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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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How to handle off-topic questions with active bounty?

Of late I have observed that a few questions have been raised, which on close inspection look off-topic however were carrying an active bounty. In one case, I tried to salvage the post with ...
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Questions about unofficial Xposed

As everyone knows, back in the CyanogenMod days, we flagged questions about nightly releases, as they used to become obsolete fairly quickly and were too unstable to discuss. Now, a similar situation ...
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Are Freedom and Lucky Patcher on topic for this site?

Continuing the question about ethics, I'm worried if Freedom and Lucky Patcher, two "obviously unethical" apps, one of which allows free in-App Purchase by hijacking app's traffic to Play Store while ...
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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 ...
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Is this kind of suggested edit encouraged?

Over the past few days, a particular user have been submitting a lot of suggested edits (both on the main site and Meta) that changes all SE links in the post from http to https - example here. While ...
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Font choice of Android Enthusiasts is rendered dreadfully in Chrome on Windows [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot from a topic on this QA site: As you can see, it's pretty hard to read. I am using Chrome Version 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10 Here is a screenshot ...
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Could it have sense to tag devices by their device code?

Every Android device model is identified by a device code that is widely used (and potentially Googled, or at least returns a lot of results) among specialists/professionals. E.g. Samsung Galaxy S3 ...
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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). ...
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Promotion of products and suggestions for illegal product usage

In the last couple of questions I filed in here at AE I was advised to solve my issues by acquiring a Microsoft Windows licence. I have been struggling to get TWRP to boot on one of my devices and ...
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Is this question really off-topic?

This question has a bunch of development-related keywords like "build" "development" and "package". However it is not really a question about "developing for Android", it's about "developing on ...
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are question related to app or rom availability and install guide allowed

Are questions related to specific custom rom or specific availability to a specific device allowed? Example: This question Are questions related to install guides for specific device allowed?
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Are the Android development tools still on-topic on this site?

It's been the case for a long time that questions about installing and using the development tools for Android - adb, fastboot, the emulator - and the infrastructure behind installing and updating ...
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How to reverse a suggested edit after mistakenly approving it

Whilst in the process of reviewing suggested edits, I mistakenly approved an edit that did not aim to improve the post. Before I could do anything to fix, the link is gone and I fear this mistake ...
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Are translations to low quality posts acceptable as suggested edits?

When going through the "suggested edit" queue, one in particular (now deleted) got me thinking. It was an answer post that was made in a language other than English, but it wasn't an answer to the ...
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Merge device-specific tags and remove rarely used ones?

Most devices from the same generation from the same manufacturer have very similar or even totally identical configuration, hardware or software. Solutions to problems for one device almost always ...
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Do we really need the “Android-Independent” close reason?

The "general1 off-topic" explanation text already says Questions on Android Enthusiasts should be asked from a end-user point of view and within the scope defined in the help center. And under ...
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Handling possible duplicate of very old questions?

Android as an operating system dates back to 2008, and the first viable Android version (arguably), Gingerbread, was out circa 2011, 6 years earlier. Android.SE itself also has a ~7-year history. ...
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Where's moderator “Bryan Denny”?

Haven't seen him for a great while. Is he off for vacation or something else?

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