Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
9
votes
1answer
215 views

More Discussion on the Scope of Android.SE

I'd like to see more discussion on the scope of topics for Android.SE. We have established that the site is for "enthusiasts, power users, and regular people too using the Android operating system" ...
9
votes
3answers
181 views

2016 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 ...
8
votes
2answers
223 views

Policy on linking to questionable/illegal/warez download sites

Per this question What's the policy on linking to non-market apps? I think we're all agreed that linking to an app on a warez-type alternative market-place is something we don't want to do. How about ...
8
votes
9answers
174 views

2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
7
votes
2answers
227 views

Should users (non-Moderators) approve an edit made by a user posing as the author of the post?

I was bewildered when I saw this edit approved by a Moderator until I saw his comment explaining the reasoning for that action. Before that edit, the same editor suggested another edit here. Note that ...
7
votes
1answer
107 views

Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
7
votes
4answers
493 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
92 views

Should we have version-specific CyanogenMod tags?

I noticed just now that we have a cm11 tag, which was created for a question specifically about CyanogenMod 11 as opposed to another version. It is currently very small, whereas cyanogenmod has ~800 ...
6
votes
2answers
80 views

Are questions on Kindle Fire on-topic for Android?

AFAIK the Kindle Fire runs on a custom version of Android - would questions on these be on-topic when it's released? (I ask this mainly because because there was a question on Kindle Fire on Super ...
4
votes
2answers
76 views

What's with reputation? Why do I need some to comment?

I created an account to contribute an to an issue. Now I see that I can't. I have no idea what hoops I should be jumping through to contribute, but I don't think there should be any. I need 50 ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

How does meta reputation and badges work?

Unlike StackOverflow meta, I've noticed that here all my reputation points have been transferred over from the main. Except for the badges. Will my reputation be synced between the two? If so, why ...
3
votes
0answers
116 views

Misspelling cleanup

Here's another cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Fix common misspellings. andriod - Android androind - Android anroid - Android andoroid - Android andorid - Android teh - ...
2
votes
3answers
79 views

How can I tag my question in the most effective way?

I have a question but I am unclear about which tags to use. I want to ensure that my question is categorized so the people with the most expertise/interest related to my issue are most likely to see ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Is this site active? (sorry for asking)

I'm wondering how much this site is really active. Of 5 questions I asked, 3 received no answer at all. That's a pretty high number, I've never encountered anything like that on any SE site so far. ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Rename the 'firmware' tag to 'device-firmware' and make 'firmware' a synonym

I already made a similar request about half a year ago (see: Merge firmware and rom?). As several other tag/retag/synonym requests, this is still open and unprocessed (i.e. neither rejected nor ...
10
votes
2answers
203 views

Are app recommendations still considered off-topic?

I've been seeing a lot of questions lately asking for apps that do x or y, and so I read the main site's FAQ again and noticed that it's not explicitly stated that asking for app recommendations is ...
22
votes
2answers
190 views

Should we have a canonical question for retrieving data from devices with broken screens?

Lately I have noticed a TON of these questions. It seems to me that the process is basically the same for any device —use ADB to pull files, or install a custom recovery and do a Nandroid ...
13
votes
1answer
136 views

Is it acceptable to ask a question with the express purpose of answering it yourself?

I have a few experiences with my phone that I think others might find useful, but I haven't seen questions relating to those particular issues. Is is considered bad form to ask and answer your own ...
12
votes
7answers
688 views

Should unethical questions be closed?

Following this question, someone wants to "trial for ever" by tricking an app with false date/time. Of course that's unethical (but not illegal, we have closed a few "obviously illegal" questions). ...
16
votes
4answers
978 views

It's Ice Cream Sandwich week!

This week, we’re kicking off a “Topic of the Week” series. How it works: We will designate one topic each week, and each person who asks a question relating to that topic will be eligible to win a ...
13
votes
5answers
694 views

A Samsung Galaxy SII giveaway… with a twist (UPDATED x2)

Update x2: See the official contest meta post. Update: This contest will now be taking place next week (10.17-10.21). Also, instead of leaving an Answer, contestants will only have to gain 5 points ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Please keep the “Where can I find ROMs?” question broadly useful

In reference to Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? Lately the answer has gotten a few fairly localized additions that I have edited out. In general I think we should only ...
17
votes
0answers
209 views

2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
15
votes
1answer
891 views

Development Questions: where to draw the line

This is a followup to Matt's question Questions that are on the fence between development and power use In that question, there is a general agreement that we "keep a big tent" and allow some types of ...
15
votes
4answers
138 views

A new Moderator Pro Tempore, cooling on the window sill [closed]

The beta is over, and Android.SE is a full-fledged member of The Stack Exchange network. By rights, you should be electing moderators, but instead the site is still moderated by Moderators Pro Tempore....
14
votes
0answers
218 views

Topic of the week: It's Apps Week! Ask and win prizes~ Now closed

Last month, we kicked off a "Topic of the Week" series, and this week is applications week! How it works: Each person who asks a question about/relating to any Android app will be entered into a ...
11
votes
2answers
148 views

A contest? A contest! But what prizes?

Android.SE will soon be hosting a contest to reward new and established community members who gain certain achievements within a set time frame. To an extent, the rules will resemble those ...
11
votes
2answers
120 views

How should we handle obsolete answers?

Given the (relativly) fast evolving process of Android development, there will always be obsolete answers. I wonder how to handle these? Downvote Inform moderator Edit I think edit is best when the ...
9
votes
1answer
168 views

Should we handle questions about Ubuntu for phones?

Ubuntu announced at CES their plans to release a version of their operating system for phones. As it turns out, one of the first phones they intend to officially support is the Galaxy Nexus - an ...
9
votes
1answer
450 views

Samsung Galaxy SII Twitter + SE Giveaway (UPDATE: We Have A Winner!)

---- This contest is now closed ---- You got the heads up. Now it's time to participate. The prize: A T-Mobile US SIM-locked Samsung Galaxy SII The rules: Include your Twitter handle anywhere in ...
8
votes
4answers
211 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
8
votes
18answers
397 views

What should our domain be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
8
votes
8answers
600 views

Community Promotion 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 ...
6
votes
2answers
137 views

What should we do about questions involving other operating systems on Android hardware?

This question is pretty terrible, IMO: Can I use dual boot in my Android mobile phone? I want to know is there any boot loader modifying tool for android so that I can use my cell as dual boot....
6
votes
1answer
110 views

Is it ever acceptable to prod a user into accepting an answer?

I've seen a lot of questions with good solid answers that have been upvoted repeatedly (even questions where the asker has commented on an answer and basically said that it helped them solve their ...
5
votes
2answers
64 views

Are app specific questions appropriate?

Are questions like the following appropriate? "I'm using application X, can you tell me how to do Y with app X?"
5
votes
4answers
77 views

Desktop OS tags

So we've currently got tags for Windows, Windows XP, Mac, OSX, Linux & Ubuntu. That looks like three too many to me. I don't see why as an Android site we'd care about the difference between ...
5
votes
2answers
77 views

What should happen to old unanswered questions where the OP didn't even care to check?

During the last ~10 days, I was walking the list of unanswered questions multiple times (due to ordering issues I wanted to make sure nothing escaped me). While doing this, I stumbled on many ...
5
votes
1answer
96 views

Are Android apps running on Chrome OS on topic?

The main question I have revolve around functionality and is there a way to activate pagedown in Android apps on Chrome OS. Not sure what people would ask maybe compatibility questions. Are Android ...
5
votes
0answers
142 views

A contest for UK-based Android.SE users (Updated) [closed]

Droidcon UK is hosting a contest. Live in the UK and rack up big points at Android.SE this week and you could win a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Check the contest site for details. A winner will be ...
4
votes
1answer
69 views

I made a twitter account that polls the RSS feed

You can find it here. It will only post one tweet per hour of the newest questions. If anyone would like to make a better Twitter icon, please do. Whenever we get an official domain name, the ...
4
votes
23answers
176 views

Unanswered Questions: Please Vote [closed]

Below are 15 30 unanswered questions that will soon be included in a contest to win 1 of 5 Kindle Fires. See information about the contest here and here. Please upvote the below "answers" if you ...
4
votes
1answer
480 views

Are answers that are just links Answers?

Many times the answer to someone's problem can be found at one of the other excellent Android sites out there on the WWWeb. Rather than recreate the wheel, the simplest thing to do is just give a link ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Android-SE Unanswered Questions Cleanup

Currently, there are 960 questions with no upvoted answers on the main site. Of those: around 800 are more than a month old. 710 have no answer at all. more than 400 questions are of score 0 or less. ...
14
votes
0answers
261 views

Can we remind our beloved Stack Overflow not to throw garbage on us?

The question here (deleted; record) was migrated from Stack Overflow to our site. It was moved by a moderator of Stack Overflow and per the [currently deleted] comments there, the migration was ...
12
votes
2answers
201 views

How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid?

This is a sibling to How should we handle obsolete answers? – but with a completely different focus: while the answers there are simply not longer valid for Android versions newer than X – I'm asking ...
12
votes
2answers
216 views

Why “regular people” are not welcome in the tour? [closed]

Is this is a mistake or a deliberate move that the terms "regular people" are not mentioned in the tour (record) of the site? As of now it currently notes: Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a ...
9
votes
0answers
305 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
285 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
102 views

Please help users to clarify their questions

I often see questions in the close queue that people have VTC'ed or flagged as "unclear what you're asking" without leaving a comment. I've adopted my own policy about this, and I'd like to see more ...