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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My question may seem like a duplicate to How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid?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 ...
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Is it ok to ask for Android software recommendation on https://android.stackexchange.com?

Is it ok to ask for Android software recommendation on https://android.stackexchange.com ?
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Should we have a tag for “ViPER4Android” “ViperFX” or even just “V4A”?

I see questions on Android Enthusiasts site which relate to Viper4Android, and they are just using the tag equalizer, while others are using the tag audio. A quick search of that can be found here. ...
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Does AE have a different mentality when it comes to voting?

I recently started joining other SE sites, and I noticed that getting votes on answers, is much easier and faster than here. It seems like a good answer will always get upvotes. I do understand that ...
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Where can I invite testers to test my apps?

I code four new apps for Android (three games and one business community app). I want to invite testers and get feedback from users. Can I do that here, or do you know where I can invite users to test ...
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First Post review queue going ridiculously big. Need more reviewers?

Half a year ago I raised a similar Meta post, and very fortunately the queues has been kept at a reasonable size (10~40) since then. I just checked back here and WHOA! The queue has far overtaken ...
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How to track an off-topic question that will soon be migrated to another (appropriate) SE network?

Is there a possibility of tracking the whereabouts of an off -topic question to the destination site if a user is interested in answering that particular question. I will give an example; let's a ...
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Clearly-written app recommendation questions are borderline on-topic?

From my experience, a lot of software recommendation questions could have been on-topic, had they dropped the word "I want/Is there an app". So in general, a question like this is off-topic: Is ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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can we filter out questions about writing apps?

If I'm not mistaken, the most asked off-topic questions are about writing apps. My suggestion is: When a person tries submitting a question which includes the words "I'm working on an app" or ...
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How are we allowed to have answers that will destroy all devices?

My android device has been splashed/soaked by sea water Has an accepted answer that says: next, submerge the phone (without the battery) completely in water. Leave it there for 24 hours. It ...
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Which other domain does android.stackexchange.com use?

In Firefox browser, I use uBlock Origin to limit 3rd party tracking. When I login here, I get the message: "Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which ...
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Can a user offer a bounty greater than his total reputation?

I was shocked to see this question: Have a look: the user who has started the question, has got only 6 reputation. But he is offering a bounty of 100! How is that possible? I don't think I could ...
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Creation of tag synonyms for Samsung Galaxy On7 tag

Recently, while editing tag wikis for some new tags that I have added to the site, I found a tag on7 as well as a tag samsung-galaxy-on7. Needless to say, on7 refers to nothing but samsung-galaxy-on7,...
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How can we spend some effort on improving our overall activity?

When chatting in Tavern on the Meta, someone said this: 10K views, no votes on question or answer. Typical for Android site. That message really hit me by heart. It's a grassland full of grass, ...
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Problem in creating preformatted text during editing

Sometimes when I'm editing posts which need preformatting (mainly code pre formats), If I click on the {} icon on editing tools tab: I can't achieve the effect I want, instead the text appears to be ...
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Stack Exchange rule == circular reasoning?

I just joined Stack Exchange in order to answer a question. I discovered I was not allowed to because I have no reputation. Fair enough; I can understand the caution. However it creates a Catch-22. ...
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Should we create one or more tags for “power saving mode”?

We have quite a few questions about the various "power saving mode" features in different phones. Some of them are about the feature in base Android available since Marshmallow or so. Others are about ...
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Are questions about where certain apps store their data permitted?

I'm looking for the data files of one of the apps I use on my phone. It occurred to me that such questions might not be allowed on the site from my experience of the varying rules from one SE site to ...
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`low-disk-space` pointing to wrong master?

I've just noticed the tag synonym low-disk-space points to internal-storage. Shouldn't it rather point to insufficient-memory? That synonym was created in 2012, migrated from being a stand-alone tag. ...
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My follow-up to a relevant question was deleted. Why?

I have a question about my Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange post: Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome I believe my post was very relevant to the main post. I was simply looking for a related ...
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Questions revolving around trust issues

Every now and then, we do see some question like this one, which revolves around trust issues in a couple, asking us to collaborate as to "unmask" the unfaithful party. I personally believe that the ...
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Paid / revenue-generating URL shortener - what's the site's stance?

Over the last hours one particular user has posted a series of answers under app-related questions. While the answer themselves are not always completely unrelated to the question itself (I'm being ...
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Android Enthusiasts SE content appearing on random sites. Is this allowed?

Recently, while I was surfing the web and researching for some information for my Tasker projects, I bumped onto one of my old posts (that I posted on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange) which left me ...