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Is this question ok for this site

I see that many users say that many games (in this case I looked at 2D games) have inappropriate controls. I also noticed that when trying to create my own games that there is no "natural" control/...
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Create a tag for EdXposed

xposed-framework is de facto dead , the last update being more than two years ago and that too for Oreo and there is no news of further updates. EdXposed may be a preferred alternative being open ...
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Why this question was bumped

Why was this question bumped to home page? Disable notification sounds but keep SMS Sounds It has: 0 vote, 6+ years old question, 0 vote, 6+ years old single answer, no visual activity since then (...
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This Site, Android Devices, and iOS Devices

Is there a version of this site for iOS as well yet?
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Multiple close votes

I saw this question , then checked if there was old questions about the same topic. I saw a duplicate. When I wanted to post it (the duplicate) but another user already did. I upvoted his comment. ...
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Is it okay to answer a question with a solution that was not possible when the question was asked?

Let me give an example: I asked this question: Disable "Close all incognito tabs" notification?. To which I gave this answer. Would it be okay to give this answer considering it was not ...
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Acceptability of ChromeOS Questions

Given the close development relationship with Android I was wondering if ChromeOS questions are acceptable here. I couldn't see any documentation in the site help specifically prohibiting or allowing ...
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How to name tags for Android 10?

Now that the official name for Android Q has been revealed to be Android 10, how are we going to handle the naming of tags specific to that version? In the past, we've used the version number with ...
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Let's raise some bounty for well-written Q&As

I have increasingly become occupied by matters which have taken a hit on my overall contribution to help increase the quality content on our site. While I'm greatly thankful to everyone who has been ...
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Can limiting the potential answers to libre/foss software be justified within the scope of this site?

I'm asking this question in response to the question How to change the browser of a web-shortcut? (revision 3) and the accompanied comments and the answer addressing it. (Click here for the screenshot....
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The Android Logo Color Mismatch [duplicate]

I am a stranger to the saloon but I want to give an advice. When I enter the site. The Mr Android has a shade of blue on the banner but the tab icon has green one. I think it looks bad. Plus since ...
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Why do formatting marks / non-print character contribute to the character limits in comments?

This seems a bit odd to me, especially when, e.g., sharing a link with a long URL. More often than not you'd format the link inline to be human-readable, but the length of the URL itself is often ...
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Is it allowed to re-submit an edit?

I edited this question. It was rightly rejected because of a subsequent edit. After seen the (subsequent) edit, I then made a new one. I then started to think. Am I allowed to do that (re-submit my ...
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The network's official Twitter account is up and running again. What content do we want to share?

Very recently, Stack Exchange has revived its official Twitter account, @StackExchange. It had been used intermittently/actually-not-at-all for several years, but now it's being resuscitated for the ...
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Can a machine be taught to vote to close development questions automatically?

Answer: Yes. Who are you? Hello everyone, I'm iBug, a computer science student who's about to reach his twenties, and also a passionate Stack Overflow and Android Enthusiasts user. I am also one of ...
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How/where to check reputation loss?

According to What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it?: You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down: −2 you vote down an answer: −1 you ...
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What should I do about this question?

To begin with, see this question. Note that it has no answers. Note also that I no longer care about the question, and would probably accept any answer, as the problem at hand has been fixed. Finally, ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Android Enthusiasts's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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What makes edits by moderators and users with high reputation better than edits from lower reputation users

I edited this question by changing the title and it was rejected (I kept the body unchanged due to past experience with editing). I wanted to add a tag related to the phone but it didn't exist. It was ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, February 4th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2019 Moderator Election Pre-Announcement and Interest Check

It hasn't been long since this community's most recent election, barely more than 2 months ago. However, for personal reasons, moderator elect beeshyams has had to step down from the position. Though ...
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Should app dependent answers with dead links be replaced with AppBrain's links?

My question may seem like a duplicate to How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid? but I'm here seeking consensus for a specific category of answers only, the ones which which feature ...
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Disaggreement with moderator locking my question

First, a minor point, request, and bug: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – Firelord♦ 6 hours ago But it was I who moved it to chat. It seems it ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is an app recommendation in an answer acceptable?

The Help Center says that asking to recommend an app/service/ROM is considered as off-topic, but is it acceptable to recommend an app in an answer, for a question which does not explicitly ask for an ...
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Is there a place online for asking questions about old, pre-Android, non-smart phones? [duplicate]

Questions about non-Android phones are obviously off-topic here. But where (if anywhere) are they on-topic? Like, say someone has an old (still working) flip phone, and they want to ask questions ...
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Why have I not gotten Peer Pressure badge after deleting my posts?

I didn't get my badge for deleting my posts, a question and an answer to the same question. I deleted both the post and I was supposed to get a badge but I don't see it so far.
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Is the samsung-galaxy-s-9 tag supposed to be used for the S9+ as well?

There appears to be a samsung-galaxy-s-9 with no excerpt or tag wiki contents. So given that lack of information tied to the tag itself I thought it'd be wise to ask first if the S9 tag is meant to ...
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How are Flagged Questions/Answers Checked

Today I flagged a question as off-topic for asking about an app that can do a specific task. I later checked back and saw that the question had been edited to ask the same question in a different way ...
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Should “lock screen with ads” questions be marked as a duplicate to a single one?

I recently edited the question "How to know what is causing a weird lock screen with ads to show up?" and realized that this might be closed as a duplicate of "What is this lock screen with ads and ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results [closed]

Android Enthusiasts's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank ...
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Should there be an Amazon Fire tag?

There is the tag amazon-kindle-fire, which has the synonym kindle-fire. While early Fire tablets were branded as Kindle Fire, current models, such as the Fire HD 8, do not have "Kindle" as part of ...
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Obvious duplicate with an answer - what should be done?

I asked a question about 7 months ago, and then, this question was asked - which was the exact same question, just reworded. I flagged it as duplicate and left a comment saying that reposting ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election - Nomination Phase Extended

The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end today. However, we have insufficient candidates - for a 2 slot election, 3 candidates minimum is required. This ensures that the ...
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Role of Moderators and others in increasing the strength and involvement of the backbone of the community

This question was posed by me in the ongoing election campaign. This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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What's wrong with this question?

Gmail: "Couldn't sign in" error with latest version, but other google apps sync just fine. Older Gmail version works fine It has 3 answers at the time of composing this post. The ...
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Farewell fellow visitors: Dan Hulme retires as moderator

I'm writing to you today to let you all know I'll be stepping down from the post of moderator, effective when the (newly announced) election happens. When I first joined this site, it was not just a ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, November 5th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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Shall we hold a Community Wiki for all the “official” sites?

Android has a lot of developers and most of them are enthusiatic. They develop good stuff like Magisk and Xposed but don't care about marketing, and therefore such applications don't have good-looking ...
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Android Enthusiasts' updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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What's our stance for short and/or partial answers? [duplicate]

We frequently got one-liners from new users like this: There is an option in settings to turn off Wifi scanning which will help reduce the wifi battery usage. To me, this would be a borderline NAA ...
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Actual NAA in a wrong language considered as an answer for having relevant information?

This is the answer I'm taking about: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/202062/205764 The initial revision reads Mim ajudem, com essa mensagem q esta aparecendo no meu lenovo z5👉the bootloader ...
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Create a canonical question for “what is this icon”?

I recently realized that there are a lot of questions asking "what is this notification icon?": The Tour page says they are a good fit for the website: However, the subject is so broad, there could ...
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Can I ask for app recommendation on the main site?

Should I ask for Android app recommendation on main site or on Software Recommendations?
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Is the [stackexchange] tag really needed?

I was recently trying to find a hang (or similar) tag, and came across the stackexchange tag - on non-meta Android SE. There is currently no tag info. The tag has: One question which is completely ...