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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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“Where can I find X ROM” questions should be treated like shopping questions

...because that's what they are. Granted, there's not a "store" but it's the same idea as "where can I get the cheapest Android phone". If nothing else, it's someone trying to crowdsource their web ...
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Is Google Glass within this site's scope?

(Mostly prompted by this question: How to upload images onto Google Glass device and view them?) Are questions regarding Google Glass on-topic for Android Enthusiasts? Google Glass at Wikipedia It ...
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Android.SE is on a good track, but we need to work to ensure it survives the beta [closed]

Electronic Gadget got shut down for several reasons, partly due to lousy stats How're WE doin'? As of Sept 30, 2010: * 585 questions * 1,187 answers * 79% answered * 557 users * 997 views/...
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Can SE make tags that block a question from being asked if the tag is used?

I was thinking recently about how often this site gets questions related to android development that are instantly closed (because they are off-topic). And I thought of how the meta sites require a ...
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Duplicate question when the original question has an accepted answer that doesn't answer my question

I have a question that has already been asked and answered and that answer has been accepted, however the accepted answer doesn't answer the question. How should this be handled? My question is a ...
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Should we go back and close the unanswerable questions in the old Unanswered backlog?

I took a peek at the oldest Unaswered questions and most of them are either Too Localized or Not Real Questions (and thus impossible to ever answer) or Shopping Requests (thus not constructive or Off ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Questions that answer themselves without an Answer

In this question, for example, the asker gives two answers in the body of his question in "Update:" edits, but hasn't posted either as an answer so will this question now always show as being ...
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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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Merge the tags screen and display

While checking our tags for missing tag-wikis, I came over these two -- and from the questions tagged, I cannot see what makes them different. Currently: 76 questions using screen and 25 questions ...
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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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Merge 'clockworkmod-recovery' into 'clockworkmod'

I just saw we've got another dupe here: clockworkmod-recovery (× 9) and clockworkmod (× 236). I don't think we need them both. The latter has a decent tag-wiki already, and is the more ...
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Questions about Android Accessories on topic?

I have a troubleshooting questions for a smart bracelet I've purchased, and would like to ask here. I don't see in the Tour that it's strictly on or off topic. The device interfaces directly with my ...
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Site promotion ideas?

Moderators, serious Stackers and casual users, Within the coming weeks, we here at Stack Central will be putting a little bit of effort into promoting the Android site. We're hoping to get you ...
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Do we really need “4.4.2-kitkat”?

Is it really necessary to have 4.4.2-kitkat? Is there really that much difference from 4.4.0, or, really, anything that would go under 4.4-kitkat? Frankly, I think that all it does is prompt people ...
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Change the primary tag for certain Google renamed services?

Google has renamed some services in the last few months. While we have managed to add the correct tag synonyms to those services, there still appear under their old name on the posts. Here is a list ...
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Design & Logo ideas? [closed]

We've got a while, but no harm in starting to brainstorm now. Besides, I'm part web designer and I like thinking about these things, even if I don't have a lot of time to contribute in that regard ...
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2011 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat [closed]

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 ...
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Are we losing reviewers or getting extra new users?

Back before June 2017 and earlier, I rarely saw the FP queue exceeding 10. But since August, I've been rarely seeing it falling under 15, sometimes growing to 60. The same is for the LQP when it has ...
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Are CyanogenMod questions accepted on Android SE?

There is no mention of CyanogenMod in FAQ, and there is no policy about it. There are only 231 questions related to it, most of them are about rooting and flashing. Are CyanogenMod related questions ...
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Should we have a nexus-7-2013 tag?

Perhaps we can rename nexus-7 to nexus-7-2012, and create a new nexus-7-2013 for the 2nd generation tablet.
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Does [tag:development] mean “Asking for closure”?

As Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is not for Android development, why is there still development this tag? Does this tag, to some extent, mean "Asking to close this question"? For me, I will raise ...
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How are questions about security concerns 'subjective'?

Android security, like any computer systems security, is an exact science. If an app has a security issue, that is an objective fact, and someone with appropriate expertise can describe the risks ...
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Why is the scope of Android Enthusiasts so small?

I keep running across a ton of questions that have been closed as being not within the scope of the site, and it seems like the usefulness of this site is really being hindered by its limited scope ...
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Should development questions be put on hold or migrated to SO?

Despite being off-topic on AE, questions about app development are frequently asked here. I generally flag these as needing migration to SO as opposed to marking them as off-topic, because they should ...
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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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Discussion on the Google Stack Exchange proposal

There is a Google proposal in Area 51. It was proposed on December 11th so it's still quite new. It's scope is currently defined as: Google web apps, desktop software, and Android and Chrome OS ...
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“Where can I find a list/website/resource for X” questions

Lately I feel as though there's been something of an upswing in questions which I've personally come to call "Help me find a website for X" questions. Some recent examples I can think of include: ...
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Synonymize [web-browser] and [browsers] with [browser]?

web-browser is only used once and browsers four times. Sure, I could edit the posts but I think that making these two synonyms of browser is the better approach. Sooner or later someone else will ...
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What's the policy on linking to non-market apps?

Not that non-market or self-hosted apps should be an issue -- but what about "Warez"-type hosting of cracked paid apps, or of apps that have been removed from the market? case in point -- the ...
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Why do many of the answers posted here on Android seem to link offsite?

I'm seeing lots of questions on the site where people are basically saying "Here's a great guide to X" and the content links off site. My immediate thought is that Android Enthusiasts is the site I'...
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Software Recommendations is online

Software Recommendations is now in Public Beta. Maybe you could start answering some the Android questions. And, of course, we can let people know that such a site exists. (Migrating questions there ...
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Are carrier-specific questions appropriate in AE?

How should we divide the line between questions that are more about specific carriers rather than Android? An example question https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/4490/prepaid-cards-for-the-...
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Why did someone pull the device tag from this question?

I asked a question about booting into recovery mode here and tagged it with "t-mobile G1" because that's the device that was giving me grief and because I suspected that the phone manufacturer and ...
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Confusion between stock-android and stock-ui tags

The stock-android tag covers versions of the OS that includes manufacturer enhancements, but the stock-ui tag excludes manufacturer enhancements (according to the description). stock-android The ...
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where does the incoming traffic come from?

according to Area51, we have 2,700+ visits/day, which is more than the expected 1,500. The description says 1,500 visits per day is good, 500 visits per day is worrying. A great site benefits ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2011 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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How can we attract new solutions to old questions that have already been answered?

The following question received an answer more than three years ago. It was a fine answer at the time, but I can't help but wonder if it could be improved on now. Is there a good way to incentivize ...
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Merge firmware and rom?

Just found the firmware tag (x38), where questions mostly refer to either rom (x78) or custom-rom (x141). Suggestion: remove the firmware from those questions already tagged custom-rom merge ...
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Question about electronics, TRRS connectors and ohms! Is this on-topic?

While looking some unanswered questions, I came across this one: Cable to send audio from iPhone to android phone via TRRS I'm not sure how to proceed about it, it was posted a few months before I'...
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I asked my question, yet it was closed and then deleted

I asked following question: games - How to do "Android Party Play" with "Real Racing 3"? - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange apparently it wasn't clear enough, so it was closed closed as unclear ...
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Tag merge: power, power-management

Should we merge the tags power (× 62), power-management (×14 20 (merged with 'battery-manager'))? I'd suggest keeping the first tag, and making the second a synonym to it. Many questions ...
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Why aren't there any more elections?

I just checked the elections. I saw that they are held on 2011 and 2012 and never again. Why?
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Merge 'storage-full' into 'insufficient-memory'?

After having created the insufficient-memory including tag excerpt and wiki, now used by 10 questions, during re-tagging I discovered the storage-full on the last question, which is used by 9 ...
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Upgrade Advice?

Is android.stackexchange.com the correct place to ask a question about whether I should upgrade or fix a broken nexus one? I nearly posted a question, but I'm not sure if this is the right place for ...
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Merging the tags configuration and settings?

Are these really two different things -- or should we merge configuration (x21) and settings (x156), making configuration a synonym to settings? Hint: The tag description of settings reads: ...
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What should we do when a user deletes their post for lack of feedback?

I asked a question here and the first user to answer it deleted their answer with comment: I have deleted my answer, [since] there was no feedback from you as requested. I don't remember the ...
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Why did my question on Google Play Games get closed?

I asked a question on Google Play Games, which is an Android application. It got closed as off-topic. https://android.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that "Using a particular app on your Android ...