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Direction of the site?

I haven't been a member of this community for very long, (or SE as a whole for that matter), however: I feel that this site is going down the tubes. There are a ton of people asking low quality ...
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How can we manage and organise our "broken screen" questions?

We have a lot of questions on the broken-screen tag, and they're all pretty similar but different. There are basically n variables, and you get a slightly different set of possible answers for each ...
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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 ...
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Off-site resources off-topic?

One of our VTC-reasons reads: Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Is it acceptable practice to hijack questions?

Is it acceptable/good practice to hijack questions instead of improving them? For instance, consider this question: What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?. Looks pretty innocent at ...
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Burnitate "Power" tag?

power tag doesn't have user guidance. Lacking user guidance, it can be (mis) used for anything related to power without checking for suitable tags available, as is the case Going through 52 ...
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Do we really need the "read-only" tag?

I've just stumbled upon the read-only, used by 11 questions. My first evil idea was adding a want-write (which I of course didn't do). So I'm asking for a consent here: IMHO that tag should be ...
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What is the point of the development tag?

Why do we even have the tag development on AE? Because questions about writing or publishing apps, or ROMs are off-topic here. The description of this tag even says "Development questions are off-...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Android's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Reminding New Users to Upvote/Accept

Is it appropriate to post the following comment on your own answer? Please consider upvoting and/or accepting this answer if it worked for you. Background: I tend to answer many many questions from ...
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Is it on topic to ask for help choosing a suitable Android device? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm planning to buy a new Android device. I have a certain list of criteria for the device. I want to know which devices fit most or all of my criteria, and possibly get feedback from users ...
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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 ...
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How "Candidate score" is calculated?

I "am" interested in nominating for the mod election, but I feel that I don't have all the necessary experience yet. (My plan is to become more experienced over the months so I can nominate in the ...
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What to do with tags like [cloud] and [delete]

cloud and delete are frequently meta-ish tags: They're just words pulled from the question, rather than the useful categories that we want tags to be. My view is that various cloud services have ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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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 ...
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Why was this answer and question deleted

Here's the A2A question that was deleted. https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/139597 As far as I can tell, this is a question that isn't present on the site. No reason was given why the ...
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Is this post really a duplicate?

Smart phone factory reset, but forgot google account -- bricked now? The suggested answer is for 5.0 which has the option of wiping the data and doing a factory built in re-flash. With 5.1 this isn'...
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How can we ensure that users include relevant detail when asking a question?

A lot of questions are posted in which there is a bare minimum of information and someone almost always comments and says to add details such as Android device, Android version, etc. This fine but it ...
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How to reach out to a mod on Android.SE?

There are rare cases where one has to (or "strongly wants to") reach out to a mod directly/personally. I understand (and want to emphasize!) these should be exceptions, and a mod should not be forced ...
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Recommendation for questions pertaining to a problem specific to a nightly build of a ROM

How does the questions limited to the scope of a nightly build of a ROM are helpful to site in long-run? There are questions we receive that are more or less specific to a nightly build of a ROM. (In ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should there be a community wiki for information about whether the bootloader can be unlocked on a particular device?

Similar to this question for information on how to root different devices, should a community wiki exist for whether the bootloader can be unlocked on different devices and how this is achieved? Just ...
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Should I crosspost this Arqade post?

As I have noticed that each stack community has their own nuances in what questions are well received by the community, I wanted to ask if this question is an acceptable crosspost. Also the rational ...
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Where to ask for app recommendations?

I want to ask recommendations for apps for a given purpose, e.g., managing bank account information. I know my questions won't fit the main site. Where can I have more luck for these questions, within ...
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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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Advice on avoiding a question being marked "Android Independent"/off topic"

On Android Enthusiasts SE, there are half dozen questions relating to whether a mobile device while charging should be used for gaming, downloading etc. Answering a recent question on this, I cited a ...
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How or where can I ask about vendor providing system apps? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new android device and do not want to root it. But I need some functions. These functions can only be provided - on a non-rooted device if they are provided as system app. So I end up ...
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Haste or Prudence: which one is it?

The help center for When shouldn't I comment? states Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!"); instead, up-vote it and pay it forward; which means comments like "thank ...
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Stack overflow BETA Navigation Testing - Will Android Enthusiasts do the same?

Currently at Stack Overflow they are trying out a new navigation bar (you have to opt in to try it out). My Question is: Will Android Enthusiasts be following suit after Stack Overflow gets there new ...
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Should we have a canonical question for "How to make built-in software from device X work on device Y"?

Now and then I have seen people try to do absurd things like "try to make the system music app from a Galaxy S4 work on a Nexus 5". Also, there may be other examples. I have seen these things ...
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Edits needing fewer than 6 characters

I always get an error when trying to edit posts with an edit of fewer than 6 characters. So, how can we suggest an edit that is fewer than 6 characters? Some posts are really good, but they only ...
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Why don't we have tags for Chipset vendors and models?

When searching for questions/answers about some hardware-specific topics, would it not be useful to introduce tags for chipset vendors and models/model_families? Like MediaTek, RockChip, RK3066, ...
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Half line answers -- what would be the best course of action(s) to deal with them?

The following image shows an answer posted for the question How to change the density (DPI) for specific applications? The answer didn't even cover half of the line. Anyhow, I flagged the answer as ...
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Editing posts for grammar

Over the last few weeks, I have discovered that, as most of you probably already know, a lot of questions and answers have very poor grammar. My question is, is editing these to increase the clarity ...
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Considering the recent changes in the Late answers queue, should I edit old answers at the cost of recently answered questions?

The repercussion of the latest changes introduced to the network (See Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to enter the review queue?) on our main site is reflected in the deleted ...
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How do I handle a very old unanswered question?

I have asked a question a long time ago here on Android Enthusiasts. The question received only one answer back then but unfortunately it did not solve my problem. But now, the question seems to ...
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No matching tag

I found this post which has a wrong tag. It's basically because the author didn't know what the fastboot tag stands for and have chosen it. However I didn't find any tags which are good for this ...
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Can we get software recomendations added to on topic discussions?

I just got my question for a android web-server app marked as off topic. And I do see, that software recommendations are an offence to this clause. Ok, but why? I’m new to Android, and my ability to ...
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Holding on my thread is misunderstanding

https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/123815/how-to-calculate-arcsine-with-standard-adroid-calculator-4-4-2 I am not looking for mathematical formula but some kind of combination how to count ...
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Are questions about what hardware is available on topic?

Would it be on or off topic to ask a question about what hardware options are available? For example, I'd like to replace a pocket-sized, non-phone Android device that I lost, but have had little luck ...
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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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Why has my question been placed on hold?

My question is related to Doze Mode, a feature in the Android 6.0 Preview 3 which will be released at the end of this month. My question has been marked [On Hold] but I think it may be important for ...
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Do we need "not reproducible" off-topic close reason?

A question like this one is in my opinion of a very poor value for a future readers, because it is narrowed to just one application, to just one specific version of that application. In addition, ...
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Tag proposal: personalization

I am interested in the topic of personalizing my phone, and I imagine other users are also. The tag doesn’t exist currently, and due to lack of points, I cannot create it. customization may be a ...
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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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What are Android-independent questions?

The question is dead simple. What are Android-independent questions? If that's a broad thing to answer, then alternatively, how do I identify that a question is Android-independent? There are some ...
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Can I offer my reputation points to the user from whom I've received a bounty on an answer which did not solve the issue completely?

I feel a bounty was awarded to me incorrectly here. Though I did jump into the answer with the best of my ability, the problem was not actually resolved. I do understand most of the bounty system but, ...
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White text on blue header is difficult to read

The design choice of having a vibrant blue on top of a slightly different vibrant blue at the header of the site and questions is very jarring and difficult to look at. As someone who spends a lot of ...

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