which used to be the Windows Phone OS color, and ...
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Why are questions rarely being answered, voted and even viewed on this site? (main site)

I was looking at the home page: The timespan is about 8 hours, but no answers and votes; views are very low either. But on its meta, there are good amounts of votes and answers. Older than 8 hours ...
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