Linked Questions

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Is “What is an app that does X, Y, and Z?” a valid question?

Just another angle at defining the fuzzy boundaries of things here. Say I'm looking for a Books app with barcode scanning and GoodReads integration, is asking whether one exists and what it is on ...
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Is asking about retail availability of a phone REALLY an Android question?

I am an Android enthusiast who owns an Archos 43 Internet Tablet, which doesn't include any 3G/4G or phone capability out of the box. I want to learn more about Android, but some of the questions on ...
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Are questions looking for apps on topic? As in: “I need an app that does XYZ?” or “I want a widget that does ABC”

The FAQ doesn't currently discuss shopping. In the faq question: FAQ: "What kind of questions should I NOT ask here?" there is an answer that says that shopping recommendations are not ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a product?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of an app. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta.superuser.com.)
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Question moved from stackoverflow closed as its offtopic

I'm talking about this question where the OP has asked question about developer account. The question was migrated here from Stackoverflow. Then it got closed being off topic in context of Android ...
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FAQ: “What kind of questions should I ask here?”

I'd like to reword the Android.SE FAQ a bit to clarify what kind questions should be asked and what kind of questions should NOT be asked. I'd like to follow Superuser's FAQs format. I'll start a ...
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Purchasing questions

Are purchasing recommendations allowable? Here's an example: Joe wants a new Android 3 tablet. He asks a question that says: I'm in the market for a new Android 3 tablet. I want one with a 1GHz ...
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Can the FAQ be expanded in terms of what's on topic?

I've been trying to figure out if a particular question I have is on topic, and haven't been able to find much in the way of guidance. I found the question, Should the FAQ section on off-topic ...
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FAQ updated - need feedback

I've updated the first section of the FAQ. I hope that some clarity there will reduce the number of off-topic questions we've been getting. I welcome any suggestions for improvement.
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Off-site resources off-topic?

One of our VTC-reasons reads: Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated ...